Books and weight reps are alike.
There is light ones and there is heavy ones. The light ones pile up & feel good or bad, important or not. Heavy ones are those that really matter, but you're never going to get them without pilling up the light ones. Heavy ones will give you an emotional, intellectual &/or physical orgasm that no light ones could ever give you, but without pilling up those light ones you will collapse under the heavy ones. Light ones are the journey, heavy ones the enlightenment.
Just over 20 years ago, I convinced my BBS admin to give me an extra hour of user time so I could finish downloading a 2MB text file (someone's homebrewed RPG game IIRC).
Just a couple minutes ago, I grabbed 2.8GB of PDFs (design books) from Humble Bundle and didn't even have time to top off my coffee.
*Reading* them is an entirely different matter.
Making the Fediverse more resistant to embrace, extend, extinguish; Strong language
Also: if you're the admin of an instance
Keep in mind that it's very likely that a big fraction of your userbase came from Facebook/whatever originally (in part) because they were uncomfortable with privacy violations
Gift-wrapping all your users' data to deliver it back to Facebook/whatever is one hell of a fuck-you to all those people who trusted you
Making the Fediverse more resistant to embrace, extend, extinguish
Scholar Social has had the following in its Terms for the last ~ 8 months:
> Scholar Social will suspend any instance launched, acquired or funded by Alphabet, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, or Elsevier.
Does your instance have a similar policy?
Please do not reply until after you have read and understood the following: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embrace,_extend,_and_extinguish
TIL There’s a Japanese book examining the structure and geometry of snowflakes, with hand drawn illustrations by Doi Ryo. Published in 1832
I can’t read Japanese, but it’s amazing
like when a guy who was leader of a thing starts saying that thing is fucked up, you know it's *really* fucked up
I can't tell you how valuable it is to learn how to sew. I know some folks will look at sewing and think "what is there to 'learn'"? You'd be surprised!
So many items would have been thrown away at my place if I didn't know a bit of sewing, since don't want to give away torn things
I'm sure there's a demand for torn things as well, but where I live, most folks are too busy or don't know sewing themselves to make use of them
Part of it is we never had home-economics classes in school
I have had people look at me like I'm performing some kind of weird magic when I pull out a needle and thread from my pack on the trail and quickly sew up a hole in a sock or put a button back on.
My sewing sucks, I can thread a needle, and darn a hole or put a button back on. My results are ugly but they work for when out in the field.
As a profession, I'd love to see tailors come back. Very few people doing it these days, and honestly, I've struggled to find anyone who does a good job at it.
If you are an EU citizen, consider sending a GDPR request to some of the tech megacorps.
Remember, you are entitled to, within 30 days of their receipt of the request, to be informed:
A) What personal information they hold about you
B) Who they have shared it with
The cost of providing this is not exactly negligible, as it can only be sent in a secure manner, and sending requests are a valid form of protest, whenever you feel one of them have been behaving poorly.
There's a whole lot of people without polling cards this time and a lot of confusion about it. Make sure people know its not necessary if you're registered.
If anyone tries to stop you voting because of no polling card, report it. It's misconduct.
REMEMBER if you registered to vote but you don't have a polling card, *YOU CAN STILL VOTE.*
Go along to your polling station and give them your name and address, they will find you on the roll.
I forget mine a lot, I've never had a problem doing it this way.