Photos of a hawk that brought its breakfast of fresh pigeon to a tree, and the crows that tried to scare it off.
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.
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.
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.
I’m not big on zombies, but I really like Mira Grant’s (Seanan Maguire’s) Newsflesh series. That said, there’s one story I don’t ever want to read again. The one set in a post-Rising elementary school, showing all the anti-zombie precautions the school takes…and then how they all fail horribly in an extended metaphor for school mass shootings.
This picture of individual barriers around each student’s desk…
Interesting article on going beyond nature conservation and actively helping species adapt to introduced predators, changing climate, diseases, etc.
I’d read about the chestnut tree projects a couple of years ago, but the others are new to me.
An Australian project to help threatened marsupials avoid predatory cats is one of a host of ‘assisted evolution’ efforts.
Re-linking to this blog post from a couple of years back for, oh, no specific reason…
Once upon a time, the idea that “only the code mattered” was sold as a way to be inclusive. No one would be shut out if their code was good. But building software is more than code. It’s design. Planning. Discussion. It’s figuring out use cases, misuse cases, and failure modes. It’s interacting with people.
Hmm, it’s one of the posts I’ve already imported to my gemlog too…
New blog post, More Clocks than Time, inspired by having to change so many of them last night for the switch to DST.
Cross-posted to both web and gemini.
K2R: More Clocks than Time
Gemlog: More Clocks than Time
Walking around the house last night, setting all the clocks to Daylight Saving Time before bed, I found myself thinking: Why do we have so many clocks, anyway?
I ran into a weird bug with one of my WordPress blogs after upgrading to WP 5.7 where posts with emoji in the titles started timing out everywhere except the actual post editor and a search plugin. I couldn’t even search in the admin interface for posts with matching keywords or tags.
Fix: delete the emoji, save, paste it back, save again.
There is apparently a version of the Iditarod that people *run on foot* !?!?!?
The part where the author’s running partner can’t sleep and is having hallucinations while running is just kind of….what are you DOING?
Yeah, I’ve definitely had similar thoughts over the past year.
It all started when longtime Pismo Beach surfer Dana McGregor would leave his pet goat, Goatee, at home when he would go surfing and she would cry all the time he was gone, much to the annoyance of his neighbors. So, he took her to the beach with him and taught her to surf and quickly became a tourist favorite.