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Loving @noeldemartin's "Freedom Calculator." A funny, empirical way of deciding how much time you have left to do what you want:

👀 Looking for a graphic designer/illustrator to help with a few initiatives at Gallery 404 ( ) and Beyond the Frame ( Please RT and send me any portfolios you admire!

"Safari is now probably the influential wild card browser for user privacy" by Chris Siebenmann

Not sure I agree 100% with the article, but it is true that Safari is now the non-Chromium browser with the most influence. Firefox certainly has influence at the standards bodies, but Safari can say "jump" and web developers have to say "how high?" According to, Firefox's market share has dropped from 4.58% to 3.76% in the last year.

I've been charting & reporting on COVID-19 in Turin, Italy for the last year. I started this local effort because our region was often overshadowed by mighty Milan.

But the problem has evolved & I'm retiring the notebook today. Thanks for reading. Here's the final update:

Huh, claims, "Steampunk is the promise of industrial-scale production with artisanal-style work." Not wrong... but surprising. Interview with This Machine Kills:

Auth0 did for identity what AWS did for server infrastructure. Ignoring the crazy evaluations, Okta's $6.5B purchase of Auth0 makes a lot of sense. Moreso than IBM and MicroSoft, they have a good Web 2.0 solution. The question is the Next Web.

Studying mathematics moves the practitioner from matters of culture to matters of aesthetics. Which Levy-Eichel implies is a good thing.

This film documents personal computing and education within the Soviet Union. Astonishing how much of the software is in English.

Very happy to have checked into @jeschust's Chicago Dog website on Getting the latest, post-COVID:

I'm working with a team on a new product (more on that soon) for managing your identity online. We would love to have your input in this short survey (< 5 minutes). Thanks in advance!

“Attention is a limited resource, so pay attention to where you pay attention.” ~ Howard Rheingold

Current identity solutions are full of needless friction. They have barely evolved since the Compatible Time-Sharing System at 1960s MIT.

@cadey offers some useful perspective at 'A Model for Identity in Software' by

If Plato comes out of his cave and sees his shadow we'll have 4 more months of perceptual imprisonment

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