The need for feeds
I feel the need. The need for feeds.
— No pilot, ever

What's a feed?
Feeds have been around almost as long as web pages, but their use has waxed and waned over the years. At various times they've been incredibly popular or treated like a vestigial remnant of the dot-com boom [1]. With web pages became busier and more complex, feeds became a way to read the text without having to put up with extraneous elements l

For some reason AT&T thought my phone is 3G only (it's 4G) and because they're turning off the 3G part of their network, they sent me a new phone which I have no intention of using. 🤷

Captivate: The Science of Succeeding With People
This was the fourth audiobook I've listened to since picking up the habit a few months ago, and it wasn't one from my to-be-read pile, so I didn't have any expectations for it. As a regular book, it is probably very interesting, but as an audiobook, it leaves a lot to be desired. I have a feeling the regular book probably has a lot of graphs, tab

5 for Friday, July 23, 2021
Welcome to the second edition of Five for Friday.

As this is being written, it's hot and humid outside, so I'm trying to be productive while staying cool indoors. This means I've been making a bunch of Five for Friday posts ahead of time. So far, the posts are just empty shells with images and not much else, but over the next few hours I plan to create the tables and fills them in.

Anyway, I ho

Yesterday I heard a Chesterton quote that was something like "Things continue existing as long as people keep denying their existence." I've been thinking about that with regard to covid.

She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders
Like many people who enjoy reading, I have lots of books in my to-be-read pile. It seems like it's rare that I get a chance sit down and enjoy a good read. On the other hand, the time I spend going to and from work is sort of dead. A few months ago, it dawned on me I should try to listen to audiobooks during the commute. I tried listening to podcasts in the past, a

From birdsite 

Saw this hawk stalking around a tree, trying to find the bird that was chirping

I saw a while I was walking to work this morning. I had to look it up because that's the first time I've seen one in . Apparently their population has been growing in the area over the past few years

From birdsite 

"I made those, with ingredients and shit."

Five for Friday, July 16, 2021
I keep coming across great music feeds to listen to while studying. While I've planned to keep updating the Study Music page, I'm trying to stick to my own advice about not using pages for things that will be updated frequently.

The new plan is to have a post every Friday that will link to five music streams, compilations, albums, or whatever. Doing it this way will also allow me to organize

On my alt blog, I wrote post for academia on creating a blog. Basic n00b blogging info 🆒

Since I started listening to audiobooks a few months ago, I've come to the conclusion that some books are easier to adapt to audiobooks than others. The Sandman is a well-known comic book series by Neil Gaiman, and though I never read it, I was aware of it. Reading the Audible was adapting it to an audiobook, I thought it would be a good opportunity to delve into the story about the Lord of Dream.

Before getting into the review,

From birdsite 

Did @Binghuihuang leave @indystar or did the account get hacked?

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