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Former design-geek turned software-nerd. (Indie)Web tinkerer, wine enthusiast, gamer, notetaker, and art scholar. Red, Wine and Green. Italy, Europe. He/him.

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Lockdown Effectiveness: Much More Than You Wanted To Know

Why didn’t lockdowns help more? Part of the answer must be that even weak-lockdown states had lots of voluntary behavior change, and even strong-lockdown states had lots of people ignore the lockdowns

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“Cat Person” by Kristen Roupenian draws specific details from my life.

“Cat Person,” and the cultural reception to it, feels connected to the broader literary debate over “autofiction”—writing that, in its raw and confessional style, seems to blur the boundaries between the real and the invented.

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Why Large Tech Companies Always Burn Power Users

Ernie Smith on the history of Power Users:

They are the weekend warriors, the stress testers, the overly ambitious creators, the ones who will break things because they don’t care about limits. They are your best resource for quality assurance and your worst nightmare on a holiday weekend.

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There's another Goodreads alternative that just launched: https://www.thestorygraph.com/

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Replied to a post on github.com :

Let's say you find a subject of interest on another Mastodon instance, should you just sign-up there or are there ways to "follow" another instance's local timeline? A quick search on this matter brings up various discussion threads on GitHub but none providing a definitive answer. Is this still being worked on?

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Convenience, scale, and tabs

About convenience, scale and tabs: “If I find that I'm juggling a dozen different documents or tasks or ideas, then very likely my attention is being squandered.” In a world where creating another tab is just a keyboard shortcut away “the shift from human- to inhuman-scale went unnoticed.“

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What are the best Roam Research alternatives?

Roam Research alternatives: personal wikis and notes apps that support bidirectional linking and transclusion.

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An oral history of the hamburger icon by the people who were there

Norm Cox about the design process behind a ubiquitous UI feature: “I looked at it, and thought, ‘Gosh, I probably did that at 8:30 at night on a Tuesday and never thought twice about it.’”