👓 George H.W. Bush, 41st president of the United States, dies at 94 | The Washington Post

Read George H.W. Bush, 41st president of the United States, dies at 94 by Karen TumultyKaren Tumulty (The Washington Post)
George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States and the father of the 43rd, was a steadfast force on the international stage for decades, from his stint as an envoy to Beijing to his eight years as vice president and his one term as commander in chief from 1989 to 1993.

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He negotiated the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, a measure that was ratified by the Senate in President Bill Clinton’s first term.  

Interesting that he dies on the same day that Trump declares victory over the death of NAFTA.
November 30, 2018 at 11:42PM

He lost to New York billionaire Donald Trump,  

Is he really a “billionaire”?! I thought the Times’ own reporting had refuted this pretty soundly?
December 01, 2018 at 12:14AM

📺 “The West Wing” The War at Home | Netflix

Watched "The West Wing" The War at Home from Netflix
Directed by Christopher Misiano. With Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney. President Bartlet is fighting a war on two fronts as he tries to rescue hostages in Colombia and deal with explaining to his wife why he's breaking his word to her by running for a 2nd term.

📺 “The West Wing” Bartlet’s Third State of the Union | Netflix

Watched "The West Wing" Bartlet's Third State of the Union from Netflix
Directed by Christopher Misiano. With Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney. While a live TV show is broadcast from the West Wing following the State of the Union, the staff must covertly deal with a hostage situation in Colombia. CJ learns that a special guest at the state of the union has a black mark on his record that could taint the administration. Ainsley Hayes is afraid to meet the President in person.

📺 “The West Wing” The Drop In | Netflix

Watched "The West Wing" The Drop In from Netflix
Directed by Lou Antonio. With Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney. Sam meticulously prepares a speech for the President to give to the environmental lobby, but Toby wants to sneak in some criticism of their failure to condemn environmental terrorism. Leo tries to convince the President to support his pet project - a missile defense shield - despite its continued failure to produce results, and the fact that it likely contravenes an anti-ballistic missile treaty....

❤️ We Have Officially Joined the fediverse | Stormlight Tech, L.L.C.

Liked We Have Officially Joined the fediverse by Katherine M. MossKatherine M. Moss (Stormlight Tech, L.L.C.)
True to the spirit of an open source community, and one which supports others of like mind, We have joined with the group on the internet called the Fediverse; for those who might not be aware, that is, the group of independent social networks running interoperable software (Mastodon, and others. we...

❤️ facebook | notiz.Blog

Liked Facebook by Matthias PfefferleMatthias Pfefferle (notiz.Blog)
In den letzten 4…5 Jahren hab ich immer wieder mit dem Gedanken gespielt meinen facebook Account zu löschen. Mein Account hatte wirklich wenig persönliches und ich habe ihn fast ausschließlich dazu benutzt, meine Blogposts zu teilen. Der einzig plausible Grund der mich noch daraun gehindert hat...
Congratulations Mathias!

🔖 Talk Like a Pirate, Me Hearties | Adactio.com

Bookmarked Talk Like A Pirate, Me Hearties! by Jeremy Keith (adactio.com)
Simply, you put in a URL and this tool will return a web page that “translates” the page into pirate speech. The UI is so sparse here you can’t do much but put in a URL (though without knowing exactly what is going to happen).

Ideal for your talk-like-a-pirate-day browsing every September 19th. Maybe a bookmarklet that does this would be cool? Come to think of it, maybe having a browser extension that does this for you automatically on every page you visit on September 19th would be a fun little toy!

👓 IndieWeb Google Custom Search Engine | snarfed.org

Liked IndieWeb Google Custom Search Engine by Ryan BarrettRyan Barrett (snarfed.org)
TL;DR: it exists! Try it below, or here. A search engine for the whole IndieWeb has been a hot conversation topic, on and off, for many years now. Many of us offer search on our own individual sites, and more ambiti...

👓 Can You Conquer the Toughest Disney Challenge? Parkeology Challenge Official Rules | Parkeology

Read Can You Conquer the Toughest Disney Challenge? WDW49 Official Rules (Parkeology)
Official Rules for the toughest Disney challenge around -- the Parkeology Challenge. Can you ride all Disney World rides in one day? (formerly known as WDW46 / WDW47 / WDW49).

👓 The Parkeology Challenge | Parkeology

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The Parkeology Challenge is to ride all Disney World or Disneyland rides in one day across all the theme parks. Can you do it? Sign up today!

👓 Gutenberg FAQ | Matt Mullenweg

Read WordPress 5.0: A Gutenberg FAQ by Matt Mullenweg (Matt Mullenweg)
We are nearing the release date for WordPress 5.0 and Gutenberg, one of the most important and exciting projects I’ve worked on in my 15 years with this community. I knew we would be taking a big leap. But it’s a leap we need to take, and I think the end result is going to open up many new oppo...

👓 MoviePass competitor Sinemia is making big changes after it was hit with a lawsuit by angry customers | Business Insider

Read MoviePass competitor Sinemia is making big changes after it was hit with a lawsuit by angry customers (Business Insider)
MoviePass competitor Sinemia is re-introducing debit cards that allow customers to bypass its per-movie fees (though the card itself costs $14.99).

📖 Read pages i-20 the front matter and Introduction of Abstract and Concrete Categories: The Joy of Cats by Jirí Adámek, Horst Herrlich, George E. Strecker

📖 Read pages i-20 the front matter and Introduction of Abstract and Concrete Categories: The Joy of Cats by Jirí Adámek, Horst Herrlich, George E. Strecker

Some initial discussion of sets, classes, and conglomerates to keep us out of trouble with some of the potential foundational issues that can be found in set theory.

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completions of partially orderedsets and of metric spaces,ˇCech-Stone compactifications of topological spaces, sym-metrizations of relations, abelianizations of groups, Bohr compactifications of topo-logical groups, minimalizations of reachable acceptors, etc.  

The tough part of category theory is lists of things like this right up front which will tend to scare off almost any reader but those who are working on Ph.D.s in mathematics…
November 30, 2018 at 09:29PM

Motivation  

I really wish more math textbooks had motivation sections like this one does.
November 30, 2018 at 09:35PM

Therefore we advise the beginner to skip from here, go directly to§3, and return to this section only when the need arises.  

They’ve buried the lede here apparently.
November 30, 2018 at 10:15PM

Kuratowski definition of an ordered pair  

I don’t think I’ve ever seen the specific name Kuratowski attached to this.
November 30, 2018 at 10:31PM

🎵 Santa Claus Is Coming To Town by Michael Bublé

Listened to Santa Claus Is Coming To Town by Michael Bublé from Capitol Studios
Reprogramming some of my radio pre-sets in the car. Apparently 105.1 FM is doing Christmas music instead of Country for the holidays.