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  • "There’s a common pleasure that we don’t talk about much: We enjoy showing things to other people."
  • Adam Smith's explanation: "By sharing, Smith argues, we get to have another’s enjoyable experience"
  • Paul's thesis: "Our inner lives are private. But it can be lonely in here. It can be frustrating to have something in your head and not be able to share it The pain here isn’t necessarily the feeling of being unloved—you can be loved but not understood, understood but not loved."
  • "When the connection is made, when you feel fully known, it is deeply satisfying"
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  • "All the popular synthetic sweeteners were discovered accidentally by chemists randomly eating their research topic"
  • We don't like sweet stuff because of energy, it's actually because "sweetness drives us to eat the good plants"
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Some reasons why people collect:
- Knowledge and learning
- Relaxation and stress reduction
-Personal pleasure (including appreciation of beauty, and pride of ownership)
- Social interaction with fellow collectors and others (i.e. the sharing of pleasure and knowledge)
- Competitive challenge
- Recognition by fellow collectors and perhaps even non-collectors
- Altruism (since many great collections are ultimately donated to museums and learning institutions)
- The desire to control, possess and bring order to a small (or even a massive) part of the world
- Nostalgia and/or a connection to history
- Accumulation and diversification of wealth (which can ultimately provide a measure of security and freedom)

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  • Looks like another version of coolify/cloudron. The way things are going I wonder if open source will eventually eat into paid SaaS
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1 day ago
  • Have been thinking a lot about "modability" as an attribute I love in the software I use (Roam being the main one). Think I prefer "Tinkerable" though.
  • That said this article isn't really about modabble or tinkerable software, but systems & protocols. It's closed to the View Source Affordance.
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  • Didn’t finish this, only read first half
  • “continue to be (stupidly, foolishly) surprised at all the things not being done by the doctors who’re supposed to be driving my care”
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9 days ago
  • Really great collection of utilities based on vanilla approaches
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9 days ago
  • Interesting post that laments the seeming decline of browsing the internet and visiting the myriad weird and wonderful sites that existed. Author puts it down to the fact that the algorithms have sucked most people's attention so that they don't go directly to sites any more.
  • "Not long ago, we were good at separating the signal from noise."
  • "Somewhere between the late 2000’s aggregator sites and the contemporary For You Page, we lost our ability to curate the web"
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