One reason Esperanto hasn't caught on as much as originally hoped is that the standard greeting equivalent to "How are you?" is "Kiel vi fartas?" and no one in the Anglophone world wants to teach this to middle schoolers.
Jan 6 2021 insurrection
Here's valuable reading for any American, or anyone who cares about US democracy. Long, detailed, and confirms what many suspected, but worth the read.
Summary: a coup attempt was unfolding, involving the rejection of state electors and the return of elector slates to Republican-led states where legislatures would overturn them. A handful of officials found the scruple to derail this. The violent insurrection was actually a sign of the coup failing.
But machinations are turning for 2024. Extreme concern!
Y'all gotta hear this. How the left can mobilize people, and how the Democrats are getting it wrong.
Here's a pattern we've seen with our children and many of their friends:
- Person has cold-like symptoms, maybe fever, headache
- Person gets negative PCR covid test, in some cases more than one
- Eventually they get a positive test, either PCR or antigen
- All the people I have in mind are vaccinated, in some cases boosted.
- Fortunately everyone had a brief, non-serious illness.
So, at this moment trust symptoms more than tests, and vaccines help!
My wife and I have now been heavily exposed, should probably be showing symptoms by now, but are apparently uninfected as yet. Time will tell.
Much to my chagrin, less than 10 minutes later, instead of issues and backtraces to post to the folks at Yunohost... I had... a working Synapse server with Element Web using all SSL for multiple users... Uh....? This was supposed to be a breaking test?! Good job @yunohost !
Climate crisis narrative:
Maybe we're going about climate discourse wrong:
More info on good medical masks:
Covid19 vaccine availability
Patent-free vaccine released to the world--interesting how mainstream media didn't cover this.
And now for something completely different: the Keswick–Threlkeld Railway trail.
Enjoyed this gentler hike with me Dad. In other news, I took the opportunity to experiment with some new Fujifilm recipes, so these images are completely made in-camera, no editing.
Loads more photos from this hike here, if you’ve got nothing better to do -> https://www.iancylkowski.com/blog/2021/12/27/keswick-threlkeld-railway-lake-district-winter 👍
Mathematical non-mathematician, Middle Eastern music, amateur musician, anti-imperialist, Software Freedom advocate, environmentalist. White cis male >50. Completely out of step.
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