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“I’m worried about humanity’s future.”

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Via Nicholas Danes I came across the video of Arun Maini (Mrwhosetheboss): “I’m worried about humanity’s future”. In this he addresses some good aspects. It’s about the impact of technology on our lives, society and behaviour. For example, he talks about the fact that algorithms are increasingly trying to keep us in front of the screen for as long as possible, that echo chambers are creating more and more negativity, and that we may soon no longer be able to distinguish between fiction and reality because of AI.

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Programming is a really useful skill

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I started programming in elementary school when my parents gave me a programming book aimed at children. Since then, I can’t imagine my life without programming. The days during the year when I don’t program something are very rare.

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Writing as self-therapy

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My blog has this feature to open a random post. One of over 900 on my English blog alone. I think I’ve mentioned before that I like to use this feature to browse a bit through my thoughts from a few years ago.

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Order from Amazon

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I’m noticing how I’ve been ordering more and more just from Amazon over the past few months. I should feel bad about supporting such a profit-hungry corporation, but the fast deliveries, easy returns, and wide selection of products are just too tempting.

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Performance obsession

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I’m a bit obsessed when it comes to the performance of my blog (and GoBlog). But I think I have already achieved a very good result.

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About the Amazon and the climate crisis

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Reading something like this makes me really sad: The Amazon now emits more CO2 than it absorbs – due to deforestation.

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I am now car-less

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I have posted a little less than usual the last few days - at least on this blog. But a few articles on my German blog. I finally sold my car today, or rather my grandmother’s car that she gave me, after I had been planning to do so for a very long time.

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Being an inspiration

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Somehow that’s a nice feeling to hear that you yourself inspire others to do something.

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“Legacy without nostalgia”

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Basecamp ended their blog “Signal v Noise” and DHH shares a few thoughts about it.

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What matters when Blogging

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If you’re running a personal blog, then it doesn’t matter how often or how much you blog. I think these points are much more important:

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