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My grandparents are napping so I made this surprise snowbeing outside our dining room window.

After having "lived" in my truck for about 9 years after my divorce. - I can see this happening. In a lot of ways it shows the good and bad of America. Tenacious and Scrappy American's trying to work within a system that is otherwise broken.

theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2

ADHD Superthread repost 

Most people are under the impression ADHD is somehow a 'deficit of attention,' but it could equally and quite appropriately be framed as having higher than normal neurological requirements for stimuli.

When ADHD kids especially seem to bounce from subject to subject "mindlessly," what they're doing is not just randomly slopping through whatever without paying attention. They're running through lists of potentially stimulating subjects until they find one that suits their high requirements.

Finished this puzzle with Grandpa last night! Those repeating beige and white patterns were a bit rough.

@wilw The reason Google tried to kill off RSS is because they consider any kind of "index, directory, or data structure that makes the web organized and easier to access a thread to their business model.

Google wants to be the only gateway into the information, and so RSS had only downside risk for them.

Now, in 2021, everyone should be using RSS as much as possible to help eliminate dependency on BigTech, and some day even create a fully semantic web.

today's #blackhistorymonth spotlight is on comrade Fred Moten, one of the foremost theorists of blackness of our time and a dazzling poet

Baybayin: An Ancient Philippine Script

(made by yours truly 🤓👍 )

"Baybayin... is an ancient Philippine script derived from Brahmic scripts of India and first recorded in the 16th century... It continued to be used during the Spanish colonization of the Philippines up until the late 19th century. The alphabet is well known because it was carefully documented by Catholic clergy living in the Philippines during the colonial era..." (wikipedia)

youtu.be/VnvyNmO4UIU

spinach as landmine detectors 

"Through nanotechnology, engineers at MIT in the US have transformed spinach into sensors capable of detecting explosive materials. These plants are then able to wirelessly relay this information back to the scientists.

When the spinach roots detect the presence of nitroaromatics in groundwater, a compound often found in explosives like landmines, the carbon nanotubes within the plant leaves emit a signal. This signal is then read by an infrared camera, sending an email alert to the scientists."

"'Plants are very good analytical chemists,' explains Professor Michael Strano who led the research. 'They have an extensive root network in the soil, are constantly sampling groundwater, and have a way to self-power the transport of that water up into the leaves.'"

euronews.com/living/2021/02/01

I volunteered to help out at ! And now that I've done the timezone conversion I've learned that I've committed to being awake at 4am on Saturday 😂😭.

Here's the link if you want to volunteer as well volunteers.fosdem.org/

Tumblr repost, dyadism, cissexism, sex is not real 

Every single person saying “sex is real, it’s gender that’s not real” to support trans people needs to sit down and think about how that affects intersex people.

Sex is literally made up. Sex characteristics? Real. Genitalia is real, hormone levels are real, chromosomes are real… But dividing those into two boxes isn’t real. We arbitrarily threw together the two most common combinations of these traits, called them male and female, and said fuck everyone who doesn’t fit into that.

Sex isn’t some holy thing that only the most radical people want to destroy, it’s a farce used to justify the medical abuse of intersex people. If you want to be an ally to intersex people, please take the time to think about these things. Think about the way we talk about sex and how it might be hurting intersex people.

Using “assigned gender” language, legitimating the idea of a sex binary, calling intersex types “conditions”/“disorders”/etc., comparing intersex people to animals with diverse sex characteristics, and not listening to or acknowledging intersex people are all things people need to stop doing if they want to be allies to intersex people.

I’m trans as well as intersex, I know that supporting trans rights is incredibly important, but it should not be done at the expense of intersex people.

Source: himbo-the-clown.tumblr.com/pos

The anxiety has been difficult today. Most of the day was pretty okay, but the whole time I was very aware that I was just holding the anxiety at bay. My meditative practice (and therapy) has shown one of my really big struggles.

This being is very habituated towards seeing itself as lacking any value.

May this being be safe from inner and outer harm.
May this being be happy.
May this being be healthy.
May this being live with ease.

I've said this before and I'll say it again. because in mario horses are dinosaurs and in final fantasy horses are birds, final fantasy takes place approximately 65 million years after mario

"Two programmer-musicians wrote every possible MIDI melody in existence to a hard drive, copyrighted the whole thing, and then released it all to the public in an attempt to stop musicians from getting sued."
Dataset: archive.org/download/allthemus
vice.com/en/article/wxepzw/mus

The unreasonable effectiveness of simple HTML

I've told this story at conferences - but due to the general situation I thought I'd retell it here.

A few years ago I was doing policy research in a housing benefits office in London. They are singularly unlovely places. The walls are brightened up with posters offering helpful services for people fleeing domestic violen

shkspr.mobi/blog/2021/01/the-u

#/etc/ #html5 #web #weeknotes #work

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