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I'm not saying we should definitely pay Hannah Waddington to follow Trump around every single day chanting "shame". I'm just saying if America splits the bill 81,282,916 ways, this is surprisingly affordable.

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A smoking quill? Notes in Bible margin could be handwriting of the Venerable Bede
theguardian.com/books/2023/sep
Annotations in eighth-century manuscript point to work of revered English monk, scholar and saint

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I spent part of my afternoon procrastinating from other work by remastering a bunch of 20-year-old music tracks to make them NOT sound like they're slathered in bit rot, and along the way found an old remix I made of a 2001 Depeche Mode song. Listen if you dare:

whatever.scalzi.com/2023/09/16

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Good time to remind people that instead of being a scab, John Oliver is currently on tour expressly to raise money to pay the writers who currently can’t make his show.
Now that's how you show solidarity!
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"A planet with humans is a planet..
Humans without are planet a dead"

Seen in Stockholm, Sweden

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Three links for today:

1) The world’s oldest continually-operating cat door: mymodernmet.com/exeter-cathedr

2) Bare-metal Space Invaders: blog.fponzi.me/2023-08-13-bare

3) Photogrammetry out the window of commercial flights: leifgehrmann.com/2021/09/05/ph

All from my “Linkfest” newsletter, read for free here and subscribe: buttondown.email/clivethompson

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Today was ... interesting. If you followed me for the past months over on the shitbird site, you might have seen a bunch of angry German words, lots of graphs, and the occassional news paper, radio, or TV snippet with yours truely. Let me explain.

In Austria, inflation is way above the EU average. There's no end in sight. This is especially true for basic needs like energy and food.

Our government stated in May that they'd build a food price database together with the big grocery chains. But..

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The downsides of being frugal.

The #OpenStreetMap Foundation spends, even with a slightly more ambitious budget this year than previously, less than %1 of what WMF/Wikipedia does, but is struggling to make ends meet.

There is no threat a la the infamous Wikipedia ads that the project will shut down, but without the funds activities will have to be cut back significantly.

If you consider OSM valuable consider supporting.openstreetmap.org/

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if you like conferences like this where we're very open about stuff, feel free to tell your employers to support Usenix. we can only run this because of Usenix.

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USPol, Abortion 

This is interesting...Republicans are strategizing about semantics. They still want to eliminate the right to abortion, but not say they are pro-life.

I want the t-shirt the woman with the purple hair is wearing that says "Pro Fucking Choice." The pretty "feminine" flowers beneath the text are also a nice touch.

newrepublic.com/post/175455/re

#USPol #Abortion #ProChoice

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