Items for August 2022

Californians Told Not to Charge Electric Cars Days After Gas Car Sales Ban

Tags: cars, energy

Eriko Tamura: Oz

Tags: vintage, computers, media

New direction for this linklog

It might not be obvious from the recent flurry of activity, but I have new plans for this page. For one thing, I've installed Shaarli again (click through to see) for use as a buffer from now on. Makes adding links so much easier. Second, no more trying to balance links between the linklog and static directory pages. Clinklog is made to manage timestamped links, so I'm going to try and migrate all of them this way. To keep things under control, the idea is to be more aggressive about cleaning up. Hope you'll find this more useful going forward, assuming of course it works out at all. Cheers.

Tags: internet, updates

Volkswriter Deluxe: The Most Popular Word Processor for the IBM Personal Computer (according to the ad)

Tags: vintage, software

From barristers to refuse collectors, Britons strike en masse

Workers are livid that employers are refusing to pay more against the backdrop of wage-crushing inflation.

Tags: uk, economics, society

Pakistan declares national emergency as flood toll nears 1,000

At least 937 people have died and 30 million are without shelter as Pakistan struggles to cope with devastating floods.

Tags: climate, disaster

Folk Interfaces

People reappropriating existing software to solve their own unique problems

Tags: software, culture

Ransomware Actor Abuses Genshin Impact Anti-Cheat Driver to Kill Antivirus

In plain English: more security always ends up being less security, as people with bad intentions inevitably abuse complicated, obscure systems.

Tags: games, software, security

Animal Man Par Grant Morrison

French language coverage of how a relatively obscure superhero was revitalized by a grand master of the comic book medium.

Tags: cool, comics

The gathering crisis

Tags: uk, disaster

This Program is Illegally Packaged in 14 Distributions

Also a stark reminder that software dependencies are out of control.

Tags: software, law

So uh... what's going on with Infinity Train?

Tags: media, business

Comparing the costs of generations

Gen Zers and millennials are paying nearly 100% more for their homes than baby boomers did in their twenties

Tags: america, youth, economics

World's biggest mod site bans mods replacing Pride flags: 'We don't want to and won't argue this with you'

Tags: games, representation

Nuclear War Would Cause a Global Famine and Kill Billions, Rutgers-Led Study Finds

Even a nuclear conflict between new nuclear states would decimate crop production and result in widespread starvation

Tags: war, food, disaster

Masks - the last bastion of privacy

Tags: privacy, fashion

Ross-on-Wye readers are cautious of a cashless society

Tags: uk, economics, society

Autopilot & Full Self Driving — California DMV Accuses Tesla Of False Advertising

Tags: cars, law

Rainwater everywhere on Earth unsafe to drink due to ‘forever chemicals’, study finds

Tags: environment, health, science

Opinion: How to stay cool without an air conditioner — life hacks from India

Heat wave researcher Dr. Gulrez Shah Azhar grew up in Uttar Pradesh, India, without an A/C unit. He shares tips on how to deal with the heat — including wearing a wet scarf around your neck.

Tags: india, climate

New glasses for the deaf and hard of hearing display subtitles while people speak

Tags: health, tech