Notes

Shorter thoughts, links, quotes. Think Twitter or Tumblr. This section is an experiment in indieweb micropublishing.


Link: For the men...

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Link: Cloud Computing without Containers

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Link: I Know Brett Kavanaugh, But I Wouldn’t Confirm Him

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I planted 5 willow saplings this weekend. After the week that we all just lived through, I needed to engage in a rebellious act of hope to put despair in it’s place.

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As faith deepens, and as communion deepens with it, it becomes more and more intensive and at the same time reaches out to affect everything else we think and do. I do not mean merely that now all our thoughts are couched in certain fideist or pietistic formulas, but rather that faith gives a dimension of simplicity and depth to all our apprehensions and to all our experiences.

What is this dimension of depth? It is the incorporation of the unknown and of the unconscious into our daily life. Faith brings together the known and the unknown so that they overlap: or rather, so that we are aware of their overlapping. Actually, our whole life is a mystery of which very little comes to our conscious understanding. But when we accept only what we can consciously rationalize, our life is actually reduced to the most pitiful limitations, though we may think quite otherwise.

Thomas Merton. New Seeds of Contemplation (pp. 138-139).

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Link: What is ActivityPub, and how will it change the internet?

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Link: A Fuckbonnet For Our Time.

This is a colorful critique of Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, and how he’s handled the prevelance of hate speach and misinformation on his platform. I’m consistently torn between the need to stop hate speech and our over eagerness to censor opinions we disagree with. There point where it pivots from one to the other can be more fuzzy than we’d like to admit. I find the perspective in this article clear and compelling.

“The correct 1935 reply to Streicher or Goebbels asserting that Jews secretly drink the blood of baptized Christian babies was not, “We have looked into this claim and found that there is no evidence to support the lie that Jews drink Christian baby blood.” For fuck’s sake, Jack, don’t you understand? Whether such a refutation comes on Twitter or from a mainstream news organization, it succeeds only in granting rhetorical equanimity and status to any and every vile assertion that evil sees fit to utter.”

A Fuckbonnet For Our Time by David Simon

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Link: How to Make 12 Types of Sushi with 11 Different Fish

I’ve always enjoyed sushi, but after watching this video, I realized I never truly appreciated it.

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Do you use Atom and develop Ember.js apps? I just published 3.0 of atom-ember-snippets. There are lots of new goodies!

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Link: Anil Dash on tech's need for responsibility and accountability

” We can’t have it both ways. We can’t say that we can change the world and pretend it’s not our fault when we do.”

Anil Dash

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