The Fully Intended: The Writer’s Dream.
For one so young, Mollie writes like the best of the old-school. With modern sensibility.
TechCrunch: Blogging Site Medium Rolls Out Password-Free Email Logins.
I have this terrible habit of using particular posts as levers for my opinions. In many cases, my digressions take me far away from the original point of the post. Social media can’t give you this kind of information from an article title. For my Twitter followers, I think I’m going to add a “++” for now, to indicate when I’m going off on a tangent, in case you want to follow me down the occasional rabbit hole.
Literary Hub: The Joy of Throwing Away An Entire Novel.
“Was I sure there was nothing salvageable there? Was I giving up?” Every writer or blogger will know this feeling. I myself often fantasize about chucking this whole thing, wondering what phoenix would rise. Would I be happier? Freer? I chafe against the restrictions of the blog, locked in the same form-factor for a decade. Our blogs are becoming prisons, the dimensions dictated by the walled gardens elsewhere. Cam gave me hope with his new blog, and how it bodily and boldly breaks barriers. These functions should have been baked into blog software, years ago.
One of the most lovely things about Cam’s new blog ...
I can read and link his Tweets through his RSS feed. Never occurred to me how handy that might be. One of those ‘nose on your face’ things. I’d rather read all he has to say in *one* place.
camworld is back.
At http://camworld.org. If you hit the .com, you might be a bit surprised. I have to retrain my fingers - they still have muscle-memory from the olden days.
And Cam’s got all kinds of neat stuff working in the background.
OK, that ended up a little big.
Jeez, thanks Tumblr.
Sorry! Started working at 7, just raised my head.
Realized I forgot to blog. Shortly.
UX Mag: Why Web Design is Dead.
What a weekend.
Recuperating after shooting the Denise McCluggage memorial drive on Saturday, and then shooting the Nick Bostrom lecture yesterday. For the car rally, I drove up past Peñasco to find a scenic spot, and was treated to hurricane canyon winds, torrential thunderstorms, and more. Yesterday, running around a venue with dual cameras to capture different angles, and then shooting hobnobbing reception guests. Every part of me hurts this morning, and I have much to accomplish. Links as I have energy.
Bruce Clay: Google Transcoder - Make Your Site Fast or Google Will.
“At this point, we have no idea when, if at all, this functionality will be implemented anywhere outside of Indonesia. However, Google’s underlying statement is clear: websites should be really, really fast.” Perhaps we should go back to monochrome screens then. Why should Google have such power? Why?
Busy week, culminating in two weekend work days ...
Yeah, fighting for blogging time. Links working now.
Some weeks, I have a publication to get out by midnight (EDT). Blogging must, sadly, take a back seat. Links catch-as-catch-can.
Fooling ourselves with science: hoaxes, retractions and the public.
“Scientific research was manufactured, which resulted in claims that appealed to some popular views, and the media broadly and uncritically promoted the results, advocating popular actions in response.” And we as bloggers, need to be extra careful about what we promote. Yet how are we to judge if even scientists are fooled?
SE Roundtable: Only 11% noticed traffic changes after Google’s Mobile Friendly update.
Friday morning powwow.
Links soon. Thanks for your patience.
FishbowlNY: Anthony Bourdain Follows Website Investment with Content Curation.
Roads & Kingdoms seems another Medium knockoff, with shades of Exposure.co, pointed at a specific niche. I have to say it, I see many of these around.
A meeting this morning, then links.
Thanks for your patience.
Medium/Cameron Barrett: I wish, more than anything else, for Medium to have an API.
Yes. Wholeheartedly agreed.
Nice Marmot: The Growth of Oligarchy.
Yep. It’s been many years now since Princeton University made more money as a real estate holding company than as a university. They could drop the whole education side of things and be quite well off.
Sorry for the vacuum.
The day picked me up by the neck and shook me a few times. Better now. Links as I have time.
“A static markdown CMS built on top of Amazon S3.” Keeping an eye on this.
Guardian.UK: After 350 years of academic journals it’s time to shake things up.
“The panellists agreed that the goal should be to move away from scientific publishing — towards scientific communication.” One might suggest the ‘lowly’ blog as the form of communication.
More meetings. Links soon.
One o’ those mornings.
Meetings out the wazoo. Links shortly.