This 0 Data App thing seems like a nice encapsulation of a number of ideas I've had about good application design.

0data.app/

Question for cyclists.

Having robots on the sidewalk seems like a terrible idea. Do you have the same concerns about robots on bike lanes?

axios.com/sidewalk-robots-lega

@mntmn

Any idea about shipping times?

The laptop is supposed to ship the April 9th but I'm leaving the US on April 16th....

Working with django-style slugs, I'm wondering if it's possible (and worthwhile) to encode them into something smaller. Basically I could make some 6 bit encoding of strings stuffed inside 8 bit values.

But it probably isn't worth it, is it?

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Security researcher recommends against #LastPass after detailing 7 #trackers

A security researcher is recommending against LastPass password manager after detailing seven trackers found in the Android app.

theverge.com/2021/2/26/2230270

reports.exodus-privacy.eu.org/

LastPass Android: Drittanbieter überwachen jeden Schritt

kuketz-blog.de/lastpass-androi

And I have some emotional attachment to this printer.

It's the printer I got when my father died, when I suddenly needed to print and scan lots of documents- send things to lawyers, etc.

It is my first laser printer, and it's only needed its toner replaced once ~9 years ago. I knew when I bought the 7500 page toner cartridge that it would likely outlast the printer itself.

I'll try to give it a cursory cleaning and hope document scanning works again, because I'm attached to it.

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Examples of trouble:

It never worked amazingly, but print times are super slow. I can't get it to print anything from WIndows at all anymore (this is a problem because there's a proprietary extension to PDF that I need for some documents that are unreadable in Linux), and now the automatic document feeder for the scanner isn't working.

None of these are complete showstoppers, but collectively they make this printer a lot harder to use than it should be.

11 years though... that's a long time.

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My Brother MFC-8870DW printer/scanner that I've had since 2010 is now giving me trouble.

After 11 years, I think it'll soon be time to put it out to pasture. :(

One of the most challenging parts of time management is learning to lean into anxiety and discomfort.

In the 1980s two leather companies (Tandy and Coleco) competed for dominance over the home computer industry.

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New derivation:
A Pepper&Carrot RPG-themed idle video-game by Congusbongus and StarNavigator, free/libre and open-source (won second place at MiniJam22). 👍
Open culture FTW! 😎
→ Blog-post with link to play: davidrevoy.com/article818/
#indiegames

pet peeve 

Calling blockchain based cryptocurrency "crypto".

No, just no. Please stop doing it.

ActivityPub implementers... Are JSON pointers (ie mydoc.json#someref ) something that you use?

I've come across it in json-schema.org/understanding- and was thinking it would be good if I have a collection of objects and wanted to make a static document representing them that I could simply have a collection (ie a JSON array) and then refer to them by ref?

@cj @bob

canpol 

Why left-wing Canadians don't like Americans

I've 100% experienced this as an American whose spent significant amounts of time in Canada.

youtube.com/watch?v=_yKzq3ueGr

covid, canpol 

Canada has barely vaccinated any of its population. The US is vaccinating more people per day than Canada has so far.

While Canada does suffer a long tail problem, a majority of the Canadian population live within 100 miles of the US border, and 82% of Canadians live in cities (Toronto, Quebec, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, etc.).

Compare to Israel, a much poorer country, which has vaccinated 50% of not only its own population, but also Palestinians.

Step it up Canada!

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