Kate Middleton has cancer and you're all jerks →

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Put aside for one second the concept of the Royals; their debt to society; their secrecy; philanthropy; what they have to cope with; or whether or not you even care.

I myself am not a Royal watcher. You don't have to be in this latest case that has swept everyone up and thrown in a heaping helping of AI panic to boot (I'm not linking it here, I have posts that will but they will be about our shared perception and not a woman with cancer).

What I want to say is this:

Every person whom took it upon themselves to super sleuth and sepculate why someone who simply fell in love and married that person — a person who lost their mother to the same behaviour — neede a few months in order to do justice to her small children (who would not say that this is her primary responsibility?), I say this:

Shame on you.

You bullied a woman with cancer and her young family. You can say that is her duty (yeah, I'm bringing that back), but there is little chance anyone would bully another woman with cancer and a young family to this degree and use the entire panic around the degredation of our shared reality to justify it.

That's all, you creeps.

uno momento... →

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In the name of actually making posts regularly I have removed any posts that reflect some kind of high conceptual intention. I still want to explore this site as a hub for my interest in customised online ecosystems, but that hasn't happened with my previous approach. So in the spirit of things that don't work and getting shit done here is a link to a list that I didn't get to the end of before posting this, number 31:

Waiting. Most people in history never had any forks in their road. “Following your dreams” was such an alien concept that it wouldn’t occur to anyone to be upset for not being able to do it. I suspect this wasn’t all that bad. (Sea otter dreams range from “eat some good gastropods” to “eat some good echinoderms” and they sure look happy.) That said, if you really want to do something, don’t wait for some unspecified time when it’s more convenient and then watch that time recede before you.

via Edith at [kottke.org]