California - she/her

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Cake day: Oct 08, 2021


Because Lemmy does not replace Reddit for me – but rather, it’s a different thing altogether.

The Not Just Bikes guy absolutely understands that the need for most cars disappears once city planning is done properly. The whole message, the very thesis of his entire YouTube channel is all about exactly this. His series on Strong Towns is a good example of this.

He knows what the important issues are. This is just one video where he demonstrates in detail that the detrimental design of SUVs in the US is just one part of the overall picture. That’s why the video matters! The planning of cities is, among other things, tied to the willingness to accommodate huge, wasteful vehicles.

The sheer fact that he is calling out this trend – his willingness to point fingers at the auto industry for manufacturing a nationwide desire (or a misguided “need”) for bigger, heavier vehicles – that’s what makes it NOT an American perspective.

Truthfully, I’ve not tried them.

I was about to make a comment along the lines of “I’ve already learned how to do command line things, my OS already comes with a few shells, why SHOULD I take the time to learn a new shell?” — but then I reflected on this and realized something: it’s the same thing as saying “Windows comes with Explorer/Edge, why SHOULD I go through the trouble to pick up a new web browser?” And yet, I unquestioningly download Firefox first thing when I install a new OS, hmm.

You’ve made me think :]

Maybe one day I will actually understand the appeal of all these super fancy shells. They seem kinda cool on the surface but I also feel like I’d never use any of their actual features.

Great article. Tying it to notions of public health is a good step forward in advancing the conversation we should be having about the centrality of cars.

I liked the the “Motor transport form” juxtaposed against the “Non-motor transport form” questionnaire – in particular, asking"If somebody leaves their car in the street and it gets stolen" versus “If somebody leaves their belongings in the street and it gets stolen” has me thinking.

awk is wonderful! You can do some very incredible things with it.

Mmmpf, tar czf archive.tar.xz directory is Just Wrong to me. The “z” means gzip! Use “J” if you meant to use xz compression!

Frankly, this sounds kinda conspiratorial. You’re not willing to step into a local shop for fear that it might not actually be a local shop?

Otherwise, there truly are more options in my area than in your area, in which case, I’m sorry to hear that.

(Edit: typo)

Denver’s airport terminals being approximately 1 light year away from the city for seemingly no good reason whatsoever – it’s definitely my biggest gripe. At least you can take the train.

Truthfully, the only ones I’m aware of are the “In the News” panel of Wikipedia’s English landing page, and

I’d be curious to hear what suggestions others have, too

I think the very best alternative to Amazon is: don’t shop online at all. Support your local businesses!

Surely there’s shops in your area where you can get those kinds of things – your list doesn’t have anything too exotic or difficult to obtain. Unless your tastes are out of the ordinary somehow.

Spam detection is HARD to get right. How do you ensure your spam filter never has false positives? How do you know #2 on your list won’t cause problems later? And most people don’t have time for item #3, sifting through everything in the ‘waiting room’ which will never be empty.

Your system seems to implement a whitelist of people who would be even allowed to contact you. That goes against the fundamental “push” nature of email, if you see what I mean. Remember that just because an email is unsolicited, doesn’t mean it’s spam.

Nah. Seems like a waste of time and money, and I am deeply skeptical of any ecological benefit it’d have. I think it is far more pressing to protect today’s endangered species – which is something we can do RIGHT NOW.