Thought I'd give an update on my experience with Mastodon. There have been few more lessons learned since the first post. On Saturday, after thinking about it for several days, I decided I needed to try a new server. Many of the servers in the Mastodon space are experiencing growing pains due to the influx … Continue reading Mastodon: an update
If you've been following the news, you know that Elon Musk bought Twitter, taking over control a couple of weeks ago and immediately making changes. Initially most of the discussion was about making people pay for verification checkmarks, which I couldn't care less about. But in recent days the discussion has reportedly widened to include … Continue reading The Mastodon experience at one week
I'm a big user of RSS feeds, and used to pretty much live in Google Reader before Google killed it. In the months after GR was shut down, I tried a number of different RSS reading services including Feedly, AOL, Digg, and many others including client based products. I settled fairly early on Feedly, although it … Continue reading What do you use to keep track of the blogs and sites that you follow?
Why is defining life so frustratingly difficult? Why have scientists and philosophers failed for centuries to find a specific physical property or set of properties that clearly separates the living from the inanimate? Because such a property does not exist. Life is a concept that we invented. On the most fundamental level, all matter that … Continue reading Why Life Does Not Really Exist | Brainwaves, Scientific American Blog Network