Reading an article in the (hardcopy) of The Baffler by Thomas Geoghegan about the need to abolish the US Senate. I did find a decade old article by the same author in the New York Times that makes similar points, but more focused on the fillibuster. Among them:
“Forty-one senators from our 21 smallest states just over 10 percent of our population can block bills”
We have been having trouble with our home internet for years. Lately it just drops off every hour or two for a few minutes at a time. I wrote a little script to ping a remote site every minute and log the results. The plan was I could graph the results and “share” them with my internet provider.
I was logging from my desktop Raspberry Pi 4 running Ubuntu and realized it would be better to used a dedicated, wired machine, lest my internet provider protest that the problem is with my router, etc.