Welcome To 2024

Hey folks, This is likely our last shot at preserving liberal democracy in the U.S., or at least avoiding 20–40 years of abject horribleness by wannabe bigoted and sociopathic demigods. The year 2024 is also set to be a significant year for global politics, with a large number of critical elections taking place around the… Continue reading

Democracy 2024: Pro-Hunger ≠ “Pro-Life”

Ref AP News: https://apnews.com/article/iowa-summer-ebt-food-assistance-0e878c5c0fc9dd0dd55622cb22a82561. Iowa has decided not to participate in the 2024 Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer for Children (Summer EBT) program, which provides $40 per month to each child in a low-income family to help with food costs while school is out. The state’s Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Education… Continue reading

Avoid libwebp Electron Woes On macOS With positron

If you’ve got 👀 on this blog (directly, or via syndication) you’d have to have been living under a rock to not know about the libwebp supply chain disaster. An unfortunate casualty of inept programming just happened to be any app in the Electron ecosystem that doesn’t undergo bleeding-edge updates. Former cow-orker Tom Sellers (one… Continue reading