HEY it’s me. It’s Ronan. and here is my nazy new looking commissions sheet.

Most of everyone knows this but now but I’m gonna say it again: I am homeless and struggling VERY badly to survive right now. I cannot afford food or clothes or like, anything so I really REALLY need help! so i am offering commissions! Please consider me or at the very least, reblogging this and spreading it around.

Payment is through paypal and you can contact me at

Thank you for reading!

Rent help.

Hey everybody. I recently got out of a not ideal roommate situation, and am in the process of getting my finances back to a point where I’m not constantly in the negative. Unfortunately, I still need to help come up with the $275 that I would’ve used to pay rent at my old place, otherwise my old roommates will be evicted. This needs to happen by Thursday. I appreciate any help. Thanks.

Cash app: $JaxHalper


We need your help!

We have nearly 16,000 U.S. Civil War telegrams in our archives, and now you can help transcribe them! New crowdsourcing project “Decoding the Civil War” is a joint effort of The Huntington, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, North Carolina State University’s Digital History and Pedagogy Project, and citizen science site Zooniverse.

Read more on VERSO.

“Decoding the Civil War” landing page on Zooniverse.
Transcription gif from the “Decoding the Civil War” tutorial.


Neurological conditions like Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor, a benign trembling of the hands, head, voice, legs or trunk, are heavy burdens in their own right.

But add to that the moments when sufferers try to enjoy a meal with friends or family. The frustration attendant with being unable to keep food on the fork or spoon becomes another consequence of the disorder.

Now a San Francisco startup called Lift Labs is selling a piece of assistive technology that counters hand tremors and lets users have a meal without embarrassment or annoyance. The device, called Liftware, mounts utensils on an active stabilizing platform that diminishes uncontrollable jerking movements. 

This month, Lift Labs is matching donations to its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to send Liftware to people in economic hardship. The company will send the devices to the International Essential Tremor Foundation for distribution to those in need. Click through to see the campaign video.

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A new “Signature Feature” for this blog, starting 1/Jan/2018:

This has been in the back of my mind ever since I made this post, about the beginning of the Nazis’ “Aktion T4″ program, in 1939; it moved to the front of my mind with this post, about “McNamara’s Morons,” during the Vietnam War.

A Calendar of Disability History, featuring:

  • Biographical dates of historical – though not necessarily famous – disabled people (birthdays, when we have them, otherwise, dates of death), including famous people you were never told were disabled.
  • Historical events – such as the passage of laws and policies that affect disabled people (both good and bad)
  • Modern observances – such as the Disability Day of Mourning.

I’m considering making a special banner, and a specific title for these posts, as well as a special tag, so they’ll stand out when I post them, and be easy to find.

In my dreams, I’d have at least one thing to post about, every day of the year… More realistically, I’m hoping for a few entries a week.

Because I’m an English-speaking American, there’s a lot of history I’m apt to miss.  Which is why I’m mentioning this now. If there’s a date in disability history, or a disabled person you wish were in the history books, that you want me to know about (Especially if you’re outside the U.S.), either reply to this post, or drop me a private message.

And signal boost, this, if you will?  Thanks!

Crowdsourcing for safe-content 1D blogs

Opposite to and coupled with the boycott list, we are searching for (and eventually make a masterlist of) safe-content blogs to follow & reblog without being in ‘suspense’ of an impudent post popped up out of nowhere in the dash. These blogs are not required to strictly participate in the boycott, aka they are free to reblog from anyone they’re interested in, as long as they don’t express disrespectful opinions.

We intend to do this in two parts:

1. Please please please give us your suggestions: which blog you recommend? which category should be added? 

Some examples:
- updates (the boys, their music, movies, Louis’ girlband, families, etc.)
- graphics/gifs
- appreciation posts
- crack
- shipping: fanfics, fanarts, ect.

Also, self-promo is encouraged :) Please send the nominees via messages if you prefer!

2. After that, we will ask the blogger’s consent if they’d like to be part of this list, because it could potentially cause unwanted harassment from the trolls and/or the other side to that particular blog. But please know that we are very happy to have you on the list, to make this fandom a joyful environment.

Hope to have lots of feedback from you ♥
C, E & L


Is there a rule for posting partial scans of a doujinshi that I personally own? I scanned some of my favorite Royai djs recently and would like to share several pages – with translation, of course! – but I’m not sure if this is OK.

I mean, I don’t want to get into trouble for posting them with all the copyright shenanigans. I also don’t want to be called out for and/or accused of stealing somebody else’s art T___T

Please enlighten me~!!

Культурные центры. Будущее

Что вы знаете о культурных центрах Москвы?
Каким должен быть современный культурный центр?
Нужны ли культурным центрам новые форматы деятельности?

А может вы вообще не слышали о культурных центрах и упускаете возможность провести свой досуг в интересной творческой атмосфере.
Совместно с москвичами портал решил разобраться в этих вопросах и приглашает всех активных горожан принять участие в новом краудсорсинговом проекте «Культурные центры. Будущее». В ходе проекта все желающие смогут обсудить различные вопросы, касающиеся работы центров.
Проект начнется 18 сентября и продлится 2 недели. Зарегистрироваться для участия в проекте «Культурные центры. Будущее» можно уже сейчас — на портале
На основании идей участников Департаментом культуры города Москвы будет подготовлена концепция развития культурных центров и стандарт качества оказания услуг.


Crowdsourced Air Monitors Could Help People Breathe Easier in Cities

by Michael Keller

People living in towns and cities across the U.S. generally rely on state and federal authorities to let them know when their community’s air quality is cause for concern.

Monitoring station coverage varies depending on what state you’re in. Even if a monitor is down the street from you, the number of pollutants it sniffs for might be very different from another unit acrosss town. One station might be monitoring for ozone and nitrogen oxides, while a distant one might be on the lookout for sulfur dioxide and tiny particulate matter. That isn’t a recipe to give a consistent or personally very useful assessment of the air you’re breathing.

And for many people, an air quality monitoring station isn’t nearby. The state of the air on individual blocks or in neighborhoods is often unknown. But what if the job could be shared, with sensitive government equipment remaining in a dispersed network across a city while interested citizens provide data between the stations?

A European project called Citi-Sense is looking to do just that. Their goal is to develop sensor-based networks that are crowdsourced by citizens who measure the environment and conditions in urban areas.

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This Time, Humans Out-Perform Computers

Computers are terrible at mapping the brain.  Given a cross-section of a retina for example, computers have trouble distinguishing neurons from other cells and empty space.  Humans, on the other hand, can perform this task with ease.

Still, mapping the brain would be a monumental task for one human.  So MIT neuroscientist Sebastien Seung recruited more than 120,000 online gamers to help him - via a game called EyeWire.

Players help color in neurons, and a computer later compiles their data into a complex map. Already, their work is helping scientists understand how the brain sees movement.

You can hear all about it in this story from Joe Palca.