As you progress through Pride Month, remember that more and more, Pride is a profitable event for big and small content creators as well as big, monolithic companies.
There are many people out there are looking for your gay dollar and nothing else
Advertisers are not your friend, just because they are appealing to you for a cause does not mean they are not actively profiting for their own benefit
Be careful who you purchase from, or even better make your own expressions of pride
Astrology hot take
Almost every last astrology thing I’ve read on the internet is just a mash up of standard Relatable™ stuff, Inspirational™ stuff and Motivational™ stuff. You could probably mix up all the sign names and no one would notice.
Just take the message you need from whichever one seems to match you best. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Pisces and not a Libra or whatever.
Dutch supermarkets are selling "insect hotels" so everyone can put them up and encourage pollinators.
publishing, research woes
I've been working on a research project since October-ish, and I've just figured out that what I thought was happening was not happening, and the result is boring at best, unpublishable at worst. I'm glad I talked with a range of colleagues and figured this out before, not after, trying to publish it. Still, 😢
Strong Bad on Birdsite: For April Fool's day this year, I wish Bubs would feed all my sbemails into his discount neural network and see what kinda insane, eyeball-covered gold it would spit out."
Me: as it turns out, i have access to a discount neural net
Lake Retba in Senegal is a salt lake which is naturally bright pink like strawberry milkshake.
The colour comes from microbes which use a type of photosynthesis which evolved separately to the kind that plants use. The chemical machinery those microbes use is rhodopsin – the same stuff which is found in your retinas, allowing you to see.
Sharks are older than trees. 🦈
The first plant species which can be considered a real tree is known as Archaeopteris, and it evolved about 350 million years ago.
The first sharks evolved 50 million years before that!
talking on the phone
I recently tried to describe "call me, like a regular phone call; like SMS but for talking on the phone", and I couldn't figure out what to call it to distinguish it from Skype, WhatsApp call, etc., since all of those constitute "talking on the phone" in my world. #21stCenturyProblems ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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