I'm reading Bea Johnson's Zero Waste Home, which is on offer at the moment at £1.99. I don't consider myself new to trying to cut down on waste and plastic, but Bea is astonishingly thorough and I'm picking up tips that will help me reduce waste even further. She's tried many things, from making shampoo to her own glue, and figured out what is practical and what is too extreme for most people to be able to keep doing.
Is this Silicon Valley inventing the union?
Lincolnshire Police have released an update of properties affected by the flooding. https://www.lincs.police.uk/news-campaigns/news/2019/update-on-wainfleet-new-risk/
East Lindsey District Council also have a page of advice and contacts for those affected: https://www.e-lindsey.gov.uk/Flood2019
I live in quite a cute part of the world. This SSSI is only 7 miles out of Louth: http://www.loutheye.co.uk/red-hill-nature-reserve.php
An incredibly detailed lifesize octopus cut from one sheet of paper by artist Masayo Fukuda - "At first glance, the beautiful artwork looks as though it was rendered using fine-tipped pens, but Fukuda carefully cut every detail from one sheet of paper."
Cri du coeur (bad mental health wobble)
@OldBrushNewPaper yes, sending good thoughts in your direction
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
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.