• Bookmark of 36 hours in North Korea without a guide...

    Our train trip via Russia to North Korea - using an officially closed for foreigners route inside the "Hermit Kingdom"....

    NEW:

    A 26min film about the trip - with photos, videos and music:



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1mzXFAzUjQ
    I miss when the internet was full of travel blogs like this. Random photos of everyday things. Not super-polished or photoshopped to death. Just people doing their thing and letting others follow along.

    The original travelogue is a fun read.Β 
  • Bookmark of Paged Out!

    Paged Out! is a free experimental (one article == one page) technical magazine about programming (especially programming tricks!), hacking, security hacking, retro computers, modern computers, electronics, demoscene, and other similar topics.
    What a cool zine. Reminds me of high school when we'd make these kinds of things around C/assembly, hacking, and programming in general (but not as professional looking as this).
  • Bookmark of Running on my own

    Since I started my IndieWeb journey this month I’ve been thinking a lot about the digital content I’m producing and how I can be more in control of my data, avoiding data silos as much as possible.
    Another one of my motivation for building Tanzawa was wanting to have a place to store all of my running data and visualize it. Super interesting post and maybe some motivation for me to (finally) take control of my running data.
  • Bookmark of You either die an MVP or live long enough to build content moderation | Mux blog

    If you run a UGC platform (User Generated Content) you either die with an MVP ("minimum viable product") or live long enough to the point that you have to build content moderation. It’s a story as old as the internet and a topic that is seldom discussed.
    This is why I'm fairly certain I'll never make a service out of Tanzawa and or hosting Tanzawa-based blogs. I have zero interest in playing that cat and mouse game.
  • Bookmark of A Guide to Using RSS to Replace Social Media – Luke Smith

    RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is the best way to keep tabs on things online. While social media sites have tried to replace it, it is still the best way to consoooome content, even on social media sites.
    I’ve been trying to do this lately. After trimming my actual YouTube subscriptions, I added the few channels I really care about to my RSS reader.

    I had been toying with doing the same for Twitter, glad to see it’s possible albeit with a proxy site πŸ™„.

    But one thing for sure, it’s a much calmer experience.
  • Bookmark of 20 Reasons To Quit Social Media

    In reality, we hire social media to distract our minds from our unpleasant, average life. And, by faking photos, to convince others, including ourselves, that our life is amazing while internally we are in pain.

    * We hire social media to create a virtual representation of the life we want to live, but never actually live it.
    * We hire social media to observe the life we want, but never actually experience it.
    This comment right here is what got me to close my laptop and go out for a run. My reward (beyond energizing me for the day) was this great view of Mt. Fuji with the moon overhead. I naturally posted it to social media.

    The moon above Mt. Fuji
  • Bookmark of The Geocities Gallery

    A restored visual gallery of the archived Geocities sites, sorted by neighborhood.
    Amazing. I want to build something like this but for modern sites and blogs. How would you even find sites to register / convince people to "join", even if it's free.
  • Bookmark of Rediscovering the Small Web - Neustadt.fr

    I was even more excited to learn that the small web exists today just as it did back when I was a kid. It's just less visible.
    Loved this screengrab of Geocities neighborhoods. I love this idea of a collection of sites in a given neighborhood and getting webspace (there’s a term I haven’t used in 20 years).

    Neighborhoods avialable on Geocities in 1998

    It may exist already, but it would be neat to have a modern Indie/Small version of web neighborhoods (naturally still on your own domain/site). Which neighborhood would I settle in?
  • Bookmark of 512KB Club

    The 512KB Club is an exclusive list of web pages weighing less than 512 kilobytes.
    I should add my blog to the 512k club. Confirming I'd quality and noticed I'm loading a gravatar image (likely in my h-card) in 2 different places but not displaying them – I wonder if I can modify that somehow to provide the url but not load a hidden image....
  • Bookmark of Climate action cannot wait for pandemic to end, medical journals warn

    Global warming is already affecting people's health so much that emergency action on climate change cannot be put on hold while the world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic, medical journals across the globe warned on Monday. β€œHealth is already being harmed by global temperature increases and the destruction of the…
    Should be common sense that we can’t wait any longer. Hard to believe that heat related among those over 65 is up over 50% in the last 20 years.
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