👓 Marie Kondo v. Tsundoku: Competing Japanese Philosophies on Whether to Keep or Discard Unread Books | Open Culture

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By now we've all heard of Marie Kondo, the Japanese home-organization guru whose book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up became an international bestseller in 2011.

Having minimized many of the things in my life, I’ll say that getting rid of books was something I just couldn’t bring myself to do either.

👓 Blind Person-Tagging | Kicks Condor

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I’m getting a lot out of these ruminations you’re doing about links as notifications. For me, I think I’m going to include a ‘cc’ bit of post metadata, much like I already have ‘via’ metadata, to advertise the original source for a bit of hypertext. Cool idea. The idea of a ‘bcc’ i...

👓 Nobody Is Moving Our Cheese: American Surplus Reaches Record High | NPR

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It's a stinky time for the American cheese industry.

While Americans consumed nearly 37 pounds per capita in 2017, it was not enough to reduce the country's 1.4 billion-pound cheese surplus, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The glut, which at 900,000 cubic yards is the largest in U.S. history, means that there is enough cheese sitting in cold storage to wrap around the U.S. Capitol.

The stockpile started to build several years ago, in large part because the pace of milk production began to exceed the rates of consumption, says Andrew Novakovic, professor of agricultural economics at Cornell University.

👓 The 7 Characteristics That Can Make A Link “Bad” For SEO | Search Engine Land

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Search Engine Land is the leading industry source for daily, must-read news and in-depth analysis about search engine technology.

👓 Optimizing for Accessibility + SEO: Formatting & Link Overlaps | Moz

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Do you know the overlaps between SEO and accessibility? If you’re optimizing for search engines, you’re also affecting how people using assistive technologies experience your site. Let's examine the effects and best practices for keyword usage, text formatting, and links.

👓 Zuckerberg San Francisco General’s aggressive tactics leave patients with big bills | Vox

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I spent a year writing about ER bills. Zuckerberg San Francisco General has the most surprising billing practices I’ve seen.

👓 F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia | New York Times

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The investigation, whose fate is unclear, led counterintelligence investigators to consider an explosive question: whether the president’s actions constituted a possible threat to national security.

👓 Joshua Tree National Park’s Signature Trees Are Among Shutdown Victims | New York Times

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The park said that an unspecified number of its spiky-leafed trees had been destroyed by visitors during the shutdown.

👓 The Beautiful Mind-Bending of Stanislaw Lem | The New Yorker

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The massive popularity of “Solaris” helped Lem become one of the most widely read science-fiction writers in the world. Yet his writing reached far beyond the borders of the genre.

👓 Michael Atiyah, Mathematician in Newton’s Footsteps, Dies at 89 | New York Times

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One of the 20th century’s leading mathematical theorists, he revealed a connection between math and physics not seen since the 17th century.

👓 Wednesday, January 2, 2019 | Scripting News

Read Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by Dave Winer (Scripting News)
Facebook really is dying
You know I hate the word "dead" applied to things that were never alive, but in this case I can't think of a better way to say it. Facebook is turning into a ghost town. Here's how I know.

I kind of like the idea of a death penalty for corporations…

👓 Sunday, December 16, 2018 | Scripting News

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Feeling courageous? Click the [repost] symbol next to this post. #

I like that Dave is continuing to experiment with allowing others to use Twitter to interact with his blog. Reminds me of some of my experiments almost two years ago.

👓 CSS Basics: Styling Links Like a Boss | CSS-Tricks

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You are probably well acquainted with how links looks without any styling at all. That blue. That underline. That's a link in it's purest form. But what if we want to change things up a bit? Perhaps blue doesn't work with your website's design. Maybe you have an aversion to underlines. Whatever the reason, CSS lets us style links just like any other element.

👓 Roll-up roll-up: indoor bowls | Economist Espresso

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The eyes of the world probably won’t be on the Norfolk village of Hopton-on-Sea this week.

The idea about stadium design here is an interesting and important one. 

👓 Professor accused of touching student while watching steamy flick sues victim New York Post

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An ousted Princeton professor who was accused of getting handsy with a 25-year-old student is targeting her again in a new lawsuit — by trying to force her to appear in person at a hearing about hi…

I think he should just give up already. He’s only making it worse, and it’s not helping his reputation.