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The Consequences of Gerrymandering | Election Law Blog
“The damage of gerrymandering … extends, rather, to the voting records of the legislators who end up in office”
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Building and Installing Software in $HOME « null program
“For more than 5 years now I’ve kept a private “root” filesystem within my home directory under $HOME/.local/. Within are the standard /usr directories, such as bin/, include/, lib/, etc., containing my own software, libraries, and man pages. These are first-class citizens, indistinguishable from the system-installed programs and libraries. With one exception (setuid programs), none of this requires root privileges.

Installing software in $HOME serves two important purposes, both of which are indispensable to me on a regular basis.

No root access: Sometimes I’m using a system administered by someone else, and I don’t have root access.
This prevents me from installing packaged software myself through the system’s package manager. Building and installing the software myself in my home directory, without involvement from the system administrator, neatly works around this issue. As a software developer, it’s already perfectly normal for me to build and run custom software, and this is just an extension of that behavior.

In the most desperate situation, all I need from the sysadmin is a decent C compiler and at least a minimal POSIX environment. I can bootstrap anything I might need, both libraries and programs, including a better C compiler along the way. This is one major strength of open source software.

I have noticed one alarming trend: Both GCC (since 4.8) and Clang are written in C++, so it’s becoming less and less reasonable to bootstrap a C++ compiler from a C compiler, or even from a C++ compiler that’s more than a few years old. So you may also need your sysadmin to supply a fairly recent C++ compiler if you want to bootstrap an environment that includes C++. I’ve had to avoid some C++ software (such as CMake) for this reason.

Custom software builds: Even if I am root, I may still want to install software not available through the package manager, a version not available in the package manager, or a version with custom patches.
In theory this is what /usr/local is all about. It’s typically the location for software not managed by the system’s package manager. However, I think it’s cleaner to put this in $HOME/.local, so long as other system users don’t need it.”
unix  install  LIBRARY_PATH  LD_LIBRARY_PATH  C_INCLUDE_PATH  CPLUS_INCLUDE_PATH  local  computerbullshit  compilation  compiling  code  software 
19 hours ago
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RT : Much cooler when 's gif actually shows up ... cc
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My mom's follow up text upon letting me know she went all out on a new microwave
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I don't think it's a challenge they can win, $billions or no. People aren't ready and urban design is movi…
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Mass.gov Pilot
RT : Massachusetts going the alpha website route! Nice!
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nbd just me and hanging out in downtown Oakland
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2 days ago
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Let's undermine the most proven and effective way of ending homelessness.
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4 days ago
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Fantastic background on gerrymandering issues
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4 days ago
Supreme Court to hear potentially landmark case on partisan gerrymandering - The Washington Post
Supreme Court to hear the Wisconsin gerrymandering case in Oct.

Some context & background:…
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5 days ago
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Supreme Court to hear the Wisconsin gerrymandering case in Oct.

Some context & background:…
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5 days ago
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"This was a good project based on a man and a plan."
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5 days ago
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🚴 maybe not the best weather for a ride up a hill 🌞🔥🚴
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6 days ago
Untitled (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZyqwOOmETI&feature=youtu.be)
Hanging with Doozer, listening to music that suits sunny Saturday morning, riding the volume control very much like
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7 days ago
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Good stuff. Also I literally joked to about "leveraging survivorship bias towards…
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8 days ago
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RT : GOT A DEMOCRATIC SENATOR?
Tell them it’s time to get in the game. Two asks:
1) withhold consent to sl…
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8 days ago
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RT : These are black otter rex rabbits, looking real slick
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8 days ago
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Jay-Z first rapper added to the Songwriter's Hall of Fame.
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8 days ago
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so far, so good as evidenced by her inability to stay awake when we get home....😄 (2/2)
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8 days ago
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TIL cats see optical illusions too
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8 days ago
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2. Make sure that the Census isn't totally corrupted now that the director has resigned.
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8 days ago
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RT : From gerrymandering to usurping local govt rule, the GOP's attacks on democracy are a HUGE part of the crisi…
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9 days ago
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Speaking of which, these historic AC Transit maps are amazing:
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9 days ago
Maps | AC Transit
Speaking of which, these historic AC Transit maps are amazing:
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9 days ago
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…Today, learned how to use the planning tool as well as transit terminology and landscape using AC Transit e…
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Pro move, though. Make sure to have an eclectic topic you tweet about semi-regularly, so you can pop qu…
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9 days ago
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June 13th should be Day forever. One guy with a pen, twitter, and a little neighborhood newspaper beat b…
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10 days ago
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RT : On a call this morning we got a report: the volume of calls going into the Senate is light.

THIS WEEK IS A CODE R…
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11 days ago
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Berkeley furthers its legacy of pioneering profoundly hypocritical, self-defeating affordable housing regulations.
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11 days ago
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RT : It's confetti time!!! 🎉 🎉 🎉
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11 days ago
Oaklandish New Arrivals
RT : It's confetti time!!! 🎉 🎉 🎉
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11 days ago
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🚴 Bay Bridge and Treasure Island 🚴
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12 days ago
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I've been using unix systems for over 20 years and today I just discovered `man ascii`
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13 days ago
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🎉 about to listen to 2 lectures about designing fashion for 3D printing at Gnomon School of Visual Effects
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13 days ago
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RT : Please spread this. Senate GOP plan to pass TrumpCare, eliminating coverage for millions, w/o any hearings. None. C…
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14 days ago
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All these fine folks joined me on the ferry for my birthday. Thanks inter alia. And…
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14 days ago
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RT : OpenAddresses gets a mention in The Economist in an article about the new face of the web mapping industry:
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14 days ago
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I think there might actually be an equal number of fitted ("women's") vs straight-cut swag shirts at . Thanks…
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14 days ago
Women in Urbanism
Is An Affordable City Achievable? We’re hosting the next Women In Urbanism event at in a few weeks, June 28:
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15 days ago
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RT : Continuing to work on procedural river drainage basins; watersheds could form country borders; blog post coming Mon…
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15 days ago
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Google Maps isn't the only name in town when it comes to digital cartography! Cool to see (and q…
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15 days ago
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This is quite a logic puzzle
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16 days ago
Rebuilding Lego, Brick by Brick
“ The price of colored resins, always a major expenditure for the company, was highly volatile. The sourcing team analyzed the prices of the raw materials and worked with a narrowed roster of suppliers to stabilize pricing. The resulting contracts made production much easier to plan. More importantly, the success of the sourcing project created a sense of optimism and the momentum to move ahead with other changes. At each cost center along the supply chain, the transition team applied its new insight: Constraints don’t destroy creativity or product excellence, and they can even enhance them.

Indeed, the idea of implementing new constraints could now help the company build on its established strengths. The Lego Group motto is “Only the best is good enough,” and the company name derives from the Danish words Leg godt, meaning “play well.” The drive to innovate was deeply embedded in the corporate culture. In the early years, this idea had helped the com­pany develop its brand and instill pride in its employees. But after a time, it had come to be seen as a mandate to create new toys at any cost. In Knudstorp’s view, the perceived mandate had evolved into a crutch. “This idea had become an emotional concept and an excuse to oppose new cost-saving initiatives,” he says. “Anytime there was something someone didn’t want to do, they would say, ‘You cannot do that because of quality.’”

But Mads Nipper, the company’s chief of product innovation, worked closely with Bali Padda, who oversees the supply chain, to devise a series of day-to-day solutions to the paradox of constraints. Nipper and Padda recommended slicing the palette of roughly 100 colors in half. They also recommended cutting back on the thousands of different police officers, pirates, and other figures in production. The team took a deliberate approach, building on the resin-sourcing work to analyze the true costs of each element and identify those whose costs were out of line with the rest of the stock. This initiative, coupled with the resin pilot, helped the Lego Group cut its resin costs in half and shrink its supplier roster by 80 percent.”
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17 days ago
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If he's beyond repair, don't worry though. I still have some spares:
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17 days ago
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Never been one for tattoos, but this would improve my life (if not my forearm)
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17 days ago
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When reporters lead w/ qs like:

“Do you hear gun shots every night?” the Chicago Sun-Times reporter asked me.…
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17 days ago
Porsche SE is taking over PTV Group
Things are getting wild. Porsche just bought a transportation software/consultancy firm. ?
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17 days ago
Is Hot Fuzz the ultimate anti-Brexit film?
Wrote a little essay / appreciation of 's Hot Fuzz and its prophecy of Brexit Britain for :
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17 days ago
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With this administration's track record, I assume this means Sessions will be gone by tomorrow evening.
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RT : . data is now available in ORC & PBF formats on Amazon S3!
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18 days ago
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Of course, it’s happened before, but that was for incontrovertible reasons. How to impeach for shee…
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18 days ago
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…fortunately, many other sectors of society are kicking into gear to limit his options, like the local g…
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Yeah it's nuts. My one consolation is that it *should* be hard to remove an elected president, even him—…
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18 days ago
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It took two years to get Nixon out; the current investigation process is moving more quickly than then.…
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18 days ago
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RT : It pays for Republicans to illegally gerrymander when they frequently get away with it for 3 of 5 elections each de…
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19 days ago
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RT : Review of Williams by David Roediger also touches on this lack of attention to "white" in "white working class"…
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19 days ago
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I would not want to be a lawyer of any sort for the United States government on this Monday morning. 😵
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19 days ago
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I am loving ’s sci-fi/fantasy illustrations, for their painterly Moebuis/Jack Kirby look. Might be a new us…
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19 days ago
Factory Refactoring – Done! | Gravitystorm Blog
Impressive work from keeping OpenStreetMap’s website reliably tested:
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20 days ago
Russell Davies: RSSxit
I read this via RSS and I will continue to read via RSS.
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20 days ago
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Ha ha, check out the amount of space Twitter provides for writing a message on an iPhone 5
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20 days ago
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Flexing some decade old hand styles in honor of a young king.
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20 days ago
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🚴 this part of the South Gate descent is so beautiful I can hardly see straight 🚴
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