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Superhuman is Spying on You

In this article, Mike Davidson criticises the classic "Build first, ask questions later" methods of Silicon Valley. Specifically here, the much-hyped Superhuman email client that lets you track opens.

If you do anything, make sure you use an email client that disables images by default. That should prevent most of these unethical invasions of privacy.

Linked on the 3rd of July, 2019 Details

Why plants don’t die from cancer.

This quote says it all:

In a way, the Chernobyl disaster reveals the true extent of our environmental impact on the planet. Harmful as it was, the nuclear accident was far less destructive to the local ecosystem than we were.
Linked on the 1st of July, 2019 Details

Watering a flower by Haruomi Hosono

The comments on the video for Haruomi Hosono's 1984 cassette track Watering a flower are lovely. It's a pleasant change from the usual youtube toxicity. They've even been compiled into a book. (via Joe Veix)

Linked on the 28th of June, 2019 Details

The sharing economy was always a scam.

I always thought it should be called the renting economy but it's closer to an exploitation economy now.

Linked on the 26th of June, 2019 Details
Platform with tube train inside disused Aldwych underground station in London. Disused Aldwych Station
Added on the 25th of June, 2019 View photo

Into the Personal-Website-Verse.

I've linked to similar thoughts before but it's always worth repeating. You own your words. Why feed twitter, facebook or some other behaviour farm with them? Your personal space on the net is your archive and your place to experiment.

Linked on the 25th of June, 2019 Details