Every tool that tries to 'replace email' will be hated as much or more than Email.

Because the thing that makes email dislikable isn't email, it's not having a culture of how to do email well.

(This is made worse by Outlook and GMail having interfaces and defaults actively hostile to a culture of how to do email well, to be fair.)

Something like Slack just takes all the same problems of email and stuffs them in a web browser with real-time pings.

(Though I do agree with the idea that a lot of mailing lists could profitably be replaced or supplemented with NNTP gateways and similar. I've thought a SoLiD based email archive might be pretty nice, if we could solve the problem of HTTP authentication being horrible in every way.)

Delete Chrome. Now.

Google is using its exceptionally powerful position to make *the browser itself* analyze your browsing behavior and serve that on a plate in the form of "cohorts" to anyone interested.

They are transforming Chrome into a "browsing-history-passport" - right now.

If you care about your intellectual freedom even a little bit, you must put Chrome out of your life as soon as possible. Support others doing the same.

eff.org/deeplinks/2021/03/goog

#DeleteChrome

**Humans, Nature and the Illusion of Separateness**

"“We are here to awaken from our illusion of separateness.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh One of the biggest lies that people in the global north were sold and have largely internalized is that we are separate from the biosphere from which we evolved and on which we depend upon for our very survival. Even as we More The post Hum…"

counterpunch.org/2021/04/05/hu

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A good idea and well argued. Would love to see this picked up.
#gaeilge #nativelanguages
"Opinion: We should build a 'Gaelollscoil' in the Gaeltacht as a means of reviving the Irish language"
thejournal.ie/readme/gaelollsc

Chinwag Social

Consider this a friendly, local pub. Make yourself at home, bring your friends, have a good time! Meet new people, have a laugh, enjoy the ambience, and the Oxford commas.