Nastiness Is Not Mandatory
It takes some effort yes, but nice places in today's interwebs exist.
Here's a list of interesting, silly & thought provoking sites:
- https://belong.io (Birdsite links without the Birshite)
- http://www.fuse.blog ("Daily curated links that only last 30 days")
- http://kottke.org (The granddaddy)
- https://www.metafilter.com (The other granddaddy)
- https://mltshp.com/popular (Nice images, comments(!) & community)
- https://www.swiss-miss.com (Design & more)
fonts, ebook readers
If you read e-books, what font(s) do you like?
My favorite is Gentium, but it doesn't render properly on my Kobo Touch. Of 3rd party fonts that do render properly on it, I like Libre Baskerville and Vollkorn. None of the fonts that come stock on it are great for me, which is too bad, because they offer additional rendering settings for those.
You can’t change Game of Thrones, but you can deal with it - Polygon
> We live in the age of the franchise, of fiction as a brand. The most dominant stories in our cultural consciousness are designed to go on forever, and the law of averages states that at some point those stories are going to be bad.
This is the main reason I'm not at all interested and actively avoid the new-age Disney blitzkrieg culture tactics.
🎧 Now Playing: Underworld – Pearls Girl Jam 080624
Maciej Cegłowski, founder of Pinboard bookmarking site, to Testify at Senate on Digital Privacy
If you haven't ever read/watched Maciej's eloquent and thoughtful talks, do yourself a favor and do so. Through talks and organized action he's been dissecting adtech and other modern web ails for some time now in a clear, approachable and funny manner.
Gorilla Vs. Bear — april 2019 mix
> Presenting our newest monthly mix for APRIL 2019, featuring our favorite tracks from the past month from the likes of Heaven, Kelsey Lu, Kornél Kovács, Bella Boo, Claud, Sports Boyfriend, Lisel, Japan, Man, Men I Trust + more
Invisible Cities is amazing, and it's neat how a book from 1972 echoes modern internet microfiction so much in both style and theme
Kublai Khan has recruited Marco Polo to report on all the cities in his impossibly vast empire, and almost all of the book is 1-2 page prose poems about fictional cities, reflecting on memory and trade and social bonds and bureaucracy and faith
Σιφινιέρα — Σπάνιοι Άνθρωποι
> Λιγοστοί οι άνθρωποι που μπορούν να αλλάζουν γνώμη.
Kissing my 6 yo godson goodnight, he casually replies
"Goodnight godfather, see you in… 25 years"
and I'm all like
@Gargron The Greek Backend sub-project in Weblate has been "locked for updates" for almost a week now ☹️ Is there something stuck somewhere?
Please let me know if I post something that should have been CW'ed.
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