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Using data to show how Austrian supermarkets trick consumers, and likely illegally collude between themselves
I read Arthur C. Clarke's "The Sands of Mars" for the first time after seeing a positive recommendation from Alan Brown on Tor: https://www.tor.com/2023/06/27/a-science-fiction-writer-in-space-sands-of-mars-by-arthur-c-clarke/. I've always enjoyed Clarke's optimistic near-future hard SF (the first Rama and 2001 are good examples) and this is similar, if more personal. Highly recommend.
I'm on BluSky now too: https://bsky.app/profile/mackensen.bsky.social. I'm not sure how I'm going to use that space yet; I mostly wanted it because parts of college football twitter migrated there, though I see some HighEdWeb folks are there already.
When I get rich and famous I'm going to hire someone to get the bottom of why compiling PHP with OpenSSL on a Mac is one of computing's #ImpossibleTasks
Part of that hard-working group of American and Canadian actors who settled in the UK in the 70s and 80s, now largely gone--William Hootkins, Richard Le Parmentier, Shane Rimmer, Bruce Boa, Don Fellowes.
Gayle Hunnicutt has died. Among other roles, she was Irene Adler opposite Jeremy Brett's Sherlock Holmes in the 1984 Granada adaptation of "A Scandal in Bohemia" and she was wonderful. https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2023/sep/03/gayle-hunnicutt-obituary
It's the first full Saturday of college football which means I made my Football Nachos: https://github.com/mackensen/recipes/blob/master/football-nachos.md. #ATraditionLikeManyOthers
1.4 Capronas (50 minutes) before we get underground in the 1959 Journey to the Center of the Earth (https://letterboxd.com/film/journey-to-the-center-of-the-earth/). It could have lost a lot of the stuff in Edinburgh and Reykjavik.
I may blog a little about this later, but Portland, Oregon, is redesigning the southwest part of its bus network: https://humantransit.org/2023/08/portland-big-transit-service-changes-in-sw-hills.html. Changes are designed to boost areas that are either (1) high ridership or (2) have low-income or high minority populations.
I remember having some difficulty back in 2019 when #WPCampus was at Lewis and Clark. The campus itself isn't near anything, and connections were poor.
New blog post: "Good Vibrations for MU Migrations" https://bavatuesdays.com/good-vibrations-for-mu-migrations/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apBWI6xrbLY
Web developer, Amtrak zealot, and occasional B-movie reviewer. He/him.
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