Malcolm’s Projects and Resources

You may be interested in these links and my comments about them:

  • My Patreon page.
    New in 2017, I decided to put a shingle out for my work in activist writing and archiving. My aim is to make the startup costs (in time, money, and effort) for activists in Social Justice lower, by collecting and writing about ways to do justice. I want to make writing, snippets, prompts, and other resources easier to compile and get access to. I want responses, basically boilerplate, to be available to anyone who needs them. And I want financial help in getting that kind of work out there and available.
  • My Samples Folder. (In support of my Patreon work)
    Not in the final form I envision, but this Google Docs folder includes quotes I take out of the quips and framing discussions I make on mostly private Facebook posts and comments about social justice, civil rights, and other issues of this day. My vision is to put this stuff in a properly licensed (probably Creative Commons based) form on a Wiki where anyone with Internet access can find and reuse this kind of writing for their own purposes (hopefully good ones) as needed. I will also open the Wiki up to contributions from like-minded folks.
  • My Podcasting Production Info Wiki
    An example of what I mean by putting information or freely available writing on a Wiki. I created this out of a desire to not only learn about how to do podcasts but also to produce podcasts. So far I’ve interviewed two professional podcasters about their technical setup, as well as production-related issues related to marketing, getting funds, taking donations, and so on. Transcription of the interview notes is still in progress, and I think I need to do some more interviews. I also need to move forward with actually producing podcasts so I can contribute with learned experience. But my hope for this Wiki is that it will help other aspiring producers to make more podcasts and enrich our whole world.
  • My Household Food Wiki.
    It’s mostly me but Jen and I keep notes on food, recipes, recipe development, local restaurants, experiments, research, and other food related activities.
  • A Javascript Playground.
    I’ve been noodling around with Javascript and Git during downtime between Data Science courses.
  • My GitHub profile.
    I have all kinds of complete and incomplete code samples in here, in javascript, PHP, Python, iPython (Jupyter) Notebooks, HTML, CSS, etc. These are for self-training, self-training-in-progress, for volunteer jobs, hacking, utility-writing, exploring and implementing various kinds of coding philsophies, etc. Almost every technical thing that I think I might want to save and that doesn’t contain passwords goes into that bit bucket.
  • My Facebook profile.
    Part of what we are is our friends and community. Facebook is best at presenting that. If I get political, that’s likely where I will do it. Often I will share many articles and links from different sides of a current issue there. So during Ferguson and Baltimore protests, most of my link shares were about power, racism and privilege in the U.S. and as discussion shifts focus to other current events, I share good reads or interesting perspectives on other related topics to the whole of what I perceive to be current conversation.
  • My Twitter profile.
    Certainly there’s some politics here too, but Twitter is so fleeting, you have to constantly broadcast and once you stop, all focus leaves you. I also use it to engage with social-media focused customer service groups with various businesses and vendors that I work with. I find that Twitter often gets an immediate response as compared to waiting on hold for minutes or hours.
  • My LinkedIn profile.
    I try to keep the LinkedIn Profile up to date.
  • My Google+ Profile.
    I don’t really use Google Plus that much. After the huge kerfuffles about identity and “real names” and their continued spotty behavior in implementing their policies, I’m a little lukewarm. Still I use GMail so by default have a Google Plus presence.
  • Other social networks.
    I can also be found on Yelp (where I post some reviews), Barnotes.co (where I post some cocktail and cocktail mixes, tinctures, infusions, and other recipes), and I do reviews on Angie’s List (where I post some reviews), but can’t really link to a central profile there.