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This is the result of statically generating a customer's e-commerce website. Check out that performance increase! I haven't even started optimising it yet!

More performant websites use less energy and feel great to use.

Hey , , we can make a difference to . Consider

Surely this is something people are looking into? If anyone knows anything about it please let me know.

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I heard today that shaving 1kb off a file that is loaded on 2 million websites would save almost 3 tonnes of CO2 per month. If that is true (I'm going to hunt around for supporting data) that is insane! The case for green software development is a strong one.

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A poem celebrating those easily overlooked but wonderfully common moments of goodwill that pass between us. 

Small Kindnesses
By Danusha Laméris

I’ve been thinking about the way, when you walk
down a crowded aisle, people pull in their legs
to let you by. Or how strangers still say “bless you”
when someone sneezes, a leftover
from the Bubonic plague. “Don’t die,” we are saying.
And sometimes, when you spill lemons
from your grocery bag, someone else will help you
pick them up. Mostly, we don’t want to harm each other.
We want to be handed our cup of coffee hot,
and to say thank you to the person handing it. To smile
at them and for them to smile back. For the waitress
to call us honey when she sets down the bowl of clam chowder,
and for the driver in the red pick-up truck to let us pass.
We have so little of each other, now. So far
from tribe and fire. Only these brief moments of exchange.
What if they are the true dwelling of the holy, these
fleeting temples we make together when we say, “Here,
have my seat,” “Go ahead — you first,” “I like your hat.”


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Efforts to save the endangered Fender’s blue butterfly have resulted in quadrupling the population as well as helping save its host plant, the Kincaid’s lupine, from a similar fate!

“[T]he species is slated to be downlisted from endangered to threatened. If this status change is finalized, as is expected to happen this year, Fender’s blue will become only the second insect to have recovered in the history of the Endangered Species Act.” (Story Source, Image Source)

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With the recent Fediverse drama going on, this image came to mind. Be careful about who you think to push over the edge, because you just might make it worse.


A friend just told me about these little boards of joy! OMG I want one!


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Hello world (and universe)! I'm a journalist from who writes about , , , , and whatever else is trending that day.

I recently got to talk to an about cosplay, of all things. That was unexpected. space.com/european-female-spac

My favourite stories cover , and other ways to make our universe a little bit more inclusive.

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Is really just a method? I think Lee Smolin may have been right when he challenged that assertion. Isn't it better understood as a social phenomena? This idea might be controversial to some but I'm quite taken by it.

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@ohuu journals publish abstracts. You can use these to get the papers for free.
Usually academics are pretty easy to track down and if you email them to ask for their papers, the vast majority are delighted to send it to you. They don't like their research stuck behind paywalls either.

I'd like to get more people DOING science independently. Especially people who aren't professional researchers. Basically, a group of amateurs rolling up their sleeves and having fun learning about nature. I'm wondering, how many people would like to join a community doing that?

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@ohuu, because academia is organized like a feudal society, with senior academics and academic publishers jealously guarding their exclusive right to assign credit and the right to commericalization
(which, unsurprisingly, goes largely to the folks in control).

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@johnnylogic People forget all he did, and what he wanted to do. @ohuu

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I've actually written a Medium article about this! I really want to build an online community for people to do more independent science.


So I’m a science nerd. But now I’m not part of a university I've been completely cut off from the scientific community. Journals are behind paywalls and conferences are way too expensive for me to attend! Why is it so difficult to do independent science?

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