👍 Liked: Track Changes: Decentralized Journalism : A Conversation with Maria Bustillos

An interesting discussion of an attempt to build a journalism product using blockchain methodology — on the always fun Track Changes podcast.

Screens hot: My iPhone home screen

Experimenting with a focused iPhone home screen. (The rest of the pages are a complete disaster, of course.)

👍 Liked: Woke @marcoarment is my favorite @marcoarment.

My friend Joel (@joeld) has produced a nice, high quality book of the EFF dice word list. Check it out!

These three photos are taken just about as quickly as I could press the shutter button on my iPhone, and are a good illustration of just how fast this dog is. Note the distance she has covered, the side juke and puppy grin in photo #2, and how she loves to make the tower flyby at speed. (The pattern was full.)

👍 Liked: 🍔+🥚+🥓=🤩

By the power of grayskull that burger looks good.

I’m doing taxes and I’m out of bourbon, so I’m making an espresso and reflecting on the tax preparation industry’s success at making this such a pain in the ass.

👍 Liked: Back to the Blog | Dan Cohen on WordPress.com

It is psychological gravity, not technical inertia, however, that is the greater force against the open web. Human beings are social animals and centralized social media like Twitter and Facebook provide a powerful sense of ambient humanity—the feeling that “others are here”—that is often missing when one writes on one’s own site.

Very, very good thoughts from Dan Cohen on the technical and key social dynamics of siloed versus independent interaction online.

The dog has trained us well. Rather than knocking on her dish or the back door when she needs, she picks up a sock from the laundry pile and looks at us. If we get the message, she gets fresh water or to go outside; and if we don’t, she gets to eat the sock.

Collage of album cover art from iTunes

These weekly Apple Music favorites mixes are usually very hit and miss, but this one is good from start to finish. Not a skip in the list. https://itunes.apple.com/us/playlist/favorites-mix/pl.pm-20e9f373919da08057ce7d623dac12ce

👍 Liked: About this website

View of the San Francisco Peaks with a little snow, on the horizon.

I do live in a special place. We have clear and a dark nights, and we have the San Francisco Peaks sitting atop nearly every view in town. I like to take a snapshot of the changing seasons from my twelve minute commute.

On the death of the last male white rhino I’m recalling Douglas Adams’ and Mark Carwardine’s Last Chance to See. Carwardine writes that we must care about these creatures not simply because their loss represents irreversible damage to our planet and futures, but also because “the world would be a poorer, darker, lonelier place without them.”

/now: Reading up on h-entry and workin’ on my microformats.

Dark blue bottle of ink on a kitchen counter with orange tile behind it.

Yesterday, hanging out with my son who is on spring break: “Dad, what is ink made of?” What followed was a perfect hour long Wikipedia dive together into pigments, dyes, CMYK colors, lapis and iron oxide. I learned a bunch!

Picture of TV screen showing Mario Kart loading screen

Current state: trash talk.

Espresso in a glass cup on kitchen counter

I’m going to need some more of this today.

It would appear I have now built a working (for my idiosyncratic definition of working, barely) javascript tool to display mentions from webmention.io. I’ll clean up and share it ASAP and meanwhile, will test a bit more with live posts.

👍 Liked: 17 Mar 2018 I sat down and graphed the state of my publishing hub. I finally think I understand what I’ve been trying to do. Two hard bits left: a bookmarklet for “like” etc posts and wordpress comments back into micro.blog.

Great diagram!

Springtime snow in the backyard with pine trees and blue sky.

We got a bit of late-season snow yesterday, so it’s a beautiful slightly snowy day out today. More weather is expected later this weekend, too! March in the high country is good.

Received a voice mail from the school superintendent last night, after student walk-outs. Uh-oh, I thought.

BUT: He expresses support and pride in the students for exercising their right to protest and show solidarity! ✊ Good work, students and FLG schools!

👍 Liked: Oat note, posted March 15, 2018

Eli has micro.blog fever and the only treatment is more micro.blog! This is a great writeup and captures a lot of the enthusiasm shared around the m.b communities. 👏