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The Bored Horse🐴 – Issue #6

Thord D. Hedengren
Thord D. Hedengren
Hello! It is I, your friendly neighborhood bored horsian. Horseian? Boredian? Anyway, I’ve decided to not whine about being sick, still, so let’s talk about all the other spectacular and brilliant things that happened to me this week instead.
*crickets*
Oh, never mind. To the link mines, it is!

Linkage
🦞 You should pick up the fuck cancer bundle on Humble Bundle, 13 games for $10 (or more, do pay more, if you can), and all proceeds benefits the Swedish Cancer Society.
🕵️ Microsoft is taking the high road, and are adapting their app store approach before legislations force them to. It’s all because they want the Activision Blizzard deal to go through, obviously, but that doesn’t mean that this is a bad thing for consumers. This means more pressure on Apple and Google, then.
✈️ Speaking of app stores, I interviewed Jordan Singer about his alternative app store, called Airport.
🎵 Had enough with Spotify and that whole Joe Rogan podcast crap? Move elsewhere.
Zoë Keating
Would you like another reason to switch to a music service that is NOT Spotify?

This is what services paid me on average per stream in 2021

Amazon - $0.0107463
Tidal - $0.007981
Youtube - $0.007795
Apple - $0.006040
Deezer - $0.0045861
Spotify - $0.003661

(I am my label fyi)
🦊 TaskFox is a calendar approach to to-dos. I’m intrigued.
🌨 Google Stadia, the cloud gaming platform, is now just a platform. I’m glad I didn’t buy into this when it was new. Everything still works, but this’ll end up another Google project that they hawk out the tech for, screwing over the early adopters.
⚠️ Update your iPad, but also your iPhone, Mac, and Apple Watch.
🆙 There’s a rumor saying that Apple will release a new iPad Air model next month, alongside an upgraded iPhone SE. This is probably true, but when, if ever, should you upgrade? That’s what Switch to iPad #82 is all about.
🕸 If you’re going to complain about web browsers, do it right.
📚 A piece about banned books. What’s wrong with people, honestly?
Interlude 👇🏻
Mark Tomasovic
The Moorehall house was built in 1795 in Mayo, Ireland. It was abandoned during the Irish Civil war in 1923 and no one has returned since https://t.co/4C7blbsJu2
🙊 Signal finally lets you change numbers without wiping your conversation threads. I’m a fan of Signal in principle, but man, it’s a bit clunky at times. I mean, I couldn’t even get it to work on both my dumbphone and iPad when I did the dumbphone experiment.
🐠 Fish communicate with sound, and I’m just going to leave it at that.
🇰🇵 North Korea hacked him, so he hacked them so far back that their internet went down. But, in reality, it was probably China that hacked him, and the whole North Korean internet isn’t down, and things are just weird.
itch.io
A few have asked about our stance on NFTs:

NFTs are a scam. If you think they are legitimately useful for anything other than the exploitation of creators, financial scams, and the destruction of the planet the we ask that please reevaluate your life choices.

Peace ✌️
Tell us what you really think, itch.io…
In other news, Valve’s upcoming Steam Deck is huge. Just check out the photo below, and the whole thread.
That’s it for linkage this week. I’ll post it on Bored Horse for posterity on Monday. Last week’s linkage is up, in case you missed it.
🔗 Want to get featured? Tweet (or DM) your link to @tdh, and you might end up in a future issue of this very newsletter. Such honor, much wow.
This week on Bored Horse
Early mornings, Joan Didion, and writing by hand are some of the things I’ve written about on Bored Horse this week.
Joan Didion’s Play It as It Lays
The internal clock at 7 am
Writing by hand vs. writing digitally
Behind the scenes
I don’t seem to be able to shake this cold, unfortunately. That means I’ve done the bare minimum to exist this week, meaning no new features on Bored Horse, or any work done on any project, really. I’m surprised and amazed I managed three posts, even.
Anyway, that’s it for this week. I’ll see you soon.
— Thord D. Hedengren ⚡
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