US politics, immigration
Jury can’t decide on charges against Arizona border activist: “A U.S. jury could not reach a verdict Tuesday against a border activist charged with conspiracy to transport and harbor migrants in a trial that humanitarian aid groups said would have wide implications on their work.”
Good. A conviction in this case would have been a monstrous outcome.
US politics, immigration, birdsite
This is exhibit A for the case that if Jesus were to return today, they'd crucify him all over again.
No More Deaths (@NoMoreDeaths@twitter.com): "“He gave them food, he gave them water, he gave them a place to stay...He did a bad thing.” -- Anna Wright, @USAO_AZ@twitter.com in her closing argument that #ScottWarren should be convicted. https://t.co/jm67RYlzX1"
My kid’s school sends out e-mails where the text is rendered as a CDN-linked image in the text/html part of the message. The text/plain alternative part of the message is an incomprehensible list of long URLs to their CDN, though an "unsubscribe" link is also provided. I can view the images, but this is clearly an accessibility fail. And really, is it too much to ask people to send the text of their e-mails *as* text?
markovkeyboard: keyboard layout that changes by markov frequency.
Something tells me this would not actually be very helpful, but YMMV.
It seems to me part of my job as a coach is to help these kids feel like showing up and taking part is always worthwhile, win or lose.
I'm new at this coaching thing, but I confess I don't see the utility of a 15 minute soliloquy after a game to deconstruct a loss for 3rd and 4th graders. They know they lost the game, and they already feel bad. Two minutes to lift up the bright spots, so they stay motivated. Maybe two more on lessons learned, Socratic style. Then a 1 minute pep talk on how they're a better team for what they've accomplished and learned on the field. Save the rest of the time for something useful, like practice.
Moxie was in Chernobyl. On a bike. A haunting report. https://moxie.org/stories/chernobyl-scene-report/
This was going to be a negatively worded toot. And then I realized that was exactly the kind of expression I don't like to see.
Good sportsmanship is critical for adults involved in youth sports. Some coaches get it--and for these I am exceedingly grateful. They use their position to encourage effort, courage, and solidarity. They build up the opposing players, as well as their own.
If you coach youth sports, be this kind of coach.
PSA: For a job where the standard compensation includes 4 weeks of vacation, the half-time equivalent is... 4 weeks of vacation. I seem to find myself perpetually making this case on behalf of those whose employers don't (not claim not to) realize that granting a half-time employee the same number of vacation days results in half the vacation hours.