As of last night, there was still a huge fallen tree completely blocking the Wissahickon Bike Trail. I first encountered it on Saturday, so it's been there for at least 6 days.

How can we speed up maintenance for bike and pedestrian infrastructure?

Our #permacomputing meetup starts in half an hour! That’s 7PM EDT. You can use this Mumble server to join us remotely:

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I have decided to commit to a limit on the maximum number of instances or percentage of the Mastodon network that I will host on

You can read about it here:

Last year @skyfaller moved from one home to another (12 miles uphill) entirely by bike. Maybe you can too!

On Thurs 5/26 at noon EDT he’s doing an online presentation called “How I Moved House by Bicycle.” Here’s the RSVP link:

Our next #permacomputing meetup is Thursday, May 26 at 7:00 PM EDT. We talked a lot about slide rules last month, so we'll start with a demo on how to use one.

We're planning to run an audio stream so people can participate remotely. Stay tuned for details!

The light switch by our front door has this row of programmable multi-color LEDs, and I set it up to reflect the latest regional covid-in-wastewater numbers on an exponential scale. So right now it looks like this...

Mourning Dove appreciation post. This one and friends hang out here practically all day.

Hey! Do you live in Philly? Are you pissed about the city allowing a private developer to cut down over 100 trees on public, city-owned park land, including tons of heritage and mid-restoration plants, for a freaking golf course?

Let your voices be heard!

5/18 @ 7 PM - Cobbs Creek Foundation Virtual Town Hall

5/24 @ 1:30-4 PM - Philadelphia City Council has a public testimony session about the upcoming budget that proposes to give the Foundation $3M in public funds.

#philly #philadelphia #environmentalJustice #fuckLawns

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One great thing about Mastodon: literally zero ads. Thanks to the admins of this instance for providing this service!


Hello! A bit of a re toot!
I’m Lindsay (she/they)
I work in and

Mostly toot:

Other random trash

Officially retired from the bird site. ٩( ᐛ )و

Never read Dracula before? Would you like to read it.... over RSS? Dracula is entirely made up of letters, telegrams, newspaper articles. Each has a date, between May 3rd and November 10th, Last year, and now this year, Dracula Daily has offered people the ability to read the classic novel "in real time". It just started, so if you add to your newsreader, you can follow along this year. #rss

I can see the benefits of people being able to edit their posts for typos etc but the potential for abuse is obvious. @Gargron and co have thought of this ...

> The original and previous versions of the posts are saved and remain accessible through a history view. And people who have previously shared the post get notified about any edits, so they can un-share if there’s foul play.

... but all this creates a burden of auditing work that will be carried disproportionately by responsible users.

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Can we keep the cars off Broad Street every week? #philly

On Earth Day, a paper I co-authored was released on Nature Astronomy: "The Case for Space Environmentalism"

Non-paywalled version here:

Tonight (4/28, 6–9 pm) we're hosting a meetup to discuss the permacomputing movement. Here's the 2020 article by @viznut that introduced the term:

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Welcome to the first mastodon based community for Philadelphians who ❤️Philadelphia! Think of this instance as a new neighborhood in Philly that anyone can be a part of, because it's online.