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.
11 lines of code for the function signature of a (presumably) complicated function. wow. #rust
I find this video encouraging for a open-source clone of the Anki Vector with an esp32.
Storj, while open source, has a top-down enterprise-feel in how it does things. Sia is extraordinary in its free market approach, though rebuilding the blockchain seems possibly unnecessary. https://siastats.info/storage_pricing
The most efficient, expressive lanauge ive ever used is the one inside jq. https://stedolan.github.io/jq/manual/
fans of @PINE64 be on the lookout for the Pine A64 timer patch in linux 5.1 config: SUN50I_ERRATUM_UNKNOWN1 https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/c950ca8c35eeb32224a63adc47e12f9e226da241
Better a few years late than never.
@TheKinrar suggestion for instances.social, assuming it updates the total user and toot count for each site - the front page could chart a federation-wide user and toot total over time.