I’ve updated my Micro.blog settings per Manton’s recent post. One nice side effect is that I get conversation streams showing up in the friends feed that I’ve got plugged into Inoreader. 👍

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I Don’t Feel Interesting Enough This post by Greg Morris really chimed with me. I’ve battled with imposter syndrome for years, decades even. It’s only in the last year or so that I’ve finally started to overcome it.

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“A faceless person scrolling down a screen endlessly for all of eternity”

Social networks like Facebook and Instagram and Twitter constitute “the internet” for many people, but they are not. They are only a pale version of what was and what could have been. The social-network-internet of today is best understood when you hold in your mind the image of a faceless person scrolling down a screen …

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Gmail’s “Smart Compose” feature is terrible at helping freelancers negotiate Somehow, I’m getting the impression that there isn’t nearly as much machine learning going on as Google and others may claim, but plenty of lazy assumptions.

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Since I set up email authentication for the domains I own, using SPF, DKIM and DMARC, the amount of spam I receive has dropped markedly. The only stuff I do get is addressed directly to my FastMail account or an alias, meaning I know where they scraped my info.

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