I spent 12 hours yesterday making this dress, and it doesn’t fit.
I finished the night by moping till 5am and watching Hannibal. I will now spend 12 hours dismantling it. Only good thing: I’m getting better at French seams.
Via Mark Strandquist:
Some of the amazing postcards we’ve been receiving through our Windows From Prison collaboration with Prison Health News and Philadelphia FIGHT. 5000 blank postcards went out to prisoners across the country asking
"If you could create a window in the prison walls, what would you want the world to see?"
More info, images, and exhibits to come!!
I’m struggling to find anyone who shares my sense of loss following the theft of my bike.
There is some camaraderie in the comments below this clip on youtube.
This must be a new low.
Abebooks has put together a list of 50 essential science fiction books, only four of which are written by women. This is almost as upsetting as bike theft.
This is happening right now.
A number of the experts canvassed in our most recent survey on the future of the internet say they expect that if corporations are permitted to operate differentiated services online it will lead to such threats as the blocking of some content, the favoring of some content over other material, and monopoly-style pricing.
FCC Special Counsel for External Affairs Gigi Sohn is currently taking questions via Twitter about The FCC’s net neutrality proceeding. Follow along with #netneutrality.
Richmond City promised to pay the Washington Redskins, one of the most profitable football teams in the NFL, $500,000 a year in order to move their summer operations to Richmond. This was in addition to building them a new practice facility. Now, the team is using the city’s volunteer program to solicit city residents to work at their for-profit facility for free.
The team takes “volunteers” for a number of tasks, including monitoring parking lots, performing bag checks, and assisting with crowd control. Shifts are seven hours long. While it is illegal for a for-profit company to use unpaid volunteers for a commercial enterprise, the team has evidently gotten around Federal labor law by going through the city instead.
In exchange for 300 volunteers, the team credited Richmond $65,000 last year. The city still owed them the remaining $435,000.
And as for the unpaid laborers, they received “rewards,” too. After 35 free hours of labor, they receive a team pin. After 70 hours of unpaid work, they get to attend an autograph session. And finally, after 91 hours of unpaid work, approximately $659.75 in minimum wage, “volunteers” are treated to a game at FedEx Field in Maryland.
The entire Redskins deal has been a swindle from start to finish. The money promised to the schools from the deal never arrived. The promised revenue for local restaurants never happened. And now, the project isn’t even creating jobs- the intensely wealthy team is instead asking the city to find them unpaid workers.
In lieu of a London apartment building’s homeless repellents, Vancouver has thought of a creative and positive response.