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.
"The economics of package management" by @ceejbot https://github.com/ceejbot/economics-of-package-management/blob/master/essay.md
One of the best-written and most important things I've read in a long time.
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Before jumping into someone else's mentions:
✅ Am I being contrarian?
✅ Do I already have a relationship with this person, or am I being inappropriately familiar?
✅ Am I "ironically" doing exactly what this person just said not to do?
✅ Am I derailing another legitimate discussion in order to get on my own favourite hobby-horse or to one-up this person in my knowledge of social issues?
✅ Am I saying "Are you surprised?" when they're disappointed?
✅ Am I providing unsolicited advice?
"With a Simple Twist, a ‘Magic’ Material Is Now the Big Thing in Physics - The stunning emergence of a new type of superconductivity with the mere twist of a carbon sheet has left physicists giddy, and its discoverer nearly overwhelmed."
Watching #ClimateChangeTheFacts feels like a kick in the guts - but a necessary one 😰 We're the proverbial frog in boiling water, it's time to jump into action before it's too late. 📺: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00049b1/climate-change-the-facts
@Gargron "if we decouple your expectation from seeing specific things we can shove ads in easier" - Jack Dorsey
Open source developer, CEO contribsys.com, mikeperham.com
Pretty proud that my @sidekiq gadget powers Mastodon.
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