There’s a post going around on the birdsite that slams the emergence of the app web as a fundamental wrong turn in the evolution of the web.
I have some sympathy with this perspective although I suspect my reasons are not the same as that of the original poster.
My take is that all of modern software fundamentally got _documents_ wrong and the turn the web took is an inevitable consequence of that.
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. ❤️
Finally, here's a really interesting map showing the details of seismogenic sources in Europe:
tl;dr The southeast is screwed.
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.
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.
In the aftermath of natural disasters, I find it comforting to learn more about their background.
Yesterday, there was a catastrophic M=6.4 #earthquake 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.
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- #physics: mostly quantum information / quantum computing, at a very basic undergrad level;
- #music: metal, electronic, jazz, experimental, pop, noise, you name it;
- #politics: the leftsy, greener kind.
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