Acceptable song topics:
-I love you
-I'm not in love anymore
-I hate you
-Death is a glorious adventure
-Time to party
"Thirty-six percent of Manhattan is street space. It’s the most valuable land in the world, and the city gives it away for free, provided you use it for nothing but your car. What if we instead gave it for free … to restaurants and bars?" https://slate.com/business/2020/04/restaurants-reopen-outside-coronavirus.html
The Library of Congress has announced Citizen DJ, a huge online repository of 100 years' worth of public domain and open access music clips intended to be remixed in new hiphop music.
You can search the repository by sound/metadata, mix new tracks over hiphop beats, and pull curated "sample packs" to use for more ambitious projects.
Great work from @email@example.com and all at @CityMinneapolis@twitter.com; full info here: http://minneapolismn.gov/publicworks/trans/WCMSP-224120
Exciting news! Thank you @CityMinneapolis@twitter.com for providing space for people to get outside safely for essential trips.
"We need to figure out how to build real businesses that build real things, not virtualize everything. And we need to start fighting for not just infinite upside, but the sort of minute changes in cities... that will make it possible to build the future." https://stratechery.com/2020/how-tech-can-build/
Small victories. #BanTheBeg
Minneapolis, once again, leads the way.
St. Paul isn’t there yet, but I’m 85% confident @firstname.lastname@example.org will GET THIS RIGHT by the time the next 100yr pandemic hits in the year 2120
"Zoning has never stopped pollution, it’s only shunted undesirable uses to more racially segregated or less politically connected areas. What has stopped pollution is strong regulation, enforcement, and monitoring. These are vastly better at controlling pollution than the blunt tool of zoning, no matter where a use is placed."
In nature, things aren’t always binary — like this Northern Cardinal that’s half male, half female. It’s known as a bilateral gynandromorph: https://www.birdnote.org/show/cardinal-thats-half-male-half-female
Covid, Food, I cried a little
Naomi Kritzer on cooking during a pandemic after writing a (wonderful) science fiction story about cooking during a pandemic
This is exactly what I have been talking about.
Open Source Software + refurbished PCs = more kids learn. And they do it affordably. Any school or district not using Linux right now is missing an opportunity. #Linux #distancelearning https://twitter.com/MPRnews/status/1249792976206934017
hmmm, a consortium of States that are somehow United, this is an intriguing concept -- if only we had something like this already in place, that could somehow fulfill this role https://twitter.com/CoastalElite28/status/1246875517564813312
Sudan Archives covering R.E.M., "It's The End Of The World As We Know It": https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8r_2YkW8aTc
Keeping my mood up at the moment: lovely Slavic acapella
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