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Blog, scrapbook, and virtual space for my experiments.

Life is like McDonald's 🍔

I was talking to a friend over lunch – he is also my neighbour and a co-worker, so it has been fairly easy to stay in touch even during lockdown – when he mentioned the fact that the burgers we were eating were good, but unlike McDonald's burgers, the flavour of sauces and other ingredients would vary slightly each time.

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A list of useful and interesting websites I visited and saved in my favourites this month. They are varied in nature, and show the topics I am interested in: privacy, old-style internet, well-being, and figuring out how the human mind works.

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Experimenting with Twtxt, a decentralised, minimalist microblogging service...

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A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.

Muhammad Ali

~ Melyanna

Going retro and having fun with HTML and web design again...

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A novel by Graeme Simsion

This book was listed among Bill Gates's favourite books, and the fact that this is a romantic comedy novel intrigued me, so I decided to read it.

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Useful tools for blogs and websites. Home-working well-being. Part 4.

Working all day in front of a computer may not be an intense physical activity, but it is still taxing for our eyes, muscles, and body. stretchly is a cross-platform, FOSS app by Jan Hovancik, that reminds you to take breaks when working with a computer.

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A look into my feed reader

Having recently abandoned social media (it feels really good, by the way), and not enjoying the ads, pop-ups, and overall clickbaity tone of most news sites, I have now moved to using rss feeds to get my updates. I find it funny that rss feeds have been around for ages, but after years of not really getting it, I now enjoy this method for getting news and updates more than any other.

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Pencils on parchment paper

Pencils portrait of a woman facing left with an abstract pastel background

#art

~ Melyanna

Opinions as the source of most misery.

“We have the power to hold no opinion about a thing and to not let it upset our state of mind—for things have no natural power to shape our judgments.” —MARCUS AURELIUS, MEDITATIONS, 6.52

I stumbled upon this quote the other day when reading The Daily Stoic, and I was surprised at how relevant this is today, especially for those of us who interact on social media, though this can be extended to anyone who owns a TV or reads the news from national newspapers.

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