The ME Action Network, who are campaigning for more research and better public understanding of ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, also know in some countries as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), are looking for unique and eye catching post card designs for their new Postcards to Doctors initiative!
Follow this link for info about the new program and submission guidelines: https://www.meaction.net/2019/06/11/call-for-artists-sending-postcards-to-doctors/
Artists will receive a small stipend of $50 USD.
tech stuff, feeling cross
I mean...this wiki was on Google Sites for 18 fucking months, being promoted on birdsite, and almost nobody paid the slightest attention. It was just me quietly plugging away hoping that maybe one day it would get a suggestion or a boost that wasn't from a very close friend.
Then I start promoting it on here and suddenly the world is full of people who want to get involved, but it's like 30% suggestions about actual content and 70% moaning about the tech I use to host it.
I just sometimes feel like in the ethical/progressive world, we let the perfect be the enemy of the good. This fuss about what platform I use is killing my enthusiasm for my own project and meanwhile the world burns.
tech stuff, feeling cross
Yesterday, before finding a wiki host I think I can live with, I posted from the Pass It On account asking people to suggest hosting platforms.
The replies kind of encapsulate why Sunbeam City, while I love it here, can be EXHAUSTING.
"You need to host it yourself"
"Wikia is your best option but it's actually terrible"
"Your thing shouldn't be a wiki at all"
"The problem with Google is capitalism in general so you'll have the same problem with any host you go with" (Wow, thanks, I wish someone had said that *before* when everybody was screaming at me to move away from Google.)
I just...look, I'm just trying to share/write/curate content and all my attention/energy is being hijacked by other people's need for the tech platform I use for this content to be 100% ethically pure. And while people are *trying* to help, the fact that nobody can agree or get behind a valid-sounding solution just means they're making it harder and more confusing.
Also, this kinda came up, but not everyone using Masto/masto-like sites are tech savvy. Telling me to build my own instance or do _______ as someone who barely understand what it means and entails isn't useful.
Masto discourse is not accessible and some of yall are just hostile and annoying and condescending for no reason whatsoever.
Right, I have put in the work of identifying a suitably ethical-seeming wiki platform, then registering, then learning my way around it, and now I am re-adding all the content from my existing wiki.
And I am just hoping all this extra work will be rewarded with a bit of support, not least from the people who encouraged me to move away from Google Sites.
So it seems that the crossover between 1. people willing to contribute to/share a sustainability wiki and 2. people who object to Google is HUGE.
Which means if I stay on Google Sites I will never reach all the potential contributors. So I'm searching for an ethical wiki host. Someone suggested Wikia but it looks like it's just for fandom stuff?
There's also Wikidot but I know nothing about it.
I'm worried about putting the work in, building up the wiki again on a new platform and then discovering people have a problem with that one too. It's bad enough having to up sticks and lose everything ONCE...
A nice overview of my favourite podcast, the BHP (British History Podcast).
"With over 3k reviews and a loyal fan base, the British History Podcast recaps British #history by tapping into the humanity of the people of Britain & explaining the stories behind conflicts. Suffice it to say, this isn't your run-of-the-mill history podcast."
Cats and pianos.
He, him, they.
A community that skews thoughtful and weird. Everyone who abides by the code of conduct is welcome, thoughtful weirdos most of all! :)