Signing off until February 1st. So long folks. Blogging and reading in the meantime.

Night night

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you know technically solar energy isn't renewable because the sun will eventually explode

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John Carmack is one of my youth heroes. Not only he invented and developed many of the techniques used by real-time 3D, he also took the time to explain them in clear articles and blogposts. He also ported all his games to Linux and released the full source code as GPL, a slap in the face to all the small-minded game firms who still regarded 3D engines as their most important trade secret.

arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/12

If your wife isn't calling your books, your second wife, you aren't reading enough lol

If you live in Taipei*, love books, check us out!

Reader's Meetup Group
blog.arkadi.one/taiwan-readers

* Not Taipei people welcome but we only meet in , for now

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I keep saying the greatest job's program/police abolition is replacing policing with social workers. Well funded stable jobs to fund healthy families plus the jobs themselves actively help people and children in need.

Typing with a broken screen is bad ass. Fuck capitalism. I'm going to see how long I can delay fixing the screen.

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"Traditionally, experts and institutions, directed by professional norms, played key rolls in ... selection processes. Journalists determine what is and is not news, guided by their independent professional judgement. ... experienced teachers decide which assignments fit a course and which courses fit a curriculum. Online platforms replace expert-based selection with user-driven and algorithm driven-selection."

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so now that I'm getting more into pcb design, I *really* need similar quotes on mine.
suggestions and boosts highly welcome!!

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Where are my manners... Happy New Year everyone! 🥳🥳 Have a great year ahead doing what you're passionate about, spending time with people you care about, and visiting places that you dream about.

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Today someone asked me if I had a resolution, and I said it was to spend more time actually purposefully doing things I enjoy, like reading or knitting or drawing, instead of just watching tv or whatever, and that's true, but also it's to get Jon Bois on Mastodon through the power of The Secret

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i've been looking for installation tutorials for Pinephone but can't find any...

i'd rather not fix this spyware infested Xiaomi of mine...but...looks like Pinephone not ready for normies yet.

i don't want to buy it then be frustrated because i can't 'make it work'.

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Catchphrase that is currently unclaimed and you can make yours:

"Your opinions are unwelcome and inappropriate"

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Encryption is like vaccination: it's not about protecting you from a leak, it is about protecting our society from a dictatorship.

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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II... Milano's shotengai, essentially.

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It may be year 2020 but
it's year 109 in Taiwan
it's year 109 in North Korea
it's year 2563 in Thailand
and it's year 2 in Japan

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