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Books of May 2024

06 July, 2024 - 285 words
May saw books set in the future and the past. The Arc of a Scythe trilogy by Neal Shusterman, made up of Scythe, Thunderhead, and The Toll were an interesting look at a future where humanity has overcome death and instituted an organisation called Scythes whose role is to kill a fixed number of people per year in orde...

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AI boosters in lack of ethics shocker

15 June, 2024 - 173 words
Perplexity AI Is Lying about Their User Agent If you are taking "misleading" actions in order to make money you are unethical and if you don't fix things you need to be thrown into a firey pit. That's it. That's the post. That's also why it's so INCREDIBLY disappointing to see,

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Yaffle - a toy RSS reader for Yarr

07 June, 2024 - 305 words
I spent some time in April and May making a toy cross-platform desktop RSS reader which uses Yarr as its backend. It's called Yaffle. It looks like this on Windows: It's absolu...

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Guestbook beauty

24 May, 2024 - 106 words
Eva Decker has an incredible guestbook. Not only does it look wonderful but she's also

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Two lost decades

15 May, 2024 - 525 words
Heat Death of the Internet by Gregory Bennett stresses me out as I read it. To my mind there's basically been two decades of intentional bait-and-switch-fuelled enshittification in almost all the commercial products and services which have been front and centre of western society in that time.

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Books of April 2024

13 May, 2024 - 430 words
It's springtime! What was I reading? Hardwired by Walter Jon Williams - “the acknowledged inspiration for the games Cyberpunk Red and Cyberpunk 2077” follows a smuggler who connects his brain directly to his vehicle when running across borders and a street mercenary who took the wrong job. Can they face off against the ruler...

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Publish your blogroll

03 May, 2024 - 214 words
You can view an HTML version of my blogroll here, and also download the OPML from that page. Some of the links are probably dead, but they don't show up in my feed reader so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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