Just a few links for you today. I spent much of the weekend reading, finishing Dune for a book club this afternoon. I realized that most of the books I’ve finished this year have been thanks to that book club—friendly social pressure, it works!
- Mita Williams recorded a Jane’s Walk talk on Windsor, Ontario’s electrical grid (Jane’s Walks!), shared via her ever-interesting University of Winds newsletter.
- Design Patterns for Mental Health – the name says it all, and I’m quite a fan. (Shared with me originally by Sam.) In particular, I’m thinking about the “Design for poor internet connection” pattern – still all too common in Canada, even in urban areas, but especially in rural areas.
- A rocket came down, which has me thinking of space junk, which has me thinking of Kerbal Space Program, a game I first played over nine years ago, in which you create a lot of space junk. Early versions of the game were not very computationally efficient, and you were incentivized to not overload space with junk, because otherwise your gameplay slowed to a laggy crawl. If only overtaxed common resources had quite the same influence in reality.
All the best for the week ahead!