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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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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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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An random Sunday morning will find us at the Hillcrest farmers market. Been going for about 14 years now.

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Mammalz – one for Terri

Y’know, I have a tiny readership, and rather than emailing posts to people I’m going to try blogging them instead, with the faint hope of sharing more widely. I’ll use first names only, unless it’s a public thing like this post for Dan. Anyway, in the local paper there’s news of a local startup – […]

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One wonders

Sometime you see an aircraft flying oddly and wonder. Allow me to recommend an ADS-B app, this is the iOS app OpenADSB: This one was tracking CA-56. I wonder why? Anyway, an ADS-B app shows all sorts of interesting stuff. Some time ago it showed FLIR surveilling San Diego: Anyway, go grab yourself an app, […]

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