now y'all can finally see what I look like (hope no one is too scare) 😆
I am sitting on the stairs of my house on two pillows (as it was only reasonable looking background) with the phone at arms length or the front camera "adds weight"
My hair is probably too long and untidy but at my age I'm glad to still have it 😆
took *ages* to get a OK one and had to avoid falling down the stairs..
comments/boosts OK (I doubt anyone is going to want to flirt with this "old uncle")
@pettter tldr: resilience is, by definition, inefficient. We need our critical systems to be allowed to be inefficient because it's more important that they be resilient.
A thread on what happens to UK Mars Bars if a hard Brexit happens (bad things), due to today's massive reliance on cross-border flows and just-in-time sourcing.
Also a thread full of UK citizens (presumably, or possibly Russian bots) who can't or don't want to believe this
Mind you, people have been warning for decades now that maybe all this just-in-time-ing isn't very wonderful when it comes to crisis situations and maybe we shouldn't be so proud of it.
I managed to get the FM transmitter in the N900 working with postmarketOS :D
It is harder, more complex, more fun, doesn't track you and you can play it on any device that has a camera: It's called #WildLifePhotography.
Or if you don't have any such device try WildLifeDrawing instead, which the former is a fork of.
Gotta document them all! #Biodiversity
Delivery apps like DoorDash are using your tips to pay workers’ wages - The Verge https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/22/20703434/delivery-app-tip-pay-theft-doordash-amazon-flex-instacart
as promised: my extremely long and rambly thread on black shuck, the east anglian demon dog! if you think you're gonna read it all then good fuckin luck lmao, no actually that'd be amazing, i'm not the best writer but i had fun reading up about this.
it's folklore, so general CWs for evil dogs, death, religion and the like.
this is gonna be a lot of posts, so muting the word "shuck" will remove it from your timeline
Ach, da ist er. Danke fürs Finden. Hab nun aber einen Neuen.
Heat Exhaustion/Stroke PSA, Mayo Clinic source
Hey folks, there's record high temperatures across the North American continent's east coast, so now's as good a time as any to remind you to learn about the causes and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Fortunately, those same pages also contain links to diagnosis and treatment information, so go learn you a thing about heat safety. The life you save might be your own.
Honestly the worst thing I recall happening was a friend's pregnancy scare. It turned out to be nothing, thankfully.
And it was a safer space than most of the adults realized. There was no smoking, no hard drugs and a single drink limit. Nobody could break these rules, though some tried.
Nobody ever got caught doing anything that WAS allowed, 'cause the ghosts totally had our back in exchange for nature magazines and romance novels.
They cared more about us than some of the living folks.
The Candel house had a reputation.
Long abandoned, small and overgrown; generally considered hazardous by the community, with an easily bypassed fence, no matter how many padlocks or chains or boards the counsel added to it.
Teens always found a way in. The adults warned that one day they might encounter an axe murderer, sneaking in there like that.
The more superstitious insisted it was haunted by malicious spirits.
on "but X isn't a problem here!", meta
Kind of as a corollary: if tales of fediverse abuse or harassment just ... don't match your experience?
Yay, that's great! Mods work hard, and we communicate with each other. Locally, we have several hundred reports on file, determining what we pull from remote instances and allow here. Believe the experiences of others.
There's nothing *inherently* nice about fedi. Shared values and work *and the use of mod tools* (or not) shape an instance's character.
One of the first Mastodon instances, there is no specific topic we're into, just enjoy your time!