Submarine Cable Map is A Good Website™ (shows you all the undersea cables around the world delivering you this here good internet experience) https://www.submarinecablemap.com/
fundraiser! Show more
Join me in making @scalzi write a short story, and wiping out medical debt: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/ https://whatever.scalzi.com/2019/05/09/my-birthday-challenge-donate-to-wipe-out-medical-debt-get-a-brand-new-story/
e'en with the grace of code and capital / we cry out side by side
I just finished How to Do Nothing by Jenny Odell. Strongly recommended for all, but especially as someone in the Bay Area and enmeshed in tech. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42771901-how-to-do-nothing
There's a #Mastodon call-out in the book fwiw, though it's definitely not the most interesting part.
It takes a lot of power to spin four helicopter blades fast enough to keep a drone in the air.
One possible solution: claws, so they can perch on branches and ledges.
shop talk, hot take Show more
people arent using electron because of some kind of personal moral failing on their part, theyre using it because it lets them do UI programming in a system they already understand and also because of the miserable failure of other UI systems to make cross platform UI programming not a complete pain in the ass
uspol-ish, may 8th rideshare strike Show more
According to people who claim to know what's up, it's a joint Lyft/Uber strike, so I'm using neither one this Wednesday.
Never cross a picket line, friends!
#mermay day 1; lovers
@jennytrustad As the only mathematician I know personally: would you like some chalk? :P https://boingboing.net/2019/05/03/why-this-japanese-chalk-is-bei.html
One restaurant in Toronto is wiping out food waste by selling out of perishable food and open bottles of wine. It takes a skilled chef, fast thinking, and some good-natured customers.
D&I, cranky Show more
1.) make URM-focused slack channel
2.) all D&I related info gets posted there
3.) almost no majority-group employees see D&I related content
4.) pitch URM-focused channel as an ERG / benefit to job candidates
The data shows that students who are parents have better GPAs and grades than their classmates without kids. But, they are less likely to graduate.
The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.