Random Thoughts

Coronavirus: To Swedes, it's the rest of the world engaging in a reckless experiment

OPINION: Faced with what many see as a manageable illness, Sweden has decided that lockdown is the real risk.

Misery Makers (selfish interests of private equity)

Whitney Wimbish writes that private equity "goons" have concocted a financial racket “so hidden . . . that it’s practically impossible to know for certain whether private equity isn’t just one giant pyramid scheme.”

20-Things developer update

Just a few words on current development status and planned features.

Ranking of things

Ranking algorithm is now in place with bias for thing age.

Slavoj Zizek: Biggest threat Covid-19 epidemic poses is not our regression to survivalist violence, but BARBARISM with human face

The impossible has happened and the world we knew has stopped turning around. But what world order will emerge after the coronavirus pandemic is over – socialism for the rich, disaster capitalism or something completely new?

Liking things

Just a quick update on liking things functionality

Time Has No Meaning at the North Pole

The utter lack of time zones, daylight and people creates a bizarre world

How long will this Covid-19 lockdown last?

...and what happens when the virus mutates, say this winter?

Why Are Airlines Flying Empty 'Ghost Flights'?

As demand for air travel plummets around the world, some carriers are operating planes with no passengers, burning fuel to hold their flight slots.

So I had a facepalm moment today

I accidentally blocked entire US from creating a 20-Things account.

COVID-19 will infect people either way

Quarantine and other government measures are only prolonging the drama?

Why we need to be more emotional to save the world

If our species wants to enjoy a long-term future, it might need to tap into the very human qualities of emotion.

Could we live in a world without rules?

We might dream of a world where there are no rules, but how practical would it be?

Living Without a SIM Card

A year later. Getting by without a SIM card in my smartphone.

It’s All Ephemeral

Marcus Aurelius wrote to himself a simple and effective reminder to help him regain perspective and stay balanced.

1,000 True Fans? Try 100

More than a decade ago, Wired editor Kevin Kelly wrote an essay called “1,000 True Fans,” predicting that the internet would allow large swaths of people to make a living off their creations, whether an artist, musician, author, or entrepreneur.