Petrichor, that fresh aroma you can smell after the rain, is caused by a little molecule called geosmin. The name literally means "earth smell." It's produced by soil bacteria and gives an earthy flavour to beets.
Humans are extremely sensitive to this scent – much, much more sensitive than sharks are to blood. Some think we evolved that way to find fresh drinking water after droughts.
Wikipedia and Google delude many into thinking all human knowledge has been made available to our immediate access.
This is a dangerous lie.
Any scholar will tell you of the vast amount of documents and artifacts completely unavailble online, or indeed impossible to easily scan or study online.
And this silent wealth pales before the oral and analog culture which, in a McLuhanian dimension, can not be simply digitized and maintain integrity.
let’s start the day off with one of my favourite videos, blini cat: https://youtu.be/hZxp_BmsoH4
on a sidenote i’m downloading a polish language pack now because i forgot how horrible his english VA is in witcher 3
With some friends we are setting up a local informal environmentalist group, with the aim of pushing forward good practices, spread sustainability, ecological awareness, and this kind of #solarpunk. stuff.
So far we are planning of doing #permaculture , #food production, #composting workshops, #Seed library, #GuerrillaGardening, collective purchase from #RegenerativeAgriculture farms, but we'd like to have more on the todo list.
Help me get out of our echo chamber, and give me your ideas about more activities we could engage ourselves and the local communities in.
Man every time I remember Jet Black from cowboy bebop is supposed to be 36 it just blows my mind. Guy is supposed to be a hardboiled ex cop and he's 36? Lots of that as a bounty hunter?Naw, sorry.
Let's say 6 years bounty hunting and then factor in some ideal entrance into the pd at 18, so that's only like 12 years on the force and lots of that in the beginning was probably stupid bullshit work. So basically he poked his head in the pd and he's now a bristled vet cop lol no. He's 56.
that said, one of the things i hate most about gay dating apps is this pervasive behaviour of being kinda shitty & mean toward eachother for no reason.
long but friendly PSA on fediverse safety, boosts wanted
I don’t know if this has been raised before but something i’d like as a feature is having the option to alert your followers when you switch instance, something that’d show up in the notifications (“firstname.lastname@example.org has migrated to email@example.com” or something like that)
it’d go along w/ the export of your follows and block list etc.
part-time forest entity.
heathen, hermit, artist, queer.
swedish. i talk a lot about recovery.
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