And so she moved on. Sometimes for no better reason than because she didn't like the view from the coffee shop. This time it was just a feeling that the beach side town was too quiet in the winter, and she was looking for some work to stretch her arms. So she cashed her mincome, bought a train ticket up north and fell in with a brand new makerspace setting up in an old sawmill. It was freezing, but the first thing they built were small rooms inside the giant building that they could easily heat.
pol, voting, Show more
You vote because while you plot and plan the revolution, those weaker than you are reliant on the corrupt system and it is in your best interest to think of them, to act by their decree and to stand with them.
You vote because to not do so is to take the power away from those who can not by their own volition march, gather and join together in the denial of government.
Agency, its lack, or what is often a sense of false agency -- thing going your way, but through no real attributable action of your own, strikes me as a Big Problem, psychologically, culturally, socially, equitably.
Which then ties into a web of other questions: Why? What to do about it? How has this manifested in other cultures and times? (Fortune, Fate, god's will, charity, preordainment, ...) What of merit and #meritocracy (actually originally a critique).
Showers, boring. Show more
I'm a night showerer. Maybe because all my early jobs were factories/gross?
I used to work in actual sewers sometimes, and I remember being too tired to shower and too filthy to go to bed so I just pulled up a pile of dirty laundry on the floor and slept on that. Better than having to wash all my bedding the next night...
Hey, I figured out image captions! Show more
Just had to press and hold on the image during upload on tusky.
Have you heard of StreetComplete? It's an Android app that shows you open questions/issues with OpenStreetMap in your area, and asks you to answer them.
It's made for people with no experience with #OpenStreetMap, so it shows only very simple questions that can be answered very clearly. ("What is printed on this street sign?", "What's the number on this house?")
- Spend time drifting down a river on a kayak.
- Go back to school
- Play video games
- Car camper road trip
- Art studio in a smaller city
- Art Collective group taking over a failed small town main street.
I can think of a dozen terrible things people could do with too much time on their hands too.....
Life closes a door,
smash the window in. Tell life
I’ll come and go as I want.
Tell life I have more bricks where
that came from, I’m not afraid
of things breaking, what I am saying
is that I am used to breaking and
you don’t scare me, I refuse
to sit in this house, waiting
for a door to open. Like a cat
I’ll shred the sofa and climb the
walls. I’ll ruin this house
and sleep on the balcony
under the stars.
@aral @Gargron So far I haven't been interested in opening ”my own instance of one”, because then I would have to do the real hard work, i.e. follow a few thousand people just to get the federated timeline full of content.
I really like the ”passive following” nature of the federated timeline. If there was an option to follow full local timelines of other instances (or something similar) instead of just individual people, then the instance of one could be a more viable alternative.