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.
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)
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.
If you're reading this site via RSS, you probably saw a whole lot of old posts in your feed again. Sorry about that, I've been changing the codebase and it caused some issues. It should all be back to normal shortly.