Links for June 2022

Updated on Thursday, June 23, 2022

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Save America’s Patent System

Good problem to solve, wrong solution. Examine patents on use rather than before issuing.

(Related: This week in defeating Patent Trolls; How to fix software patents; BBC On Patents)

(You might also like: Free; Fix search on enter problem in BlogEngine.NET; Prophylactic)

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ITHCWY Newsletter for March 2022

One Year of Tides Animated (with Sun and Moon)

Exclusive transcript of the speech that Biden should have delivered: Build Back Betterer.

What is the San Francisco Rent Board Fee?

Catfood WebCamSaver 3.27 is out. This has a big increase in the list of working webcams and so definitely worth upgrading (or trying for the first time).

Code: I fix a pet peeve with Todoist so the Alexa Integration sets a due date. Also, here's how to use the new Google Search Console API to monitor the index status of your pages. Both in Google Apps Script.

Timelapse: San Francisco Shoreline. Sunsets 8 (Nice Pacific view from my roof) and 9 (the March 27 storm in San Francisco). Both sides of the Golden Gate.

Hikes: I don't recommend the perimeter of Treasure Island (at least not trying the whole of it). I absolutely do endorse Mount Davidson. And San Bruno Mountain.

Previously:

(Related: Animation of a year of Global Cloud Cover; Going Chrome; Monitor page index status with Google Sheets, Apps Script and the Google Search Console API)

(You might also like: Watercress Line; Winter Solstice 2017; As a courtesy)

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Links for January 2022

ITHCWY Newsletter for December 2021

ESC

Some Catfood updates - WebCamSaver has been migrated to .NET 4.8 and has a code signing certificate (less nagging from Windows during install) and updated notifications. The list of webcams has also been updated. Catfood Earth for Android now supports Material You. This was so painful that there is a companion 'making of' post so I can whine about it.

With all the news about San Francisco's crime tsunami I decided to look at the data. Here's an animation of all the crime from 2003 to 2021. Spoiler alert, the only really interesting trend is that there is less of it, and 2020 was a massive dip which makes all of the year on year increase statistics being paraded around at the moment a little less interesting. There is a good contrarian take in The Atlantic as well: The Great Shoplifting Freak-Out.

A few hikes in southern California: Sawmill Flats (in Mount San Jacinto State Park), Ladder Canyon and Painted Canyon (amazing) and Barker Dam and Wall Street Mill (in Joshua Tree NP). One in Sonoma: Creekside Trail to Big Leaf Trail Loop.

Windows 11... it's great except for the bits you need to use.

Also a Barn Owl.

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Links for December 2021

(Related: The Trust Project, Fake News and a Partial Facebook Uninstall; I didn't think I'd ever fall for fake news on Facebook; Go-arounds: LEGO and Legislative Service)

(You might also like: LEGO Management; Might there actually be grounds to sue BA on the basis of a frequent flyer program that never lets you actually fly anywhere ever?; ASCII Sunset)

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Links for December 2021

Links for November 2021

ITHCWY Newsletter for October 2021

CA 2020

Continuing my Catfood Software refresh I have added a detailed WebCamSaver Guide as a companion to the Catfood Earth post. I also released Catfood Earth 4.20. This is a minor feature release (with the 2021d time zone database) but has a lot of upgrades behind the scenes. I've migrated to .net 4.8 and renewed my code signing certificate both of which make it much easier to install on Windows 10 (and 11). Upgrade notifications died when I moved Catfood Software to ITHCWY, with this release there is a new web service so Earth can tell you when thee is a new version available. Similar changes will come to WebCamSaver soon.

Are US schools too obsessed with sports?

Some fun with crystals and Adobe super resolution - I don't think they trained the AI on crystals.

Hikes: Adobe Creek, remnants in the sunset, Twin Peaks and Sugarloaf Ridge State Park.

I might buy more of your podcasts if you stop making them too long.

A milky way timelapse from Sugarloaf Ridge State Park.

Fleet week came back to San Francisco. Photos and timelapse.

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(Related: Catfood Software Support; Export Google Fit Daily Steps, Weight and Distance to a Google Sheet; Catfood Earth)

(You might also like: Goodreads Feature Request; Badge Driven Development; Vernal (Spring) Equinox 2020)

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I Thought He Came With You is Robert Ellison's blog.

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