TIL that the best “pets” to have in a tropical region are purple martins, swallows, geese, terns, ducks, migratory songbirds, goldfish, guppies, bass, bluegill, Gambusia affinis, frogs, tadpoles, red-eared slider turtles and dragonflies, since they are all natural mosquito predators.
You can also add spiders and bats to that list as well, but, errr, let’s better not.
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This is pure gold in /r/SonyAlpha
“In a study of 48,000 Britons, vegetarians were unusually resistant to heart disease, but prone to strokes.”
That’s quite an interesting take on diets: https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2021/01/16/japanese-people-may-have-gained-longevity-by-balancing-their-diets
Some stats on this build: As of right now (still in progress) it contains of over 9000 parts, worth around $8000. The ship is 176cm/69” in length, 78cm/31” wide and around 121cm/48” tall (including the masts). It weighs around 16.4kg/36.1lb.
Just published the GitHub repository of #journalist, a RSS aggregator and (some day) replacement for Feedly.
It’s a development preview and definitely not something that works reliably yet, but it’s already possible to connect to it via Reeder (macOS/iOS) and sync feeds.
“Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off – then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can.”
Besides, due to the (incredibly awful) Fever API that I’m implementing so that one can connect existing RSS clients, it makes use of auto-incrementing IDs, relations and all sorts of things that most embedded databases won’t do. Hence I switched its backend to PostgresSQL.
Pushed a very first version to a private GitHub repo. Initially I intended to go with an embedded single-file database (as I used in ‘zeit’ and ‘geld’) but I dismissed that idea.
The aggregator is supposed to be run as a daemon and I’m planning to let it run on a serverless infrastructure where it’ll only cost me $ when I’m actually using it. Having an embedded database therefor wouldn’t have worked.
Nyxt is a keyboard-oriented, infinitely extensible web browser designed for power users. Conceptually inspired by Emacs and Vim, it has familiar key-bindings (Emacs, vi, CUA), and is fully configurable in Lisp.
Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information — A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.