Link Love

Time to boycott Amy’s

Apparently a lot of CO2 monitors are no good.  Here’s one that is recommended (not sponsored).

Some articles suggest that covid causes heavier periods post-covid.  That has definitely been my experience so far at t+2.  I hope it goes back down by t+3.

Anne Case on representation  “If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu” (no link, just pulled it from a conference presentation)

This video is the opposite of me, but for those of you who are brilliant but wired differently:


Some good news:  That KS constitutional amendment I wrote postcards for that would make abortion illegal failed by a wide margin.  This is particularly impressive because it was during a primary election and only registered republicans and democrats can vote on primaries (more registered republicans in the state than registered democrats), so unaffiliated people got a ballot with just one question on it.  The prediction among likely voters was that it would pass by a small margin.  But turnout was much higher than expected.

$25 on donors choose to a red state that snuck a trans flag in with other school supplies.


15 Responses to “Link Love”

  1. middle_class Says:

    I am still supporting Amazon and Starbucks which I feel bad about due to their union busting activities. Is Walmart a better choice than Amazon? Walmart used to be the default representation of mega corporations driving out small businesses but I guess now Amazon is the worse offender? Or should I drop both and shoo target?

    • Revanche @ A Gai Shan Life Says:

      FWIW while, Target has its problems, I *think* it’s less problematic than Amazon and Starbucks. But Amazon is the Evil Empire and Starbucks is actively union busting (as is Amazon of course) so I just do my best to reduce spending there as much as I can while knowing that there is really no truly ethical consumerism and we do the best we can. I shop Target as my alternative to Amazon as much as I can, if I don’t have a smaller or different vendor / merchant I can use instead.

  2. Turia Says:

    I have that exact CO2 monitor and I LOVE it. Worth every penny, in my opinion.

    I was so happy to see the result in Kansas. I hope this is a foreshadowing of November.

  3. Revanche @ A Gai Shan Life Says:

    I was so surprised and happy at the results in Kansas. May our work continue to pay off like that in the coming months.

    I was debating buying a CO2 monitor but I’m thinking over whether it’ll play a practical role in prevention for us. We already choose not to be in places with other people as much as we can, what will that information from a monitor do for us? Perhaps tell us to get out of Dodge sooner than we might have planned?

    • Turia Says:

      Revanche, I originally borrowed a monitor from a friend to check the air quality of spaces we couldn’t avoid (like at work). It let us assess that it would be quite safe for us to go back to commuting to our university on the subway (we had been driving which was both stressful and environmentally irresponsible). I bought one for my family for travelling overseas (not really ‘optional’ travel as it was to see one entire side of our family we haven’t seen in three years), and it was beyond useful.

      I’m now using it as a way to determine what things we might be able to put back into our lives. We have a membership to a museum in our city that we haven’t been to since the pandemic started. When I renewed the membership most recently, I had a good chat with someone who could answer my questions about air changes per hour and MERV filtration. So I’m planning to take the kids (wearing KN-95s of course), and we’ll use the monitor to see if we can stay. I’m checking the air in our public library branch, to see if we can feel comfortable loitering to check books out on the shelves, not just busting in to get our holds.

      I sent the borrowed monitor into my big kid’s classroom, and was able to confirm that the mechanical ventilation in the school is working and was bringing in fresh air. I know how bad the ventilation is in our old house, and have a better plan for what would be required if one of us brings home Covid and we’re trying to stop it from spreading.

      I figure Covid is not going away, and I’d like to know what things we’ve been avoiding we could bring back into our lives safely. I’m also using (and contributing) to the Raven CleanAir Map, which is a crowdsourced website for CO2 readings (no link or I’ll end up in spam, but it’s easily found on search engines). I’m also emailing places when I see poor ventilation to tell them, because I think cleaning the indoor air is vital to controlling Covid, and this is one form of activism.

  4. Chaotically Organized Life (Video) | xykademiqz Says:

    […] Hat tip to Grumpies (nicoleandmaggie), here is a great video that resonated with me. Chaos Goblins of the world, unite! […]

  5. xykademiqz Says:

    Loved that Chaotically Organized Life video you posted — thanks! I am a bit peeved by all the comments on YouTube “Tell me you have ADHD without telling me you have ADHD!” Not every deviation from the norm is a disorder, sheesh!

  6. omdg Says:

    Awesome video. Can relate in a lot of ways. I cannot tell you how many people have gotten frustrated by my “lack of progress” because I don’t work in assembly line increments, and then I zoom ahead and voila, everything is fine. Although that was never enough for some of them — they NEEDED me to show “consistency” in the way in which the work was produced, not just a high quality product

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