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It was a busy day that kept me buried and not reading headlines or anything as my normal means of multitasking throughout the day. But now work is done, and I can unwind. Ordered pizza and now watching old music videos with the wife, life is good.

Biden revives push to put Tubman on the $20 (theguardian.com)

Let's get Jackson off the currency and hopefully we can start adding more contemporary American heroes to US currency. Scientists, inventors, civil rights, suffrage movement, etc. Plenty of people important to honor beyond the founding fathers and Presidents.

1/25/2021 12:34 pm
Tags: us politics, economics, us history

Harbor Air (known here in Seattle as they operate regional flights out of Lake Washington) is resuming tests on all electric seaplane (cbc.ca)

1/25/2021 10:17 am
Tags: electric, airlines, travel

Sound of Silence - Cover by Puddles Pity Party (youtube.com)


Puddles Pity Party is a PNW personality who gained a bit of national attention after appearing on America's Got Talent. I was brought back to this cover after another of his video's appeared on my feed.

1/25/2021 7:54 am
Tags: music, cover, youtube

Happy In-dog-uration (thehill.com)

Today is the day that Champ and Major, the first dogs, arrive at the Whitehouse. The Bidens wanted to settle in before bringing the dogs from Delaware.

1/25/2021 7:31 am
Tags: whitehouse, us politics, dogs

John Fetterman had a moment this past campaign, I will be curious to see where his political career takes him (cbsnews.com)

"Getting on Twitter every morning's like starting the day with a dog-turd-and-motor-oil smoothie," Fetterman told contributor Mark Whitaker. "It's horrible. You gotta form that phalanx and push back against that. And I do that in a way that mixes kind of humor and mockery with cold, hard facts."
1/24/2021 9:35 pm
Tags: us politics, pennsylvania, twitter, liberal, democrats

SpaceX sets world record number of satellites launched from single launch (bbc.com)

1/24/2021 8:39 pm
Tags: space, spacex

Javascript is a weird language and today as I was changing stuff on the admin side, I caused a bug in the pagination of the posts where it normally outputs a selection and elides the majority of the pages. Instead it was giving me all 25 pages. It was because I was grabbing the current page from the URL, so javascript was seeing the number as a string. One 'parseInt()' function later I've got it fixed, but it took me a while to debug this one silly thing.

1/24/2021 6:21 pm
Tags: coding, glowbug, javascript

What the Capitol insurgency reveals about white supremacy and law enforcement (brookings.edu)

America should be honest about the fact that while many people are attracted to law enforcement because they truly want to protect and serve, there are others who seek out these jobs because they want to enforce white supremacist ideologies. Enforcing these ideologies means relegating pursuits of racial equity and criminalizing Blackness. For white supremacists, Blackness is viewed as an antithesis to white supremacy and anyone who actively and overtly embraces racial equity is a potential target of violence, even when the people doing the violence wear a badge.
1/24/2021 5:36 pm
Tags: white supremacy, law enforcement, racism

It seems unlikely Trump will build a presidential library (politico.com)

Some good insights into Presidential libraries. It definitely corrected and informed me as I assumed they were part of a natonal program, rather than something done individually before being donated to the government. It also highlights the obstacles building one is likely to face, things we know Trump is not good at dealing with. It's most likely that someone else builds one under Trump's branding as some sort of licensing endeavor.

1/24/2021 2:06 pm
Tags: us politics, library

The business of being a Youtuber with MKBHD (theverge.com)

The Verge interviews YouTuber Marques Brownlee, you can choose to listen or read the transcript. While there is no juicy revelation, it's a good overview of his team and how the channel works, as well as some hints of things in the works.

1/24/2021 11:05 am - Updated: 1/24/2021 12:06 pm
Tags: interview, podcast, youtube

In case anyone was unsure, Hidden Figures still remains an amazing movie (imdb.com)

I put it on the TV while I was making chili this morning. I saw it when it came out in theaters and I came home to immediately told every friend who would listen to go see it and I stand by that assessment. It reminds you simultaneously about the social low of segregation and that what is going on today is not a new issue, while also reminding you the amazing heights to which humanity can rise if given the opportunity.

1/24/2021 10:28 am
Tags: movie, review, space, nasa, space race, segregation

A "Live" Covid Vaccination Tracker (covidvax.live)

1/24/2021 10:18 am
Tags: covid 19, pandemic, vaccinations

A great visualization of why it's a big deal that we have Vice President Harris (twitter.com)


1/24/2021 10:08 am
Tags: us politics, us history, politics, black lives matter

The Towering Inferno - 🔥🔥🔥/5 (imdb.com)

I was in the mood for a disaster movie last night, so Katie and I watched The Towering Inferno (1974), starring Paul Newman & Steve McQueen. Overall it was good, though in the modern day felt kind of quaint in its effects and narrative.

1/24/2021 10:06 am
Tags: review, movie