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I do love them, but it’d be hard for them to not get real visually noisy. Also they’d need to be moddable (ex: racists using monkey emojis to harass). Also would they be anonymous the way vote counts are? I think they’re a really fun feature but need careful thought before UI incorporation. (ooh, maybe they’d make sense to keep pretty small and have in a similar position to where Reddit puts comment gilding?)

Just a couple! I’m still figuring out how it’ll make sense to use both. art, mostly black and white, mostly pixel
Rather horrorish and yet somehow very reminiscent of those old black and white Macintosh games.

Was your blog in English, though?

If you take Internet access…

…and cross reference against English speakers…

…then I think that’s enough explanation, no?

Does it need to be tackled? I mean, I think it’s a good thing about the reddit ecosystem that you have multiple communities dedicated to the same topic but which have different mod policies, say. To the extent that it can devolve into namesquatting, we can always repo the name later.

Maybe we should ask that there be a point of clarification in the sidebar?

Hey, if you’re getting death threats in PMs please reach out directly to admins. That is not something we tolerate. I am not sure what options like IP bans exist or will exist. We don’t want anybody to be harassed.

and I so, so, regret missing it. > [Cough, cough, cough] Well there's nothing like a good cough [Cough] To spread this disease

All right, I've been playing on the web for a long while now but y'all might tempt me back to terminal stuff with this. It's so, so cute!

So the protocol is way, way different and massively out of scope to actually reimplement, so it would never make sense to have chugging along within the Lemmy backend server itself.

However, embedding Matrix rooms in webpages is something the Matrix devs want to make more straightforward (Gitter does this nicely and they’re shooting to subsume all of its functionality) so it’s not too hard to imagine some kind of integration with a. a separate Matrix server that gives permissions to b. a Matrix bot to manage creation of new rooms c. UI extensions to show this alongside communities.


Lemmy is deceptively shiny and awesome, but there’s still a lot of way more high-priority stuff that needs doing before this kind of huge feature extension is even discussed seriously, so the devs need to focus on that kind of thing.

Once the Element devs get embedded rooms a bit further down the road, this seems like a really doable project for a motivated Lemmy user to try adding on, though!

Your own server is the one through which you interact with all others. You just talk to it, and then it talks to the other servers.

Yup, the domain name is part of what defines your identity. I would expect that eventually we’ll have more interface options to ensure it’s not too confusing who’s who (especially since there’s your real username and then you can also set a display name) but it’s one of those things that isn’t really a problem until it’s a problem.

Deletions in the fediverse have been a big deal in past. The tl;dr is that your “home” server would send out a “hey delete this” notification to all the other servers. By default they will of course do that, but you can see that it’s conceivable that someone could make a malicious version of server software that wouldn’t.

I am not a dev on the project so I am happy to pitch in answering Qs. :)

Small nit: it’s not like pulling data from each server separately because you can have one user account on one server and vote / comment / post in communities on all the servers using that one same identity.

One thing that’s important to me is making the fediverse less elitist. So that’s maybe a divergence of views, though I can’t speak to whether I’m whatever “kind of person” you’re thinking of.

Personally, I don’t really want it to be changed; I like that there’s somewhere generic that can serve as a catch-all bin for Fediverse content. However, I think it’s cool that someone (possibly even you??? I don’t have it in a tab) was working on spinning off something to focus on organizing to increase Fediverse adoption. I intend to join such spinoffs as well :)

I like the fediverse for its nichey communities. It lets content be easily spread across the network for viral serendipity, but also lets people feel like they’re just hanging out with a smaller community where you get to know each other. Within that community, the community has full control and autonomy, which is why it’s better than e.g. the evils of Facebook Groups for what I’m describing. Having a sort of collective/cooperative/socially negotiated service provision creates the nice foundation for the right attitudes for a community to have (I was heavily influenced by ). I like that no one is making money off my attention so no one is incentivized to manipulate me.

I don’t care as much about censorship resistance, escaping Big Mod, libreness of software (except through how that’s made it something accessible and shaped-by-the-community that a sysadminny type person can spin up without a ton of resources)…

Linking is super important! My sense here is also that we should advocate pulling from the picture reddit keeps instead of keeping a copy uploaded here? Not sure how that’ll display and such, but that way OP can at least maintain ability to delete without having to know about Lemmy.

gay people deserve human rights

it’s really easy to move a mastodon instance. I know because I did it. it should eventually be as easy to move a lemmy instance. each admin that has the ability to move their instance if they want to represents a meaningful point of decentralization. “The underlying problem” sounds so dramatic.

It’s never a “fire”, it’s always a “thermal event”

Hi. I’m speaking as an admin on the site.

Please don’t insult other people for this kind of thing. If you don’t think the view expressed is worthwhile, downvote and move on.

sometimes you just don’t want to get rained on, you know?

It is planned to make the filter work better with other languages when there’s proper language support. If it can be made to work with more context sensitivity, the devs are open to that – but it’s played a really important role in keeping Lemmy a friendly place just because of the kind of people it’s scared off, so I wouldn’t expect it to be made way more permissive in some way that would be attractive to the grosser parts of the internet.

So as @PP44 is saying, it’s open source. The devs work to make sure that anyone can set it up straightforwardly to run with their own modifications, not just the main version – and that means modifying the slur filter is also supposed to be straightforward, even though it’s not encouraged. There isn’t actual moderation on the whole platform per se, since two instances can federate even if one has no slur filter. There are lots of “points” to federated stuff, though, so the existence of a slur filter works well to help keep Lemmy from attracting the cesspool-types while still enjoying those other benefits.

I love everything about these except that there's no safety testing, which seems like should be necessary somewhere in between that for a bicycle and that for a car. They're so cute! They don't contribute to urban air pollution! They're so much more efficient than larger vehicles!

No bots on any community on this, the main instance. It’s part of the vision for lemmy for people to not have the bot heavy experience of Reddit. However, this instance can federate with other instances that do have bots so people like you and I who do want that content can subscribe to communities hosted there.

I think mirroring comments is not a good idea because if someone puts a lot of effort into writing a comment, that content needs to still be within their control… and if someone is trying to delete stuff to retain privacy or something, it’s always pretty sketchy to keep up something that isn’t newsworthy or from a public figure.

so, admin hat on for a minute, bot posting is not allowed on the main instance, BUT… I personally think this kind of thing would be great in some form on another instance. some caveats, again coming from my personal views:

  • link posts only to not steal written content? it sucks to miss some of the stuff where the best part is answers in the comments, but that also would need people to go back to reddit to consume, and there are a decent number of people here who have left reddit intentionally and would probably get annoyed.
  • limiting the rate would be key; I believe there were some automated news stories being posted that had to rate limit to not drown everything else on the network out. this will not be a thing forever, just while we’re still smaller.
  • I’m not sure how you’d choose what subreddits to propagate over. if you end up building something and being selective about it, please consider making the code and tooling available so someone else can choose a different set

I have no idea what the mod story should be except that it is relatively less important now, while the site is still not huge, but will become extremely important once we get to the point where large communities are their own fiefdoms and whatever other nonsense is going on over there on Reddit.

yup, top 5 or so by some metric and then a link to the full list.

We lived across the country from one side, and there were some other factors, but if we speak of the general case…

I think this has a lot to do with how women have historically been expected to manage the social life of the family, but now there are more expectations about “you’re responsible for planning to see your side of the family” even though men perhaps don’t acquire those skills or prioritize that work.

Also I think it varies by culture whether a woman is expected to involve her mother-in-law vs. her own mother a lot when she herself has a child. Child-rearing structures a lot of the internal life of a family, and who gets pulled in to assist matters a lot. My mother always alluded approvingly to the Korean practice of a woman moving back in with her mom around the time of birth where the new grandmother would assume the household work that the new mom couldn’t do Because Birth. On the one hand, it seems ludicrous that the man can’t step up even temporarily for that stuff (and comes to be fed! by the wife’s mother!!), but makes more sense once you realize how much knowledge of how to deal with an infant has to be passed on informally to a new parent.

This is really interesting. Particularly:

Third, and related to this, it may be that misidentifications of working-class identity reflect the role of extended family histories in shaping people’s class identities. Most lay people, and indeed sociologists of class, tend to assume that people’s self-understanding is strongly shaped by personally experienced events, especially during their upbringing (Bourdieu, 1984; Goldthorpe, 1980). They also assume that the dispositions inculcated via primary socialisation are dependent on the economic, cultural and social resources (or capitals) that flow from parents’ class destination. This ‘two-generation view of the world’ dominates work on class identity and indeed the wider field of social stratification (Mare, 2011).

Yet a strand of work in social psychology pioneered by Robyn Fivush (Fivush et al., 2008; Merrill and Fivush, 2016) challenges this idea that self-understanding is tied to autobiographical memory. This work emphasises a more ‘temporally extended self’ that is still guided by parents but is informed by stories of their lives before they had children, of their own childhoods and those of their extended families. These kinds of family stories provide a historical context for children, informing them of how they fit into a ‘larger life framework’ and family identity constructed across historical time. In fact, such family reminiscing leads to what they call an ‘intergenerational self’ anchored ‘as much by one’s place in a familial history as a personal past’ (Fivush et al., 2008: 131). In this way, supposed misidentifications of class may in fact reflect perfectly accurate readings of one’s class history, just premised on multigenerational family histories.

This has always felt like why my own class background feels pretty tangled up, and in the opposite way. My mother is very educated and her family was solidly in the middle class. However, when I was growing up, my dad was a construction worker who became disabled, my mom homeschooled me and my sibling, and my “personally experienced events” were shaped by (varyingly severe) poverty. If you told the story of “how hard was it for your mother and father to make sure you could get to the doctor when you were a kid?” you would get a pretty hard-scrabble narrative. However, my mother educated us like little princelings, and we were taught all the middle-class social graces that enable getting around with people of that set. Compare me to someone else of similar family income who didn’t have those class advantages and you see a very uneven playing field.

That isn’t to say that it isn’t myth-making when people lean on “well my grandfather didn’t have money”, but class is really thick and complicated and more than a year’s tax returns.

the article :) I only see a couple of people from kolektiva ever RTed onto my timeline so can’t speak to that yet

HI! I wrote a comment in answer that got long enough that I put it on my site :)

christine dodrill asks if social media was a mistake
This is really well written and good and I'm going to pull out bits and be nitty about them because they provoked thoughts, but not because they're intended to be parts of some kind of refutation. > You probably got the link to this article from some form of social media. RSS baybeeeee > One of the biggest hits that social media has done to our world is that it's made truth become a relative thing instead of an objective thing. I don't think the core of this can be blamed on social media. I think you can blame social media for a lot of the very weird instances of relative truth, for many of its most destructive expressions, for an increased rate of degradation even maybe--but it's not clear to me that truth as "an objective thing" was what society had before social media. There are a lot of trends of increasing institutional distrust that predate, you know, Pokes and Top 8s and ... whatever. It's also true that -- like, for any given country, in what year did all its citizens become equally enfranchised? Are they? In what decade did women start participating equally in public life? Do they now? Without those kinds of preconditions, the systems of truth that exist there are part of a coercive system of power, one formed pretty much by definition only of people who benefit somehow from its dominance. Which isn't to say that *reality* doesn't exist before society starts listening to people who aren't straight white dudes -- but maybe it's a lot easier to get everyone in any given room to agree on "objective facts" when they have the necessary mutual trust that comes from being People Like Us. Maybe it would always be harder to get fact consensus in an *actually* multicultural and fair society. If you actually *get* a multicultural and fair society out of the deal, that's not a problem to shy away from. > The age of literacy and print media lasted for at least thousands of years. Social media and the interet has existed for 50 years by the most liberal estimates. Maybe this is one of those cases where large changes in these models cause outright societal chaos because it exposes the biases that we've already had for so long. Are things chaotic because of the change or is the change making things chaotic? This is really, really important and very interesting. I don't know that I think that we'd really finished adjusting to literacy and print, if I'm being honest. There is a chunk about the printing press that I'd question the history of--when people talk about religion and the printing press, it's really Protestantism that they mean spread, not Christianity--but the questions are the right questions. We could also talk about the negatives of the printing press. I'm gonna toss out there that I'm not a fan of [Luther's *On the Jews and Their Lies*](, don't really think that was good for society. The point isn't that Someone Should Time Travel And Destroy Those Presses, it's that really big things are terrible as well as good, in ways you would never have predicted when they first showed up. The big thing about the comparison with the printing press that's interesting to me is that the printing press really obviously didn't empower individuals but instead the institutions who could afford to run them. Social media *as it exists today*, does not empower individuals either, but people *think* it does. You're not "posting up" something on Twitter any more than you're "publishing" something when you send in a [Confession]( to Seventeen magazine and they take something like it and sell ads next to it. But with the Internet, it's close enough that people get the illusion that's what they're doing. To me, that's maybe the scary difference right now about the Internet and the printing press. Everyone knew how the printing press worked, you know? Not enough to run it themselves, maybe, but all of the interactions and relationships were clear. What does it mean that the Internet has such a huge place in people's lives and such a vanishingly small fraction of people could even explain to you how a page shows up in the browser? How does it impact our ability to adjust to it as a civilization?

I’m now gonna go to sleep pondering the division of “Europe” and its political constitution

honestly the more I think about it the more referring to “the americas” just feels… rude? as if the Inuit and Guarani people and everybody in between get lumped into a bucket just because that was what seemed convenient to some dead Europeans from five hundred years back

should the adjective also be applied to the continents? sure absolutely. but I sort of think it’s in a linguistic free for all since the name really doesn’t connect to something of deep significance. anybody on any of these continents has about the same claim to it in my book.

basically my take is “colonizer names are giant stupid graffiti on what was here before, let’s not pretend they’re sacred”

I see people getting het up about this every now and then, but I think it’s a manufactured concern. This isn’t, like, who gets to call themselves real Macedonia, it isn’t a piece of real heritage or tradition, it’s a single Italian guy’s name that got slapped on nearly an entire hemisphere. “The Americas” were never a coherent thing before colonialism made them that as the Other. Respecting actual regional and cultural identity is important, and Amerigo Vespucci and his adjectival formation is just… not relevant to that actual concern.

I find it interesting that IME it’s Europeans who mostly seem to bring up the name overlap as a problem? Which I guess is from the impression you get of names and borders when your national names and borders weren’t, like, drawn on maps in straight lines by the East India Trading Co.

The best part of the overlap though is that if you are thinking of ⚽ and “America”, that’s 🇲🇽 Mexico 🇲🇽 all the way baby!! As it should be

I will not be arguing in the comments but you are all free to if that floats your boat

guy who might know suggests to run screaming from bitcoin
That feels a bit unfair as a headline since it's only a part of why the post is fun to read. Now, why do I think this has some heft to it? > I’m a person who knows a lot about how computers and software work, is generally curious, and reads fast. I’ve been wrong about lots of things over the years. I either fit this description, am certainly going to fit this description eventually, or will do whatever it takes to fit it, so we start out being pretty spiritually aligned. Plus, in addition to the credentials he points out here, the writer was a Distinguished Engineer at a place where that is No Small Potatoes, so I'm real inclined to give his words some weight. Anyway, I recommend reading this even if you don't care a fig about cryptocurrency; it isn't long and the anecdotes are worth it.

A riot is the language of the unheard and a mashup is the language of the culturally overexposed.

depends; is it in your subscribed feed? shouldn’t be in that or the local feed. lots of people had “all” as their default view which would show it.

Intended hitpiece from people trying to get an alternate protocol to stick (via the CC0 attribution at the bottom).

I haven’t read it in detail but even skimming through it’s making some pretty questionable claims. “well, you have to join a public room, so it’s not really public”, and “they said their GDPR tools were ‘hacky’ which means they must not be good enough” and “a system administrator could configure STUN/TURN in such a way that IP metadata gets sent to Google”

I’d be very willing to believe Matrix had fucked some stuff up, leaked data, etc. but I don’t see enough to buy the accusations of bad faith.

This is exciting to hear about and sparked a lot of questions for me. * How many apps are usable by sub-literate people? * What open source tools can be useful for this population? * How would you design things differently if you meant for this to be your primary userbase? Does Whatsapp do this well? * Are there efforts to improve affordability / access (particularly for women) that people can help with from the US? * How many local languages have comprehensible text-to-speech?

gpt-2 will regurgitate personal info, code diffs, copyrighted text
It is irritating that neural nets are treated with kid gloves where human creators are left to fend for themselves in the muck of fair use doctrine. If it walks like a copy machine, quacks like a copy machine, swims like a copy machine, then you should probably assume that the transformative nature of its works is heavily dependent on human interaction and creation: it is the operators' choice to prompt away from rote vomiting that gets something interesting out of the system. Also, I would like to read more about the ethics of context. It's nothing short of absurd that we grant all these online entities blanket permissions when we really mean "show my pictures to my friends in the way the interface indicates" and then turn around and find that copyright law really meant that what we'd actually clicked on was a waiver for Zuckerberg to own our facial structures forever. Intent is always contextual and it's very frustrating how ill-matched to that current conceptual definitions are. The part at the end about data sets is dead on, IMO.

I really wish this were on Spotify, but it's not, and Spotify sucks for artists so that's fair. This music makes me imagine going through some kind of 2003 Encarta Virtual Reality Christmas.

the death of the newsfeed (and its afterlife)
I'm going to summarize this a bit and then muse about it because I think it's really, really important. There is support for all these points in the article. * If you let people choose who they want to "friend" and those friends don't have limits on posting to an amorphous "feed", there will be more content than is reasonable to read through * If you present this content in strict chronological order, people will end up getting whatever random sample of stuff that was posted right before they happened to look * There is a quote that is important enough that I'm going to excerpt and come back to it: > Meanwhile, giving us detailed manual controls and filters makes little more sense - the entire history of the tech industry tells us that actual normal people would never use them, even if they worked. People don't file. * The algorithmic newsfeed as championed by Facebook or Twitter is fundamentally an attempt at addressing this situation. It has a lot of bad effects, both for society and for individuals. * In response, there are two big trends we're seeing: * One is group chats coming to be a more important venue for sharing content. Because you know exactly what everyone is seeing in strict chronological order, there is a social etiquette that can arise around not dominating the conversation. * Another is stories. Stories are limited temporally, such that people have to check in every day to be able to see all content. It's presented in a way that you're really checking each person's feed in turn. * There are also perhaps bad effects to a retreat to group chats, cf. how misinformation shares through WhatsApp. Stories seem to me to actually be a counter example to what Benedict is saying above about manual controls; it turns out people are willing to manually navigate through content to see what they care about *as long as the UX is smooth enough*. They are *more* willing to accept limits on *content* if it facilitates that UX being smooth. In my opinion, stories can be kind of a dark pattern if they make people feel like they *have* to check back in all the time or they'll miss something, but at the same time, hey, a bold and initially-ridiculous-seeming restriction enabling a new idiom of social communication was Twitter's whole 140 character thing too. The way [Lemmy]( handles this is a la Reddit, by tossing "wisdom of the crowd" on the situation, and dividing the crowd up into aligned subsegments. The same content may be received differently by /c/aww and /c/photography, and get a different judgment. But that doesn't work well for a couple of different things: * Personal content: not everyone who posts a picture of a cocktail on Instagram is trying to be an influencer. Sometimes you want to tell your friends what you're up to. Upvoting and downvoting does not mesh well with this casual content. * Niche content: in theory it could, but in practice -- and much to everyone's shame -- the best niche memes these days are in Facebook groups, not on Reddit. I don't have much to say about this except that if you doubt me, you are not thinking [niche enough]( * Generally antidemocratic corner cases: Not everyone's judgement is equally valuable in all cases. So let's move away from impersonal content. **What can be done to address the newsfeed problem in a less bad way?** As a Fediverse fan, I'm thinking here of how [Mastodon]( has a mix of personal and impersonal content, sometimes in a longer form than Twitter and more like Facebook. Broadly, it sucks when content is pushed at us in ways we can't *understand*, and in ways we can't *control*. Chronological sorting is comprehensible and you can scroll around in it. Every time you hear Instagram artists talking about changes in "the algorithm", you get a sense of something incomprehensible out of the control of both posters and consumers. So what does comprehensible control mean? I like being able to toggle among ordering methods. People complain about how Twitter inserts content into their feed that was merely "liked" by someone they follow, but I like seeing that stuff, and toggling over to a separate feed of it would be cool. There's lots someone could implement by diffusing judgment more through a social graph -- the engagement of people you engage with counting for more or less, then who do *they* interact with a lot, etc.--but that doesn't end up being comprehensible to people, and we should take more seriously that that should be disqualifying. Clicking around to look at content [clusters]( can be both comprehensible and controlled. Spotify does this (bizarrely calling it "daily mixes"). The mechanisms by which clusters are determined don't have to be *totally* transparent so long as people can be explicitly told what the clusters are that they're looking at; this could be something like boiling topics down to keywords in text content to "discover" tags. Well, I've talked a bit about how to present content after it's been created, but I will have to return some other time to dig into constructive limits on that content that can help. Really curious to hear people's thoughts on this.

I have seen these guys live twice and they kill. Sometimes you see someone perform and you immediately know, Ah, This Is A Musical Genius, like Jon Batiste or Chris Thile. That's these guys. They were the *opener* the first time I saw them and the crowd went nuts. Some of their collabs haven't worked so well for me just because I haven't vibed with the vocalists, but their instrumentals are 3000% reliable joy. Anyway, their version of Ignition is the only one I recognize, but this is the new release so you gotta check it out.

digital fusion: a genre definition with spotify playlist
I love this stuff. The sounds of artistic constraint transplanted out into a fuller-timbred soundscape... ![marie kondo saying 'this one sparks joy']( For some reason it makes me want instrumental vtuber software to exist. A little pixel sprite with a keytar that animates based on a melody line kind of thing. Does that exist already?

So I will note that I think this piece is mostly *good*, mostly because it cites [Grace Lavery]( who is *very* smart on this stuff. I also *really enjoy* that [Lemmy]( gets a cameo for "uhhh we don't want to help them". Cheers, Lemmings! However, one thing I wonder about is the absence of connections with the last time the terves tried to copy a social media platform because their hateful stuff kept getting reported: the Gab fork Spinster. Is that a thing still? Why are we reporting on "ooh they want to make Reddit but grosser" without digging into how "grosser Twitter" went for them? I know my angle on this is probably motivated by being a fediverse fan, but I find it incredible how all the queer communities on Mastodon basically had an immune reaction against Gab and Spinster that... seems to have worked? Seems relevant to Grace's point about the impact on real trans people who suffer when this crap festers on mainstream social media.

I was fortunate enough to spectate at (participate in?) the scrapchat in question and I just about lost my mind at [Childish Flea]( There is a lot else that's good.

[via Michiel]( Friends of my generation who weren't in families with a computer they could play around on have ended up far less comfortable with tech. I would love to see data like this broken out by class background. I suspect companies have historically been overvalued based on what a techie user could get out of them rather than their intended user. Does this happen with phone apps too? Are there modes of instruction that help people advance in these skills? They seem like they ought to have a lot of impact, and yet I don't think I see training around me. How does good/bad UI design impact this?

bookmarklet to post the page you’re on to lemmy
``` javascript:(function(){window.location.href = "" + encodeURI(window.document.title) + "&url=" + encodeURI(window.location.href);})() ``` make a bookmark with that. it will populate the page title, but since it doesn't submit -- just navigates you to that page -- you can change it however you want before you submit. Real easy :) I am going to test it out to see if I can get it to work well enough on android to substitute for a proper native share intent option.

I mentioned before [that I do this]( but someone asked for the Python script I use so I wanted to make it available for anyone else.

chromebooks are incredibly accessible computers to so many people, and making real linux tools available through chromeos makes those tools' reach that much greater. I got through a whole CS degree on a developer mode chromebook, and it's pretty exciting to think of what this means for educational stuff for families who've gotten a chromebook for their kids' remote schooling.

“Register, IP., 3 per 3600 seconds”
Is this meant to be a throttling error? I'm trying to create a community but... seems like that IP is... yeah.

zero indexing doesn’t come from c and it has nothing to do with runtime execution
I love this and I am horrified at the breadth and depth of the computer history that is being lost to time every day. Yacht handicapping!

Is anyone else really curious about how this might *positively* impact software/the web? I'm sure people can come up with efficiency bogeymen, but I can see * local stuff adapted for local needs/cultures * federated software getting a real boost to whatever extent it can avoid caching other servers' data[^p] to be compliant--then you can just have your stuff live in your Lithuanian provider and pull across dank Canadian memes * broadly better practices around cellular / partitioned infrastructure We should all be skeptical of markets as a force for good in any situation, but I can't help thinking some shattering (nay, might I say.... "disruption"?) of "natural monopolies" will lead to there being local demand that can spur innovation for cooler things. [^p]: I believe Pleroma doesn't store images, for instance, just pulls them from the origin server. Lots of perf concerns with these approaches but perhaps potential

A few thoughts. * I spent most of my childhood in a new manufactured home. For us it was enough to open the windows in the evening, close them around 10AM, and in the afternoon use the ventilation system to blow cooler (but not cooled) air up from the crawlspace. In homes I've lived in since (in the same climate) this would be completely impossible. Why? Because homes built on-site decades ago are so much less airtight/well-insulated than a manufactured home. This seems ironic given how much cheaper manufactured homes look / their underclass cultural connotations. Are new site-built houses closer to older site-built houses or new manufactured homes? * It's my understanding that apartment living is, broadly, lower-emissions than detached single family homes. But I live more than 15 floors up in a new condo building and **we have to run AC in the winter to keep it below 74F,** just because heat rises. This seems like madness. * Mostly in Seattle, AC has historically been a little silly / unnecessary. This has changed with wildfires. I'm willing to say we should all try to figure out how to deal with higher room temperature and build buildings differently and etc. etc. etc. but particulates in the air mean you can't rely on natural air exchange. I recognize this seems like a corner case but... oof.

What are your favorite RSS feeds?
Blog or otherwise. Bonus points if it *isn't* technology.

[link to twitter](