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Hello folks! I'm now on Patreon! 🎉

Gain access to behind-the-scenes details and upcoming previews of my content and join in a growing community of open web and essentialism enthusiasts.

Check it out: patreon.com/essentiallifejared

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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!

🎙It's that time again when I sit down at the mic and record another scintillating episode of The Jared White Show.

New MacBook Pro 16" with Magic Keyboard, Disney+, Apple TV+, and even the reappearance of my dear old friend: the TiBook.

🎧 LISTEN NOW:

jaredwhite.com/podcast/43/

It's Colossal! It's Stupendous! It's…the next <Mark Up This!> newsletter!

If you read it, I will give you a cookie!*

mailchi.mp/9baccfe27e9f/sghv48

*Seriously, take a screenshot of you reading the newsletter and DM it to me and I will give you a cookie. 🍪

I get SO many compliments on this working setup everywhere I go. Somebody just stopped by and took pictures of the stand for future reference (it's by Lamicall).

My office on the go 😎

Ask not what your computer can DOS for you, ask what you can DOS for your computer.

"The State Of Mozilla, 2019" by @mhoye youtu.be/RkvDnIGbv4w

Great talk. As a former member of the Edge team, I have nothing to add about how the Chromium move affected Mozilla. Glad to hear that Mozilla is doing well despite the setbacks and seems to have found its footing this year.

Heading into 2020—what kind of company and social network will Facebook become? Will regulation force Facebook, Twitter, and other massive networks to interoperate with newer, smaller networks? Will the values of free expression online prevail? Will the specter of Chinese censorship change the debate on what we expect from social networks here in America?

🎙 Tune in:
jaredwhite.com/podcast/42/

Heading into 2020—what kind of company and social network will Facebook become? Will regulation force Facebook, Twitter, and other massive networks to interoperate with newer, smaller networks? Will the values of free expression online prevail? Will the specter of Chinese censorship change the debate on what we expect from social networks here in America?

🎙 Tune in:
jaredwhite.com/podcast/42/

Regarding that last boost, Ubuntu is the Linux distro which took me from "oh gawd, I need to figure out how to administer a Linux server" to "hey, setting up and running Linux servers is fun!" Good stuff.

(One of these days I'll stop being a cheapskate and buy an Ubuntu-powered Linux laptop!)

spent the better part of the day theming my phone's home screen...

This might be a slightly controversial opinion here in the

We shouldn't feel guilty about the technology choices that we make. Just be mindful of what those choices are. The real danger isn't getting addicted to technology. It's not realizing if we have. So stay aware…but also, celebrate the magic!

vimeo.com/367325791

This might be a slightly controversial opinion here in the

We shouldn't feel guilty about the technology choices that we make. Just be mindful of what those choices are. The real danger isn't getting addicted to technology. It's not realizing if we have. So stay aware…but also, celebrate the magic!

vimeo.com/367325791

@jared we need a wider conversation about tracking ownership of brands, I think (hope) a lot of people would be terrified about just how much of our society is in the hands of about 20 corporations

Facebook owns Instagram and WhatsApp.

Obviously we all know that here, and are supporters of alternatives like PixelFed, Matrix, Signal, etc.

But a Pew survey shows it's not widely understood…in fact a majority of U.S adults have no idea that even when they're using Instagram or WhatsApp, the buck still ends with Zuck.

jaredwhite.com/links/20191016/

Any fans of "The Orville" out there? I just finished season 2, and I am *dying* to watch season 3 (which I guess hasn't even started filming yet). It's one of my absolute favorite Star Trek shows…what's that you say? Oh, right. Not Star Trek. 😜

Podcast Time!

A few years ago I suffered from acute depression. It was affecting my work and my quality of life. Today, I am doing much better, but I must remain vigilant not to slide back into old patterns and negative mindsets. As a creative freelancer, there are certain pitfalls which can have an adverse effect on my mental health. But NOTE: you don’t have to be a freelancer to appreciate today’s conversation! There’s a little something here for everybody. 🙂

jaredwhite.com/podcast/41/

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