Ten twenty seven

Sipping coffee. Reading tweets. Faving Flickr photos. And listening to “Klassik-Pop-et cetera” on dradio.de.

Some music references to remember:

Paul Gerhard “Ich steh an deiner Krippe hier”

Mahalia Jackson “Go tell it on the mountain”

Pete Seeger

Johann Sebastian Bach “Ich lasse dich nicht denn du segnest mich denn”

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Some ancient poetry that crossed my internetz path:

whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable””if anything is excellent or praiseworthy””think about such things

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You know the year is nearly over when the first posts on “future trends” appear. I thought this slide deck quite intriguing:

Heading out to take care of errands. And to take photos of bicycles. Yours truly, nchenga.

Charly Gaul

Observations

On my home from work, I cycled home past 3 large groups of joggers. I saw another group further up and thought to myself: “OK, this will be a group of nordic walkers”. I was wrong. I passed another group of joggers.

Stalemate of the Spambots reminds me of this Lift 11 talk by Kevin Slavin.

(…) the bots have poisoned the stock-trading waters so much that even the bots themselves fear to go in

This Forbes article on doxxing and Reddit caught my attention. Lots of salient points about Internet culture.

Snippets like:

“anything that’s written by (including code) and run by humans is biased, often unintentionally”

or

“there is no such thing as an agnostic, neutral service”

“Social services are moving trains, organisms that we’ve created and infused with our own humanity.”

Wow. Maybe we should just pull the plug. This is larger and more powerful than any sci-fi. Amakhala scared.

On a lighter note, I started a Vespa photo set on Flickr: