this new map of Central Park in NYC with information for people with limited mobility (locations of stairs and steep slopes, types of path, etc.) is a fantastic idea https://www.6sqft.com/central-park-releases-access-map-for-people-with-limited-mobility/
Lydia Liza and Josiah Lemanski - Baby It's Cold Outside
Comparing young folks and old folks today with those in the 1970s:
"I hear many things about the Devil, but I've never heard he is a great kisser."
The Devil gave me a blank look. "What."
"I guess we'll never know," I said.
He kissed me. He wasn't very good.
But if you ever hear I am a great kisser (and I am), I'll know who you heard it from.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
Wow. Incredibly good response in SF was very successful:
"The City’s response to the air quality emergency was evident in a number of outcomes, including no impact on 9-1-1 call volume, no impact to the emergency medical services system, no increase in emergency room visits, and no significant, sustained increase in asthma-related cases. San Francisco accomplished this while participating in mutual aid to the Camp Fire, with 67 staff members and 9 deployed fire engines providing assistance."
Metallic Pinatas Inspired By Medieval Illuminations https://kottke.org/18/12/metallic-pinatas-inspired-by-medieval-illuminations
Recurse Center is offering $10,000 fellowships to women, trans, and nonbinary people!
RC was a hugely positive and transformative experience for me as a person and a programmer; I highly recommend it
uspol, no mincing words here, wow Show more
This sentencing document for Cohen is some mighty interesting reading: https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/5453460/Sentencing-Submission.pdf
"Cohen, an attorney and businessman, committed four distinct federal crimes over a period of several years. He was motivated to do so by personal greed, and repeatedly used his power and
influence for deceptive ends. ..."
uspol, schadenfreude, Show more
Chef's kiss for this perfect wording on Twitter trends:
"Trump fires back after Rex Tillerson described him as ‘undisciplined’"
Content Warnings are not for "offensive content" (although offensive content should be under a CW)
they are for people to consent to the consent to reading/interacting with more Serious or Harmful topics
it's not self-censorship. it's providing the subject matter to folks before they engage with the content so they can choose to interact or disengage based on their well-being and other things
honestly though, mastodon instances are run and moderated by real people who care about the network, to the point of often paying their own money out-of-pocket to run their instances.
the *one* time i've had to report a post, my instance admin messaged me directly to let me know the action taken about it.
don't be shy to report. it works here. the rules aren't there just to keep things advertiser-friendly.
welcome to mastodon. don't be a dick. hug your local mods/admins.
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