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Animating SVG with CSS

A nice intro to animating SVG with CSS animations. I wasn’t aware that inline presentation attributes in SVG were easy to override from CSS.

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This is What Happened When an Australian City Gave Trees Email Addresses

Then the emails began to arrive. Milman writes that instead of damage reports, people began to write fan mail to trees, complimenting their looks and leaves and telling tales of how they’d helped them survive during inclement weather. Some trees even write back.

via This is What Happened When an Australian City Gave Trees Email Addresses | Smart News | Smithsonian.

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Chicago Means Stinky Wild Onions

Ramps, Wild Leeks, Spring Onion, Allium tricoccum

The name of Chicago originates from “Checagou” (Chick-Ah-Goo-Ah)means “wild onions” in the Potawatomi language. The area was so named because of the smell of rotting marshland and wild leeks that covered it. (Earthy Delights)

via Ramps, Wild Leeks, Spring Onion, Allium tricoccum | Michigan in Pictures.

Photo by John Northrup

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bup: a backup system based on git packfiles

bup looks interesting.

Very efficient backup system based on the git packfile format, providing fast incremental saves and global deduplication (among and within files, including virtual machine images).