March 25, 2015
Last year, an older couple got trapped in their new car in their own garage. It was a car with a remote keyless system that automatically locked once they got in. But they’d left the smart key outside. It’s a … Continue reading
March 24, 2015
Stuff worth reading
Female amputees grapple with prosthetics for men Good examples of how designing for non “default” identities is good for everyone.
A subtle way to over-fit
Roxane Gay: Margaret Sanger, a Women’s Fighter – NYTimes.com
Nancy Drew and the Case of the Slow Program
Brendan Gregg’s great picture of Linux observability tools
It’s Hard to Believe These Are Migraine Symptoms (But They Are)
Health-Care Deductibles Climbing Out of Reach.
“about a quarter of all non-elderly Americans with private insurance coverage do not have sufficient liquid assets to pay even a mid-range deductible.” And that’s a conservative estimate.
Why the Dismal Science Needs a Richer Moral Anthropology
Fascinating read of Adam Smith with discussion of moral philosophy and implications for modern economics
Ferguson an apartheid police state: 21,000 residents have a staggering 16,000 open arrest warrants
Why Lesbians and Gay Men Don’t Share Space.
Gentrification, sexism (e.g. the wage gap), children
Record First: Global CO2 Emissions Went Flat In 2014 While The Economy Grew.
McDonald’s sues to block Seattle’s minimum wage
Law only applies to businesses with more than 500 employees, presumably to satisfy the small business community. I say fuck it, wage hikes for everyone. Also, it is really really awful that the courts let the Equal Protection Clause be used like this.
March 18, 2015
This photo is used in article after article about migraine and it drives me nuts. It is of an actual person having an actual attack, but I don’t think it’s at all a representative image for the disease. Shining a … Continue reading
March 17, 2015
There’s an article in the Raleigh paper on proposed changes to allocation of the sales tax to be more weighted in terms of population instead of location. It highlights some of the common issues with urban/rural divides, especially when it … Continue reading
March 15, 2015
Tonight I was talking to someone working their way through Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century, but finding it slow going. I mentioned that, while I hadn’t read it, I was familiar with it, and I understood its major contribution … Continue reading
March 13, 2015
I had a few hours last night before bed without a migraine. I wanted so badly to stay up and take advantage of the time I was feeling well. But I didn’t – I kept my strict migraine-preventing sleep schedule. … Continue reading