Why the hell aren't there free public showers?
How are you supposed to say you care what happens to the homeless if you aren't providing this service? We're at a point where "not getting hired for hygiene" is just code for "we don't hire people who aren't financially stable enough already to have their own private hygiene facilities".
wouldn't it be amazing if college/university was just like a casual thing? like it's just a place you can go for free whenever you want, don't have to apply or anything, anyone can come in and sit in on a class theyre interested in.
sort of like a library. and there's no tests or anything, it's just for if you want to know more about a subject
Baobabs in Southern Africa are also under threat. Like other ancient trees elsewhere in the world, many are suddenly dying off. The exact reason isn't entirely clear, but there's a good chance they're yet another casualty of the climate crisis.
resisting digital colonization Show more
I've been listening to a podcast that was about how companies like #facebook push for something that can be understood as digital colonization.
They also mentioned how people resist against it. One of those resisting efforts, happening somewhere in #southafrica (I do not know where specific) where in rural areas digital infrastucture is missing. Instead of relying on false promisses by conglomerates they developed together with some hackers a system that fits their needs and is easily to deploy and very resource efficient.
It's a system that runs on the local computer in the different villages.
Informations are synchronized between them through usb sticks that are passed around.
Villagers are anyway traveling from one village to the other, and by that it's fast enough for anything not extremly time sensitive.
Have you heard of this? I want to know more about it, but don't know how it is called.
FYI: at some point in the near future, Elekk will be going down so I can do a clean Mastodon reinstall. You will not lose any data and I'll try to get it back up as soon as possible. I'll give plenty of advance notice here and on @the_elekk
A worker-owned, anti-capitalist streaming service has emerged - https://means.media/
It's become common to abbreviate "nonbinary" as "enby." TIL that German-speaking #nonbinary (Nichtbinär) people abbreviate it as "Nibi." That's adorable!
Disability-first thinking Show more
Something I've tried to internalize: all of us have or will at some point exhibit a limitation or lens commonly associated with disability or atypical neurology.
Build ramps because you might need a wheelchair someday. Be patient when someone doesn't understand you, because who hasn't been there? Make web pages accessible because you'll need it some day.
It's better to bolster a culture of accessibility as you go than to fight for it at different capacity later.
Chelsea Manning is back in jail.
For speaking truth to power.
Please support her.
One easy way is to get this benefit album.
It features awesome artists who you like.
If you can't donate, retweet.
Okay thanks. https://hugsforchelsea.bandcamp.com/
Patreon News (-) Show more
As many have been expecting, Patreon is unveiling the multi-tiered funhouse version of it's service to pointlessly try to siphon more money from you and your supporters.
Part of this change is to try to reintroduce payment processing fees charged against low pledges, but to prevent another backlash, this is only for creators that join after the transition date, so if you want to set up a Patreon, you should do it soon.
@platypus any of you that are currently "storing" your work on tumblr, use this tutorial to grab a backup of your posts: https://github.com/bbolli/tumblr-utils/blob/master/tumblr_backup_for_beginners.md
Don't be intimidated by the command line stuff, it's very quick and you can copy/paste the examples given.
The process is identical for macs, just make sure you pick the Mac version of Python to download, and the command line program is called Terminal instead.
Traditional art: You keep the originals in a dry, mould-free, fire-safe, lockable, closed-off container that should also be cat-proof (I learned that last bit the hard way). But before you store them there, you scan them on a flatbed scanner, check color accuracy in case of color originals, at a minimum of 600 DPI (1200 is better if possible). Then you treat the scanned files as above.
gay for humanity and also in general
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