I'm a lot like Chantix; my most common side effect is nausea.

All the old guys on the train are reading the dead tree version of the paper, the young guys are reading their work email, I'm listening to a Burt Bacharach playlist and crying.

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Cannabis is legal in Canada as of today. :)

So looking for a social media site where I can say taxation is theft, borders are violence, and an armed society is a polite society without getting trolled...

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I think the idea that a new Mastodon user is supposed to pick an instance based on affinity/interest is the number one thing that prevents people from joining. I think there needs to be a retooling of the messaging to make it about trust.

People don't join email services because of affinity. They do because they trust. They trust Google will be around for a long time. Or that hushmail won't sell their data. Or that Hotmail is easy to use. Etc etc.

Whenever a bunch of people get excited about something, inside my head I'm like youtube.com/watch?v=RYTHWS6xFf

My recommendation is to turn off the TV and put on a record.

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I have a 25-minute walk home from the train. Yesterday, I got to thinking...

An Uber ride would be between $7 and $9. Let's say I'm saving myself $8 by walking. That's close to $16/hour. Not bad.

I forgot my umbrella at home today. Of course it started raining as soon as I got off the train for my 25-minute walk.

A car drove past, turned around and came back. The driver rolled down the window and handed me an umbrella. "I have two," she said.

I am at a conference for educators. They all like to use Twitter and Facebook and Instagram for continuing conversations about topics we're discussing. I am absolutely excluded because I refuse to use those platforms.

Reclaiming RSS

“Before Twitter, before algorithmic timelines filtered our reality for us, before surveillance capitalism, there was RSS: Really Simple Syndication … As we move away from the centralised web to the peer web, it’s time to rediscover, re-embrace, and reclaim RSS.”



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