Following Dan Luu’s advice to blog more, here is a recent Hacker News comment-turned-blog-post:
Someone please make a browser-based wiki that works offline (HTML5 local storage) and can be used on any computer, including pocket ones like iPhones, and keeps our information synchronized between them.
The flow would be something like:
Basically an open source app on each owned computing device editable using WikiWords that automatically create /w/WikiWords pages, synchronized across devices. Bonus points for eventual options to publish a version of the wiki and make it editable by anyone, perhaps using Git.
I got this idea from the Manage Your Knowledge section of Andy Hunt’s Pragmatic Thinking and Learning, that I warmly recommend to anyone interested in learning.
I’ve recently been discussing the idea of a basic income for all human beings with a skeptical friend. I tell him that just because something hasn’t worked (or been tried) before doesn’t mean it can’t work. That’s how new ideas and paradigm shifts happen.
A few answers to some of the most frequently asked questions:
Upcoming Basic Income experiments in:
For more see BasicIncome.org and Scott Santen’s blog.
Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions.
Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions.”
There is in our future a TV or Internet populism, in which the emotional response of a selected group of citizens can be presented and accepted as the Voice of the People.
…this separation between past, present, and future is only an illusion, if a stubborn one.
Need to transfer a file between your pocket, lap or desk computer? Bookmark SnapDrop.net, an open source HTML5 web app that is basically a clone of Apple’s Airdrop.
Work-in-progress in a collection of icons for UN Archives.
Or Statue of Liberty green.
Don’t listen to me. I’m supposed to be accompanying you!
Book to teach children the concept of infinity (PDF).