Setting my marginalia free | Jeremy Cherfas

Setting my marginalia free (jeremycherfas.net)
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Close readers of this site will have noticed a new item in the top menu: Books &c. That's where my book reviews and notes will live, and, in due time, maybe some other kinds of reviews. I promised I'd write up how I got to this point. Current workflow I am not going to deal…

👓 How Facebook Is Killing Comedy | Splitsider

How Facebook Is Killing Comedy by Sarah Aswell (Splitsider)
Last month, in its second round of layoffs in as many years, comedy hub Funny or Die reportedly eliminated its entire editorial team following a trend of comedy websites scaling back, shutting down, or restructuring their business model away from original online content. Hours after CEO Mike Farah delivered the news via an internal memo, Matt Klinman took to Twitter, writing, “Mark Zuckerberg just walked into Funny or Die and laid off all my friends.” It was a strong sentiment for the longtime comedy creator, who started out at UCB and The Onion before launching Pitch, the Funny or Die-incubated joke-writing app, in 2017.
This article really has so much. It also contains a microcosm of what's been happening in journalism recently as well. I have a feeling that if outlets like Funny or Die were to go back and own their original content, there would still be a way for them to exist, we just need to evolve…

📖 Read pages 163-194 of Ratio by Michael Ruhlman

📖 Read pages 163-194, Part 4: Fat-Based Sauces, of Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking by Michael Ruhlman (Scribner, 2009, ISBN: 978-1-4165-661-3) Mayonnaise: 20 parts oil: 1 part liquid: 1 part yolk Hollandaise: 5 parts butter: 1 part liquid: 1 part yolk Vinaigrette: 3 parts oil: 1 part vinegar Rule of…

📖 Read pages 127-162 of Ratio by Michael Ruhlman

📖 Read pages 127-162, Part 3: Meat: Sausage, Mousseline, and Other Meat-Related Ratios, of Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking by Michael Ruhlman (Scribner, 2009, ISBN: 978-1-4165-661-3) I like the idea of considering the traditional American hamburger as a special kind of sausage. This general abstraction appeals to the mathematician in…

IndieWeb Collection

Over the past several years I've written a broad number of pieces about the IndieWeb. I find that many people are now actively searching for, reading, and implementing various versions of what I've done, particularly on the WordPress Platform. Because of some discussions at IndieWebCamp Baltimore, work I'm doing on my related book, interactions with…

Fragmentions for Better Highlighting and Direct References on the Web

Fragmentions Ages ago I added support on my website for fragmentions. Wait... What is that? Fragmention is a portmanteau word made up of fragment and mention (or even Webmention), but in more technical terms, it's a simple way of creating a URL that not only targets a particular page on the internet, but allows you…

👓 Introduce a new way to retain knowledge from Kindle books | Diigo

Introduce a new way to retain knowledge from Kindle books by Joel Liu (Diigo)
Diigo provides a 2 step method to help you make the best use of your kindle highlights. Step 1: Import your kindle highlights to your Diigo library. Step 2: Organize highlights from a book in your own knowledge structure.
Another interesting way to potentially cut out data from Amazon Kindle e-books in terms of annotations, marginalia, and notes.

Books on Micro.blog by Manton Reece

Books on Micro.blog by Manton Reece (manton.org)
Today we’re introducing a search collection using emoji, starting with books. Just include the books emoji with your microblog text about a book you’re reading or related topic, and your post will automatically be collected on /discover/books.
@Manton has added an interesting new feature to micro.blog. He's created a special book discovery page which users can use to see what others are reading or recommending. Simply by including the books emoji 📚 in one's post, the page will collect all those posts and display them at http://micro.blog/discover/books. In a sense, he's using an emoji…

📗 Read pages i-14 of The Theoretical Minimum: What You Need to Know to Start Doing Physics by Leonard Susskind and George Hrabovsky

📖 Read pages i-14 of The Theoretical Minimum: What You Need to Know to Start Doing Physics by Leonard Susskind and George Hrabovsky (Basic Books, 2013, ISBN: 978-0465028115) I'd read a portion of this in the past, but thought I'd circle back to it when I saw it sitting on the shelf at the library…

📕 Read pages 220-356 of Just My Type: A Book about Fonts by Simon Garfield

📖 Read pages 220-356 of Just My Type: A Book about Fonts by Simon Garfield (Gotham Books, 2011, ISBN: 978-1592406524) Highlights, Quotes, & Marginalia Chapter 16: Pirates and Clones But type designers were more like apple growers cultivating unique fruit without protective fences; whenever someone stole them, they could argue that apples were the result…

📗 Read pages i-62 of Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath & Dan Heath

📗 Started: Read pages i-62 (Introduction and Chapter 1) of Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath & Dan Heath (Random House, 2007, ISBN: 978-1400064281) This seemed interesting in the library when I browsed by, so I picked it up. Seems a quick/easy read. Covers some interesting material related…

📖 Read pages 193-219 of Just My Type by Simon Garfield

📖 Read pages 193-219 of Just My Type: A Book about Fonts by Simon Garfield (Gotham Books, 2011, ISBN: 978-1592406524) Highlights, Quotes, & Marginalia Not the least significant of their innovations was to produce a $ sign; previously, printers had used a long 'S'. Highlight (yellow) - 14. American Scottish > Page 197 in reference…

📖 Read pages 143-192 of Just My Type by Simon Garfield

📖 Read pages 143-192 of Just My Type: A Book about Fonts by Simon Garfield (Gotham Books, 2011, ISBN: 978-1592406524) Highlights, Quotes, & Marginalia ...[Jock] Kinneir and [Margaret] Calvert did something else important: they established that it is a lot easier to read lower-case letters than capitals when travelling at speed. Highlight (yellow) - 10.…