Do Great Work, Then Tell People About It: What to do when you’re not marketing detergent.
A better headline would be “Canada vows to be *first* country to make Facebook pay for news” 🙄 https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-next-country-facebook-news-1.5919665 As @firstname.lastname@example.org has put well, taxing social media to subsidize news could work, but Australia’s scheme is ridiculous. Canada replicating it would be ridiculous.
This week’s productivity is brought to you by @LofiLiaMusic@twitter.com’s two-hour album “Season One”, featuring chill lofi covers of ALL the hits:
- K.K. Bossa
- Mario 64 File Select
- The song from Persona 5 when it’s raining at nighttime
- The Wii Shop Song
Streaming Stories and Troubling Tales: A search for streamable kids’ stories, from royalty to racism to royalties.
Of course, many days we transcend this. We realize our potential for invention, beauty, connection, resilience.
Other days we’re just a bunch of poop tubes https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal#Bilaterian_animals
The least bad solutions I’ve found so far are:
1. Manually sending all interesting longer articles to Instapaper and juggling over to reading them there, or
2. Rigging up a script to auto send every item from every long form feed to Instapaper instead
Both are not great.
We're looking for another mobile developer to join our team at Steamclock. This role will initially focus on Android, but will have a lot of opportunities to work on other platforms as well, including iOS and the web. Come help us build awesome apps. 🌈
My daughter (4) and I love playing Switch games together. I’ll control and narrate, and she’ll propose what we should do next. Sandbox and exploration games work great.
This week’s hit: A Short Hike. Wholesome and charming. https://ashorthike.com/
Addendum to this essay: “subtly gendered” words are another interesting category. Words like bossy, sassy, or feisty are mostly used to describe women and children, and it’s worth thinking about why. One attempt at cataloguing these here: http://sacraparental.com/2016/05/14/everyday-misogyny-122-subtly-sexist-words-women/
Two Birds, One Scone: On why evolving our vocabulary – not just the words we know, but the the words we choose – is worth the work.
I run Steamclock, where we make apps in Vancouver. ❤️⭐️🇨🇦🏔🎸
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