Several years ago, I said to my mother in frustration, "It would be a nightmare to have to deal with all this stuff if you died tomorrow." She looked at me, stunned. Up until then, I suspect she'd assumed that everyone appreciated her junk-treasures as much as she did. What ensued, mercifully, was a house … Continue reading ‘Swedish death cleaning’ is the new decluttering trend –via TreeHugger
The current worldwide loss of biodiversity is popularly known as the sixth extinction: the sixth time in world history that a large number of species have disappeared in unusually rapid succession, caused this time not by asteroids or ice ages but by humans. When we think about losing biodiversity, we tend to think of the … Continue reading The Insect Apocalypse Is Here – The New York Times
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjnHGZft5T0 Remarkable just how fragile the banking system is. Imagine what is going to happen when the consequences of unbridled growth, ecological destruction and climate change really start to escalate.
Wow, I love these things. As someone deeply embedded in Apple's ecosystem and with a HomePod sat opposite me on the table I'm always on the lookout for things I can get Siri to do for me.
https://youtu.be/y5xRnQGk-Xg Alan! Having watched Jurassic Park 3 at the cinema many years ago, my over-riding memory of the experience was irritation at a cast of largely inept characters who somehow manage to escape the jaws of death each and every time. However, over the years my opinion has softened. I now look at it fondly, … Continue reading Honest Trailers – Jurassic Park 3
Well, the answer is that never being alone is not the same thing as never feeling alone. Worse yet, the less comfortable you are with solitude, the more likely it is that you won’t know yourself. And then, you’ll spend even more time avoiding it to focus elsewhere. In the process, you’ll become addicted to … Continue reading Why be alone when you never have to?
Russell Howard nails it here. However, housing is just one part of a very unsettling picture that seems to be emerging.
Email was one of my first experiences of the internet. Hearing the squarks of my 56k modem, before loading up Eudora and checking my email. Email is actually a tremendous, decentralized, open platform on which new, innovative things can and have been built. In that way, email represents a different model from the closed ecosystems … Continue reading Email Is Still the Best Thing on the Internet – The Atlantic
https://youtu.be/bqsxolJ3UvI I've long had a love/hate relationship with Facebook. For a while its ubiquity made it useful for keeping up with old friends, but it and other networks like it have for many replaced genuine interactions. Whether you are sat on the bus, or walking through town, if you are looking straight ahead or even … Continue reading Delete your Facebook…
I remember having to use a tripod and a D-SLR to take shots like this. These days I can rest my phone on top of a fence post and it'll do it all for me. Is easier better? I kinda enjoyed being up to my knees in water and having to wait until I got … Continue reading Radyr Weir