I don’t often get personal in this blog. Mostly I talk about Firefox things, security things, or how to make reasonably awesome bread. I don’t want to inundate my reader(s) with too much sap; surely the blogosphere has enough emo in it already.
This is different though, because I’m talking about something really important. Not just to me, but to people everywhere who think ideas like “freedom” and “adventure” are more than just words. People who think that it is the duty of a responsible citizenry to resist injustice, and to throw off the shackles of polite society when they reach too far into our world, when they transgress too much.
Last year, I introduced people to this struggle, and the response was overwhelming. This year, we aim to do more. To reach more people. To change more lives.
We need you to be a part of it.
Tomorrow is the first day of December. If you are someone who lives with the hegemony of social pressure, someone who is compelled to hold knives against your own flesh defying every instinct evolution has given you: NSID is your emancipation. We don’t care if you’re male or female, young or old, unix-hacker bearded or barely able to grow hair, NSID is your chance to stand with friends and get shaggy.
And don’t worry, in January you can shave it all off again. It stops itching around the 8 or 9th day.
[UPDATE: NSID now has a tracking page: noshavingindecember.org (Good idea, Humph!)]