A digital pillow fort

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Last night I decided to explore other task management solutions. I migrated all my todos from TodoTxt to Notion. After playing with Notion for a bit I then migrated all my tasks to Microsoft's todo thingy-app...not wanting to break my streak I then migrated my tasks to my self-hosted trello clone. After playing around with that for a bit I figured "why not just use emacs" and then re-formatted all of my TodoTxt tasks into Org-mode...so now I have all my tasks across a whole heap of platforms and I feel obligated to maintain them across all of them until I make a choice. WHAT HAVE I DONE!?

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Portland, Maine's trash and recycling page includes some pretty solid Maine/New England-isms.

Last night burning bright!

Avi requested kugel for breakfast. Mission complete!!!!

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[...] I think this is what ties us: to preserve humanity on the Web, perhaps to find more meaning in this work.

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Waiting for breakfast

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I don't think I've ever seen a better explanation of how digital compression (namely Lempel-Ziv) works. There are some great visuals and graphs in this.

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The Amazon Echo as an anatomical map of human labor, data and planetary resources


Put simply: each small moment of convenience – be it answering a question, turning on a light, or playing a song – requires a vast planetary network, fueled by the extraction of non-renewable materials, labor, and data.

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Losing engines is like losing languages. People may wish that everyone spoke the same language, they may claim it leads to easier understanding, but what people fail to consider is that this leads to losing all the culture and way of thought that that language produced. If you are a Web developer smiling and happy that Microsoft might be adopting Chrome, and this will make your work easier because it will be one less browser to test, don’t be! You’re trading convenience for diversity. There is no ecosystem in the world that is strong as a monoculture. Monocultures are always destructive, may it be to the soil they are on or to the surrounding villages who now can’t survive without importing stuff. Monocultures are also fragile as whatever hurts it, hurts it everywhere. The one thing monocultures are good is generating money to whoever owns them, and fuck the rest.

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I don’t think Microsoft using Chromium is the end of the world, but it is another step down a slippery slope. It’s one more way of bolstering the influence Google currently has on the web.

We need Google to keep pushing the web forward. But it’s critical that we have other voices, with different viewpoints, to maintain some sense of balance. Monocultures don’t benefit anyone.

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But let’s not forget that that’s a choice. It’s not that CSS in inherently incapable of executing complex conditions. Quite the opposite. It’s precisely because CSS selectors (and the cascade) are so powerful that we choose to put guard rails in place.

The word for cotton candy in Hebrew translates to "grandma's hair." Nothing has ever made more sense.

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I just successfully made latkes without including a knuckle-blood sacrifice! 😱

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