does anyone have any experience with Cornell's habitat network project? it looks really interesting! http://content.yardmap.org/
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I used to live close by in Somerville, and that commute still took about 50 minutes and real estate is still insanely expensive for the tiniest amount of living space.
I don't want to leave MA, though. I like it here a lot. I just want to eventually transition to more remote work and, if I have to still go into an office, go somewhere like Worcester instead of Boston. And also we should tax the fuck out of millionaires and fix the fucking trains!
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just read a useful, but also frustrating, twitter thread about how awful commuting is into Boston. What's frustrating are the people that sweep problems aside and chime in with "move closer" and "my commute is great I just walk around the corner to my office". It's the "works on my machine" of commuting. wow good for you, but not everyone can afford to live in downtown Boston! I have a good job and I refuse to spend $1 million on a place to live.
on today's episode of "plants I thought were dead but are actually alive":
I bought a hibiscus last summer but hadn't seen any new growth this spring... until this morning!
I impulse bought a bare root clematis at the grocery store about a month ago. I planted it but the small vine died shortly thereafter. But this morning I discovered it had sent up new growth! Now to train it onto the railing I planted it next to!
Lemon basil looking pretty fine. Almost time to plant! https://toot.cat/media/6DImaDe1rmyipQUWEZc
I just love watching these birbs eat
so far I've seen all the same birds that come to my feeders. I wonder if anything rare comes by from time to time.
(my coworker jim designed that board and we did the kickstarter at sparkfun. it was all around a pretty unpleasant experience in the way that crowdfunding projects tend to be, but the board was kinda cool. anyway, digital bananas.)
This new classic is making the rounds on HN again: https://www.vitavonni.de/blog/201503/2015031201-the-sad-state-of-sysadmin-in-the-age-of-containers.html
The article is centered around the observation that no one knows how to build Hadoop from source. One comment says that reproducible builds exist now and that Nix provides a reproducible Hadoop package.
There's a problem, however. Contrary to what many think, Nix isn't particular rigorous about build reproducibility. Their Hadoop package just patches pre-built binaries from the Apache project!
My probably hypersnark there was being unimpressed with seeing blogposts where people say, "Wow, I spent five days being beat up by Rust's compiler... now I feel really accomplished!"
Guix can now produce relocatable application bundles. Unlike snap, flatpak, etc. the resulting bundles can be bit-reproducible and the user needs no additional software to run them since every distro can extract a tarball.
I would like a federated garden journal application. I post pretty much everything I do in the garden on mastodon because it's fun, but since it's mixed with all the other garbage I post, it's not a great reference for looking back over the year and analyzing the events to learn from for the next year.
I mainly post about permaculture, woodworking, and free software.
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