Pinned post

hey all, it’s been a long time.
I’ve been contributing to the annual $ fund for this instance the past 2yrs, but have been too sick/busy/generally not-great to participate. I see a lot has changed, but there are still a couple of faces/accounts I recognise.

Is anyone willing to provide a run down on what might have occurred that created any significant change here? It feels like I saw quite a few requests to follow ppl at new instances all around the same time-ish? (That was via email; I haven’t been on for pretty much the entire 2yrs...)
Feels strange to be back! Need to connect with people again :)

seeking reccomendations for work boots 

I'm looking for long lasting and comfortable boots for work

I keep getting cheap pairs that disintegrate after a couple months, and I think I should just save for a nicer pair

any reccs?

I have a biannual house inspection coming up so naturally I'm dying clothing which is a compleeeeeetely logical decision that will definitely not affect my capacity to clean over the next few days </sarcasm> 😒🙄

I do adulting real good or real bad depending on what philosophical approach one takes on life 🤷🏼‍♂️

Here's my indoor plant corner! Say hello to some of my planty friends :_earth:

It's 2 levels of shelving with pothos and philodendron straggling up and down 3 uprights. There's a full-length balcony window to the left (out of image). The window faces straight west, so here in the Antipodes means loaaads of sun in summer and unfortunately little sun in winter. I already have a grow light in my windowless bathroom, but I may get a smaller one for this setup come winter.

Off the top of my head this photo shows 3 types of pothos, a philodendron, a dracena, 3 types of ficus, what I think is miniature ivy and a blue star fern.

To the right (out of frame) is my fiddle leaf ficus which I may post a photo of later. ☺️

This is your reminder that someone had a balloon lift flowers into the stratosphere and it was absolutely beautiful

I really need to take some nice photos of my plant corner. It brings me so much joy and looks so splendiferous (despite using random jars with half-peeled labels in amidst the pots), I really wanna share it with others. :_earth:

I love looking at 60-70s pics of indoor styling where plants are a huge focus! It's inspiring and just feels good. Photos of spaces like mine will never compare, but I hope to elicit similar feelings in others :blobaww:

I'm so stoked that plants keeping is so popular these days, and I hope that it's a fad that sticks around for a long while. Plaaaaaants! :teal_heart:

This is a public service announcement.

If your job uses Slack, please remember that the administrators that have been configured can view any channel and download all files and all information published, including channels that are "private" or between 2 individuals.

Your discussions are not secure and can be snooped upon, even private conversations.

In other words: there is no privacy on Slack. Period.

This is the end of this public service

(Don't ask how I know that)

Omg there's a bee on my balcony! 🐝 I just now saw it enjoying the basil flowers! 🌱 I'm so happy they've finally found their way up here!!! 😍😭

I need to get more bee attracting flowers up here. I have lavender and the basil, but because it's very exposed and windy, a couple of other flowering plants I've tried growing have unfortunately failed.

BUT THERE IS A BEE AND THERE WILL BE MORE 😆 so exciting adjskhskdjfkdssjkdfaslsjs

Dear kids in Washington State: you can make an appointment with your doctor, or walk into a clinic or ER, and get vaccinated. You don't need permission from your parents. You don't have to wait until you are 18. If the health care provider gets confused, the magic phrase is "Mature Minor Doctrine", and point out that not wanting to catch measles is sign of sufficient maturity.

Please reshare, and copypaste this any place this would be useful.

who are your favorite open and out Queer Trans people of color on mastodon? That's the kind of #ff I want to see today. #qtpoc

1. Advertising shits in your head, it is a form of visual and psychological pollution.

2. Removing/Replacing/Defacing advertising is not vandalism, it is an act of tidying up that is both legally and morally defensible.

3. The Visual Realm is a Public Realm, it is part of the commons, it belongs to everyone, so nobody should be able to own it.

4. Outdoor Advertising can and should be banned, Sao Paulo did it in 2006, Grenoble followed suit in 2015.

I keep joking with a work friend/friend about buying land together out in the country to start living off-grid and building really cool stuff. Somewhere to call our own and build community while the world falls down around our ears in the impending(current?) apocalypse.

We keep finding properties and have a bit of a laugh about it... but inevitably, at least one of us will always come back the next day or so and talk about the land really seriously. Usually the cons are too big to justify a purchase/risk.

But we're both thinking about it seriously, even if there's a veneer of jokingness. I need more of that in my life. And help to make the jump achievable.

Wowee, I really needed to say all that out loud.

new dinosaur fossil: Bajadasaurus, had massive, forward-swept spines projecting from its neck.

@InvaderXan hellooooo, i don't know if you listen to it already, but have you heard of the podcast In Defence Of Plants?

Hey, captioning your image with a little in-joke for the sighted person you assume is looking at it is fucking pointless. Describe the whole thing, not just an out-of-context snippet, this isn't xkcd

Show older
Sunbeam City 🌻

Sunbeam City is a anticapitalist, antifascist solarpunk instance that is run collectively.