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Never read Dracula before? Would you like to read it.... over RSS? Dracula is entirely made up of letters, telegrams, newspaper articles. Each has a date, between May 3rd and November 10th, Last year, and now this year, Dracula Daily has offered people the ability to read the classic novel "in real time". It just started, so if you add to your newsreader, you can follow along this year. #rss

I really appreciate content warnings for politics — so thanks, @beckett for posts like this — that may be my only personal need for CWs, but a significant one.

As I (re)start my IndieWeb journey, a major itch is deciding I should stick with WordPress or not as my home platform. I’ve tried to list some pros/cons in my Itches (, and I’ve been reading around the IndieWeb wiki, but would love any thoughts. Note that I am OK with, in fact I plan to, start from scratch building this up.

I feel uneasy about this, but I’m not sure if it’s about the events as described or that I’m not sure I see the problem, exactly. →

The dissents aren’t going to make the decision any better when it’s finally official. It’s too bad there’s no possibility of time travel to abort Alito, Thomas, Kavanaugh and Barrett as a demonstration of just what a good the right to do so is →

Is there an like service for annotating YouTube videos (at least)? Or a private method that creates something exportable and useful in the open?

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Likely the best and most useful blogroll page I've ever seen, and it's made by styling OPML:

#rss #opml

Well, here I am, trying the old (mastodon) tooting thing again…

I’ve done well mostly staying away from social media and limiting to a few news sources. Now I am staying away from all of them. I made my prediction in August and nothing since has made me change my mind. I’ve rarely hoped harder to be wrong. See you on the other side.

The lack of what should be a 3rd grade understanding of arithmetic and probability by the great majority of Americans shouldn’t be astounding. Yet, another election season and I am again gobsmacked.

It’s not “bichronous” (yuck; make it stop!) learning. If you have required synchronous sessions, it’s synchronous learning. “Bichronous” (which is etymologically confused) is a coinage in search of a need, or publication pages, to fill.

Sad news about Keith Jarrett. He gave us more than a lifetime’s music already, but I’m greedy (and he could probably create new wonders with just one hand)!

If I thought reason had a place at the table today, I’d say this tremendous visualization, running at high speed, should be everywhere: Covid Cases by State Partisanship

I won’t watch the debate, but before I inadvertently read anything about it, I predict: Pence will calmly & condescendingly tell lies and gaslight (aka business as usual) Kamala, who (as a black woman) has to walk a tightwire to not appear “emotional,” “shrill,” or combative.

Louise Glück wins the Nobel Prize for Literature! I’m flabbergasted (in a good way). Wow.

Bat -> Human -> Stephen Miller … I didn’t know a virus could jump from mammal to insect.

RIP Eddie Van Halen. High in the pantheon of those who changed the art of guitar playing forever. So inventive. Instantly recognizable. I could never play 95% of his guitar parts but I know them all by heart. 2020 sucks.

Kind of hard to focus on anything while the world crumbles. What a farce this all is.

I understand why the online groups I enjoy most are on Facebook—and have no hope they will move—but Facebooks tactics of engagement (and anemic platform) are made crystal clear when one tries to productively use groups while avoiding all the rest.

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