Links for 2018/12/15

December 15, 2018 · 2 minute read


The Snowden Legacy, part one: What’s changed, really? | Ars Technica

Article gives maybe too much credit to Snowden’s opponents, but does give a good overview of what the impacts have been.

Finally, some good news: the ERG has been aggressively made love to by an ass | Marina Hyde | Opinion | The Guardian

Apparently, Brexit has gotten bad enough that mainstream newspaper columnists are invoking our Dread Lord Cthulhu.

Walls Work

The US government in action — this is quite possibly the most illiterate press release I’ve ever read, and it’s an official publication of the federal government.

Enemy of the Imperium - Contrapoints - T-Shirt | TeePublic

I want this Contrapoints shirt, though.

The White Problem – The Message – Medium

Quinn Norton on why giving up on white privilege is terrifying to whites.


Bertrand Russell’s Advice For How (Not) to Grow Old: “Make Your Interests Gradually Wider and More Impersonal” | Open Culture

This is astonishing advice from someone I greatly expect, but I’m not sure exactly how to implement it.

X-Men: First Class

Magneto did nothing wrong.


puntoblogspot: 3 basic org agenda tips for the fundamentally forgetful

This article seems to be aimed at me: I love org-mode, but I fundamentally fail at every organizational technique I try, from GTD to Bullet Journal. A lot of that is having my personal and work org-mode trees physically separated by IT policy, but surely there’s some way I can do better.

VF-1/ at master · solderpunk/VF-1

A command-line gopher client. So far I’ve been using Lynx on GNU/Linux, and Pocket Gopher on Android to read phlogs.

How to Gopher

I’d like to mirror my blog and this linkblog on gopher. In principle it should be easy because my site is just a directory tree of markdown files, already gopher-friendly. The only bit is autogenerating the gopher maps the way I autogenerate the html site.

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