Where on Earth is Ralf? Every day Ralf travels to a new destination. You have 30 minutes and some helpful hints to locate Ralf on the map.

Find people to talk to or collaborate with by searching across the /about, /ideas and /now pages of personal websites.

Are you a digital nomad that wants to maintain your US citizenship? Here are instructions for how to change your residency to South Dakota, which is a no state income tax state and has a special “permanent traveler” residency status.

Make 2024 The Year You Practice Maximum Enthusiasm!!!!

Frommers tests then ranks the 10 Best (and Worst) Airfare Search Sites for 2024. Spoiler: the top aggregator spot goes to Momondo.

Personal relationship management of your social network using plain-text Markdown files. Think of it like a Personal CRM on steroids. You’ll need steroids and patience to create the Markdown files but they’ll be yours forever.

This is a nice little guide to running your own small social network for your friends. I agree with a lot of the advice, especially keeping it small.

This cut-up comic was a surprisingly entertaining but terrifying read, and has finally made me switch from Chrome to Safari. If you browse the web with Chrome, you owe it to yourself to spend a few minutes reading this to the end.

Yikes! Almost half of British teens self-report feeling addicted to social media study says.

Businesses around the country are naming themselves "_________ Near Me" (eg, Thai Food Near Me" Barber Near Me, etc) to try to outsmart Google search. Reminds me of of all the businesses named “AAA _______” to be first in the yellow pages.

There should be lots of different, human-scale alternative experiences on the internet that offer up home-cooked, locally-grown, ethically-sourced, code-to-table alternatives to the factory-farmed junk food of the internet. And they should be weird. Rolling Stone: The Internet Is About to Get Weird Again

Planning on having a campfire or use a gas stove on public lands in California this year? Then you’ll need to get a free campfire permit to do so. Watch a quick video, answer a short quiz, and get your permit—less than 5 mins in all.

At Long Last, An E-Bike Battery Recycling Program: HungryForBatteries.org. Check the website for local drop-off locations and how to participate. #biketooter #ebikes #ebike

Here’s a useful service that turns an RSS feed into a fediverse account that you can follow to see the latest posts. #rss #mastodon #fedi

Run your own social: How to run a small social network site for your friends. (I’ve been doing this for a year with OnePhoto.Club)

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a secure backup facility in Norway for the world’s crop diversity, providing long-term storage of duplicates of seeds. This provides security of the world’s food supply against the loss of seeds in genebanks due to accidents, war, disease, and natural disasters.

20 Years Later, the Y2K Bug Seems Like a Joke—Because Those Behind the Scenes Took It Seriously (via Time)

Using satellite imagery and AI, researchers have mapped human activity at sea with more precision than ever before. The effort exposed a huge amount of industrial activity that previously flew under the radar, from suspicious fishing operations to an explosion of offshore energy development.

On the one hand, we’ve grown wary of the so-called attention economy, which, in the name of corporate profits, exploits our psychological vulnerabilities in ways that corrode social life, diminish privacy, weaken civic cohesion, and make us vulnerable to manipulation. But we also benefit from social media and hesitate to disengage from it completely. Can “Indie” Social Media Save Us?

Derek Sivers wants to create a Hundred Year Host, so that your personal website can continue long past your death.

Meanwhile, Wordpress recently launched its 100-Year Plan, which costs $38,000.

My personal will asks my executor to prepay for my website costs from my estate for 3 years after my death.