Some recent quotes posts from the community.

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Darren Hester
@dhester

🔗 I Miss Human Curation by Cassidy Williams

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Brady Bowman
@bbowman

Wendell Berry, from “The Work of Local Culture” (1988):

If there is no household or community economy, then family members and neighbors are no longer useful to one another. When people are no longer useful to one another, then the centripetal force of family and community fails, and people fall into dependence on exterior economies and organizations. The hegemony of professionals and professionalism erects itself on local failure, and from then on the locality exists merely as a market for consumer goods and as a source of ‘raw material,’ human and natural.

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Odd-Egil “Oddzthrash” Auran
@odd

UNICODE - Basic Multilingual Plane (BMP)

The first plane, plane 0, the Basic Multilingual Plane (BMP), contains characters for almost all modern languages, and a large number of symbols[…]

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plane_(Unicode)#Basic_Multilingual_Plane

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Bob Wertz
@bobwertz

Web pages are disappearing. Links are broken. This Pew study tries to assess how bad link rot is…

But even as users across the world rely on the web to access books, images, news articles and other resources, this content sometimes disappears from view.

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Escalation, a 1968 anti-war short by Disney animator Ward Kimball, creator of, among others, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat and Jiminy Cricket.



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Thurgood Marshall and Mike Wallace in conversation. Audio cuts out a bit at the very beginning.



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Chris & Cosey - October Love Song (1982)



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micro.bradeast.org
@micro.bradeast.org

I joined Micro.blog!

An ouroborotic link to my blog outlining why I joined Micro.blog.

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Brad East
@eastbrad

I joined Micro.blog!

An ouroborotic link to my blog outlining why I joined Micro.blog.

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eay.cc – Weblog von Stefan Grund
@eay.cc

Die Klimakatastrophe ist eine Reihe von Handyvideos, die immer näher kommt, bis du diejenige bist, die das Handy hält.

Von @Giliell nach @PerthshireMags.

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Beardy Star Stuff
@Beardystarstuff.net

ZNet reports on the extreme heat wave covering some of the most densely populated regions of the world.. Wide areas of south and Southeast Asia, from Pakistan to the Philippines, have experienced prolonged extreme heat affecting everything from human health to the economy and education.

Many pupils in India, Bangladesh, and Philippines have been told to stay at home for days due to a severe health risk from extreme heat, while the heatwaves are becoming a major issue in India’s election. Bangladesh even closed all primary schools for weeks while the temperature reached 43.8°C on April 30.

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Beardy Guy Musings
@denny.micro.blog

ZNet reports on the extreme heat wave covering some of the most densely populated regions of the world.. Wide areas of south and Southeast Asia, from Pakistan to the Philippines, have experienced prolonged extreme heat affecting everything from human health to the economy and education.

Many pupils in India, Bangladesh, and Philippines have been told to stay at home for days due to a severe health risk from extreme heat, while the heatwaves are becoming a major issue in India’s election. Bangladesh even closed all primary schools for weeks while the temperature reached 43.8°C on April 30.

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Denny Henke
@Denny

ZNet reports on the extreme heat wave covering some of the most densely populated regions of the world.. Wide areas of south and Southeast Asia, from Pakistan to the Philippines, have experienced prolonged extreme heat affecting everything from human health to the economy and education.

Many pupils in India, Bangladesh, and Philippines have been told to stay at home for days due to a severe health risk from extreme heat, while the heatwaves are becoming a major issue in India’s election. Bangladesh even closed all primary schools for weeks while the temperature reached 43.8°C on April 30.

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WHY DOES THIS IRISH CHILDREN’S SONG GOES SO HARD


I SEARCHED FOR MY SPARK AND I FOUND IT

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Vincent Ritter
@vincent

"Well, it's been a little while since I wrote an update here. The truth is, is that it's been moving pretty fast!"

Updates and a changelog on the Scribbles Blog

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Nick Simson
@nicksimson.com

This morning—before those nineteen games, the instant I woke up—I realized that the letters in CAUTIONED can be rearranged to spell EDUCATION. This seemed vastly better than waking up with no memory of the previous night, worried about what I may have done or said. Nonetheless, the thinking is obsessive and constant. The unwilling, unconscious anagramming of words is the primary side effect of a life devoted to Scrabble. This is ultimately what the game is about: memorizing words with no concern for their meaning.

Brad Phillips in the Paris Review
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Nick Simson
@nsmsn

This morning—before those nineteen games, the instant I woke up—I realized that the letters in CAUTIONED can be rearranged to spell EDUCATION. This seemed vastly better than waking up with no memory of the previous night, worried about what I may have done or said. Nonetheless, the thinking is obsessive and constant. The unwilling, unconscious anagramming of words is the primary side effect of a life devoted to Scrabble. This is ultimately what the game is about: memorizing words with no concern for their meaning.

Brad Phillips in the Paris Review
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Andy Flisher
@Flish

More difficult one this week, guess the ground? 🤔 #rugbyref 🏉

From Instagram: https://www.instagram.com…;

More difficult one this week, guess the ground? 🤔 #rugbyref 🏉More difficult one this week, guess the ground? 🤔 #rugbyref 🏉

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Numeric Citizen
@numericcitizen

I’ve been baited into writing about touch screen Macs once more

I don’t think these Macs would look like today’s clamshell MacBooks, they would have a new form factor more similar to iPads.

What if a touchscreen Mac only allowed for scrolling content with fingers? If the touchscreen Mac is not convertible, what other use of touch than scrolling would people do with a touchscreen Mac? What are people doing on Windows with a touch screen, really?

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Jason Velazquez
@fromjason

65 Cents an Hour – A special report.; Week in Sweatshop Reveals Grim Conspiracy of the Poor - The New York Times (1995):

She responded with a tirade in rapid Chinese: people said they wanted jobs, but really wanted only to steal her equipment – bobbins, bobbin cases, thread. It was hard to find people who wanted to work hard these days! And without missing a beat, she asked: “Do you know how to use a sewing machine?”

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Odd-Egil “Oddzthrash” Auran
@odd

#ShareTheMeal and help children in need with a tap on your smartphone.

ShareTheMeal is a United Nations World Food Programme service

ShareTheMeal here: sharethemeal.org

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Douglas Hill
@douglas

Nikita Prokopov on the design of allekinos.de:

But how do I search?

Well, Ctrl+F, of course. We are too humble, too lazy, and too smart to try to compete with in-browser implementation.

One of the great advantages web apps have over native apps.

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Jedda
@jedda

📚 Book 15 of 2024 – Finished: Meet Me on the Bridge by Sarah J Harris (⭐4/5)

Thoughts: This was very Time Traveler’s Wife-esque. I actually really enjoyed it.

Highlighted quote:

“When you meet that person, everything falls into place. They feel like home. It’s like returning to your favourite painting and loving each brush stroke all over again.”

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humdrum
@humdrum

👨‍⚖️ Why Was Alito Flying the Flag Upside Down After January 6? — Atlantic

But there is still a difference between an ideologically conservative, or even partisan, Court and one with sitting justices whose worldview is so deranged by fanaticism that they would prefer the end of constitutional government to a president from the rival party.

None of this surprises me, unfortunately. Serwer has another good line about preferring a wanna-be dictator over a democrat… that’s the world we live in…

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tiv.today
@tiv.today

👨‍⚖️ Why Was Alito Flying the Flag Upside Down After January 6? — Atlantic

But there is still a difference between an ideologically conservative, or even partisan, Court and one with sitting justices whose worldview is so deranged by fanaticism that they would prefer the end of constitutional government to a president from the rival party.

None of this surprises me, unfortunately. Serwer has another good line about preferring a wanna-be dictator over a democrat… that’s the world we live in…

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💬 John Philpin
@JohnPhilpin

Shed a Tear🔗 - William Gallagher

The DECORATOR stands back to appreciate his day’s work. The entire wall is now painted. Satisfied, he collects his snap-tin, paint, brushes, ladder, etc., lights a cigarette stub and walks off.

While he’s been achieving that painted wall, the film crew cast have failed to do anything at all. So much effort, so much energy, so much time, and nothing achieved whatsoever.

Completely unrelated, I’ve been sitting and typing in this chair for the past few days while four men put up a shed in our garden.

😂😂😂

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Odd-Egil “Oddzthrash” Auran
@odd

The Markdown Guide

The Markdown Guide is a free and open-source reference guide that explains how to use Markdown, the simple and easy-to-use markup language you can use to format virtually any document.

www.markdownguide.org

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The Art Of Not Asking Why
@jtr

It’s always nice to stumble upon a unique refreshing perspective, but it’s even better to find it when you don’t know you’ve been looking for it.

Thanks, @patrickrhone for this talk. This is inspiring and also good timing. And thank you @jean for posting the link in chat today!

Micro Camp: Patrick Rhone youtube.com

Archiving...

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Michael Miller Jr.
@michaelmillerjr

Ethicists Can Proactively Prepare for AI Systems

“A human will always be best suited to facilitate conversations that support ethical decision-making for the patients we serve.”

Wherein I warn about technosolutionism, promote the language of “augmented intelligence,” and remind folks that great caution should be taken when utilizing generative AI in the context of clinical bioethics.

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Pete Ashton's Notes
@peteashton

Ghost’s development of ActivityPub is going well.

Our initial work has largely revolved around a combination of laying technical foundations, reading the ActivityPub spec, trying to implement the smallest possible thing, and spending a disproportionate amount of time asking deep, profound engineering questions such as “why in the literal fuck isn’t this working?”

Expectations tempered, good luck chaps.

(Ghost.org)

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James Manes
@jmanes

The latest report suggests that the erased and sold ‌iPad‌ is somehow restoring old photos from an Apple ID that is no longer signed in to it.

This will be interesting. If the bug is iCloud related, could it be trivially patched server-side? Or is it impossible to undo once the improper photos are mangled into the new user’s account?

How about those of us that have advanced security which determines the photos to be e2ee? I have a lot of questions.

www.macrumors.com/2024/05/1…

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Thibault Malfoy
@thibaultmalfoy

Je voudrais que toutes les phrases se fondent les unes dans les autres, et passe mon temps à biseauter les miennes pour les faire s’emboîter sans utiliser la moindre cheville, qu’on oublie les points qui les séparent, que les transitions demeurent cachées, sinon discrètes, à la manière traditionnelle des menuisiers japonais qui assemblent le bois sans vis ni clou, comme si vous n’écriviez qu’une seule très longue phrase. Enfin, c’est l’idée…

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Jon Rozier
@lostinhaste

Wow, that’s rather detailed…

I affirm that I will not use the Software for nuclear. missile, chemical biological weaponry. or other weapons of mass destruction, (For more information on the U.S. export laws, see the Bureau of Industry and Security's home page.)

I’m sure I’ve agreed to this before, in other TOS that no one reads but that’s oddly specific. 🧐

(Downloading…or rather, attempting to download, a copy of VMware Fusion Pro.)

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Chris Handy
@handy

I’ve been using this guide on how to make oven bacon for many years. Thank you to Dan Benjamin.

“MAKE PERFECT CRISPY BACON EVERY TIME“

Read more: Bacon Method ➚

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Roger Wm. Bennett
@ReaderJohn

Of all passions the passion for the Inner [Circle] is most skillful in making a man who is not yet a very bad man do very bad things.

C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory

I have watched this play out powerfully since 2016.

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Pratik
@pratik

But…but they made an ad crushing a piano

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