new #standardnotes update is quite nice
it's so fucking amazing to me that art is a thing humans do. like we're under absolutely constant pressure to perform, to fulfil ten million different obligations, and yet there are still so many people that just say fuck that i'll make something useless. it doesnt matter how much a piece of art sucks, they all have the potential to be fascinating because they open up the doors to gratuitous emotions and meaning-making, and that is a spellbinding activity all by itself.
Anybody watched this? Sounds like one hell of a show
Brutal 2:40AM start to catch a flight to #Konstanz for New Year's Eve ✈️😴
It's absolutely insane that the uni library gets completely filled by 9:30am - there's even a culture of waking up early to come and claim a desk by leaving a single textbook and then going home to sleep some more.. Brutal to arrive at the end of the morning rush and see a stream of people LEAVING the library as you go in to search for the single remaining empty desk
Tumblr is banning all adult content
Highlight from their definition of adult content: "female-presenting nipples"
Encryption can save lives. Here are our thoughts why encryption matters: https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/encryption-mass-surveillance
This exploration of a fork in the history of computing is fascinating. What would computers look like if all the central metaphors weren't based on Jobs attempt to emulate earlier work on GUIs?
An excellent piece on why decentralizing everything doesn't work and what to do instead by @ntnsndr – "We should care less about whether something is centralized or decentralized than whether it is accountable. An accountable system is responsive to both the common good for participants and the needs of minorities; it sets consistent rules and can change them when they don’t meet users’ needs." https://hackernoon.com/decentralizing-everything-never-seems-to-work-2bb0461bd168
Essay paranoia just lead me to this punctuation guide
It's simple but very elegant
Religious Studies at The University of Edinburgh.
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