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White keyboard layout

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 […]

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Your Personal Archiving Project: Where Do You Start?

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.

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CV of Failures

Just want to acknowledge the joy of this endeavor. A running documentation of your failures is a great idea that I fully support.

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Emacs For Writers

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Sound Wave

Getting back into digital visual art a bit. Here’s one from today.

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Org as a Word Processor

http://www.howardism.org/Technical/Emacs/orgmode-wordprocessor.html When I first saw one of his videos I was wondering how sick an effect was achieved, though I never asked–thanks to all who did for me.

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Backing up 18 years in 8 hours

http://chromakode.com/post/18-years-in-8-hours

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Why You Should Use Tumbleweed

http://rootco.de/2016-03-28-why-use-tumbleweed/

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Dedication

View post on imgur.com Impressive.

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Image Optimization-Quick Script

Image Optimization-Quick Script http://blog.jdpfu.com/2016/03/24/image-optimization-quick-script

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I can’t recommend strongly enough that you take the time to read the entirety of APPLE INC.’S REPLY TO GOVERNMENT’S OPPOSITION TO APPLE INC.’S MOTION TO VACATE ORDER COMPELLING APPLE INC. TO ASSIST AGENTS IN SEARCH. Some gems below: The government attempts to rewrite history by portraying the [All Writs] Act as an all-powerful magic […]

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Václav Havel on the Temptations of Political Power

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

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The Secrets of Surveillance Capitalism

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 […]

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Patreon Moves To Give Users A Chance To Respond To DMCA Notices Before Taking Down Content

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

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The question

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

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on why I didn’t like /the avengers/

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a tale of some meetings

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 […]

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Windows Now Showing Full-Screen Ads | Hacker News

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=11167964 The comment section is instructive.

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How the internet flips elections…

On the one hand: of course it does. On the other hand: pretty terrifying. So if Google favours one candidate in an election, its impact on undecided voters could easily decide the election’s outcome. Source: How the internet flips elections and alters our thou…

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some rocks

This is a quick (and ridiculous!) version of a project I’m working on. The final version will be more subdued, but I couldn’t resist quickly creating an animated gif once the thought entered my mind. Thoughts?  

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In Rainbows, Radiohead, and Copyright

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 […]

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The Scooter Computer

The Scooter Computer http://blog.codinghorror.com/the-scooter-computer/

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Aaron “tenderlove” Patterson

Aaron “tenderlove” Patterson http://usesthis.com/interviews/aaron.patterson/ Firefox has an extremely nice feature that I like for web development: if you hit ‘ (single quote) it will bring up a search box, but the search box only searches through links on the page. Then you can hit enter to navigate to that link. That way I can avoid […]

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starting (again) to use emacs

C-u M-! date I’ve started using Emacs again. I can’t remember what sent me to the Literate Devops with Emacs video by Howard Abrams, but the idea of running code within Emacs org-mode was enough for me to fire it up and relearn the key combinations. I’ve recently switched to Dvorak as a keyboard layout […]