It's weird that they say the Bryan character looks like Harper. I thought the character looked more like Richard Ayoade, but with a more prominent chin...and more buff.

So I got a lathe, and I made this! (not the wood part, but I'm working on it) It's a Paua Abalone shell inlay into a size 10 wooden ring blank. Polished up to 12000 grit, and while the images don't exactly catch the opalescence, I'm very proud of my first attempt :ablobcool:

If I could spend my working days helping to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change or helping people making more efficient use of natural resources, I would, but I don't know how to make a living doing that πŸ˜”

Stolen joke:

It's only a murder of crows if there's probable caws.

Weekly / news update!

β—‹ InSight's fading power 😒
β—‹ formation of DF2/DF4 (no dark matter!)
β—‹ how soon will humans reach an asteroid?
β—‹ Psyche mission delay
β—‹ OFT-2 in the books! βœ…
β—‹ πŸ‘€ tau Herculids on May 30


I gotta start citing "scheduling conflicts" when it's inconvenient for me to be places

Just published a newly-edited version of the "Why #TDD" chapter of my free online book. I think it makes a much clearer argument now. I also added a new section acknowledging differences in personal wiring. outsidein.dev/concepts/why-tdd

Hello everyone, do you know how to find MOOC or university lectures to listen as a podcast πŸ“»? I've found some interesting courses on physics and astrobiology on Google Podcast (in English and French) but I wonder if there is something like UCI Open or MIT OpenCourseWare for audio lectures
#opencourses #moocs #openscience #lectures #podcasts

why shouldn't I just buy a patch of land in the desert? it's not like I have to use it for anything

However, while performing a security audit of the DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser, security researcher Zach Edwards discovered that while the browser blocks Google and Facebook trackers, it allowed Microsoft trackers to continue running.

DuckDuckGo CEO and Founder Gabriel Weinberg confirmed that their browser intentionally allows Microsoft trackers third-party sites due to a search syndication agreement with Redmond.



I have made a weird musical instrument. It is some kind of electronic just intonation kalimba I guess? With stars?

this guy consistently pronouncing patriot like "PAY-TREE-AWT" is giving me an aneurysm

it's been too long since I baked a cornbread. seasoned with chili powder, red pepper flakes, and oregano. πŸ˜‹
it's a but saltier than i recall though. I think I used sea salt previously, but used more finely ground, iodized salt this time. I should convert this recipe to weight measurements...

From MARCcold on birbsite:

"I do not want a smart home, I want a HOME OF FOOLS.

There's no point in my refrigerator getting ideas above its station.

Your job, refrigerator, is literally to chill. You are not a hopeful laptop waiting for its big break."

πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚

I recall sometime back seeing a conversation about NASA and climate science where one person was arguing that shouldn't be doing weather and research but should focus on travel. I knew were wrong, for a number of reasons, but I didn't know many details about how agencies work together. This podcast has some details.

NASACast Audio: Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 84, NASA’s Role in Weather Research

Episode webpage: nasa.gov/mediacast/small-steps

Media file: nasa.gov/sites/default/files/a

My favourite swipe typo of the day: "Norse cancelling headphones". Presumably that means Bluetooth is turned off.

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