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A blog about life in general, in as many languages as I can manage. Ενα ιστολόγιο περι ζωής, πολυγλωσσο - σε όσες γλωσσες εχω μεράκι να γράψω.

A bit of a twitter troll

 I was logging into the web-client for Tumblr recently when I saw this funny troll for Twitter's (short-lived?) blue tick program 😂
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Review: The Despot's Apprentice: Donald Trump's Attack on Democracy

The Despot's Apprentice: Donald Trump's Attack on Democracy by Brian Klaas My rating: 5 of 5 stars Well, we all knew that Donald Drumph was a huge piece of 💩, but every book that examines his pre-presidency and presidency just adds confirmatory evidence. It blows my mind that he's just announced that  he's interested in running for the 2024 presidential election
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Review: The Missing Cryptoqueen: The Billion Dollar Cryptocurrency Con and the Woman Who Got Away with It

The Missing Cryptoqueen: The Billion Dollar Cryptocurrency Con and the Woman Who Got Away with It by Jamie Bartlett My rating: 5 of 5 stars I came across this book recently, which apparently is based on a BBC podcast.  I don't know how I missed it originally, but I guess it's expected since I have treated anything blockchain, crypto, and NFT-related to be one giant scam. 
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Some initial thoughts on Mastodon...

Like any good techie, I've been playing with Mastodon these past couple of weeks, now that Melon Husk has purchased Twitter.  Having a space on another microblogging platform isn't a bad idea, in case you want to pull the ripcord on the parachute if and when Twitter goes down in flames.  I tried Mastodon back in 2016 (or was it 2017?) when it was new, and I ended up deleting my account. 
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Review: The Plot to Hack America: How Putin's Cyberspies and WikiLeaks Tried to Steal the 2016 Election

The Plot to Hack America: How Putin's Cyberspies and WikiLeaks Tried to Steal the 2016 Election by Malcolm W. Nance My rating: 4 of 5 stars Enlightening investigative piece.  It tied a few things that were happening in the background that seemed separate, but where not. I was kind of hoping that the timeline of the book proceeded past the election of 2016, but
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Review: Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World

Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport My rating: 5 of 5 stars I am not always a fan of Cal's writing, but after a friend recommended this (Brian?), I decided to pick it up. It's a quick read (comparative to other books anyway) and it's filled with good advice (some of which I stumbled upon through my own social media use...so
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