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Think globally, microblog locally
Mon, 21 Oct 2019

Happy 25th year, blogging. You've grown up, but social media is still having a brawl by John Naughton/The Guardian leads with @davewiner as one of the first bloggers https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/12/blogging-twenty-five-years-old-all-grown-up

Sat, 19 Oct 2019

Residents flee San Francisco because of costs - Marco della Cava/USA Today https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/10/19/california-housing-crisis-residents-flee-san-francisco-because-costs/3985196002/

I have an aluminum laptop, and I see no advantage over plastic. Aluminum will dent before plastic will break.

Tue, 15 Oct 2019

I'm not trying to hate on Medium's "business model," why is it even remotely attractive in a world where WordPress.com won't charge you or your readers, where dev.to is beginning to dominate the developer-blog space, and where you CAN run your own server in the closet or cloud?

I've gotten a lot of paywalled Medium links today. Unless you, the writer, are making some serious Medium money — and I know you're not — consider running your own site or choosing a free platform like ... all the others.

Who really killed Blockbuster? Ben Unglesbee/Retail Dive https://www.retaildive.com/news/who-really-killed-blockbuster/564314/

Fri, 11 Oct 2019

A love letter to Clojure (Part 1) - Gene Kim. Great post. https://itrevolution.com/love-letter-to-clojure-part-1/#why-i-love-lisps-now

Thu, 10 Oct 2019

You, your cellphone and a disaster: What to do when communications go wonky - Jason H. Harper/Los Angeles Times https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-10-09/shelter-me-you-your-cellphone-and-a-disaster-what-to-do-when-communications-go-wonky

An open letter to the new owners of Meteor - Sacha Greif https://medium.com/@sachagreif/an-open-letter-to-the-new-owners-of-meteor-353d64780b20

Wed, 09 Oct 2019

I just started using Evolution - I am going full @GNOME, it appears

It's nice that in @racketlang GUI programming is treated like something you might want to do https://docs.racket-lang.org/gui/index.html

Tue, 08 Oct 2019

Ruby gtk3 GUI applications ARE cross-platform - Steven Rosenberg http://passthejoe.net/post/2019_1006_ruby_gtk3_is_crossplatform/

Sat, 05 Oct 2019

A new chapter for Meteor - Geoff Schmidt/Meteor Blog (My take: It's not a ringing endorsement that "most of" the Meteor.js team abandoned it for Apollo Graph QL) https://blog.meteor.com/a-new-chapter-for-meteor-7b684320be4c

Thu, 03 Oct 2019

Canadian tech holding company Tiny acquires JavaScript app platform Meteor – Frederic Lardinois/TechCrunch https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/02/tiny-acquires-meteor/

Wed, 02 Oct 2019

Lovely playing on Herb Ellis and Freddie Green's "Rhythm Willie" album, which also features Ray Brown, Jake Hanna and Ross Tompkins. Who doesn't love Herb? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfgcgupbIb4

Here she is, the safest driver in Los Angeles - Ethan Varian/The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/01/style/safest-driver-los-angeles.html

How Kerrygold butter conquered America - Elizabeth G. Dunn/Bloomberg <20191002kerrygold_butter.txt>

What happened at WeWork? - Reeves Wiedeman/New York Magazine http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/09/what-happened-at-we-why-wework-postponed-its-ipo.html

Tue, 01 Oct 2019

Don Cherry & John Coltrane - The Avant Garde: I am crazy into this album right now https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z6inXbK1rk