ICE, protests, cyberpunk Show more
My partners are gearing up to attend the local ICE protest. I've been asked to stay at home and ride overwatch for them.
Plugging in SDRs. Checking charges on camdrone power cells. Checking connections to rooftop antennas. Checking SHODAN search credits.
We went full cyberpunk at home and didn't even realize it. Holy shit.
I've been wanting to take this photo for a long time, and I finally was there at late enough that I could get the shot.
I learned a bunch from this one (and didn't have the lens I wanted to use for it 'cause I broke it ;~;) and will try it again for a better result some time in the near future. I feel this was a good proof of concept, though. ^^
I think it would be a neat idea to make a list of closely associated instances, a kind of "these instances interact a lot/overlap in users/have a similar ethos" kind of thing?
From the Solarpunk Aesthetic tumblr:
Biotechnologist Marin Sawa and her University of London research group have created a proof-of-concept for printing solar cells onto paper using carbon nanotubes and cyanobacteria.
This technology is "[...] capable of generating a sustained electrical current both in the dark (as a ‘solar bio-battery’) and in response to light (as a ‘bio-solar-panel’) with potential applications in low-power devices."
United States Voter Registration Show more
I'm heading downtown today to register to vote in person; if I had a Washington driver's license or ID I could do it online. Between life changes and laws changing around the country, it's a good time to make sure that you're (still) registered to vote in the state you live in. :]
uspol; DSA (+) Show more
In the #NY14 democratic primary, Democratic Socialist and Latina Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beat out incumbent establishment Democrat Joe Crowley, while running an outsider campaign that included calls to abolish ICE months before the family separation crisis.
Not only did she win, she won in a landslide (Up ~15% near the end) against a 10-term incumbent with deep pockets. Now she's running for House in a deeply blue district.
Climate Change; Refugees Show more
Despite growing consequences of climate change, there's no international agreement on who should qualify as a climate refugee, or plans to soak anticipated increases in applicants for asylum. Via NPR.
Finally, here's a big sluggo. A big slimy boy!
Damn was this trip good though. Guzzled down about a quarter gallon of water. Learned to identify a new plant. Saw gorgeous scenery!
Parks are great y'all. 💚
Half a mile uphill, then another half a mile through hilly terrain gets me to the falls. On the way back I detour slightly to check out the remnants of one of the old water dams as well. 💙
This trail used to be coal mining territory; signage tells you to be careful of collapsed tunnels! Thankfully I am not a truck and not too worried about the 5000 lb limit.
The trailhead had pictures of flowers, so I decided to play a little scavenger hunt. I never found wild rose, but I did find some lovely foxglove 🦊! Also found what look remarkably similar to raspberries!
More pictures from Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, this time from one of the more major trails 💚
Pictures from Cougar Mountain Park!
☀️ Happy Summer Solstice! ☀️