A Lopsided Arms Race

WE DIDN’T SIGN UP FOR THIS
Smartphones changed our life, but they changed us drastically and no one predicted that.

TOBACCO FARMERS IN T-SHIRTS
Big tobacco companies emerged, and they are harming us more.
Internet addiction is also a big problem.
intermittent positive reinforcement: the unknown is always enticing. the drive for social approval

Spend time alone

Solitude Deprivation
We need to be free from input from other thoughts.
We need solitude to thrive and make important… Read all/全文

Connection

Hold my hand
I’m real powerless to fight
Can you lead me to the light?
My strenght has come to fear
Fled in truth of dawn
Curious as a day
My heart huh woah oh

Can you bring me back to life?
Ignite the fire again?
Can you bring me back home where I am not alone?
I’m lost inside, the night and I cannot find you
Bring me back

Meet me at the levee
All the tears I’ve shed
Before it brights upon my head oh uh oh

Can you bring me back to life?
Ignite the fire again?
Can you bring me back

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日記十年

不知不覺我已經寫了十年日記了,过去的九年,我的九本紙質日記全部集中到了一起,雖然翻閱起來很方便,但是不易檢索。之后的电子版日記分散到了几個地方,要全部保存到這里還是一項大工程。

回頋過去的一年,在个人網站上寫日記檢索起來十分方便,並且每一天都能标出大的話題,我將之前的日記慢慢保存到這里,還是很不錯的一件事。有的內容還可以隨時同歩公開到部落格。

當我再次打開以前的日記時,密密麻麻的繁體到很多字讀不懂的篆體已經讓我感到有些陌生了,但那就是四、五年前的自己留下的東西,突然覺得自己還是可以重新捨起繁體字這個習慣,為自己的生活增加一點樂趣。
雖然當時最後只流于形式,但自己那個時候還是對古典文化很亲近的,現在我還是可以真正地去感受它的魅力。

現在用倉頡打簡體字已經比較熟練了,現在我想要打繁體可以隨時打,繁簡通打,倉頡真的太合適了。

如今在網站上記録只有一年時間而已,我相信這只是開始,加油。

ARGUMENT TWO: QUITTING SOCIAL MEDIA IS THE MOST FINELY TARGETED WAY TO RESIST THE INSANITY OF OUR TIMES

THE BUMMER MACHINE
The better analogy for social media is paint contains lead in a house.
BUMMER: “Behaviors of Users Modified, and Made into an Empire for Rent”
THE PARTS THAT MAKE UP THE BUMMER MACHINE
Ais for Attention Acquisition leading to Asshole supremacy: this makes people online all nasty.
B Information and data always being recorded.
The BUMMER machine also makes the tech giant stronger, and it also creates a fake world.
THE PROBLEM IS LIMITED, SO WE CAN CONTAIN IT
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ARGUMENT ONE: YOU ARE LOSING YOUR FREE WILL

WELCOME TO THE CAGE THAT GOES EVERYWHERE WITH YOU

We are remotely controlled like animals in cages. We even don’t know that.

THE MAD SCIENTIST TURNS OUT TO CARE ABOUT THE DOG IN THE CAGE

The silicon valley gradually realizes the problem, but we cannot wait for them to solve this problem.

Carrot and shtick

Not only the pleasing kind, but punishment can also play an important role in addiction.

THE ALLURE OF MYSTERY

The algorithm is fitted with the human brain because the brain… Read all/全文

One year blogging anniversary

今天是建站一周年纪念日。

我已经不记得2019年的这一天,我为什么会突然心血来潮地折腾一整天,装上服务器,安装好Wordpress搭好网站了。

可能是我那一段时间一直在关注一些博客,也刚好看到了很多很有意思的个人网站,所以也想建一个网站吧。

后来自己仔细想想其实这不是最重要的原因,建站对我充满吸引力的原因,应该是在内心深处想找回自己的某些记忆:

在2006年2月,当时新浪博客还是很火爆的时候,我刚学会上网,对网上的一切都很好奇,包括浏览器图标和那些绚丽的网页。我在新浪开通了邮箱和博客,这是我第一次有了自己的邮箱和博客,也是自己第一次在互联网上留下自己的足迹。

在博客开通的时候,我非常兴奋,迫不及待地给自己取名字、加装扮、选背景、开通各种各样新的功能,把自己的“大作”发表。

开通好博客之后,发现博客边栏里有一个访客统计,毎当博客的访问数加一的时候,自己就激动一下,有人来看我的博客了!发现每次自己刷新一下页面的时候,那个访问数就会多一个,当时不懂为什么,所以自己疯狂刷新自己的博客。到访问数到100的时候,我还特地画了一张“… Read all/全文