I forget who asked this question earlier, but I'm at a conference with a company that provides a "Green" hosting solution. https://greenhost.net/ has a server bank powered by hydro and wind.
I'm at working whilst listening to The Silmarillion
I've read it many times but it's really great to listen to.
Pity it's not read by the author!
"The telescreen recieved and transmitted simultaneously. Any sound Winston made, above the level of a very low whisper, would be picked up by it; moreover, so long as he remained within the field of vision which the metal plaque commanded, he could be seen as well as heard. There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system, the Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork. It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time. But at any rate they could plug in your wire whenever they wanted to. You had to live – did live, from habit that became instinct – in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized.
– George Orwell, 1984
A Fair and Welcoming Immigration System - Team Warren - Medium
My father-in-law just gifted me an ivory #chess set that he picked up in Hokaido, Japan, in 1950.
It's gorgeous. The attention to detail is incredible. I'm very moved that he would gift it to me.
It feels a little weird to own an ivory set. I'll be donating to a non-profit that fights against ivory poaching.
Technology for good. Also, games.
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