Welp. ADS-B Exchange has been acquired by private equity. I just took my feeders offline until I’m able to digest this. This is severely incompatible with the community’s desires. https://www.jetnet.com/news/jetnet-acquires-ads-b-exchange.html
A good op-ed in the University of Wyoming’s student paper about how the state needs a media shield law to protect journalists’ sources. http://www.uwbrandingiron.com/2023/01/17/wyoming-needs-better-media-protection/
PSA: with the ‘Be My Eyes’ app you can volunteer to take video calls from people with visual impairments around the world to help them. I’ve done two calls so far. First to help someone use a blood glucose meter, and second to help someone fix their screen reader app. https://www.bemyeyes.com/
I spent January 5th chasing trains over Stevens Pass with my buddy David Honan; was a really nice day exploring part of the country I haven’t ever visited before. #railfan
SCOTUS lets Meta's WhatsApp pursue a lawsuit accusing Israel's NSO Group of exploiting a bug to install spyware, allowing surveillance of journalists and others (Nate Raymond/Reuters)
Please meet the Las Vegas Review-Journal's minty fresh Mastodon account.
* Yes it's new
** Yes it's from a known email
*** Yes Yes we know they haven't verified it yet (It's new)
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signs a law requiring public schools to teach media literacy to K-12 students, making NJ the first US state to do so (Melanie Burney/The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Happy to say I’m officially Google-free for email and docs. Moved all my email to Fastmail, transitioned everything I control away from Google Drive, and I’m feeling very relieved about it all.