Visual Programming Codex - List of #VisualProgramming languages and related information. https://github.com/ivanreese/visual-programming-codex
Western Washington is in the midst of a "moderate" drought, and long-range forecasts indicate a very dry summer. https://patch.com/washington/across-wa/latest-western-washingtons-serious-drought
"Federal water supply forecasters predict lower available water supplies this summer in all areas except the southern part of the state. As weather conditions change, the water supply forecasts will evolve as well, but the chance for major changes in outlook will diminish as we get closer to the dry season."
President Fox News Grandpa Just Went Ballistic Outside the White House and We All Just Act Like It's Thursday. https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a27650968/donald-trump-robert-mueller-worst-human-beings-on-earth/
"At this point, we can safely say there's something blindingly obvious about the president's bouts of public lunacy. It is so overwhelmingly clear that the world's most powerful man is not well—that he is behaving erratically and speaking nonsense and possibly suffering from some form of cognitive decline—that few people even seem to acknowledge it."
Why I don't like 'like' or 'favorite' buttons… [mini-rant-listicle]
1. It adds easily machine-readable detail to your social graph
2. It's a lazy way to indicate approval; if you really like it respond with kudos or expand on the idea
3. It is extremely low resolution messaging; what does 'like' really signify?
3.a Are you supposed to 'like' a post about someone going through a bad patch; does that indicate support?
3.b While there are infinite shades of feelings, 'like' is black and white
Report: Google News Does Not Have an Anti-Conservative Bias So Much as a Pro-Credible Source One. https://gizmodo.com/report-google-news-does-not-have-an-anti-conservative-1835362673
Problem here? For me this represents confirmation bias. For the loony right it's just more proof there's a giant conspiracy to keep them from getting their own confirmation bias fix.
Went to Vonda N. McIntyre's memorial service today. Looks like nearly 200 people attended. Lots of stories were shared. Some came all the way across the country. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vonda_N._McIntyre
I've know Vonda since the mid '90s, but some of the people there knew her since the early 1970s, when she established Clarion West.
"Beaker brings publishing to the peer-to-peer Web, turning the browser into a supercharged tool for sharing websites, files, apps, and more."
EspoTek Labrador Board. https://espotek.com/labrador/
"All-in-one USB Oscilloscope, Signal Generator, Power Supply, Logic Analyzer and Multimeter."
Basically a tiny #electronics lab with a USB connection and Open Source software.
Xprotolab Plain is another one, with just a bit less functionality. http://www.gabotronics.com/oscilloscopes/xprotolab-plain.htm
Politics, Leftward Shift
Measure Of Public Mood Is ‘Most Liberal Ever Recorded,’ Political Scientist Says. https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/public-policy-mood-estimate-most-liberal
Really? Because our government is one one the most autocratic we've ever had. Maybe it's an equal and opposite reaction thing?
Or maybe the real problem is the Overton Window has been expanded to include so many far-right loonies that what used to be the center is now on the left?
Whenever you are past the edge, out in the wind, look for me.
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