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I’ve been thinking about a business idea

I’ve been thinking about creating a service offering for people writing about programming on the web: editorial services.

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Deliver what you promise when you write

I’ve gone on a number of (hopefully mild) rants about clickbait in writing: “Seven Reasons Your Wife Will Leave You!”, “Trump’s Bat-Baby!”, and so forth. Today I read with great interest an article on CNN entitled “Why Trump wants you to be afraid of high speed trains.” It’s… an interesting article, but I came away [...]

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Things I’m thinking about: RSS Feeds I’ve started using Newsblur again. I shut off Facebook a while back for various reasons (nothing drastic, just… tired, mostly), so my news has been supplied by a fairly limited set of channels. Newsblur fixes that. It’s not just Newsblur, of course; you can use any of a number [...]

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Things I’m thinking about: The Grammies An article in “Ultimate Classic Rock” was entitled “How the 2019 Grammy Awards Basically Ignored Rock and Metal“. I’m… a little bit surprised, considering how rap and hip-hop (are those different?) have been ignored by the Grammy Awards ever since they became significant art forms, and rock – historically [...]

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Things I’m thinking about lately Blackface This thing about blackface among Virginia political leaders is.. interesting and frustrating. Look: blackface is problematic. At some point, the culture matters, but it’s always been about poking fun of African-American people – it’s never been good. Ever. But now we’re seeing another witchhunt, and some of it has [...]

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Thoughts of the Day, 2019/Feb/8

Things I’m thinking lately: Teamwork You can’t want me to excel and then get in my way. Well, you can, but you… shouldn’t. Date Formats Yes, I find I prefer year/month/day. It’s inherently sortable. It’s also really common in computing, and should be more common. Headings I’m trying to switch back to the headings format. [...]

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Ah, new things and directions…. Someone on IRC this morning mentioned Volt.ws, a messaging client available for Windows, MacOS, and Linux. It’s really tiny. It’s also missing a lot of functionality still, but it can connect to Slack… and it’s tiny. It still doesn’t support Slack private messages, but once it gets those (which should [...]

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Things I’m thinking about, after switching back to a list-based list of thoughts because Gutenberg headers annoy me: Gutenberg headers annoy me. I’m thinking of switching back to my comfortable editing process where I’m not constantly griping about my editor. It’s a flow thing.Good article from Medium, paywalled (so if you don’t have a Medium [...]

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Okay, I’m going to try the header format thing again, because it’s something new and different (for me) in Wordpress’ Medium-style editor. But here are the things I’m thinking about: The Super Bowl I tried to think of a cute pun for the title, but “The Super Bah” was dumb. I came up with others, [...]

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Intersections with Politics

Things I’m thinking about: I’m changing the format up today, because one of the entries is longer than usual. Trump and the Patriots It’s really annoying that people are mad at the New England Patriots because Trump likes them. I dislike the Patriots myself – I nearly cost myself a job after they lost to [...]

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