👓 Chrome and Firefox Phishing Attack Uses Domains Identical to Known Safe Sites | WordFence

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Update on April 19th at noon Pacific time: Chrome has just released version 58.0.3029.81. We have confirmed that this resolves the issue and that our ‘epic.com’ test domain no longer shows as ‘epic.com’ and displays the raw punycode instead, which is ‘www.xn--e1awd7f.com’, making it clear that the domain is not ‘epic.com’. We encourage all Chrome users to ...Read More

👓 Why Some Farts Smell So Much Worse Than Others | Thrillist

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Sometimes a fart escapes without a sound or a smell, but other times farts smell remarkably like rotten eggs. Here's why that happens.

👓 ‘The Great Shame of Our Profession’ | The Chronicle of Higher Education

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How the humanities survive on exploitation.

How Hollywood Remembers Steve Bannon | The New Yorker

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He says that, before he became a senior adviser to the President, he was a successful player in the film industry. But what did he actually do?

👓 Butterick’s Practical Typography

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I’ve claimed through­out this book that many bad ty­pog­ra­phy habits have been im­posed upon us by the type­writer. Here, I’ve col­lected them in one list.

  1. Straight quotes rather than curly quotes (see straight and curly quotes).
  2. Two spaces rather than one space be­tween sen­tences.
  3. Mul­ti­ple hy­phens in­stead of dashes (see hy­phens and dashes).
  4. Al­pha­betic ap­prox­i­ma­tions of trade­mark and copy­right sym­bols.
  5. el­lipses made with three pe­ri­ods rather than an el­lip­sis character.
  6. Non-curly apos­tro­phes.
  7. Pre­tend­ing that ac­cented char­ac­ters don’t exist.
  8. Us­ing mul­ti­ple word spaces in a row (for in­stance, to make a first-line in­dent.)
  9. Us­ing tabs and tab stops in­stead of ta­bles.
  10. Us­ing car­riage re­turns to in­sert ver­ti­cal space.
  11. Us­ing al­pha­bet char­ac­ters as sub­sti­tutes for real math sym­bols.
  12. Mak­ing rules and bor­ders out of re­peated characters.
  13. Ig­nor­ing lig­a­tures.
  14. un­der­lin­ing anything.
  15. Be­liev­ing that mono­spaced fonts are nice to read.
  16. Abus­ing all caps.
  17. Think­ing that the best point size for body text is 12.
  18. Ig­nor­ing kern­ing.
  19. Ig­nor­ing let­terspac­ing.
  20. Too much cen­tered text.
  21. Only us­ing sin­gle or dou­ble line spac­ing.
  22. Only us­ing the line length per­mit­ted by one-inch page mar­gins.

👓 Welcome Back! Let’s fight for an Open Web | Michael McCallister

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A few weeks ago, I was preparing a talk on WordPress at a local university. I knew that posting here at Notes from the Metaverse was on the erratic side in recent months. Yet it was something of a shock to discover that more than a year had gone by!

👓 The duality of microblogging | Colin Walker

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Further to the points I made in "Self-hosted microblogging - where does it fit?" I've been having more thoughts on how best to use Micro.blog and fit it into my own online ecosystem.

👓 “Radioactive Boy Scout” regularly visited by FBI for a decade, father says | Ars Technica

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New documents show David Charles Hahn was reported to authorities in 2007, 2010.

Independent Publisher 2 Is Here | WordPress Blog

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A beloved WordPress.com theme, improved for simplicity and speed.

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👓 Jonathan Demme, ‘Silence of the Lambs’ and ‘Philadelphia’ Director, Dead at 73 | Rolling Stone

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'Stop Making Sense' filmmaker succumbs to esophageal cancer

👓 WordCamp for Publishers to be Held in Denver, August 17-19 | WP Tavern

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The first ever WordCamp for Publishers will be held August 17-19 in Denver, Colorado. The niche WordCamp will be open to anyone who uses WordPress to manage a publication, no matter what size. Orga…

👓 Automattic to Host a Free, Remote Conference on Design and Exclusion on April 21 | WP Tavern

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Automattic is hosting a free, remote conference called Design and Exclusion on April 21. The event will bring together design and technology experts who will discuss solutions for the ways that dig…