Fraidycat has definitely piqued my interest. If this is real and if it does everything it promises, then its wish-fulfillment for me. This quote echoes my sentiments pretty succinctly.

“We traded all these glorious personal websites in for a handful of shitty networks that everyone hates. So using Fraidycat is actually a nice breath of somewhat non-shitty air, because you can follow people on all of those networks without needing to immerse yourself in their awfulness.

I wish there was more pressure on these sites to offer some kind of API or syndication. But it’s just abyssmal—it’s a kind of Dark Ages out there for this kind of thing. But I think that tools like this can help apply pressure on sites. I mean imagine if everyone started using ‘reader-like’ tools—this would further development down the RSS road.”

I’m actually not 100% sure if this is real, or if its a satirical bit of performance art, but if it is real then it makes me happy.

Monday Bread

Behold. A Monday morning wild-yeast, sourdough reminder that despite what the media is telling you, all is not misery and ashes. There is still beauty, and wonder, and joy in this world. You can still make small miracles from a few simple things. Take some time for yourself today. Silence your feeds and do something that makes you happy for a few minutes. Don’t let the bastards get you down.