I’ve been playing around with other blogging platforms for a while now… Ghost, Hugo, Django, and others. Is WordPress what I continue to use? Something else? I wish this wasn’t such a struggle, but I’m keenly aware of what drives this indecision. 1. Nostalgia I am, first and foremost, driven by a nostalgia for a […]
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180304/23373739356/mike-godwins-first-essay-encryption-constitution.shtml In in 1993, when Mike Goodwin originally wrote this essay, I was a very young boy and I find it startling how similar the arguments are for encryption with respect to constitutional considerations 25 years later. My thanks to the people who fought the first crypto Wars.
For a very long time (I’m guessing ~10 years) I’ve had a blurb on the playscript section of my various websites saying: “Rainfall” (Coming Soon!) Now it has. Read it here. It’s a slow play. It was produced when I was in undergrad.
G: 59 = 33 + 26 T: 43 = 43 K: 131 = 24 + 62 + 45
Unemployment in America, Mapped Over Time – http://flowingdata.com/2016/10/17/animated-map-of-unemployment/
instead of hand-drawing the stripes I’ve matched them up with a digital tool after the original hand-drawn outline. not certain I like this (in fact―pretty certain I don’t) but it’s clear that I’m going to move somewhere here to progress. we’ll see what happens there. At any rate―behold something new.
This is a brick.
This is a pretty amazing use of programming and personal data to create a custom keyboard layout for yourself. Great read. This scoring method is then evaluated on a collection of text that is representative of all text I’ve typed in the last five years, which produces a number representing the objective function. Specifically, I […]
http://blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/2016/05/how-to-begin-a-personal-archiving-project/ Pretty great, low-key article about not losing your mind organizing things. I suspect this is easier when it’s not your stuff. Never really thought about how archivists archive and it’s interesting. Wish they’d addressed long-term digital storage formats. Would assume you’d use free software if possible.
View post on imgur.com Impressive.
Image Optimization-Quick Script http://blog.jdpfu.com/2016/03/24/image-optimization-quick-script
Politics is work of a kind that requires especially pure people, because it is especially easy to become morally tainted. https://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/vl/notes/havel.html
So it is for me and perhaps for you: The bare facts of surveillance capitalism necessarily arouse my indignation because they demean human dignity. The future of this narrative will depend upon the indignant scholars and journalists drawn to this frontier project, indignant elected officials and policy makers who understand that their authority originates in […]
Patreon Moves To Give Users A Chance To Respond To DMCA Notices Before Taking Down Content http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/techdirt/feed/~3/d_G4j3_ltXw/story01.htm
The key question isn’t, “what’s the answer?” The key question is, “what’s the question?” http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/140043972/0/sethsblog~Worth-thinking-about.html
I’ve been increasingly involved in meetings. Often these are productive and necessary fare, but sometimes they reach Dilbert-like levels of banality and un-productivity. As I was reading Winnie the Pooh to my kids tonight I was reminded of such a meeting in CHAPTER VII: IN WHICH KANGA AND BABY ROO COME TO THE FOREST, AND […]
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=11167964 The comment section is instructive.
This is an aspect of Radiohead’s In Rainbows release I was not familiar with before reading this otherwise uninteresting (to me) article. In retrospect it makes sense that there was a mini-nightmare with respect to releasing this way and that copyright was a barrier. As the U.S. is finally entering discussions to amend copyright law […]
The Scooter Computer http://blog.codinghorror.com/the-scooter-computer/
http://sampulator.com/ Looks fun.
Once upon a time there was ___. Every day, ___. One day ___. Because of that, ___. Because of that, ___. Until finally ___. …And ever since that day… http://www.aerogrammestudio.com/2013/03/22/the-story-spine-pixars-4th-rule-of-storytelling Narrative structure is interesting. I truly enjoy this boiled down version that strips much of the nonsense out.