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Daojoan

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🍕 I write about tech + humans + economics.

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What's the deal with airline food

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Has anyone ever asked that before

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If you're holding a by election on Mardi gras night at least have the decency to call it a Bi election

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[Spoiler alert] the best scene in Dune: Part 2 is the end where a naked Paul Atreides dances around Arrakeen to Murder on the Dance Floor

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Any advice on getting started / getting an invite to Dognzb?

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@drcrypt @Daojoan yeah non available there atm!

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The only place you’ll get this configuration of dudes living together is prison.

So I guess that’s good news for Andrew.

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I asked 5 teachers in my network what the biggest issues are in education right now. Lack of funding and standardised testing don't allow personalised learning. Kids are falling through the cracks early. We need to rethink the factory model.

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I feel like the United States would benefit from having a government agency that worked to control and prevent diseases.

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@davidaugust damn commie

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There a 3 kinds of coffee drinkers

The Old School Crew - Still drinking the same sour Folgers they were served in 'Nam. Adds powdered creamer until it's beige.

The Cafe Hounds - Spend $7 on pour overs made from beans caressed by a civet cat’s anal glands. Pump it full of syrups and crave death's sweet embrace.

The Snobs - chasing the nitro cold brew cryptid high, bragging about tasting notes of dark cherry / elderflower. Subsist only on chewed beans and the abject fear in baristas' eyes.

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Hi there, @rolle , @Daojoan , @ploum did you happen to know or use a privacy focused finance app? Acceptance criteria: one-time purchase (no subscription model), dumb (no AI "magic", bank account connections, etc...), simple yet flexible. I'm looking for something like that but no luck so far (besides the spreadsheet option, which is winning!)

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@albertocblanco @rolle @Daojoan @ploum by an odd coincidence I am in the hunt for that this week myself! No luck so far. My added requirement is that it must be cross platform (Mac iOS windows android linux) I’ll let you know if I find anything

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I made a free Zine called I miss the internet.

And for weeks, I’ve been fielding people who are mad that they have to sign up for my mailing list - again, for free - to download it.

As a creator, if you charge for your work, people ask why it isn’t free.

If you put it behind a sign up wall, people ask why you deserve their information.

And if you just post it for any / all, you get scraped by an LLM.

But fuck it.

I’m tired.

If you want it just grab it from my Dropbox.

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Daojoan,
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Being a creator is awesome.

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@WarnerCrocker @Daojoan your call 🖤

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@sk @Daojoan thank you!

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@Steve @Daojoan that means a dam lot. Thank you.

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@zhenyi @Daojoan that’s so lovely. Thank you.

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an article I wrote about the challenges of the creator economy made it to the front page of hacker news and the commenters concluded that it was all a part of my nefarious plan to make other creators quit so I could get more patrons for myself.

this glorious shit is why hacker news should be preserved as a culturally important artifact.

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@ajsadauskas @Daojoan the long long long long long long long game

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I created a digital zine reflecting on how the internet has evolved over the past 20 years.

Packed with nostalgia for the early days of niche communities, amateur content and anonymity, it explores the current state of corporatisation, algorithms and the pressure to monetise.

https://joanwestenberg.com/books/p/c5xh9ob4qg0j8e6k05fjj6ptn7nydu

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@yoavzack @Daojoan how does this not translate to “is there a way to download your work for free without giving anything or any information or any effort in exchange”

Honestly, as a creator - if you charge for your work, people don’t want to pay for it. And if you make it free, people don’t want to sign up for it.

Here - just download it from my Dropbox.

https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/lt7f6ss73ruz3v2c1fg2t/I-miss-the-internet-a-zine.pdf?rlkey=lmf25ov04mucbk5dfmnxxn90u&dl=0

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today Elon Musk is suing spins price is right wheel Sir Ian McKellan over spins price is right wheel the rising cost of Quiznos subs

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The volume is deafening these days. Opinions screech out of our screens, each personality trying to outshout the other. Viral social media voices dominate, stifling anything with subtlety.

But volume doesn’t mean value.

And when everyone has to shout to be heard, fewer people will speak up.

https://joanwestenberg.com/blog/theres-too-much-noise-in-the-system

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@swamptin Thank you for giving me your time!

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My God - how did we get here? It's a DORK TOWER MONDAY! New strip up now, at the Mothership:

http://www.dorktower.com/2024/02/19/how_did_we_get_here/

Retweet, Reblog, Repeat (it helps a ton, thanks!)

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@muskrat_john I’ve loved your work for 20 years. Have almost all the books. Thank you for still being so bloody awesome.

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