as far as i'm concerned, shoes are PPE, and like my welding gloves, i'll wear them when the situation calls for them, but not as a matter of course. #barefoot
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500 characters exactly. nice.
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i'm imagining the guy who took our orders now getting back to find we all vanished and i hope the asshole who booted us at least told him where we went, since we were not given the chance to extend that courtesy ourselves.
a guide to walking barefoot (1) Show more
Now that Spring is upon us in the Northern hemisphere, it's time for me and many other people who like to feel a little bit more connected to the Earth in our modern lives. I walk barefoot as much as I can, so I'd like to share some advice with you in case you would like to try it for yourselves. It surely is a good way to reconnect to our humanity, I'd go as far as saying it is #solarpunk to design spaces to be barefoot-friendly.
Here's one thing I can not stress enough:
Walk on the balls of your feet, not the heel. That way, your weight gets distributed in a way that keeps your feet more flexible and your toes will spread out against the ground, providing a better grip.
Apart from that, it's just our natural way of walking and a lot better for your back, and you can train yourself to do it even when you're wearing shoes.
You can take this as far as pulling up your heels as you're striding, as though you were wearing high heels.
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long day today. got up early to go snowboarding. got a lot of really good runs in, but also got pretty sunburnt. then after the three hour return trip, went out to dinner to celebrate a friend's good news (he passed his GED!). and after we ordered, a different waiter came by, and got on my case about being #barefoot. I put my sandals on as soon as he did, but apparently insulted his ego when i suggested that if they have a dress code, it would be polite to post it at the door and save us both the awkward interaction, and he decided that they wouldn't serve me or my entire group of friends. i was really upset and embarrassed and angry and hurt feeling, but then we went to a wonderful sushi place instead, so at least the night wasn't messed up too bad. and now i am super full and exhausted.
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I just really like this one so I'm posting it separate
non-financial mutual aid request Show more
Anyone have any examples on hand for good Points of Unity for a small co-operative? Or suggestions for how to go about drafting one?
I've read many examples online but am looking for things that emphasize direct anti-oppressive, anti-microaggressive actions for people without any knowledge of this terminology.
Boosts appreciated because this directly impacts my workplace safety as a qtwoc. Many thanks!
what is the "analogue loophole"? why do people say that removing the headphone jack would allow companies to restrict your ability to listen to music? (long, serious) Show more
the "analogue hole" refers to the idea that no matter how hard you try to make sure nobody can make illegal copies of videos, music, or text, there's always a "hole" in the protection that occurs when it's no longer digital. digital content can be protected - video files can be encrypted, music players can limit you to five devices - but analogue signals can't be. for example, itunes can disallow you from putting a song on more than five computers, but if you play the song through your speakers and record it, what you do with it is beyond apple's control.
one of the few remaining analogue outputs on a modern device is the audio jack. this is where you connect your headphones or speakers. your laptop only knows that something's plugged in. it doesn't know what's connected. you could be playing it through earphones or a massive speaker system and it wouldn't be able to tell. meanwhile, HDMI is a digital output format. it can tell if it's been plugged into a TV or a recording device, and can automatically disable output if you're recording it to make it harder for you to make copies of movies.
if the audio jack is replaced by USB-C or bluetooth, it becomes possible to tell what you're connecting to the laptop or phone. your phone might disable audio playback on anything but headphones to prevent you from hosting a public event with the music. it could also detect a recording device that you're using to (for example) make a copy of a song you're listening to on spotify and turn off the playback.
of course, at some point, digital needs to become analogue. humans can't watch electrical pulses, we need to see patterns of light. we can't listen to streams of 1s and 0s, we need vibrations in the air. this means that it's impossible to truly defeat the analogue hole - no matter what you do, someone can always just point a camera at their TV. it'll have worse quality, but it can never be stopped.
the analogue hole is one of many ways to circumvent DRM, or digital rights management. you can read more about it here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analog_hole
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i miss seeing folks from hackers.town on my timeline. was the co-op ever gonna reverse that block? i mean, iirc there wasn't even really a vote on it, it just got slipped in when voting about some other instance.
I'm trying to find a #conscript i ran across some time in the past, that tried to reconcile the latin and cyrillic scripts, to present a single one that can be read by those familiar with either fairly easily. i think the premise was for a sci-fi setting of a planet colonized by english and russian speaking settlers or something. any leads anyone?
#worldbuilding #conlang #conlanging #linquistics
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Question asked: How do you spot a transgender person?
While working out at the gym with your transgender friend, as they begin to
bench press an amount of weight they may not be comfortable with, stand
with your feet shoulder width apart, knees slightly bent behind the bench
and place both hands evenly beneath the bar of the weight, keeping your
hands below the bar as they complete their reps.
If it appears that they are about to lose control of the weight, or are in any
danger, catch the bar and assist them in placing it back on the stand.
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seeing all the talk about tiddies last night set me to thinking. y'know, i *don't* generally wish mine were much different. i wouldn't be upset if they were, but i'm genuinely happy with them as is 95% of the time these days. my one complaint is that they're great and don't get nearly enough attention.
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don't use the term Eskimo. It's a derogatory term made by whites who were too ignorant to learn anything about us and made a dumb catch-all term to call us while they exploited us for resources via slave labor
Just use Alaskan Native. Or if you happen to know the tribe, use their name (I, for example, am Yup'ik)
But really, we don't use it, you shouldn't use it either.
twenty something white autistic butch trans dyke
i like to make things and i don't like shoes.
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.