Hit and Miss #249
Pretty tired today (rainy day, and T and I only realized midafternoon that we’d made half-caff espresso this morning), but hanging in. We’re all curled up in our corners—T on the couch, Arthur on the windowsill, me on the lounger. It’ll be a restful end to a week of good walks and good talks (including a particularly rewarding verbal ramble with Asad).
Let’s get right into the links:
- “Six Thousand Years of Forests”, by Sophie Yeo, with sound recordings by Joseph Monkhouse and illustrations by Elin Manon (making a feast for the senses), considers a long history of forests in Britain—though much of the change over that history has happened in a relatively short time. Change, faster and faster, but trees still need the time they need (or maybe they’re driven to grow faster, too). (via Alan Jacobs)
- Will programming move entirely from localhost to cloud dev environments? Maybe, who knows! An interesting thought experiment anyway.
- Long-time readers will know that I have a pretty straightforward relationship with heat (as in, hot outside air): I dislike it. Not only is cooler weather more comfortable (no sweating!) and more practical (layers! extra pockets!), it’s also safer (to a point, of course). But it’s going to become rarer and rarer as the climate changes—so researchers are digging into nuanced, practical advice for surviving prolonged heat exposure. Part of the No Safe Place series, on climate adaptation—the kind of writing and research we so desperately need.
- I’ve also been looking to read and support more local news, particularly as the municipal elections gear up. For that, Ottawa Lookout has been a great source—there’s always one or two tidbits in it that I enjoy reading, and the food recommendations in the subscription version are well worth the price of entry.
All the best for the week ahead!