technology, ableism, and environmentalism Show more
additional resources on plastic straws:
lovely chart by Hell on Wheels, @rollwthepunches on twitter!
All this talk about two inner wolves battling over good and evil here on Mastodon reminds me that Germans have an "innerer Schweinehund" (inner pig-dog).
It's just one animal, but it's a chimera made from a domesticated wolf and a domesticated boar.
As it's also a "shoulder devil" concept, what then would the German angel animal be?
phone company, consumerism Show more
I've never-ever seen a company try to _downsell_ (opposite of upsell, right?) before... but... my phone company is trying to get me to pay them less! Whaaaaaat?
But it's for less data too, but I don't use so much. (It's still a little less than what I need though.)
Still one of my favourite texts on the use of fonts and symbols in the movie Alien.
food Show more
i dont remember where i read this but one time i read a thing about this game people came up with where you try to come up with three items to try to make the cashier of a big box store laugh but none of them can be lubricant (too obvious) and somebody said "donuts. donut holes. and super glue" and i just think thats at least a contender for the pinnacle of human achievement
"I wrote the book on user-friendly design. What I see today horrifies me" by Don Norman https://www.fastcompany.com/90338379/i-wrote-the-book-on-user-friendly-design-what-i-see-today-horrifies-me
"Despite our increasing numbers the world seems to be designed against the elderly. Everyday household goods require knives and pliers to open. Containers with screw tops require more strength than my wife or I can muster. (We solve this by using a plumber’s wrench to turn the caps.)"
Mozilla Research call to integrate TOR Browser into Firefox for "Super Private Browsing" mode.
Currently breaking the law in Austria* so I won't die.
The face mask law is bad for several reasons, including those who need one to avoid severe allergies in public.
(BTW: People who wear perfume/cologne are either awful and/or ignorant of the health threat they pose toward others.)
* More about the face cover ban: https://www.voanews.com/a/austria-face-cover-ban/4051951.html
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