Good problem to solve, wrong solution. Examine patents on use rather than before issuing.
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.
- 2021: One Year of Tides Animated (with Sun and Moon)
- 2020: Backup locked files on Windows 10: Volume Shadow Copy Update
- 2019: Age and Life Expectancy Weighted Voting
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Do they mean revoked?
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.
- 2020: Accessing Printer Press ESC to cancel
- 2019: Winter Solstice 2019
- 2018: Pulling the plug on Facebook and Twitter, Tweet Archive
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I'm holding out for the company that automates robotic process automation automation.
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.
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.
So I disagree with this but it's interesting and well argued. A better idea is my life expectancy weighted voting plan.
NYT finally twigs.
In one of the cases, filed Sept. 4, plaintiff Maria Infante seeks $50 million and class-action status after a San Francisco parking enforcement officer wielding chalk on a residential street gave her a $95 ticket.
The second case, filed the same day against San Leandro, demands $5 million for class members whose tires were chalked to financially benefit the city.
Civilization continues to collapse. I had my tongue in my cheek for this proposed constitutional amendment but I'm not so sure any more...
Wired has this generic article on getting support with some insights that might have been cutting age a decade ago. I'm still waiting for CAPTGUAs.
ITHCWY voter guide to the 2021 gubernatorial recall. Keep Gavin!
Improving my storage habits with folder insights.
Time lapse of stars over Redding, California.
Adventures growing crystals from a National Geographic kit.
A small WebCamSaver update.
- 2020: West Portal Sunset
- 2019: Life, Non-locality and the Simulation Hypothesis
- 2018: Draw the rest of the Hummingbird