👓 Pompeii is still astounding us with secrets | Quartz

Read Pompeii is still astounding us with secrets by Kabir Chibber (Quartz)
The latest discovery: A depiction of a so-called enchanted garden filled with vivid, incredibly well-preserved frescoes of peacocks, serpents, and a dog-headed man.

👓 Someone bought BrettKavanaugh.com and made it a forum to help sexual assault survivors | CNN

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Don't go to BrettKavanaugh.com looking for information about the nation's new Supreme Court Justice.

I read this article and want to coin the term “domain gilding” as a sub-category of domain squatting. I’m curious if others can think of examples?

Domain gilding: using the method of domain squatting with the intent of helping a potentially corporate or personal branded website accomplish more good in the world than if it were to be used by the person, company, or concept that might otherwise be broadly associated with the name.

👓 What the Black Men Who Identify With Brett Kavanaugh Are Missing | The Atlantic

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When men of color see themselves in the embattled Supreme Court justice, they’re not seeing the bigger picture.

This is one of the more important ideas and perspectives to come out of the Kavanaugh hearings. We should be thinking about and fixing this problem as well.

📅 RSVP to Innovate Pasadena Friday Coffee Meetup: Ghosted

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Fri, Oct 12, 2018, 8:15 AM People often dream of moving on from their corporate job to start their own "thing". This often includes the hope that they can do something better for the world then what they are doing for the corporation. We will cover the good, bad and ugh-ly of making the transition from the corporate world to making a difference through social entrepreneurship.

👓 Kawaii | Wikipedia

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Kawaii (かわいい, pronounced [kaɰaiꜜi]; "lovable", "cute", or "adorable") is the culture of cuteness in Japan. It can refer to items, humans and nonhumans that are charming, vulnerable, shy and childlike. Examples include cute handwriting, certain genres of manga, and Hello Kitty.

👓 Rilakkuma | Wikipedia

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Rilakkuma (リラックマ Rirakkuma) is a fictional character produced by the Japanese company San-X, created by former employee Aki Kondo. Companies such as Re-Ment have collaborated with San-X to create Rilakkuma merchandise. Rilakkuma appears on items such as stationery, dishware, backpacks, and stuffed animals. A Netflix original series based on this character titled Rilakkuma and Kaoru is slated to premiere globally in Spring 2019.

👓 Webmention improvements on Micro.blog | Manton Reece

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I rolled out a few Webmention improvements to Micro.blog today: Fixed the permalink for a reply when you aren’t signed in, which was preventing external sites from verifying the link after receiving a Webmention from Micro.blog. Added limited support for accepting replies from external sites that ...

👓 Preparing a conference talk | Adactio

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There are two aspects to preparing a talk: the content and the presentation. I like to keep the preparation of those two parts separate. It’s kind of like writing: instead of writing and editing at the same time, it’s more productive to write any old crap first (to get it out of your head) and then go back and edit—“write drunk and edit sober”. Separating out those two mindsets allows you to concentrate on the task at hand. So, to begin with, I’m not thinking about how I’m going to present the material at all. I’m only concerned with what I want to say.

A good and timely outline here as I begin laying out some ideas for a talk in November!

👓 UX of Parenting: Teething | Greg McVerry

Read UX of Parenting: Teething by Greg McVerryGreg McVerry (jgregorymcverry.com)
In every start-up we have sleepless nights. Yet nothing kept us up more than the pain of trying to add new data processing servers to each of the three instances we added to https://nuevacastra.glitch.me. At first we started each instance off on a small stream of data. It was a very bespoke system a...

👓 The Internet’s keepers? “Some call us hoarders—I like to say we’re archivists” | ArsTechnica

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Wayback Machine Director Mark Graham outlines the scale of everyone's favorite archive.

👓 Johns Hopkins University Names Medical Building After Henrietta Lacks | Huffington Post

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In the early 1950s, the university's hospital stole cells from Lacks, who has been called the "mother of modern medicine."

👓 What is ActivityPub, and how will it change the internet? | Jeremy Dormitzer

Read What is ActivityPub, and how will it change the internet? by Jeremy Dormitzer (jeremydormitzer.com)
ActivityPub is a social networking protocol. Think of it as a language that describes social networks: the nouns are users and posts, and the verbs are like, follow, share, create… ActivityPub gives applications a shared vocabulary that they can use to communicate with each other. If a server implements ActivityPub, it can publish posts that any other server that implements ActivityPub knows how to share, like and reply to. It can also share, like, or reply to posts from other servers that speak ActivityPub on behalf of its users.

👓 Digital learning experts reflect on evolving field in new book | Inside Higher Ed

Read Digital learning experts reflect on evolving field in new book by Mark Lieberman (Inside Higher Ed)
Jesse Stommel and Sean Michael Morris examine their evolving thoughts on classroom technology and online education. A lot has changed in a short time, they found.

Nice little interview. Definitely makes me want to read the book.

👓 After selling off his father’s properties, Trump embraced unorthodox strategies to expand his empire | Washington Post

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In 2005, Donald Trump kicked off a decade-long buying and spending spree, vastly expanding his hotel and golf-course empire and cementing his image as a brash impresario. The un­or­tho­dox approach Trump took in making those bold bets — racing through hundreds of millions in cash and drawing loans from the private-wealth office of Deutsche Bank — came when he was on new terrain as a developer.