1 A couple of bios of David Graeber

he chided me by saying that he didn’t really understand why so many leftists seemed to think of themselves as pessimists. “After all, we all do incredibly, insanely optimistic things all the time”.

The Opposite of a Cynic: David Graeber, 1961-2020 | Novara Media

“The ultimate, hidden truth of the world,” Graeber once wrote, “is that it is something that we make, and could just as easily make differently.”

The anarchist: How David Graeber became the left's most influential thinker

2 Personal sites

My personal site is a repository for my memories, experiences, feelings, recipes, tips, photos, and more. […] it is an ever-growing extension of myself that I have total control over, my mirror and memory aid. I want to be able to look back at this when I’m eighty and thank my past self for surfacing things that I otherwise would have forgotten.

On personal sites, and adios analytics — Piper Haywood

Hmm, reading this and also Amy Hoy's post recently (How the Blog Broke the Web) is making me think a bit different about how I refer to my site(s). Think I'll think of it a bit more as having a personal site, rather than framing it as I have a 'blog' or a 'wiki'. Both of which are great technologies, but I want to be a little bit freer about how I think about what my home on the web is and how I structure it.

3 Elsewhere in the garden

Notes that link to this note (AKA backlinks).

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