Oatmeal

A digital pillow fort

In reply to: 'Love and free food': Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner share the secrets of their 70-year friendship

But really, Reiner thinks the secret to a long life is having something to do in the morning”

In reply to: Building the Woke Web: Web Accessibility, Inclusion and Social Justice – A List Apart

All the tenets of intersectional feminism, web accessibility, and diversity and inclusion are inextricably tied up in making the web a better place, for all and by all.

A baby laughing, sitting on grass.

Sitting on the grass.

A child in tie dye plays by a large pond.

Small snail on an open hand.

Went to the woods. Found a snail.

Young child climbing on a large boulder.

Link Logging

A link log of places to donate in solidarity with and in support of black lives and a future free from racism and fascism.

Reclaim the Block

Reclaim the Block began in 2018 and organizes Minneapolis community and city council members to move money from the police department into other areas of the city’s budget that truly promote community health and safety. We believe health, safety and resiliency exist without police of any kind. We organize around policies that strengthen community-led safety initiatives and reduce reliance on police departments. We do not believe that increased regulation of or public engagement with the police will lead to safer communities, as community testimony and documented police conduct suggest otherwise.

Black Youth Project 100

Founded in 2013, BYP100 (Black Youth Project 100) is a member-based organization of Black youth activists creating justice and freedom for all Black people. BYP100 was, at one point, just a hashtag for the 2013 Beyond November Movement Convening” developed through the vision and leadership of Cathy Cohen.

The Bail Project

The Bail Project is a national nonprofit organization that provides free bail assistance and pre-trial support to thousands of low-income people every year while advocating for dramatic transformation of the current criminal justice system.

The Marshal Project

The Marshall Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization that seeks to create and sustain a sense of national urgency about the U.S. criminal justice system. We achieve this through award-winning journalism, partnerships with other news outlets and public forums. In all of our work we strive to educate and enlarge the audience of people who care about the state of criminal justice.

Now is a time for imagination — not merely a song about it — but actually working for transformative, creative solutions in place of incrementalist change that preserves the power of those on top. I do not believe that we should merely call to defund and retrain, but to abolish those institutions that continue to perpetrate violence. To say it plainly: abolish the police. Pay reparations for the generations of suffering inflicted upon Black Americans.

Systemic injustice demands the dismantling of the system that produced it.

Black Lives Matter

Link logging

Assorted links from this week. I’ve also been reading a book on Epicurean Philosophy called The Swerve. It has been enjoyable and interesting so far. Also, weirdly apt reading for this day and age, perhaps?

Venusian Habitable Climate Scenarios: Modeling Venus Through Time and Applications to Slowly Rotating Venus‐Like Exoplanets

Evaluating several snapshots in time over the past 4+ billion years, we show that Venus could have sustained liquid water and moderate temperatures for most of this period.

Venus was shockingly habitable until fairly recently…geologically speaking.

Horseradish history

More recent appreciation of horseradish is believed to have originated in Central Europe, the area also linked to the most widely held theory of how horseradish was named. In German, it’s called meerrettich” (sea radish) because it grows by the sea. Many believe the English mispronounced the German word meer” and began calling it mareradish.” Eventually it became known as horseradish. The word horse” (as applied in horseradish”) is believed to denote large size and coarseness. Radish” comes from the Latin radix meaning root.

My 2nd fav. part of a Passover meal.

PicoWars - Advanced Wars DeMake

Advanced Wars was totally my jam on the GBA. This Pico8 demake totally captures the essence of the game. I’ve had a lot of fun playing with it, and combing through the code over the last week.

Also, demakes are a cool scene.

Sourdough Bread

We ran out of flour a few weeks ago, but I am very excited to get back to baking. We placed a bulk order a few weeks ago and it should be ready soon! I’ve got big plans for sourdough baking.

Read-Eval-Print-λove

I am completely smitten by the few issues of this news letter. Lisp and forth!?

This week I’ve also been working my way back through Practical Common Lisp. If you are at all interested in lisp, I highly recommend this one!

Why is CSS so hard

Tbh, I’m adding this piece here mostly because I feel like it doesn’t answer the question it posses — it draws attention to some of CSS many weird edges, but doesn’t really get to the root of why it is so…let’s go with weird” in place of hard, maybe?

Facebook reportedly had evidence that its algorithms were dividing people, but top executives killed or weakened proposed solutions

Ya’ll…Facebook is real garbage. Total garbage. Completely and absolutely garbage.

Deep Space Nine: The Trek spinoff that saved the day by staying put

The show’s unique ability to look back on human history from the future” offers a perspective that other pandemic-centered movies and shows available now simply can’t broach. DS9s challenge: can we employ smart decision-making today to ensure that we’ll make it to tomorrow?

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