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Happy birthday, Wikipedia 🎉

Wikipedia turned 20 years old on January 15, 2021!

Wikipedia has contributed to free and widely available knowledge like probably no other platform. Showing the world the true power of collaboration on the open internet and what a great cooperating community is capable of. ❤️

#wikipedia #Wikipedia20 #education #knowledge

We had two days of snow within the last week! Here's a photo I took on Sunday that I particularly fancied.

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This is very much worth thinking about given the current events:

"As we say in Germany, if there’s a Nazi at the table and 10 other people sitting there talking to him, you got a table with 11 Nazis."

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books covering this period in history will have to be written in crayon to fully capture the zeitgeist

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Why is lowercase omega the symbol for frequency? Is it because it looks a little like a wave?

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just finished editing and uploading all the videos from the FennelConf talks! they're live at conf.fennel-lang.org/2020

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Plitvice Lakes were a good idea on New Year's Day. None of the people, all of the beautifulness.

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Finally, here's a really interesting map showing the details of seismogenic sources in Europe:

diss.rm.ingv.it/share-edsf/SHA

tl;dr The southeast is screwed.

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The M=5.4 earthquake in Zagreb in March resulted in serious damage to poorly constructed buildings in our capital, mostly in the historical city center. There are still no clear plans for proper, structural earthquake-resistant reconstruction.

The two recent earthquakes in Pokuplje destroyed entire small cities and villages, rendering them uninhabitable.

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Even in 1909, Mohorovičić was aware that this part of Europe is extremely seismically active. He spent the better part of his later career advocating for earthquake-resistant engineering and better building practices.

Unfortunately, he was largely ignored, and Croatia is suffering the consequences 100+ years later.

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In the aftermath of natural disasters, I find it comforting to learn more about their background.

Yesterday, there was a catastrophic M=6.4 in Croatia alongside the Pokuplje fault, preceded by an M=5.0 foreshock the day before.

Andrija Mohorovičić, the father of modern seismology, analyzed an earthquake along that same fault in 1909, discovering the so-called "Moho discontinuity", an important breakthrough in our understanding of geology.

Hello everyone! Here's some of my jams:

- : Rust, Python, Clojure, API design, free software, Linux;
- : mostly quantum information / quantum computing, at a very basic undergrad level;
- : metal, electronic, jazz, experimental, pop, noise, you name it;
- : the leftsy, greener kind.

I used to run a Mastodon instance, but a catastrophic issue with the domain ended that one. Looking forward to a fresh start!

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