I made my first firefox extension!
It adds a handy button to your toolbar for surfing sites on the #merveilles webring.
You can install it from here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/merveilles-webring-surfer/
and you can read the source here: https://github.com/aadilayub/webring-extension
I've been asking myself why ive been spending all of this time developing and logging on this wiki.
I want nothing more than to be seen.
Yes, by others I guess, but much more importantly by myself.
I can only really guess at who or what I deeply am. My self understanding is a mystery to me that is worth pursuit.
Between the writing and the music, and the therapy, Im trying to arrange the facets of a mirror that can reflect all of me.
The Milky Seas Effect is an ocean phenomenon where huge patches of water glow blue, brightly enough to be seen from orbit. From the surface, the sea would glow from horizon to horizon for days.
It's called "milky" because old accounts describe it as white. It's actually blue, but human eyes aren't very good in low light.
It's probably caused by some kind of bioluminescent bacteria, but no one's sure exactly what kind. No known bacteria match what we see.
Some cool new desktop backgrounds submitted by community members in /usr/share/backgrounds on the default debian image's latest updates for the #pinebookPro
"Every aspect of your life is a choice. There are default choices -- you can choose to sleepwalk through your life, and accept the path that's been laid out for you. You can choose to accept the world as it is. But you don't have to. If there's something in the world that feels so wrong, and you have a vision for what a better world could be, you can find your guiding principle, and you can fight for a cause."
Shot a fun video with my friend on her roof ☀️
I'm taking a course on temporal design & critical time studies this semester and it's really interesting! It's about how social factors affect how we perceive, define & act on time, and how time is political, eg. how colonialism has imposed their time on indigenous cultures.
It's my first discussion-based class, so I'm looking forward to learning a lot!
Here's a sneak peek from the introduction of "Timing Canada: The Shifting Politics of Time in Canadian Literary Culture"
Look who's on top of ProductHunt. (:
@neauoire I keep seeing this pattern, where solving simple personal problems is infinitely more satisfying than trying to solve big/global problems of many distant people.
Fixing something for myself or -- maybe even better -- helping || teaching something to a friend that helps them out, is the most satisfying thing.
New 21wallpapers is out!
You know how like half the point of hyperlinks was that you put them onto a word and then by clicking you can find out more about that word?
Why can you *still* not do that in so many places? Sure, with markdown and WYSIWYG editors it's usually possible, but it's strange that one of the first ideas of the web¹ is lost on so many popular platforms (here, twitter, fb, youtube descriptions & comments...)
btw my profile was http://8tracks.com/aadil-ayub. None of my mixes are streamable, but at least you can see the tracklist.
Music was my biggest obession in my late teens, but I had almost no one to share it with. Most people made me feel like my taste was too niche or idiosyncratic, or that I was a tryhard "hipster" listening to obscure music for the sake of it.
In 2012, I made my first mixtape on the site, and it started racking up thousands of plays, and lots of nice comments. So too with the next one, and the one after that. I suddenly felt a lot less alone.
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