A snippet of a big, lovely mural at 12th Ave Arts, by an artist who we bought a very small painting from ~7 years ago and seems to be finally getting her well-deserved time in the sun: https://southseattleemerald.com/2019/06/03/artist-angelina-villalobos-aka-179-infuses-her-art-with-art-culture-and-family/ https://onesevennine.myportfolio.com/projects
w.e. instance block
One more: pieville.net . I was hoping for something much more charming with that name, but it is in fact the most directly white-supremacist I've yet seen, including literal Apartheid-nostalgic Boer supremacism.
When Apartheid ended I lived in London and knew a lot of South African immigrants. I am just picturing the looks on their faces if I showed them this shit.
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We have suspended social.culturewar.us for... well, for being exactly what the label announces it would be.
weirder.earth block (donteatanimals.org)
A quick handful of pictures from a stopover in NYC on my to 🇭🇹 for work in January: https://www.flickr.com/photos/eldan/albums/72157707586097565
Probably my final piece of #WeirderAdmin for today: drunk with new-found power, I have... fixed the deficiency I was feeling in hug emoji on this instance
BTW, if you don't see new emoji as autocomplete suggestions when typing in the web client, just reload the page and they should show up.
Somehow the right side of my head has a fairly nasty cold--blocked/running nose, streaming eyes, painful eustachian tubes--while the left does not. I don't understand how that works, but at least I can still breathe through one nostril I guess. Perhaps this relates to how I'm missing the frontal sinus on one side.
Central District Seattle #florespondence
weirder.earthlings: if you would like your account to be a little easier for new people to find, you can get it listed in https://weirder.earth/explore by going to "edit profile" and checking the "List this account on the directory" box. It's a strictly opt-in feature, so no-one will appear in it without having explicitly chosen to.
🚨ADMIN ALERT 🚨
We are going to try upgrading the server tonight (tonight Central time, i.e. right now). There might be downtime.
In the event of way too much downtime please check @mcmoots for updates.
vox media strike, unionizing
> The Philadelphia Inquirer made the interesting point that a number of “new media” outlets have recently started to unionize, and it happens that the skills needed to build public support for a union dovetail nicely with the skills needed to build a following for one’s reporting on social media. “A campaign like this wouldn’t be effective without the kinds of employees who are adept at building and engaging a digital audience,”
so you're saying... we can use social media to foment unionization? to agitate, educate, and organize? hmmm... *looks at the fediverse*
I just signed this petition :
Flying is a whole bunch of bullshit, I don't actually care whether the people involved in shoving me in an aluminum tube full of farts to hurtle through the sky are standing up, what kind of antiquated notion of customer service is this?
A community that skews thoughtful and weird. Everyone who abides by the code of conduct is welcome, thoughtful weirdos most of all! :)