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")
@ebeth If you want an objective example of how bullshit 'trickle-down economics' is, this is a pretty great example.
The schools make money from merch.
Stadiums make money from the gate.
Networks like ESPN U make money from the advertising.
But the athletes actually doing work and GENERATING the money? A hearty "stay in school" and a pat on the ass.
Oh you know, just using Dropbox as version control for 500 TB of sqlite data. Nbd.
@mwlucas @somarasu Anecdote: My 19yo nephew fizzled out due to tailbone and rotor cuff injuries. What may have been a promising sports career has turned into a series of lifelong disabilities. Now, college and many kinds of physical work (which is what he was qualified to do - he sacrificed academics for sports) are not an option.
It's a disgusting system that chews up humans.
Interesting read about how expensive Google Maps is to use.
An Anglican church in #Felixstowe flies LGBT *and* trans flags, in spite of opposition via anonymous notes (and the bulk of the congregation being supporting of the presence of the flags)
BTW this is the first I've heard of or seen a trans flag being flown anywhere in #Suffolk (in spite of hanging round many places supposedly more progressive than churches, and I take an interest in heraldry and vexillology and look out for flags and banners)
OCR Output (chars: 763)
“Revenue from fines, which has been on the
decline for years, accounts for less than one
percent of the library’s total budget.”
Garcetti said that instead of encouraging
people to return books, fines have sometimes
forced people to hold onto them because they
couldn't pay. Or, they avoided the library
altogether. He explained that in 2016, when
LAPL went fine-free for two weeks, 64,000
overdue books ended up back on the shelves
and more than 7,900 new library cards were
“And we know that eliminating fines works,”
City Librarian John Szabo said Friday.
“Libraries across the country that have
become fine-free experience [upticks] in
materials borrowed, library card registration,
staff morale and customer satisfaction.”
I’ve never seen such big e-ink displays before! About 500x220mm display, no seams. Saw some similar but tiny ones in Christchurch NZ when I visited, but these are tonnes bigger and always operating. Will be interesting to see what the longevity & reliability are like.
They’re powered by a solar panel on top of the pole.
I guess a new instance means a new #intro (although, I am not even sure I did one in the past).
So, @thegibson had the kindness to let me in on that opened registration day, as my current future past instance will be closing soon.
In a very few words, I am an historian turned public librarian, and a hammer thrower turned olympic weightlifter, probably a future coach, tinkering with other’s people body and physiology after destroying mine through experimentations, and also a frustrated geek as there are only 24hrs in a day, which is not enough for me to go through everything I would like to go through and tinker with everything I would like to tinker with.
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