Bread, food, agriculture and lots of other interests.
104 stories
·
8 followers

Greenhouse Effect

16 Shares
Once he had the answer, Arrhenius complained to his friends that he'd "wasted over a full year" doing tedious calculations by hand about "so trifling a matter" as hypothetical CO2 concentrations in far-off eras (quoted in Crawford, 1997).
Read the whole story
jcherfas
127 days ago
reply
Share this story
Delete

Pandoc writing app

1 Comment

Anyone here invested in a Pandoc-centric workflow?

Tried PanWriter?

https://panwriter.com/

Would love to hear opinions. I've never used Pandoc for large writing projects, just small conversions, so I can't judge the capabilities of the editor.

Read the whole story
jcherfas
137 days ago
reply
To investigate
Share this story
Delete

A list of programming playgrounds

1 Comment

I really like using (and making!) programming playgrounds, and I got thinking the other day about how I didn’t have a great list of playgrounds to refer to. So I asked on Mastodon for links to cool playgrounds.

Here’s what I came up with. I’d love to know what I missed.

data formats

programming languages

Read the whole story
jcherfas
422 days ago
reply
Useful
Share this story
Delete

David Boarder Giles, "A Mass Conspiracy to Feed People: Food Not Bombs and the World-Class Waste of Global Cities" (Duke UP, 2021)

1 Share
In A Mass Conspiracy to Feed People: Food Not Bombs and the World-Class Waste of Global Cities (Duke UP, 2021), David Boarder Giles explores the ways in which capitalism simultaneously manufactures waste and scarcity. Illustrating how communities of marginalized people and discarded things gather and cultivate political possibilities, Giles documents the work of Food Not Bombs (FNB), a global movement of grassroots soup kitchens that recover wasted grocery surpluses and redistribute them to those in need. He explores FNB's urban contexts: the global cities in which late-capitalist economies and unsustainable consumption precipitate excess, inequality, food waste, and hunger. Beginning in urban dumpsters, Giles traces the logic by which perfectly edible commodities are nonetheless thrown out—an act that manufactures food scarcity—to the social order of “world-class” cities, the pathways of discarded food as it circulates through the FNB kitchen, and the anticapitalist political movements the kitchen represents. Describing the mutual entanglement of global capitalism and anticapitalist transgression, Giles captures those emergent forms of generosity, solidarity, and resistance that spring from the global city's marginalized residents.  David Boarder Giles is a Lecturer in Anthropology at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Deakin university, Australia. His writes about waste, cities, and social movements. He is also one of the producers of Conversations in Anthropology. Blog: https://dhboardergiles.wordpress.com/ Twitter: @DHBoarderGiles Amir Sayadabdi is Lecturer in Anthropology at Victoria University of Wellington. He is mainly interested in anthropology of food and its intersection with gender studies, migration studies, and studies of race, ethnicity, and nationalism. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network



Download audio: https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/pdst.fm/e/chtbl.com/track/1C3AGD/traffic.megaphone.fm/NBN3681862599.mp3?updated=1645108967
Read the whole story
jcherfas
842 days ago
reply
Share this story
Delete

Chorded Keyboard

1 Comment and 8 Shares
And even though it all went wrong / I'll stand before the lord of song / with nothing on my tongue but 'I don't understand, I swear I backed up my keyboard config before messing with it'
Read the whole story
jcherfas
845 days ago
reply
Share this story
Delete
1 public comment
gordol
845 days ago
reply
Ok, how many people tried this?
Earth
linforcer
843 days ago
I know enough about messing with keyboard configurations not to try

Formatting Meeting

4 Comments and 8 Shares
Neither group uses iso 8601 because the big-endian enthusiasts were all at the meeting 20 years ago.
Read the whole story
jcherfas
891 days ago
reply
2022-01-04 is the Only True Way.

Except for 04-01-2022
Share this story
Delete
3 public comments
mkalus
891 days ago
reply
More like the rest of the world.
iPhone: 49.287476,-123.142136
macr0t0r
895 days ago
reply
We have tried so hard for so many years for a proper date format. This is worse than Daylight "Savings" Time. We've been here before: https://xkcd.com/1179/
silberbaer
893 days ago
I used to have 1179 printed out and posted to my cubicle wall, and would point to it when people didn't like my date format.
ReadLots
895 days ago
reply
This is bad, but the worst is using Excel which is the biggest date-format-bully on the planet.
"Hey that's some nice date strings you got there, shame if someone were to go and automatically reformat them on you. Oh, you've set your localization parameters, well guess who doesn't give a shit."
chrisrlowery
895 days ago
then when you manually change it to treat the cells like plain text, it converts the previously plain-text formatted date string into the internal numeric representation of the datetime
Next Page of Stories