An outdoor mall extension completed in 2020. Which wasn’t exactly ideal timing…

An outdoor mall extension completed in 2020. Which wasn’t exactly ideal timing.

The courtyard was at least someplace they could set up chairs and signs reminding you to keep your distance. I saw a few people walking through on their way to somewhere else (like I was), and could hear an exercise class running in the parking structure next door.

#mall #empty #reflection #fountain #photo

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Who knew a hawk could be a birb?

Who knew a hawk could be a #birb?

Spotted in a park. Probably a Cooper’s Hawk.

I heard a lot of chirping from this tree, and saw a cluster that looks like it could be a nest near where this hawk was standing guard. It just kind of looked around the whole time even as I walked past the tree. If it was standing guard, it must have been able to tell I wasn’t a threat.

#hawk #birds #photo #nature

Who knew a hawk could be a birb?

Who knew a hawk could be a birb?

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Across many experiments, participants tried to fix problems by adding stuff

Interesting: “Across many experiments, participants tried to fix problems by adding stuff” even when removing something was a simpler solution.

When asked to fix something, we don’t even think of removing parts

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And now I’m reminded of an essay I saw years ago about how people are more likely to ask for a preference to change application behavior than just ask it to change.

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Statue of Ramona Quimby, one of several inspired by Beverly Cleary characters in Grant Park

Statue of Ramona Quimby, one of several inspired by Beverly Cleary characters in Grant Park in Portland, Oregon. Photo from a trip in 2013.

TBH, though, Atlas Obscura got better photos than I did:
https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/beverly-cleary-sculpture-garden-grant-park

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Kid mused about the possibility of a youtube channel that only showed coffee. So I …

Kid mused about the possibility of a youtube channel that only showed coffee. So I told him about the original webcam that monitored a break room coffee pot for years. And of course from there we ended up on the joke RFC for Hypertext Coffee Pot Control Protocol, which also introduced the error code 418 I’m a teapot (whose response body MAY be short and stout).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trojan_Room_coffee_pot

https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2324

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Fridge lightbulb went out. Placed a pickup order at Target for a replacement. Added a …

Fridge lightbulb went out. Placed a pickup order at Target for a replacement. Added a few other things we don’t need immediately but could use soonish, figuring why waste an extra trip later. Got a notice at 9:30 that the order was ready, figured I’d wait until morning to pick it up.

I just looked at my email. They filled everything in the order…except the lightbulb.

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