FiveThirtyEight has a good piece on making sure your recycling gets recycled that includes a handful of actionable steps you can take to make a difference. I made the adjustment to more sustainable beer purchasing last year after our local recycling stopped processing glass and I’m looking forward to implementing a few more changes.
It does seem like there’s an opportunity to work at the local level to help communicate some of the specifics to the community. So many things are different from place to place with how recycling is handled. First steps—reduce, reuse!
Posture tracking wish list
I tweaked something under a shoulder blade last week and have been dealing with the annoyance ever since. The subtle burning in my neck and shoulders has made it even easier to tell this week when my posture is bad.
This made me wonder if I could get a posture tracking app that used my webcam to spy on me and send a notification when I started slouching for too long or craning my neck in a weird way.
Posture Monitor seems like the most relevant, though it requires Windows and a 3D camera, so that’s a no go. I found another app from 2013 that seems to be right, but then I realized there’s no way I’m trusting a random, non-open source app with my webcam all day! 😂
It’d be fun to run across something though. I’m sure there’s a random GitHub repo out there that somebody has working but never publicized it.
Stopping the firehouse
I finally unsubscribed from the WordPress core trac firehose and am instead relying on component / focus / ticket specific notifications.
I definitely should have done this earlier—it’s probably been a good 3 years since I was reliably reading most things that went by. Now I just mark several hundred as read every few weeks. Already I’ve paid more attention to a few relevant tickets that would have skipped my radar before and I feel more in tune with what’s going on.
A leprechaun riding a T-rex barfing a rainbow into a brew kettle
When we were at TailGate Brewery in Nashville during WordCamp US last year, I noticed this painting of a leprechaun (and a bull/devil) riding a t-rex barfing a rainbow into a brew kettle on the wall and took a picture because it made me laugh.
Still hunting for the origin story.