Sunday Paper - Social Media Algorithms and Creativity, Digital Nomads, Republicans for the Rule of Law

What a surprise. The digital nomadic lifestyle has consequences but not for those living it.

The appeal is obvious. Digital nomads present selective pieces of themselves on Instagram, YouTube, and personal blogs. Everything they do is alluring. If you only looked at social media, you’d think they were paid to chill on the beach. Of course, those looking to replicate their lifestyle only see what digital nomads want them to see. Who doesn’t want to show their most appealing self online?

But selective presentation covers up— or completely ignores — the less appealing aspects of calling your MacBook your office. Many digital nomads had significant privilege before pursuing such a lifestyle, privilege that allows them to avoid the potentially negative aspects of location independence.
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Digital nomads look for locales that are inexpensive (by Western standards), where they can easily outspend residents to maintain a quality of life that would be difficult to achieve on local salaries. Chiang Mai, Thailand, and Bali are some of the leading destinations for those seeking a location-independent lifestyle. Predictably, developers in these areas begin to chase Western money.Digital Nomads Are Not the Future by Paris Marx in Medium

Former Republican federal prosecutors discuss how if President Trump were anyone else, he would have been charged with obstruction of justice based off the information released in the Mueller Report.

What makes the difference?

Good reasoning, especially those last two sentences, for why I chose to switch to the Fuji X-T2 instead of sticking with Nikon and upgrading my broken kit to a Nikon D500. The ergonomics of the X-T2 provide a experience for me.

In a short period I am used to how the ISO and exposure dials on top of the camera work on the X-T2 and I am comfortable making quick aperture changes via the Fujinon XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR lens.

I have created a custom menu for quick access to camera settings such as Film Simulation mode, formatting a memory card, auto-focus points, white balance, dynamic range, drive mode and wireless transfer.

Fuji put bracketing, video, and on one of the dials so that switching modes is easy. The camera meets my needs.