Listened to The COVID Tracking Project Part 1 on the Reveal podcast.

Pretty good first episode (of three in the series). It’s easy to forget how poor the initial US response to COVID was, but also nice to remember the solidarity of people stepping up to try to fill the gaps.

I am definitely feeling some anger and hopelessness with the end of the US public health emergency today. Capitalism steamrolls on, crushing us with messages (misinformation) about “individual risk” — as if your choices have no impact on anyone else during the ongoing pandemic.

COVID is causing long-term issues in 10-20% of infected people (source) even if they had mild symptoms during the infection. Infected people can spread it before they show symptoms or may never show symptoms.

Please #WearAMask indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces. If you have stopped masking (I get it!), it’s never too late to start again.


One of our community members needs financial assistance in their process of becoming a US citizen. Any donation amount helps as well as reposting the request! #MutualAid

Read more on the GoFundMe



In reply to: https://xoxo.zone/@artlung/110291085041298441

Ouch! Five in two years? Convincing me to stay on the beach, haha.


Hey #SanDiego, We All We Got needs volunteers for our #MutualAid food distribution every 2nd and 4th Saturday. We need volunteers to buy dry food during the week, pack food into bags, deliver the food, and also to hand out the food at the park. Solidarity, not charity!

Visit weallwegotsd.com or call (619) 800-4473 to sign up!


I decided to show a little love to my venue pages after reading Tantek’s post about venues and reviews.

As part of keeping track of the events I attend, I create a venue page and link the event to it. The venue page previously would only show the name, address, and link. I updated it to also show a list of past events so it’s easier to see at a glance and navigate between them.

Example: Soda Bar, San Diego, CA


#MusicMonday: Have you heard the bop of the summer yet? I love that “If I Were a Fish” came from processing emotions and writing a quick song filled with so much joy:

“I was having a very emotional day, feeling insecure and out of place. So I cried to Olivia and after feeling through it, we wrote this song in 10 minutes to remember the joy in being different”

https://www.tiktok.com/@hicorook/video/7220917409589234986

Full version is out now


Reposted Jen Simmons:

It’s very, very strange to be surrounded by people everywhere slowly signing up for fascism. Especially when they think of themselves as “normal”, liberal / progressive… the good people. And yet, they’ve fallen for propaganda. Slowly agreed to value tiny personal convenience over everyone else’s basic human rights. They’ve jettisoned reality. Rejected science and facts. Bought into extreme selfishness. They proudly post photos of themselves causing harm. And push others to do the same. W.T.F.

https://front-end.social/@jensimmons/110223507211380919

#MusicMonday: This robots vs. music video of Nigel Stanford’s song “Automatica” blew me away. brb, listening to all of his other music.

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAdqazixuRY

Listen to the album


In reply to: https://aaronparecki.com/2023/04/10/7/cabinets

Blue and white stripes!


In reply to: https://martymcgui.re/2023/04/12/indieweb-dev-note-microsub-isnt-a-general-purpose-storage-api/

I'm not familiar with Media RSS or how stable that spec is, but maybe it would be worth adding an option for it in Granary?


Public comment Re: April 13, 2023 San Diego Land Use and Housing Committee, Agenda Item 5

I am a resident of District 3 and am writing to oppose this amendment as it leaves no place for unhoused people to exist in the city. Meanwhile the city continues to fail at investing in enough housing, public restrooms, and essential services for people to transition out of homelessness. Stop criminalizing unsheltered people and invest in more housing and access to public restrooms instead.

Submit your public comment


Hey, San Diego, it’s that time again! We All We Got is doing another #MutualAid grocery distribution this Saturday, April 8th, 12pm until supplies run out. Location: Azalea Park (corner of Poplar & Violet). weallwegotsd.com/distro

No proof of income or ID is necessary to receive food. Solidarity, not charity!

We can always use more volunteers! Reach out if you have any questions or would like to join our Discord community.

Sign up to volunteer: signup.com/go/VFTCiVs




Hey, San Diego! We All We Got is doing another #MutualAid grocery distribution this Saturday, March 25th 12:30pm until supplies run out. Location: Azalea Park (corner of Poplar & Violet). weallwegotsd.com/distro

No proof of income or ID is necessary to receive food. Solidarity, not charity.

We can always use more volunteers! Reach out if you have any questions or would like to join our Discord community.

Sign up to volunteer: signup.com/go/VFTCiVs


Downtown San Diego with fog obscuring the tops of some buildings

Foggy downtown


Hey, San Diego! We All We Got is doing another grocery distribution this Saturday, March 11th 12:30pm until supplies run out. Location: Azalea Park (corner of Poplar & Violet). weallwegotsd.com/distro

No proof of income or ID is necessary to receive food. Solidarity, not charity.

We can always use more volunteers! Reach out if you have any questions or would like to join our Discord community.

Sign up to volunteer: signup.com/go/VFTCiVs


Want to read: The World We Make by N.K. Jemisin (ISBN 9781668627563)

Recommended by Gene


Want to read: The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love by bell hooks (ISBN 9780743456081)