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I discovered the #Gemini protocol about a year ago, and it's still a thing! I spend way more time reading posts here than on Web. Check out this quickstart page if you're curious.

Gemini quickstart!
https://geminiquickst.art/

Sat 04 December 2021

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Beginner's Health and Fitness Guide

"I don't want to become some huge bodybuilder freak, I just want to get in better shape and look better. Should I read this? That's what this guide is for. It's a basic guide to diet and fitness for beginners who want to get in better shape. "

Liam Rosen
https://liamrosen.com/fitness.html

Fri 19 November 2021

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This is a thought-provoking and insightful podcast filled with deep thinking about #crypto #NFT #DAO and the future of #Web3


The Tim Ferriss Show
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlNDYMNJ5zQ

Sun 14 November 2021

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Long-tailed widowbird and red-collared widowbird #birding #photo

Wed 10 November 2021

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This is an amazingly well produced, must-watch video about the influence of technology in our lives. #socialmedia #echochambers #isolation #chaos #surveillance


Mrwhosetheboss
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZvee3-PEzo

Tue 19 October 2021

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"You're Not Addicted to Your Phone. You're Just Distracted."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AwFZC8sepU

Fri 15 October 2021

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To get my digital vaccine certificate for covid-19, I have to use a government website protected by Google Recaptcha 🤦 This hits me particularly hard since I evade Google tracking, so I get forced into doing free labour to help Google train their self-driving cars. It's infuriating. Why don't they just implement a simple rate-limit if they are worried about bots?

Tue 05 October 2021

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"The Single Most Productive Thing You Can Do" #sleep #productivity

Grace B
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PP90uBF_cU

Thu 30 September 2021

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This season of Formula 1 is the best I've ever watched. If you're not watching, you're missing out. The next Netflix "Drive to survive" is going to be epic!

Tue 28 September 2021

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So true: There's still no beating "git push heroku" for deployment. #devops

Changelog
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTV437JsiXg

Tue 28 September 2021

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Book recommendation: Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir. #novel #fiction #scifi #space

Project Hail Mary
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Hail_Mary

Sun 19 September 2021

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"A practical philosophy of health, wealth and happiness"

Happiness
https://nav.al/happiness

Sun 01 August 2021

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Surely, the mother of all unboxing videos: unboxing a quantum computer!

IBM Quantum System One assembled in Japan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPMY4oP3Qgk

Wed 28 July 2021

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I recently discovered the Coc plugin for vim, which brings VSCode-like smarts to vim. I can finally use #vim full-time instead of #VSCode, which has become bloated and slow over time. Coc has a marketplace with a large breadth of language support. In a like-for-like comparison, vim uses 500Mb less RAM (including language server) than VSCode for Python or Java editing (with intellisense), and is much faster. I also managed to set up vim for editing and uploading #Arduino and #esp32 code by integrating with PlatformIO.

Conqueror of Completion
https://github.com/neoclide/coc.nvim

Sat 24 July 2021

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A fairly compelling argument for publishing documents as PDF files rather than as HTML pages. #goodread

lab6 Issue 0 (PDF)
https://lab6.com/0

Tue 20 July 2021

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I blogged about how I create audiobooks from epubs and the like, using text-to-speech.

Creating audiobooks
https://tobykurien.com/creating-audiobooks/

Tue 13 July 2021

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Really cool online browser multi-player games to play with colleagues during lunch break: https://shellshock.io https://blocktanks.io https://smashkarts.io https://sidearms.io https://krunker.io

Thu 08 July 2021

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The "Physiological Sigh" provides instant reduction of anxiety and stress and is easy to do, although you shouldn't undo it by resurfacing the anxiety to test if it worked! #neuroscience

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBdhqBGqiMc

Sun 04 July 2021

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Sampler is an amazing text visualization tool for the terminal. I was able to make a smart-mirror type of dashboard really easily with it. #text #console #dashboard

Sampler
https://github.com/sqshq/sampler

Fri 02 July 2021

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Some photos from a recent trip to a mountain resort. #photo #trip

Sat 26 June 2021