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A digital pillow fort

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...it appears that my server is grumpy about my setting up SSL on a sub.sub.subdomain, do, while I wait for DNS changes to propagate here is the micro.blog micro.wiki’s content, as of today, 2018-05-22:

Micro.wiki, Resources for Micro.blog

Community resources for the avid Micro.blogger

Micro.blog is groovy. This is a community index, champion’s enchiridion of all things Micro.blog. NOTE! This is a community resource and is in no way officially tied to Micro.blog. The bona fide documentation lives at help.micro.blog (make sure not to miss the community guidelines).

What is Micro.blog and how can I do it!?

How do I find users and cool content!?

How can I Micro.blog from WordPress!?

How can I post to Micro.blog other than by using the native app(s)!?

Other community resources


Ya'll, micro.blog is amazing! The community has generated some truly 💯 content. With a bit of help form @smokey I put together a tiny wiki of community resources to help more folks micro.blog: https://m.b.wiki.eli.li/

Test post from the new version of Icro

In reply to: The Behavioral Tricks That Make Japanese Trains Run - CityLab

Is it weird that I mostly want to go to Japan to watch a baseball game and ride around on the trains?

In reply to: Blogging in the Second Person: Open Correspondence for a Social Web? – James Shelley

Hi James,

I very much agree with what you've written — I think another factor may be that many bloggers mimic styles of writing with which they're familiar, e.g. newspaper-style journalism.

You're post also reminds me of one of my favorite Virginia Woolf quotes:

Of all forms of literature, however, the essay is the one which least calls for the use of long words. The principle which controls it is simply that it should give pleasure; the desire which impels us when we take it from the shelf is simply to receive pleasure. Everything in an essay must be subdued to that end. It should lay us under a spell with its first word, and we should only wake, refreshed, with its last.

— Virginia Woolf, The Modern Essay

Do you think blogs are a bit like essays as Woolf has described them?

In reply to: EmacsWiki: Web Kit

...I would never leave emacs

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We biked circles around the parking lot for a really long time.

🙌  Liked: I Don’t Know How to Waste Time on the Internet Anymore

I've stood at a standing desk for a few years now. Today I used a fatigue mat for the first time ever. WHAT MAGIC IS THIS!?

In reply to: After 5 years and $3M, here's everything we've learned from building Ghost

How open source works is: If you want something, you can build it.

This isn't exactly true, Ghost. As the stated stewards of an open source project it is your responsibility to cultivate a community and tooling to support that community...open source isn't a free-to-play sandbox.




In reply to: Autistic Abby (Sometimes people use “respect” to mean “treating...)

Sometimes people use “respect” to mean “treating someone like a person” and sometimes they use “respect” to mean “treating someone like an authority”

and sometimes people who are used to being treated like an authority say “if you won’t respect me I won’t respect you” and they mean “if you won’t treat me like an authority I won’t treat you like a person”

and they think they’re being fair but they aren’t, and it’s not okay.

In reply to: Hickam's dictum - Wikipedia

Hickam's Dictum

Patients can have as many diseases as they damn well please

... as opposed to

Occam's Razor (Isaac Newton's version)

We are to admit no more causes of natural things than such as are both true and sufficient to explain their appearances. Therefore, to the same natural effects we must, as far as possible, assign the same causes

Occam's Razor (layman's version)

The simplest explanation is usually the correct one

🙌  Liked: Mental Models I Find Repeatedly Useful – Gabriel Weinberg – Medium

My son is 2.5 years old. At this point I’m not worried about the quality of education he’ll receive, the educational philosophy of his school, or anything of that sort. I’m worried if he’ll be murdered at school.

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Clozure CL's error messages are on point.

Today I had a phone interview, made lunch, and entertained a toddler all at the same time. All in all, I think all three tasks went pretty well 🤞

🙌  Liked: No feigning surprise - Julia Evans

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In reply to: Libraries that speak loudly - Shelf awareness

In “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” (1831), Victor Hugo noted that, in the late Middle Ages, printing threatened architecture as the dominant mode for the church to convey cultural meaning. “The book of stone, so solid and so enduring, was to give way to the book of paper, more solid and more enduring still.” Put the book and the building together, and you have the potential for structures of almost overwhelming significance.

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