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Videotape of the 2001 Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival's final concert out California way. My first visit to the festi…
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Tim Berners-Lee on the future of the web: 'The system is failing'. (Would you want your access to Netflix blocked o…
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RT : Really looking forward to the State Theater re-opening!
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"Well," I said, "I wish I could,/But I've a date with Brenda Wood,/We're going to the skating rink/And then, perhap…
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Peter Denton's younger brother/Came to my house just the other/Day and asked if could de-/Pend on me to go on Sunda…
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...trust/Approach thy grave as one who wraps/The drapery of his couch about him/And lies down to pleasant dreams/Bu…
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So live that when thy summons comes to join/That innumerable caravan which moves/To that mysterious realm where eac…
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Why We Despise Cable Providers | The New Yorker
Cable providers are among the most despised businesses in the country, regularly coming in below airlines, banks, and drug companies in public-opinion polls.
cable  monopoly  fcc 
august 2017
How to apologize properly
Apologizing is as simple as saying “I’m sorry”, right? Well, not quite.
society  apology 
june 2017
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RT : "But you said it wouldn't pass the Senate."
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may 2017
In praise of Flickr
Matt Haughey comes not to bury Flickr, but to praise it. Flickr represents one of the very best of things in the history of the internet. It was the first popular way to share photos in a social way instead of photos lingering in private accounts online and in the real world in shoeboxes under beds. It brought millions together and helped kick off first the digital SLR revolution, then it was eclipsed by the mobile photography revolution. Flickr—despite being a big corporate entity—embraced open licensing and took on the ambitious goal of being a mirror and gallery for oodles of museums around the globe. Those values that drove Flickr during its influential peak can be seen in its Explore page, which still knocks your socks off. Matt calls it “an entire year’s worth of epic shots from National Geographic, generated each day, automatically by algorithms.” Lots of wondrous shots from places I’ve never heard of. Lots of “how’d they even get that shot?!” photos of animals… Instagram has an explore tab but it’s popular music and tv stars and their dogs or it’s brand advertising-driven shots cooked up to sell something. There’s something so completely boring about Instagram’s explore page that makes me ignore it and go back to my friend feeds, whereas Flickr is the opposite: my friend feed is largely silent, but the best of the best page is truly awe-inspiring and at least one photo each day is going to take my breath away. It is bizarre to think now that Flickr was only active for about a year before it was acquired by Yahoo. For those of us who were on the site then, that year felt like everything. Jason’s first post that mentions Flickr is from March 2004. He wonders whether Flickr could be used as a universal login (much like Facebook, Twitter, and Google accounts are today). Annotation quickly followed. Then calendar view. RSS feed splicing. Organizr. A public API. The interestingness algorithm. Prints. It was step-by-step, bit-by-bit, but every new feature was a milestone. It excited people, and got them thinking and working on what was next. Jason even has a remarkable post from August 2004 where he imagines an entire web-based operating system linking different services together: To put this another way, a distributed data storage system would take the place of a local storage system. And not just data storage, but data processing/filtering/formatting. Taking the weblog example to the extreme, you could use TypePad to write a weblog entry; Flickr
flickr  social  sharing 
april 2017
John Remmers’s review of East of Eden
5 of 5 stars to East of Eden by John Steinbeck
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march 2017
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