Recovering from work burnout and thinking about life and community. Hello again, fediverse.

Anyone know of a good fiction book that features what it's like to live or work with/in unionized labor? My job sector and where I grew up have left me with very little exposure to unions and I think that will help.

someone who can edit audio should make the mortal combat music but the person yells "human contact!!"

My best idea currently is to go on a socially distanced walk with a friend and pick up trash.

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So I was going to start this PDX solarpunk group, then COVID happened after we had only one meeting. I'm still game to make it happen. Not sure the form it will take yet. Maybe you have ideas or suggestions?

"i use linux as my operating system," i state proudly to the unkempt, bearded man. he swivels around in his desk chair with a devilish gleam in his eyes, ready to mansplain with extreme precision.
"actually," he says with a grin, "linux is just the kernel. you use GNU+linux."
i don't miss a beat and reply with a smirk, "i use alpine, a distro that doesn't include the GNU coreutils, or any other GNU code. it's linux, but it's not GNU+linux."

the smile quickly drops from the man's face. his body begins convulsing and he foams at the mouth as he drop to the floor with a sickly thud. as he writhes around he screams "I-IT WAS COMPILED WITH GCC! THAT MEANS IT'S STILL GNU!"
coolly, i reply "if windows was compiled with gcc, would that make it GNU?" i interrupt his response with "and work is being made on the kernel to make it more compiler-agnostic. even if you were correct, you won't be for long."

with a sickly wheeze, the last of the man's life is ejected from his body. he lies on the floor, cold and limp. i've womansplained him to death.

I noticed I had a picture of the pantry pinned on my profile before the latest shelves went up. Here it is again, but with more shelves. As a reminder, this is for a house with 6 people and isn't specially stocked for the holidays or anything.

I have a hobbyist wood & metalworking shop. I'm looking for a name for it, because naming things is powerful. I have hopes of hand-making a sign for it. :)

Can you help me name it?

I hope that the name will have a solarpunk vibe. My best efforts have yielded medieval tavern names like "hammer & anvil" or "the melancholy thistle".

From the book "Nursery rhymes for social good"

"little bo peep is losing her sleep. she can't afford to live well. it's oft not enough to work and be tough. that's a myth we all must dispel. if given a chance, she can advance. please let her buy some land. with options and rights and access to lights, on her own two feet she'll stand."

Anyone have solarpunk charities you recommend? Ideally they have influence in the PNW, but not strictly required.

I don't quite know enough about how fediverse works on a technical level. When I try to search for hash tags, it's extremely slow.

Is this because of SBC? Or due to fedi as a whole?


When I try to look for a hashtag on tusky, it just hangs. Makes finding more folks to follow a bit difficult. :-/

Couple bonding activity:

One of you can only use your upper teeth. The other can only use their bottom teeth. Together, you have to eat a chicken wing.

Anyone on here draw comics? I'm looking to pay someone to draw an idea a friend and I had around landlord/tenant dichotomies.

anyone in the #portland area looking for a roommate? I can pay $400 in rent

i need to move out of a very abusive housing situation before being evicted from not vacuuming and mopping everyday (yes this is serious)

boosts are appreciated! :boost_ok:

thank you!

Good morning everyone.

The pandemic stress along with the fires in the PNW are finally catching up to me. Having a hard time with what feels like depression, but is somehow different.

In my free time I've been playing video games (Astroneer &, watching tiktoks and considering moving to Germany. I need to figure out my mental health before the latter feels like a safe thing to do.

How are you coping?

I forget who but someone hipped me to and they seem like a standup outfit. I kind of wish I lived in PDX so I could order from them

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