Warren Lyford Delano, in memoriam mh(-) Show more
Anyway, Warren suffered some sort of mental health breakdown and killed himself 9 years ago come November. I didn't know him in person, but his work changed my life, and very possibly yours, given how widespread it has been used in the biological sciences.
I remember vividly where I was and what I was doing when I learned, some months after the fact, that he'd died. I heard it in a podcast.
The point at which I begin to question anyone's rights of free association (which includes the right to pick whom *not* to associate with) is *very* close to the point at which that someone has sufficient heft to need being regulated (eg, de facto public utility w/ monopoly or monopsony power)
Alright, here it is: I am going to be making a zine every month this year out of newly public domain materials from 1923. I just launched a Kickstarter for subscriptions, which are capped at 100! Please back and share :) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/887675031/1923-a-monthly-zine-of-public-domain-treasures
#UNICEF wants to invest in #FreeSoftware "The Fund provides investment-style funding for early-stage, #OpenSource technology solutions that address the most pressing challenges faced by children and young people", further "UNICEF requires that all code, content or hardware developed and tested be open source and be publicly available."... Great initiative! https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/82482
Hey! Everyone - the Metropolitan Museum of Art has a load of free art/art history books
@Klonick@twitter.com I used a similar Radio Shack ad in my digital journalism class to illustrate how powerful our phone has become... <minds blown>
Please boost and share with your friends in the area.
I don't disagree with Tim Cook, but this also irks me. I have no belief that Apple has any concerns for my privacy or anybody else's privacy beyond the fact that it hurts Google and Google competes with Apple.
"Apple CEO Tim Cook: It's Time for Action on Data Privacy"
Do you know 2019 is the international year of the periodic table? ⚗️
Look at this nice representation by C. R. Nodder (1920)
Here you can find many other ones: https://www.meta-synthesis.com/webbook/35_pt/JCE_PTs_1934.pdf
If ever you feel like you're a terrible person, remember Thomas Midgely: the man who gave us *not only* leaded gasoline (using tetraethyl lead, which caused widespread lead poisoning in the fabs that produced the gas as well as devastating environmental effects that are still felt to this day), but *also* developed the first chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), which he felt would be too inert to do any "real harm". (Tell that to the ozone layer.)
(East) Londoners! I’m on a panel about ethics in design on Monday night. Come say hello if you’re going to be there. Tickets are free, but it looks like you’ll want to be there nice and early to get a seat! https://www.itsnicethat.com/news/spotify-design-designing-for-tomorrow-event-100119
The one thing I miss from is other pro writers. The non-pros are fun, but the full-time folks have a different perspective.
The only one I've found is @lilithsaintcrow. I should just give up and ask her if she's found any others.
It's seriously disappointing that it's impossible to read the #FreeBSD Foundation's website without getting tracked by Google, CloudFlare, MaxCDN, and KnightLab. It also presents Google CAPTCHAs as denial of service.
Dear FreeBSD Foundation: Please step up your game in supporting privacy!
Made the mistake of installing the #Disneyland app. Their own map application kept timing out and I was never able to load it.
Open source wins again.
uspol, alpol, racism Show more
And now in the state (Alabama) where I live:
"Judge voids Alabama law protecting Confederate monuments. A ruling issued late Monday by Jefferson County Circuit Judge Michael Graffeo says a 2017 state law barring the removal or alteration of historical monuments violates the free speech rights of local communities."
There's a lot of chatter on birdsite about this, and about the judge's argument.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko