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Social architecture and the house of tomorrow

Charlie Stross discusses how house have changed over the centuries, and how they might change in the future. My home is just over 100 years old, and we’ve got a copy of the architect’s drawing—including coal shed and pantry.

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Roald Dahl, Who Lost His Daughter to Measles, Writes a Heartbreaking Letter about Vaccinations: “It Is Almost a Crime to Allow Your Child to Go Unimmunised”

Sadly, even more relevant now than when it was written…

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Havin’ Fun!

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I tried out Mailbutler over the weekend to see if it could improve my workflow. Sadly, while it does improve Apple Mail in several ways, I didn’t find the task and note functions that great. Possibly because I prefer not to use my email inbox as my task list.

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So far, Reeder 4 is holding up really well as my RSS reader on Mac and iOS. I contacted developer about custom fonts and that is in the works. One other thing I’d like is for it to remember readability mode for feeds, as Fiery Feeds does.

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I’m going to give the beta version of DEVONthink 3 a try-out, and way up the pros and cons of that versus Evernote.

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Facebook racism? Black users say racism convos blocked as hate speech

Now I understand why my non-white US friends used slang words so much in their Facebook and Twitter posts.

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1980s 8-Bit 3D Adventures with Freescape – Paleotronic Magazine

Impressive stuff, and a reminder of the ingenuity of the folks developing games back in the 80’s.

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Let’s End Ageism—TED2017 talk by Ashton Applewhite. ( h/t @Miraz )

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Innovate? Big tech would rather throw us a broken Samsung Galaxy Fold

Charles Arthur:

Somewhere, it’s all gone a bit off-kilter. Stuff doesn’t break like it used to; phones now last years and years. Maybe it was inevitable that Samsung would invent the self-breaking phone.