Really interesting essay from Tom Armitage, about getting on his bike and getting on. The thrill of those first long rides takes me right back to my first London to Brighton and the sheer unalloyed joy of whooshing down into the town.
“should you ever find yourself in a similar situation, I would advise finding a different situation”
Useful advice, in any situation.
“White people are Schrodinger’s Race, simultaneously a beautiful, master race of supreme vitality and a weak, declining, impotent force, forever sinking beneath a dusky wave.”
[T]he simplest drop-in replacement for a feed is a “recently updated” list. Instead of a list of posts, have a list of users who have posted recently. This neatly solves both the problem of prolific posters drowning out quiet ones and the problem of decontextualization, while being simple and easy to understand.
Interesting article, raising clearly the point that because a ZK needs time to accumulate enough ideas and connections to be interesting, a lot of the recent enthusiasm has not yet reached that sort of maturity.