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WA PCT day 10 – female self supported fkt!

Finally, finally, finally, it is my last day on this trail. I know I will not sleep tonight, and this is exciting. I think of all my friends who have run 100 miles or even more in 24 hours. I just have to do 67. Surely I can do this! My bites are ge...

via Rambling Red 2022-09-05

How big is Tokyo?

How big is Tokyo? What's the population of Tokyo? What even is Tokyo? All excellent questions, so in this long read I'll try to explain my answers to these questions by way of data and maps, including some new analysis I've done. But first, here's a ...

via Stats, Maps n Pix 2022-09-15

The phrase "open source" (still) matters

In 1988, “Resin Identification Codes” were introduced by the plastic industry. These look exactly like the recycling symbol ♺, which is not trademarked or regulated, except that a number is enclosed within the triangle. These symbols simply identify what ...

via Drew DeVault's blog 2022-09-16

Book Review: The Galaxy, and the Ground Within - Becky Chambers

When a freak technological failure halts traffic to and from the planet Gora, three strangers are thrown together unexpectedly, with seemingly nothing to do but wait. Under the care of Ouloo, an enterprising alien, and Tupo, her occasionally hel...

via Terence Eden’s Blog 2022-09-20