replacebase.co.uk turned out to be pretty good. I like the level of detail they put into each of their products. I was looking to replace a battery and they had loads of detail to describe where it came from.
Buying replacements parts for my phone. What a minefield – have to read the comments very carefully to learn whether or not what is listed as a ‘genuine’ part is actually a complete dud.
Find stuck projects with org-agenda-list-stuck-projects. orgmode.org/manual/Stuck-projects.html
Time well spent: unsubscribing from mailing lists that just clutter my inbox rather than provide me with any value.
Digital technology should assist us in achieving our intention; instead, much of it tries to steal our attention. soundcloud.com/the_rsa/are-digital-technologies-making-politics-impossible
Bridgy WP plugin doesn’t seem to be called when using micropub.
App idea: traps certain phone notifications, sends them to you as a daily digest rather than a constant stream.
Sending a test note from Emacs via shpub.
Next up, calling shpub from within emacs. This should help: stackoverflow.com/questions/14076683/calling-shell-from-emacs
shpub is awesome. I can microblog to my website from the command line! #indieweb
Publishing via micropub with shpub…
I’d like to have an org-capture template that can publish to a micropub endpoint.
140 characters is pretty stupid. McLuhan would have gone mental for Twitter.
Interesting symbolism that Docker chose for app containerisation. Historical precedent of shipping containers and standardisation paving the way for automation, job loss. Ops headed same way?
“True innovation takes at least 10 to 15 years, whereas the longest that private venture capitalists are routinely willing to wait is five years. They don’t join the game until all the riskiest plays have already been made – by governments.” — Look at the phone in your hand – you can thank the state for that
Two interesting thoughts on how social media can dampen social change. Adam Curtis on Under the Skin talks about lack of current prospects for social change, references how in (for example) the civil rights movement even the middle classes bedded in and gave over large parts of their lives for the cause. This is less likely now, as middle classes scared of what might actually have to endure to bring about real change, happy to endure relatively comfortable mediocrity. Easier to be disgusted from the sidelines over social media. Zeynep Tufecki (@zeynep) talks on Spark about the 10 years of organising that the civil rights movement put into civil action, versus the 3 months it might take a Facebook and Twitter initiated protest today. With a side effect being that the 3 month organising doesn’t have much foundation to sustain it after that initial protest.
We desperately need to move away from tools of mass communication that are mediated by organisations with a profit motive.
Left has lost muscle memory of knowing what we want; only know what we oppose @NaomiAKlein art19.com/shows/under-the-skin/episodes/a37cd74a-0d74-4c78-98bb-8069a33c5aeb
Decolonizing technology: a reading list beatricemartini.it/blog/decolonizing-technology-reading-list/
google calendar alternatives. www.reddit.com/r/ProtonMail/comments/5pw5j8/calendar_any_good_alternatives/
Is anyone backing up YouTube?
“Born poor and you’re a psychopath, end up in prison. Born rich and you’re a psychopath, end up in business school.” George monbiot
Thought provoking and laugh out loud. Frankie Boyle’s theory of language as toxoplasmosis particularly sublime www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFpKOw1XzG0
current mood www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqNp0xFMUMc
7 ways to make better user-facing (open-source) software opensource.com/article/17/7/design-first-design-user