My new e-bookshop is open!
I believe discovery, fairness and inclusivity are at the heart of digital bookselling.
Inclusive and DRM-free
All formats for all devices, no need to convert. You get a DRM-free e-book that works and is yours to keep.
Fair means fair
Authors get 80% of the profit. No deep discounts, or e-books that cost the same as the print version.
A curated e-bookshop, every title read and loved before hitting the shelves.
This piece very effectively details all the issues with Brave's business model that I have been talking about. I wish the tone didn't come across as biased as it does, but the information is all accurate. It's definitely worth a read.
Anyone care to give feedback on these videos? I have a couple of pointers and hosting them at least additionally on PeerTube is a given, but that aside? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-RuV9nXyysbH0kB4pVqZT
Got to be honest, I like Birmingham. Worked there in the summer. Car free, it would be really something. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jan/16/banning-cars-city-centres-revolution-town-plannin
Missed opportunity at Stack Exchange: https://buddhism.stackexchange.com/questions/36642/how-would-america-be-different-if-the-founding-fathers-were-buddhist
I'm easy on the inputs right now - typically engaging with Mastodon only through toot at the minute, which is conveniently enigmatic as far as notifications go (though I often get few enough the whole social media thing overlaps with my internal monologue, as it is intended to). I will change that soon but I'm not feeing that yet: I have some work to do. @krozruch
Insomnia - musings
I have been doing one hell of a lot of work. I'm rather burned out, but also pretty energised by that. May be too tired to sleep - cross-country skiing, lots of walking, writing, coding - or it may be a combination of thoughts about a coming launch, Iran (I saw it coming and was most depressed by it 12-18 months ago), New Year takings of bearings etc.
I didn't have time to make this shorter: https://pocketapocketa.eu/christmas-journal
anyway we're going into 2020 and now more than ever in our lives, please let me encourage you: now is the time to just go completely goddamned hogwild with whatever your Thing is. doesn't matter if anybody else gets it, that ain't the point. just Do You; we're literally approaching the first major Cyberpunk Year from like every sleazy early-mid-90s RPG splatbook and now is not the time to be coy about self-identity.
Three Quotes from G.K Chesterton
A horrible suspicion that has sometimes haunted me is that the Conservative and the Progressive are secretly in partnership. That the quarrel they keep up in public is a put-up job, and that the way they perpetually play into each other’s hands is not an everlasting coincidence.
Mainly off-line at the moment, Fediverse-wise. Then dipping into toot now and then which does not show notifications. Be back on it sometime in the New Year, maybe, but enjoying having a fairly locked-down firewall right now - late 1990s-style. I have to delete SMS messages on my phone every day to get new ones. All this to brake down into that Xmas / New Year chicane. Also, needed it with where Britain (etc.) is going. Peace out, wherever you're at.
Vox claims all Google’s Face ID data is accessible to the government (3:40)
Updating @writefreely more painless than I thought. Sweet. Still stripped-down, customisable styling, though I probably won't.
This Mastodon instance is dedicated to all people interested in a united Europe, a post-national and truly democratic Europe. But even if you are not so interested in European politics you are welcome.
Diese Mastodon-Instanz ist für alle, die interessiert sind an einem vereinten Europa, einem post-nationalen und wirklich demokratischen Europa.
Impressum dieser Instanz