Wednesday on the NewsHour, Nancy Pelosi asks President Trump to postpone his State of the Union address over security concerns due to the government shutdown. Also: ISIS on the attack in Syria, two mayors share how the shutdown is affecting their cities, how new members of Congress are adapting to Washington, the shutdown’s impact on the EPA, an NBA player fears his country and much more.
Made some significant progress today on an approximately 2,800 word feature article on the W3C Micropub spec with some motivation, examples, use cases, etc. Needs some editing, a bit of artwork, and some screenshots, but we’re nearly there.
Have a few ideas about placement already…
📖 Read pages 122-138 of Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
📖 Read pages 77-121 of Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
Things have been growing nicely and generally organically, but the plant of the baby crying followed by the “let’s go explore downstairs” seems a bit too incredulous to me.
As I read this, there are some underlying ideas that again make me think that newspapers, magazines, and other journalistic outlets should pick up the mantle of social media and help their readers (aka community) by providing them with websites that they can control and use to interact. Many newspapers and other outlets are already building their own CMSes and even licensening them out to other papers, why not take the next step and build a platform that can host and manage websites for individual users? They’ve got most of the infrastructure there already? Why not tack on a few simple things that allow their users to better interact with them on the open web. It solves their ownership issues as well as their reliance on social media silos and could even provide a nice, modest income stream (or even a bonus that comes along with one’s subscription?)
Perhaps Kinja wasn’t a bad idea for a CMS cum commenting system, it just wasn’t open web enough?
Lecture 2 for Introduction to Category Theory
Dinner before class. Hung out with Rama Kunapuli who showed up early too.
Got a half dozen cookies for a snack now and for the break at class. Two each of cinnamon, chocolate chip and M&M.
Dropping off some excess books while walking the dog.
They actually already had a copy of one of the books I was going to leave! Left some others while walking the dog.
📖 Read pages 56-76 of 215 of Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry