"Cargo bikes deliver faster and cleaner than vans, study finds"

theguardian.com/world/2021/aug

"Electric cargo bikes deliver about 60% faster than vans in city centres, according to a study. It found that bikes had a higher average speed and dropped off 10 parcels an hour, compared with six for vans.

"The bikes also cut carbon emissions by 90% compared with diesel vans, and by a third compared with electric vans, the report said."

#environment

Finished another bit of fun crafting and this time it's for meeeeeeeee, really happy with the neatness of the knots and general vibe of the thing, although I may redo it to swap out the first two large marker beads after the start of the loop for adding weight and bulk without much use.

Oh it's an IC set of meditation/prayer beads for a LARP. But also it's a fiddle.

Does anyone know what sort of things are helpful for a therapist to write in a supporting statement for PIP?

We're looking for a Go engineer at work. Based in Manchester, UK but open to all UK applicants as you can work fully remotely. Send me a message if you're interested and I'll pass on the details!

In the life of the common or garden USBee, the real tragedy is their constant failure to get into the flower the right way around on the first try.

Apparently Zoom straight up lied about conferences being E2E encrypted, and didn’t tell anyone that they were passing personally identifiable data to Facebook & Google for years.

They have just had their ass handed to them by the FTC, and members of a class action lawsuit will be receiving compensation. Also… maybe don’t use Zoom unless your employer makes you. 😬

arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

@Shrigglepuss I will assuredly keep this news under my hat should I ever meet her to protect your honour!

@Shrigglepuss I mean this just means you get to be one of today's lucky 10,000 and listen to another excellent version of the song :)

(Also I have never met her but I am a fangirl for her whole vibe)

@Shrigglepuss that is a good version, however for me the peak version is Grace Petrie youtube.com/watch?v=yQ8-GUh7qi

Probably because I've heard it enough times that it instantly comes to mind when I think of the tune. I find it interesting which tunes get in your head as the first version and which over time become more fixed.

Was struck with a bit of a curiosity, so: are you familiar with web forums - online communities where people can post messages in threads and catch up on the messages that were posted since they last checked - and how old are you? :boost_requested:

This morning I had this cat come sit on my back and purr loudly to remind me breakfast existed while I was trying to sleep. Can't really blame her for her catness, but she is cute about it.

With the ESP32 being capable of running 80's PC emulation and with the existence of modern miniature TFT / OLED displays it's now possible to build a tiny, functional, self contained miniature PC for mice.

🖥️​ 🐀​

hackaday.com/2021/07/28/emulat

Covid Disability Archive 

this seems like a really cool project

"The Covid Disability Archive is launching, and needs submissions from the public to show the realities of how the Coronavirus Pandemic has uniquely affected the Disabled community."

coviddisabilityarchive.com/

Dogs are allowed in the bed.
(Please boost, I want to see if my perception is correct or not)

I've just been emailed by someone who wants to pay me to post sponsored content on mastodon.social

Looks like they're not taking a simple "no" for an answer so since they're likely keeping an eye on me, I'm putting NO on my TL publicly

Also, if I've been approached who else has been? And are they already posting sponsored content? How can I tell without a "sponsored" label? Is that a feature that should even be implemented?

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Genius Loci of Hanging Town

Mastodon is a federated microblogging network, so with an account on any instance you can communicate with people on other instances. This one is for friendly people part of, or associated with, the geeky/roleplayer social group of Hanging Town (Lancaster) in the UK.