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Middle Falls, McCloud River
It's Okay to Do Nothing for A While
Note to self: if there's nothing to do, you can relax without feeling bad.Read More...
It's been a few months since I last posted, but I decided to combine my two websites into one; over the past few days, I merged all the content on derekmeer.com into meerific.com.
I also simplified this site's design and added support for simple updates (like this one) and image uploads in addition to regular articles. I hope you like it!
How to build Humane Communities from scratch
I explore how online communities evolved and share thoughts on building better ones in the future.Read More...
The importance of Minimal Commonality
Which qualities would I look for if I had to find housemates again?Read More...
Why do I lurk online?
Here's my experience with lurking, why I do it, and how I might be persuaded to contribute more.Read More...
How to write a User Manual by example
When I meet new colleagues, I try to learn how best to work with them. If you're in the same boat, you should write a user manual.Read More...