Day 39. Is this a snowmoth?
TFW I see an old old blog post that saw exactly where startupland was going: https://megnut.com/2000/04/14/ive-been-thinking-a-lot/
I appreciate that a couple of the software tools I use the most use text (XML or JSON) as their saved file format. I don't appreciate how routinely it's easier to open up the saved file in a text editor and use find-and-replace instead of fixing things through the UI. I _do_ appreciate the [redacted] employee who first showed me that trick.
Day 38. Frozen pond. [Sorry Midwesterners, East coasters, inland Canadians: this is a novelty round here]
US public health, deeply pessimistic Show more
Another reminder of how we're slowly turning into the richest third world country in history: US maternal mortality is 50% worse than a generation ago. Over 60% of those deaths are preventable with current medicine. https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/11/deadly-delivery-how-childbirth-in-america-is-becoming-more-dangerous
uspol, common-or-garden corruption Show more
Truly the best government money can buy: https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/02/billionaires-flooded-republicans-coffers-just-before-the-tax-cuts-passed/
Oh dude I love the York International Film Festival!
A factor of privilege is being able to state certain ideas both clearly and succinctly without effort, because the words are already there, and everyone knows them.
Wow, the list of races to choose from for an FBI report is even worse than the usual set:
Has weirder.earth stopped federating again?
engineering teams that work remote: when you're setting up dev environment, a bunch of sensitive or even secret things need to be shared... database dumps, access keys for env files. Is there best practice on how to do this?