Long time, and super active mapper Tshedy will spend next Friday on a 24 hr one woman #OpenStreetMap mapathon, to bring the map of #Lesotho to the next level of completeness.
An hour of your time mapping, or cheering on, can help.
You're not better than anyone else.
And no-one else is better than you.
(a #MentalHealth quote from Blindboy Boatclub)
Someone removed the burnded building:part's of #NotreDame in #OpenStreetMap
State of the Map 2020: The call for venues is now open! Assemble your team and propose your city as host for the next OpenStreetMap conference! https://blog.openstreetmap.org/2019/04/16/state-of-the-map-2020-call-for-venues-open/
If you want to find a DIY/crafty way to do a thing, "arduino" is a useful term to add to your search engine. A web search for "embroidery machine arduino" got me exactly what I was looking for. 🙂 "make your own embroidery machine" got lots of SEO type results ("make your photos into patterns for your embroidery machine" etc)
Here's someone turning a #sewing machine into a programmable #embroidery machine with an #arduino & #3dPrinted things.
I made up these LGBT identity words show what it would be like if the words were built only from native Germanic English roots, instead of from Latin or Greek loan-words: (1717 characters, very long) Show more
Some words for sexual orientations:
* sexual orientation = drawing or faining (fain is an archaic English word for desire; see https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fain )
* #asexual = undrawn or unfaining
* bisexual = twain-drawn or twain-fain
* gay (in the sense of homosexual) = same-drawn or same-fain
* gay (strictly in the sense of men loving men) = wer-drawn or wer-fain (wer or were is an archaic English word for a specifically male human, whereas "man" was a gender-neutral word for a human; see https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/wer#English )
* heterosexual = other-fain, else-fain, or else-drawn
* lesbian = lass-fain, lass-drawn, lady-fain, lady-drawn, or wif-fain (wif is a Middle English word for woman; see https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/wif#Middle_English )
Some words about gender:
* gender = kind
* assigned gender = allotted kind
* gender dysphoria = kind-woe
* #transgender = cross-kind
* transition = crossing
* cisgender = same-side-kind or stay-kind
Some words about nonbinary gender:
* gender binary = kind twofoldness
* binary genders = twain kinds
* #nonbinary = untwain
* genderfluid = kind-flow
* genderqueer = kind-queer
agender or genderless = kindless
* bigender = twi-kind
* neutral gender = fair-kind
* neutrois = fair-three
Building words from Germanic English roots is a fun linguistic experiment that is helpful when you find yourself overwhelmed with what we think of as "long words," which are of Greek or Latin origin. Wikipedia gives several examples of writings that attempted to do that:
The #Anglish wiki has a lot of resources for if you want to try it too:
It's still a little chilly, but I had the urge to go out for a #cycle! 🙂 Feel like I need some exercise and get some fresh air. 🙂 I've stopped for a beer, because why not. 🙂
With VMware finally announcing its plans to remove the non-complying #GPL code, Hellwig decides not to appeal. The VMware case wraps up: