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Good thing I'm not already prone to overthinking everyday decisions!
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jepler
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"it me", I think the youngs say?
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Groxx
1 day ago
You mean the Younglings?
diannemharris
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youngin's if you are in the south
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I hate to admit I've don't this.
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gordol
1 day ago
You don't this?
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oh hey it's me!
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Good thing I'm not already prone to overthinking everyday decisions!

MakeCode Arcade Game of the Week: Goat Mountain @adafruit @johnedgarpark #adafruit @MSMakeCode #makecode

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MakeCode Arcade Game of the Week: Goat Mountain

Goat Mountain

Goat Mountain by the MakeCode Team is a stacking game with adorable goats!

To learn more about MakeCode, check out this guide.
MakeCode Arcade
Excerpted from the full episode of John Park’s Workshop here
@adafruit @johnedgarpark #adafruit @MSMakeCode #MakeCode

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goat mountain
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Phoenix librarians helping with COVID-19 testing? 7/7/2020

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Starting at the 2 minute, 24 seconds inPhoenix Mayor Kate Gallego says Phoenix does not have a public health department, and that librarians and park service employees are helping step up the COVID-19 testing needs…

“We don’t have a public health department at the City of Phoenix, so I’ve had amazing public works, library and parks employees to help us step up with testing. I’m grateful that they’ve been willing to do it, but I would love to see a more coordinated national effort to help communities like Phoenix. It’s heartbreaking to see someone who’s aching try to refill a gasoline tank because they’ve been sitting in a line for hours.”

Back in March of 2011, at MAKE Magazine I wrote an article called “Is It Time to Rebuild & Retool Public Libraries and Make “TechShops”? – it was an attempt to outline some of what libraries could do and add to meet the demands of the community for high tech skill building (3D printers, fabrication, engineering, and more).

9 years later, TechShop went bankrupt, a lot of libraries have evolved to fantastic makerspaces, however I completely missed that libraries would be on the front line in a major city for a national pandemic crisis for testing needs. I’m still processing that the Mayor of Phoenix is 1) Stating there is no health department in Phoenix and 2) Librarians are needed to step up to help with COVID-19 testing.

Phoenix, from the Mayor’s Twitter profile says Phoenix, AZ is – “America’s Fifth Largest and Fastest Growing City.”

A snapshot of stats so I can look back this later, Maricopa County reported a COVID-19 positivity rate of 28.8%. The USA hit about 3m cases today, 130k dead, with 58,000 new cases today, the most infections in a single day in the USA since the pandemic started around March 2020. 56 Florida hospital ICUs have hit capacity, 10k cases in Texas today (most in one day so far). FL announced all schools are re-opening next month (August), and NY has not decided for sure yet if the schools will open in September. NYC unemployment is about 20 percent, “a figure not seen since the Great Depression. At least one million jobs…”

I have another article about the postal service from January of 2012 called “How Makers, Hackers, and Entrepreneurs Can Save the U.S. Postal Service” … the postal service has been in the news about it’s potential demise for awhile, this year an election may hinge on mail in ballots due to the pandemic. I did not have “voting” in any form in that article, but have mentioned open-source hardware based voting machines over the years.

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... Phoenix does not have a public health department ...
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[$] Linux Mint drops Ubuntu Snap packages

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The Linux Mint project has made good on previous threats to actively prevent Ubuntu Snap packages from being installed through the APT package-management system without the user's consent. This move is the result of "major worries" from Linux Mint on Snap's impact with regard to user choice and software freedom. Ubuntu's parent company, Canonical, seems open to finding a solution to satisfy the popular distribution's concerns — but it too has interests to consider.
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Ubuntu, the Linux distribution that works against the best wishes of its upstream _AND_ downstream
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Trump Administration Begins Formal Withdrawal From WHO

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An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Hill: The White House has officially moved to withdraw the United States from the World Health Organization (WHO), a senior administration official confirmed Tuesday, breaking ties with a global public health body in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. has submitted its withdrawal notification to the United Nations secretary-general, the official said. Withdrawal requires a year's notice, so it will not go into effect until July 6, 2021, raising the possibility the decision could be reversed.

The formal notification of withdrawal concludes months of threats from the Trump administration to pull the United States out of the WHO, which is affiliated with the United Nations. President Trump has repeatedly assailed the organization for alleged bias toward China and its slow response to the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan. But public health experts and Democrats have raised alarms that the decision may be short-sighted and could undercut the global response to the pandemic, which has infected 11.6 million people worldwide. The U.S. has the highest number of reported cases in the world at nearly 3 million. They have also argued that some of the WHO's initial missteps can be attributed to China's lack of transparency in the early stages of the outbreak.

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"the decision may be short-sighted and could undercut the response to the pandemic"
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NEW GUIDE: PyPortal US Election Calendar #Adafruit Learning System #CircuitPython #PyPortal #Voting @Adafruit

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A new guide in the Adafruit Learning System today: PyPortal US Election Calendar

Voting is important to make the voice of the people as loud as possible.

But, it is also very complicated to remember all of the involved dates, so much so that you are almost certain to miss a registration date.

To try to make it easier for us with forgetful minds, a community driven effort has been gathering all of the hard to find information and dates, and compiling it on the Electioncal Website.

It’s designed to share this information as an iCalendar url, which is super easy to add to your favorite desktop software or to your mobile phone.

 

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