we went to a community fix-it night in excelsior. i was scolded for violating sewing rule number one by not choosing a thread color that would hide my repair job. it scandalized the ladies when i explained that i was choosing a bright color to celebrate repair culture.
people are a trip.
a local elmer came prepared (as elmers are wont to do) and helped the kiddo choose the right glues to fix a couple of his broken toys. good times.
today i volunteered to be the liaison between the ab617 carb grant community steering committee and their technical advisory group.
we'll be building and deploying air monitoring stations in the bayview and the data they collect will be open.
if you take a look at this air pollutant exposure map of sf, you'll see why that's a good thing: https://www.sfdph.org/dph/files/EHSdocs/AirQuality/AirPollutantExposureZoneMap.pdf
also; TIL there's only ONE "official" air monitoring station in all of SF - it's at 17th and Missouri (a former shipyard).
i have a square enix account to play their mmo games. and a square enix store account to buy said games. now, to pre-order the next expansion, i'm being made to create a square enix membership account, which is somehow different than the other two.
only they won't let me create an account because they think i already have one, but i don't, because i didn't even know that was a thing.
every single time i choose to give this company money i feel bad for enabling their foolishness.
is my profile so refined from using google products over the years? is it because my interests are so varied there's plenty of non-extremist stuff to choose from? is it my aggressive adblocking?
wish i knew how it worked. i've never attempted to train their algorithms manually. i don't really use the thumbs up or down. don't tell them when something disinterests me, just ignore it.
i use youtube a lot. i watch all kinds of different vids. lectures, music, foodie stuff, science/math, tutorials, unboxings, nature, vidgames, etc.
i haven't been recommended anything extremist or terribly shitty. ever. and it's obviously a problem others are experiencing, which makes me wonder why im not getting it personally.
this morning kiddo wanted to wear mismatched shoes. i explained to him that mismatched socks were delightfully silly but that mismatched shoes might mess with his growth or at the very least increase the odds of tripping.
(i did not go into the plot point of von trier's antichrist)
in the process of explaining i did introduce him to the ministry of silly walks. cultural transmission successful, but probably not a wise move in getting him to actually want to wear matching shoes.
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