energy, local politics
A solid GOP township up north approves utility scale solar. Meanwhile, "progressive" Ann Arbor bans ground mount solar in places it is legal to build a garage & neighboring Pittsfield Township blocks utility solar at an airport next to a Costco because of "views."
This photo of Dr Bouman deserves to be one of the classic images in physics. Amazing to capture the first glimpse. Such a genuine response
Congratulations to Katie Bouman to whom we owe the first photograph of a black hole ever. Not seeing her name circulate nearly enough in the press.
Amazing work. And here’s to more women in science (getting their credit and being remembered in history) 💥🔥☄️
The Ann Arbor Townie Calendar is a thing that has a number of important dates on it, including home football games, art fair, the car show, and other things that are useful to know. You can subscribe to it here https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=OXA2NHByYnAwdDRtMDFqcGFqbWoyMDZjcGNAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ
Wrote a little thing to auto-archive older entries in Feedbin, helping avoid stress induced by an ever-growing RSS reading backlog:
New blog post: It's Not Just You https://www.harihareswara.net/sumana/2019/03/21/0
fiddly expensive-if-you-make-a-mistake labor has emerged or shifted onto the middle class's shoulders, without commensurate logistical, psychological, or financial support for that shift
FB stored passwords in plaintext for years. Because of course they did. https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/03/facebook-stored-hundreds-of-millions-of-user-passwords-in-plain-text-for-years/
Hey local Masto folk, library fans, and infrastructure nerds! You guys really should check out the latest 99% Invisible podcast: titled "Palaces for the People." All about shared community space, and especially libraries.
Rare work-related post: for our enterprise customers, Censys now provides continuously-updated data on more than 1,000 ports, which is kinda cool: https://censys.io/blog/top-1000-ports
The reason Apple added systemwide dark mode to macOS before/instead of iOS is such a mystery to me.
There's huge demand for it, and it should be easier: the fact that apps are (mostly; iPad slightly complicates it) full screen would eliminate the problem of some applications/documents having bright white backgrounds in an overall dark interface. On an iPhone, the screen can be all-or-nothing dark since it's displaying a single app/document.
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