Month: August 2017

The master’s tools

TIL you can’t block Mark Zuckerberg, AND his wife, on Facebook. H/T: @jilliancyork However, according to Mashable, it’s part of the built in feature of the site’s to prevent trolling campaigns against certain people, particularly one with a large following (Zuckerberg has over 90 million followers). “This error isn’t specific to any one account. It’s […]

Ten thousand spoons

This Twitter thread, tongue-in-cheekily contains all the things you should not put on your website: I want an app for each website I visit. And I want all of them to have loud videos that play automatically. This is my ideal user experience — Shuja Haider (@shujaxhaider) August 28, 2017 You might have also seen […]

Paradise in hell

In times of Harvey, as with many disasters, authorities tend to anticipate looting, violence, and a breakdown of social bonds. What they more often find, though, is a rugged spirit of solidarity. Jonathan M. Katz wrote: When violence does occur after a disaster, it is often a result of authorities or elites overreacting, fixating on […]

Link in bio

I am really glad that my two favourite writers, Alexis Madrigal and Jocelyn K. Glei have started to write even more frequently these days. Their newsletters (Madrigal’s, Glei’s) are a delight to receive in my inbox, and I felt more informed and even more with purpose after reading them. If you have been actively scouring […]

On receptive awareness

I’m loving this article on engaging in the moment and putting words to things. It’s understandable that when you are in the midst of the sprint, it’s very easy to lose sight of things because you were looking ahead and not paying attention to what’s happening around you. I especially love how the fact about […]

Black Mirror Season 4

I just spoke to a friend that Black Mirror has been one of those shows – that kind where in the middle of it, you’d have the urge of stepping away from the screen but then you’re left watching till the end anyway. I have the knack of watching something that makes my stomach turn […]

Two kinds of intelligence

An Ottoman-era manuscript depicting Jalal al-Din Rumi and Shams-e Tabrizi   There are two kinds of intelligence: one acquired, as a child in school memorizes facts and concepts from books and from what the teacher says, collecting information from the traditional sciences as well as from the new sciences. With such intelligence you rise in […]