Today, I was trying to find (using commercial search engines) information about a topic. Maybe 9 out of 10 or more "relevant" results was about purchasing items related to the topic. Not ads placed in the result page, no, the actual results.
I remember how, when I was younger, I used to marvel at all the information out there on the web. How it was like a giant library.
I scarcely recognize the place now. If you want to search information about a topic you don't go into a mall. But that's what it feels like I'm forced to do.
I remember going to the library and pulling out drawers of index cards to locate the relevant non-fiction shelves with good content on topics I wanted to learn about. Imagine if those index cards had been mixed with cards with advertisements on them. Increasingly diluting the content with junk. That is the web of today.
ok #darktable nailed this one. so many amazing quality of life improvements. more improvements to filmic, lighttable improvements, module order presets (very advanced feature but super awesome for people like me who develops images in unusual ways)
it's my birthday today; as a treat here's what we're gonna do
I'll send the first five people who show receipts for at least $200 donated to Rosehip Medic Collective in PDX or Don't Shoot PDX one of these weird handmade mechanical keyboards I build.
Do we have a directory of Fediverse podcasters? Maybe we should start one? If there is not, add yourself here:
"In the final years of his life, the great neurologist Oliver Sacks reflected on the physiological and psychological healing power of nature, observing that in forty years of medical practice, he had found only two types of non-pharmaceutical therapy helpful to his patients: music and gardens."
Choose Your Own Adventure – Derelict Spaceship
This is an interactive story which I'm making up as I go along! I'm keeping it all to this (mostly unlisted) thread, so feel free to follow it here if you want, or mute it now if you'd rather not see any of it. I'll add CWs if they become appropriate.
I have no plans for how this is going to work, so let's see where it goes. Feel free to join in or step out as and when you like!
Artwork: Igor Vitkovskiy
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