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🚴 further off road than I anticipated 🚴
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🚴 Arlington Blvd, Richmond 🚴
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Redistricting tools infodump | Nelson's log
Excellent summary on redistricting tools and data by :
We’ve been sharing notes for a few months.
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Metropolitan Oakland, from the Borough of Fremont, looking North.
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RT : This what the last tweet ever will look like.
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(The 'Homer disappearing into a hedge' gif but for shipyards)
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RT : What is ? Check out the blog to learn more:
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"Street drug or Apple Cabin Foods™ product?"
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Just in the nick of time.
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Oh look it's Jeremey Fucking Corbyn.
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You know is getting real when even the astronaut is infected with protomolecule
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Children's Letters to Frankenstein
sounds like you are ready to respond to some mail:
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OTOH, it's a repeatable process for getting attention & forcing a change, and it does not depend on e…
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My dad kept our old Mac for aaages because he couldn't find a software as good as Hypercard.
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HyperCard: my introduction to in 1994 on a women-only course. 23 years later I’m passionately committed…
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Achewood § May 8, 2006
A retina remaster of Achewood would be nice.

(currently crying over the couch-heaven bit: )
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Yup, same. Didn’t really understand what I was doing as “programming” but I was typing words, drawi…
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Also, the whole bottom row of the keyboard appears to be shifted right. Press “M”, get “N” etc. A bug…
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to be fair there is a significant flat-earth coalition supporting the current administration
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it reminds of this navigational chart corrections book I got as a gift once from RIG!
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7 days ago
Isometric Systems in Isotropic Space: Map Projections: Images
RT : Agnes Denes, 1979: Isometric Systems in Isotropic Space: Map Projections. (via )
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RT : Agnes Denes, 1979: Isometric Systems in Isotropic Space: Map Projections. (via )
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RT : Polish nationalists burning Facebook flags.
*I expect to see this picture in every academic presentation related to…
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Melania — deconstructed through her photographs. Fascinating.
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seriously, the guy has a point | gregfallis.com
... but the paradox of art is neither artists nor patrons consign the meaning of a piece.
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7 days ago
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Updated image, with some additional tracks from before I started using RideWithGPS courtesy of
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RT : Can only register for CA paid family leave online during business hours. The servers deserve time off too.
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The Elements of Bureaucratic Style
“We tend to think of the purpose of style guides as helping students to write clearer and more effectively. But increasingly, the far more important side of composition pedagogy is teaching students how to read. And teaching students how to spot and decipher the bureaucratic voice must become an essential skill.

Readers need to know, for example, that journalists who use phrases like “officer-involved shooting” in any context other than a direct quote from law enforcement are derelict. It is law enforcement’s prerogative to use spin and dissimulation to obtain favorable coverage; it is the media’s role to resist this. And yet, this is a role the media has almost wholeheartedly abdicated.

On Monday night, after a police officer killed a man in a Houston suburb, local station ABC 13 reported “Man Shot Dead in Officer-Involved Shooting in Northwest Houston.” Another station, CW39, more accurately reported the event with the headline, “HPD: Officer Kills Man After Responding to Noise Complaint in Acres Home,” though the first line of the story defaults back to police PR: “An officer-involved shooting has led to the death of an allegedly armed man in Northwest Houston.” The night before, police killed another man in Fremont, California. The ABC affiliate reported “1 Dead After Officer-Involved Shooting in Fremont, Cause Under Investigation,” the Fox affiliate headlined their story “One Dead in Fremont Officer Involved Shooting,” and the East Bay Times uncritically repeated the term in two separate pieces.

Compare this to the local NBC affiliate, KNTV, who reported the incident as: “Man Shot Dead by Fremont Police After Firing at Officers,” and only used the term “officer involved shooting” in quoting or paraphrasing law enforcement. In addition to not doing law enforcement’s PR work for free, the NBC story’s headline is clearer conveys more pertinent information, and is far more impactful. (In the ABC and Fox headlines, it’s even clear if the person killed was a cop or civilian.) Clarity such as this is often a dead giveaway as to the merits of the writing. Readers need to be trained to understand that, when it comes to bureaucratic sources, ugliness in prose is usually not entirely aesthetic, but usually is covering up something far more egregious than style.

The fact that I was able to find numerous examples of this egregious failure in the past few days alone indicates the degree to which American journalism is compromised by bureaucratic style. If the supposedly objective journalists we rely on to report facts are so hopelessly smitten by the language of violence, what hope do the rest of us have?”
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Made a thing to stream my Tumblr image account to Mastodon:
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GitHub - migurski/Kruddler: Post images from Tumblr to Mastadon
Made a thing to stream my Tumblr image account to Mastodon:
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I use RideWithGPS, so pretty much the same thing. It exports KML and GPX, and I’m waiting for the promise…
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Not too bad! The shoulder is pretty narrow, but the traffic was low and I really enjoyed riding wit…
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🚴 A year of tracking rides 🚴
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Spiritually it belongs there, but the team is right to control their release schedule and b…
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🚴 Oops, there's not a BART station in Livermore 🚴
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it's interesting to me that the Requests team has so far resisted adding it to the standard library, where…
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Nytimes, this is why I read the Post now: it's not an embarrassment, don't talk it down, this is how you learn, the…
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🚴 ok this is a bit much 🚴
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I can't wait for the story of how an ed-tech algorithm one day received consumer habits training da…
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🚴 never been on Niles Canyon road before 🚴
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RT : Love the simplicity and info density in this: Color Scheme Types for Mapping and their Combinations…
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“Did you know that ‘businessman’ used to refer to a person instead of a virtual machine?”
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RT : Today I learned there's one company that sells medical leeches and their bottle says NATURES TINY DOCTORS
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RT : 50% complete for 2016 open election precinct shapes (added Oregon):
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Logarithmic world population density via GPW4v, and some big city points via Natty Earth.

Yum.
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(401) http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v544/n7649/full/nature22031.html?sf69975984=1
RT : Distinct patterns on the skin of ocellated lizards are determined by a cellular automaton
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RT : Distinct patterns on the skin of ocellated lizards are determined by a cellular automaton
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District Funds | Swing Left
“District Funds are pots of money, raised in advance, for the eventual Democratic nominee in each Swing District.”
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RT : What a glorious piece of research: "University Graduate Facial Hair Styles 1898-2008"
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University Graduate Facial Hair Styles 1898-2008 [OC] : dataisbeautiful
RT : What a glorious piece of research: "University Graduate Facial Hair Styles 1898-2008"
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This is kind of offensive.
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Was spelling "O U T" inst. of say. 'outside' w/ Frankie but 1 day I said "We need to order tea" a…
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There are a bunch of people killing it on OpenAddresses data collection right now, as we cross 450m points.
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Correct use of Toner with label layers. A+ map.
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14 days ago
mastodon-guide/up-and-running.md at master · ummjackson/mastodon-guide · GitHub
Neat:

took notes on how to get Mastodon running. I may… do something with this.
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I was just talking with about how a geo variation on matplotlib might fit into a J…
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It’s pretty ideal!

People seemed a bit aghast when I presented methods for ma…
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Future person please send help
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Tl;dr: use static maps, small multiples, and GIFs
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These purple voting precincts in NC had uncontested elections, with no major-party challengers for state leg. seats…
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these do seem like the concerns of a person mainly thinking in terms of broadcasting:…
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