So, whilst I support the message of Visa's "shop local" campaign, I can't help but notice that small businesses pay much higher transaction fees than big ones - so it's entirely rooted in self interest. Plus it's easier to endorse an unknown quantity of "local" businesses without I'll effect, rather than one of your big customers.
PSA for tech folks hosting stuff in AWS. These are the 5 sustainable regions: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/sustainability/#AWS_purchases_and_retires_environmental_attributes,_like_Renewable_Energy_Credits_and_Guarantees_of_Origin,_to_cover_the_non-renewable_energy_we_use_in_these_regions%2E
According to Coed:Ethics whitepaper, if you're using another region, it could be only 30-40% sustainable: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eCCb3rgqtQxcRwLdTr0P_hCK_drIZrm1Dpb4dlPeG6M/edit
Please don't power your apps with fossil fuels!
Speaking of reminder appliances, signallers also have these to remind them not to send trains into sections of track which it is not safe to do so. Originally these were collars which went over the handles in the levers in lever frame signal boxes, but when electronic NX panels came in, they shrunk to small bits of plastic that go over buttons to prevent you from pressing the wrong ones https://www.davron.co.uk/Rail2.html
In British railways, most trains have a thing called a Driver's Reminder Appliance (D.R.A). It's a button that the driver presses if the signal is red which prevents them from pulling off without checking the signal again - they have to disable it (and check the signal) before they can turn up the throttle and start moving again. At Clapham Junction, I have found a Driver Reminder Appliance Reminder. Which may be the most 'railway' thing I've ever seen.
Photography workflow, how mine is https://naxxfish.net/2019/12/08/my-photography-workflow/ #blogpost #photography #workflow
I'm at Radio Tech Con today talking about my work project :) https://www.radiotechcon.com/
Then The Verge comes along and injects a dose of FUD with their article https://www.theverge.com/2016/2/4/10916264/usb-c-russian-roulette-power-cords , which quite literally leaves you believing that any new USB-C cable could cost you your laptop.