@dthompson It is! All life is incredible, when you begin to think about it. :-)
We have been watching monarchs this summer, so I read Anurag Agrawal's "Monarchs and Milkweed: a Migrating Butterfly, a Poisonous Plant, and Their Remarkable Story of Coevolution" with a lot of thrill. Milkweed is trying to kill monarchs with latex and cardenolides, but monarchs sequester cardenolides for their own defence.
The hardbound edition is excellently produced, well-written, and I want a copy for myself.
Agrawal's blog is great too:
"After scientists broke open the coat of a lotus seed and coddled the embryo into growth, they kept the empty husk. When they radiocarbon-dated this discarded outer shell, they discovered that their seedling had been waiting for them within a peat bog in China for no less than two thousand years. This tiny seed had stubbornly kept up the hope of its own future while entire human civilizations rose and fell."
I quite liked "Lab Girl".
@anish Computer History Museum is nearby too, in case you haven't been there already...
"Generating artwork with Haskell":
The author, Benjamin Kovach, gave a talk at Strange Loop this year, titled "A Box of Chaos: The Generative Artist's Toolkit":
I'm actively recruiting volunteer devs for a native Signal / Signal-like client in Gtk, in the hopes that we can bring it to the @Purism Librem 5 phone. Please contact email@example.com if interested.
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As I'll be soon out of job, I'd like to take the chance to have a bit of free time to improve my #python skills.
I'd like to contribute to an existing project. Ideally my criteria are:
* #django frameworks because I am already familiar with
* free software licence (GNU GPL or similar)
* early stage project as I wish to contribute to its specifications
* Maybe related to the fediverse...
Chris Webber, the co-editor of ActivityPub (which enables Mastodon, Pleroma, Peertube, etc.) is inventing the next generation protocol for decentralized social games & online collaboration.
It is really important work.
I am convinced that there are institutions out there that would give him a grant to work on this.
Foundations? Boston-area universities? If you know of one, please consider nominating him!
Today I learned that there are more kinds of woodpeckers in the US than I can reasonably hope to identify.
This one seems to be a red-bellied woodpecker, from the location and call it made.
I've just released wl-clipboard 1.0 🎉
wl-clipboard started out as a proof of concept, turned into something useful that I could announce to the world, and now it's rock-solid and feature-packed.
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I have decided that I will spend much of my remaining life and energy figuring out ways to avoid any contact with Workday, Inc's hostile software
Recent events in my Google+ timeline have reminded me once more that the most important rule in communication is the principle of charity: interpreting a speaker's statements in the most rational way possible and, in the case of any argument, considering its best, strongest possible interpretation.
Condemnations come easy. But it's easier to tear things down than to build them up. It's easier to wage war than build peace, to sow mistrust than to make friends. Be good. ❤️
Are there a lot of #Debian developers and maintinars in the fediverse? (I.e, DD and DM)
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