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September 20, 2018

Alexa wall plugs


*Apparently they don’t talk.  They just listen.

As if having access to Alexa on your phone and in your speakers or even car weren’t enough, Amazon now has a way to put its digital assistant in literally every room of your house. At its press conference in Seattle on Thursday, Amazon unveiled its latest connected home product, Smart Plugs. These devices don’t technically have Alexa on-board, but you can control them with Alexa through Echo speakers or your smartphone.

These devices work in much the same way as other smart power supplies, enabling users to activate the appliances connected to them remotely, either through the Alexa App or via voice control, as well as set and set on/off timers. What’s more, since the Smart Plugs operate entirely through the Alexa App, you won’t have to connect yet another hub to your beleaguered router.

The Smart Plugs are available for pre-order today and cost $24.99; Amazon says it’ll ship next month.

Follow all the latest news from Amazon’s Alexa event here!

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September 20, 2018

Carriers to FCC: Americans would totally be happy with throttled, capped wireless at home instead of home fiber


Every year, the FCC checks in with the industry it nominally regulates
to see whether broadband deployment is going well; if it determines that
Americans are getting the internet they need, then it can legally shrug
off its duty to regulate the carriers and force them to step up the

There’s only one problem: the US lags virtually every rich nation in the
world in broadband speed and price. Given that the FCC is staffed and
led by former telcoms lobbyists and executives, this poses a real
difficulty. Unless the Commission can massage the truth, it might
actually have to hold its corporate pals to account.

Enter AT&T and Verizon, who just filed comments with the FCC saying that broadband in America is fine,
despite the dismal pace of fiber and even cable rollout – because the
wireless carriers have picked up the slack by offering slower, more
expensive wireless plans that combine brutally low data-caps with arbitrary throttling.
The carriers were joined by their lobbyists, the NCTA, who filed similar comments.

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September 20, 2018

EFF’s Katitza Rodríguez Named One of the Most Influential Latinos in Tech


In well-deserved recognition of her digital rights and privacy work around the globe, EFF International Rights Director Katitza Rodríguez was named by CNET as one of the most influential Latinos in technology this year.

We’re delighted to see Katitza
celebrated for her many years of advocacy on behalf of technology users
in Latin America and internationally. While the technology industry has
much work to do to increase diversity and inclusion among its ranks,
CNET’s annual list of top Latino tech leaders underlines the importance
of having female leaders and leaders of different nationalities and
backgrounds in the field.

Katitza has advocated tirelessly in Latin America and elsewhere for users’ rights, greater accountability at tech and telecommunications companies, and an end to government surveillance. She launched a regional project, “Who Defends Your Data,” based on EFF’s “Who Has Your Back” list, and has worked with local partners to bring the report to Paraguay, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Spain, and Mexico. A frequent speaker
at international tech and human rights global conferences, Katitza has
spoken out for freedom of expression, online privacy, and protections
for dissidents and journalists in the digital world in front of judges,
policymakers, government officials, diplomats, law enforcement agents,
and prosecutors from Europe to Latin America and Asia.

“There is a
breach between where tech is going and where law and policy are right
now,“ said Katitza. “Tech is always ahead, raising new questions in the
United States, Latin America, and throughout the world. Our vision is to
work with local partners to develop innovative projects to encourage
best practices that will protect people’s privacy and allow free
expression to flourish.

Congratulations Katitza for being recognized for your amazing contributions to digital rights.

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September 20, 2018


The RAINBOW ARCADE CATALOG will be the first comprehensive introduction to queer gaming history in print. It will contain and present the extensive research behind RAINBOW ARCADE, the world’s first exhibition chronicling over 30 years of LGBTQIA* video games, their developers and players, opening on December 13, 2018 at Schwules Museum in Berlin, Germany.

Like the exhibition itself, the catalog demonstrates how queerness has always been a part of video game culture. They are meant as an appraisal and a contribution to our ongoing conversations on diversity, representation, discrimination and politics in popular culture. This is why the catalog will not only include a detailed exhibition directory featuring all games shown from 1985 to 2018 and supplementary texts, but also additional essays by and interviews with developers, artists and researchers. We want as many people as possible to access our work even without having to visit the exhibition in Germany; therefore, our goal is to produce an extensive English-language catalog, designed as a stand-alone reading experience.

If we reach our funding goal, we will print 1000 copies of a full-color softcover catalog around 152 pages long and can ship it worldwide. As a special thank you, every backer (+200 € | $240) and sponsor (+500 € | $580 ) will be specifically named in the credits and exhibition!

The catalog and the exhibit are separated into six sections, each one casting light on a different aspect of LGBTQIA* game history. First, it will feature a general timeline of potential firsts and milestones of LGBTQIA* representation. The next two will examine how the mainstream gaming industry and independent developers have treated queer narratives and characters over the years. A community section will showcase multiple aspects of LGBTQIA* gaming communities. Of course, we can’t ignore the history of discrimination in game content, in game production, and in gaming communities. In the section covering this topic we will examine the way discrimination and harassment shapes gaming in general and keeps people from participating in game play and development. In the final section, though, RAINBOW ARCADE will look to the future and speculate on what the next level of queer gaming might be.

Furthermore, RAINBOW ARCADE includes developer interviews with C.M.Ralph (Caper in the Castro, 1989) and Ryan Best (GayBlade, 1992) and specially commissioned essays by Naomi Clark (Consentacle, 2018), Zoyander Street (Elixir, 2016), Dietrich Squinkifer (Dominique Pamplemousse 1+2, 2013, 2017), and Robert Yang (Radiator 2, 2015). It will also showcase other ephemera from gaming culture, including player mods, fanart and screenshots.

The exhibition RAINBOW ARCADE will be first on display at the Schwules Museum in Berlin, Germany from December 14th, 2018 to May 13th, 2019. It is curated by an international team consisting of Sarah Rudolph (, Jan Schnorrenberg (Schwules Museum) and Dr. Adrienne Shaw (Temple University, LGBTQ Game Archive). Nicolas Simoneau (KALTBLUT Magazine) is in charge of exhibition and visual design. The exhibition itself is funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe. RAINBOW ARCADE is under the patronage of Dr. Klaus Lederer, Senator for Culture and Europe of Berlin.

It will present nearly 100 individual exhibits, including a variety of playable titles like Caper in the Castro (1989), Elixir (2016), This Is Where I Want To Die (2013), Dominique Pamplemousse 1+2 (2013, 2017) and Radiator 2 (2015).


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September 20, 2018

super intense so I’m only taking a little at at time. so good letting it melt on my tongue and palate. thank you @miraroze for this!

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September 18, 2018

felicidades @museodenver !!! El infinito es espectacular! (at Museo De Las Americas)

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September 14, 2018

Time to call it a day …


I’ve been running this blog for the best part of nine years, mostly as some sort of hobbie project / ‘thing’ presenting ‘stuff’ which is to some degree worth some attention, mainly in the realm of art, tech and computing. For a long time, though, there was a sense that there would be a time when I have reached as far as I could take it, and I’m more than certain that time is now.

I will admit it has been tougher to be vigilant for interesting things which in has reduced any sense of passion to keep the blog running, and that passion has gone.

In the time this blog has been running, it certainly has surprised me how popular it got and at times the kudos it had was rewarding, more than I had anticipated. I’m happy that many here have reached out to say great things about my efforts which are greatly appreciated.

So to all the followers and pornbots that follow this blog, thank you for all the likes and reblogs, and I wish you all the best.

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September 6, 2018

we refined still more after this video

we refined still more after this video from last week. #tricentennial2018 #deeproots (at UTSA Arts Building)

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September 5, 2018

impromptu alumni gathering at supernova preview

impromptu alumni gathering at Supernova preview

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September 4, 2018