You all. A week! Maybe a few. They’ve been something else, for good and ill, fun and “waaaha!?” A doozy. So, here is a doozy of a link log!
aerc; The world’s best email client
I haven’t given this a go, yet, but it looks pretty solid, and like a great/easier to use alternative to mutt or alpine.
Why I’m still using jQuery in 2019
I use jQuery just about every day, and, you know what…I really like it. 😬
Why You Should Buy Into the Emacs Platform
The title of this post is a we bit deceive-ious, it is more of a list of awesome emacs resources than a manifesto/proclamation on why you “should” use emacs.
Welcome to Linux From Scratch!
Linux From Scratch (LFS) is a project that provides you with step-by-step instructions for building your own custom Linux system, entirely from source code.
Why Don’t Americans Use Their Parks At Night?
However cities want to encourage more park use at night, he stresses that they need to consult the “community anchors” to ensure that it meets the needs of the entire neighborhood.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons will have skin tone customization, gender-neutral hairstyles for Villagers
This piece serves as a great follow up to this previously linked post from Austin Walker, Me, On The Screen: Race in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Instant Pot Baked Potatoes Recipe
How to cook potatoes in an instant pot.
Is Robert’s Rules too Restrictive? Consider Martha’s Rules of Order for Meetings
See also, Martha’s Rules
Borough mayor is knitting to prove men speak too much at meetings
Montgomery said she is unfazed by criticism and will continue knitting until Christmas.
Knitting as both protest, and social signal.
Don’t slow that bus down, we’ve got places to be
But there’s a clear difference between Die Hard and Speed, […] Die Hard is about the individual — the lone wolf John McClaine, shooting his way through the terrorists — but Speed isn’t really about Reeves. It’s about the collective. It’s not just one of Keanu’s best movies; it’s one of the best movies about public transportation. Speed refutes one of the most pervasive myths about metropolitan transit systems in the U.S. — that no one rides the bus in Los Angeles — with its economically and racially diverse ensemble of riders, who must work together and with Jack Traven to keep the bus going until the bomb is dismantled.
Help For Werewolf
Werewolf! is a free-form social roleplaying game (kinda):
Link: Archive of Our Own
Be your own curator. Archivist.
Question: what is to be done with the stuff after it has been cataloged and stored? Are we pinning butterflies for the sake of pinning them, or is there a moment of beholding, and re-use/re-mix down the line?
Save and make? Transform?
I like to think of what I do with these link logs as part curation, part compost.
IBM and the Holocaust — why wasn’t this on my radar?
Juxtaposed: Wayfair workers plan walkout in protest of company’s bed sales to migrant camps.
Slight correction to CNN’s title, though — “migration camps” should be “concentration camps.”
Atlanta’s Food Forest Will Provide Fresh Fruit, Nuts, and Herbs to Forage
Most of the trees in the forest are still too young to bear fruit. But once they become productive, about five years from now, McCord expects “literal tons of fruit.”
Before you were here
[…] Needing to build your own website, setting up your own webservers, and using non-user friendly applications to transfer data not only meant that most early users had a better core understanding of the technology and what its future might bring, it also meant that users had a sense of ownership. They were shaping the medium they were consuming.
screenshots of despair
A catalog of little despair.
Fans Are Better Than Tech at Organizing Information Online
The first step to recovery is admitting that you have a problem. I, as exemplified by this very post, have a tagging problem.
Interesting also in the context of “digital minimalism,” see Walking Alone: On “Digital Minimalism”.
@kicks offering the most cogent explanation of what the heck
date:// actually is that I’ve found!
Ok, so how does Dat work exactly? It is simply a unique address attached to a folder of files (kind of like a ZIP file.) You then share that folder on the network and others can sync it to their system when they visit the unique address.
SwiftUI, Privacy, macOS, and the Web
A long, but worthwhile read.
The Future of Interaction, Part II
The most important part of this announcement is the abstraction they’re working with, not the view surface being used for rendering.
Wherein the abstraction becomes a tool for focusing on interaction, rather than specific implementation.
Adversarial Interoperability: Reviving an Elegant Weapon From a More Civilized Age to Slay Today’s Monopolies
What made iWork a success—and helped re-launch Apple—was the fact that Pages could open and save most Word files […]
[…] Apple didn’t just make an “interoperable” product that worked with an existing product in the market: they made an adversarially interoperable product whose compatibility was wrested from the incumbent, through diligent reverse-engineering and reimplementation.
The New Wilderness
The need to regulate online privacy is a truth so universally acknowledged that even Facebook and Google have joined the chorus of voices crying for change […] No two companies have done more to drag private life into the algorithmic eye than Google and Facebook.
So why have the gravediggers of online privacy suddenly grown so worried about the health of the patient?
Part of the answer is a defect in the language we use to talk about privacy. That language, especially as it is codified in law, is not adequate for the new reality of ubiquitous, mechanized surveillance.
The question we need to ask is not whether our data is safe, but why there is suddenly so much of it that needs protecting. The problem with the dragon, after all, is not its stockpile stewardship, but its appetite.
That Web Dev Thing Where Everybody Says Something Clever Involving Toast
Twitter is designed to escalate responses and keep people engaged. This has the effect of polarising discussions online which in turn has, in my mind, made it completely useless as a venue for discussing web development issues.
A decentralized blogging…thing…platform…service?
- public works
- public spaces
- austin walker
- animal crossing
- video games
- instant pot
- keanu reeves
- public transit
- public transportation
- concentration camps
- food forest
- urban agriculture
- early web
- social media
- data protection