There are many forest fires in Mexico at the moment, which is why Mexico City is in a pollution contingency plan. The fires are concentrated in avocado-growing regions: people are illegally burning down forest to turn it into avocado monocultures, and taking advantage of a loophole in land-use laws: https://www.sinembargo.mx/16-05-2019/3581975
The article says those avocados get exported to Japan, Canada, and Europe.
So if you live there, maybe try to eat something else?
It is proven! I am jamesadney on Keybase: https://keybase.io/jamesadney/sigchain#3f2e8d0e42106ba1be73a8cbfcaf718ab5fcceffaf6e75b822b9a5047543a91b0f
TIL – Using conditional entries in .gitconfig to automatically manage #git identities based on the working directory. Nice!
Recurse Center is offering $10,000 fellowships to women, trans, and nonbinary people!
RC was a hugely positive and transformative experience for me as a person and a programmer; I highly recommend it
I've started having a better time on Mastodon/Fediverse by treating this like early Twitter: I try to follow back everyone in order to fill my timeline with stuff. I aggressively follow anyone when I see a boost of something they wrote that I like. I am going to start doing the ol' Follow Friday thing to help other people find people. I follow a lot of people I know *NOTHING* about but it's finally lively enough to keep me engaged.
hey, enterprising/inspired instance owners! i wrote up a short doc on all of the things i customized for cybre.space and what files they were in! take a look:
hey, instance ops! i put together a guide on adding S3 support to your instances along with a few troubleshooting tips! check it out!
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reminder that you can simply check a remote user's instance to see who to report trolling to and to check if they've broken rules by going to [instance url]/about/more! :v:
INTRO TO FEDERATION:
1. "mastodon" is a piece of software that runs on a server. There's a lot of servers that run it & u can follow ppl on other servers.
2. When u follow someone from another server, your server receives their toots.
3. The federated TL is all public toots that the server receives, ie all of the toots from everyone that ppl on your server follow.
4. ERGO: if u want to see more toots in the fed TL, follow + get other ppl on your server to follow ppl from other servers!
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