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Great performance of Lady Macbeth from Mtsensk. What a spooky piece! And the singers! And the orchestra! And the brass band! If you care at all about opera, go see this one. Last chance on Oct 3rd. #oslo #operaen (at Den Norske Opera & Ballett)

Great performance of Lady Macbeth from Mtsensk. What a spooky piece! And the singers! And the orchestra! And the brass band! If you care at all about opera, go see this one. Last chance on Oct 3rd. #oslo #operaen (at Den Norske Opera & Ballett)

Norwegification completed

Norwegification completed

First pair of shoes.

First pair of shoes.

My point here is that we can still practice these observational research techniques even if we don’t always get the chance to do so on the products we get paid to design. And we can document these moments to make a case at our companies for why this kind of research needs to be part of our product development cycles. There’s value in these exercises, even if the results don’t immediately show up in our companies’ products. It’s an activity I’d encourage everyone to try.



We’re back to flip phones.

We’re back to flip phones.

Quite a view (with stupid street lamp). #norway #tromsø (at Tromsø, Norway)

Quite a view (with stupid street lamp). #norway #tromsø (at Tromsø, Norway)

We did it. Huzzah! #cfengine #releasecake #cfengine360 (at Cfengine)

We did it. Huzzah! #cfengine #releasecake #cfengine360 (at Cfengine)

A special for today.

A special for today.

(Source: giphy.com)

jtotheizzoe:

The (West Antarctic Ice) Sheet Has Hit The Fan
Well, now we’ve done it.
This week, two scientific teams reported that the collapse and melt of large portions of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet now appears unstoppable. As in irreversible, inevitable, and more than partially our fault. There’s enough water in the unstable ice sheet to raise global sea levels by four feet on its own, and combined with other sources of melt, this could raise sea levels as much as ten feet over the next few centuries. 
I’ll give you a moment, in case that didn’t sink in.
As Chris Mooney writes at Mother Jones, “This is what a holy shit moment for global warming looks like.”
The acceleration of the ice sheet’s melting is due to warming ocean currents, destabilizing the ice from beneath and speeding up its collapse. Because of the particular geography of the region, this rapid chain reaction of melting can not be stopped. If greenhouse gas levels continue to rise, this melting will only speed up.
If there’s any silver lining to this news, it’s that it’s not clear how fast this will happen. Ice sheets move slowly (being made of ice and all), so the melt could play out over hundreds of years. Still, it’s the clearest sign yet that we have irreversibly affected the global climate, and we must do something.
Every day that we spend faux-debating the validity of climate change science is another day closer to an inevitably wet future. Would you rather build a boat or tread water?
For more coverage, check out the NY Times, these two pages from NASA, or just Google “West Antarctic Ice Sheet oh shit we’re fucked”
PS - The image up top shows what Times Square would look like with 6 feet or so of sea level rise. Just so you know what to expect. Check out more at worldunderwater.org

That doesn’t sound too good.

jtotheizzoe:

The (West Antarctic Ice) Sheet Has Hit The Fan

Well, now we’ve done it.

This week, two scientific teams reported that the collapse and melt of large portions of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet now appears unstoppable. As in irreversible, inevitable, and more than partially our fault. There’s enough water in the unstable ice sheet to raise global sea levels by four feet on its own, and combined with other sources of melt, this could raise sea levels as much as ten feet over the next few centuries. 

I’ll give you a moment, in case that didn’t sink in.

As Chris Mooney writes at Mother Jones, “This is what a holy shit moment for global warming looks like.”

The acceleration of the ice sheet’s melting is due to warming ocean currents, destabilizing the ice from beneath and speeding up its collapse. Because of the particular geography of the region, this rapid chain reaction of melting can not be stopped. If greenhouse gas levels continue to rise, this melting will only speed up.

If there’s any silver lining to this news, it’s that it’s not clear how fast this will happen. Ice sheets move slowly (being made of ice and all), so the melt could play out over hundreds of years. Still, it’s the clearest sign yet that we have irreversibly affected the global climate, and we must do something.

Every day that we spend faux-debating the validity of climate change science is another day closer to an inevitably wet future. Would you rather build a boat or tread water?

For more coverage, check out the NY Times, these two pages from NASA, or just Google “West Antarctic Ice Sheet oh shit we’re fucked”

PS - The image up top shows what Times Square would look like with 6 feet or so of sea level rise. Just so you know what to expect. Check out more at worldunderwater.org

That doesn’t sound too good.

The latest addition to my collection of focus-enhancing playlists.

(Source: Spotify)