I read an article about Ford planning to sell ad space on the screens inside their cars and it really made me flip out. Partly because the increasing inescapablility of capitalism and partly because for me driving is sanctuary.
The whole thing has renewed my interest in simple cars, and I’m wondering who is still making them (the only brand I know of is caterham).
Working on another dumb little bit and I thought I’d try this Typescript stuff that everybody lives so much and I already kind of hate it.
Something that's taken up my time has been my "help the outdoor cats" project I've been doing since January. The first cat I captured, well he's living in our house with us. The second, an all white kitty, goes to adopters tomorrow. Putting a little good out in the world, after seeing so much sadness, grief, anger, and just plain horribleness. Gray cat "Patches" in our home, white cat "Louie" who is going to his new home tomorrow.
I’ve been working this idea for a new kind of electronic money for a couple years but I never manage to get around to explaining it completely or finishing usable prototype. The thing is I really don’t care about money, but I feel compelled to “solve” it because of how so much harm is done by existing money systems.
But maybe I should just drop it and free-up headspace for things I’m more interested in?
One of my most consistent failures has been to attract people into online communities and I think I finally figured out why: most of the people I try to attract don’t want to participate in online communities, they only use things like Facebook because they are essentially forced to.
Since I’m not into forcing anyone into anything, the alternatives I provide lack the very thing that compels them to use anything at all.
Spent most of the last two days submerged in nature and physically distant from my job. It’s been truly invigorating.
I’m feeling very compelled to hack on something but I think I’m going to deny myself as a way to make returning to the keyboard after this little adventure that much more delicious.
The captain of this here vessel, at your service.
People who like to think about what they talk about.