Food+ Show more
One of my favorite food facts is that two of the most important hot drinks around here were both invented by accident. The tea bag was invented in 1908 when a man sent tea samples to customers in little silk bags, who assumed they should be put directly in water.
Cocoa powder was invented when a Ghirardelli worker left chocolate hanging in a cloth bag overnight. The next morning the chocolate had melted, allowing the cocoa butter to drip out but the ground chocolate to remain.
Ableism Show more
Don't know if I could word this better but I'm disappointed that the stim toy craze didn't result in any more acceptance of how Autistic people generally stim. I've seen no conversation whatsoever about how big physical stims like flapping or rocking are important to us. I enjoy fidget cubes as much as the next person but I'm bitter that my main stims are still pathologized.
Trans sillyness Show more
I love how the general public's lack of animal biology knowledge means they are constantly creating trans animal characters. They genuinely don't know that only male peafowl have trains, female kangaroos have pouches, and female cattle have udders but I do :D
Climate change, societal collapse - Show more
At least preppers have the comfort of a homestead, a stockpile of food and a camp stove. I have a shared apartment, some food stamps until I get a job, and no reassurance I could keep myself alive if things go south. Coupled with trauma I'm working through painstakingly slowly, it's hard not to fall into a spiral of depression.
Studying biology was a bad idea. It made me aware of what is going on while denying me a job that would allow me any stability.
Considering going back to school for IT- any input? Show more
I graduated with a 4 year degree in the sciences that is going no where in a field where the floor seems to be an MS with multiple years' experience.
I found a program that might help me get a cert/AS for in-demand careers but I am unsure what would be worth going for.
Has anyone gone for a short tech degree after failing to find work in their field? What was your hiring experience after that?
Bugs+ Show more
very upset there's no bees right now, I want bees to be on me
Part of me wonders if my BS in biology just isn't enough to get a decent job with and I should just go get an MS sooner than later. The other part of me worries that I would end up in the exact same boat I am in now, with a quality education but without the several years of experience it seems to take to get a job in the field.
I really wish I knew what to do. I am even considering going back to school at the undergraduate level to see if some certificate or even a change of field could help me, if I could manage to afford it.
Job seeking, education Show more
Part of me wonders if adding a Master's in biology will do anything but get me further in debt and unemployed and I should just go back to school for tech when I can
Something to ask yourself as an organizer: can you make things accessible by default, rather than by request? Can you approach organizing with the idea that disabled people will want to be involved, and with the idea that their presence is enriching, not inconveniencing?
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.