But haven’t you heard the news?

I’m currently in the first week of an experiment I like to call “Operation Bubble” – I’m refraining from reading the news.

Or, to be more precise, the sort of news usually referred to as “world news” or “global news” – politics, disasters, war, the lot.
The reason why I’m doing this?

  1. I want to find out if consuming news is actually beneficial to me, or if it is merely another form of entertainment with potentially negative side-effects.
  2. Can I become better informed by being more selective with second-hand news sources?

In the next post I’ll describe the idea behind it in more detail. This experiment will take a while, so there’s no rush.

Third time is a charm

Alright, once again.
I’ve also just made up my mind that I’ll drop the “archive tag” and will only be reposting stuff from the old blog that’s actually still relevant (hint: most of it wasn’t anyway).

Some of the original content has been lost, so I’ll have to come up with a better backup plan to prevent this from happening again. If anybody knows a good way of doing automated full wordpress exports for backup purposes, please let me know.

First post will be “Take it easy” for obvious reasons.