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jhilden

@jhilden@vis.social

Information designer from Helsinki. Co-founder of Koponen+Hildén
Co-author of the Data visualization handbook / Tieto näkyväksi (Finnish edition)
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jhilden, to random
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Scientists: how do these guys even breed?
”Nautilus male has a reproductive organ named Van der Hoeven's organ. Nautilus female has two reproductive organs whose functions are unknown, the Organ of Valenciennes and Owen's laminated organ.”

jhilden,
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Also their eyes are like pinhole cameras. Nautilidae are strange

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nautilus

jhilden,
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More weird:
”The nautilus has the extremely rare ability to withstand being brought to the surface from its deep natural habitat without suffering any apparent damage from the experience. Whereas fish or crustaceans brought up from such depths inevitably arrive dead, a nautilus will be unfazed despite the pressure change of as much as 80 standard atmospheres (1,200 psi). The exact reasons for this ability, which is thought to be coincidental rather than specifically functional, are not known…”

hexephre, to random
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the past tense of trout is trote

jhilden,
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@hexephre @loren Murder, she trote

jhilden, to random
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Punishing Fitty

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Reading ”Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas” renewed my original craving for breadfruit. I do remember tasting it in Central America in 2013 and that it didn’t live up to the hype in the book, but nevertheless.
Can you even get it in Finland?

jhilden, to climate
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Helsinki, the 23rd of April 2024.
All tram services cancelled due to freezing rain followed by snowfall.

Attributing this particular event to climate change is probably uncertain, but at these latitudes this is what climate change looks like.

jhilden,
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This car got some catfish barbels from the freezing rain last night

henrik, to random Finnish
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Sähköautoilun pitsaus sillä että se on hiljaista, on kyllä ihan bullshittiä, kun rengasmelu alkaa kolmestakympistä lähtien jo peittämään kaikki moottoriäänet. Sanonpahan vaan.

jhilden,
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@henrik Pienissä halpisautoissa silleen isompi etu että jopa kuulee radion moottoritielläkin, mutta joo. Kaupunkiliikenteessä voi havainnoida 50km/h väylän vieressä seisomalla että erottaako sähköautot ohittavista.

Positiivinen puoli tässä on toki se, että meluperuste laskea nopeusrajoituksia pysyy!

jhilden,
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@henrik Niin raskaat ajoneuvot kans vähän eri juttu. Esim busseissa ero mökässä on ihan tuntuva sähköisten eduksi.

jhilden, to technology
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An interesting thing about Jules Verne’s ”Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas”. He really followed contemporary tech and projected from it:

The book features the then freshly invented Rouquayrol-Denayrouze regulator apparatus, the first to be mass-produced (1865–1965). Nemo takes his ”guests” out for undersea excursions wearing air tanks, but in reality 19th C. technology did not allow for tanks like that. Practical scuba gear took some 80 years to become reality!

jhilden,
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Also what struck me as pretty amusing is that Verne pokes fun at his previous work by having his cantankerous harpooner Ned Land say, that believing in a giant whale is as preposterous as travels to the center of the Earth or people being whisked away on a comet.

jhilden, to random
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Fish names…
”The burbot (Lota lota), also known as bubbot,[2] mariah,[3] loche, cusk,[4] freshwater cod,[5] freshwater ling, freshwater cusk, the lawyer, coney-fish, lingcod,[6] or eelpout…”

aleksi, to random Finnish
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jhilden,
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@tommi @aleksi ”yhhh, njähhh”

mitanaitanyon, to random Finnish
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jhilden,
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@mitanaitanyon @Stoori Tämä voisi olla yksi Elden Ringin tarunomaisista aseista

jhilden, to books
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Just finished the Dune trilogy. I read somewhere that ”Children of Dune” is considered a slog, but I found it quite entertaining, after an arguably slow start. The books hold up surprisingly well, considering how problematic a character Herbert was!

Also interesting to note how much Hayao Miyazaki paraphrased Dune in the Nausicaä manga.

jhilden,
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@personamatters I have the trilogy, I had left it maybe one third in, then returned to it after the second film and found it somehow picked up pace.

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Concerning Herbert being problematic, this somewhat breathtaking mini biography should give you an idea as to why I would say that 😅. https://www.historylink.org/File/21248

jhilden,
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@Dave3307 Maybe, but it had it’s moments! Meeting the guild navigator for one.

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Considering how hard it is to catch birds— I think one “in the hand” would be worth a lot more than two in the bush. Pica agrees with much enthusiasm (and isn’t allowed outside alone because of it)—

jhilden,
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@futurebird @loren both Swedish and Finnish have the equivalent expression, but with one bird in the hand and as many as ten elsewhere!
– Bättre en fågel i handen än tio i skogen
– Parempi pyy pivossa kuin kymmenen oksalla

jhilden, to random
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Featured as cargobike dadfluencer talking about issues with whatsapp channels in the main Swedish language newspaper in Finland today.

jhilden, to random
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I thought I had figured out a clever way to automatically add alt texts to images for InDesign using and the 'ImageDescription' field, but then I learned that said field is ASCII only.

The XMP data could support unicode, but working with that is apparently a total pain.

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YES solved it.

If you need to programmatically add alt texts to image metadata with non ASCII letters for use in e.g. , use Exiftool. It works like a charm! https://exiftool.org/exiftool_pod.html

Simple as:
exiftool -s -AltTextAccessibility='Pig saysBröther give me some öats' edited-exif-ps.tif
Your alt text is now readable in as From XMP:Alt Text (Accessibilty) under Object Export Options in InDesign.

jhilden, to Finland
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News from
Some guaranteed work for coders, as the government decided to bump the value-added tax from 24% to 25.5%.

Many systems are not designed to account for having decimals in the VAT, including Finland’s largest epayment platform Paytrail.

jhilden,
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@Evilpupu Paytrail will probably be fine, but Yes https://yle.fi/a/74-20084164

valoisa, to random Finnish
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Uskonto on ihan kiva juttu uskovalle, mutta en kyllä lähtisi kilpailuttamaan remonttia tältä pohjalta vielä ensi vuodellekaan.

https://yle.fi/a/74-20084277

jhilden,
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@anuko @valoisa Kokeillaan vaihteeksi tällaista oikeistolaista hard degrowthia…

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