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"Digital Vegan" is a deep dive into the problems with our current technology (Big Tech and social media). It's "a call to disengagement and more careful, slower, deliberate and thoughtful relations with technology". #book #recommendation

Andy Farnell
https://digitalvegan.net/

Sun 09 January 2022

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A free e-book on advice from a philosopher billionaire: "Almanack of Naval Ravikant". I don't agree with all of it, but there's a lot here to contemplate and dig into. #book #recommendation #philosophy #happiness #wealth

Eric Jorgenson
https://www.navalmanack.com/

Wed 05 January 2022

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Nostr is: "The simplest open protocol that is able to create a censorship-resistant global "social" network once and for all." and "a truly censorship-resistant alternative to Twitter that has a chance of working" #nostr #twitter #decentralized

Nostr
https://github.com/fiatjaf/nostr

Mon 03 January 2022

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The latest incarnation of my #raspberrypi DIY audio player. Still a bit clunky, but it's now pocketable, and can run 15+ hours on a full charge. The software is now perfect πŸ‘Œ

Sun 19 December 2021

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A critique of Web3. It's a long read, but gives a good explanation of what the Web3 (NFT, DAO) fuss is all about, and then promptly rips it apart with some considered arguments. #longread #web3 #nft #dao

The Third Web
https://tante.cc/2021/12/17/the-third-web/

Sat 18 December 2021

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As is the trend these days, @ForGoodZA have updated their site to be far more user-hostile: cookie popup, 7+Mb of javascript, and tons of 3rd party requests without which the site won't work. All just so I can pick a cause and donate some money. Sigh

Tue 14 December 2021

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@deerbard thank you for the heads-up about the date format! I was confused about why my posts weren't showing up. I still need to track down where the issue is. I've gone full "digital minimalism" (see posts on my capsule) so I've completely dropped all social media (including Mastodon), and only browse Station, tinylogs, and Antenna mostly, since the volume of posts is low enough. If there's a website I want to read frequently, I write a scraper to bring it to gemini or add a feed to my comitium.

Sun 12 December 2021

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Why, oh WHY, do those #?@! nutheads use vi? (2007)

learning vi/vim is an activity that will take a long time (weeks to months), and that the first experience is not pleasant

viemu.com
http://www.viemu.com/a-why-vi-vim.html

Sat 11 December 2021

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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