👓 The Vaporware Presidency | The Weekly Standard

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Step 1: Propose something ridiculous. Step 2: Cause chaos but don't deliver it. Lather, rinse, repeat.

What a great turn of phrase for this administration. Good job Mr. Last!

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👓 Kaley Cuoco Reveals She’s Totally Going To Take A Big Bang Theory Prop From The Set | CINEMABLEND

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The Big Bang Theory is currently pushing through a few more months of production before the cast and crew on set will say their final goodbyes.

I think I’d like an autographed copy of the Aldrich catalog that’s been shifting around the set for a few years.

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👓 Melania Trump leads new round of White House firing and fury | CNN

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In this White House, no one knows when the ax will fall or who will be swinging it.
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👓 Florida and Georgia: the super-tight midterm elections, explained | Vox

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Where things stand as votes continue to be counted — and recounted — in three major statewide races now that Arizona has been called.
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👓 Voting Laws Roundup 2018 | Brennan Center for Justice

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Voting legislation continues to be a subject of state legislators’ attention. So far in 2018, lawmakers have introduced bills to restrict voting in eight states. But all of them, as well as 14 other states, are considering laws that would expand access to the polls.
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👓 Peggy McIntosh | Wikipedia

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Peggy McIntosh (born November 7, 1934) is an American feminist, anti-racism activist, scholar, speaker, and Senior Research Associate of the Wellesley Centers for Women. She is the founder of the National SEED Project on Inclusive Curriculum (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity). She and Emily Style co-directed SEED for its first twenty-five years. She has written on curricular revision, feelings of fraudulence, and professional development of teachers. In 1988, she published the article "White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences Through Work in Women’s Studies".[2] This analysis, and its shorter version, "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack" (1989), pioneered putting the dimension of privilege into discussions of power, gender, race, class and sexuality in the United States. Both papers rely on personal examples of unearned advantage that McIntosh says she experienced in her lifetime, especially from 1970 to 1988. McIntosh encourages individuals to reflect on and recognize their own unearned advantages and disadvantages as parts of immense and overlapping systems of power. She has been criticized for concealing her considerable, personal class privilege and displacing it onto the collective category of race.

Definitely want to read her Invisible Knapsack work.

Interesting mention:

With Dr. Nancy Hill, McIntosh co-founded the Rocky Mountain Women’s Institute, which, for thirty-five years, annually gave “money and a room of one’s own” to ten women who were not supported by other institutions and were working on projects in the arts and many other fields.

Another example of Virginia Woolf’s idea being put into practice in the wild. (I added a link to the Wikipedia page to make it more obvious.)

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👓 Lawsuits targeting business websites over ADA violations are on the rise | Los Angeles Times

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Hotels, retailers and other businesses are increasingly the target of lawsuits for failing to make their websites compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act.
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👓 Stan Lee: Spider-Man, X-Men and Avengers creator dies aged 95 | the Guardian

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Almost as famous as his Marvel superheroes, Lee was known for bringing complex emotional life to cartoon characters
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👓 Archbishop apologises over handling of abuse claims against Tolkien son | the Guardian

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Church paid settlement to avoid disclosing knowledge of indecency in 1968, hearing told

👓 Recap of An Introduction to Microformats | gRegorLove.com

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I gave a talk on microformats Wednesday night at the San Diego PHP Meetup group. This was my first time giving a formal talk on the topic. I think it went pretty well and I got some good feedback. There was a lot of information and links covered (and some I forgot) so I decided to make a summary pos...

Wish I could have attended the presentation, but thanks for the recap and links to the resources.

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👓 WordPress 5.0 needs a different timeline | Joost.blog

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For the last few months, the WordPress developer community has been moving towards a release of WordPress 5.0. This is the highly anticipated release that will contain the new Gutenberg editing experience. It’s arguably one of the biggest leaps forward in WordPress’ editing experience and its de...
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👓 Rethinking The Web, The Internet, And Our Roles Within | More Themes Baby

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Go indie, go punk, call it web, notice the good support, and offer an alternative to the old-school, advertising-based, closed internet.

A clarion call on the open internet for more of the open internet (aka IndieWeb.)

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👓 The Problem With Feedback | The Atlantic

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Companies and apps constantly ask for ratings, but all that data may just be noise in the system.

A great framing of a lot of crazy digital exhaust that online services and apps are collecting that don’t do much. I’ve also thought for a while about the idea of signal to noise ratio of these types of data as well as their quantization levels which often don’t make much sense to me. I don’t think that there are any IndieWeb realizations of these sorts of (mostly business) systems in the wild yet, but this is an important area to begin to consider when they do.

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👓 A Note on Steve King | Weekly Standard

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The congressman disputed a story we reported. We stand by it.

I’m curious about the statistics on the number of people that read this versus the number that listened to the attached audio. I suspect the latter was a tiny fraction, which means that to some extent that the outlet wins. In the end it’s nice to have access to the original sources of reporting like this.

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👓 How the GOP Gave Up on Porn | Politico

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Once, the fight against pornography was the beating heart of the American culture war. Now porn is a ballooning industry—and maybe a harmful one—with no real opponents. What happened?
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