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  1. NEW
    “digital describes what we do, not what is done unto us ‣ is an ongoing collection of observations about digital behaviours, by Mo Morgan.” 🇬🇧
    The man who sold the future
    This is a post from Taken from Prediction of Nostradamus by J. J. Grandville (1836) Good predictions are hard to make. Predictions made on the hoof may sound inspirational, but are riddled with biases. …
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  2. Matthew Bischoff NEW
    “They design & develop apps at Lickability and post about tech & culture here.” 🇺🇸
    Absolutely Crushed →
    In more mb-media news: earlier this year I launched a new podcast with my friend Syd Andrerson, called Absolutely Crushed. It’s a bi-weekly comedy interview show in which we gossip with a guest about their …
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  3. onfocus by Paul Bausch NEW
    “Thoughts and photos from a Web developer in Corvallis, Oregon.” 🇺🇸
    NYT on Twitter Hate Speech Rise
    Hate Speech’s Rise on Twitter Is Unprecedented, Researchers Find "The lack of action extends to new accounts affiliated with terror groups and others that Twitter previously banned. In the first 12 days after Mr. Musk …
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  4. Terence Eden’s Blog NEW
    The ethics of syndicating comments using WebMentions
    This blog uses WebMention technology. If you write an article on your website and mention one of my blog posts, I get a notification. That notification can then be published as a comment. It usually …
    By @edent, 661 words

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  5. Jon's Place NEW
    “Talking rubbish since 2009.” By Jon Smalldon. 🇬🇧
    At the Match: Eastbourne Borough Women v Denne Park Women
    There’s a Ray Bradbury story about rain. From memory, it is about a group of men (this is a 1950s version of the future) trekking across a world (maybe Venus) where the rain is relentless. …
    By jonsmalldon, 66 words

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  6. NEW
    By Language Hat. 🇺🇸
    Aramaic in a Persian Alphabet.
    Language Log reports on a striking discovery, quoting Ariel David in Haaretz: Around 1,400 years ago, or even earlier, somebody scribbled on the wall of a Jewish cemetery in Beit She’arim, in today’s northern Israel. …
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  7. Janet Reid, Literary Agent NEW
    “"Never miss a chance to do good"--David Stanley.” 🇺🇸
    Is the flash fiction contest going to the birds?
    Let's celebrate Emmanuel the Emu who was felled by some sort of illness recently, but has been recovering miraculously to the joy of his many fans: about 847,000 people. You can find out more about …
    By Janet Reid, 474 words

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  8. — Articles NEW
    Soft Deletion Probably Isn't Worth It
    Anyone who’s seen a couple different production database environments is likely familiar with the “soft deletion” pattern – instead of deleting data directly via DELETE statement, tables get an extra deleted_at timestamp and deletion is …
    By Brandur Leach, 1,511 words

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  9. Hynek’s Blog NEW
    “Hynek Schlawack: Pythonista, Gopher, blogger, and speaker from Berlin/Germany.” 🇩🇪
    How I’m a Productive Programmer With a Memory of a Fruit Fly
    A love letter to tools that changed everything for me.
    By Hynek Schlawack, 22 words

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  10. Richard Smith's non-medical blogs NEW
    Voices from Things Growing in a Churchyard by Thomas Hardy
    I’m very fond of Thomas Hardy’s poems, but I didn’t know this on until I read it this mornning in the Oxford Book of Death. It captures a thought that has always been a comfort …
    By Richard Smith, 338 words

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  11. Hi, I'm Heather Burns – Blog NEW
    “at home in the world.” 🇬🇧
    On unexpected unemployment
    “Getting rid of public policy people when you’re claiming to do ‘real free speech’ is the stupidest move ever.” Audrey Herblin-Stoop, ex-Twitter France public policy
    By Heather Burns, 28 words

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  12. Goat-O-Rama NEW
    “Put some color in your herd!” By Nan Hassey, Phil Hassey. 🇺🇸
    Goat Fiddle Party | Nov 27, 2022
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  13. News/Views | Cameras and Photography Explained NEW
    “News and opinions about photography and the camera industry by Thom Hogan, with pointers to his gear specific sites.” 🇺🇸
    You Don't Really Need to Leak or Switch
    I continue to be struck by how so many people come up with so many excuses explanations to Switch or Leak between systems. This is one reason why I started writing about switching and leaking …
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  14. Kurt McKee NEW
    “lessons learned in production.”
    Announcing dotbot-firefox
    I'm pleased to announce the initial release of dotbot-firefox, which is a dotbot plugin that lets you configure you Firefox profile(s). The current plugin is able to detect your Firefox profile(s) in standard directories on …
    By Kurt McKee, 146 words

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  15. All Things Linguistic NEW
    “A blog about all things linguistic by Gretchen McCulloch. I cohost Lingthusiasm, a podcast that's enthusiastic about linguistics. I'm the author of Because Internet, a book about internet language!” 🇺🇸
    Bonus 70: Speakest Thou Ye Olde English?
    Bonus 70: Speakest Thou Ye Olde English?: lingthusiasm:Bonus 70: Speakest Thou Ye Olde English?Would your eminence care to join me at Ye Olde Tea Shoppe? When we want to evoke a vaguely historical context, people …
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