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TechnologyThe New OilJune 5, 2021
Amazon’s now-legendary “Prime Day” was just announced this week: June 21-22. Much like Black Friday or Cyber Monday, this means sales on lots of items on Amazon’s vast marketplace, and…
WritersDiscombobulatedJune 5, 2021
Lately I’ve been getting back into running some solo rpgs, just for my own amusement. I really enjoy reading other people’s ‘actual play’ reports so thought I would configure the…
TechnologyChris HannahJune 4, 2021
As you may have seen on Twitter, over the past few days I’ve been creating various wallpapers. I had a goal of coming up with 10, and I’ve finally hit…
HomesteadingOff Grid and Free: My Path to the WildernessJune 4, 2021
While home grown orange juice is out of the question for us self-reliant homesteaders in most of North America, home grown rhubarb juice isn’t. In our book, The Self-Sufficient Backyard:…
PersonalJonathan Wrote ThisJune 4, 2021
It’s Friday evening, and the “week off” has vanished. I’m wondering where it went. The last few days are a mental jumble of running, working on the garden, doing chores,…
PersonalPiper Haywood — If lost, please returnJune 4, 2021
Lemon Olive Oil Cake from Food Network This cake is fabulous. It didn’t get quite as dark as the picture, maybe need to turn the heat up a little? At…
PersonalPiper Haywood — If lost, please returnJune 4, 2021
Came across this tweet from Marleigh Culver yesterday. Wish people talked about project failures more often. And it really struck a nerve. It’s why I’m mostly off Instagram. Though I…
HomesteadingYellow Cottage HomesteadJune 4, 2021
On last week’s Flock Friday I announced the hatching of Betty’s ducklings, and followed up with three days of posts featuring the ducklings. I may do that again once Sonja’s ducklings hatch,…
PersonalCJ ChilversJune 4, 2021
A few great quotes from Merlin Mann from this week’s Back to Work podcast:“A calendar is a map for your time. A calendar is the decisions you have made about…
Photography35hunterJune 4, 2021
My first SLR, bought early in 2013, was a Praktica BMS Electronic. It was vastly more complicated than any camera I’d had before, and to me, its prolific decoration in…
TechnologyThe Cheapskate’s GuideJune 4, 2021
Lokinet is a decentralized Internet overlay network that is in many ways similar to the Tor network. In addition to surfing the network and using its services, Lokinet users can…
PersonalPiper Haywood — If lost, please returnJune 3, 2021
I missed these two articles by Tom MacWright from last year. Second-guessing the modern web, 10 May 2020 If not SPAs, What?, 28 October 2020 In both, he outlines few…
ArtistsAustin KleonJune 3, 2021
Ten years ago, I was working on the book proposal for Steal Like An Artist. Next year we’re releasing a 10th anniversary edition, so I’ve been digging in my archive…
TechnologyChris HannahJune 3, 2021
Twitter have officially announced Twitter Blue, their first subscription, which will give users access to a few extra features and perks. It has been rumoured for a while, so it’s…
PersonalMario VillalobosJune 3, 2021
Sam Baker, Axios: Nearly every week for the past 56 weeks, Axios has tracked the change — more often than not, the increase — in new COVID-19 infections. Those case…
TravelsRoad to the SeaJune 3, 2021
Meriwether and her crew (we) made it back to San Juan Island to start our week long recovery process after last two weeks of preparing for and failing at a…
TechnologyGreg MorrisJune 3, 2021
It’s amazing how easy I am to sway into using something else. I’m perfectly happy using obsidian, bar a few tiny things, yet here I am setting up Craft because…
TechnologyKev QuirkJune 2, 2021
I just read Scott Nesbitt’s latest weekly musing (it’s an excellent newsletter, you should definitely subscribe) on Chrome’s new follow button. In the post, Scott talks about how people are…
TravelsHalfieJune 2, 2021
After Stowe Hill (was it Flore?) there was work going on around an overspill weir. That's what it looked like, anyway. We had a salad lunch in shifts on the…
TechnologyGreg MorrisJune 2, 2021
Don’t get me wrong, there are massive advantages to fast moving, constantly updated feeds of things happening. Twitter has been instrumental in so many positive things in the world it…
PersonalCJ ChilversJune 2, 2021
I have a few updates since my last 2021 experiments update. I do these mostly for myself, but I figure they may help others on similar journeys.The GoodReadership and follows…
PersonalPiper Haywood — If lost, please returnJune 2, 2021
GP It felt like… he was trying… for me to be myself. Whatever that is. But I know that’s one of the hard… I mean, I always get very anxious…
ResearchNintilJune 2, 2021
Policy entrepreneurship at the White House Mach 12 airplanes Mach 17 airplanes A... unique interview? with Marc Andreessen? Recent interview with Peter Thiel Gene therapy for elevated LDL cholesterol I…
TravelsHalfieJune 1, 2021
Until today I had never seen inside the former Royal Ordnance Depot at Weedon. I shall write more about this below; meanwhile here's a picture to be going on with.…
TechnologyFlameeyes’s WeblogJune 1, 2021
In the previous post on the matter, I described the setup of lighting solutions that we use in the current apartment, as well as the previous apartment, and my mother’s…
PersonalCJ ChilversJune 1, 2021
From Om Malik: “I have often lamented that the ‘why’ of blogging got overtaken by the ‘what’ and the ‘how,’ with the tools and format becoming the primary focus. Ironically…
Photography35hunterJune 1, 2021
Amidst the strangeness of the past 15 months or so, I’ve been struggling to maintain a consistent approach both with publishing new blog posts, and responding to comments. As the…
HomesteadingYellow Cottage HomesteadMay 31, 2021
A quick post about our honey harvest yesterday. We noticed that the Flow hives were getting full, so harvested over three gallons of honey from them: The bees on the…
TravelsHalfieMay 31, 2021
We followed a boat up Itchington and Stockton Locks this morning. At the point when they might have waited for us to join them in a lock boats started to…
ArtistsAustin KleonMay 31, 2021
Today I was reminded of this passage from Nicholson Baker’s wonderful book, The Anthologist: But here’s the thing. Horace didn’t say that. “Carpe diem” doesn’t mean seize the day–it means…
PersonalJonathan Wrote ThisMay 31, 2021
The sun is setting on a busy day. I’m sitting in the junk room, trying to gather my thoughts while sipping a cup of black coffee, and listening to a…
PersonalOm Malik – On my OmMay 31, 2021
For over a decade, long before Netflix’s Chef Table made him even more popular, Argentinian chef, dandy and raconteur, Francis Mallmann had been on my bucket list of people to…
PersonalOm Malik – On my OmMay 31, 2021
A few weeks ago, I wandered and wondered among the redwoods, hoping that their magnificence and their silence would allow me space to think about some things that have been on my…
PersonalMario VillalobosMay 31, 2021
Alissa Wilkinson, the film critic and culture reporter for Vox, on why baseball gave her a different narrative to follow and why she needed it: Coming back to watching it…
WritersDiscombobulatedMay 31, 2021
Wow, look at that. It’s the first of June somehow, already! It is freezing, here in the southern hemisphere, I’ll give you that. There’s a southerly sweeping through at the…
PersonalMario VillalobosMay 31, 2021
I’m continually amazed at my propensity to come up with excuses. These excuses aren’t great; in fact, they’re awful, but they’re enough to keep me from doing what I should…
TravelsHalfieMay 30, 2021
This is the third day in a row that we have seen rats. The most disgusting sight was round the back of Hatton Top Lock Café, where two rats scurried…
PersonalJonathan Wrote ThisMay 30, 2021
It’s been four days since I last emptied my head into the keyboard. Almost unheard of. A good friend mentioned earlier that she needs inspiration to write – I replied…
ArtistsGwenn SeemelMay 30, 2021
Art Is Like Parsley May 22, 2021 Somewhere along the way, parsley got pushed to the side of the plate, relegated to the role of garnish in many people’s minds,…
ArtistsGwenn SeemelMay 30, 2021
Scientific Proof That an Artwork’s Success Is Arbitrary May 25, 2021 We’ve suspected it for some time, but now we know it for really realz: As long as an artwork…
ArtistsGwenn SeemelMay 30, 2021
People often say that art is a luxury. It can sound a bit like a compliment—luxury items are, after all, well-made and valuable—but it’s actually quite the opposite. When people…
ArtistsGwenn SeemelMay 30, 2021
Just Use It: A Message from Italian Street Artist Alessia Babrow May 28, 2021 Alessia Babrow Gesù Cristo Risorto In 2019, the Italian street artist Alessia Babrow created this image…
ArtistsGwenn SeemelMay 30, 2021
Art IRL at the Princeton Public Library May 30, 2021 photo by David Vanadia Letter Love is the name of the exhibition, and it features my art along with Mic…
PersonalWinnie LimMay 30, 2021
I have this habit of bullet journalling on dayone every night, and it has this feature where it would show all the entries I have made “on this day”. It…
Tools & AppsFraidycatMay 30, 2021
Had no intentions of releasing anything at the moment, until Robin Sloan showed up in issue #220 and started gearing up for a journey into the dark.
TechnologyThe New OilMay 29, 2021
Two weeks ago, I decided to pit all of the commonly-promoted “privacy-respecting” iOS browsers against each other to see if I could determine empirically which one was actually the most…
Photography35hunterMay 29, 2021
Some would argue that photography is more challenging than another visual art form where you’re able to start with a blank canvas, and lay down whichever marks, shapes, words and…
TechnologyUgly DuckMay 29, 2021
A few years back I played (and loved) SOMA, a first-person sci-fi horror-adventure game. The story was intriguing and the developers nailed the overall atmosphere of Pathos-II. Though both those…
PersonalMario VillalobosMay 29, 2021
Mark Miller and Ben White in an essay about social media published on Aeon: Depression, for instance, has been described as a form of ‘cognitive rigidity’, where the system fails…
PersonalOm Malik – On my OmMay 28, 2021
You may have read the news that the University of Nevada, Reno, will give every member of its incoming freshman class an iPad Air (along with a keyboard and a…