I work in #architecture. This week, I helped redesign a structure so that it wouldn't cut the roots of an old Fig tree. I shuffled around some block walls to minimise the amount of construction waste of cut block. I also worked to reuse existing steel on-site instead of creating waste.
It's small, but small things add up. If you do something you feel proud of at work, please share it.
#UNICEF wants to invest in #FreeSoftware "The Fund provides investment-style funding for early-stage, #OpenSource technology solutions that address the most pressing challenges faced by children and young people", further "UNICEF requires that all code, content or hardware developed and tested be open source and be publicly available."... Great initiative! https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/82482
"i use linux as my operating system," i state proudly to the unkempt, bearded man. he swivels around in his desk chair with a devilish gleam in his eyes, ready to mansplain with extreme precision.
"actually," he says with a grin, "linux is just the kernel. you use GNU+linux."
i don't miss a beat and reply with a smirk, "i use alpine, a distro that doesn't include the GNU coreutils, or any other GNU code. it's linux, but it's not GNU+linux."
the smile quickly drops from the man's face. his body begins convulsing and he foams at the mouth as he drop to the floor with a sickly thud. as he writhes around he screams "I-IT WAS COMPILED WITH GCC! THAT MEANS IT'S STILL GNU!"
coolly, i reply "if windows was compiled with gcc, would that make it GNU?" i interrupt his response with "and work is being made on the kernel to make it more compiler-agnostic. even if you were correct, you won't be for long."
with a sickly wheeze, the last of the man's life is ejected from his body. he lies on the floor, cold and limp. i've womansplained him to death.
The garlics are thriving! #plants
If you work in the AEC industry, please support IFC development. The industry is stuck with proprietary tools developed by monopolies, and needs more #opensource and international standards.
If you haven't been to #Sydney, there is the lesser known miniature Sydney harbour bridge somewhere in a random suburb.
Worth the visit.
#5yrsago Futuristic armor for organs https://boingboing.net/2014/01/08/futuristic-armor-for-organs.html
Read this if you’ve got ‘nothing to hide’ - https://thenextweb.com/contributors/2018/11/20/read-this-if-youve-got-nothing-to-hide/
Or if you've ever wondered how those 3D #VR things worked, this might help explain!
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