At Workantile to let someone in, had time to kill. So I shoveled out the bike rack that the DDA's people had blocked with crusty snow. Satisfying.
Background and definitions of the East Asian emojis https://www.chenhuijing.com/blog/east-asian-character-emojis/
I sent Yuba Bikes my blog post about all the stuff I've carried on their bikes. I did not win the photo contest, but they liked my post enough to send me a swag package 😀
Normally I would be opposed to shilling for a company but I make an exception for world-changing cargo bikes. I'm at 3,920 miles on their bikes so far.
Getting honked and yelled at while biking with my kids this morning - and an apology in the end.
Wrote a blog post about the David Zinn mural and the associated hidden artwork on the sidewalk:
Cool to see #YoMigroAMastodon trending 🇪🇸 👋
Mark Maynard used to blog about local stuff, often in depth and things that weren't getting covered elsewhere. He has since been lost to Trumpworld and it's a shame. There's a massive opportunity cost to folks immersing themselves in Trump and making him their dominant interest and pastime. I think the shift in his blog is a great example of the cost to other things.
"If two men in a world of more than 7 billion people can provide €300million to restore Notre Dame, within six hours, then there is enough money in the world to feed every mouth, shelter every family and educate every child. The failure to do so is a matter of will, and a matter of system."
"I live on the border of two states with extremely different minimum wage laws. I worked for a company that moved over the border from the state with the higher (though still not sufficient) minimum wage to the other state. We were able to keep our jobs but we had to take a pay cut. Meanwhile, the boss bought a new house in California and kept her house here as well.
During the process of the move, I happened to find a Post-It note with the admin credentials to the payroll system. Every week for the few months I stayed on after the move, I gave myself and my co-workers a few extra hours of pay to make up for the money they were trying to save.
Nothing happened to me. And it felt like a good deed."
This was a story of workplace resistance on Steal Something From Work Day https://crimethinc.com/2019/04/15/steal-something-from-work-day-2019-three-stories-of-workplace-resistance
The Ann Arbor Townie Calendar is a thing that has a number of important dates on it, including home football games, art fair, the car show, and other things that are useful to know. You can subscribe to it here https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=OXA2NHByYnAwdDRtMDFqcGFqbWoyMDZjcGNAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ
"Oh, yes. Except they do it with meat."
"I thought you just told me they used radio."
"They do, but what do you think is on the radio? Meat sounds. You know how when you slap or flap meat, it makes a noise? They talk by flapping their meat at each other. They can even sing by squirting air through their meat."
@typingmonkey I saw this and immediately thought of you. https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/04/james-fallows-leaf-blower-ban/583210/ #banLeafBlowers
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