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The Problem of Modern Mindfulness and Apps

https://aeon.co/essays/mindfulness-is-loaded-with-troubling-metaphysical-assumptions Fascinating reading about the current apps and philosophies around mindfulness and meditation. On recommendation of a friend, I read "Bring Me the Rhinoceros" ages ago. It's an interesting book. As in any organized religion,…

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A Quiet Place

I read this article on the bus today, https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/why-are-we-always-searching-for-quiet-place-180968840/, talking about the history of searching for a quiet place. It reminded me of The Quiet Report and how I wish any review site had a category…

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An Experiment on Returning to HTTP

Around a month ago, I left Cloudflare and went back to HTTP-only sites. Not HTTPS. I did it for my own reasons, mostly performance-related. This is a long, somewhat technical post on my musings about…

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Bike Share in Shanghai

On a random street in Shanghai, we came across a bike share parking stand. I'm curious about these bikes because I wonder about the longevity of the components. What is more reliable: mag wheels vs…

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Wasting Time with Conference Systems

Over the past few years, I've wasted more time trying to get conference calls, screen shares, and video calls setup than I did being productive in these systems. It all seems like a middle-school science…

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