Perhaps "roundtables" is a step up from "thoughts and prayers," but not a very big one.
Another failure to do anything actionable about gun violence.
Surprised when I went to Torchy's for lunch that their Bacon Bourbon Marmalade is 1,077 Calories for an ounce.
Turns out, I checked, and that's only about 1/50th as much energy per ounce as rocket fuel.
Another man made beach being planned for the DFW area. Soon Dallas is gonna have more beachfront than LA! — https://www.dallasnews.com/news/rowlett/2019/08/09/surfs-wave-pool-crystal-lagoon-among-plans-unveiled-town-hall-new-1b-rowlett-development
Today Linux Journal shut its doors for good. All staff were laid off and the company is left with no operating funds to continue in any capacity... https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/linux-journal-ceases-publication-awkward-goodbye
As technologists we sometimes overstate the importance of technology. But this is hard core economic data that Internet access is important for the modern economic success. — https://www.dallasnews.com/business/technology/2019/08/06/dallas-fed-says-closing-digital-divide-key-growing-workforce
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You know you're in Texas when your school district has a smoker.
Disappointed to see DART feel that diesel is "the future of transit" even when the rest of our light rail is electric. — http://dartdallas.dart.org/2019/07/22/whats-next-for-the-silver-line/
The section on Pascal's wager at the end of this article is a good way to understand the choices of dealing with Climate Change. Hopefully more companies start to realize they shouldn't wait for regulations to be written before getting started on planning for them. Governments move slow, but if you're not ready you'll be in an impossible situation. And, for the case of Climate Change, on an unlivable planet. — https://www.npr.org/2019/07/15/736565697/giant-shipper-bets-big-on-ending-its-carbon-emissions-will-it-pay-off?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=news
Yes! I didn't realize the straight ticket ballots in Texas got removed, excited about this. More opportunities for candidates that don't fit in little presized boxes. — https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2019/07/15/straight-ticket-voting-gone-texas-house-ballot-races-hang-balance
Have some videos that I had purchased on Amazon that I'd like to download. The easiest way to get around DRM is just to play the video and record what is being played. I could do that, but not sure I want to set it all up.
Turns out that someone has done that as a cloud service. Basically for about $0.20 per video they'll spin up a cloud instance, play the video, turn it into an MPEG4 and give you a download link.
Seems to work pretty well.
Biblobus, food truck meets book store.
Wonder if that can bring books to more people. I could see it being great at school events or festivals especially.
Pragmatic idealist. Building a company Axiom. Worked on Ubuntu Phone. Inkscape co-founder. Probably human.
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