a philosophy of life Show more
Learn what you can change; work to change it for the better.
Learn not to let what you can’t change destroy you; work to influence it in small ways that build up over time until you can change it.
Learn patience with the world.
Learn who you love; work to show them you love them.
Learn who loves you; work to show them you appreciate their love.
Learn patience with yourself.
Work to clear a space for yourself where you can spend some time not working.
request for advice from anyone who is vision impaired Show more
I was just curious, what makes for a good image description
I typically try to just give context for an image without being too literal about every detail but I don't actually know if that is good or useful
Does anyone who makes use of image descriptions have any advice for what is most useful or things to avoid?
#15yrsago Pratchett's "Going Postal": Graft, hackers, and a semaphore Internet https://boingboing.net/2004/10/09/pratchetts-going-pos.html
The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain.
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas
@janellecshane I'm rooting for the Wombatz (re https://aiweirdness.com/post/187189517887/your-new-xfl-football-teams) @ursulav
From the Two Rivers: Casting and Race in The Wheel of Time https://www.tor.com/2019/08/20/from-the-two-rivers-casting-and-race-in-the-wheel-of-time/ via @email@example.com
My paper was accepted today. 3D printing of chemical data in parts.
You can read the open access version here: https://chemrxiv.org/articles/Piecewise_3D_Printing_of_Crystallographic_Data_for_Post-Printing_Construction/8233475
Or you can wait for it to appear in CrystEngComm
all masculinity is not bad! masculinity is not inherently bad! masculinity is valid!!
there are people -- cis, trans, and otherwise -- who are doing masculinity SO RIGHT. and i love them.
they will be the ones that heal it. encourage them. you don't have to be masculine to help. and never discourage someone from being who they are.
if masculinity is not for you, don't shit on it. there are masculine people trying to live their lives.
James Nicoll is looking for young folks (born after 1990) to participate in the next round of Young People Review Old Science Fiction https://james-davis-nicoll.dreamwidth.org/12367209.html
Hi hello good evening the rainforest is burning. If you're in the US, you might not know what you can do to help. Here's some ideas:
It's mostly "donate" and "sign petitions", but every bit helps until we find better collective actions.
food, joke Show more
"Soy chorizo is one of the few foods that introduces itself in its native language."
The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.