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Really good article on complex systems:

strongtowns.org/journal/2017/1

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.

After months of work, I just launched Faktory🏭 Enterprise, my newest bestest job system. Has queue throttling and batches as headline features! mikeperham.com/2020/01/08/fakt

How to migrate from one Mastodon server to another without losing followers:

1. Sign up on new server
2. On NEW server: Go to Account -> Moving FROM another account
3. Enter old account's handle
4. On OLD server: Go to Account -> Moving TO another account
5. Enter new account's handle and submit

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Happy Holidays, gang. I hope your vacation rental also has a painting of a tiger overheating in the desert. πŸŽ… πŸŽ„

your anti-imperialism should extend to imperial units of measurement

I subscribe to The Athletic and read an article about Player X in Safari on my IPad. Next I went to the YouTube app and saw a page of recommendations, one about Player X. Google sees all, total lack of privacy.

one thing i really miss on mastodon is deals from my favorite brands, unobtrusively tailored to my interests as signaled by my browsing habits and chat history

Extremely maddening and frustrating to talk to your local politiicians in 2019 and hear them spout things like "changing light bulbs" and "better recycling education" as climate change solutions.

Pal, we need a massive carbon tax and ban on plastic. Anything else is fiddling while the world burns.

Nothing will change until cities are burning and citizens are rioting in the streets.

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TIL Requiring a college degree for a job opening came about as a way to exclude black candidates after generic aptitude tests were found to be racially biased.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Griggs_v.

If you're building software/platforms that do not include robust tools that one can use to effectively protect themselves from harassment, you're making the problem worse.

If you're not coming down hard on toxic and often violent bigoted behavior, you're contributing to the problem.

PV is proof positive that we don't have to deal with any of this non-sense if we just *try*.

If you have a bigot problem in your community, it's because you want it there.

Period.

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My latest mechanical watch, a Sugess chronometer. The quality and detail work are amazing for the price ($220), the movement is beautiful thru the display back.

climate strike, depressing 

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