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how to survive hot summers 

with temps surpassing 40º in the UK and my European friends woefully unprepared to deal with hotter and hotter summers, I thought I'd share how we do it back home.

- Change your wardrobe. Don't wear jeans or thick, tight clothing in summer. Light colours help, but it's less important than the fabric being loose and breathable. Imagine you get a gust of wind; can you feel the wind? Linen fabric and synthetic activewear are great for this.

- Cover all your skin when going out into the sun, either with loose breathable clothing, or sunscreen.

- "But I'm only going to the tram" – if you don't like dying of melanoma, sunscreen yourself before walking under the radiation of the nuclear deathstar in the sky.

- Wear a summer hat and/or sunglasses.

- Always be sipping. Doesn't matter if you feel thirsty or not, carry water bottles everywhere, fill them on taps, sip often. If you don't the symptom isn't necessarily thirst; it's feeling tired, sluggish, brainfog etc., eventually sunstroke.

- Learn how to make hydrating serum (1L water, 20g sugar, 5g salt). In case someone has sunstroke give them serum; it hits faster than pure water. (also good for other forms of dehydration.)

- Tea and coffe hydrate you, even accounting for diuretic effect. Alcohol dehydrates; if drinking alcohol, drink at least the same amount of water with it.

- Give up not sweating. Sweating is good. It's a very efficient evaporative cooling system (that's why you need breathable clothing, and sipping water).

- Cold meals, refrigerated fruit and ice drinks are great. Counter-intuitively, hot drinks cool you down too, by hyping up the sweat system. Same goes for hot-spicy food. (this literally cools you down, look it up.)

- Don't go outside when the sun is high. Don't eat in outside tables when the sun is high. Don't go to parks, pools or beaches when the sun is high. Wait until the deathstar isn't killing you.

- Lower your expectations of productivity. It's the apocalypse, fuck work. Procrastinate in the hot hours. Kill time. Nap. Implement the siesta as an institution.

- The buildings here are more prepared for cold weather than hot. You might want to invest in good fans, or even cold floors. High ceilings are fresher.

- The higher the air humidity %, the less effective is sweating at cooling you. Be extra careful on high-humidity high-temp days.

- summer nights can be surprisingly chilly. don't get caught unprepared in your super-breathable, breezy hot girl look during a temp drop with rain and wind outside 3am.

Penpot 1.14 Beta release new feature!

⌨️Group library assets with drag & drop
We have improved the way to manage asset groups in libraries. Until now you could only do it by renaming the groups, now with drag & drop it is much more user friendly

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The single, greatest thing a tech conference can do to increase speaker diversity?

Stay. Virtual.

There are many technologists out there that cannot attend a conference because of restrictive laws, bigotry, disability, health, or just plain time and money.

Unity (former game engine company) has merged with an actual adware and malware distribution company. That's not an exaggeration. Fake Flash installers, was blacklisted by Microsoft's anti-malware tool, VirusTotal entires, that kind of thing.

blog.infostruction.com/2018/10

benedelman.org/news-021815/

Don't build your games on engines you don't have the source code to.

Anyway no big deal but here's a demonstration of Mozilla's serverless. client-side-only live text translation technology.

mozilla.github.io/translate/

This, right here, is why companies everywhere should not use social media alone for service status updates.

The fact that Proton's status page says we should go to Twitter for "more information" means that Proton is less accessible to folks without Twitter accounts. And that's no good.

PSA: Lenovo is no longer a valid venodor for Linux laptops:

mjg59.dreamwidth.org/60248.htm

"Starting in 2022 for Secured-core PCs it is a Microsoft requirement for the 3rd Party Certificate to be disabled by default."

One of my work mates has been implementing support for extensions to #GNOME Web (a.k.a. Epiphany): blog.tingping.se/2022/06/29/We

This has been made possible because at #Igalia we want more of us to dogfood a WebKit-based browser, and the number one complaint was “but, I miss extension $XYZ”. Luckily, being an owner-based coop we can *choose* ourselves to invest time in things like these :pika:

Shower thought: Some bugs have better documentation than the features.

Rare work toot alert!

I wrote an article for Endless OS Foundation's blog about our approach for collaborating with #GNOME since becoming a non-profit, the work we did in late 2020 and 2021 on GNOME 40 and GNOME Software 41, and what's coming next.

(Dear reader, please be aware that by being on Mastodon you are almost certainly more technical and/or open-source-savvy than the primary target audience for the foundation's blog!)

endlessos.org/post/reimagining

Friendly reminder that activated charcoal is an active detoxifier to anything that you take, and anyone taking medication, hrt, or supplements should avoid it entirely. Things it will disrupt include:
- hrt
- vitamins
- medication
- birth control
- dietary supplements
- painkillers
- antihistamines

BEDTIME PROCRASTINATION is the psychological phenomenon when a person stays up too late in order to have feel like they have some time to themselves.

Imagine if YouTube was shut down.

It would be a literal tragedy for the human race. Billions of hours worth of creativity would disappear in an instant.

"That would never happen!" some believe.

But it already has.

Remember Google+? All of it's gone forever.

Or remember all that media stored on MySpace? It's vanished.

We must stop depending on Big Tech to archive our data. Their mandate is to profit off our data, not preserve it.

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I saw an animated version of the Sickos meme and now you have too

So many people ask, "Where are the flying cars?"

But do you really want to introduce a bunch of verticality into car crashes?

(You'd crash in the sky and then fall to the ground and crash again, possibly crashing with others along the way.)

A cook on TV: "This soy based dish I'm making has lots of protein. It's great for vegans."

Immediately after saying this, he cracks an egg into it. 🤦

Extinction Rebellion will create NFTs by late 2022 (via crowdfunding) 😲

gitcoin.co/grants/4905/extinct

Irony is dead.

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