@neil I noticed you haven't been writing much on your blog / in your garden lately. Taking a break or busy with life? Hope you're doing ok, so thought I'd ask.
Reflecting on 20 years of Drupal & my personal mission: https://blog.bmannconsulting.com/2021/01/16/reflecting-on-years.html
I started using the Obsidian-to-Anki plugin to be able to use pieces of my notes as flashcards for spaced repetition.
How I hijacked the top-level domain of a sovereign state
He registered an expired domain used by the .cd ccTLD. Great report.
I had no idea how important common medical symptoms appear on dark skin was till I heard about #MindtheGap
Thanks @ClaireLSutton@twitter.com https://cubicgarden.com/2021/01/15/mind-the-gap-how-common-medical-symptoms-appear-on-dark-skin/
Brexit seems to be affecting the birds in our garden. We have a bird feeder for which we periodically order seeds in 10kg bags. We order them through the Dutch national wild birds protection association. In the fall I noticed that our order was being shipped from the UK, and I wondered if anything might change by the end of the year. It seems it has.
Currently seeds can't be ordered, first only for the big bags, now also for the
The scenes from the US, and the actions of Trump as arsonists in chief, reminds me of my 2016 post about the arsonists walking among us. https://www.zylstra.org/blog/2016/06/arsonists-walk-among-us/
I read Fall or Dodge in Hell in the past two weeks, reading the Dutch book Suikerbastaard in between.
Fall is about 900 pages, so it took a bit more time than average to read.
(spoilers below the image)
Neal Stephenson discussing The Fall, image by Christopher Michel, license CC-BY
The book consists of multiple distinct large parts on a timeline. Normal beginnings where a billion
The W3C published a document on Responsible Use of Spatial Data, to which my company contributed as co-author. Feedback is welcome!
On thinking in 'seasons' (as in tv series) w.r.t. creative productivity
How do you read non-linearly in e-books? What are your practices?
My annual list of things I felt good about, the 2020 edition. I tend to forget the things I do in a year, and this overview is my reminder to self I actually did stuff I care about the last 12 months.
A question I have is whether the pandemic will mean a slow-down or pause in tech-innovation?
Innovation in part is based on serendipity, on the pseudo-random meeting and interaction of people, ideas, skills, capital etc. Now we've had a year of reduction of movement and social dynamics.
There are well known North-American photographers who through city scenes, road trips and street #photography documented eras, whose images capture what we think of as iconic. Do you know European photographers who did the same across #Europe, as opposed to just nationally?
Nextcloud released easy one click migration from Google, Dropbox, OneDrive and others https://nextcloud.com/blog/easy-migration-to-nextcloud-from-insecure-and-privacy-unfriendly-platforms-now-available/
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