Look, I’m just doing my incredibly racist and harmful job. Stop being mean to me!

Bathing our special cat is a special kind of adventure.... Even where bathing cats is concerned.

I use Twitter, but I won't use their like feature. It is just too manufactured. Lately I've been told I'm in the wrong for this. Am I the only one that won't use it?

Where can one get a map of traditional place names (both specific locales and general areas) of the central Alberta, Canada area?

How Illuminated Medieval Manuscripts Were Made.

A Step-by-Step Look at this Beautiful, Centuries-Old Craft

openculture.com/?p=1049215 t.co/SgJKwbbxL6

RT @andymci@twitter.com
From ⁦@pjrvs@twitter.com⁩ — “Saying that we should have “nothing to hide” is also a completely privileged statement and view as well—for those of us lucky enough to live in currently-democratic countries.” mailchi.mp/pjrvs/but-i-have-no

10 years ago I started using ad blockers because I thought ads were annoying. Now I think that's the _least_ important reason to use them.

I think we should call them "browser firewalls." That more accurately describes their purpose.

In case you missed it...

If you're looking for a free open alternative to Amazon's Goodreads, there's a project just started called #Readlebee. You can follow them at:


You can help out with feature suggestions and code at:


Readlebee uses a wikidata-based book database maintained by @inventaire which you can contribute to:

#GoodReads #Alternatives #DeleteAmazon #Books #eBooks

Protip for Chrome users: to improve your security when using Google Chrome, uninstall it and use a browser that’s not from a company which makes its money from spying on you 24/7

The Conspiracy doesn’t watch you. You watch The Conspiracy.

Break free! Spend six to eight hours a day staring at the face of J. R. “Bob” Dobbs instead. Here is a tiny one to get you started.


Interested in developing a Pixelfed compatible mobile application?

Join #pixelfed on freenode

If you're interested in privacy online, there's an excellent website called DarkPatterns.org which explores the dirty tricks some sites use:


("Dark patterns" are tricks used to fool you into doing things you don't really want to.)

#DarkPatterns #Privacy

Definitely from this weekend. Looking forward to getting to more big city camps next year.

Found out a very close friend is going in for emergency kidney stone surgery today. If you're the praying type, please say a little prayer for her.

After playing with GoLand for the last few days, I've cancelled my Jetbrains subscription. I just can't find the value over VSCode (at least enough value for the range of projects I'm working on anyway). It kinda feels like the end of an era

This is the PineTime. A companion for your Linux smartphone, and new side-project of ours. More news coming in the future...

(If you have experience with FreeRTOS or mbed, and are interested, please get in touch!)

I haven't had such bad sinus issues in years. My hands are still tingling... but... I'm up and out today so at last I feel human again.

Grateful for friends like @Michele_Butcher@twitter.com and @sunsanddesign@twitter.com who have kept me sane these last couple of weeks. Thank you.

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