Archaeologists are finding some amazing undertexts on medieval palimpsests. It blows my mind that we have tech that can do that.
water in my city has been contaminated for a week or so. it smells and tastes weird, and in some places it's dirty. the water distributor says it's safe to drink. medical professionals disagree, no independent tests have been made on the water.
people are having to buy bottled water or risking getting sick (lots are, hospitals are full). water is disappearing from supermarkets and getting super expensive in some places.
it truly feels like some kind of dystopic crisis sometimes.
It's a new month, it's a new year, I'm starting a new blog.
First post: Learning from the Disney company, and never doing anything for one reason.
Hi friends. My publishing company is putting on a gallery show in April and May called:
“The San Francisco That Could Be”.
It’ll be hosted in a gallery in North Beach, and we would love to have you submit something or share this with someone who might.
Prospectus here: https://galaxybrain.co/sf-2020-prospectus.html
In today's WTF news... Opera - yes, the browser company - "has made a dramatic pivot into predatory short-term loans in Africa and India" https://hindenburgresearch.com/opera-phantom-of-the-turnaround/
Hey. You know what I just got excited about?
It’s almost baseball season.
Sleep in a chair
Nothing to lose
But a nap
At the wheel
Is a permanent snooze.
I'm sorry but if you use Mastodon posts to train systems for filtering inappropriate content you will lose all eye contact, alcohol, US politics, and Star Wars discussions from your platform...
(This is from the paper "Mastodon Content Warnings: Inappropriate Contents in a Microblogging Platform" published by the University of Milan)
Wandering.shop admin. Writer of fiction, code, and campaigns. Splitting my time between here and XOXO.ZONE.
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.