📖 Read pages 117-148 of No Coins, Please by Gordon Korman

📖 Read pages 117-148 Chapter 8 “The Denver Twist” and beginning of Chapter 9 ” A little difference of opinion” of No Coins, Please by Gordon Corman

Things get a bit more far-fetched while running The Pretzel, but the fantasy of the story just sweeps you up.

Also delved into the beginning of the next chapter where everyone stands up for Artie. He’s really got them around his finger now…

👓 You don’t have to live in public | Austin Kleon

Read You don’t have to live in public by Austin Kleon (austinkleon.com)
I tried very hard in that book, when it came to social media, to be platform agnostic, to emphasize that social media sites come and go, and to always invest first and foremost in your own media. (Website, blog, mailing list, etc.)  
Though it doesn’t specifically come right out and say it, this article is very pro IndieWeb and particularly so for artists and people who are promoting themselves on the web.
Replied to a thread by James King James King (Twitter)
This sounds a lot like the Microsub spec which abstracts and separates the parsing and displaying of content. There are already several separate server and reader implementations if you’re interested in tinkering.

👓 Great British Baking Show 2018: Rahul Mandal Controversy | Vulture

Read This Great British Baking Show Scandal Is Tearing England Apart (Vulture)
Did Rahul break the rules?
Seems more like bad editing on the show’s part, and then they’re somewhat embracing the controversy while trying to mitigate a possible pizzagating.

Indigenous for Android

Bookmarked Indigenous - Social Timeline - Apps on Google Play (play.google.com)
Indigenous is all about controlling your social experience on the internet. Using modern internet technology, you can follow websites as easily as following a person on Facebook, and Post content to your own website as easily as tweeting on Twitter. Indigenous requires you to be signed up with a server that provide Micropub or Microsub compatibility in order to use the features of Indigenous.

📺 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001) | Warner Bros.

Watched Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) from Warner Bros.
Directed by Chris Columbus. With Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Richard Harris, Maggie Smith. An orphaned boy enrolls in a school of wizardry, where he learns the truth about himself, his family and the terrible evil that haunts the magical world.

👓 Elizabeth Warren Announces Iowa Trip as She Starts Running for President in 2020 | New York Times

Read Elizabeth Warren Announces Iowa Trip as She Starts Running for President in 2020 (New York Times)
Senator Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, said she was forming a presidential exploratory committee, which allows her to raise money and hire staff before a formal kickoff.
Some good news to ring in the new year…

👓 I wasn’t going to do this, but for 2019… | Miklb Mindless Ramblings

Read I wasn’t going to do this, but for 2019… by Michael BishopMichael Bishop (Miklb Mindless Ramblings)
As I get older, the Jan 1 demarcation of a trip around the sun has even less meaning. New Years resolutions have never been my thing, I’ve always thought that what ever day the calendar says is the right day to sta...
Seems like a worthwhile thing to break not making resolutions for…

📺 cite and blockquote – reloaded | HTML5 Doctor

Read cite and blockquote – reloaded by Steve Faulkner (html5 Doctor)
The definitions of the blockquote and cite elements in the HTML specification have recently been updated. This article explains what the changes mean for developers.
Yes, <cite> and <blockquote> ought to be much easier and more standardized. I’ve got some crazy and extreme examples myself I’m sure. The bigger lurking trap is that cite is really a semantic thing, but the way I see it done more often implemented with CSS is as a typographic element indicating italics.

hat tip: Michael Bishop

📺 “Jack Ryan” French Connection | Amazon Prime

Watched "Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan" French Connection from Amazon Prime
Directed by Daniel Sackheim. With John Krasinski, Wendell Pierce, Abbie Cornish, Ali Suliman. Jack and Greer decode a fresh piece of intel that takes them to Paris and one step closer to the elusive Suleiman. Hanin's husband returns home with a renewed fervor for his secretive mission, leaving her unsure of their family's future.

📺 “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” Black 22 | Amazon Prime

Watched "Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan" Black 22 from Amazon Prime
Directed by Patricia Riggen. With John Krasinski, Wendell Pierce, Abbie Cornish, Ali Suliman. Drone pilot Victor struggles with the immense responsibility attached to his job. Jack and Greer join French Intelligence officers on a mission to track down Suleiman's brother. Hanin is forced to make a dangerous decision for the sake of their children.

Dear Developer, The Web Isn’t About You

Bookmarked Dear Developer, The Web Isn't About You by Charlie Owen (sonniesedge.co.uk)

If you’ve ever wanted to see an old lady’s personal anger and rants about the modern web industry turned into a talk, you’ve come to the right place. This is Old Lady Shouts At Clouds to the nth degree.

History of the web
I’m here to talk to you about the single biggest invention in human hi...

Interesting looking talk with slides.

Update: Embedded YouTube video for convenience.