Bonum Certa Men Certa

Summer in the Air

posted by Roy Schestowitz on May 28, 2024

Bonefish fish mount

IT IS almost June already (hurrah!) and this means summer and Tux Machines anniversary are imminent (it's not too late for us to reserve places if more people want to join the 20th birthday party). It also means many birds come near to me (in my chair) asking for seeds, which I give them. They're like "free-range" pets, unlike the fish in our tank (pets but space-confined; at least we do our best to give them a good life).

Today and yesterday we expect that we will have published (by day's end) about 50 original articles here and in Tux Machines (it was over 25 yesterday). We have a good pace going on owing to health, positivity, inertia and good software tools that we wrote over the years, assisting both research and curation on the "read" site and both site management and citation management on the "write" side (all the code is in Git, licensed under AGPLv3).

We've received a lot of very supportive mail lately, even from very high-profile people. They appreciate the work that we do (and did) and it gives us more energy (or moral drive) to carry on at a high speed.

Precision matters more than quantity/volume. Concision matters too. In the age of chatbot hysteria (low-quality garbage) and rapid death of search quality (even for news sites alone) we need to aim for reputation, not clicks or traffic or "engagement".

We're not in social control media and we never will be. The other day Daniel Pocock said "social control media" (a term I had coined) and he runs for elections at the moment (aiming to act as part of a European/EU representation for Ireland). Voting day is only days away.

Daniel Pocock will be mentioned later today when we show how aggressive, greedy, bloodthirsty people try to silence him.

He must be doing something right!

Pocock elections

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