30-May, 2023 - afternoon links, etc.

links, etc Let us serve you, but don’t bring us down | Internet Archive Blogs How Bitcoin and Other Crypto Keep Escaping Extinction After Crashes and Bubbles - Barrons How Bitcoin and Other Crypto Keep Escaping Extinction After Crashes and Bubbles | Barron’s The Ancient ‘Wonder Material’ Sucking CO2 Out of the Atmosphere In Defense of Disney’s Strange Solarpunk World - YouTube What the Apple Watch Ultra taught me about multiband GPS and failure - The Verge...

May 30, 2023 · steve ulrich

30-May, 2023 - morning links, etc.

links, etc NO_COLOR: disabling ANSI color output in various Unix commands it would be nice to see this baked into something a little more formal than this web site. still, this is a nice start. Private Spies Hired by the FBI and Corporate Firms Infiltrate Discord, Reddit, WhatsApp remember kids, if you’re doing anything publicly or in a forum where you don’t know all the participants, you really should be operating under the assumption that a profile is being assembled on you....

May 30, 2023 · steve ulrich

28-May, 2023 - morning links, etc.

links, etc Reflections on Ten Years Past The Snowden Revelations whoa. it’s been 10 years already? this is definitely worth a read. it’s kind of shocking to me how little has changed since. we have a lot more bits encrypted these days, but the consolidation of the destinations for the bits of encrypted traffic likely hasn’t really helped the situation.

May 28, 2023 · steve ulrich

27-May, 2023 - morning links, etc.

links, etc 43 Years Later, Star Wars Finally Explains a Glaring Canon Mistake ahhh … it’s the translator’s fault. Why more and more Americans are painting their lawns the whole notion of a grass lawn drenched in chemicals is so stupid to me. this doesn’t seem any better. the tl;dr - some company wanted to sell a lot of chemicals to us. they sold us the notion of manicured uniform lawns....

May 27, 2023 · steve ulrich

26-May, 2023 - afternoon links, etc.

links, etc A Day in the Life of a Woke Third-Grade Teacher, as Imagined by a Far-Right Politician - McSweeney’s Internet Tendency worth it for this little gem alone … As we begin tidying up the room, I mandate that the tallest white boy in class clean out the litter box the kids who identify as cats use.

May 26, 2023 · steve ulrich

23-May, 2023 - afternoon links, etc.

links, etc People Who Bike Are Subsidizing, Not Shirking, Street Costs this is a total banger on the matter.

May 23, 2023 · steve ulrich

22-May, 2023 - morning links, etc.

links, etc The War on Poverty Is Over. Rich People Won. - The Atlantic this. New York City Office Vacancies Hit Record High With Skyscrapers Sitting Empty also this. archive.is i’m not saying the two are linked, but some rebalancing is likely in order. Elon Musk censored Twitter in Turkey. It’s a troubling pattern. look at who holds the debt and see who gets to say stuff.

May 22, 2023 · steve ulrich

21-May, 2023 - afternoon links, etc.

links, etc Minnesota Legislature approves minimum wage for Uber and Lyft drivers - Minnesota Reformer it’s interesting to see how things get finessed here given that the drivers aren’t actually employees. seems to bring things more in line with taxi cost structures and pricing. i don’t like lyft or uber. but i dislike taxi companies even more. imho, the appification of this service has definitely been a move in the right direction....

May 21, 2023 · steve ulrich