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David Mead

I'm going to stop consuming "the web" for a while. Feel beaten from advertising and negativity

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Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram have rampant ads and skewed toxicity that the companies can't (or won't) address.

Large swathes of "online news" sites are echo chambers from half-read tweets riding on anger and clickbait thumbnails & titles.

Even the community of how we build and publish on the web feels angry and combative.

So, I'm going to take a break. Log out from these places. Shutter this site (I may take it down) as I still can't get it working the way I want.

I have hope for the IndieWeb gaining more traction. I have hope that this is a dark valley social media can pull itself out from.

See you whenever. Have a better one.

David Mead

Lunch 2019-07-31

Lunch 2019-07-31

Enjoyed lunch at @dagucle today. Huge serving of Rice Noodle Soup with braised bone pork. Side order of mini Chinese fritters.

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David Mead

Breakfast 2019-07-27

Breakfast 2019-07-27

Continuing our search to try new places to breakfast, Josh & I went to Cafe Europa Bistro. I opted for 'The German Breakfast' which was great.

2 eggs, German sausage, sausage links, ham, German potatoes and homemade bread.

The bread reminded of the type I ate back in England. Sorely tempted to place an order for a couple of loaves to take home. Both of us will be back.

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David Mead

Lunch 2019-07-26

Lunch 2019-07-26

Pork flat noodle soup for @sailorsuzie's belated birthday lunch, at LJ Shanghai. Steaming hot and delicious.

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David Mead

David Mead

Azul

Azul

First time playing Azul. Fun tile collecting game.

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David Mead

Brunch quesadilla

Brunch quesadilla

Enjoying my (I guess) "brunch quesadilla". Cooked in skillet after the bacon I made for @joshuajohnmead & @juliemead23.

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David Mead

It's time to unfollow everyone with 'Paid partnership with...' on their @instagram posts again <sigh>. Life, and my attention, is too short to have that weed its way into places I have some control.

David Mead

David Mead

Untitled

Can you spot when we switched to @wow_way for our internet?

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