I wonder if it's possible to build a Beowulf cluster out of old smartphones...

Watching a Netflix documentary called Sustainable, about the problems with agriculture and industrial food production, and how to fix them. It's very interesting!

A quote from farmer Klaas Martens, being interviewed:
β€œevery one of those [agricultural] problems can be dealt with by improving and increasing the amount of biodiversity. [...] One of my observations from farming is that whenever we have a species be dominant it’s generally the right one for the conditions, and when we have a weed take over a field, it’s quite often nature taking a problem we’ve created and trying to fix it for us.”

5 for, 1 against, 1 neutral. Probably worth giving it a go. Right after I finish this one thing...

Any of you nerds use zsh? Do you like it? Someone told me they preferred it to bash, so I'm thinking I might try switching shells for the first time, like, ever and give it a go.

So I'm sure you're all familiar with the UN projection of the Earth that puts the Arctic at the center and shows all the land, but let me present to you the inverse of that, the Spilhaus projection, which centers the map on Antarctica and shows the world's ocean as the single, continuous mass of water that it is.

Spending all my time sighing deeply is not the kind of aspirational life I’d hoped to live.

I don't want much in life. I just want to fall ridiculously in love and save the planet. Is that so much to ask?

For anyone who wants to care for carnivorous plants, it's worth mentioning that you don't *need* to feed them. They get all the energy they need from light, and they'll happily catch household insects for nutrition. Mine catch houseflies all by themselves.

Feeding them just gives them a bit of a boost, especially when they're actively growing.

literal plant food 

It's Dwarfism Awareness Month. Please take a little time this month to learn about some of the many conditions which cause dwarfism, like achondroplasia and growth hormone deficiency.

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Ok, feeling like listening to some more bouncy music is probably a good sign.

It's very telling, I think, that so many of the humans who fear an AI uprising are those with privilege to lose.

Though as deleterious emotions go, I suppose anger is more useful than sadness. So we have that.

I seem to be wearing anger the past few days, draped across my shoulders, all heavy and ill fitting. It’s not a cloak I’d normally care to wear. I do not like it, and it does not suit me.

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