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The right has long held that homelessness is a symptom - of a lack of self-control, a lack of foresight, of addiction, mental illness, etc - and therefore the solution to it is training, incarceration, rehab, or rigid discipline.

None of this stuff worked.

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covid 

informative blog post about the shortcomings of the UK NHS COVID-19 QR code system:

revk.uk/2020/09/how-not-to-qr-

pukka three mint tea is the good stuff 🍡

It's been heartening to come across so many banners across documentation sites for web development tools. A huge number of developers will be hitting these sites countless times daily to look things up during work β€” I've been one of them!

To highlight a few:
sass-lang.com/
glitch.com/
emotion.sh/

Last (but not least!), Netlify are matching donations up to $25,000 to a number of orgs: netlify.com/donation-matching/

2020 and browsers still cannot reliably resume paused or failed downloads

hardlyeverything.com

I love this. I think it solves the problem of for me. Links to handy tools can live in my knowledge base, and links to blogs that I don't want to forget about can go in here, surfaced in my browser start page every so often.

Fascinated by this package for controlling ...

Unfortunately, I can't seem to get it working. Not sure I'd use it regularly even if it did work, but I'd love to give it a spin!

github.com/danielfm/spotify.el

can't say I've ever worked with a compiled language before, but the Elm compiler looks super duper friendly

elm-lang.org/news/the-syntax-c

"This is the future, I’m afraid. An automated future where no one actually knows how things work."

m.signalvnoise.com/i-went-to-s

People that take the Glasgow-Edinburgh train have developed this anarcho-communist ticket sharing economy and I love it. It's because return tickets cost literally only 10 pence more than a single, so people just buy returns and leave the other ticket at the station they arrive at.

It's fucking beautiful and more folk need tae know about it

european friends are pals, american friends are ntscs

mood: rocking up to the library with a massive tin of instant coffee

There's something about writing essay plans that seriously irks me

Hot take: post-apocalyptic fiction is so popular because people desperately want to live lives that aren't yoked by capitalism, but are unable to even conceive of such a thing happening without the world ending first

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