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The most frustrating thing about building software is the feeling that I'm building sand castles that will eventually get wiped away. It takes a staggering amount of effort *just to keep software running exactly the same as before*. Not to add improvements! Not to fix bugs! Just to keep it working exactly the same as it once did. It's maddening if you want to have a sense of personal pride at something you built years ago. Your "legacy" is nonexistent, unless you stay on the treadmill.

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The Belarus plane hijack is a small reminder why it's generally not a good idea to let governments know who is going to where. I'm not sure why governments that like to think of themselves as democratic don't see the risks.

But, oh well, all in the name of (post-9/11) safety, I guess?

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RT @ZLabe
Wow, June 2019 was the hottest on record and greater than 2°C above the 1981-2010 climate average in Europe. The average global temperature was also the highest on record.

More info (@CopernicusECMWF): climate.copernicus.eu/record-b

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RT @ExtinctionR
Slow clap now, please!

Too little, too late.

An inconvenient truth is that we must move away from flying right now to other forms of transport. There must be no expansion of flying anywhere.

#RebelForLife:

rebellion.earth/ independent.co.uk/travel/news-

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RT @VICE
More than 100 wildfires in the Arctic Circle released 50 megatons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere in June.

They're still burning. vice.com/en_us/article/qv79b5/

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RT @gretathunberg
The UN summit in september and COP25 in december, it looks like a large part of our future will probably be decided in New York and Santiago. I’ve been invited. And I’ve decided to go.
The tricky part is getting there without flying.
I haven’t solved that yet..
#ClimateBreakdown

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RT @gretathunberg
“It is not people in countries like Mozambique, Bangladesh or Colombia who are most responsible for this crisis. It is mostly down to people like you here in the audience.”

Here is my speech in print from #brilliantminds in Stockholm
#climatejustice facebook.com/732846497083173/p

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RT @gretathunberg
Canada declares national #ClimateEmergency.
It’s great that more countries and regions are doing this. But remember:The fossil fuels must stay in the ground. Forget “climate neutral” and clever accounting. Our emissions must start their way to zero. Now. globalnews.ca/news/5401586/can

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RT @NickCowern
Methane emissions from the US fertiliser industry are 100x larger than reported, exceeding the EPA's estimate of emissions from _all_ US industries. phys.org/news/2019-06-industri

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RT @Sustainable2050
Heatwave in Finland: 32.3°C in Oulunsalo (near Oulu), close to the Arctic circle, at 65° North, yesterday. twitter.com/mikarantane/status

Meat and dairy, particularly from cows, have an outsize impact, with livestock accounting for around 14.5 percent of the world’s greenhouse gases each year. That’s roughly the same amount as the emissions from all the cars, trucks, airplanes and ships combined in the world today. nytimes.com/interactive/2019/0

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RT @FridayForFuture@twitter.com

🔥BREAKING NEWS🔥
In Germany alone, 320.000 people have gathered on the streets for today's #ClimateStrike - our biggest strike yet!
And to all Europeans: Please #VoteForClimate in the #EuropeanElection2019

🐦🔗: twitter.com/FridayForFuture/st

Surprised to see bbc not covering the global climate strike of yesterday!

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GitHub is launching GitHub Sponsors, allowing the community to financially support the people who design, build, and maintain the open source projects they depend on:

help.github.com/en/articles/ab

@switchingsocial@mastodon.at what are some alternatives to AWS, Google cloud and other cloud platforms? Are there any open source decentralized solutions out there?

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