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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.

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A CEO’s Guide to Emacs | Fugue

For those who haven’t used Emacs, it’s something you’ll likely hate, but may love. It’s sort of a Rube Goldberg machine the size of a house that, at first glance, performs all the functions of a toaster. https://blog.fugue.co/2015-11-11-guide-to-emacs.html Having switched to Dvorak after first learning rudimentary emacs I’m a little scared to return. All things […]

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RZN.DRWS : Photo

http://rzndraws.tumblr.com/image/129279654725 It’s fair to say I’m a fan.

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How Credit Cards Tax America

I’d be interested to hear the counterargument in favor of credit cards. Credit cards were an amazing invention—in the 1950s. But today they are an outdated technology that cost us serious money. Source: How Credit Cards Tax America

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My top 5 ‘new’ Python modules of 2015 « Robin’s Blog

top-5-new-python-modules-of-2015 I suspect that tools like this will make things more enjoyable. At any rate, I’m just starting to mentally sync with what could be done with these tools. It’s not that I can’t imagine applications, but I’m just starting to have the right types of problems (and questions) that make the tools useful enough […]

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Learn Python Online – A Guide | Codementor

learning python resources This looks like a natural extension of resources as I continue to work my way through python. At some point I’ll hit a wall and need additional insights to resolve my query.

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Public Domain Collections: Free to Share & Reuse | The New York Public Library

http://www.nypl.org/research/collections/digital-collections/public-domain

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Build a web browser with 20 lines of Python

Build a web browser with 20 lines of Python https://www.linuxvoice.com/build-a-web-browser-with-20-lines-of-python/ This looks interesting in light of my recent delving into python. Self-reminder to take a look. May report back later.

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Chopin

Years ago I funded a wonderful project. We raised money to pay musicians to play classical music scores so that we could record them and release them immediately into the public domain. That effort was a success. Now, I’m finally able to share the fruits of the second project to do the same with the […]

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On Lichtenstein and “theft” | parker higgins dot net

Or: What is it that [“original” artist] doesn’t have that s/he would have if [other artist] had never appropriated the[ir work]? What is it that Heath doesn’t have, that he would have if Lichtenstein had never appropriated the panel? via On Lichtenstein and “theft” | parker higgins dot net.

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Sandro Miller: Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to photographic masters | Catherine Edelman Gallery

Nothing to add. Go see the pictures. (seriously. go.) via Sandro Miller: Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to photographic masters | Catherine Edelman Gallery.

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art-cycle

I took what was weird repackaged it whole sealed it in plastic up-charged for in stores and for a small fee — I loan my IP — you can license repackaged-sealed-weird just like me (but not for free)

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algorithms are values.

What a terrifying—and true—statement about our times: algorithms are values. via Twitter Respected Our Choices Until It Didn’t – My Linux Rig.

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Why Flunking Exams Is Actually a Good Thing – NYTimes.com

Very interesting quotes on the proper balance of study and practice. The article relates the idea that pre-testing (i.e. failing) primes the brain for future success by opening different neural pathways than studying a single question:answer relationship. The quickest way to master that Shakespearean sonnet, in other words, is to spend the first third of […]

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Non-Ambiguous Tasks

The dishes clearly need to be washed. There’s no ambiguity about whether it’s a necessary task and when you’re washing the dishes, it only takes a tiny portion of your attention — a tiny portion of your mind — and so the rest of your mind just wanders around drifting and stumbling across all sorts […]

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The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We’ve Lost in a World of Constant Connection – Boing Boing

I’m relieved to learn that someone has taken the time to codify terms and phrases related to pre- and post-web. There are currently—and increasingly will be—reasons to mourn what we have already lost. We should also celebrate the many advantages. Straddle Generation Neither Digital Natives nor wholly Digital Immigrants; they were born in the 1980s […]

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Being obsessive about detail is being normal | Spiekerblog

Every craft requires atten­tion to detail. … Unless you are obsessed by what you’re doing, you will not be doing it well enough. via Being obsessive about detail is being normal | Spiekerblog.

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Measure Up | S.B.LattinDesign

Measure Up | S.B.LattinDesign. What a fantastic graphic.

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My Clown Backstory

I was born between the first & second World Wars. I sold newspapers for my family but was fired when I created too many paper hats. My soul occasionally rises and falls with the sounds of the ocean which carried my grandfather to this country from Bologna. I don’t touch knives on account of the […]

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The Problem with Music

Two years ago I threw some money at an idea. The idea was big: raise $11,000 to hire an orchestra to record some music. The music was in the public domain — Mozart, Beethoven, etc. — but recordings of it were not. So, if you were able to read the public domain sheet music and […]

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Exercises from the #2510’s Project

If you’re not already aware of my #2510s project I’ll give you a brief recap: I wrote 25 ten-minute plays over the summer of 2011 and released them on the web. Each of 20 of the 25 plays were rewritten using some exercises I’d been developing and testing over the past couple of years. Some […]

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The #2510s Project

So I started a little project. I use the term “little” because that is how it appears to most outside observers. To me it is far larger than a “little” project. I can count the days and hours spent on the creation of the final product itself. None of that, however, involves the time spent […]

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The Skills I Happened Upon

The Inspiration Pop marketing guru extraordinaire Seth Godin had a marvelous post recently. It was titled Time for a workflow audit, but the relatively short tidbit inside sparked a moment of self-reflection on my part. By the way, if you’re not following Seth’s daily tidbits of advice you should be (and you should use RSS). […]

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The Revision Decision

To revise, or not to revise, that is the Question Last semester I penned a play called The Decision and asked for comments from a variety of sources (including in the comments of this website). The comments did not flood in. One of the difficulties of crowdsourcing something like dramaturgy with lengthy material (even as […]