On Glenique Frank Returning Her London Marathon Medal

Liked On Glenique Frank Returning Her London Marathon Medal and Undefeatable Bad Faith by Niko StratisNiko Stratis (Autostraddle)

In sports, we point to the trans women who place second or third or 6,160th and say that we are not winning medals anyway, so why not let us in. That we are weakened by our hormones or the years of our lives and letting in what few of us are vying for position doesn’t hurt anybody., But then what happens when we succeed? What does this say of trans women who work and train and struggle to compete with the desire to win in their hearts. They are not great betrayers of the cause by simply choosing to excel. We should all be so lucky to find ourselves at the front of the pack.

On the right to thrive and perform well as trans women in sports – can we get another narrative than « oh but trans women don’t actually win », which is currently true, but also so demeaning?

The fediverse and the AT Protocol

Liked The fediverse and the AT Protocol by Ben WerdmullerBen Werdmuller (werd.io)

Ryan discusses the differences between the fediverse and the AT Protocol:
I’m probably being a bit presumptuous, but I think there’s actually a difference between a European and American mindset here. (Mastodon is headquartered in Germany while Bluesky is rooted in San Francisco and Austin.)

Interesting take on a cultural reason why BlueSky and ActivityPub might be so different in design and in their relationship to community.

Culture LGBT au Wikiconcours

Liked Culture LGBT au Wikiconcours by LĂ©na (Commonists)

Au début, je suis très ambitieuse : je me dis que je vais non seulement travailler sur culture LGBT, mais sur d’autres articles tels que la littérature lesbienne. Je commence par faire une cartographie de correspondance entre les différents ouvrages de référence et les articles à enrichir ou créer et papillonne allègrement entre les différents niveaux de focus : culture LGBT, littérature lesbienne, littérature LGBT, littérature trans, LGBT dans les littératures de l’imaginaire…

Comme d’habitude, LĂ©na a des bonnes choses Ă  raconter, et elle les raconte bien. Un article de blog que je recommande, sur le thème de WikipĂ©dia surtout et des cultures LGBT un peu. La semaine prochaine, c’est moi qui prendrai le relais : je fais partie du jury de cette Ă©dition, et je vous raconterai…

Have you “Moved to Substack”? – Blogroll.org

Liked Have you “Moved to Substack”? – Blogroll.org by Ray (blogroll.org)

On a related note, when I browse from someone’s blog over to their Substack it feels like going from a sweet little neighborhood into a staid corporate park. A little piece of joy dies in me when that happens because it’s another reminder of the corporatization of the web.

Blogs just have a different, personal vibe to ’em and it’s a reminder of why they’re so cool.

Liked Google’s chatbot panic by Cory DoctorowCory Doctorow (pluralistic.net)

The really remarkable thing isn’t just that Microsoft has decided that the future of search isn’t links to relevant materials, but instead lengthy, florid paragraphs written by a chatbot who happens to be a habitual liar – even more remarkable is that Google agrees.

Liked I need to do a better job of explaining what I mean by Ben WerdmullerBen Werdmuller (werd.io)

I’m grateful to have received feedback, from multiple people in multiple places, that some of my writing is hard to understand. My working life is so saturated with jargon that I often forget to stop and define terms – so, for example, while I know what I mean by “human-centered design” or…

Good thinking here, and I’m also trying to get rid of jargon. This intersects with (in French): Le langage militant est-il trop Ă©litiste ? – Original version: Elitist Language

Licences libres : Faciliter la création de communs immatériels

Liked Licences libres : Faciliter la création de communs immatériels (unioncommunistelibertaire.org)

« On peut espérer que dans une société socialiste la notion de propriété intellectuelle n’aurait plus de sens, seule la parenté d’une œuvre pourrait être encore pertinente, et les créatrices et les créateurs n’auraient pas à user du système restrictif et précarisant qu’est le droit d’auteur pour espérer survivre. »