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I've just set up a journal, titled "Journal of a part-time technologist".

I assume the viewer of such a journal is familiar enough with Github, to figure out how to read an entry in my journal.

Three entries so far.


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Remembering those who are possibly exiled from Singapore, self-imposed or otherwise:

- Ho Juan Thai
- Ang Swee Chai & the late Francis Khoo
- Wong Soon Fong
- Liu Bo
- Tan Wah Piow
- Mr and Mrs Tan Hee Kim
- Chan Sun Wing
- Mr and Mrs He Jin
- Dr Poh Soo Kai


- Tang Fong Har
- Francis Seow

"beauty contests", the Philippines 

6 June 2020. By Desmond Ng and Anna Tolentino.

"After years of silence, the ugly truth behind beauty contests in Philippines: From sexual propositions to social isolation to the illicit use of steroids, the programme Undercover Asia uncovers the dark underbelly of the country’s pageants, for men and women."

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"Our philosophy is about keeping things simple, minimal and usable. We believe this should become the mainstream philosophy in the IT sector. Unfortunately, the tendency for complex, error-prone and slow software seems to be prevalent in the present-day software industry. We intend to prove the opposite with our software projects."

Free food in Singapore, in the manner of "pay it forward" 

McDonald's, payment(s), "cryptogram" 

Just (vaguely but a little strongly) curious what is the implication of the words "Cryptogram: N/A", on this receipt from McD

The app TikTok, collection (or "harvesting") of information of its users 

Source of screenshot:

A file of the format PDF, available at:

Petition, Singapore, housing 

"Petition for Rent and Mortgage Relief".

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@RussSharek @librelounge As a producer I'm looking for two very specific things:

1. I'm looking for someone who has done something difficult. This doesn't have to be technical, it can be art, but they have to have created something.

2. I'm looking for someone who can explore the thing they're doing by contextualizing it, or by going very deep into it.

We've had some amazing guests that fit this criteria, and those are the best shows. They're also the hardest shows to make.

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Hey fedi, I could use some #suggestions. I've been using #youtube videos on educational topics and fun how-to project videos as inspiration to get myself into gear and do work. But I'm outpacing the people I've been watching, and I'm running out of videos. Who do you like to watch for #inspiration ? I'm particularly interested in anyone putting content on #peertube but I'm ok with watching on either platform.

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Take a moment at the end of each day and list a few good things in your life. This can help refocus your emotions on all the positive things that happen each day, even when it doesn’t seem like it.

Twitter, handling deaths of users 

Remember how lets user-accounts be marked as "In Memoriam"?

I wish Twitter had something like that.
(Oh, how wonderful is, in comparison).

As it is, it remains to be seen whether my request, for such a feature on Twitter, receives any note-worthy response.

A video in respectful memory of Mr. Gilberto Baraona, reported to have "come from a family of coffee producers" 

Hyperlink to what seems to be a boycott of advertising on Facebook 

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An interesting day of bird observations - a thread

1/n The neighbour's papaya tree was a feeding ground for birds today. First up, this Black Naped Oriole (Oriolus chinensis).

On iNaturalist [ ]

#iNaturalist #Nature #Photography #Birds #Aves

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Question for the hive mind:

Does anyone have a service they recommend, or offer a service for a reasonable fee, for transcribing video?

I have a 26 minute theater lecture I've presented which I plan to release soon, and I'd like to include a copy of the transcription for accessibility's sake.

"An overwhelming smell coming from a suspicious package at a Bavarian post office caused six workers to be taken to hospital and many more to be evacuated – only for police to discover that durian fruit, and not a dangerous gas, was the reason for the panic"

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