Behind our street is a berm or dike between the buildings and the relief channel for the river. A week or two ago, as part of construction work next door, the vegetation was stripped off of berm behind that lot. We were worried that this would mean our local hedgehog, David, would stop visiting since their route into our garden was on that side.
Happily, last night David showed up again!
In the early 1400s, Edward, Duke of York wrote a hunting and game guide that included a list of over a thousand "names for all manner of hounds."
Some good ones:
A paper including the list of names: https://www.academia.edu/44222801/THE_NAMES_OF_ALL_MANNER_OF_HOUNDS_A_UNIQUE_INVENTORY_IN_A_FIFTEENTH_CENTURY_MANUSCRIPT
A copy of the manuscript at auction: https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-4654654
UKpol, RMT strike
"Transport Secretary Grant Shapps responded to a suggestion from Jeremy Corbyn that pay was inadequate by saying: "The median salary for a train driver is £59,000, compared with £31,000 for a nurse and £21,000 for a care worker."
That seems to be directly proportionate to union membership and militancy in the sector.
Nurses and care workers clearly underpaid. They need more militant unions!
old people theories
I told a friend that we were planning on getting an electric car and heard a variation of this ...
1906 is the single, and the other one is the b-side that real fans think is the better song.
Gangstagrass is seriously good! Who would have said that hip hop + bluegrass would be such a good mix
The music used in the "You wouldn't steal a car" anti-piracy advertisement was pirated
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/tilbots/status/1537605916346007553
The thing about large language models like GPT-3 and Lambda describing the experience of being self-aware is they can also describe the experience of being a squirrel.
Someone had a granite headstone made for Internet Explorer and placed it beside a tiny church on the rooftop of a cafe in Gyeongju, South Korea: https://m.clien.net/service/board/park/17331335
Hey everybody, I'm in the process of starting the data collection part of my thesis on Why people are Joining Mastodon. I'm looking for people who would be interested in participating in an interview to share their experiences about their time on the platform. If you want to
participate or have any advice (which I really appreciate) please dm me. Thank you all very much!
#OtD 14 Jun 1381 during the peasants’ revolt in England, Wat Tyler’s rebel army of some 50,000 to 100,000 people captured London Bridge and the Tower of London, killing the English Chancellor and Treasurer. https://libcom.org/library/5-john-wycliffe-english-peasants%E2%80%99-rebellion
Do you have a favourite recipe to point me at, bearing in mind that I am almost completely incapable of not riffing on recipes?
Actor/writer/musician/UNIX guru/cook/medievalist and more. http://www.aspiringluddite.com
Medievalists and Medieval-adjacent. Sort-of.