Someone modeled the climate of a retrograde Earth (one spinning in the opposite direction): https://esd.copernicus.org/articles/9/1191/2018/
Due to the opposite-direction Coriolis forces, everything would be wildly different. Deserts, forests, tundras, all moved around.
This is the kind of stuff I'd love to be retired for (to have the time to-do): https://www.r00t.cz/Sats/Falcon9
Been meaning to post this here for a bit, but I was plowing through a backlog of "Log" and their issue 47 on "Overcoming Carbon Form" has some especially brilliant articles about energy source dependence in city planning and architecture. Highly recommended. https://www.anycorp.com/store/log47pdf?category=LogPDF
Since my friends and I are on a (re)reading binge, I compiled resources. Don't read Ulysses alone, people, it's the difference between enrichment and, well, something really awful. gemini://nnix.com/ulysses/index.gmi
There are also some excellent resources at the Yale Modernism Lab here: https://campuspress.yale.edu/modernismlab/category/james-joyce/
There is so much power in a damn RP2040 SoC. https://developer.arm.com/ip-products/processors/cortex-m/cortex-m0
It's time to reread Ulysses, so I'm digging around for additional Joyce resources to help with the study, and... fonts. http://www.riverrun.org.uk/wake/index.html (thankfully I'm not rereading Finnegan's Wake, because that's just a jumping of the shark, but cool glyphs)
Fit the Second, in which Mr. Pike's third trend haunts all the other trends right out of the damn circus. gemini://nnix.com/gemlog/6.gmi
gemini://nnix.com/gemlog/5.gmi a summary of my PinePhone experience, and first in a series I'm writing to explain to myself this microcosm of a technological tragedy playing out before our eyes.
Just got my vol III for PoC || GTFO. It’s beautiful, of course, but PSA here in case anyone doesn’t know about this journal which is clearly a Merveilles kinda thing. https://www.alchemistowl.org/pocorgtfo/
In fact, to offset the damage, I'll just link Araby here, it's a short read and it'll do more for your edification than a bushel of moaning about Pinephone bloat: https://www.owleyes.org/text/araby/read/araby
The experience is summed up in my mind by the conclusion of Joyce's "Araby" (an excellent read if you haven't), "Gazing up into the darkness I saw myself as a creature driven and derided by vanity" ... should have spent the pennies of my weekend more wisely here.
The manifold and petty ways in which mobile linux on Pinephone appears to be broken is not compelling. Someone needs to hack this product back to basics. An attempt to overlay and implement the features of commodity smartphones upon the bloat of GNU/Linux is neither approachable nor maintainable. The hardware is nice, and it's begging for paradigm-shift minimalist OS, not 1.6GB of GNU/Linux desktop packages stuffed into a pantomime Android costume.
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