🎧 The Story Of Fats Domino’s ‘Ain’t That A Shame’ | NPR

Listened The Story Of Fats Domino's 'Ain't That A Shame' from NPR.org | All Things Considered
This enduring hit showcases Domino's individual talents, and the early power of New Orleans music.

Somehow I was expecting a lot more from this series. Just as it seemed to be getting going, it was cut short. Half of the episode is the song itself, so prepare yourself when it kicks in.

I did appreciate the tidbit about how A&R executives sped up the track to make it difficult for white singers to imitate and appropriate the content which was very common at the time.

h/t to Kevin Smokler and Jeremy Cherfas for uncovering this for me on Huffduffer.com

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🎧 This Week in Tech: #640 Stand Clear of the Closing Doors | TWiT.TV

Listened This Week in Tech: #640 Stand Clear of the Closing Doors from TWiT.tv
DOJ suggests that phone encryption kills people. Facebook wants to see you naked. Apple gets ready for its best holiday ever. Twitter gets 50 character names to go with its 280 character tweets. XBox One X is the best game system out there. Bill Gates will build his own city. Car ownership will be a thing of the past in 5 years. Intel and AMD team up. Alibaba sells $25 billion worth of stuff in one day while America's retail sector is tanking.

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👓 21st Century Fox in $90 million settlement tied to sexual harassment scandal | Reuters

Read 21st Century Fox in $90 million settlement tied to sexual harassment scandal (Reuters)
Twenty-First Century Fox Inc has reached a $90 million settlement of shareholder claims arising from the sexual harassment scandal at its Fox News Channel, which cost the jobs of longtime news chief Roger Ailes and anchor Bill O'Reilly.
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👓 Eight women say Charlie Rose sexually harassed them — with nudity, groping and lewd calls | Washington Post

Read Eight women say Charlie Rose sexually harassed them — with nudity, groping and lewd calls (Washington Post)
The alleged incidents took place with employees, interns and job applicants at the “Charlie Rose” show.

This is just painfully sad because his interviews (and particularly the policy ones) were wonderfully enriching. I hope someone can pick up the mantle because this is sure to decimate his career post haste.

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RSVP to IndieWebCamp Austin 2017

RSVPed Attending IndieWebCamp Austin - December 9-10, 2017 - Austin, Texas
IndieWebCamp Austin 2017 is a gathering for independent web creators of all kinds, from graphic artists, to designers, UX engineers, coders, hackers, to share ideas, actively work on creating for their own personal websites, and build upon each others creations.

I’d like to attend in person, but it’ll have to be remote attendance this time around with the holidays pressing in.

I haven’t been forced to use it in a while, but I just noticed that six of the last seven comments I’ve left on blogs using Disqus have been marked as spam. Typically they’re well reasoned, thoughtful, and very un-spammy. The one that wasn’t marked as spam was apparently done so by the site owner them self that ultimately noticed the issue and unmarked it.

I’m at a loss as to why the system would be marking them this way, particularly given my experience with how other systems flag things as spam. I feel like I’m being moderated out of existence by a poorly written algorithm.

I wonder if the blog owners are aware of what they’re missing out on by using such a painfully dreadful system?

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