hey jawns, I want to hold my birthday party in Philadelphia in a green building, or an event space that somehow helps protect the environment / avert climate change. Any suggestions?

So far CityCoHo has turned me down because they only host corporate/business events due to insurance/liability concerns, and the Friends Center (Quaker meeting house) has failed to pick up the phone / return my calls.

Anyone with a good suggestion is invited to my birthday party ;-)

I recently bought an external optical drive for my laptop. The drive came with a of software. Clearly the CD is irrelevant, because if I needed it in order to install the CD/DVD drive, well, I'd be hosed, and since I don't need it to install the drive, why would I ever use it?

I feel bad throwing out a "perfectly good" CD, but what else am I going to do? Save it up for some crafts project like those old AOL CDs?

Who is the best/coolest outside of the Marvel & DC universes?
* Speedy Gonzales
* Sonic the Hedgehog
* Dash Parr of the Incredibles
* Someone else I'm not familiar with?
Looks like the Roadrunner appears in DC comics, so technically disqualified?

If you've written a long response to e.g. a climate change denialist but you are certain that it will do nothing to change his opinion, do you
(a) keep it to yourself
(b) post it

I've been despairing because of the studies showing that facts don't change people's minds. newyorker.com/magazine/2017/02
If rational debate is doomed to failure, what options are left? If "alternative facts" are as convincing as real ones, are we left with "might makes right"? How can we peacefully win over denialists?

openscore.cc is a project that wants to liberate sheet music from copyright and from paper! They invite and coordinate volunteers to transcribe public domain scans from imslp.org using musescore.org. Should be a great learning experience! 🎼

Toot, toot!

Tusky has opened an Open Collective, where you can support the development, translations and support work!

We offer a $12/ year tier, which is the symbolic "if everyone who uses the app can pay $1/month".

As well as, a backer tier, and a sponsor tier!


#OpenCollective #sponsor #donate

What on earth do you do with bubble wrap?

Do you save it? It takes up a lot of space! I can't remember ever using bubble wrap.

Do you painstakingly pop every bubble and then throw it out? It takes time, especially if the bubbles don't pop if you walk over them (little bubbles can be stubborn).

Do you just throw it out without popping it? Then it takes up a lot of space in your garbage.

I wish people would stop shipping me bubble wrap.

Why is it that I can go to the farmer's market and get alpaca socks but there's no local supplier for aux cables? I want the finest handcrafted 3.5mm sustainable sonic experience. Instead I guess I'm gonna order an Anker cable from Amazon, the same place I buy everything else.

Big missed opportunity here folks!

Noooo f.lux has stopped working on my Mac :( Now I can't turn on Darkroom and pretend I'm in a submarine. Why is all software terrible and unreliable? forum.justgetflux.com/topic/68

Update: It seems the plug-in has found enough maintainers to continue development, but I still need to figure out how to work around the loss of Hugo integration.

Well, it appears that the filebrowser plugin for the webserver that I'm using no longer integrates with my static site generator.

Worse, the filebrowser plugin itself is on life support and is not really being maintained. github.com/filebrowser/filebro

I have a paying client who is currently relying on the Hugo integration. I should probably update Caddy to avoid falling behind on security patches, but I have no replacement GUI for editing Hugo pages. Help :/

If you pissed someone off a very long time ago, and you find you need to contact them again, do you:
(a) Find some way to get things done without ever talking to them
(b) Contact them, pretend nothing happened and hope they forgot/forgave
(c) Apologize for your past behavior, possibly reminding them why they were angry at you, and possibly revealing you don't really remember what you did

If someone has a account AND an active account, should I support Mastodon by unfollowing them on birdsite, or support them for HAVING a Mastodon account by following them on birdsite?

In this particular case they do not post as often on Mastodon, so I am missing some content by not following them on birdsite, but the only way to get 100% the same posts is by crossposting, and crossposting sucks.

I still need birdsite and can't delete my account there, sorry.

I find I take way fewer photos during the winter because taking my phone out and using it is painful. Phone-friendly gloves aren't warm enough, and opening my phone without my fingerprint is slightly slow/inconvenient. So when I am forced to use my phone, I take my bare hands out for a few seconds, suffer, and then put my phone away and hide my hands again.

If taking a photograph is in any way optional, I'm going to opt out!

It is so hard to avoid receiving bags when shopping. Often I will be standing there holding a reusable bag, and the cashier will put my stuff in a plastic bag and hand it to me before I can object. Half the time I remove my items from the plastic bag and give it back, half the time I can't be bothered and I take the plastic bag home.

I wish more places would ask "do you need a bag?" before handing me one, because I don't have the presence of mind to always announce "I don't need a bag"

I have 15 web browser windows open with an average of maybe 10 tabs each, so ~150 tabs. Firefox is starting to crash. But each window represents a task I was trying to do, or a line of research I haven't finished, so I can't just close the browser and walk away. Send help!

Dashboard Confessional's early albums (i.e. the ones I listened to repeatedly in high school and college) have disappeared from ! I can't find out why, I tweeted at the band account and didn't get a response. A bunch of my playlists are now missing songs.

Streaming services may be good for discovering new music, but they are not a replacement for your local music library. You never know when albums crucial to your identity will vanish without a trace. Never trust them.

Update: I now have a account that is not tied to a Facebook login! open.spotify.com/user/1su80g5e

I had a scary week where my data wasn't showing up in the new account, and I thought I had lost everything, but my macOS desktop client was just stuck for some reason. I trashed the Application Support folder and then my playlists etc. loaded just fine.

I need to figure out how to export my Spotify data! Seems like they are legally obligated by GDPR to offer export.

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