McMurdo station, Observation Hill via https://www.usap.gov/videoclipsandmaps/mcmwebcam.cfm?t=1
All the posts I voyod writing and all the projects I could be starting sound great but disconnecting has just been too wonderful. Perhaps I really am hitting a bit of burnout, I don't know. I do know I've seen some great movies and been working through some fun fiction this weekend. I think I will keep it that way for a bit longer.
Florida just announced all restaurants are closed. This is a good thing. My partner was insisting we go to one this weekend. Now I'll just be able to order takeout/delivery and I won't get hell for it at home.
That said, I think my partner, who can't sit still on a good day, really is going to lose it if this goes on too much longer
The massive infrastructure required to run face recognition cannot be easily dismantled when the COVID-19 emergency is over. We cannot allow law enforcement and other government officials to use a time of crisis to normalize this invasive tactic.
If you are feeling well, consider visiting your local animal rescue center and adopting.
Pets are not at any risk of developing #COVID19 and make great companions if you get sick.
They are also good for your health in general. Pet owners typically live longer and happier lives.
With the exception of Mastodon, I've been doing a bit of a digital detox this week. It's something I've wanted to do for years yet, for various reasons, haven't been able to.
It has been absolutely wonderful. I'm really hoping, when the world outside goes back to normal, that I'll be able to maintain this much more peaceful state.
The most important lesson of the 1918 influenza pandemic: Tell the damn truth https://www.vox.com/coronavirus-covid19/2020/3/20/21184887/coronavirus-covid-19-spanish-flu-pandemic-john-barry
Watching this movie from 1934. A woman is out of money and asks her landlord to extend the lease. He wants to fuck her, and when she rejects him, he refuses the extension, and predicts that she'll have to turn to prostitution.
In the winter, he meets her shivering outside, and again makes advances and mocks her. She starts to beat him and scratch him, and when she's pulled off him by the police, he says "Can't a man even joke now?"
So yeah. Nothing's new, history repeats.
Thanks to Covid-19, Cornholio's time has finally come. All the preparation. All the TP.
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