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PersonalMario VillalobosMay 28, 2021
Actually, the last day of school was yesterday, but life has been literally everywhere the past few weeks that I finally found some time to write about it today. I’ll…
PersonalKicks CondorMay 28, 2021
‘A mascle is a voided lozenge—that is, a lozenge with a lozenge-shaped hole in the middle—and the rarer rustre is a lozenge containing a circular hole. A field covered in…
PersonalKicks CondorMay 28, 2021
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPVohspy054 Ran across this link in the mmm.page discord last week. I’m not linking to the video part of the page here - to be honest, I haven’t watched…
ResearchHistory4Today.comMay 27, 2021
The thing about transferring the highlights you make into reading notes is, it can be a lot of work. Especially if you have found a good source with a lot…
TravelsRoad to the SeaMay 27, 2021
12 hours is what it took. 12 sweet hours of undisturbed sleep. I haven’t slept that long ever in my life. We woke to a bright and beautiful Canadian cove…
PersonalJonathan Wrote ThisMay 26, 2021
For years I tinkered with all manner of productivity hacks – paper task lists, apps, websites, and so on – I even read some of the more famous books, such…
TechnologyFlameeyes’s WeblogMay 25, 2021
Last year, as I started going through some more electronics projects, both artsy and not, I have lauded the ease that Circuit Python adds to building firmware for sometimes not…
PersonalPiper Haywood — If lost, please returnMay 25, 2021
Read Letting go: my battle to help my parents die a good death by Kate Clanchy in The Guardian, published 6 April. They don’t know if she will ever come…
WritersDiscombobulatedMay 25, 2021
I’ve been a bit stressed lately, with my calendar getting rather busy for the weekend, and also the week beyond. I haven’t made a lot of progress with the short…
TechnologyThe Cheapskate’s GuideMay 24, 2021
Some are now deciding to take a break from the mainstream Internet, or at least spend less time there. Many of them are frequenting smaller, less-well-known websites and forums on…
TravelsLuxagrafMay 23, 2021
Things have been pretty quiet in the woods lately. We've watched the world wake up from winter, turn green, pollen-saturated, and lately we've been getting an early taste of the…
TechnologyKev QuirkMay 23, 2021
I’m sure most of you know what Tux is, but for the uninitiated, Tux is the unofficial Linux mascot and I HATE him. Every time I see his stupid bloody…
TechnologyThe New OilMay 22, 2021
Disclosure: I have an affiliate link with SimpleLogin that gives me credit towards my own SL account. You do not have to use this link, I provide a non-affiliate link…
HomesteadingOff Grid and Free: My Path to the WildernessMay 21, 2021
For those of us seeking independence from the supermarket, winter salad greens are a challenge. But there’s a little known vegetable that fills the void – Belgian endive otherwise known…
PersonalWinnie LimMay 21, 2021
Sometimes I think about times in my younger days, when I could spend hours reading a book or listening to music on my walkman (remember these things?). Now I can…
TechnologyChris HannahMay 20, 2021
I've never really been that interested in freestyle skateboarding, but Andy Anderson is becoming one of my favourite skaters. I think I'll always prefer street skateboarding, but Andy certainly makes…
TechnologyKev QuirkMay 20, 2021
I hear lots of people in the Linux community say that Windows is really unstable, but how unstable is it really? Here’s my opinion on the matter… I asked the…
TechnologyUgly DuckMay 19, 2021
Hey would you look at that - my personal blog has been redesigned again! Although I am still using good ol’ Jekyll for the backend, I have now added a…
TechnologyFlameeyes’s WeblogMay 18, 2021
Of all topics, I find myself surprised that I can be considered a bit of a lights nerd. Sure, not as much as Technology Connections, but then again, who is…
PersonalCJ ChilversMay 17, 2021
This may be the last two weeks of my punny, daily lunch notes to my son. He says the other kids at lunch enjoy them more than he does now.…
WritersDiscombobulatedMay 16, 2021
I feel like I need a photo of someone hitting their head against a desk, because that’s what this post is all about! You’ll just have to use your imagination…
TechnologyThe New OilMay 15, 2021
The “best browser” is a never-ending and often very heated debate that occurs often in the privacy community. When it comes to desktop, it’s generally agreed upon that either Brave…
ResearchHistory4Today.comMay 14, 2021
ResearchHistory4Today.comMay 14, 2021
I’ll be teaching a fully asynchronous online 8-week course this summer, on American Economic History. It’s an experimental course at a junior-senior elective level, which is also open to grad…
TechnologyThe Cheapskate’s GuideMay 14, 2021
We are told that content posted on the Internet lasts forever. While some content can last for decades, nothing is eternal, not even on the Internet.
PersonalWinnie LimMay 13, 2021
We have been voluntarily locking ourselves down for about a week now, as local cases have been increasing in the last couple of weeks. The numbers are probably a lot…
TechnologyBaldur BjarnasonMay 11, 2021
Disclaimer: until a couple of months ago, I was paid to work full-time on Open-Source Software (OSS) software in the Open Educational Resources (OER) space. There’s a distinct possibility that…
TechnologyFlameeyes’s WeblogMay 11, 2021
I received a question some time ago about which glucometer I would recommend, if any, and I thought I would put down some notes about this, since I do have…
ResearchHistory4Today.comMay 10, 2021
Still experimenting with Obsidian Publish. I’m beginning to think this might be a reasonable way to make an all-purpose web page. I’ve been making web pages and sites, as well…
ResearchHistory4Today.comMay 8, 2021
Sometimes people feel a sense of “writer’s block” at the beginning of a new project, but often that feeling comes from a misunderstanding. In the book How to Take Smart…
ResearchNintilMay 8, 2021
Answers to this question can be found online in the forms of shorter and longer term roadmaps. One could infer an answer from SENS or get a list of ideas…
TechnologyThe Cheapskate’s GuideMay 6, 2021
I think the time has come to make the small effort required to provide user-friendly distributions of Linux that support near-vintage computers.
PersonalThe Idea-smithy: Adventures of a Paper Plane PilotMay 6, 2021
Try it. It’s a lesson in what trust is & what we mean when we say we trust someone. It’s really hard to say “Trust me” to yourself. So we…
PersonalCJ ChilversMay 5, 2021
I started following a bunch of new newsletter publishers recently to see what advice they were giving out to young people. I don’t disagree with the things they say, but…
PersonalThe Idea-smithy: Adventures of a Paper Plane PilotMay 5, 2021
It's not my birthday now but it is of a lot of people I love.
TechnologyBaldur BjarnasonMay 4, 2021
If you follow the tech scene in any way, you will not have missed the ongoing self-immolation of the company Basecamp. First, if you want to read an in-depth overview…
Tools & AppsFraidycatMay 4, 2021
This release is all you - I abdicate. Fraidycat users submitted a variety of fixes on Github - including an important fix to syncing from @andrew-wja.
ResearchNintilMay 4, 2021
Want to own the Longevity FAQ as an NFT? You can bid for it here. Why has nuclear power been a flop? Construction costs around the world: How does the…
PersonalWinnie LimMay 2, 2021
How do I begin writing words about a relationship that has spanned across 60 months? Every month on this date I’d write my reflections on the relationship and publish them…
WritersDiscombobulatedMay 1, 2021
No photo today because that feels too damn hard. But here’s a great link: Write Together With Lynda Barry. A workshop of sorts, that I did earlier today with Leila.…
HomesteadingOff Grid and Free: My Path to the WildernessApril 30, 2021
Our previous two homesteads wouldn’t have been complete without the homestead herb garden and neither would our new homestead here in Nova Scotia. Because herbs don’t require much space, they…
TechnologyBaldur BjarnasonApril 28, 2021
Yesterday I published a new blog post of mine. I wrote a tongue-in-cheek retrospective list where I looked back over the past 23 years of web development and tried to…
TechnologyUgly DuckApril 27, 2021
Everyone can appreciate fancy, animated buttons - but often times they come with a performance cost: JavaScript. Luckily for us, we can create our very own shiny, animated buttons with…
PersonalThe Idea-smithy: Adventures of a Paper Plane PilotApril 25, 2021
…said an older friend over twenty years ago. It came up in a general conversation, not as a request to me. He didn’t explain but it opened up a train…
PersonalThe Idea-smithy: Adventures of a Paper Plane PilotApril 25, 2021
A friend’s admission about experiencing shaming made me think. All shaming is bullying. We all know what shaming feels like. We’ve been in the presence of other people’s distress, of…
Tools & AppsFraidycatApril 13, 2021
A @glitchyowl / @kickscondor joint. Home to Fraidycat, Multiverse, MakeSpace and more.
PersonalThe Idea-smithy: Adventures of a Paper Plane PilotApril 13, 2021
I never imagined my life as an epic. And The Lord of The Rings wasn’t even one of my favorite books. Yet, it’s odd the way things turn out, what…
TechnologyUgly DuckApril 13, 2021
I have always been a huge fan of Bogdan’s work on Dribbble and was recently inspired to see if I could replicate one of his awesome icon designs with only…
Tools & AppsFraidycatApril 12, 2021
Bit of a rocky two weeks - working through bugs and the Google store approval process. The cat is back - extra requests are fixed now and an additional sync…
ResearchNintilMarch 29, 2021
Last year I tweeted about something I called cozy futurism; Cool-shit futurism (space colonization, moon telescopes, tech for the sake of tech to some extent) vs cozy futurism (urban reform,…