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when you think about it, industrial civilization has created a vast array of high-intensity stimuli well beyond what's typically found in nature. and most people in "developed" countries are soaking in this environment 24/7.

in that light, it's no wonder that many of us experience problems with exposure to, attraction to, or effects of these stimuli.

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The idea is to make a drainable, mud-free surface that can be adjusted easily with time. Though I don’t think these big trees are going to grow much more. Certainly not while we owned the house.

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Assuming this big adventure goes through. I will look for alternate solutions. Design around the trees. First thing will be to rip up the asphalt and not put anymore down. Let the roots do their thing. But we need a relative surface to the garage. Cobblestone is one approach. Granite gravel is another.


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There are two huge, beautiful pines in the yard. Literally sentinels in the neighborhood. Obviously there before the house. But the roots are lifting up and through the driveway badly. From what I’m reading, cutting the roots is bad for trees this big; they can blow down or get root infected and slow die. Long-term advice seems to suggest cutting down the trees. I hate that idea. Not to mention the extra cost of an arborist, and what a hole it will leave in the sky.


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Still on the house hunt. Considering a sizable one that just came up but needs a lot of work inside. The elderly husband died of covid 3 months ago and the children are putting the widower in a retirement home. A weird thing... but, we need a house.

Another concern...

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Security researcher recommends against #LastPass after detailing 7 #trackers

A security researcher is recommending against LastPass password manager after detailing seven trackers found in the Android app.



LastPass Android: Drittanbieter überwachen jeden Schritt


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New Benevolent Dictator for the #Gemini project (at least for the specification of the protocol and format). Sean Conner replaces Solderpunk.


This is something even iA Writer does not do, greyed out Textile table syntax.


Not everything is accounted for (e.g. the text alignment stuff), but it's already way more than I ever use Textile tables for.

Anyway, I've reached my limits of ability with the grammar and functionality stuff, and the bundle works as I need, so I can get back to other writing tasks and let this repo stew.

I’ve started taking the long walks again. I’m going to try and not let winter seasons interfere with it anymore, but the mud can be out of control, though.

This is the kind of thing that is unending around my parts. In fact, I’m pretty sure you can walk across France any direction through backcountry, agriculture, forests, etc, and never see a city, if you map it right.

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Here we go ! 🚀

Pollux.casa, your home in #Gemini constellation, is officially open !


You want to create a gemini capsule, but do not want to manage a server?

You're welcome !

pollux.casa proposes gemini capsules hosting (for free), accessible through sftp.

Just send me, in a private message, your desired pseudo and your ssh pub key.

As of that announcement from the PM today, I am now qualified for the jab. I guess I’ll get that going.

‘Climate emergency declarations in 1,890 jurisdictions and local governments cover 826 million citizens‘


A couple of examples, ironically...

498 governments. Representing 57M+ people, about 86+% of national population.

1 government (in Recife). Representing less than 1.5M people, about 0.79% of national population.

Good thing Bolsanaro and club see the jungle through the trees. Or would that be the cattle ranches?

‘We have to face the reality, process the feelings, build resilience and then we can take action based on the truth — not on wishful thinking or the delusion that governments or technology will save us.’
– Caroline Hickman



I keep forgetting there’s a difference between favorites and bookmarks in masto now. I wish I could change there position because I rarely need favorite but would use bookmark most of the time if it was more visible.

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Dear #Mastomind: Any guidelines on E-Ink / B&W/grayscale / low-refresh rate app design / UI/UX?

I've recently come into possession of an e-ink book reader, and am discovering the joys (seriously) and limitations (dittos) of e-ink displays and software designed for them.

I've just begun looking for any information concerning design guidance for e-ink devices, and am coming up very short. If you're aware of any such resources please respond to thread.

Boosts welcomed.

#eink #uiux #AppDesign #SoftwareDesign #Interfaces #BlackAndWhite #LowRefresh

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We're hiring a Metrics Data Architect!

This person will help us maintain existing systems and design new systems for gathering and analyzing data + help teams understand the data available to improve our tools & the Tor network's health.

FT & remote.


This is what the early and obvious situations looks like. ‘Ripping agriculture out of California’ and its drought and firestorm-stricken conditions is a smart move long past due.

Indoor farming gains ground amid pandemic, climate challenges


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Cliff's Notes on the various discussions sprung up about the "History of UNIX Manpages" and manpage formats:

1. "I've poorly written a system. Here's why I should poorly write its documentation."

2. "I've never written documentation. Here's why I'll continue not to write documentation."

3. "I don't read documentation. Here's what I think about how it should be written."

4. "I have no idea about anything related to documentation. Here are my thoughts."

5. MaRkdoWN.

You know in with Markdown, for example, where you have the first item of a list started, and you hit return and it automatically starts a new item instead of escaping the list?

Where can I read something about how to do that?

I'm working on this bundle for and, not being a developer at all, I'm hitting my limits.


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