There's a long way to go with making the internet more environmentally friendly. So it's good to know my host is actually acting on these issues, according to their report: https://www.ionos.co.uk/environment
"There is no consent under capitalism" is quite the zeitgeist-y tagline for a sf novel. https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781250216151
Given the timetable for the EU presidency and commission, and the need for new MEPs to have some orientation, I wonder how much regular parliamentary business UK MEPs will manage before the UK leaves on October 31st? http://www.europarl.europa.eu/resources/library/images/20190430PHT43602/20190430PHT43602_original.jpg
I just did the Friends Against Scams e-learning. If you haven't done the training before, it's 20 minutes well spent - it could save you or someone you know thousands. https://www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk/training/friends-elearning
#Lincolnshire #MentalHealth +
There's a £300k fund for mental health promotion available for community groups in Lincs, with grants up to £25k: http://www.lpft.nhs.uk/mental-health-promotion The deadline is 13th June.
The Guardian discusses writing being an elitist profession.
It always has been, although the comparitive degree traditional publishing and self-publishing are has changed in recent years.
Folks, I’m seeing a lot of people recommend setting xpinstall.signatures.required to false to fix the Firefox extensions issue.
⚠️ DO NOT DO THIS! ⚠️
It disables signature checking on extensions which means that you open yourself up to malicious extensions if you install any new ones or if you have auto updates on.
Or go the officially recommended (but less private) route: https://mastodon.ar.al/@aral/102039553570119536
If you are in the UK and eligible to vote please make sure you are registered! If you know others who might not have registered (just moved house, just got old enough to vote etc) please remind them, and help them register if necessary.
Deadline is tomorrow for council elections, and 7th May for EU elections. And of course given the current political situation we might have a general election, too...
In which Microsoft lives up to its "be evil" company motto: https://boingboing.net/2019/04/02/burning-libraries.html
Brush your teeth, save your brain? https://www.newscientist.com/article/2191814-we-may-finally-know-what-causes-alzheimers-and-how-to-stop-it/
+ climate strike
The #schoolstrike4climate was well attended by one of my local schools. It was very hopeful to see so many young people with banners and a passion to change things.
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