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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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Yarr is an easy-to-run web-based RSS reader

01 May, 2024 - 423 words
You can go and download Yarr, unzip and it and (for the windows version) double-click the .exe. Straight away you will have a working web-based RSS reader.

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Books of March 2024

30 April, 2024 - 320 words
Gosh, April nearly slipped away without me noting what I read last month. Here we go: Gateway by Frederik Pohl, one of the S.F. Masterworks series and an odd book, more about a man’s visit to his (robot) psychiatrist than exploring the galaxy (and certainly not the space opera I was sold by the blurb on the back), but an interesting start to a series of books for sure.

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Webmentions and a splash of colour

26 April, 2024 - 394 words
What did I get done this week? What am I doing next week? Is there anything where I'd like some support to help me move forward? Well, the confidence to drill into walls and doors without making a colossal mess of it all would be great on the last point. 😬

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Very weaknotes

19 April, 2024 - 304 words
This week I had to chase a badger out of the garden because it was trying to break into my food waste bin, and break up a fight between some robins and goldfinches. Spring on the edge of the city is literally wild.

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