#seattle dancers and never-tried-it might-like-to-dancers: I'm hosting a low-key free intro to partner dance, waltz, maybe polka, this Friday the 15th. Followed by a DJd dance with the energetic travelling versions of those dances -- if you like East Bay Waltz, or Friday Night Waltz, we need you!
Not dress-up, no partner or experience needed, we aim to teach enough that you know if you'd like it before you get bored.
"So much of American outdoors culture is framed around performance and being good at outdoors skills, rather than, like, enjoying them. We celebrate being exclusive rather than inclusive. And outdoorsfolk in stock photos are almost always white, slim, young, and able-bodied."
"we celebrate climbing Everest over building a snowman. Or thru-hiking over weeding the garden. But the validity of time outdoors has nothing to do with technical difficulty."
thread, via twitter https://twitter.com/BlairBraverman/status/1085365621020217344
"Maintaining a competitive hedge: How hippies, farmers and Prince Charles are preserving the ancient art of hedgelaying."
William Booth, via Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/world/british-hedgerows/?fbclid=IwAR23esrhlOeOP57fmBRQlHlJIuip2z16zGT7bzf0jK7rEInQ6P4I34-Acfk&noredirect=on&utm_term=.5988e4dbcf28
when you're wearing your club clothes under your coat
WOWSERS!!! The dead leaf butterfly (Kallima inachus), from Asia, is the most spectacular example of camouflage!! (Video Via imgr user Mocosoft)
Photovoltaic panels are now down to €0.19 per peak watt:
That's down from €0.65 or so per peak watt five years ago: https://www.solarserver.com/service/pvx-spot-market-price-index-solar-pv-modules.html
This is so cheap that now it might actually be cheaper to heat your water with photovoltaic panels than with passive solar collectors under some circumstances: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18778534
Aw. American astronomy has lost of its elders, Nancy Grace Roman.
The coolest thing about tonight's New Years Eve is that, out in space, four billion miles and six hours' at light speed from earth, a small spacecraft has been firing its jets and preparing for a flyby of a Kuiper Belt Object at 32,300mph. http://pluto.jhuapl.edu
"The guy is pretty or whatever but please tell me more about that expanding cable stitch pattern." #knitting
She brought him the usual gifts at first. A mouse, a bird. A ribbon for him to play with.
She would run up with her gift in her mouth and prrt cheerfully around it. And he would pat her head and tell her she was a good and clever cat.
Then it was a coin with strange markings. A pendant, warm to the touch. A piece of lightning-struck wood.
He never knew of the shadowy figures that followed him, but neither did he have to fear them.
She was a good and clever cat.
@RussSharek If you're not familiar with Wired Love, though, go check that out.
It's a cheesy romance about two young kids who fall in love while texting one another.
In the 1880s.
I’m excited about making books, and I’m especially excited about making them before the holidays.
The timing is important, because I’m using the books to celebrate one of my very favorite holidays for the first time in ages.
That’s right! It’s public domain day!
To celebrate, I’m giving away hand made copies of public domain texts, including some new entrants.
among the many horrors of this recent Facebook revelation is this: since FB was giving basically any big tech company access to your private messages, all those uncanny moments when you were recommended something you were just privately talking to someone about? that wasn't AI or good algorithms. that was straight up spying on your private conversations.
Math, soil, ecology, feminism, material history, literature of the long nineteenth, waltz, polka, leavened bread. Seattle and parts northwest.
Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more