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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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Apple fires senior engineering program manager Ashley Gjøvik for allegedly leaking information

Apple's ever rising surveillance culture is something that is bothering me for a while now. In their multi-million dollar global ad campaigns they claim to be the paladins of privacy, but in reality it looks like the complete opposite is true, not to mention how they apparently treat their employees.

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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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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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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.