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I’m heading to a design-related event shortly in support of Mike Monteiro’s new book Ruined by Design. As I’ve been thinking about it today, it occurs to me that the FX television series The Americans reflects a bit of his thesis about designers taking control of their portion of their work. In some sense Elizabeth … Continue reading ""

Fri, 24 May 2019 00:43:34 +0000


Thu, 23 May 2019 16:10:17 +0000


The timing on The Jeffersons was way better than Bunker. Great to see them both come back though.ย 

Thu, 23 May 2019 04:57:42 +0000


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Thu, 23 May 2019 01:46:05 +0000


๐Ÿ“บ Stephen Downes: Conversation with Ben Werdmuller | YouTube

A great little overview of IndieWeb for the education crowd.

Wed, 22 May 2019 22:42:11 +0000


๐Ÿ‘“ How a Bunch of Songbirds Ended Up Inside the Stomachs of Sharks | The Atlantic | Ed Yong

Wed, 22 May 2019 07:36:48 +0000


๐Ÿ‘“ The College That Gives Graduates the Wrong Diploma | The Atlantic

Wed, 22 May 2019 07:30:10 +0000


๐Ÿ‘“ Colophon | Boris Mann

Wed, 22 May 2019 07:01:09 +0000


Followed Johan Bovรฉ

Wed, 22 May 2019 06:55:28 +0000


๐Ÿ‘“ The unexpected question I ask myself every year | Ben Werdmรผller

Wed, 22 May 2019 06:19:28 +0000


๐Ÿ‘“ Checking in on my social media fast | Ben Werdmรผller

Wed, 22 May 2019 06:15:24 +0000


๐Ÿ‘“ Iโ€™m going dark on social media for the rest of 2018. | Ben Werdmรผller

Wed, 22 May 2019 06:11:33 +0000


๐Ÿ‘“ Building towers, not tunnels | Ben Werdmรผller

Wed, 22 May 2019 06:06:13 +0000


๐Ÿ‘“ Foursquare/Swarm iCal feed | Phil Gyford

Wed, 22 May 2019 05:00:23 +0000


๐Ÿ‘“ Playing with the Indieweb | Notist | Stephen Rushe

Wed, 22 May 2019 04:56:28 +0000


๐Ÿ‘“ When youโ€™re on a plane for 16 hours | supine-owl.com

Wed, 22 May 2019 04:29:10 +0000


๐Ÿ‘“ Tabor Theme Now Available as a Free Gatsby Theme for WordPress | WP Tavern

Wed, 22 May 2019 04:22:33 +0000


๐Ÿ‘“ Loveland Public Library to Host Free Beginners WordPress Class Online May 22, 2019 | WP Tavern

This library looks like it’s essentially hosting a WordPress-sepecific Homebrew Website Club and doing something in the wild that Greg McVerry and I think would be a great public model.

Wed, 22 May 2019 04:17:29 +0000


๐Ÿ‘“ New in EditorsKit 1.5: Justify Text Alignment, Autosave On/Off Toggle, and Highlighted Text | WP Tavern

Wed, 22 May 2019 04:15:25 +0000


hat tip Jeff Jarvis.

Wed, 22 May 2019 04:10:47 +0000


๐Ÿ‘“ A Crisis of Cognition | BuzzMachine

An interesting reframing of journalistic problems here.

Wed, 22 May 2019 04:09:21 +0000


๐Ÿ‘“ A reporter declined to reveal his source. Then police showed up at his front door with guns. | Washington Post

Wed, 22 May 2019 03:28:26 +0000


๐Ÿ‘“ What Do You Do with 11,000 Blogs? Preserving, Archiving, and Maintaining UMW Blogsโ€”A Case Study | The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy

Some interesting things to consider for a DoOO project in terms of longevity and archiving.

Wed, 22 May 2019 03:15:19 +0000


๐Ÿ“บ May 21, 2019 โ€“ PBS NewsHour | PBS

Wed, 22 May 2019 02:38:13 +0000


๐Ÿ‘“ I.M. Pei, Master Architect Whose Buildings Dazzled the World, Dies at 102 | The New York Times

I had the privilege of working in an I.M. Pei office building for about two years. It wasn’t a museum, but had so much modern art on its walls and Roy Lichtenstein’s massive “Bauhaus Stairway” in the lobby that it seemed like a museum.

Wed, 22 May 2019 02:33:08 +0000


๐Ÿ‘“ Easy IndieWeb Login with WP-Dimension Theme | CogDogBlog

Tue, 21 May 2019 23:49:12 +0000


โค๏ธ RepKatiePorter on @SecretaryCarson, REOs, and OREOs

“The best people” indeed. I’m guessing we should have asked a few more questions like “the best people” at what? Screwing up the country? Carson may have been a half-decent pediatric neurosurgeon, but he obviously doesn’t seem to know anything else about anything else. I’ll be he follows this up with something idiotic like, “I’m … Continue reading "❤️ RepKatiePorter on @SecretaryCarson, REOs, and OREOs"

Tue, 21 May 2019 22:34:11 +0000


๐Ÿ‘“ Scale and Scope | Jim Luke

I can see a relation to the economies of scope that Jim Luke is talking about here in relation to the IndieWeb principle of plurality. For a long time the IndieWeb community has put economies of scope first and foremost over that of scale. Scale may not necessarily solve some of the problems we’re all … Continue reading "👓 Scale and Scope | Jim Luke"

Tue, 21 May 2019 20:20:37 +0000


An IndieWeb Podcast: Episode 14 A loose collective of developers and techno-utopians

If possible, click to play, otherwise your browser may be unable to play this audio file. Running time: 1h 19m 57s | Download (37.5MB) | Subscribe by RSS | Huffduff Summary: Our first episode since January. David Shanske and Chris Aldrich get caught up on some recent IndieWebCamps, an article about IndieWeb in The New … Continue reading "An IndieWeb Podcast: Episode 14 A loose collective of developers and techno-utopians"

Tue, 21 May 2019 19:44:47 +0000


๐Ÿ‘“ Whereโ€™s My XYZ Post? | Kicks Condor

I had wondered myself where his post went. Good to know the subtleties of the UI of the system.

Tue, 21 May 2019 19:06:16 +0000


๐Ÿ‘“ The โ€œFreeโ€ Model | Geek&Poke

This is an awesome cartoon. I’m reminded a bit of Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s concept of the Thanksgiving Turkey in The Black Swan.

Tue, 21 May 2019 16:24:26 +0000


๐Ÿ‘“ Why novelist Mark Haddon lost faith in Twitter | Financial Times

Tue, 21 May 2019 04:04:29 +0000


๐Ÿ‘“ Wrap-Up and Coverage for Dรผsseldorf 2019 | beyond tellerrand

Tue, 21 May 2019 03:50:31 +0000


๐Ÿ‘“ Novelist Mark Haddon Quit Twitter. Not Because Itโ€™s Terrible, But Because It Prevents Him From Being Great | Cal Newport

Tue, 21 May 2019 03:20:11 +0000


I agree with Chris’ summation and wish there would have been some more positive “gee wiz” in the piece. The likely missed subtext here though is that the author is a computer science professor so avowedly anti-social media that he doesn’t have accounts of his own, and he has actually written a book about digital … Continue reading ""

Tue, 21 May 2019 01:44:51 +0000


๐Ÿ‘“ Remark Development Log: Starting with the Kit | Eddie Hinkle

Mon, 20 May 2019 23:47:23 +0000


๐Ÿ‘“ Thanks to Facebook, Your Cellphone Company Is Watching You More Closely Than Ever | The Intercept

Mon, 20 May 2019 23:45:19 +0000


๐Ÿ“‘ Thanks to Facebook, Your Cellphone Company Is Watching You More Closely Than Ever | The Intercept

Mon, 20 May 2019 23:44:29 +0000


๐Ÿ“‘ Thanks to Facebook, Your Cellphone Company Is Watching You More Closely Than Ever | The Intercept

Mon, 20 May 2019 23:35:21 +0000


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