China Law Blog is outstanding

http://www.chinalawblog.com/2020/02/chinese-coronavirus-solution-more-government-control-trumps-more-medicine.html is about how Xi is responding to the coronavirus outbreak, but I’ve been reading their RSS feed for a few months and highly recommend it. It’s especially educational for anyone considering outsourcing to there, e.g. micro brand watchmakers. Go read about the IP on injection molds, for example.

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Coronavirus 2019-nCoV

Coronavirus 2019-nCoV — Read on gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html Epidemic/pandemic tracker, courtesy of Johns Hopkins.

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Slumgullion!

and by ‘Slumgullion’ I mean a cheap stew made by throwing anything handy into a pot with water and boiling it, an improvised dish which has had many other names… http://www.worldwidewords.org/weirdwords/ww-slu2.htm so yeah, lots to share! In no particular order then. Forget silver spoons Different metals change the flavor of the food. More than you […]

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Auto build your code on save with entr

So I’m working on a project at work where I want to rebuild my code whenever I save a source code file. Today I found the tool ‘entr’ and it’s a great thing to learn about. (I should totally send this to Julia Evans!) All I needed to do is run ls *.src | entr […]

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Good looking field watch

Way back in 2012 (or was it 2011?) I exchanged a few emails with Leo Padron about starting his own watch company. At the time, he was restoring vintage watches and had the urge to start his own brand. He’d found my “Design and make your own watch” page and I wrote a blog post […]

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Grim reading

Three long reads – or at least bookmark: EFF’s “Behind the One-way Mirror” – Damn. How you are tracked, in grim detail. Privacy International explains how the cops/feds/ICE extract everything from your phone. It’s out there – the Republicans tried Bluetooth beacons in signage and geofencing to target abortion locations. Takeaways? Install pi-hole at home, […]

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You should buy a PurpleAir air quality monitor

Check this out: In July of 2018 I paid $244 to a company called Adrionics for a chunk of PVC stuffed with electronics, the PA-II: It’s a sophisticated, lab-grade piece of hardware – twin laser-based light scattering particulate sensors, and it measures how much junk is in your air. In particular (a pun I am […]

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