I'm on Mastodon since April 2017. Some sensitive topics I talk about (always with CWs) are mental health and Italian politics.
⭐ My more laid-back account is @miramarco, you can hit me up there!
📌 My personal interaction policies
👉 Feel free to send a follow request! I’ll almost surely approve it.
🔁 Please don’t take it personally if I don’t follow you back. I used to do it automatically and regretted it.
🔒 Before I send a follow request I usually check if a locked account has explicitly requested not to receive any. Apologies if I miss it!
🚫 Concern trolls and sea lions in my mentions are muted/blocked on sight — no goodbye, no second chance given.
I like hugs & headpats!
COVID-19, viruses, xkcd link (+)
I forgot my usual hashtags for the topic. I hope that this did not cause any issue with people who rely on filters. My apologies 😔
My top answer would be the film in Andrew Irvine's camera, which could reveal whether he and George Mallory actually reached the top of Mount Everest in 1924.
Close second, the original Apollo 11 moon landing tapes. We have low quality copies, but having the master tapes would be delightful.
Maybe also the Watergate tapes, the ones “accidentally” deleted by Nixon's secretary?
This is a bit of a niche question, but I'm curious:
A jinn grants you a wish: You'll be able to recover one (and only one) piece of lost media. It can be anything: a lost painting, a lost movie, a lost book, a lost photograph… anything as long as it's something that is considered to be lost in the present day. What would you choose?
COVID-19, viruses, xkcd link (+)
If you need some hope, the latest xkcd comic looks at the current situation from a different perspective: https://xkcd.com/2287/
My mother-in-law just called my phone to wish eldest child happy birthday. I hand him my phone at he looks at it in complete confusion. I have to explain it’s a regular phone call, not a video call, and he had to put it up to his ear to hear her. He still looks super confused so I switch it to speaker phone.
Youngest child spends the entire call insisting we’re doing it wrong because he can’t see Nana’s face.
Atlas Obscura's subhead for their KattenKabinet entry (“Cat art as far as the eye can see”) is made only of monosyllabic words, none of which longer than three letters.
covid, meta, conversations
Maybe this is me being impatient, but when does stage 2 of our current conversation start?
Things I have read 20+ times now:
- funny how 'essential workers' make minimum wage
- this is what disabled people experience all the time, except now society changes to accommodate it
- landlord isn't a job
- this exposes that politicians don't care about us
Like... all true. But reading them 20 times was quite enough. We graduated Corona-Class-conciousness 101, time for 102.
Like, seriously. If you don't have the full support and buy-in of EVERYONE who rents from the same landlord as you, DO NOT take part in the general rent strike!
COVID-19, data from Milan (-)
Today has been the second-worst day in terms of new known cases of #Covid19 in the province of Milan (+848, vs yesterday's +373).
I will not stop saying that the official data mean very little, because there are lots of untested people in Lombardy. Even the head of the Civil Protection said that it's “believable” that the actual number of people who are positive to the #coronavirus is 10x the official data.
But still, an increase from 373 to 848 is jarring.
30 y.o. • he/him •
lives in Milan, Italy • #nobot
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