@fitheach There's this description of Boston, US:
“The geographical center of Boston is in Roxbury. Due north of the center we find the South End. This is not to be confused with South Boston which lies directly east from the South End. North of the South End is East Boston and southwest of East Boston is the North End.”
(#Fedi is ephemeral, so I'm reposting it occasionally)
B612 is an open-source font developed by Airbus. It's the result of a research project to define and validate an “Aeronautical Font” to improve display of information on the cockpit screens, in particular in terms of legibility and comfort of reading. https://b612-font.com/
Dark Patterns at Scale: Findings from a Crawl of 11K Shopping Websites
Notes on privacy and data collection of Matrix.org:
"matrix.org and vector.im receive a lot of private, personal and identifiable data on a regular basis, or metadata that can be used to precisely identify and/or track users/server, their social graph, usage pattern and potential location. This is possible both by the default configuration values in synapse/Riot […]"
I spent a good part of yesterday migrating several databases to the latest version. They are now all using PostgreSQL 11.x
I started using Postgres with the 7.x series, and have used it almost exclusively as my DB of choice ever since. I've always found Postgres to be utterly reliable, and working with it is always a pleasure. Super documentation, too.
A big thank you to all the folk who make Postgres such a great DB.
"Simply shouting into the void is, for most people, highly demotivating. What is also demotivating is the lack of feedback. If there’s no signal that says someone received your message, then the natural, human response is to stop using that communication channel and find another one."
UK ISP group names Mozilla 'Internet Villain' for supporting 'DNS-over-HTTPS' | ZDNet
UK government and local ISPs are putting the pressure on browsers to drop plans to support DoH protocol.
Earth has 2.2 trillion acres where forests can regrow. Restoring those forests could absorb two-thirds of human-produced carbon in the atmosphere, making restoration our most powerful weapon in fighting climate change, according to a major new study.
insect collapse means our collapse
We're killing off all the bugs, which is a great way to kill off all of us. Insect collectors provide evidence by just how much how fast is going. https://phys.org/news/2019-07-insect-apocalypse-german-bug-watchers.html
@xuv @kensanata There is this interesting thread on reddit about music consumption and the "generational gap": https://old.reddit.com/r/LetsTalkMusic/comments/c8xcst/the_way_we_consume_music_and_the_generation_gap/ which makes me think that there's no generational gap, only people craving for easy to use services and UI
I have this Deutsche Telekom #Tolino Vision 2 #eBookReader I bought years ago after some user on the #Ubuntu #MATE forums posted it would work w/my PCs, but I've almost never used because it doesn't.
Plugging a USB cord in does nothing but recharge the battery. It isn't exactly locked in with a vendor: Internet browser works (ex. for downloading from #Gutenberg), but is too primitive for conveniently moving files to the device via cloud storage.
How do I jailbreak it?
The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!