10 Things I Liked Enough to Show You: 5–11 December 2015
Eric Ravenscraft's "Turn Off Facebook's "On This Day" Nostalgia Posts With This Filter" at Lifehacker:
For reasons we can’t fathom, Facebook did not make this feature optional. You can choose to see “fewer” nostalgia posts—though in my experience this resulted in one every two or three days, instead of every day—but you can’t turn it off entirely.
Fortunately, there’s a workaround.
"End the Gun Epidemic In America" at The New York Times:
It is a moral outrage and a national disgrace that civilians can legally purchase weapons designed specifically to kill people with brutal speed and efficiency. These are weapons of war, barely modified and deliberately marketed as tools of macho vigilantism and even insurrection. America’s elected leaders offer prayers for gun victims and then, callously and without fear of consequence, reject the most basic restrictions on weapons of mass killing…
Amanda Froelich's "Artist Melts 1,527 Guns And Turns Them Into Shovels For Planting Trees" at True Activist:
Gun control is a touchy subject – and for good reason. Existing solely to wound or kill, they are a dangerous weapon, one that if not employed for reasons of necessity, may harshly rip families apart.
In Culiacán, Mexico, the city with the highest rate of gun deaths in the nation, many people know the devastating consequences these weapons can contribute to. That’s where creative activist Pedro Reyes comes in.
Jamie Rigg's "An insurance provider is offering cyberbullying coverage" at Engadget:
While some other providers will cover the cost of launching or defending a cyberbullying lawsuit, Chubb's policy focuses on the wellbeing of the adult or child on the receiving end of online abuse.
Shay Aaron's Instagram feed is amazing. He's a miniaturist from Tel Aviv, and tiny things tickle me to no end.
Jack Martinez's "Supreme Court slaps down maker of Planned Parenthood videos" at RawStory:
David Daleiden, the pro-life auteur behind the videos, asked Justice Anthony Kennedy to block an order from a district judge to hand over the names of his organization’s supporters and donors. Kennedy denied the request, and Daleiden will have to provide the information to a California district court.
Dani Heffernan's "GLAAD launches trans microaggressions photo project #transwk" at GLAAD:
SHANE HENISE: …I hope that this project will help people to be better allies. I encourage everyone to examine the underlying meaning behind their comments to trans and gender non-conforming people. Even a well-intentioned remark can be isolating; for example "You don't even look trans" was always startling to me because I am trans — and this is how I look!
This is my new favourite music. You can get Busdriver's "Thumbs" album here.