Thursday, September 15th, 2022

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Seattle has truly adopted remote working, only DC has a higher percentage of it

Census data released Thursday shows from 2019-2021, the number of Seattle workers who primarily worked from home increased nearly sixfold, from about 36,000 people to 205,000 — that's 47% of all workers who live in the city.


While remote work increased sharply all across the country, Seattle has taken to it like few other places. Among the 50 most-populous U.S. cities, only Washington, D.C., had a higher percentage of remote workers in 2021, at 48%. San Francisco ranked No. 3 at 46%. All other major cities were below 40%.

9/15/2022 9:43 am | | Tags: remote work

An interactive tool showing about building a better ballot system

This site explains and dives into different methods for elections, such as ranked choice and first past the post, etc. Very interesting stuff and I definitely thought I knew more than I did.

9/15/2022 11:19 am | | Tags: voting

Senate bill to reduce the amount of space junk

9/15/2022 4:58 pm | | Tags: space, nasa

I wish I had saved it, because I can't find it now, but there was a post on Twitter which highlighted that the simple act of relying on friends is a small way to push back the forces of capitalism. Being willing to ask for help with tasks rather than simply paying someone reclaims an element of our livelihood from what has often become an act of capitalism to pay someone else to do it.

This evening I was able to act on this. Rather than pay an electrician to fix a mounting box which failed in our entryway light, I put out a call for a friend to help me in what I knew was ultimately a simple task but which required getting in the attic and is not something I was able to do easily given my size.

Thanks to him, it took us less than an hour to replace the container. And so for maybe the cost of dinner and hanging out with him and his wife, we did what an electrician would have charged me at least a few hundred dollars for.

I call that a good evening. Now I just need to finish re-hanging our light fixture.

9/15/2022 7:38 pm | | Tags: home repair, friendship, anticapitalism
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