covid-adjacent, trying to figure out current rules

I went out for a walk this afternoon and saw a lot more people than usual and a lot fewer of them wearing masks (until I got closer to the business-zoned streets), and with the recent change in CDC recommendations, I’ve been trying to find the current status of outdoor requirements in all the local cities, county, and state…and I’m not finding a clear answer.

Getting my second shot tomorrow, figure I’ll keep masking for the next 2 weeks anyway

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Apparently if I go out walking to birdwatch or to get somewhere, I still need to keep my distance *and* wear a mask along the way, but if I go out walking to exercise, I only need to keep my distance. ???

Realized I’m stressing out over the vaccine appointment tomorrow because part of me is convinced Something Will Go Wrong before I can get to it.

And partly wondering if it’ll knock me out worse than the first dose did. (Serious fatigue for about 24 hours starting later that afternoon.)

Still, better and shorter than even a “mild” case of the actual virus, though!

Amnesty International petition to urge Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, and other pharmaceutical companies to …

Amnesty International petition to urge Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, and other pharmaceutical companies to join C-TAP and ensure manufacturers in other countries can scale up covid vaccine production

https://act.amnestyusa.org/page/82608/petition/1

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Nervous Squirrel

A light brown squirrel on a tree branch, looking at the camera and waving its tail so fast it's motion blurred.

I heard chattering and slowly walked toward this tree in a city park. Once I got to it, I stopped, and slowly looked around until I spotted the #squirrel up in the branches, just looking at me and waving its tail very rapidly. I took two photos, then walked away.

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Finally tried out No Man’s Sky. Starting planet is not only overheating my character, it’s …

Finally tried out No Man’s Sky. Starting planet is not only overheating my character, it’s overheating my CPU too!

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I guess I’ll have to turn down some of the settings in order to play more than 30 minutes at a time.

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Really disconcerting when the computer abruptly shuts off in the middle of a game

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Unsafe bottled water in news, pet & human illness

I remember seeing this brand of bottled water a couple of years ago. The marketing-speak on the box really set off my BS detector.”Beyond alkalinity! We add negative ions!”

So I shouldn’t be surprised they ended up putting someone unqualified in charge of the process, *not training him*, and making the stuff actively poisonous. (Though the article doesn’t indicate what caused the cases of liver damage.)

Technician for water co. linked to liver failure says his dog got liver illness
Technician said he only had a couple of hours of training and did what he was told.

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Huh, Verizon has sold Yahoo and AOL. For half of what they paid for them…

Huh, Verizon has sold Yahoo and AOL.

Verizon sells AOL and Yahoo for about half of what it paid

For half of what they paid for them. 🤦‍♂️

To a private equity firm. 😬

Flickr and Tumblr REALLY lucked out that Verizon put in the effort to look for a photo-sharing company and a blogging company to sell them to instead of just muddling along with no idea what to do with them until they just wanted to unload them.

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Two crows chased a squirrel across the lawn at a park…

Two crows chased a squirrel across the lawn at a park, one of them swooping down and possibly making contact with its claws (I couldn't quite tell) until it ran up this tree.Then they perched on a nearby fence and waited. When it tried to run down the trunk, they flew at it again and it went back up. One crow perched on another branch of the tree and waited, while the other flew off.

#nature #birds #squirrel #crows

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When I write something new on my gemlog or import an older blog entry, sometimes I’ll also import…

When I write something new on my gemlog or import an older blog entry, sometimes I’ll also import related posts so I can link within the #gemini capsule instead of out to the web.

I was importing a post on how functional memorabilia is both irreplaceable and easily replaceable depending on how you look at it, and it mentioned my #Mozilla #Coffee mug – which I still have.

Gemlog: (Ir)replaceable?
Blog: (Ir)replaceable?

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But yeah, Mozilla Coffee was briefly a thing, back in 2003-2004. It wasn’t a run by Mozilla, it was someone who had a mail-order coffee business who branded some of it and donated half the profits to the Mozilla Foundation.

Gemlog: Remembering Mozilla Coffee
Blog posts tagged Mozilla Coffee

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Probably a Cooper’s Hawk (in tree, full)

Probably a Cooper’s Hawk, spotted on a walk this afternoon. It flew up to a telephone pole, alighted there for a few seconds, and as I was trying to line up a shot with the camera, it took off again, then flew a few houses down the street to perch in this tree.

I also posted a closer crop on my *ahem* @AddHawk account

#hawk #birds #nature #photo

A medium-sized brown bird with black stripes on the tail, mottled white/gray on the wings and head, yellow eyes and a sharp, hooked beak, perched on a tree branch and backlit with sky and green leaves behind it.

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Probably a Cooper’s Hawk (in tree, portrait)

A medium-sized brown bird with black stripes on the tail, mottled white/gray on the wings and head, yellow eyes and a sharp, hooked beak, perched on a tree branch and backlit with sky and green leaves behind it.

Probably a Cooper’s Hawk, also spotted on the same walk this afternoon. It flew up to a telephone pole, alighted there for a few seconds, and as I was trying to line up a shot with the camera, it took off again, then flew a few houses down the street to perch in this tree.

#nature #birds #hawk

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