Battle For The Net

If you woke up tomorrow, and your internet looked like this, what would you do? Imagine all your favorite websites taking forever to load, while you get annoying notifications from your ISP suggesting you switch to one of their approved “Fast Lane” sites.Think about what we would lose: all the weird, alternative, interesting, and enlightening stuff that makes the Internet so much cooler than mainstream Cable TV. What if the only news sites you could reliably connect to were the ones that had deals with companies like Comcast and Verizon?On September 10th, just a few days before the FCC’s comment deadline, public interest organizations are issuing an open, international call for websites and internet users to unite for an “Internet Slowdown” to show the world what the web would be like if Team Cable gets their way and trashes net neutrality. Net neutrality is hard to explain, so our hope is that this action will help SHOW the world what’s really at stake if we lose the open Internet.If you’ve got a website, blog or tumblr, get the code to join the #InternetSlowdown here: https://battleforthenet.com/sept10thEveryone else, here’s a quick list of things you can do to help spread the word about the slowdown: http://tumblr.fightforthefuture.org/post/96020972118/be-a-part-of-the-great-internet-slowdown Get creative! Don’t let us tell you what to do. See you on the net September 10th!

vía Battle For The Net.

Breakups

Separaciones, transitions, would-be divorcios, breakups.

Mientras me preparo para lo que será my third big move, con enormes implicaciones, in less than three months comienzo a darme cuenta just how much of the last three years of my life han sido all about breakups.

Hace tres años I broke up with the idea of never residing en ningún otro lugar excepto mi ciudad; the tagline for this very blog “i stay here porque el pasaje for everywhere else es demasiado caro” speaks of the high price I once placed on ever leaving my city.

Un año despues comenzó a two year break up with a ten-year marriage, con la persona con quien me convertí en lo que today I am; hace un poco mas de dos meses, it was consummated.

I spent el mes entero de abril breaking up with Tucson, la ciudad que alguna vez me conveció I could indeed find a place, somewhere else.

Tonight, I broke up con el barrio, las calles where on a nightly basis me and my dogs made our presence felt; ellos cagandolas, ladrandoles y atrayaendo miradas; yo recogiendo sus cacas y saludando a extraños trying to rub off on them (and off them) if even a tiny part de la calidez que siento por estos pedazos de ladrillo, bloque, adobe y concreto; mishapen sure pero a la medida exacta de cada una de las manos y pies que les dieron forma in the first place.

I love this city.

La he amado since before living in it, cuando solo manejaba cada dia a traves de ella to and from San Agustin, the place I left ten years ago; yet another breakup; otro desencuentro que diez años despues has become a return to true form.

Ten years later, vuelvo a mi hogar.

 

Mi país es un mashup of lack.

pequeño for lou.

mi rokc adn rol anml
se lo comió el día que ayer me escupió
his week was my year, mi heroe en vagina, mis cinco pies y cambio en pulgadas from head to toe;
c lo cmioo el d´a k ayr mesKpiiioooooo.

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