Seattle Area: COVID-19 Grocery/Supply Mutual Aid! [1/2]
For those in our Seattle & greater Seattle-adjacent communities who need some extra help weathering this pandemic for any reason, a group currently going by the name of "COVID-19 Mutual Aid" is rapidly forming to help match requests for aid with volunteer efforts.
The following message is copied in full (with some modification) from the "COVID-19 Mutual Aid - Seattle" Facebook group. The original is available here:
What is 'a lot of work?'" (cw: late state capitalism) [1/4]
A burned out friend of mine said, after listing a huge list of accomplishments, "I have no concept of what is 'a lot of work'" - so I thought I'd help explain.
"a lot of work" is what happens when you stop and think about the past 3 years of your life and you realize a lot of them are a blur because you spent so much of them furiously working the problems of multiple conflicting deadlines that a lot of it looks the same.
About ✨Plush✨ City Policies: Instance Suspension
✨Plush✨ City is a space for soff frens and caring about each other. As mayor, I take no issue with blocking instances whose users are allowed to harass others - especially if they target minorities.
We prioritize keeping our federated timeline clear of harmful rhetoric over keeping perfectly clear and open channels of communication.
If you're looking for an instance which prioritizes free speech over safety, look elsewhere.
🍎 Jailbreak your iphone and hack the OS
🤖 Root and flash your android phones with custom OSes you can play with
🖥 Flash your computer's bios to show ascii art on POST
🏳️🌈 Cover everything you own in stickers and patches
⚧ Hack your endocrine system. Steal genders or cobble your own together with spare parts
Own your stuff inside and out. Customize it to make a statement, reflect your identity, or just because you can. It belongs to you and no one else. Leave your mark on it. ✊
This is actually extremely neat, the Cincinnati Museum of Art has made their CAM Collection of pieces available to Animal Crossing: New Horizon players via QR codes.
The QR code method is a bit tedeus if you want the whole collection and requires a smart phone and Nintendo Online app, but it's there.
hey yall! blanchet house sent out an email to the volunteers about how they need more funds for to-go containers. theyve been making to-go lunches for the homeless folks they serve
theyve been swamped and changed from inside dining, to to-go foods, because they have MORE HOMELESS TO SERVE
anyway, ill post more in depth about the email later, but if you can help
please do, and please boost if you cant
Info: North-Seattle retail COVID measures
required 6 foot social distancing, employees mostly wearing masks, checkout clerks behind clear plastic barrier, everything gets sprayed down with disinfectant between each customer (that's a lil' excessive imho).
Fred Meyer (Aurora Ave north of 145th):
Much the same as the above, but only touch-surfaces were being disinfected
Much the same as Fred Meyer, but the poor checkout folks get no plastic barrier
If you wear glasses and you're having problems with your mask fogging them up:
pull your mask up closer to your eyes and slide your glasses down your nose some, so your breath is directed up over your eyes (and not up over your glasses). That works pretty well until you start breathing heavily.
(see the image in the toot this is in reply to for an example!)
If it's humid, there's no salvation to be found my friend, I'm sorry
Hey you know what we should make a thing for 2020? Giving each other heartfelt blessings.
"Dream of wonders" has been a pretty common bedtime one in my circles.
A fox I know will sometimes wish me hunter's luck in my pursuits.
I just told a partner "walk in lightness and song."
Feels real good to be on either end of that kind of thing.
https://blog.darksky.net/ TL;DR Apple Bought the weather service I liked to check.
It's becoming iOS only.
I'm fucking furious.
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