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Digital gardens let you cultivate your own little bit of the internet

Beneath the umbrella term, however, digital gardens don’t follow rules. They’re not blogs, short for “weblogs,” a term that suggests a time-stamped record of thought. They’re not a social-media platform—connections are made, but often it’s through linking to other digital gardens, or gathering in forums like Reddit and Telegram to nerd out over code.

Tom Critchlow, a consultant who has been cultivating his digital garden for years, spells out the main difference between old-school blogging and digital gardening. “With blogging, you’re talking to a large audience,” he says. “With digital gardening, you’re talking to yourself. You focus on what you want to cultivate over time.”

What they have in common is that they can be edited at any time to reflect evolution and change. The idea is similar to editing a Wikipedia entry, though digital gardens are not meant to be the ultimate word on a topic. As a slower,

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With computer as his instrument, man finds ‘pathway into playing music’

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — While many of us are tied to our computers typing, reading or (these days) meeting, Kansas City musician Tim Harte is creating. He’s the first and only student admitted to the University of Missouri Kansas City’s prestigious Conservatory of Music and Dance with his computer as his instrument.



Kansas City musician Tim Harte is the first and only student admitted to the University of Missouri Kansas City's prestigious Conservatory of Music and Dance with his computer as his instrument.


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Kansas City musician Tim Harte is the first and only student admitted to the University of Missouri Kansas City’s prestigious Conservatory of Music and Dance with his computer as his instrument.

Through his unique talent and ambition, he’s built a following in Kansas City. Harte, 40, has found community among fans and fellow artists.

Most of his work has been performed in small venues — record shops and art galleries, many located in the Crossroads Arts District.

That, of course, changed when the coronavirus pandemic hit in March.

His classes, and

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September Security Patch Rolling Out To Unlocked Galaxy S20 Smartphones

Over the past few months, Samsung has been incredibly fast in rolling out monthly security patch updates. The company has now started rolling out the September 2020 security patch update to the unlocked Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra smartphones.

The latest update for the Galaxy S20 comes with the build number G981U1UES1BTH4. This update carries the build numbers G986U1UES1BTH4 and G988U1UES1BTH4 for Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra respectively.

Unlocked Galaxy S20 smartphones get September 2020 security patch

The update comes in over 208MB of size and should also include regular bug fixes and stability improvements. Besides the latest security patch, the changelog doesn’t mention any other changes. As the update being rolled out incrementally, not all the devices will be getting the update on day one.

However, interested users can manually check for the latest OTA update by going to Settings > Software update > Download.

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