Chris Aldrich

Musings of a Modern Day Cyberneticist

Angela de Marco: God, you people work just like the mob! There’s no difference. Regional Director Franklin: Oh, there’s a big difference, Mrs. de Marco. The mob is run by murdering, thieving, lying, cheating psychopaths. We work for the President of the United States of America. —Married to the Mob (Orion, 1988)

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 17:49:39 +0000

I spent a chunk of the evening hacking away and I managed to get my TiddlyWiki set up and serving from a domain I own! More details and documentation about it tomorrow.

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 08:05:06 +0000

David Shanske’s hosted version of Quill

Bookmarked Quill. SPOS: Single point of Shanske

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 02:39:43 +0000

Review of Typlog as a turnkey platform for IndieWeb as a Service

Yesterday I ran across a tweet in the IndieWeb chat announcing that Typlog, a hosted website/blogging platform, now supports Webmention. Webmention is supported on Typlog now: https://t.co/iiY5SgWssf — Typlog (@typlog) March 30, 2020 I looked at their website, and it also looks like they support a few other IndieWeb building blocks including WebSub and RelMeAuth … Continue reading Review of Typlog as a turnkey platform for IndieWeb as a Service

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 20:01:39 +0000

It looks like Typlog doesn’t support sending outgoing webmention, but I’ve seen incoming webmention working on Hsiaoming Yang’s personal website. This post can also serve as an additional test to my test site.

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 17:52:34 +0000

Hsiaoming Yang has created the excellent looking Typlog.com/.

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 16:40:32 +0000

Congratulations! I’m curious if you have plans to offer other IndieWeb building blocks like Micropub, Microsub, or IndieAuth? Given your offerings, I’m tempted to add Typlog to the options at https://indieweb.org/Quick_Start.

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 15:43:04 +0000

This seems like quite a clever way of adding some human readable styling to RSS feeds. While it seems like yet another side-file, it could be a useful one. I think if I were implementing it I’d also want to include a SubToMe universal follow button on it as well

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 06:40:19 +0000

Notes from WordPress Pasadena General Meetup, March 2020!

For those searching for links and help from tonight’s online meetup. If Meetup.com isn’t up to the task, I happen to have a WordPress website that can do the job. 19:02:08 From Jason Orellana : Hey Everyone! 19:02:22 From Connie Nassios : Hi! 19:02:22 From Wafic : Hi everyone 19:03:56 From BreAnn Mueller : Hi!! … Continue reading Notes from WordPress Pasadena General Meetup, March 2020!

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 05:30:03 +0000

Overheard today: I’m not sure how to describe Tiger King. It’s like… It’s like capturing Florida in a snow globe.

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 18:58:34 +0000

I’ve met all too many Joes. He may seem like a caricature to many, but there are a lot of him out there. The entirety of this seems to me like a replaying of the right/left political battle, but translated immediately into culture and with a more extreme bent. Even the promo poster properly puts … Continue reading

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 08:10:11 +0000

I have to wonder if there are at least two previously “inactivated” sentient androids roaming around, how many more might there be that we don’t know about? Dozens? Hundreds? Thousands? … What happens when they become “activated”? Could make for a great plot twist at the end? Let’s see.

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 05:48:08 +0000

Not as much of the morality tale that previous incarnations of Star Trek have been. This does have an anti-AI bent that should be interesting to follow, so maybe a bit of a modern day morality play here.

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Om Malik writes about a renewed focus on his own blog: “My first decree was to eschew any and all analytics. I don’t want to be driven by “views,” or what Google deems worthy of rank. I write what pleases me, not some algorithm. Walking away from quantification of my creativity was an act of … Continue reading

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Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. —Steve Jobs (via lifehacker and Zettel no. 201308301352) ❧ in other words, it’s just statistical thermodynamics. Eventually small pieces … Continue reading

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 17:28:26 +0000

I just blew the last 30 minutes looking at Rilakkuma (りらくま ) products online… 

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 05:27:45 +0000

Thanks for the shout out (and the Webmention) Stephen!

Sun, 29 Mar 2020 21:11:34 +0000

I have a few subscriptions to bulk products on Amazon that ship every 2-6 months or so and yesterday was the drop date for my 3 pack of Clorox Disinfecting Wipes. My dog food in the same order should arrive on Tuesday, but the wipes aren’t estimated to arrive until April 27-29. Apparently the coronavirus … Continue reading

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Sun, 29 Mar 2020 03:37:47 +0000

I do so love Carl Lumbly’s work in this. Annuit coeptis.

Sun, 29 Mar 2020 02:14:41 +0000

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 03:00:08 +0000

A fascinating lecture about the word City of the title and the first word of the book with a tad about the rest of the first sentence!

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 23:28:35 +0000

Sack of Rome as a context for the book.

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 21:57:32 +0000

Interesting to think about how much of our culture is built on the writings of the rich and privileged and the compounding effect it has had over the millennia. 

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 21:42:41 +0000

Also as I’m looking at the evolution of the early Christian church, many of the changes from the teachings of Jesus and the re-framing by Paul and then other subsequent writers and church elders seemed to work to re-entrench the patriarchy and give power back to the wealthy and powerful. Jesus and Paul seemed to … Continue reading

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 16:12:22 +0000

I vaguely remember him from the beginning, but mostly I remember Leslie continually badmouthing Mark Brendanawicz in later seasons. It seemed relatively obvious to me that he would leave given his minimal interaction on the show from the beginning of the series to the end of the first season. These sorts of situations are never … Continue reading

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 07:12:35 +0000

This didn’t seem as clearly written as it could have been.

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A brief overview of some of the math and epidemiology for the coronavirus. A vaccine is going to be 12-18 months away at best. There are going to be multiple waves of this. Exponential growth is going to be the serious killer here. Reinfection may be a possible potential concern. ᔥ Terry Tao 2019-2020 Novel … Continue reading

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 04:14:02 +0000

ᔥ Jeremy Felt tweet I just used https://t.co/elz1QtqgFb for the first time 🤯 — Jeremy Felt (@jeremyfelt) March 24, 2020

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 03:07:22 +0000

Incidentally, for those who are interested, here’s the outline of how I posted my #PressEDConf20 presentation to Twitter today using my WordPress website. It could be its own presentation.

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 22:31:25 +0000

Webmentions with WordPress for Open Pedagogy

Abstract: With growing support for the W3C Webmention spec, teachers can post assignments on their own websites & students can use their sites to respond and interact. Entire classes can have open discussions from site-to-site owning all their data and eschewing corporate surveillance capitalism. Missed my presentation for PressEdConf20 on Twitter earlier and want to … Continue reading Webmentions with WordPress for Open Pedagogy

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 21:50:24 +0000

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