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Hello and welcome to the gemini capsule of Nicksphere.com (mirrored on the web)! Here I blog about my own ideas and promote good ideas of others. I mostly talk about computing, philosophy, spirituality, privacy, and society.


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My Career Path

Date: 2021-06-16

Read time: 22 minutes

Summary: I haven't said much about my career since I quit my job and dropped out of college over a year ago to avoid non-free software. So this is my life update.


Site Update 012

Date: 2021-06-10

Read time: 1 minute

Summary: Find out what's new on my blog.


Don't Use Github

Date: 2021-05-31

Read time: 3 minutes

Summary: Don't use Github to host your free software projects! It's the worst place to host your code. It's proprietary, centralized and owned by Micro$oft.


Banning Facial Recognition Isn't Enough

Date: 2021-05-30

Read time: 6 minutes

Summary: The infrastructure of surveillance itself needs to be dismantled to preserve privacy.


The Cult of Productivity

Date: 2021-05-21

Read time: 7 minutes

Summary: Why is it good to be productive? What does "getting things done" achieve? Is "keeping busy" a way of avoiding our thoughts?


Private Online Shopping

Date: 2021-05-12

Read time: 11 minutes

Summary: Is there such a thing as private online shopping and, if so, how can it be done? Find out in this post!


Mourning the Loss of Privacy

Date: 2021-05-06

Read time: 12 minutes

Summary: Are we just going to resign ourselves to the surveillance state we live under now or will we fight back and regain a reasonable degree of privacy?


Site Update 011

Date: 2021-05-02

Read time: 3 minutes

Summary: Find out what's new on my blog.


[Video] Car Surveillance: an Unregulated Privacy Disaster

Date: 2021-04-09

Read time: 1 minute

Summary: The Hated One is at it again, this time exposing automobile surveillance.


[Book] The Selfish Gene

Date: 2021-04-08

Read time: 1 minute

Summary: Famous atheist, evolutionary biologist, and coiner of the modern term "meme" Richard Dawkins takes a gene-centric view of Darwinian evolution by natural selection in his 1976 book The Selfish Gene.



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