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PersonalOm Malik – On my OmMay 23, 2022
It has been nearly a month since I posted something around here. I have been busy with work, life and reading. A lot of reading. Given the noisy state of…
HomesteadingThe Re-Farmer – Sometimes, you need to go back, to go forward.May 23, 2022
Today has turned out to be a warmer day than predicted, and beautifully sunny. When heading out to do my morning rounds, I had a whole crowd of hungry kitties,…
Film & EntertainmentBen OliverMay 23, 2022
A man (Ryan Reynolds) goes back in time to stop his father (Mark Ruffalo) from inventing time travel. In a minor error while setting up the time jump, he encounters…
TechnologyJim Nielsen’s BlogMay 23, 2022
I recently came across this fun website: “Everyone has JavaScript, right?” From the moment a user requests your website, it depicts all the things that stand in the way of…
PersonalKelakeMay 23, 2022
Once in a blue moon I’d like a break from Marvel movies, and the uncomfortable couch we have in our living room, and go out and watch something quirky. Luckily…
Art & ArtistsLucy BellwoodMay 23, 2022
I’m suspicious of why I'm doing this.
PersonalOceanic WildernessMay 23, 2022
Ah, how is that for a cryptic post title? As I was writing recently, I have a lot going on. Merge that with a lot of major anniversaries/markings of time…
TechnologyThe New OilMay 23, 2022
If you haven't read my last post you probably should. As the title suggests, I'm going to build heavily from it. In that post, I primarily wrote about “disinformation” –…
PersonalHam ‘N EggsMay 23, 2022
Back in 2019, I went to an open mic night with my friend Beth at my side for moral support and fought my inner doubter-I shared my work.  I continued…
Poets & Writers & BooksFritinancyMay 23, 2022
I first heard sportswashing in a story that aired in mid-March on NPR’s 1A program, “How Countries Use Sports to Improve Their Image.” The story provided a definition: Sportswashing is…
PersonalBrain BakingMay 23, 2022
Every time someone asks me which retro handheld gaming console to buy, I point them towards an Analogue Pocket, or the cheaper cartridge-based emulator the Evercade. But that story is…
TechnologyThe Cheapskate’s GuideMay 23, 2022
Despite the obvious pitfalls, I have decided to create my own social media site to be my permanent social home on the Internet.
Poets & Writers & BooksThe Marginalian – Marginalia on our search for meaning.May 22, 2022
"People say the effect is only on the mind. It is no such thing. The effect is on the body, too."
Digital GardensDerek’s Digital GardenMay 22, 2022
Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash is one of those books with a mediocre plot and good enough characters that will stick with you for a long time after reading it. But…
TechnologyGarbage CollectorMay 22, 2022
It’s been a year since I’ve bought the Creality Ender 3 v2 3D Printer. Before that, I’ve made my first steps with the Dagoma Disco Ultimate, a French brand. The…
PersonalOatmeal — digital pillow fortMay 22, 2022
A secret pleasure of mine in high school was getting home before my parents and watching 30 - 60 minutes of TV. I technically wasn’t allowed to do it, but…
PersonalMario VillalobosMay 22, 2022
When Ralph Waldo Emerson was in his mid-thirties, he started a series of biography lectures where he began to examine the lives of others with increased interest and scrutiny. In…
PersonalVelveteen RabbiMay 22, 2022
I'll always be from Texas, but I've lived in western Massachusetts for almost thirty years now. This has become home, this constellation of towns where these old soft hills cup…
TechnologyKev QuirkMay 22, 2022
I’ve made all sorts of life decisions by the flip of a coin. Seriously. I think it’s a great way of making tough decisions. Here’s why… I was perusing Fosstodon…
PersonalThis day’s portionMay 22, 2022
(The greasy spoon chronicles: a day in the life of the Hope Workers Cafe by Jay Rayner. Originally published 22 May, 2022.)This was a great piece from Jay Rayner which…
Art & ArtistsThe School of the Transfer of EnergyMay 22, 2022
When I learned of the passing of my cousin this week, this song became a prayer and requiem. I had already thought of the title, “A Man Walks Into a…
Poets & Writers & BooksBonnywood ManorMay 22, 2022
Note: This is a flashback post from our first trip to Spain, years ago. Hopefully, the statute of limitations has run out on any crimes that we may have committed……
PersonalWinnie LimMay 22, 2022
This week I finished reading “What my bones know” by Stephanie Foo: a memoir on complex PTSD (CPTSD). Reflecting at different stages of the author’s story, it reminded me a…
Tools & AppsUses This / InterviewsMay 22, 2022
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TechnologyThe NewsprintMay 21, 2022
I was chatting with a friend recently about my three favourite Apple products of, say, the last five years. “Three” is an arbitrary number and “five years” is an arbitrary…
Art & ArtistsJohn P. Weiss Fine ArtMay 21, 2022
"We sit silently and watch the world around us. This has taken a lifetime to learn. It seems only the old are able to sit next to one another and…
Graphics & DesignSimon CollisonMay 21, 2022
I love this beautiful illustration of the path between my favourite village (Edale) and mountain (Kinder Scout). Slightly smaller than A5, four colour riso; looks fantastic up close. Geri’s selling…
TravelsRoad to the SeaMay 21, 2022
When talking to others about us spending a few sailing seasons in Alaska, one location came up as a “must see”, from those that have been to Alaska, more often…
Research & ScienceSabine Hossenfelder: BackreactionMay 21, 2022
[This is a transcript of the video embedded below. Some of the explanations may not make sense without the animations in the video.] In English they talk about a “Theory…
TravelsExploring Nature in New HampshireMay 21, 2022
I saw hobblebushes blooming in the woods along the roadsides so I knew it was time to visit the Beaver Brook Natural Area in Keene. It’s a place where I…
PersonalChris AldrichMay 21, 2022
I thought it might be useful to have a relatively complete list of cross linked topical headings in my digital notebook (currently Obsidian) which is a mélange of wiki, zettelkasten,…
TravelsWalking ArizonaMay 20, 2022
 Our peonies are covered with buds and many of the buds have aphids. I think they are attracted by the sap that covers the buds. It is not true that…
Poets & Writers & Booksbook of jobeMay 20, 2022
 Just a reminder, this blog is going away and will soon be deleted. The work, however, goes on.Please click HERE to go to where the book of jobe continues. Many thanks!
TechnologyBen WerdmüllerMay 20, 2022
Startupland is about to experience its first downturn since the 2008 recession. I realized today that many founders and startup employees were literal children when they last had to live…
TechnologyRu SinghMay 20, 2022
This is a follow up to the post that added a convenience comment link. This time, we’re adding a small note if a post belongs to a category of our…
Personalinhab.it – lived in placesMay 20, 2022
In many ways the pandemic started for me in a hospital room in Hong Kong at seven am. The painkillers from shoulder surgery had worn off, and I was unable…
Economics & FinanceBits about MoneyMay 20, 2022
There are a few different mechanisms underpinning commonly used stablecoins. Some of them may not perish in a fire.
Food & DrinkAppellation BeerMay 20, 2022
Shark jumped? Asked because West Coast IPA v? (I don’t known, version 2.0, 2.2, 3, 9, whatever) showed up Thursday in The Wall Street Journal. “Just bitter enough.” Hmm.
Economics & FinanceMoneynessMay 20, 2022
[This is a repost of an article I wrote for CoinDesk earlier this week about what to expect from Tether's soon-to-be published quarterly attestation report. Tether's report was published the…
Food & DrinkThe Widow Badass BlogMay 20, 2022
Last week, Donna and I got together to sample the next box in my Universal Yums gift subscription (thanks again, Kenn and Jonathan!). I had meant to post this earlier…
TechnologyrachelbythebayMay 20, 2022
Not everything at a big company involves writing code. Sometimes, you have to do a bunch of meta stuff in order to manage the projects. These are two stories of…
Poets & Writers & Bookskarl’s book blogMay 19, 2022
about the book for your own good by samantha downingpublished 20 july 2021 by berkleyadult thrillersynopsis: this book follows belmont academy teacher of the year awardee teddy crutcher, who is…
Art & ArtistsDavid RevoyMay 19, 2022
Pepper&Carrot episode 37 production report: an important milestone today. The alpha version (still in French) was posted to proofreaders. Here is a photo of my setup over last month for…
Travelsgaryvarner.com – Writing blogMay 19, 2022
Finally. After two-and-a-half months home in Ann Arbor, I am on the road again! Other than arriving back too early from wintering in the southwest to avoid winter’s grasp, it…
TravelsHalfieMay 19, 2022
Oh dear - no blogging for three days. Various reasons, mostly that it got too late in the evening and I was too tired. Now we are on a lock-free…
Personalgilest dot orgMay 19, 2022
If you want to do more reading, carry a book around the same way you carry your phone.
Research & ScienceOvercoming BiasMay 19, 2022
A simple but reasonable definition of inequality says that moving any part of a distribution toward its median value (while holding the rest of the distribution constant) reduces the inequality…
TechnologyThe CrowMay 19, 2022
There is no country next door for Twitter users, and if they pack their virtual bags and decide to head North, they'll find no kingdom or republic willing to accept…
Poets & Writers & BooksAppalachian Ground – A Love StoryMay 19, 2022
It’s not that often that I find these pretty little grass lilies (Ornithogalum umbellatum), also called Star of Bethlehem, hiding away on the… The post Grass Lilies & 2 Out…
Poets & Writers & BooksRen Powell | Poet, EssayistMay 19, 2022
Once again, up on time and behind the clock anyway. But these mornings are easy and light. Leonard is getting older now. He walks awkwardly behind me down the hallway…