β€šBezos is known as an especially abrasive leader, giving feedback such as β€œAre you lazy or incompetent?” β€œIf I hear that idea again, I’m gonna have to kill myself,” and β€œWhy are you wasting my life?β€œβ€˜


theverge.com/2021/7/20/2258547

During the industrial revolution, things got cheaper, and this higher quality goods were chosen for the same task, says this article. Good thought.

rootsofprogress.org/cost-quali

Sooo, I'm sorting all the links that I collected over the last year, and my backlog is at 114 articles. 😒

"Being enthusiastic is worth 25 IQ points." - Kevin Kelly πŸ‘

"In the video, the presumed future queen and king of the United Kingdom (also known as Kate Middleton and Kate Middleton’s husband) laugh and chat awkwardly in what looks like their home." πŸ‘

youtube.com/watch?v=Ie3w5uvj-E

I hope improving my bookmark-management brings my online life forward a bit. Sharing links across devices, saving interesting stories for later, and always having references at hand during conversations. No more "I think I've seen it on the internet somewhere..." πŸ‘

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I don't have a webserver available, and thus can't try any of the nice stuff out there... I should change that! πŸ˜„

Some months ago, I switched to as bookmark manager, but it's pure garbage. I hate the reader view which destroys websites, I hate that it tries to make me a paying customer, and I hate that everything is slow.

I think I will switch to a barebones solution like : github.com/shaarli/Shaarli

"Healing grid" - Stare at the center of the grid for some seconds, and you'll see the outsides healing. NICE.

seen on kottke.org/21/04/healing-grid-

Yep, this is indeed how I see the world with strong glasses... Orange and blue edges everywhere, due to chromatic abberation...

micouy.github.io/blog/chromati

One of the things that make paid video-on-demand (, , etc) worth the money are subtitles. I really like subtitles, and pirated movies don't have any.

I stumbled upon this captivating story about a guy that's paid for doing nothing: "The Forgotten Employee":

sites.google.com/site/forgotte

I think this is announcing that they are counter-hacking the data forensics tool Cellebrite? 🀣

signal.org/blog/cellebrite-vul

"The good news is that uncertainty doesn’t have to be this terrible thing that we hate and need to avoid. In fact … we can find joy in uncertainty."

Good blog! zenhabits.net/delight/

I watched another movie yesterday, and I felt "Octopussy" is one of the better films of the series. Sure, there's a lot of hollow action scenes, and juvenile humour, but it's also more interesting than other movies. FabergΓ© eggs, East-Germany, Circus-people, discussions about nuclear disarmament, etc...

This guy reviewed the book "Why Nuclear Power Has Been a Flop" by Jack Devanney, and it seems quite interesting:

For example, some thoughts on having as little radiation as reasonable: "What defines β€œreasonable”? It is an ever-tightening standard. [...] Actually, itβ€˜s worse than that: it essentially says that if nuclear becomes cheap, then the regulators have not done their job."

rootsofprogress.org/devanney-o

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