A brand new design for TDAA, and the tech/feelings backstory of how I got there!
As we recognize the labor and risk that abortion providers take on, let's also remember that office managers, fund distributors, advocacy coordinators, digital organizers, and behind the seen admins are also acting with fierce courage and dedication, protected from some types of public scrutiny but slammed by trolls, protesters, and a huge volume of work. … Continue reading love letter to abortion admins
Reading about the SCLC's impact in their voter registration efforts leads to a fantasy about how to build a database for civil rights metrics. Hats off to my personal hero, Jack O'Dell.
Did you know that one of the Civil Rights Movement's most dynamic leaders was a mathematician? Read more in this post dedicated to Bob Moses z"l.
How I used Conga Composer, Microsoft Word Mail Merge, and some elbow grease to conditionally show/hide tables (and why you might want to, too!)
Pandemics, scams, spreadsheets - OH MY! I'm learning all about fraud and broken promises. In this post, I share my latest insights and how nonprofiteers can shape tech deliberations with trust at heart.
What do my partner, date field formulas, and the Chicks have in common? Read this post to find out! Especially if you create time sheet systems to manage your workload!
I am more likely to use the "phone a friend" or "talk it out" or "start over" method than to truly walk away. But if I let experience be my teacher, I know that taking space from the problem is probably the most effective tool in overcoming stuckness.
Scripting in Google Sheets and coding in JSON (sort of) lead to a reflection on searching for beauty in spreadsheets, databases, and systems in general. Plus, Bread and Puppet pics from the archive!
Do good databases save precious time? Let's see what 19th century British economists (and me) have to say about that! (Spoiler alert: the answer is no)