Stumbled on this amazing #APOD from 2014
Photo credit & copyright: Max Rive
10 years ago a young #MountainLion crossed two freeways and began a life in Griffith Park, a semi-wild area in the hills of #LosAngeles. #P22 became a trail-cam celebrity, outlived life expectancy for wild pumas and inspired a #wildlife bridge across the 101.
Waning health prompted biologists to bring him in for a checkup, but he was hit by a car first. Injuries & chronic illness were too much for him to survive in a sanctuary, and he’s been euthanized.
I should clarify in case the ALT text isn’t visible – the attached photo from the LA Times is of P-22 in better days, spotted on a wildlife camera.
In the process of disentangling connected accounts from the birdsite, stumbled on #IntenseDebate. I’m not sure I’ve seen a site using them for comments in years.
And considering that the list-your-other-social-sites-on-your-profile still has spots for Digg, FriendFeed, MyBlogLog, and Orkut, I have to wonder…is Automattic doing anything with it other than keeping the lights on?
Speaking of stumbling on things, I miss StumbleUpon
Not what they usually mean by LAN security, but certainly effective.
Nice small collection of unusual photos of Martian landscapes from Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter at Daily Overview. I don’t know what the blue triangle thing is.
The description doesn’t say, but I’m guessing most of them are false-color or exaggerated.
(Images originally from NASA)
I’d like to think we can all agree on this, at least.
The problem with multiple video chat appointments in the same household at the same time.
Incredible (and in some cases disturbing) photos from the current round of wildfires raging across California.
Slugging through. https://somethingpositive.net/comic/slugging-through/ via @choochoobear
Fascinating to look at yesterday’s California power demand vs. forecast graph & how effective the 3pm Flex Alert was at getting people to reduce power usage during peak hours. (That forecast demand peak was very close to the forecast supply peak.)
It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity. No, really: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/04/science/randall-munroe-xkcd-temperature.html