8 Design and I

Pointyhelmet walks away from the AI.

I hate design. There, I’ve said it. To be precise, I detest working as a graphic or ui or ux designer. As a web designer, even more. The work process is about 5% creativity, 50% routine pixel-pushery and 50% puffery. And yes, … more >>>

6 Our Golden Age: Podcasts

Pod people! Lend me your ears!

Ours is a golden age.

I know. It’s hard to believe. We have orange goblins and secret policemen and climate cooks and kooks. Bear with me.

I listened to the BBC World Service on shortwave radio in Dar es Salaam in 1990. The radio ran, I drew, and I thought received pronunciation was normal. In the 90s and 00s radio and TV died. Guggle and Facetube started killing journalism and other stuff. And podcasts appeared.

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5 Food in Korea II: exoticization

Cheese and kimchi shall meet in the belly of the beast.

Early in our relationship YL had a great fear.

We met in Lausanne, the edgiest and most crime-ridden city in Switzerland. This means that the city is very safe. Old ladies with manicured dogs dominate the promenade and three night-clubs stay open late on weekends. This also means local taste is adapted to saucissons, choucroute, fromage and patates.

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