(And yes, I know that RSS still works. That's how I knew this comic was posted.)
New Seattle alternatives to 911 Mobile Site
A new mobile site has launched to help you find alternatives to dialing 911 in the Seattle area!
It provides resources for categories such as:
- Mental Health
- Health & Substance Abuse
Please spread this resource!
Partner: the pulldown hose for the kitchen sink has a bad leak. I'd like to replace the faucet, a similar model is $400
Me: how about $17 for a replacement hose and 15 minutes to fix it ourselves?
Partner: wait, that's an option?!
People talk about Right To Repair a lot, and it is important, but there's still a lot of work to do on Repair Culture. If people don't believe repair is a reasonable course of action, if their impulse is to replace instead of see if it's fixable, if they don't have the context and training and confidence to fix things, then repairs don't happen.
Just published Google lawsuit evidence indicates that like always retained users' location data, even if disabled in user interface, to the extent that its own employees flashed LineageOS on their phones to avoid tracking. Full thread on https://twitter.com/jason_kint/status/1398353211220807682
I sometimes hear people ask the hypothetical question, "If you had a time machine, what would you go back and tell yourself?"
I was pondering this, and realized that all of my smart friends distrust technology.
They might have once jumped at the chance, but now they would NEVER step into the machine.
This brings up a more interesting question: "When you send someone back in time to tell you something important, what will you tell them to say so past-you knows that you sent the message?"
I have a limited number (not more than 50) hand-made #badgelife things that I'm giving away for free. Yes, free. Those extra badges are cool, but they get expensive real fast, which means that a lot of folks get locked out of talks, tracks, some villages, and parties. This is for the not-rich, not rockstars, not super well connected folks in the community who want to find each other and do cool stuff together.
DM me if you're interested. I can give away up to three per person if you promise to give the extras away to folks who'd like them.
The #hacker community is just that - people.
It's been a while since I was given the chance to use my "hate-watching" skills for good.
Today, I was asked by one of my (virtual) students to review some of their #clown work, and I was able to offer some useful feedback on their process.
"SLOW THE **** DOWN" remains one of my catchphrases.
Earlier today: Open Source Anatomy https://www.blendernation.com/2021/07/10/open-source-anatomy/ #b3d
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/BlenderNation/status/1413984387616608264
Episode 25a: https://mcornick.com/show/2021/07/09/episode-25a/
* Art Blakey - Blues March
* Miles Davis - E.S.P.
* Johnny Griffin - The Way You Look Tonight
* Grant Green - Matador
* Lee Morgan - Search For The New Land
* Herbie Hancock - Maiden Voyage
Just typo'ed a servername while reconnecting to an IRC channel, and accidentally put in libera dot net instead of the correct dot chat, and you wouldn't believe where I found myself: Back on Freenode. Who've apparently secured that domain, and are using it to try to trick people back on to their services.
My new favorite Wikipedia article: List of songs about bicycles
I've been described by reliable sources as a zen fool, benevolent super villain, misanthropic community leader, clown father figure and Impish Cabaret Rasputin.
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