With translucent, jewel-colored ears, Glass Gem Corn was developed by Carl Barnes, a part-Cherokee farmer and breeder from Oklahoma. Barnes crossed several traditional corn varieties and saved seed from the most vivid, translucent kernels. It was gifted to Native Seeds Search by Bill McDorman, who acquired it from Barnes' student Greg Schoen following Barnes' death.

A flint variety, it is used for making flour or as a popping corn.

#plants

nativeseeds.org/blogs/blog-new

Photo: Sherwood Seeds

Listened to Wells reading an excerpt and I rather enjoyed it. From the bit I heard, she has an interesting take on the interior life of an artificial being. I look forward to reading more.

(comment on "System Collapse")

The Library of Congress posted this story and image earlier today, dropping the story of how Gene fucked over Alexander Courage on the #StarTrek theme copyright/royalties.

“Raise your hand if you're a Star Trek fan. 🖖✋ Here's an interesting piece of trivia for you from the U.S. Copyright Office, which is housed at the Library of Congress: Alexander Courage's original theme song was submitted for copyright under his name on November 7, 1966.
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“All models are wrong, but some are useful” — George E. P. Box

Most useful and insightful quote I added to my quotes file last year.

Most of my embroidery is intuitive in that I pick colors and sometimes a stitch and then I just let the threads talk to each other. If anyone speaks “thread,” I’d love a translation cuz these had something to say.

#Embroidery

people really don't be knowing how HIPPA actually works

my #printersolstice #linocut of #astronomer Vera Rubin (neé Cooper, ‘28-‘16) & her discovery that angular motion of galaxies deviates from predictions, 1st evidence for dark matter, now known as 5x as common as matter & the stuff which dictates dynamics of galaxies & evolution of our universe! The Nobel committee waited 3 years after she died to reward another for the theory of dark matter.

#printmaking #sciart #womenInSTEM #histstm #astronomy #physics

I heard Cory Doctorow talking about the fediverse on NPR ("Here & Now"). He actually described it and some of its advantages/features although he didn't link them too strongly to the fediverse itself. I wonder if that distance was intentional...

Every day I wake up to more environmental storytelling in a post-apocalyptic video game

I wonder if it's just the people I've worked with, but security and compute infrastructure people tend to preferentially refer to hosts by their IP address rather than host name. always seemed counterintuitive to me since the host name is usually the more stable identifier

Wow, there's innovation in propeller shapes (which i thought we're close to optimal for a century): toroidal propellers newatlas.com/aircraft/toroidal >50% performance improvement at midrange rpms in liquids!

Why aren’t there hardware security keys that can be worn like jewelry? Especially jewelry you never take off, like a ring or bracelet?

Nature is full of surprises. Meet Costasiella kuroshimae, an adorable species of sea slug known as “leaf sheep.”

At no more than 8mm, these tiny ocean critters graze on algae & keep chloroplasts in their bodies for up to 10 days. They supplement their diet through photosynthesis to create energy, which is why they’re sometimes referred to as “solar-powered sea slugs.” bbc.com/travel/article/2021032 #nature #science

As ever, don’t RSVP to a protest, especially with your real contact information. No one’s using a list of police brutality protestors for good.

The “I can’t boost your awesome post because you didn’t add image descriptions” is getting pretty thick around here again.

If you don’t know what to write: uxdesign.cc/how-to-write-an-im

If you don’t see the option to add them: Stop using the “official” Mastodon app.

If you want to be reminded to add a caption, follow @PleaseCaption

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You can now precisely track how much time, and how many clicks it takes you to create a masterpiece of pixel art in Aseprite ⏱️

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