Really good article on complex systems:
A sad tale on how moving from smaller local schools to one large school outside of town has externalized costs to everyone in terms of commute time, increased pollution, and making impossible healthy options like walking or biking.
"If we continue on the present global emissions trajectory, the earth could warm +4C as soon as the early 2060s. An increase of +4°C would cause “mass death” and would be “incompatible
with an organized human community,” according to Kevin Anderson, Deputy
Director of the Tyndall Center for Climate Change Research. He projects that only 500m people could survive warming on that scale, meaning 8-9 billion people could die as a result of catastrophic climate warming."
Twitter blocking Jenn Schiffer's account
"this week i am spending time in a place i have surprisingly never been before: twitter jail... when twitter finds that content of yours violates their rules and, in response, locks your account. in my case, i called a twitter account a most “hateful” word: “dude.”"
Seriously?! Ridiculous even by Twitter's standards!
Cat has developed this funny resting position, hanging her front paws off the ottoman. #mastocats
A gigantic data leak from a white supremacist message board was posted onto the Internet Archive today. #IronMarch
Bellingcat published a guide on how to find, access, and interpret this data :
@TheKinrar Getting a 500 when I try to upload media.
Years ago, a bad actor bought the sidekiq.pro domain and proceeded to try to monetize somehow (one example, they offered it to me for $1000). I ignored all of it; I have the luxury of time and can outwait hustlers.
I learned today that they finally gave up, failed to renew the domain and a Sidekiq committer picked it up and offered it to me. ❤
Woah, Firefox 70 includes colour vision deficiency simulators 😮👏 https://hacks.mozilla.org/2019/10/auditing-for-accessibility-problems-with-firefox-developer-tools/
Open source developer
Pretty proud that my @sidekiq gadget powers Mastodon.
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