Susan Dennis (susandennis) wrote,
Susan Dennis

Mind clearing

There was a science fiction convention last week in San Jose. Apparently, the convention people did not plan for a lot of people on mobility scooters and there turned out to be lots of them. And it was a problem.

People on Twitter assume that anyone on a mobility scooter needs to have a requirement for one. In other words, a mobility issue. Anyone who does not is a faker.

Now, people who use government issued disabled parking tags/spaces without the proper medical clearance, are, indeed a problem. People who use other spaces designated for disabled - thereby preventing their use by actual disabled people... is a problem.

But, I'm not sure scooter use requires a reason - legit or otherwise. I have a scooter and I use it and I don't have to. I use it mostly for trips that would be difficult without it. But certainly not impossible. I could take my car but I chose to take the scooter.

I don't consider myself a faker.


I really enjoy Instagram. I have a deep seeded dislike/distrust of Facebook which owns Instagram but I'm fine with Instagram. Not looking to make sense there. I get a lot of sewing/knitting/crochet/swimming inspiration on Instagram and enjoy watching the lives of people and also wallabies.

I almost always follow Instagram via the web on my Chromebook. The app, on my phone and even on my chromebook, works better but the app is now just one ad after another with regular entries sprinkled in now and again.

I do not mind the ads themselves. Actually they are frighteningly well targeted. BUT lately there are so many, that it's hard to find the non-ad content. TOO MANY!!!

They have not yet figured out how to put ads on the web version and I've very grateful. When they do, I'm going to have to figure out another way to get my inspiration. (I did turn off the auto posting of my Instagram to LJ.)

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