it's #finefemmefriday & this is a boostable toot! i will also accept faves & positive comments.
i put on some makeup, took my glasses off for a bit, and took some selfies.
Image CW for eye contact selfies
In the future, ideally a website would not have to code to one single lowest-common denominator for all sorts of questions (Do my users prefer reduced motion? Do they prefer underlined links? Do they prefer autoplaying animated GIFs? Do they prefer high contrast?) and would instead be informed by the user agent about the user's preferences.
For those interested, these are the CSS media queries I mentioned:
Because of these, a website can automatically infer whether a user prefers fewer animations (e.g. due to vestibular disorders) or whether they prefer dark mode, based on an OS-wide setting. The "reduced motion" one is especially impressive, as it works across a wide variety of OSes – Android, iOS, Windows, macOS, even Ubuntu! https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/@media/prefers-reduced-motion#User_Preferences
'Climate change contrarians' receive 49 per cent more media coverage than scientists, US study finds | 1 NEWS NOW | TVNZ
"We're not having that debate in science and so when we're having that debate in public, we're not really representing the science accurately," he said. "The science has moved on and journalists should as well."
ICE concentration camps
1. A camp where persons are confined, usually without hearings and typically under harsh conditions, often as a result of their membership in a group the government has identified as dangerous or undesirable.
2. A place or situation in which extremely harsh conditions are imposed by those in authority.
George Monbiot: *Shell is not a green saviour. It’s a planetary death machine*
"… Two months ago, #ShellMustFall
announced a $300m fund for “investing in natural ecosystems” over the next three years.
The fund sounds big, and it is – until you compare it with Shell’s annual income of $24bn. Shell’s transition towards a low-carbon future is almost invisible in its annual report. Renewable energy doesn’t figure in its summary of financial results. When I checked with the company, it told me it had no discrete figure for its income from low-carbon technologies. Nor could it tell me how much it invested in them last year. But it did pour $25bn of investment into oil and gas in 2018, including exploration for new fossil fuel reserves in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico and off the coasts of Brazil and Mauritania. Among its assets are 1,400 mineral leases in Canada, where it makes synthetic crude oil from tar sands. Some transition. …"
I get angry and frustrated what seems like easier and more often than I used to, but I think maybe that's a step in the right direction for me as a 9.
They come quickly, but also pass fairly easily. I used to immediately suppress every detectable negative emotion I had, only to quietly sabotage things passive aggressively later.
A rant about Church goers and pastors... (-)
@riayngrey that makes a lot of sense. I think the cult of personality is an issue. If a congregation has flat leadership structure, one that is a true plurality of leadership, some of this get mitigated. But, the approach that says, “We must get people in the seats and do whatever it takes,” is the real issue. Consumerism is the disease. I think liturgical/credal traditions have less issues with this. @Ricci
9w8. Pantheist. Hammock enthusiast. Citizen of the pale blue dot 🌎
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