Next Up: The Witcher

My next undertaking on Twitch: To play all of the Witcher games, in order of release.
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Cyberpunk Completed

Against all technical odds, I’ve completed Cyberpunk 2077 live on stream over the weekend.
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I’ve just released this week’s episode of The Private Citizen. I’m a day late because Mike and me recorded that episode late into the night yesterday. In fact, it was already Thursday when we were done. I did my best to get it out as fast as possible today, but I unexpectedly had a lot on my plate. But here it is, our discussion of Trump’s last days, Biden’s inauguration and what the future holds for the US and the rest of the world.

The Private Citizen 52: A President for All Americans

Donald Trump has left the White House and Joe Biden is now President. What does that mean for the future of the US and beyond? I look back at what happened with Trump and forward at the future with my guest Michael Mullan-Jensen.

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Incompetent Journalists Are the Biggest Source of Misinformation

With friends like this, who needs enemies?
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A Sign of Things to Come

And then, they went after Parler. And suddenly, the whole internet is at stake.
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Yesterday, I published the first Private Citizen episode of the year on the newly redesigned website. Unsurprisingly, the episode deals with the insurrection at the US Capitol and the reactions of social media companies, who banned Trump and then just kept the bans going.

The Private Citizen 51: The Twitter Coup

After an angry mob stormed the US Capitol last week, Twitter and other social media companies embarked on an unprecedented power grab for control of the public’s opinion.

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“Südpark”

Rainy winter night in Düsseldorf’s Südpark
Nikon D7100, AF Nikkor 35mm f/2D (ISO 6400 • 1320 s • f/2)

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As promised last year, I’ve redesigned the website for The Private Citizen. The podcast has also gotten an album art refresh to go along with it. As you can see, I’ve now labelled it more clearly as a politics podcast, to reflect the changes in direction the show has experienced during its first year of operation. As before, the design is supposed to convey what the show is about in one glance and then get out of your way to quickly enable you to access the podcast and the substantial amount of show notes for each episode. Pleas let me know if there are any issues.

I will record and release the first episode of the year today. I was planning on streaming the recording starting at 18:00 CET, but looking at the current time, I might actually be a few hours late with that as I still have a lot of prep work to do. I will post in the Discord when I’m getting ready to go live. See you then, I hope!

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Alea iacta est

It did not take long until Twitter turned the banhammer against those who actually do good. From Trump to Sci-Hub in just two days.
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Silicon Valley Declares War

Twitter has just crossed the Rubicon. A corporation has suspended the main means of communication of the head of state of the most powerful country in the world.
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