Birds of Paradise
Twoday's date has a lot of twos.
Another Sunday, Another Naive Weekly — Observations From The Internet Wilderness.
We are entering our last week in Greece before returning home. Uno’s hands are tanned like late summer, so it looks extra cute when they stick out of the pajama he has outgrown. To celebrate the final week in style, we had all our clothes washed by the kind people hosting us. It is one of my greatest joys to put on freshly cleaned clothes.
The following day, our hosts brought back two new Strelitzia Nicolai plants. I noticed the price tags of the plants and realized they cost the same as we paid for having our clothes washed. It is probably a coincidence, but I enjoy the thought that our dirty clothes will bloom as beautiful orange flowers. Hopefully, we can one day return to water them.
Wind Chime Festival is the tune of the world wide breathing.
Of Touch is generative poetry from your clicks.
Webamp is Winamp in the browser.
Learning Synths teaches you the basics of synthesizers.
In this blog post, Pirijan Ketheswaran introduces the idea of organic software to describe projects that “are not funded in such a way where the primary obligation of the company is to chase funding rounds or get acquired.” I appreciate how non-judgement his post is. Rather than criticising venture capitalists, he proposes organic software as an additional path. A path I’m here to support. Remember to visit Kinopio, the visual thinking tool Pirijan is making; it has such a quirky character.
We commonly think of users as the subjects on the web. Occasionally we also consider the creators, especially if they make a website pursuing rapid growth. But rarely is the website domain itself the subject. This blog post is the closest I have seen at acknowledging domains as their own subjects. The author sets out to explore why blogging platforms die and, in the process, investigates their digital heritage and faith. He contemplates accepting that the web is not made to build things that last while also feeling obliged to keep his sites alive forever. My wish is that we'll let domains evolve beyond our own imagination, utility and time.
I wholeheartedly have enjoyed writing postcards to you. So if you want to receive a postcard with drawings by Ana and words by me, you can order one from our current location on www.postcard.place.
Hi, I’m Kristoffer and you have just read Naive Weekly — Observations from the Internet Wilderness.
Last week this letter was sent to 1058 people (a-thousand-humans-!). Twentynine are crazy enough to chip in every month/year to support me making time to write. Logo by Studio Hollywood. Print by Luka. Photograph by Ana Santl.