Once more for the people in the back:
Put content warnings on your politics posts. I come to Mastodon specifically to avoid the horrible things in the news.
I don't care how urgently you want me to see it. In fact, adding a content warning will make me *more* likely to care, because it will give me time to brace myself.
Anybody here keep meaning to reread #Homestuck? Or to read it for the first time and see what all the fuss is about?
@squeedoodle and I are doing a reread starting December 1. Plan is 1 week each for Acts 1, 2, and 3, and then the Midnight Crew intermission for the end of December. (I have ideas of how long it will take to read later acts, but want to see what y'all think.) Discussion at #HomestuckReread2020.
Let us know if you're interested! ♈ ♉ ♊ ♋ ♌ ♍ ♎ ♏ ♐ ♑ ♒ ♓
a philosophy of life
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.
Alert! Aurora finally made a Flopsie arctic fox! Alert!
Jesus christ, I accidentally deleted a huge #zotero collection just now, and barely managed to save it. If it ever happens to you, DO NOT CLOSE Zotero before you copy the last back-up file (so it isn't overridden). God bless the developers (although 'undo' option would be nicer)
COVID-19, plasma therapies, requst
This outlines how we can use the plasma from recovered people to help with the disease.
I um, OK, I'm fine with *chemistry* stuff, but this is like, actual blood and I can't read it cus I'm squeamish.
Can someone let me know if there is a place I can sign up to get tested and donate? I don't know if I did have it, but I imagine they can test for antibodies if the plasma is that useful
COVID-19 mask advice
Why it is so hard to pick the best fabric, point of homemade masks
covid 19 vaccine status
COVID-19 Vaccine Frontrunners | The Scientist Magazine® https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/covid-19-vaccine-frontrunners-67382#.Xo3X-99bRc4.twitter
holy f kubba I have no idea so many different technologies were being tested and even knowing as much as I do and seeing in my head how they work based on those descriptions and my chemistry knowledge half of them sound like science fiction to me and I'm sure most or all of these would not have been possible 10 to 20 years ago!
Twitter meta, LRR commentary
@ihorner: 'Twitter is a level one Marshall McLuhan problem, in that the medium is "get fucked"'
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