Linklist 6 August 2023

Is decentralization the future of social media?
Meta’s adoption of ActivityPub could expose a lot more people to the power, and perils, of decentralized social networks..
'Indiana Jones' Star Mads Mikkelsen Has Been a Bad, Bad Boy
The legendary Danish actor knows in his bones how to play a memorable villain (see: Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny). But his more recent status as a niche heartthrob? Why, that's another story...
UK almost ‘flying blind’ on Covid this autumn, experts say
As cases rise, scientists say country is mostly in the dark about how infections could play out in coming months
Just normal web things.
A plea for us to get back to building websites that can do normal website things.
Blot – A blogging platform with no interface.
Mastodon is easy and fun except when it isn’t
For the Love of God, Stop Microwaving Plastic
A study of baby-food containers shows that microwaving plastic releases millions upon millions of polymer bits.