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PersonalKicks CondorAugust 28, 2021
Link: https://barnsworthburning.net Directories aren’t surging. There isn’t this nascent directory movement fomenting - ready to take on the world. Directories aren’t trending.[1] But there is a certainly really sweet little…
HomesteadingYellow Cottage HomesteadAugust 27, 2021
Welcome to the last ever Flock Friday on this blog. It’s been quite a run, with the Flock Friday posts every week since June 2019, and chicken-related posts since early…
TechnologyThe Cheapskate’s GuideAugust 27, 2021
You may be surprised to learn the current price of that device that you absolutely had to have ten or fifteen years ago. The one you did not buy, thanks…
Photography35hunterAugust 27, 2021
Well, I hate to break it to you my friend, but if you didn’t know already, there is no single perfect camera or lens. Once you get through the X…
TechnologyBaldur BjarnasonAugust 25, 2021
An essay on our industry's core expertise: failed software projects. If you prefer your longer reading in ebook form, this 60 page essay is available as a PDF, EPUB, or…
WritersDiscombobulatedAugust 22, 2021
Watching the news, post-leftover venison pie, with mash and peas. Sounds like a boring meal but it was so hearty and tasty. Thanks Dad for the venison! News tonight: lockdown…
TechnologyThe New OilAugust 21, 2021
In the past, I’ve talked about how privacy is a sliding scale, and that it’s possible to have some privacy without having maximum privacy and how that’s still an improvement…
HomesteadingYellow Cottage HomesteadAugust 21, 2021
Please enjoy the penultimate Caturday. Here’s Spud: Looking at a bird: The mushroom girls, Porcini and Portabella (aka Bella): Relaxing: Porcini and Spud: Porcini sleeping inside the cat house: Pommie…
PersonalCJ ChilversAugust 21, 2021
Both are needed. Both must change on the fly to fully be realized.But it’s the marketing map that stirs the most inspiration. It’s a look inside the brain of a…
HomesteadingYellow Cottage HomesteadAugust 20, 2021
It’s the penultimate Flock Friday. Peeking though a nesting box at ducks eating in their house: Chickens awaiting treats: Ducks on upturned pot islands: More chickens with treats: Ducks on…
WritersDiscombobulatedAugust 20, 2021
Huh. Okay, I was certain we were at day four, but it’s day five suddenly. (I got that totally wrong somehow, we are in day 4!) I do remember last…
PersonalCJ ChilversAugust 19, 2021
Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver BurkemanI have to admit, this is the time management book I probably would have written myself.Is there’s anything better for your…
PersonalCJ ChilversAugust 18, 2021
I love this time of year, because as new OSs and devices debut, people who never think about their processes look at what’s new and reconsider how they do…everything.This is…
WritersDiscombobulatedAugust 18, 2021
Thursday. It’s 11:36am. Moo and I spent a good, what, at least an hour drawing all over a long roll of brown paper that we spread out over the dining…
TechnologyKev QuirkAugust 17, 2021
Yes, dear reader, you read that right. I was once run over twice in one day and this inaugural Story Time post tells the story of how I managed to…
WritersDiscombobulatedAugust 17, 2021
(Photo from here) It’s weird, but here we are. At 5pm yesterday there were rumours of a new community case in New Zealand—the first one we’ve had in something like…
PersonalWinnie LimAugust 17, 2021
I happened to chance upon a quote in the movie, “Up”: “Sometimes, you will never know the value of a moment.Until it becomes a memory”. It coincides with what’s on…
TechnologyKev QuirkAugust 16, 2021
So today I signed up for an SEOPress Pro account and migrated my site over to them from Yoast. Since writing this post, I’ve switched back to Yoast as the…
TechnologyThe Cheapskate’s GuideAugust 16, 2021
Several problems with decentralized and distributed networks exist that prevent them from living up to the hopes of many for replacing the current Internet.
TechnologyThe New OilAugust 14, 2021
Why Do You Need Voice-over-IP? Before we dig into the world of VoIP, I feel it’s important to remind my readers why I recommend it in the first place. The…
TechnologyBaldur BjarnasonAugust 13, 2021
The following is a rewrite of a post I wrote nine years ago. I’ve updated it to reflect the past decade, changed it where I was wrong, and clarified where…
ResearchNintilAugust 12, 2021
By most available criteria, the United States is still the undisputed leader in the performance of basic and applied research (National Academy of Sciences, 2007) Since 1969, US-based scientists have…
TechnologyFlameeyes’s WeblogAugust 10, 2021
As previously noted, I’ve reached the edges of burnout, and as such I’m currently on a break. You’ll see pictures instead of blog posts for the time being.
PersonalChris AldrichAugust 9, 2021
Event Details Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021 Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Pacific Event page: https://events.indieweb.org/2021/09/gardens-and-streams-ii-pPUbyYME33V4 We’ll discuss and brainstorm ideas related to wikis, commonplace books, digital gardens, zettelkasten,…
ResearchNintilAugust 9, 2021
Lenghty (ongoing) series of posts on the US obesity epidemic. According to the author(s), it's not the calories, it's not the sugar, it's not the exercise. Tunnels are our transportation…
PersonalThe Idea-smithy: Adventures of a Paper Plane PilotAugust 7, 2021
Does anybody remember Sincerity? She hasn’t been seen in a long time. We read about her in Moral Science textbooks. We co-opted her name in the style of the (insincere)…
PersonalThe Idea-smithy: Adventures of a Paper Plane PilotAugust 6, 2021
I am hard to love. This is not news to me. This has been expressed in a range of ways, covert & overt, verbal & otherwise. The revelation is that…
PersonalThe Idea-smithy: Adventures of a Paper Plane PilotAugust 5, 2021
I looked up the meaning of ‘brutalise’. I discovered it means two things.1. To make brutal2. To be brutal And everywhere I looked, the first came with more explanation. We…
PersonalWinnie LimAugust 4, 2021
It all started when my partner wanted to acquire a camera because she wanted better pictures for her art. I thought she was being picky, and that her iphone took…
PersonalThe Idea-smithy: Adventures of a Paper Plane PilotAugust 4, 2021
I don’t think I grasped that a new normal would have to be a new idea of normal. I don’t know if I’ll ever travel by junta public transport again,…
TechnologyFlameeyes’s WeblogAugust 3, 2021
Since we moved to this flat, one of my wishlist item was to have a way to control the HVAC (heat, ventilation, and air conditioning) without having to get out…
TechnologyThe Cheapskate’s GuideAugust 2, 2021
AntiX is the only currently-supported Linux distribution of which I am aware that Linux newbies can install and run on near-vintage computers with only 256 MB of RAM.
TravelsHalfieJuly 28, 2021
I mentioned in my last blog post that I'd been to Silverstone, so here are a few of the photos I took. Normal boating service will be resumed shortly.The weather…
HomesteadingOff Grid and Free: My Path to the WildernessJuly 26, 2021
For the off-grid homestead kitchen with limited power options, there are non-electric versions of various small appliances available to make kitchen duties easier. If, like us, you are solar powered…
TravelsHalfieJuly 25, 2021
We left Water Eaton on 21st June, moving the boat north to Downhead Park. Ally picked us up to take us to Cranfield, where we borrowed Ben's car and drove…
TravelsHalfieJuly 23, 2021
Woe is me! For I have not been keeping up to date with this here blog. And the further I get behind, the more difficult it is to remember what…
ResearchNintilJuly 21, 2021
Google Scholar is one of the marvels of the modern science ecosystem. Reportedly run by only a dozen of people and started a decade ago by Alex Verstak and Anurag…
PersonalCJ ChilversJuly 19, 2021
This is my new desk. I call my “ADHD desk,” as that was my internal justification for buying something so massive it made a 27” monitor look like an iPad…
PersonalCJ ChilversJuly 1, 2021
Have you heard about the latest “trend” in online marketing? It’s not really a trend — good publishers have been doing it all along. But with the recent privacy changes…
TravelsLuxagrafJune 28, 2021
If you're going to do something, you might as well do it right. This is the logic that led me to rip out the driver's side floor in the bus,…
ResearchHistory4Today.comJune 22, 2021
After writing my notes from the first chapter of Chomsky and Waterstone’s Consequences of Capitalism, I went through the endnotes in the Kindle version of the book I read. I…
ResearchHistory4Today.comJune 21, 2021
Consequences of Capitalism: Manufacturing Discontent and Resistance, Noam Chomsky and Marv Waterstone, 2021 Chomsky is the legendary linguist-philosopher. Waterstone is an emeritus professor in the School of Geography, Development, and…
TravelsHalfieJune 10, 2021
I have some catching up to do as I have neglected this blog for quite a few days - oops! First, did you see the partial eclipse of the sun…
TravelsLuxagrafJune 9, 2021
My parents came for a short visit in May. It was the first time the kids had seen them since we were out in California last year. They rented a…
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:…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…