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I really love my Makerspace, and hope more people discover it! This Kickstarter is a chance to get discounts on memberships and classes, so check the link on our IG profile if you're curious about learning awesome hands-on tech skills. #makerspace #maker #diy #engineering #tech #opensource #hackerspace #electronics #3dprinting #cnc #cncmachining #woodworking #iot Link to Instagram

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I got to meet @pete.buttigieg when he joined, @ericgarcetti, @laschools, and @utlanow to promote measure EE to fund our schools. Vote June 4: YES on EE! #education #supporteducation #supportteachers #supportstudents #supportunions #supportpubliceducation Link to Instagram

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My makerspace just launched a Kickstarter! We're raising funds for expansion and educational programs! Check it out and but some merch! http://kck.st/2V5MQXv Link to Instagram

A Privileged Experience

A friend on Facebook shared a post asking for the most outrageous experience you had in which a black or brown person would've been in serious jeopardy.

Back when my Mom's store was moving down the block, and my brother and I were moving the contents of the basement into our minivan. When everything else was moved, we considered this hotel safe that had been left by another tenant in the building years before, and decided that we should take it with us because we'd always thought of trying to see if we could crack it, and it was my Mom's as much as it was anyone's.

As we're carrying it to the minivan in the alley, we ran into a police officer we recognized. I knew her because a telephone repairman had left a baggie of weed in our house after struggling to fix a phone line, and my Mom had been insisting that the phone company apologize for their contractor sending a stoned workman. They denied that he'd been stoned even after we found his pot. The phone compan…

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This makerspace I volunteer at is celebrating our reopening with live music and an ice cream truck. It's an awesome place, so if you're free this Sunday at 2, come check it out. You can carpool with me, @ginanddiesel and @ginanddiesel's flame thrower. Link to Instagram

RPG Stories: "Corporation: The Missing Element"

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I've been running a table top game with friends for a while that takes place in a cyberpunk future, and recently had what felt like an exceptional session.

Jack was visiting from Austin for the weekend, and so members of our D&D group arranged to meet for an unusual Saturday session.  Normally we play short little weekday sessions from 8 - 10.  The mission was called "The Hidden Element", and began with the members of their squad fighting their way through the White House to rescue President Kennedy from Osama Bin Hitler when an urgent summons interrupted the VR training simulation they were conducting.  A rare scientific artifact had gone missing at a physics conference on a South Pacific island research center.

When they arrived at the Papua New Guinea Institute of Physical Sciences (PIPS) island, the director took half of the party to meet with UCLA physicist Lohan Botem while Hiro and Aston spoke to the on-site director of security.  Xeres, Perez, and their andr…