UbuWeb is a thoughtfully curated, giant online archive of avant-garde material. Everything on the site can be downloaded for free. Some of my favorite sections of the site include Conceptual Comics, Outsiders, and Film and Video. I'm always pleasantly overwhelmed by the number of rabbit holes I want to venture into while I'm navigating the site. It's easily one of my favorite corners of the internet to spend my time on. At the end of UbuWeb's "about" page, they state "By the time you read this, UbuWeb may be gone. Never meant to be a permanent archive, Ubu could vanish for any number of reasons: our internet service provider (ISP) pulls the plug, we get sued, or we simply grow tired of it."
Medium, the blogging site that's also an off-again-on-again publisher, is off again. Founder Ev Williams announced that it would shut down its media sites and offer redundancy packages to the contributors, leaving the platform to pursue a Substack-style model centered on individual writers. "I think a significant factor is that the role of publications —… READ THE REST
As Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha ended a press conference yesterday, he picked up a bottle of alcohol disinfectant and sprayed the journalists in attendance. According to The Guardian, "He walked away from the lectern after evading a question about a possible cabinet reshuffle." READ THE REST
Parler never lived up to its "free speech" aspirations. At the end, it burned at both ends, heavily moderating prominent users while trying to sell out directly to Trump. After it was knocked offline by the indifferent corpos hosting it, it fired its CEO, who promptly confirmed that the whole thing is a cutout for… READ THE REST
How do you protect yourself from everybody online trying to get all up in your business? And we aren't just talking about cybercriminals and other malevolent black hats rummaging around the internet either. We also mean all those "legitimate" businesses that use trackers, cookies, and other online tricks to harvest as much usable information from… READ THE REST
Everybody strives for truly unique home decor. That would seem to make a lot of sense, because who wants the same stuff that everybody else has? Of course, unique often translates to handmade, so unless you've got a knack for carpentry or know a great art dealer, unique can be both tough and costly to… READ THE REST
If you aren't horrified by the state of America's food supply chain, then it's because you haven't been paying attention. Prices on food items keep rising, yet the farmers who make that food are taking home less and less. Part of that broken system is because farmers don't sell directly to you, the customer. Instead,… READ THE REST