Interesting read on building “microforests” – if you don’t have enough room for actual rewilding, plant a small plot of multilevel native plants and trees in a park, school yard, or even your own back yard – wherever you can fit, say, an oak, some shorter trees, some bushes and ground cover to create a thicket that will support small birds, insects and other animals, and just let it grow.
How to Plant Microforests in Los Angeles
Makes me wish I actually had a back yard.
On planting “microforests” in a park, schoolyard, or even your own back yard to support wildlife in urban and suburban areas. Microforests (K2R)
Peanut allergy alert for “Chocolate to Die For” ice cream.
I don’t think the name was intended to be taken literally 😬
Reminds me of the time I saw a recall of “Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge” candy, which turned out to actually be toxic.
“Too Much Lead Prompts Recall Of ‘Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge’ Candy Bars”
“Gee, so sorry about your auto-immune disease, but the medicine you’ve been on for years *might* be used for something we don’t like, so you can’t have it anymore.”
Post-Roe, many autoimmune patients lose access to ‘gold standard’ drug
Six days after the Supreme Court struck down the right to abortion, lupus patient Becky Schwarz got an unexpected message from her rheumatologist. “This is a notice to let you know that we are pausing all prescriptions and subsequent refills of methotrexate…”
Brought to you, of course, by the party of “small government”
“Migrating from WordPress to Markdown sounds easy. Mention it to any developer and they’ll say “Pfft, an afternoon of work at worst”
Suddenly it’s 6months later and you’re losing your mind.”
How to Export a Large WordPress Site to Markdown
I think I’m going to try the resulting script on one of my WP sites & see how it goes.
Review of Star Trek: Discovery – Season Two ★★★☆☆
The stand-alone episodes are good, and the Burnham/Spock family dynamics, but the main arc gets really frustrating in the second half.
Undocumented WordPress plugin directory feature: you can use a readme.md instead of a readme.txt so the same file works for both the plugin directory and your git repository!
Using readme.md for a plugin on WordPress.org
Gee, maybe integrating their other services into one platform wasn’t the best idea…
Losing Facebook is bad, but losing WhatsApp is worse – The Verge
What happens when you lose the encrypted messaging app everyone uses?
Wrote up a guide for telling Gnome what a .gmi file is so it can recognize gemtext on a network share where it’s not checking the file contents. This had the added bonus of letting me define Lagrange as the type’s default app and gedit as an alternate.
You can finally make your Venmo friends list private!
VICTORY: You Can Now Make Your Venmo Friends List Private. Here’s How.
It took two and a half years and one national security incident, but Venmo did it, folks: users now have privacy settings to hide their friends lists.
Amnesty International petition to urge Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, and other pharmaceutical companies to join C-TAP and ensure manufacturers in other countries can scale up covid vaccine production
Heh. “Why Does Iceland’s Fagradalsfjall Volcano Look Like a School Science Project?” And why the type of lava and type of eruption make it (comparatively) safe for people to see it up close.
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
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.