covid, targeted mh/coping resource site
This is mostly link aggregation completed by the team behind the Shine self-care app and Mental Health America.
It looks carefully chosen and well-curated to provide tools and advice that is carefully separate from the information firehose, in a variety of formats depending on what you feel may help you.
1919 Flu: "...churchgoers lining up to kiss the saint’s relics, around the time that the outbreak peaked. Zamora went on to record the highest flu-related death rate of any city in Spain."
2020 COVID-19: "Greek Orthodox churches across the country will allow congregations of hundreds of people to sip wine from the same spoon during mass because "the holy cup cannot carry disease," the Archdiocese said."
Stuck inside? Like opera?
Starting Monday, the Met Opera is doing free opera streams at 7:30 PM Eastern.
Here's the first week's lineup:
Erin and I had the idea to do an incredibly stupid thing while everyone is on lockdown: http://lockdownparenting.com
hey if you're worried about corona and are trying to self quarantine and stay home and all that stuff, just remember - you can go outside and like enjoy the outdoors still. it's not like disease is floating through the air. get out, get some vitamin d and read a book or something. make some lemonade or some iced tea and enjoy the sun. forget about the state of panic and all that, because you can still *exist*. just watch yourself around others and leave if you feel uncomfortable.
seattle mutual aid organizing links for covid-19, including links to request help and volunteer help
me ignoring you on the fediverse
In response to an email:
If I don't answer your toots, it might be that my instance silenced your instance. Probably because your instance didn't respond to an abuse report.
I'm not ignoring you. My instance is ignoring you for me. Which I am perfectly okay with.
Clean up your instance, and we can talk here. Otherwise, I'll stay in my cozy abuse-free zone.
Hey, is there, like (and I'm only half-shitposting here)...
Mastodon for B R A N D S ? ? ?
Seriously though, I wanna make an account for https://jepsen.io, which is kind of a weird "it's a consultancy, so it's kinda advertising, but also free software and in the public interest", and I don't really know what kind of instance that should belong to. Suggestions?
Hey #Seattle I know one of the people who lives in this house and she is super cool so if you are looking for somewhere to live, take a look here!
Thinking about... bullshit.
Bullshit is a lie that is expected to go unchallenged, whether or not it is believed. Bullshit can be placed on a spectrum.
At one end we have erudite bullshit, where the speaker deters challenges by making the thing they're saying appear informed and plausible.
At the other is gutter bullshit, where the speaker relies on a deterrent that's not based on the content of the lie.
Academic hoaxes are erudite bullshit. The proverbial emperor's new clothes is gutter bullshit.
This week's Existential Comics - wow. ouch. http://existentialcomics.com/comic/327
CW: suicide, dickish behavior.
Have you heard of the drink called a Kentucky Mule?
It's exactly like a Moscow Mule, except you drink it with no witnesses.
Mozilla just laid off 70 fantastic people. If you can help them - open positions, offering helpful conversations and references, anything else - please say so.
Use #MozillaLifeboat as an umbrella tag for easy finding. (It's already flowing on the birdsite.)
If you've been affected, I'm happy to chat directly. Also have some open positions (see rest of this thread). But doesn't have to be today - take time to recover if you can.
Most of all: thank you folks for making the web better.