a friend of mine who spends a LOT of his time picking up plastic waste from parks, rivers, streets, etc. had a good idea. He decided to photograph the non biodegradable waste and tag companies on social media with it. So if he finds a plastic Subway cup, he tells Subway about it with the message "is this yours?" I dig this because it's not something that blames the consumer. It puts the blame where it belongs: on the producer.
taxes, an explanation Show more
In the US, we have graduated tax brackets: for your income IN EACH BRACKET, you pay a certain amount in taxes. It's important to make that distinction, because you don't pay the top tax rate on your full income - just on the income that falls in that bracket.
An example: let's say the bottom two brackets are:
* $1-20,000: 20%
* $20,001-40,000: 25%
And let's say you make $20,000 a year. You fall into the first bracket and pay 20% ($4000) in taxes.
vet, surgery Show more
TIL: Neutering is only a 30 second (!) procedure!
But the kittens are spending all day at the vet's office, getting a check-up before their surgery to make sure it's safe to do it, and then being kept around after to make sure they're ok before we take them home.
sarcasm, programming woes Show more
Developer joys: libraries that make your life a lot easier, just to change completely between versions. This is rendering any attempts at troubleshooting tiresome (most search results are completely irrelevant), and lots of otherwise good tutorials useless. I'm looking at you, seaborn. 😒😭
Upcoming vet visit Show more
Tomorrow, all four are getting neutered. It's definitely about time, they're 5 months old now. I'm a bit sorry but not very.
I also want to ask about possibly getting Charm re-tested for FLV, whenever that makes sense, but I figure if they're doing surgery prep blood work, they may as well run an extra test if now is a good time. There's a chance that there were still some of cat momma's antibodies in the blood the first time we tested.
Minion is a little butthead. Very defiant, challenges you to use the spray bottle. Started hanging out in the sink and won't flee when we turn on the water. We're pretty sure he likes it. Very sweet and loving and will hang out and chill for hours. Has a big cat purr now.
Snack is very demanding of attention but willing to share it with others. Meows very loudly. Likes to chomp on toes.... Jumps everywhere.
All four are absolutely adorable and I love them so much! 💙
Kittenpost! The kittens are doing great. They're growing and thriving and building their personalities.
Charmander is the baby, still the smallest, suckling on blankets. Very quiet, even when purring or (rarely) meowing.
Midnight is trying to be everyone's boss (emphasis on trying). Loves getting into places he's not allowed (closets, some of our rooms). Also often steals attention from other cats, won't sit still. Walks around chirping and purring loudly.
have you ever noticed that someone post a screenshot of text without providing an image description, preventing you from being able to read it? or maybe they posted a huge amount of text that just can't possibly be described with the image description feature?
simply tag @OCRbot in a direct reply to the image. it will download the image and scan it using tesseract OCR to output the text contained in the image!
because OCRbot runs on fedi.lynnesbian.space, it has a character limit of 65535, so even the longest images should work OK!
check the reply to this image to see it parsing the attached screenshot!
Proud teacher moment Show more
The final question on Exam 1 in my physical science class is always "Name an actual living scientist. The scientist can't be fictional, dead, or your professor." (For 0 points)
I was glad to see that many of my students wrote their own names.
Nachdem heute von den 6 Parteien im Haus alle Wasser in der Wohnung hatten und min. eine aktuell nicht bewohnbar ist die Bitte: macht einen Aquastop an die Waschmaschine oder stellt es anders sicher. Insb. wenn die Maschine in der Wohnung steht. #Wasserschaden
I learned a great new word today:
cis•sy fit (n): the meltdown that occurs when a cisgender person is questioned about their cis privilege.
non-binary pan polyam dinosaur. pronouns they/them.
chaos.social - because anarchy is much more fun with friends.
chaos.social is a small Mastodon instance for and by the Chaos community surrounding the Chaos Computer Club. We provide a small community space - Be excellent to each other, and have a look at what that means around here.
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The primary instance languages are German and English.