Divinin' the Roots? Cast the bones, deal the cards, or gaze into me limpid pool of tags.
#history (obscure is good)
#research (doing my own)
#ecology (naturalist at heart)
#infodesign (broad interests)
#reading (not enough lately)
#calisthenics (my opium)
#offgrid (would like to attain it)
#minimalism (in everything)
Free-thinkin', non-conformin', believin' in doin' it myself, and other 'in-in's.
We can settle it with axes, or black ink. I'm down either way.
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J'ai relu ma petite analyse de Blade Runner 2049 https://evrenkiefer.com/posts/2017-10-19-brunes-a-frange-et-desespoir-dans-blade-runner-2049.html Et plus j'y pense et plus je me dis que le désespoir, l'environnement et les relations sociales effondrées nous racontent quelque chose de contemporain. #collapsologie #nihilimse
Apple is quietly giving people 'trust scores' based on their iPhone data | The Independent - https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/apple-trust-score-iphone-data-black-mirror-email-phone-fraud-a8546051.html #blackmirror #privacy #surveillancecapitalism [11 #trckrs]
@wion Ha, I read that too in primary school and was captivated by it without having fully understood it. It led to one of life's early lessons. It inspired me to write a story for the school writing competition that was probably the first time I'd written something a bit melancholy. We had to read it out ourselves, which scared me, but it was well received and soon I was convinced I would win. I came second! Sooo disappointed. Something banal about football won. Confusion with the world set in!
My 12yo son just came home saying his English teacher made everyone create a #Quizlet account. Knowing how I feel about this stuff, he told me.
I’ve not heard of it, but it’s popular in the US, apparently. A ‘freemium’ service, of course, and the Privacy reads like the usual ‘take it up with our partners’ responsibility-dodging shit.
He’s under 13, and no heads up to parents. I’m not happy about this. Educators need privacy schooling it seems.
Gah, I hate Apple updates.
Last night out of the blue after talking to my sister across the world about our mother, I remembered having read Jonathan Livingston Seagull when I was 8 years old (the year the book was first published), which my mother had on hand. But the only thing I could remember about it was the feeling I had afterward, that the book struck me as esoteric, though I didn't understand that word then. Weird how we can have these odd emotions and not yet know what they are.
I just used Fluid - https://fluidapp.com/ - to create a Mastodon “app” on my Mac. Two awesome aspects: 1) I can now Alt+Tab to flip back and forth to it; and 2) I now have a Mastodon icon in my Dock to allow easy access. Plus, it no longer gets lost in my zillion browser windows that I normally have open.
Every day should be car-free day in city centers globally as a new societal norm. (Excepting emergency services, of course.)
More space dedicated to pedestrians, skates/rollers, and bikes, with additional above-ground light-rail/trams to compliment any underground metro/subway system.
And, of course, much more space dedicated to greening/landscaping where parking and multi-lanes are freed up.
The #Maldives are going underwater, which politicians have known for years. Former president Nasheed's pleas to other nations for more/immediate action against climate change fell on deaf ears, naturally.
So, yeah... Why not just sell the islands and get out with a profit while you can.
This is how it begins in the face of realizing your society is done. First the sneaky 'get out quick' sells by/to the short-sighted powerful/rich. Then real mayhem begins as the waves roll over the peasants.
Are there any open-source or public domain #pharmaceuticals online? I'm looking at the WHO list of essential #medicines ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WHO_Model_List_of_Essential_Medicines [Wiki] or http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/273826/EML-20-eng.pdf [PDF]) and wondering how many of the medicines on the list, if any, have anything from formulation to manufacturing process, etc. online. Not that I know anything about #pharma, but it seems like the kind of thing humanity should have access to. #health
Go into the forest
Sit under a tree
Feel the bugs crawl over your skin
Whisper "this is not my body"
Slowly open your mouth
Keep it open
Just saw a Slack commercial on French TV. Quite a glossy spot. They must be ‘growing’... And consuming unsustainable resources.
More sobering reports from reality...
‘We are now exceeding the safe operating space for #humanity on this planet, and there is no sign that economic activity is being decoupled from resource use or #pollution at anything like the scale required [to get back in the safe zone].’
And as multiple studies have now shown, it’s impossible anyway to have constant economic growth an remain #green...
I don’t know how anyone ever thought different, TBH.
Ugh, what a bad day this has become. All thanks to me. 🤦🏻♂️
Capitalism didn't save the world. It spent it.
I’m not putting the screws to you, but if you don’t have a blog post somewhere that plainly states what your aims are for write.as as far as federation goes, that might be a good thing to write and make public. I’ve been at the receiving end a couple of times now for giving your project attention, and not the good kind of receiving. I’m not a dev or write.as user, nor have a particular position on it. I would just like to know what’s going on so to know what to think and say about it.
My mistake: Path sold out in 2015. Fuck them!
Editor (text). Writer (nonfic). Anthistorian. Execologist. Rich in family. Poor in success. Elbow grease! M’don user and instance drifter since 04/17. #nobots