If you're not familiar with it, Folding@Home utilizes excess processing power in your computer to help solve protein folding calculations spread through a large network of people doing this.
[Here is the URL for the team](https://stats.foldingathome.org/team/1064112)
The team ID I set up is 1064112. Extremely simple to set up and join and start making a difference in the world without having to do a single thing basically!
If you would like to have our team contribute to any specific cause, let me know so I can have our team defaulted to that. Happy folding!
I see lots of cats outside in my neighborhood and I try to care for them when I can. Especially right now since it is winter, anyone want to drop some tips for caring for neigborhood cats?
One of mine is lots of cats die of dehydration in the winter since any water source is frozen. If you leave water out for them, you can always put hand warmers underneath the bowl so it will keep it heated and stop it from freezing hopefully giving the little guys time to enjoy.
[This is a great article ](https://alleycatadvocates.org/communitycat-care-center/creating-winter-shelters/) on making DIY cat shelters that we use during the winter time and they get great use out of it!
Amazing place up in Wicker Park, operates more like a cafe than a dispensary and has the coolest workers! Prices aren't terrible either and all include taxes plus they hand out crazy amounts of free samples so if you go in for a 100mg slushie you can guarantee you'll likely end up with an extra 5-10mg!
Gaming - https://midwest.social/c/gaming
USA News/Politics - https://midwest.social/c/usa
Soccer - https://midwest.social/c/soccer
Not sure if this is how official Lemmy structure is supposed to be, but figured we could have dupe /c/ of these comms on our instance. They can x-post from other instances if needed but also can give a more specific insight into these topics that would tailor more to people in midwest.social.
Saw the !email@example.com comm and has a... suspicious amount of negative articles and specific people who submit things and stuff. Just want to get some actual news up in a /c/ that Americans can refer to if they would like.
If you love playing games of any kind, then this is the place for you!
Share which games you have been playing, look for a partner for that game you can't beat, or just share your general accomplishments.
With this server being geared towards people from the Midwest, we all realize how bitterly cold it has been this past day or two. Want to wish everyone a good weekend and also that everyone is safe and warm! Please keep in mind those who don't have warm shelter to stay in and try to help those less fortunate if possible.
So I have been away for a while but I came back and see there are new subs. Would love to upload more and make it more geared towards what people would like to hear about the city. Do you want politics? Economics? General news?
Let me know any thoughts you have so I can try to find content more suited to what you'd like to see.