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EV travel story, kinda long 

Our oldest child moved to Burlington VT this summer, so we've made several trips. There's a long stretch between chargers in Manchester NH and Montpelier, and Electrify America had installed hardware at a strategic location in between, but hadn't activated it. We could make it, but others might not, and it would be dicey in winter.

This summer it became my daily ritual to check PlugShare to see if this location was activated, and for about 2 months the answer was no.

Finally I found EA's web contact form and asked them when this location would go live. Got a pleasant, noncomittal "thanks for interest, we can't predict".

Two days later, the location was live.

I take full credit!

Just visualizing someone at EA saying, "Hey Sarah, did we ever turn that location on?" "Oh, damn, there you go, it's on now."

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if you havent already shared information about the residential schools, congrats, youre slower to acknowledge genocide than sports illustrated

si.com/.amp/lacrosse/2021/09/1

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looking for software dev work 

if you are or know of anybody hiring developers, i'm in the market for a new job. Lately, i've mostly worked with C#, but i know many languages and i can learn anything needed. Front and back end, git. Been programming professionally for over 10 years. preferably nothing finance, defense, or advertising related. DM me if you can help, boosts appreciated 💚

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Climate, campaign 

Help get fossil fuel dollars out of our media, help turn off petro companies' moral freedom to operate. Sign this petition to persuade the New York Times to stop accepting ads from fossil fuel companies:
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So I have known my husband for like... over 20 years and he's never done visual arts and then in the last couple weeks he started on making these little animal sprites based on a challenge and oh my gosh he has such a good eye for them!!

It's supposed to be pixel art but he makes them all wiggly.

look. at. this. owl! (birbsite link, sorry) twitter.com/MicahTillman/statu

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Spread this to black trans or non-binary people you know: the Marsha P. Johnson Institute is paying $500 directly to black trans or non-binary folks, with priority given to black trans women and those who have experience as sex workers or have been formerly incarcerated
marshap.org/covid-relief/

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Son obras de una artista afgana, que se llama Shamsia Hassani. Si las hacemos circular será como dar voz a ella y a todas las mujeres afghanas, que estan viviendo un infierno. Gracias RT

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These are Nat and Tat. This is their first #caturday appearance. Please admire.

US pol, satire 

Reporter drops sarcastic tweet, then doubles down to find the degree of absurdity that can't be missed. You know how this goes.
theintercept.com/2021/07/21/el

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Leaving Apple & Google...

In our latest newsletter:
- pre-order your /e/-T2e 📱
- dark mode is coming 🕶️
- /e/ is hiring!

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#degoogled #smarpthones #privacy #opensource

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I haven't been posting much because I've been traveling a lot.

Now I'm visiting my parents in Alabama for the first time in 1.5 years. I haven't been in Alabama during the summer for literally decades. And my parents live in a different house which is in a verdant neighborhood with a creek running through it, rather than the relatively dry pastureland of my childhood home.

Here's what I heard in my parents' backyard when I arrived in the evening.

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Hi all! We're the folks behind Co-op Cloud (coopcloud.tech), a project which aims to build out a digital configuration commons for tech co-ops and democratic tech collectives. Our approach aims to maximise sharing, co-operation and reuse for setting up and maintaining libre software infrastructure. We have a public matrix room at `#coopcloud:autonomic.zone`, feel welcome! The project is currently in public alpha and super young ☁️ 🎩 💻
#introductions #tech #coops #coopcloud #commons

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My "take" on the residential schools: This was the first time ground radar was used on a residential school property, and it was a relatively small school. This is almost certainly just the first of many such stories.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission, run by the Canadian government, states at least 3,200 children died in residential schools, and the number is likely 6,000 or higher.

1n

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