Dinosaur Comics - December 10th, 2018 - awesome fun times!
Also: if you're reading this site via RSS, I've gotten reports that the "contact" link at the top may just show as text. Unfortunately, that's not ME: that's your RSS service over-zealously trying to protect you and stripping away the "mailto" link used to do that. It goes against spec, but if that's what they're doing I can't really... stop them? Due to society being a free place and me not being in charge of it? FOR SOME REASON
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The Yellow Vests and Why There Are So Many Street Protests in France | The New Yorker
Two truths hold: rage is ignored at its peril and must always be addressed, however irrational it may seem; and rage can never, in itself, constitute a politics.
populism  politics  yellowvests  france  via:zsnasr  protest 
3 days ago
Snap! The local HOA just captured your license plate number - SFChronicle.com
I find this trend so disgusting. And having completely private entities do it in public seems especially intrusive, in a way. What authority do they have for surveillance of public rights of way?
privacy  wealth  alpr  hoa  surveillance 
3 days ago
Dropping the F-Bomb on Web Standards
Metaphor of lexicography applied to Web standards.
standards  web  lexicography  via:mastodon 
9 days ago
How It All Started: Pre-W3C Web and Internet Background
Screenshot of the "WorldWideWeb" browser is probably a good one to refer to in terms of the vision of the Web, even though the NeXT interface won't really be familiar to anyone.
picture  web  history  timbl  screenshot 
4 weeks ago
Bay Area, a reluctant metropolis, needs to become enthusiastic instead - SFChronicle.com
The only way out of this is to stop being the reluctant metropolis and to become the enthusiastic metropolis — to move with energy and commitment to scale up the urban systems of the Bay Area.
spur  housing  sf  urbanplanning  sfchronicle  via:numtots  transit 
5 weeks ago
A bizarre wiki, blog, life work, journal, guide.
web  indieweb  personalwebsite  philosophy  awesome 
6 weeks ago
Reading poetry is an intimate, subversive act. It deserves to be protected.
I'm proud of how this privacy policy starts.
poetry  privacy  verse  me 
6 weeks ago
Why I'm excited about decentralized social networks by Darius Kazemi, Oct 5 2018
My hope is that the utility of social networks being able to talk to one another leads to a flourishing of different kinds of software for different kinds of people. Maybe person A only cares about Instagram style stuff, so they post to Pixelfed and forget about everything else. Meanwhile their extremely nerdy friend B has a kind of Star Trek supercomputer interface that mixes blogs and photos and video channels and live streams and status updates from friends into an exquisitely sorted information management system. Both of those software interfaces can exist and everyone keeps plugging along happily. That's the web I want.
web  decentralization  activitypub  interoperability  diversity  yes  via:mastodon 
9 weeks ago
Statement from Mayor London Breed Opposing Proposition C
Deeply disappointing statement from Mayor Breed, using generic and misleading arguments to oppose funding to address homelessness. "Lacks accountability" is especially strange -- Breed is our mayor, if she wants to review or audit how we spend money, she can do so today.
disappointing  politics  sf  housing  homelessness 
9 weeks ago
Adactio: Journal—Declaration
(Another suggestion of a declarative input type for geolocation.)
via:feedbin  web  privacy  geolocation 
9 weeks ago
Rent control isn't the answer to California's housing crisis, but it could help. Yes on Prop 10
Proposition 10 isn’t the solution to the state’s affordable housing crisis, but it is a valuable tool to manage the consequences.
It's so rare to see a concise, subtle, well-informed argument in a newspaper. Not a solution, but will help -- yes!
housing  latimes  rentcontrol  politics  sf 
12 weeks ago
RFC 3233 - Defining the IETF
It is important to note that the IETF is not a corporation: it is an unincorporated, freestanding organization.
ietf  standards  rfc  organization 
august 2018
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