fitnessing 🏋🏻♂️ Show more
After playing a very technical sport for so long, the simplicity of strength/barbell training is really appealing. Like today, I picked up a very very heavy thing then carried it across the gym. Felt great.
US Pol, Beto Show more
Filing my Beto Hot take now: The dude has "VP Choice of a more progressive candidate" written all over him. Just gotta stay in the race long enough to seem viable-ish and then drop out gracefully and wait for the invite.
Okay, so: based on my research I believe that RFC-69, from September 1970, is literally the first example of an internet person doing a reply-all and saying "please unsubscribe me from your list".
This is, of course, nice.
Ok, so I have a tweet that's getting kind of popular on birbsite and I want to share the essence here too:
A guy tweeted that MySpace had lost all the music uploaded to it from 2003-2015. " An entire archive just... gone, forever."
So... this is your periodic reminder that uploading stuff to a website isn't an archive.
If you want to say nice encouraging things to the dog, do so barely above a whisper. The dog hears you just fine.
If you do manage to get a hand on the dog, first thing to do is tighten the collar and check it for damage, then keep hold of it.
You'll probably need help and lots of time if you want to safely capture a dog
Dogs, like humans, will want to maintain a personal space bubble. You may be able to get the dog to move by SLOWLY approaching the edge of their bubble, waiting for them to move away from you, and then SLOWLY inching forward.
Keeping the dog between (say) a fence corner and you means they'll be relatively safe and predictable and gives you time to recruit help
If the dog isn't in immediate danger, you've got 2 options for what to do next, either try to get the dog to approach you or corral the dog into a safer area.
The (only) reliable way to get dogs to approach you is food: dog treats, small bits of meat or cheese, plain carbs like bread, rice, or popcorn are all decent options. Throw a piece a few feet in front of the dog, wait for them to eat it, then repeat.
Sitting on the ground or even laying down will make you less threatening
First, take stock of your surroundings: Are there other people around? Where are the relatively safe places (fenced in yards)? Where are the dangers (busy streets)?
Your goal is to (a) do no harm and (b) make the dog's situation as safe as possible. Having at least one human (you) watching them is a measured improvement in safety, so start there.
Beer advertisement Show more
I fuckin’ love this truck wrap because I’m pretty sure the designer is aware of the concept of beer but has never actually had one 🚛🍺🤔
Today I learned that there's a website where you can "Adopt" a storm drain and help keep it clear. Great idea this week because all this snow is gonna melt and it's gotta go *somewhere*
I'm playing derby again this weekend! Come see me and my all-gender teammates roll around (and into) other humans at a charming old warehouse in NE Minneapolis
(Saturday Mar 16, we play at 3 and again at 7)
I like riding bikes and writing code and playing roller derby and doing nice things for people. He/Him.
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