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Half-way through "Enlightenment Now" by Steven Pinker: it's quite good on providing me with interesting data and putting stuff in perspective!
Just wondering though... are there some actionable lessons in the latter chapters?
I really want to finish it quickly and start the next book I bought X-|
Time to listen at 1.85x speed!
RT @email@example.com: Because of #GDPR, USA Today decided to run a separate version of their website for EU users, which has all the tracking scripts and ads removed. The site seemed very fast, so I did a performance audit. How fast the internet could be without all the junk! 🙄
5.2MB → 500KB
Very productive day! Started at 8am this morning: played some Fortnite, sent to my alumn the photo they asked for a month ago for a booklet I'm featured in, visited two museums here in London with family, prepared my Canadian taxes ready for shipping, cooked dinner and watched the ghostbusters on netflix with my niece!
I am struggling to find some good step by step video tutorials to get started with #krita
https://docs.krita.org/Making_an_Azalea_with_the_transformation_masks but in video format!
Most importantly, stop putting institutional events on Facebook, stop using it at universities, stop making participation in Facebook mandatory through your institutional, organization, and activist roles. You can be online, and social, and connected without supporting Facebook.
Valve’s PC game streaming service Steam Link launches in beta on Android
Getting a new Wacom Intuos today! whoop whoop
The annual #36daysoftype challenge finished up a few days ago. I participated for the first time, and really enjoyed getting up every morning and drawing a new character. Here are my results from all 36 days, nine at a time...
#36daysoftype #36daysoftype05 #letteringart #letterart #handlettering #handdrawntype #lettering #letteringdesign #lettered #letters #letterforms #numbers #numerals #illustration #drawing #drawingletters #drawnletters #typography #dbilly #dutchessandthequeen
Welcome back to your working week, UK. You now have four days to do five days work. Go.
“Too often, we assume we are getting better simply because we are gaining experience. In reality, we are merely reinforcing our current habits — not improving them.”
Solid read on deep work, deep practising, and how to get there, including different practical strategies (different strokes for different folks, different skills, and different situations): https://azeria-labs.com/the-importance-of-deep-work-the-30-hour-method-for-learning-a-new-skill/
Can anybody here help translate these kanji on a vase my father bought here in London? 🙏
I hear a lot of talk about the effects of phones / TVs on children's / teenagers' brains... But what I really worry about is the effect on older folks, boomers like my parents, which should be contributing to our democracy, meeting "the others", participating to the dialogue, and instead are consuming social media and news... They were never given the talk on the dangers of media addiction... what's this doing to our social fabric...?