It's bad enough mailing lists will put textual information in remote embedded images instead of the actual text. But 4MB to find out what hours a coffee place is closing early?

FFS.

I don't mind formatting or images. But email has to be readable offline and on slow connections.

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My rule of thumb for notifications:
- Will I need to act on it?
- How time-sensitive is it?
- How important?
- Is it actually for me, or is it an ad for the app service?

I turn off what I don't need, turn off sound on the less urgent ones, and customize sounds for the most important ones.

So I hear when a text or IM comes in, but not email or social media. When I pick up my phone I see emails, mentions & replies, but not favorites or boosts, etc.

It helps me a lot with alert overload. YMMV.

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I went back out about an hour later to check out the view as the moon left the earth's shadow, and caught these two photos, taken about the same time with different exposures so that you can see either the lit portion of the moon, or the part that's still in the earth's shadow.

#LunarEclipse #BloodMoon #Photography #moon #eclipse

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The evening was hectic, and I almost forgot about the #LunarEclipse. I had literally just put my son to bed when I remembered, "The #eclipse!" We went out to see if the sky was clear.

Clouds were rushing across the sky, but for the most part, it was clear, and we had a perfect view of the #moon looking like a dark brown chunk of rock in the sky.

(Then I spent 10 minutes fighting with camera settings while he went back to bed.)

#Photography #BloodMoon

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Shakespeare naming a bunch of his comedies after common idioms ("All's Well That Ends Well", "As You Like It", "Much Ado About Nothing", "What You Will") is exactly the same as modern sitcoms using goofy naming conventions for their episodes

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This is the first *definite* upper tangent arc I've seen. It's touching the much more common (and, in this case, faint) 22 degree halo around the sun.

It was late afternoon, and I've enhanced the contrast to bring out the detail. The sky wasn't that dark!

#halo #TangentArc
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#Delta4 #rocket launch trail above the Pacific Ocean, seen from Redondo Beach. Launch from Vandenberg AFB.
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What will the machines debate when the humans are gone? I fed 4,369 British Parliamentary style debate resolutions into to generate new topics suitable for the post-human era.

aiweirdness.com/post/182111367

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I find it utterly bizarre that someone can build an article around the idea that Mastodon is "apolitical."

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non-programmers are an important part of open source projects. non-programmer contributions are valid and useful and not second tier or otherwise less valuable.

it's easy to say programmers are the only value-add when you're fortunate enough to have enough non-programmers that you can take them for granted.

if you take away the feature requests, translations, and general chatter - many OSS projects would have never been more than flawed, narrow use case tech demos.

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but... how else would you know if it will blend?

I just don't get the YouTube genre of "let's destroy this super expensive thing."

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There's a different between trusting someone because they're an authority and trusting them because they have experience.

Reputation is the intersection of the two. You make yourself known as someone who knows things and can help.

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No one has brought the wine glass in since yesterday, making it a bit of an informal rain gauge (and giving me a chance to frame a better photo).

Link: Study Finds Doubling of Adult Food Allergy: 5 Important Takeaways

allergicliving.com/2019/01/16/

It's not just that the kids with food allergies measured a decade ago are growing up. Apparently there's a lot more adult-onset allergies than anyone expected to find.

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