It’s infuriating to think that we might be looking at another year of masks because people refuse to get vaccinated. And those same people also refuse to wear masks.
I am composing this post from my Haiku virtual machine and I am reminded how much joy Haiku brings to computing. Although there are things that seem strange, like the near-total absence of login security (you can work around this but it is off by default, a-la Mac OS 9 and earlier), it is such a unique expression of the personal computing environment that could have been. I think that come Beta 3 Haiku is going to graduate to a hardware install in my house. I would love to set it up on a family computer and see how my kids interact with the interface.
The 2024 election is not going to be a good time whichever way it goes. If the lies about fraud don’t feature prominently I’ll need to eat my hat.
I really like the phrase “public affluence” as a way of explaining what I want to see in our civilization.
Today is the first day in ages that my allergies haven’t flared up within minutes of being outside. Now I can actually enjoy not having to wear a mask!
Learning to ignore information is not something taught in school.
— Read on www.niemanlab.org/2021/05/to-navigate-all-the-junk-on-the-internet-you-need-powers-of-critical-thinking-but-also-critical-ignoring/
We are told that content posted on the Internet lasts forever. While some content can last for decades, nothing is eternal, not even on the Internet.
— Read on cheapskatesguide.org/articles/transitory-internet.html/
Today I picked up a broken piece of plastic from our entertainment center that the boys broke and decided to model and print a replacement. I grabbed my calipers, opened a TinkerCAD project, and got to work. About half an hour later I had a replacement model and printed it off in ABS. It worked great, although I think I might make the screw holes a hair larger if I ever need to reprint it.
— Read on archive.md/a06mW
They Hacked McDonald’s Ice Cream Machines—and Started a Cold War
— Read on archive.is/xzYL8