Interesting read on building “microforests” – if you don’t have enough room for actual rewilding, …

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.

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On planting “microforests” in a park, schoolyard, or even your own back yard to support wildlife in urban and suburban areas. Microforests (K2R)

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Peanut allergy alert for “Chocolate to Die For” ice cream…

Peanut allergy alert for “Chocolate to Die For” ice cream.

I don’t think the name was intended to be taken literally 😬

https://www.foodallergy.org/living-food-allergies/food-allergy-essentials/allergy-alerts/peanut-allergy-alert-belfonte-dairy

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Reminds me of the time I saw a recall of “Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge” candy, which turned out to actually be toxic.

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Found it:

“Too Much Lead Prompts Recall Of ‘Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge’ Candy Bars”
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2011/01/14/132927256/lead-prompts-recall-of-toxic-waste-nuclear-sludge-candy-bars

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Gee, so sorry about your auto-immune disease…

“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…”

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Brought to you, of course, by the party of “small government”

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“Migrating from WordPress to Markdown sounds easy…6months later and you’re losing your mind.”

So true!

“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.

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Wrote up a guide for telling Gnome what a .gmi file is so it can …

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.

hyperborea.org/howto/gemini-filetype-gnome.gmi

#gemini

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Great demo of devious design patterns. All you have to do to win the game is click through 29 questions without agreeing to the terms and conditions… Also, if you’re a webdev, don’t do these things.

Great demo of devious design patterns. All you have to do to win the game is click through 29 questions without agreeing to the terms and conditions…

Also, if you’re a webdev, don’t do these things. #DeceptionPatterns

TermsAndConditions.game

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Amnesty International petition to urge Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, and other pharmaceutical companies to …

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

https://act.amnestyusa.org/page/82608/petition/1

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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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