Under Obama’s watch the US Government stopped collecting data about the growing green economy in the USA[MSN]. But by 2016, when Trump won the election, researchers at University College London estimate 4% of citizens worked in the industry sector and supply chain, and it accounted for 1.3 trillion USD[Nature]. That is 20% growth from the time the US Department of Labor stopped tracking the industry in 2013, and the data used by the researchers in 2016 four years later, with an estimate 9.5 million FTE.
A lovely, creative person RTed several supposedly progressive/politically correct social messages. They serve as prime examples of accidental public irony. Continue reading “Exemplar: irony”
The car-share driver who t-boned me basically tried to dart across a lane of traffic which he could not see. Lucky for me he had not gotten much speed, or I would not be writing this. Continue reading “!Steak”
So I got in a hurry and, while reformatting a usb stick for a new use, erased the boot partition of my laptop.
I sometimes wonder if knowing something unpleasant is going to happen at a specific time and place, which you have organized and planned to ensure it happens to you, is a good idea. Maybe one should just set it in motion, and the people who are supposed to do it set up some sort of ambush.
More dental care in the nearish future. Continue reading “Future care”
Once upon a time nearly ten years ago I installed Piwigo. And since then it has served … well, honestly, pretty terribly. But reasonably consistently. And across several hardware migrations.
This fall #Piwigo has undergone some visually dramatic changes. And I want to migrate hardware again. So I think it is time to try to migrate again but, this time, to a clean re-install. Continue reading “Installing anew #fail”
Yesterday I wasted a bit of time clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ link for all the supposedly legitimate companies who spam me, and whose e-mails I never see because I use spam blockers. Let us see who actually follows the legally-required unsubscribe process? Continue reading “Just to document an experiment”
I have this fantasy of a website which can stream my collection of audio and video media to whatever device I happen to be using which has reasonably decent #intartubes. This would break my dependence on having largish storage attached to the platforms I am using, or having a cd/dvd player (and the library of discs) to hand. Continue reading “Funkwhale on an RPi”
This is not a political rant, even though it is about a politician.
President Trump has apparently determined on a tactic of ‘normalizing’ an outlawed behavior in an attempt to avoid being impeached. Here is how his strategy works. First, he assumes voters are stupid and gullible, which mostly we have proven ourselves to be. Continue reading “Not normal, and not okay”