Thoughts on Unity and Forgiveness

As we approach the fateful hour when all British people lose our rights as EU Citizens, and we skulk off to face our bleak future alone, I feel the need to type something. If nothing else it stops me from punching the wall. And I do have some thoughts. They might even make some sense…

Unity and forgiveness are often portrayed as universally good things. The reality is a bit more complicated.

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January 31, 2020. #Brexit, Politics, Sensible, Social Media. 3 comments.

My Escape From Instagram Extortion

So, I signed up to Instagram to follow people. I gave them my real name, my real email address and no phone number. They seemed perfectly happy with this. I followed a few people (and one furby). I didn’t post anything. It seemed innocuous. Then it started trying to blackmail me with an utterly unacceptable demand to extort my phone number out of me.

(Content warning: Lots of angry swearing below the fold. Proceed at your own discretion.)

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November 20, 2019. Daniel, IT, Security, Sensible, Social Media. 1 comment.

A proper blog post, of sorts

I’ve finished revamping the links on the right of the page into a set of recommendation articles by topic. I just need to blog something to push the list articles down the page content a bit.

As I was sorting the links into categories I found myself looking at Vi Hart’s channel for the first time in a while. (They don’t make many videos, but when they do…!) I was reminded of this truly wonderful project which they made with Henry Segerman, in which music, maths and visual art are combined in a genuinely satisfying way.

Additional material:

So it is nice to know that YouTube isn’t entirely consumed by people screaming about politics…

August 25, 2019. Administrivia, Art, Media, Music, Sensible. Leave a comment.

Topical Channels

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August 18, 2019. Media Picks. Leave a comment.

Comedy Channels

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August 18, 2019. Media Picks. 1 comment.

History Channels

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August 18, 2019. Media Picks. Leave a comment.

Arts & Culture Channels

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August 18, 2019. Media Picks. Leave a comment.

Maths, Science & Tech Channels

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August 17, 2019. Media Picks. Leave a comment.

Philosophy Channels

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August 17, 2019. Media Picks. Leave a comment.

YouTube Recommendations

I know I have been slagging off YouTube lately for its failure to protect people from bullying by its very worst denizens. Despite this, YouTube is a platform with an importance that transcends the utterly shitty way in which the platform is operated. YouTube is where you have to go to get the good videos from the good people.*

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July 13, 2019. Administrivia, Links, Media, Politics, Sensible. Leave a comment.

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