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"At the mercy of the geography"

The paradox of the handoff document

by AK Krajewska

In theory, a handoff document is a collection of everything the person taking over your project (or job) needs to know. Of course, that's impossible to write down. So, in reality, it's a series of hints and links and people to talk to that you hope will help the person to avoid the worst... Continue reading (723 words)

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Crush, the triumph of the simulacra

What's so upsetting about the iPad ad?

by AK Krajewska

Apple's "Crush!" commercial nakedly reveals how reality has been replaced by simulacra by uncomfortably laying bare the logic of commodity fetishism. That’s why we hate it, and what makes all the other little hateable things in it feel worse than they should. Continue reading (2602 words)

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Walpurgisnacht raccoon

The one who takes everything in its hands pays a personal visit

by AK Krajewska

I heard a strange noise, like a grunt, kind of like a mix between a snore and someone straining with effort, but weirder. Animal, definitely animal. Then it happened again. It was about an hour after midnight, and I groped for my glasses on the bedside table.

I went to the window to... Continue reading (1037 words)

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Snufkin, wholesome anarchist role model

A review of Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley

by AK Krajewska

It's a lovely morning in Moominvalley, and you are a horrible Snufkin. Except you're not really horrible, are you? And Moominvalley seems to be a bit less lovely than you had been expecting. What's going on? Continue reading (3036 words)

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Birds being cute

A special photo episode

by AK Krajewska

It started out sort of joking about 10 years ago, but now I am definitely and unironically into birds. While I enjoy spotting a new bird, I also like observing common birds. If you pay attention they do some pretty neat things! So this week, I'd like to share some of my collection of... Continue reading (441 words)

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