A few items of interest

‘Hyperrealism Sculpture’ exhibit in Brussels invites naked visitors – Pre-pandemic, I went to see this exhibit in Rotterdam and enjoyed it very much. The Kunsthal organises one or two nude tours a year and I’d like to do another one, but what with the anti-covid measures and the pandemic itself, we’ve not been back. It …

Linklog for December 29, 2019: mostly about Big Tech being bad

My New Years’ Resolutions for 2020 are driven by a desire to become less dependent on Big Tech (Facebook, Amazon, Google, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter) even in cases where it’s not possible for me to sever the relationship completely. So it’s convenient to find that most of the links that I’ve collected over the past two …

Linklog for November 8, 2018: Nasi Goreng, Ginger Baker and Something You Can Do Right Now To Push Back Against Nazis

There’s an interview with me on Wordsmith.social by Copyleft Curator. What You Don’t Know You Don’t Know by Luna Nieves (“Aicaya”). Making people learn Unix-ish stuff on the internet is a good way to create a perpetually-angry programmer community. If you want to start from the beginning, nothing beats books, but books are out of …

Linklog for October 5: Right-wing terrorism, air conditioning, nudity and Sydney’s war against trams

I’ve not posted a new linklog since July 25, but I have been collecting links. As with my art, I want to make sure the labour involved in collecting valuable links for others and sharing them doesn’t just benefit the platorms I post them on, but myself as well. Already I’ve found that I’ve referred …

Linklog for July 21: Does work dominate your life?

Shit, it’s July 21 already? Time just slips through my fingers. Here’s some links I liked or found engaging in the past few weeks. I felt extremely called out by If work dominated your every moment would life be worth living? by Andrew Taggart at Aeon.com. Some of these considerations have been at the back …

Linklog for June 29, 2019: Massive Link Dump

I haven’t done linklogs in a while, but I have been storing and retracing links, so have a massive link dump: I try not to linklog paywalled posts, but this Patreon-only post from Colleen Doran is worth it to me: Consistent Focus, Consistent Action. It is the first of a series in which she discusses …

Linklog for March 15: Christchurch shooting edition

A terrorist motivated by racism shot up a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand overnight, killing at least 40, making this the biggest white supremacist terror attack since Utøya, July 22, 2011. I am not going to link every news report but some responses are worth keeping. Wajahat Ali on Twitter (thread): Let me quickly explain …