go!passes and MCards don’t require secondary ID when you get on a bus with one. Why should AAATA-issued student fare cards — particularly when some of those students don't even have ID cards?


More: daveaskins.com/2019/01/16/opin

just another day of my life lost to Python shit that could be avoided by using any reasonable language

do not @ me

Adblocking isn't unethical. Covering your website in trackers, spying on users, and compromising their security to make a buck is.

Sharing from workantile's slack in case you're not on there:

MDOT is running a survey of long-term transportation priorities: michiganmobility2045.metroques

Someone else could probably do better, but I really wanted a black OLED variant of the 10.4 Tiger OS X wallpaper. So I made one really quick.

@Cornellbox Michigan and Indiana were the first to get hit with the Dark Stores tactic; I think Indiana managed to pass legislation to close that loophole but Michigan's fix died in the state senate in 2016 (and I don't know if was even taken up last year). Michigan specific info from my shop here: mml.org/advocacy/dark-stores/

Thanks to a couple of you who sent donations on PayPal recently! (I am actually not sure what your handles are 😕)

"Do your part" energy conservation plans, like turning lights off when you leave the room, are great for your energy bill, but their job as part of "lowering carbon footprints" is to deflect from the big corporations that actually use the vast majority of the power.

For example, the average US stand-alone home uses ~11,000 kWh per year.

The VERY MOST EFFICIENT roadside LED billboard uses ~61,000 kWh per year. That number rises to ~323,000 kWh at the top end.

For reference, I had been using Tootdon but I'm trying out Toot! today and quite liking it so far: itunes.apple.com/us/app/toot/i

What iPhone Mastodon client are you using? (and would you recommend it?)

In other news, I'm watching pixelfed.org dev, and at some point in the future we could start running an A2mi community Instagram alternative. I've reserved the domain a2mi.pictures just in case 😉

Breakdown of current monthly costs:

Server: $10
Backups: $2
Media storage: $1-$2
Domain name: $10 yearly = ~$1/month

The site costs ~$14 per month to run.

In total thus far, this site has cost ~$90 to run, and I've received $98 in donations from many of you. Thank you for your support!

If you're enjoying this community, please consider sending a couple bucks to keep the site running into February and beyond: a2mi.social/about/more

(And let me know if you'd prefer for me *not* to thank you publicly for the contribution.)

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