The Green Shed

Photos of the debris left over from the Mars Perseverence landing, taken by the Ingenuity helicopter. Amazing!

I wonder what would happen if players had to call their own fouls in NBA games, like we did at recess growing up.

Read this post today on Kottke, which is mostly commentary around this twitter thread.

One quote toward the end stood out:

The idea that we can live with Covid WITHOUT any mitigation measures and expect things to turn out ok (both for individuals and as a society) is a lie.

The thing is, we have the best mitigation measure we can get: vaccines. It isn’t going to get better than this, and human beings have already stretched themselves as far as is possible with quarantines and the like.

SARS-Cov-2 is here to stay. Get vaccinated, and get back to life.

This is an absolutely magnificent thread by Yishan Wong on the challenges faced by anyone who wants to run a large social platform of any kind (or wants to pass regulation).

Bottom line: the Problem is Human Nature.

Been working near/with Terraform at work lately, and while I understand what it’s doing in the end, I still haven’t wrapped my head around how it gets that done.

Weather Line, the best weather app for iOS by far, is now a week out from shutting down.

I’ve tried a bunch of other weather apps and widgets since the announcement, and while there are a lot of good ones out there, I’ve found nothing as good as Weather Line, which has been perfect for me.

Casiopea

Came upon this story today:

Which led me to search for the album on Apple music.

It’s great!

The Spirit of the Internet is still alive and well out there, if a bit underground these days.

Tad

We lost our pet cat, Tad, this week.

He was 14, and outlived my marriage (that’s a bet I would have lost).

He was always kind of a pain: he loved to try to trip you by walking between your legs, he was huge, always wanted to lay on your lap at the worst time, loved to go outside, roll in the dirt, and immediately come lay on furniture, and never figured out how to sit nearby without kneading with his sharp-as-razors claws.

Still, he was a fixture around the house. He was loving, handsome, always loyal.

He is dearly missed.

Photo of a black-and-white Tuxedo Cat.