I wont miss the "Toot" name in mastodon. https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/pull/16080
the NYTimes has done another amazing job of showing the web's potential with this covid data vis/article. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/04/17/travel/flying-plane-covid-19-safety.html
The rate of progress and the ambition of SpaceX has returned to breathtaking levels. The Starship test flights, the SuperHeavy Booster construction, the ground support structures, all outlined in the video below, feel like light speed compared to the days of the Space Shuttle. Thats not even including the plans for the floating Oil Derricks SpaceX has purchased.
I'm in a foreign country 🇲🇽 but I'm at starbucks in a shopping mall for the wifi and seating, and about to walk over to fast-chinese-food. #solocal
Its been 3 weeks so far in Guadalajara. I learn a little more Spanish every day. I'm still avoiding coworking places due to covid, so its tough to meet people. On the plus side I'm getting project work done that's been ignored for years. Also I understand what good tortilltas and good tacos are now.
Ranked Choice Voting is happing this year, in this USA presidential election - in Maine. Thats a huge deal to set a precedent for the other states. RCV gives minority parties a chance. Here's what the ballot looks like in Maine. https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/upcoming/yorkRCV11-20geneleballotsample.pdf
if you live on the commandline, the weechat-matrix plugin is alright and definitely helps with the transition form irc to matrix. I just found a native (go) terminal based matrix-only client and my first impressions are very positive. https://github.com/tulir/gomuks
Just look at this picture - the flag waving in the wind. A shining aluminum rocketship. The sparks from welding another panel. All against an autumn Florida sky. This is right out of Armageddon except its real. The Starship Orbiter has 3 Raptor engines and is a self-landing cargo and crew vehicle capable of orbiting and re-entry.