Why is there so little awareness in IT/infosec circles of the environmental impact of flying?
All the time you can read tweets/toots like "Attended conference X, spoke about Y. Tried to save the world from EvilCorp. So exhausted. Now waiting at the airport for my long distance flight to Z".
Shouldn't we have a more holistic view of things? Isn't decentralization one of our main motives? An uninhabitable planet full of Free Software is still... uninhabitable 🤔
Is this what this gargron thing is all about?
@spacekookie What's happened to the certificates on your website?
Surprisingly few people died during the making of this film.
Added "A Trip Down Market Street Before the Fire" (1906), you can watch it here:
This is a completely silent high quality film taken from a cable car as it passed down Market Street shortly before the 1906 earthquake and fire that destroyed 80% of San Francisco.
Most of what you see in the film was destroyed just a few days later.
On wind and slow building in 2018: https://edavies.me.uk/2018/12/2018/
@CobaltVelvet oot! → tooth! It's official.
Getting really fed up with the commissars at #SpaceX cutting away the video coverage when anything goes wrong. We'll all know soon enough so why do they just make themselves look stupid?
If you’re wondering if you should say “you and I” or “you and me”, delete the “you and” and see if you sound like Cookie Monster. Switch if you do.
“You and me should go” yields “me should go”. Use “I” here instead.
“That’s good for you and I” yields “That’s good for I”. Use “me” here instead.
@cwebber Absolutely. Understanding this is a big part of why the aviation industry has made such progress in safety since, say, the 1950s. “Pilot error”. “OK, but why did the pilot make that error?” …
It's something the software industry really needs to learn.
Most people blame people for mistakes, and it can feel satisfying to blame people. But when a problem is systemic, it might be better to blame the infrastructure. If we can change infrastructure, we can sometimes make a much bigger impact on preventing problems in the future.
This comment is based on the npm security vulnerabilities and technical architecture, but it does generalize. Change the game and you'll get better players.
Programmer who likes gliding/flying/astronomy, etc, but is focusing for now on the construction of an off-grid house.
Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more