You don’t make a bagel by first baking a bialy and then punching out the center. No—you roll out a snake of dough and join the ends together to form the bagel. If you denied that a bagel has a hole, you’d be laughed out of New York City, Montreal, and any self-respecting deli worldwide. I consider this final.
“we hold these truths to be self-evident” wasn’t Jefferson’s line; his first draft of the Declaration has “we hold these truths to be sacred & undeniable.” It was Ben Franklin who scratched out those words and wrote “self-evident” instead, making the document a little less biblical, a little more Euclidean.
I love my website. Even though it isn’t a physical thing, I think it might be my most prized possession.
It’s a place for me to think and a place for me to link.
how to start a bakery:— atavik (@atav1k) April 22, 2021
- get into tech.
- lose all hope.
- start baking.
You asked - we delivered!— WP Buffs (@thewpbuffs) January 4, 2021
We almost had @DavidWolfpaw on the WPAMA a few weeks ago, but had to cancel last minute. But his topic was SO popular, we rescheduled!
Coming your way this Wednesday, David and @allie_nimmons talk all things #IndieWeb!https://t.co/t7y3uuwIZM
This should be fantastic! I can’t wait.
Unless he’s a close childhood friend of Dr. Biden, he’s not even remotely entitled to call her either Jill much less “kiddo”. Much like Bill Cosby and Charlie Rose, who he cites, he should be stripped of his valueless honorary doctorate and his emeritus title at Northwestern.
I was contemplating and wavering on subscribing to the Wall Street Journal for the past month. This garbage makes it a firm no.
It's the most wonderful time of the year--time to sign up for DLINQ's 2021 Digital Detox. The topic of our '21 DD will be Digital Equity and Inclusion in a Pandemic. Join us as we reflect on and explore strategies on this important and timely topic https://t.co/OHS0jYbkug— Anne of Green Mountains (@amcollier) December 11, 2020
These two quotes provide an interesting framing for comparing and contrasting the UI and functionality for the way that feed readers, email, and blogging (or more broadly networked thinking and communication) work.
Modern social readers provide a reply button and functionality along with the broadcast capabilities. Throw in the idea of person-tagging, and one has the ability to generally broadcast a message to anyone who cares to read (either by search or subscription), as well as to send notifications to specific people (or perhaps groups) that might be interested in the specific message.
“I do things like get in a taxi and say, "The library, and step on it.”
We need to debate what kind of hypermedia suit our vision of society - how we create the interactive products and on-line services we want to use, the kind of computers we like and the software we find most useful. We need to find ways to think socially and politically about the machines we develop. While learning from the can-do attitude of the Californian individualists, we also must recognise that the potentiality of hypermedia can never solely be realised through market forces. We need an economy which can unleash the creative powers of hi-tech artisans. Only then can we fully grasp the Promethean opportunities of hypermedia as humanity moves into the next stage of modernity. ❧
In the end, I'm really glad the IndieWeb is out there as a kind of light in the darkness of what can otherwise seem like a more or less completely corporate daily web experience. It's weird in a good way. It's not corporate at all. It's rough around the edges and not tuned for maximum engagement. There are interesting people.. I've already connected with a few who are doing all kinds of creative things.
I feel like I've found a cozy little corner where people are following their passion, connecting with each other, and building creative things together. Long live the IndieWeb!
“Combinatory play,” said Einstein, “seems to be the essential feature in productive thought.” Ruminating on the necessity of both reading and writing, so as not to confine ourselves to either, Seneca in one of his Epistles, advised that we engage in Combinatorial Creativity — that is, gath...
“Combinatory play,” said Einstein, “seems to be the essential feature in productive thought.” ❧
Annotated on May 20, 2020 at 12:17AM
cull the flowers ❧
definitely reminiscent of the idea of floriligeum (or anthology)
Annotated on May 20, 2020 at 12:19AM
The Loeb Classic Library collection of Seneca’s Epistles in three volumes (1-65, 66-92, and 92-124), should be read by all in its entirety. Of course, if you don’t have time to read them all, you can read a heavily curated version of them. ❧
Annotated on May 20, 2020 at 12:21AM
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)