Someone is enjoying the Dog Super Bowl
Is this the world we want to live in?
Shane Patrick Boyle, a founder of Zine Fest Houston, died on March 18 after his GoFundMe campaign to pay for insulin came up $50 short. Alec Raeshawn Smith, age 26, was found dead in his apartment on June 27. He was rationing his insulin after he aged out of his parent’s insurance coverage.
True about much more than tech:
“If we only care about profit maximisation, we will go rapidly into dystopia,”
This week going to give Firefox and Feedbin a full-time whirl. Both getting good marks on day one. Glad to see Firefox re-vitalized!
Micro.blog Photo Challenge from @douglane — Day 7: “Shadow”
Micro.blog Photo Challenge from @douglane — Day 6: “Seasonal” decay
Micro.blog Photo Challenge from @douglane — Day 5: “Liquid”
Really enjoying this podcast: Hurry Slowly — Overcast
Love this song: Maggie Rogers - Alaska — Song Exploder — Overcast
Micro.blog Photo Challenge from @douglane — Day 4: “Up close”
I may be biased because it’s my first new release vinyl purchase in a long time (and first pre-order ever), but the new Quicksand sounds a lot better on vinyl.
Micro.blog Photo Challenge from @douglane — Day 3: “On the move”
Micro.blog Photo Challenge from @douglane — Day 2: “Tasty” aka grocery shopping day
Micro.blog Photo Challenge from @douglane — Day 1: Squares
Reading The Case for RSS on MacSparky today, I can’t help but agree.
For several years now, the trend among geeks has been to abandon the RSS format.
I abandoned it – mainly for the allure of Twitter, like everyone else. A couple months ago I re-installed my favorite RSS reader and started up small, building subscriptions again. It was seriously refreshing to come to the end of my article list and be done. No notification of 100 posts in the time it took to read through a portion of my timeline. No infinite queue of posts. No fear of missing something. It was great.
Now my “news habit” is a combination of RSS, where I keep my (mainly) high signal-to-noise subscriptions. Then Apple News for the “information overload” subscriptions. Apple News does a pretty good job surfacing the important stuff in my ‘For You’ feed – I very rarely venture directly into subscriptions. I typically only need to spend 5-15 minutes in the app and very rarely miss any story that comes up in real-life conversation.
Not sure if it’s related or not, but over this same time I’ve become less interested in Twitter too. There are plenty of reasons to be done with Twitter, but I feel like removing the reliance on the site for news has definitely helped me the most – at the very least it has curbed the need to open Twitterrific. My next step is to purge the accounts I follow on Twitter, to see if I can get any value out of the site. We’ll see.
Fuck Twitter from Gabe Weatherhead:
Without any humor or reluctance, I can say that Twitter is not healthy for me.
I’ve been thinking the same. I’ve even moved back to RSS for reading news & sharing/posting via my blog.
Going to give the Micro.blog Photo Challenge a shot.