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Hello fellow Tooters! I'm a blogger, vlogger, and podcaster based in the Portland, OR area. I make videos about essentialism and travel in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, and I write and talk about the intersection of art, technology, and a free (as in freedom) internet.

Check out my profile for links to my work and to check out all the photos I post here (so you can avoid that other commercial photo service!). I love chatting so feel free to @ me!

This may sound like the craziest thing you’ve ever heard, but I watched a TV show called Portlandia and then I moved to Portland. No joke.

➡️ Explain yourself, Jared! 👇

jaredwhite.com/articles/what-i

One of the most depressing things about living in a capitalist society is realizing how much human effort is devoted to useless, and often harmful things like ads. Some of the brightest people in the world are wasting their talent on this garbage while our planet is dying.

The typical weirdness of the fediverse is even weirder today as it's Valentine's Day, and I'm so down for that.

Bring on the insanity!

Wow, this is one of the best designed homepages for open source software I've seen in quite some time. Bravo!

getsession.org/

50 podcast episodes later…I’m so-o-o-o glad I started it. It’s been hard work, sure, but it’s also been oodles of fun. It's become a mainstay of my weekly schedule and the centerpiece of my website.

Financially rewarding? Pffft. But creatively? YES!

mailchi.mp/e9c72516443f/jyybgv

Some real talk as the show turns 50 (episodes!):

Consistency is HARD. Acting like a pro content creator and showing up week in, week out *before* you have a massive following is NOT EASY.

But it MATTERS.

How do you stay motivated? Keep listening:

jaredwhite.com/podcast/50/

The year is 2025

There are five browser cores:
- webkit
- chromium
- gecko
- servo
- youtube-dl, which ended up implementing a full-fledged browser in python to keep successfully downloading videos

John Gruber’s feeling grumpy on the 10th anniversary of the iPad, but we’re here to revel in geek iPad fandom and—despite any lingering limitations—reflect on the importance and success of the iPad product category and muse on where the iPadOS software can go from here. Past, present, and future…all coming together here in this latest episode of The Jared White Show.

jaredwhite.com/podcast/49/

✍️ Writing tools!

The apps I use to write and research, the environment in which I write, and what I like to do for inspiration to become a better writer.

Looking to adopt new workflows or jumpstart your writing career?

🎧 This is the show for you!

jaredwhite.com/podcast/48/

This week's ASK JARED topic for the podcast:

Writing tools!

What I use to write, to research, to become a better writer, the environment in which I write, and much more.

Want to get YOUR QUESTION answered on the show? Just go here!

buymeacoffee.com/jaredwhite

This week's ASK JARED topic for the podcast:

Writing tools!

What I use to write, to research, to become a better writer, the environment in which I write, and much more.

Want to get YOUR QUESTION answered on the show? Just go here!

buymeacoffee.com/jaredwhite

I wrote a new introduction for folks to get to know me a little better for my email newsletter, and you fediverse peeps get to reap the benefits as well!

Chapter 1

I was born.

(Just kidding, it's a tad bit more riveting than that. 😜)

mailchi.mp/949e7d26aa7b/ginkn8

I'm pretty proud of my latest podcast episode title:

"Buff Mage and the Reply Controls"

I'd pay serious money to see that band live.

Anyhoo…

🎙 Top topic is Twitter's upcoming reply settings, plus iPhone's 13th & Mac mini's 15th birthday, DuckDuckGo claiming top search engine placement on Android in the EU, and Much! Much! More!

jaredwhite.com/podcast/47/

An essentialist examines their life not only to clear out the non-essential obligations and clutter and bad habits and so forth in an attempt to simplify and focus. That's all good, certainly. But the ultimate goal is to orient your life such that when opportunities arise which are squarely in your sights for the lifestyle you most desire, you are in the perfect position to give an emphatic YES. In other words, dreams don't come true just by happenstance. You've got to prepare the way.

“Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.” –Steven Wright

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