In case there are any other ecology-interested but uninformed folks in tech fedi:
Bringing Nature Home by Doug Tallamy
There are very few books I've ever read that I've gotten anywhere near as much out of.
It's really interesting how quickly I went from being the guy who wanted the perfect grass lawn to the guy who's extremely disturbed by the ecological impact of grass lawns and very interested in native plants and local wildlife. Exposing yourself to (and learning from) new information is important folks
I'm trying to do this because my old linux laptop is physically falling apart, and I had the great idea to try this before spending money on another laptop. Before I started there was something in the back of my mind that said "hey matt, trying to dual boot on surface hardware is a terrible idea" but I ignored that voice and here I am, attempting to create windows 10 recovery media so I can actually use this machine. All to try to save a few hundred bucks on a used thinkpad
Tried to install Manjaro on my surface book alongside windows, and I had to disable secure boot. Wireless drivers didn't work so I decided to move on for the night. Enter bitlocker, which I never enabled, telling me to enter a recovery key because someone was messing with my security settings. There's no such recovery key in my Microsoft account, so no decrypting my drive for me. Luckily I had enough sense to back everything up before I started this mess
It's a good night for a glass of wine and an episode of the open source security podcast #privacy
RT from Adbusters (@Adbusters)
Unlike kickstarter, which announced moving their entire platform to the blockchain in one go, platforms like twitter are incrementally incorporating NFTs and crypto.
One can still use Twitter, at this point, without directly contributing to their grift. . . but not for long.
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/Adbusters/status/1484256704862691328
One of the most fun things about zwift is watching my little avatar cyclist fly down switchbacks at 35mph without any regard for personal safety or the laws of physics #cycling
Happy new year! I decided to write a year in review to document some thoughts about my year.
I'm somewhat new to automated testing being part of my workflow and I'm not generally interested in seeing my tests fail before writing any code, but today I've gotten a lot out of my tests accidentally failing and seeing my error messages weren't as useful as I thought #tdd
Local gov't is funny sometimes. We needed our front steps replaced and the company doing it started on saturday but couldn't finish because some of the material they had weren't the right size. They came back today and right after they showed up the town inspector came and made them leave because they didn't have a permit for the work they were doing. Now I'm stuck with partially finished steps until the town approves the permit, which are definitely less safe than the broken steps that were there before.
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