Just One Thing (30 March 2017)

Thursday, 30 March 2017 12:54
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It's challenge time!

Comment with Just One Thing you've accomplished in the last 24 hours or so. It doesn't have to be a hard thing, or even a thing that you think is particularly awesome. Just a thing that you did.

Feel free to share more than one thing if you're feeling particularly accomplished!

Extra credit: find someone in the comments and give them props for what they achieved!

Nothing is too big, too small, too strange or too cryptic. And in case you'd rather do this in private, anonymous comments are screened. I will only unscreen if you ask me to.

Go!

Current Code Contributors: March 2017

Thursday, 30 March 2017 02:22
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Every few months, I run through [site community profile] changelog compiling a list of who has been contributing patches to our code repository, with the understanding that this is not a competition, or any sort of "high score" list. It's intended as a guide for casual developers, to discern not only our most prolific contributors, but also those who have contributed to the project most recently and therefore would be more likely to provide a timely, informed response to development questions. That is why the list is sorted by "Latest" instead of "Changes".

In general, one commit on Github equals one point in the "Changes" column, but fractional points are awarded for collaborative efforts — the most common example being a new S2 theme, where usually half credit is awarded to the theme author and the other half to the person who converts the theme into a code patch. Due to the nature of development, some changes are massive contributions of new code, and others are tiny tweaks; there is no correlation with the amount of effort involved. We are grateful to everyone who helps to improve Dreamwidth, in ways large or small.

I last compiled this list at the end of September. Since that time, we have not been graced with any new contributors, but we are pleased to welcome [staff profile] denise and [personal profile] fu back to active development after a long absence.

  #  User                      Changes     Latest
  1. denise                     417.08     Thu Mar 30 04:19:59 2017 UTC
  2. fu                         2168.5     Thu Mar 30 04:12:07 2017 UTC
  3. kareila                      1151     Tue Mar 21 16:56:21 2017 UTC
  4. alierak                        33     Wed Mar 15 13:41:33 2017 UTC
  5. mark                        563.5     Wed Feb 15 22:47:17 2017 UTC
  6. kaberett                     44.5     Mon Feb 13 18:53:52 2017 UTC
  7. momijizukamori             229.16     Sat Feb 11 17:08:28 2017 UTC
  8. srukle                          9     Sat Feb 04 00:09:02 2017 UTC
  9. woggy                          17     Thu Sep 29 22:26:43 2016 UTC
 10. onlyembers                    0.5     Thu Sep 29 19:58:05 2016 UTC

 11. pinterface                   15.5     Sat Sep 24 00:19:48 2016 UTC
 12. wohali                          1     Wed Aug 31 14:12:26 2016 UTC
 13. hotlevel4                      53     Fri Jul 15 22:39:55 2016 UTC
 14. phidari                         2     Sat Jun 18 21:14:12 2016 UTC
 15. cesy                        29.83     Sat Jun 18 15:28:34 2016 UTC
 16. chrisboyle                     15     Sun May 15 12:08:22 2016 UTC
 17. me_and                         36     Sun May 15 11:33:08 2016 UTC
 18. dfabulich                       1     Mon Apr 25 19:53:40 2016 UTC
 19. azurelunatic                    8     Mon Mar 28 05:54:30 2016 UTC
 20. sgsabbage                      17     Wed Feb 24 20:45:39 2016 UTC
The rest of the list... (159 total) )

Anti-Nazi buttons

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 23:13
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I've been wearing a safety pin for several months now, but I was beginning to feel dissatisfied. It's subtle... maybe too subtle, unless you happen to hang around with a lot of activists. Then I read this article. And I decided that I was going to switch from wearing a safety pin to wearing an anti-Nazi button. Unlike the author of the article, I didn't have to sift thru vintage shops looking for one; I just typed "custom pin-back buttons" into Google and checked out the sources that popped up. I settled on this company, where I could order 100 1" buttons with the pin style I preferred for $.28 each, plus shipping and a $25 first-time setup fee (this drops to $5 for reorders). I found a good free-art image online and placed the order, and less than a week later I had my buttons. I've been wearing one ever since, but as I don't go out all that much, it was hard to tell if anyone noticed.

However, the reason I ordered 100 was to not just have one to wear, but more to give away. I keep a few in with my wallet change, a bag of 20 in my car, and at MidSouthCon I put a couple out on my table, visible but unobtrusive. Every time someone said, "I like your pin," I responded with, "Take one, they're free." I took 30 buttons to the con, and gave away 20 of them; I consider that a reasonable success. I noticed that most of the people who took one were young, but I also had one woman well into her 30s take one because she said she was Asatru and that community has been having an invasion of white supremacist neo-Nazis.

Overall, I'm pleased. This is something I can continue to do easily. Wearing the button serves the same purposes as the safety pin, only more unmistakably. Furthermore, it does something else -- it punctures the right-wing bubble by saying visibly, "This is someone who doesn't agree with you." And if having a couple on my table at cons costs me a few sales... first, I think it may gain me more, and second, I don't give a shit about anyone who wouldn't buy from me because I've declared myself to be a decent, civilized human being.

Open Source Bridge: proposal deadline 31 March

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 18:20
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Those of you who love Open Source Bridge: it's going to be June 20-23, in Portland, Oregon. The call for session proposals closes in a few days, on 31 March. Last month Denise mentioned she hasn't yet decided whether to treat OSB 2017 as a "take Dreamwidth people to this conference" conference. But regardless, figured you might want to know.

Changes this year: a Community Organizer track during the Friday unconference, more extracurricular activities, and "a new track to explore how activists are using technology, how open source communities are supporting activists, and how other open source and activist communities intersect."

Presentations, panels, sets of lightning talks, workshops, or other session types are welcome.

Presentations can fit either a short- or long-form slot. Short-form presentations will receive a 45 minute session, and long-form will have 1 hour and 45 minutes. Pick the format that best fits the scope and style of your presentation.


[Call for proposals]

Just One Thing! (29 March 2017)

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 15:01
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It's challenge time!

Comment with Just One Thing you've accomplished in the last 24 hours or so. It doesn't have to be a hard thing, or even a thing that you think is particularly awesome. Just a thing that you did.

Feel free to share more than one thing if you're feeling particularly accomplished!

Extra credit: find someone in the comments and give them props for what they achieved!

Nothing is too big, too small, too strange or too cryptic. And in case you'd rather do this in private, anonymous comments are screened. I will only unscreen if you ask me to.

Go!

Amnesty International Lobbying Tools

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 10:34
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http://act.amnestyusa.org/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1839&ea.campaign.id=30673&ea.url.id=888400

You can sign up for Amnesty International to send you information about lobbying Congresscritters during the upcoming "spring lobby weeks" (April 10-21) about human rights issues.

Indivisible Goes State

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 01:42
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https://www.ourstates.org/#ourstates

Interactive map of state laws and pending bills in five areas: immigration, policing/protest, reproductive justice, voting rights, and LGBTQ equality, plus a counterpart to their original Indivisible Guide for rousting state rather than federal legislators.

Mid-week Antiprocrastination!

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 20:11
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Here we go again, time to stop procrastinating and do that thing! So what are you all up to? What's top of the list for you? Will you share your challenges and progress with us?

Any suggestions for the rest of us? What helps motivate you?

Good luck and cheers to you all! I hope your midweek goes well, progress is made and that you find something to be proud of.

Facebook Town Hall

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 13:16
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Sorry for helping F*x get clicks but I think the original Wall Street Journal article, "Facebook Wants to Help You Be a Better Citizen," by Geoffrey A. Fowler, is paywalled.

http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/2017/03/27/facebook-wants-to-help-be-better-citizen.html

Town Hall identifies the user's elected officials and sends reminders. Town Hall is a blue icon on the News Feed (for computer users) or with other Facebook tools on mobile. Facebook says the address you input to select officials won't be shared or used to target ads, but who knows?

You can use Town Hall for one-click Follows on Facebook of elected officials. If you post about a representative, you'll be prompted to phone, mail, or fax teh representative.

Just One Thing (28 March 2017)

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 15:10
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It's challenge time!

Comment with Just One Thing you've accomplished in the last 24 hours or so. It doesn't have to be a hard thing, or even a thing that you think is particularly awesome. Just a thing that you did.

Feel free to share more than one thing if you're feeling particularly accomplished!

Extra credit: find someone in the comments and give them props for what they achieved!

Nothing is too big, too small, too strange or too cryptic. And in case you'd rather do this in private, anonymous comments are screened. I will only unscreen if you ask me to.

Go!
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Democracy in Color and the American Majority Project Research Institute just released their roadmap for retaking the House and state legislatures through mobilizing progressive voters in key states.

Their report focuses on the 17 states and 13 congressional districts that Democrats won or lost by single-digit percentages in 2016. Their perspective is that rather than trying to persuade white swing voters, we should work on getting minorities and other progressives who don't vote (yet) to actually get to the polls.

They link to a number of local and state organizations that have proven success in registering and mobilizing new voters, and want to expand those and start similar organizations in other states that need them.

There's a great overview article about it at The Nation.

3/27/17 link roundup

Monday, 27 March 2017 21:15
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News / analysis - health care
* More States To Expand Medicaid Now That Obamacare Remains Law (Forbes)

* How Right-Wing Media Saved Obamacare (Atlantic). The title is a wild misrepresentation of the contents, but it's an interesting summary of what exactly right-wing media has been saying all these years about Obamacare.

* Democrats should write their own “terrific” Obamacare replacement (Vox)

* The Death Of Trumpcare Is The Ultimate Proof Of Obamacare’s Historic Accomplishment (HuffPo)

* How Democrats Aided in the Demise of the GOP’s Health Bill (WSJ)

* John Bel Edwards made 300,000 people eligible for Medicaid within 24 hours of becoming Gov. His upset win in 2015 had huge consequences." (Twitter). Short thread with some really incredible statistics on the difference Medicaid has made to Louisiana.

News / analysis - not health care
* Pentagon Tells Congress to Stop Buying Equipment it Doesn't Need (Military.com).

* LGBT seniors marked for removal from survey on elder care services (Guardian)

* Lacking Evidence of Voter Fraud, Legislatures Target Its Specter (NYT)

* Trump Administration Orders Tougher Screening of Visa Applicants (NYT)

* Federal Judge Sides With Trump In A Challenge To The New Travel Ban Executive Order (Buzzfeed)

* California Upholds Auto Emissions Standards, Setting Up Face-Off With Trump (NYT)

* Nobody Knew Governing Could Be So Complicated (Atlantic). On the difficulty of turning GOP obstructionism into GOP governance.

* Passing Tax Reform Will Be As Difficult As Repealing Obamacare (Forbes)

* Wisconsin judge orders state GOP to redraw gerrymandered legislative districts (Salon, Jan 2017)

* LGBTQ Advocates Horrified By Trump Administration’s Civil Rights Health Pick (HuffPo)

* 'The Resistance' Faces A New Question: What To Do With All That Money (NPR)

* 6 Big Takeaways From The RNC's Incredible 2012 Autopsy (Talking Points Memo, March 2013). This is fascinating to look back on from the perspective of the past election.

Action: online privacy

Monday, 27 March 2017 15:53
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The ACLU just emailed me asking me to call my Congressmember and ask them to protect online privacy by voting against "SJ 34." I just spoke to Representative Clark's office, and her staffer told me that it had passed the senate (which I knew) and that the house bill is resolution 86.

The house is scheduled to vote on this tomorrow, Tuesday March 28, so if you're going to call or fax, there's not a lot of time.

Here's a script, from the ACLU except that I've put in the House resolution number:

I’m calling to demand Congress protect my online privacy and keep FCC broadband rules intact. Do not pass House Resolution 86. I do not want internet service providers to sell my data without getting my permission.

Just One Thing! (27 March 2017)

Monday, 27 March 2017 11:33
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It's challenge time!

Comment with Just One Thing you've accomplished in the last 24 hours or so. It doesn't have to be a hard thing, or even a thing that you think is particularly awesome. Just a thing that you did.

Feel free to share more than one thing if you're feeling particularly accomplished!

Extra credit: find someone in the comments and give them props for what they achieved!

Nothing is too big, too small, too strange or too cryptic. And in case you'd rather do this in private, anonymous comments are screened. I will only unscreen if you ask me to.

Go!

Weekly Check In March 26

Sunday, 26 March 2017 23:47
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Sorry this is going up practically tomorrow. Today got busy.

Housekeeping

Reminder that we have a suggestion post if there’s a topic that you’d like to see discussed but would like to ask the mods to look into. This can be anything from general information, or a how-to-do-a-thing, or something you may want to discuss as a community. Folks are welcome to post directly to the comm as always, but if you’re not comfortable/don’t have spoons, we can help too.

Discussion

Republican's healthcare plan went down, what's next?
Resist Days March 31-April 2 - resist everything topic with the goal of 1000 events around the world

Get Involved
Strategy live chat to protest the Keystone Pipeline

Tools
Use Resistbot to use texting to fax your reps. It's extremely easy.

Upcoming Protests
April 1: March for Health
April 15: Tax Day March
April 22: March for Science

News to know
(this section is light this week because I'm getting it up late.)

Russia
Trump campaign has been under investigation since July
Chair of House Intelligence Committee's latest stunt could backfire

Healthcare
Linkspam: It was a busy week in healthcare


How is everyone doing out there? Let me know if you want me to add categories to the check-in poll.

Poll #18113 This week
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 15


I

View Answers

called my one senator
7 (50.0%)

called my other senator
6 (42.9%)

called my representative
5 (35.7%)

called my governor
1 (7.1%)

called my state reps
0 (0.0%)

sent and email/letter/postcard/fax
10 (71.4%)

donated money to a cause
6 (42.9%)

went to an in person activist group
4 (28.6%)

participated in an online training or call
2 (14.3%)

went to a protest
0 (0.0%)

.

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signed up for daily alerts
1 (8.3%)

took care of myself
9 (75.0%)

not a US citizen but worked in solidarity in my own community
0 (0.0%)

did something else
7 (58.3%)

committed to action in the coming week
3 (25.0%)



The Friday Five (On Sunday)

Sunday, 26 March 2017 21:21
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Sorry about this being a few days late, but instead we have a good start to the week! This comes from brutti_ma_buoni on livejournal.

1. How do you feel about cooking?
2. How often do you cook a meal (from mostly fresh ingredients, not something ready-assembled that you just heat)?
3. How many people do you usually cook for, when you cook?
4. Do you have a favourite recipe book or chef?
5. Kitchen tools: use the fewest possible or gadgets are your friend?

Copy and paste to your own journal, then reply to this post with a link to your answers. If your journal is private or friends-only, you can post your full answers in the comments below.

If you'd like to suggest questions for a future Friday Five, then do so on DW or LJ. Old sets that were used have been deleted, so please feel free to suggest some more!

**Remember that we rely on you, our members, to help keep the community going. Also, please remember to play nice. We are all here to answer the questions and have fun each week. We repost the questions exactly as the original posters submitted them and request that all questions be checked for spelling and grammatical errors before they're submitted. Comments re: the spelling and grammatical nature of the questions are not necessary. Honestly, any hostile, rude, petty, or unnecessary comments need not be posted, either.**
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It's been too long since I made a roundup, and I have MANY ARTICLES to link. Here's the first half, which is all healthcare-related. This is pretty much all news/analysis.

* Is Trumpcare already here? (Politico)

* Something new for the Minnesota Legislature: a caucus of first Minnesotans (MinnPost)

* Left out of AHCA fight, Democrats let their grass roots lead — and win (WaPo)

* Sanders, Democrats rally thousands across the country to save Obamacare (Chicago Trib, Jan 2016)

* Will Obamacare Really Explode? (Politico). Interview with Kaiser Family Foundation health care expert Larry Leavitt.

* Inside the GOP’s Health Care Debacle: Eighteen days that shook the Republican Party—and humbled a president (Politic). Nice summary of events and what went wrong.

* The Republican Waterloo (Atlantic). AHCA post-mortem by conservative David Frum, who's watched his moderate views be completely eclipsed in recent years by the far right. Very interesting perspective from the other side.

* HHS Inspector General Confirms Investigation of Trump Administration Suspension of Affordable Care Act Outreach Efforts (press release from Sen. Warren). I'm not sure what this might amount to, if anything, but it seems hopeful?

* How Republicans quietly sabotaged Obamacare long before Trump came into office (Salon)

* The GOP’s top priority is in trouble (WaPo). Explanation of some of the difficulties in making the tax cuts GOP wants and how the AHCA was supposed to smooth the way for some of them.

* President Trump's healthcare plate is full, and it won't go down easy (Modern Healthcare). Laundry list of health-related issues Trump + Congress will be dealing with this year, not just ACA.

* GOP senator acknowledges Americans’ ‘right’ to health care (MSNBC)

Navigation/Info Boxes

Sunday, 26 March 2017 13:17
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A collection of navigation boxes with the option for separate "pages" within each box. You can use these for muselists, taken pages you needs lots info for, stats pages, game histories... Whatever, man.

Here @ [community profile] photosynthesis

Just One Thing (26 March 2017)

Sunday, 26 March 2017 02:37
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It's challenge time!

Comment with Just One Thing you've accomplished in the last 24 hours or so. It doesn't have to be a hard thing, or even a thing that you think is particularly awesome. Just a thing that you did.

Feel free to share more than one thing if you're feeling particularly accomplished!

Extra credit: find someone in the comments and give them props for what they achieved!

Nothing is too big, too small, too strange or too cryptic. And in case you'd rather do this in private, anonymous comments are screened. I will only unscreen if you ask me to.

Go!

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