New blog post, this time about how maybe social media sites shouldn't be keeping our conversations forever and ever
I've got a playlist that I've been adding to over time with all the cute animal videos on PeerTube... https://peertube.social/videos/watch/playlist/44bd63ff-e01c-422b-814a-6023305d5b6d?videoId=7588cf89-26a0-4e29-aa1d-1015a9872dba
It's got cats, birds, alpaca, chipmunks, etc
I'm 4 days in and it says I know 483 words. I know more words than that but they just don't show up in the things I'm reading. I'm able to understand stuff from context, but out of context I don't recognize the words, and I'm bad at figuring out what words are missing based on context...
I'm getting better, though, I've been learning new words.
With LingQ, I was on the highest setting for goals... and that's fine, it's easy to create LingQs, there's a ton of vocabulary I'm not super familiar with (since my vocabulary has largely been about fast food for years)...
But when you have 650 lingqs and half of them are supposed to be reviewed every day (until I become familiar with them) it's really hard to keep up on that. I'm gonna have to chillax with the difficult shit so that I can like, actually review what I'm learning.
I read an article about the coronavirus in Spanish and it was mostly about how a businessman with a pregnant wife was sad that he didn't feel safe traveling to China while the virus is going on.
It had some bits about how China is doing really well at containing and treating the virus, though, but it was mostly like. Okay. I don't care.
LingQ really is helpful for being able to read stuff, and it's helped me learn some stuff I think? still not sure how effective it is on that front
Image descriptions for charts and graphs are an interesting problem, because in order to describe it you have to put your own biases and assumptions into it (whether you mean to or not) unless you just give a table of the data, which is harder to understand the implications of (which is why graphs and charts are used in the first place...)
graphs and charts already filter the data through a specific lens, so the best person to describe the chart is probably the person who created it lol
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, BPP, White Supremacy
Fred Hampton was assassinated to prevent him from organizing the mass collaboration of groups across racial lines to fight capitalism and white supremacy.
Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated to prevent him from moving towards a more explicitly anti-capitalist movement fighting to end white supremacy.
The FBI framed Fred Hampton and the Black Panthers as having attacked them, further demonizing the BPP and gaining public approval for their assassination.
The US Government framed Martin Luther King Jr. as a Good Black Man who doesn't Hate White People and proceeded to water down his politics to be completely toothless against White Supremacy and capitalism.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day should be a reminder that the US Govt is so evil that it will use the people it assassinated as a PR stunt, and that we have to constantly be criticizing ourselves and each other (especially white people) when we promote White Supremacist attitudes.
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