It seems like a ridiculous question. We use our computers all the time, and we don’t ask anyone for permission. Our work devices are a bit different, but let’s forget them and stick with our own computers, phones, and tablets. We own them. We can do whatever we want with them, at least within reason [...]
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Dandelion Chocolate‘s cotton paper wrappers are so thick and luxurious, and so pretty, I feel guilty throwing them away!
I’m loving Antichamber so far…except for the parts where you have to build stairs. So finicky, so error prone! Thank God there aren’t many of them. Great game otherwise!
Basically there are two sorts of cultures. In crowded countries such as Japan and Britain we tend to have ‘negative politeness’. This means that people are aware of others’ need for privacy, and their desire not to be intruded upon. In countries where there is more space, like the USA, people are more inclined to [...]
If you’re reading this, you already know I go a bit overboard on privacy. I recently changed my mailing address, and it took some research, but I’m pretty happy with the result. Most of it was straightforward, but there’s one small trick that’s worth mentioning. There’s lots of existing knowledge on using PO boxes, ghost [...]
It’s great to see how far they’ve come. And it’s packed here! Good sign for the future. San Francisco, California, United States.
Huh. Not sure if that means they’re behind the times, or ahead, but still. Didn’t see that one coming! Palo Alto, California, United States.
We tried a couple unusual things this weekend that turned out to be a lot of fun. The first was Opaque, a restaurant where you eat entirely in the dark. The servers are blind, so they’re well equipped to guide you to your table and orient you to plates and silverware you can’t see. You [...]