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I've had the idea for a weird kind of Twitter client for years. With Mastodon being all open, I've decided to do the experiment:

What if your Timeline looked like iMessage. A normal timeline confuses me to no end because everything is out of context.

My experiment, Ebou, is a Mastodon client that looks like iMessage. Conversations are grouped by friends and sorted by recent postings.

It is super basic right now, but this already feels much more natural to me 😀

The Kishore Kumar Hindi cover is great too. He gives the song some of his own greatness. youtu.be/eVnG_Rqfgg4

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Balu Mahendra rejected this song! This song! 😳 Ilaiyaraja offered it to R Sundararajan and the rest is history!

youtu.be/AsN_9uXAoNE

Teesri Manzil (1966) is among my favourite movies and albums. The songs always get me off my seat! youtu.be/X2rL9nmkDwo

One day. One day. I will get somewhere within a order of magnitude of this. youtu.be/n8rFcDfSgNQ

Whiskey & Ginger Beer

I’m using Dewars & Gunsberg Ginger Beer tonight. Cheers.

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It’s depressing that there is probably an entire generation of people who only got to know the internet through venture capital driven apps and companies that only cared about manipulating people for their attention. And don’t fool yourselves, we (the people who grew up on the open web) let that happen as well.

In some sense we’re back to the late 90s with *the open web* being a thing that a lot of people explore for the first time now.

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relevant to my post last night that I'm going back and fixing up my 23 years of blog archives, and restoring broken links, it is *astounding* how much better a job the personal web does at keeping links alive and content online. Most personal blogs I linked to are either still around or redirect to a place where the content is easy to find. The vast majority of corporate content (including news) has been erased, with only imperfect Internet Archive copies available.

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An extract from the Epilogue of the First Book of the , on the right conduct of citizenship.

Rajnidatta the intrepid crow has returned from his quest to woo his beloved, the intelligent Chandramani. This is part of their dialogue.

nitinpai.in/nitopadesha-excerp

Stop worrying about the -isms you dislike
And keep doing good, decent & constructive things.
And the world will change for the better.

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im trying to watch my carbs but the oven window is a bit foggy

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If I have to prove I'm not a computer by identifying traffic lights and busses, perhaps we're not quite ready for self-driving cars.

Damani the Crane became the proprietress of a famous eatery in the seaside city of Kajupranta.
Benbisiji the crab said to her, “Your food is excellent and your reputation is good, but somehow your profits are lower than they should be. I have seen many businesses improve when they introduce more discipline…”
Read the rest of this tale on Scroll.
scroll.in/article/1041015/a-ne

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I'm tired of living like it's the 1600s:

Can I afford eggs at the market?
Are my family going to die of the plague?
Puritans are coming for my sinful lifestyle.

I want modern problems.
Modern Problems.

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