I’ll gotta do this some day. Not today, though.
Author Archives: John Lusk
Louis DeJoy on USPS, Trump, and His Surprising Second Act | Time
«by the time Schumer called him on that frigid winter night, DeJoy was on his way to convincing congressional Republicans—120 in the House and 29 in the Senate—to buy into a lengthy Democratic wish list of postal reforms. When President Joe Biden signed the landmark legislation into law two months later, it guaranteed a union-friendly version of six-day mail service and stabilized health coverage for the 650,000 USPS employees. “There’s no way we could have gotten [the] votes without Louis DeJoy,” says Jim Sauber, the chief of staff for the National Association of Letter Carriers at the time. “That’s for sure.”»
@firstname.lastname@example.org 🔗 https://discuss.systems/users/dan/statuses/109961159283485568 – One time in grad school, I decided to finally learn Haskell, so I asked Barbara Liskov if she could explain monads to me. She said “no” and walked away. In that moment, I was enlightened.
How Murkowski helped move Biden on Willow – E&E News
I think there’s an interesting Native American angle here. Murkowski owes Native Americans in Alaska for the fact that she won as an independent when Republicans ran somebody against her. And my impression is that Native Americans in Alaska want the jobs that come with the extraction industry.
«As these conversations were first getting under way in early 2021, Murkowski agreed to support Biden’s pick for Interior secretary, then-New Mexico Democratic Rep. Deb Haaland, despite her concerns about the nominee’s far-left environmental record.»
Outer Banks wild horse dies after fight, Corolla fund says | Raleigh News & Observer
«Corolla has a herd of about 100 free-roaming horses known to engage in brutal fights, with stallions biting, kicking and butting each other to defend turf and win females, experts say. The tactics are also used when parents force older offspring to leave the family and find a mate.»
Hmm. Maybe I’ve been doing it wrong. (Parenting, that is.)
Business Insider: German-arms maker Rheinmetall offers Ukraine its new Panther KF51 tank
This is kind of Spanish Civil War, in which everybody got to test new weapon systems.
To be clear: Ukraine should get this tank, and use it to push Russia back to the original borders and out of Crimea. Then, Russia can be civilized and engage in trade competition rather than violence.
Mediterranean aquavit, in my opinion.
The Guardian: Scientists warn of ‘phosphogeddon’ as critical fertiliser shortages loom
Yeehaa. Pretty sure I’ve blogged this before.
How to Idiomatically Use Global Variables in Rust — SitePoint
Blah. I just want a small, immutable gob of data to be in every function’s context.
Keeping a democracy working is a never ending struggle against forces that will not go away
«Some of the alarm comes from thinking that there is one thing that can happen that will destroy democracy. Some of the anxiety comes from thinking that there is one thing that can happen that will save democracy.
Nope. See this post if you missed it, including the graph at the end.
Keeping a democracy working is a never ending struggle against forces that will not go away.