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If anyone needs an experienced (~9 years) developer who can bring a team of professionals to help finish your project, I'm looking for clients! willowbark.org or reach out to me directly and we can chat about your project!

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@sam Also if you enjoy doing this, please figure out how to edit #OpenStreetMap. It's a lot of fun to add ways and details to the map!

Considering running or on my laptop again. Somebody stop me. Every time I do this it ends up causing problems.

Once you're done with all the parks; move on to libraries!

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Blog post/social media idea: once a week visit a new public park in your area with the goal to be visiting every park in your city/county/whatever makes sense. Take a few pictures, write about it, post them places.

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🧵 Here is something I’ve been working on lately that I’m happy and nervous to finally share! It’s the continuation of a project I’ve come back to.

Back in 2020, as part of my Master degree thesis work, I illustrated an adaptation of Alfred Noyes’ poem The Highwayman.

Bad comparison: one of the best character arcs in any movie is Yvonne from Casablanca (here is a great article that analyzes the best scene in the movie and talks about her: seveninchesofyourtime.com/cine). I'd like to posit that the "rat thing" dog in is a similarly satisfying 1 minute of screen time (albeit with less character development). It's a brief aside that tells an entire story (while letting you fill in the details) and gives the main story some depth and color.

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I also facepalm hard at the idea that some exec at Facebook read this and was like "So you're telling me that the world has gone to shit and hyperinflation has put corporations in charge of everything, but rich people can sit goggled in to a virtual world to escape from reality while the poor starve in the streets all around them? Awesome! Let's make that! Should we change the name? Nah, we're proud of what we're doing, keep it."

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Just finished reading "Snow Crash" by Neal Stephenson. The weird mix of sci-fi, anime tropes, 90s cyberpunk hacker culture, and ancient-knowledge conspiracy set against a right-libertarian hellscape was absolutely fantastic. The chapter where the good dog realizes that the nice girl is in trouble had me both crying and laughing at the same time and might be one of the best things I've ever read. Can't recommend it enough.

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covid, tests, us 

Recently reminded that if you have insurance in the US you can get 8 home tests every month per covered individual reimbursed, or under many plans, free. But it's probably hidden under a bunch of dark patterns to make it seem like a hassle. We just re-upped here heading into the new school semester we'll be back to weekly family testing, and it was only mildly infuriating through CVS to get them at no-cost.

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ever think about how much of the world is yelling "now, share your toys", and a bunch of (mostly) grown ass white men are like "no! you can't make me!"

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Hey Social.Coop, *notice* The Finance Committee for operations will meet for the first times on August 11th and September 7th. We invite new members to join the committee. We invite your encouragement, ideas, and friendly provocations. Current FinCom members include @CaitlinWaddick (that's me!), @ntnsndr, @LeoSammallahti, @GuerillaOntologist, and @mattcropp I know we should crosspost to operations and discussions on the Loomio platform: it's how we manage Social.Coop! :TwinPines: 😍

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"This is going to sound wild to anyone who lives in the US, but for any two-story rowhouse in Tokyo, the owner can by right operate a bar, a restaurant, a boutique, a small workshop on the ground floor — even in the most residential zoned sections of the city. That means you have an incredible supply of potential microspaces."

bloomberg.com/news/articles/20

Via: kevinlynagh.com/newsletter/202

Oh damn, just heard that Nichelle Nichols died a few days ago :(

"Cryptocurrency fraud scheme busted by US securities agency "

Oh good, glad to hear that all cryptocurrencies are now shut down.

"Today is Aug. 1, also known as Dogust 1st: a birthday celebration date for adopted and rescued dogs whose owners can't pinpoint their exact birthdays."

Is this a thing, or is the county newsletter making stuff up?

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I love #Radiohead and I love #RodrigoyGabriela. In this age of crossovers and multiverses, this is the one I didn't know I needed:

#RodrigoYGabriela version of #Radiohead's Weird Fishes/Arpeggi

youtube.com/watch?v=N7CDVqkIK9

Just beautiful!

Although, I just realized that having two library systems means separate max book limits so I can check out more stuff at once.

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A Fediverse instance for people interested in cooperative and collective projects.