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<description>Scripting News, the weblog started in 1994 that bootstrapped the blogging revolution. 🚀</description>
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<outline text="June 2019" created="Sat, 01 Jun 2019 16:35:38 GMT" name="june2019">
<outline text="June 30" created="Sun, 30 Jun 2019 16:24:21 GMT" name="30">
<outline text="Journalism took down Moses" created="Sun, 30 Jun 2019 16:39:10 GMT" type="outline">
<outline text="I'm getting to the end of &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;The Power Broker&lt;/a&gt;, it's finally getting good. The book is such a drag, it goes through every project Moses did over thirty years of re-making New York. He was as corrupt as they come. He started out brilliant, with an idea, and was driven to do it almost in an a Jobsian way (&lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Jones Beach&lt;/a&gt; was his Mac). " created="Sun, 30 Jun 2019 16:39:21 GMT" image=""/>
<outline text="To him cars were an adventure, a way to go from the city to the country to enjoy nature. But he somehow missed that between the 20s and the 50s cars had changed, had become drudgery. Anything but fun." created="Sun, 30 Jun 2019 16:40:05 GMT" collapse="true">
<outline text="Fun fact. Even though Moses built only around the car, to the detriment of mass transit, he himself could not drive. He was always chaufeurred in limosines. As if Steve Jobs never used a Mac. " created="Sun, 30 Jun 2019 16:43:41 GMT"/>
<outline text="Long Island, which more than any other area designed by Moses, was a livability horror. You had to drive everywhere. All the money that could have been spent on efficient mass transit was spent on making roads and bridges that were jammed the day they opened. Classic example the &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Long Island Expressway&lt;/a&gt;. It's often bumper to bumper at 2 in the morning. And the &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Bruckner Interchange&lt;/a&gt; in the Bronx. Once I calculated that I spent three whole months of my life there, stuck in gridlock on the &lt;a href=&quot;,+Queens,+NY+11354/W+Farms+Square+Plaza,+The+Bronx,+NY+10460/@40.8058515,-73.8866668,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x89c2601c5b98533d:0x93bbc40a40f8ae74!2m2!1d-73.8266883!2d40.7689568!1m5!1m1!1s0x89c2f48cf9f76715:0xeb931b7aca2177eb!2m2!1d-73.880808!2d40.8414408!3e3&quot;&gt;Q44&lt;/a&gt; bus." created="Sun, 30 Jun 2019 16:40:35 GMT"/>
<outline text="Chicago, when they built freeways, left room for mass transit. NYC had that idea too, but Moses, who had total control over highway construction in NY, would never do it. " created="Sun, 30 Jun 2019 16:46:59 GMT"/>
<outline text="Anyway, the book gets good when journalists take on Moses after decades of puff pieces. Someone should write an abridged version of that book, with a chapter up front saying what a miserly asshole Moses was. Then really dive into the story with the parking lot at Tavern on the Green aka the &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Battle of Central Park&lt;/a&gt;. I'd guess about 200 pages max. And it could be turned into a &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;ATPM&lt;/a&gt;-like HBO series. Journalists would love the story, it's big story like Watergate, that most people don't know. " created="Sun, 30 Jun 2019 16:41:38 GMT"/>
<outline text="I have &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;;/a&gt; ported to &quot;River6&quot;. I'm going to pause here for a bit and factor it so it's a prototype for standalone rivers meant for public use. I want to make this as easy as possible, requre the fewest files, and show through as much power as possible. " created="Sun, 30 Jun 2019 16:27:40 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="Trump's running mate" created="Sun, 30 Jun 2019 16:24:22 GMT" type="outline" description="Democrats, stop being so fair to El Orange the Dictator in Chief.">
<outline text="If Trump were a Democrat making love with Kim Jong Un so openly, that might be a cause for celebration for the Repubs. Trump's running mate in 2020. I doubt if KJU would do anything to jeopardize Trump's re-election. And you know they have hackers too. Hmm. :boom: " created="Sun, 30 Jun 2019 16:24:26 GMT" image=""/>
<outline text="And for the Democrats the more you push Trump into the little dictator's crotch, the better the chances for Medicare For All. This is all connected. You want to win? Stop being so fair to El Orange the Dictator in Chief." created="Sun, 30 Jun 2019 16:25:05 GMT"/>
<outline text="June 29" created="Sat, 29 Jun 2019 14:23:34 GMT" name="29">
<outline text="If we want impeachment, we can have it. Here's how. Occupy Washington DC until it happens. 100K people always present at the US Capitol on a rotating basis until impeachment. Sign up for one day. Your life goes on mostly uninterrupted. Wear comfy clothes. Bring lunch. Hydrate. Circulate. Yell, talk, cajole. Whatever, but be present. " created="Sat, 29 Jun 2019 18:45:30 GMT" type="outline" image=""/>
<outline text="I love that &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;she's&lt;/a&gt; having a public feud with El Orange. We need a few more non-presidential candidates to suck Trump into the great void of celebrity-bashing. That's how we get rid of the mofo." created="Sat, 29 Jun 2019 14:23:35 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="Are there silent Republicans?" created="Sat, 29 Jun 2019 21:02:36 GMT" type="outline">
<outline text="One of the arguments in favor of Biden and other moderates is that they will get Republican votes and that would of course (imho) be good. If I thought of myself as a Repub, I'd be looking for a way to not vote for Trump, and still have self-respect." created="Sat, 29 Jun 2019 21:02:45 GMT"/>
<outline text="I'd be susceptible to the argument that they're all socialists (I don't mind, I think &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;we're all socialists&lt;/a&gt; anyway, that's the way our economy works in the areas that matter). Bernie Sanders would press my buttons. I might not vote, instead of voting for either." created="Sat, 29 Jun 2019 21:03:15 GMT"/>
<outline text="Nixon called these people &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;The Silent Majority&lt;/a&gt;." created="Sat, 29 Jun 2019 21:03:25 GMT"/>
<outline text="However, if they want to be served, they have to find a way to let us all know that they really are out there. Repubs who would vote for a Democrat if a moderate were nominated. Maybe start giving money to Klobuchar or Hickenlooper, for example." created="Sat, 29 Jun 2019 21:03:35 GMT"/>
<outline text="River5 ➜ River6" created="Sat, 29 Jun 2019 15:43:53 GMT" type="outline">
<outline text="&lt;i&gt;On the River5 mail list Hanan Cohen &lt;a href=&quot;;utm_source=footer#!msg/river5/Pb9IM4Ooj1Y/vCFp3ncECgAJ&quot;&gt;asks&lt;/a&gt; if he should wait for &quot;River6&quot;, what about the browser, and how to mirror rivers on Twitter feeds. I answered in an email, which I'll include below so it gets into search engines. &lt;/i&gt;" created="Sat, 29 Jun 2019 15:44:06 GMT"/>
<outline text="First, I'm glad to hear you're building a public aggregator for Israeli blogs. Let me know when you're ready for people to come and I'll post a note on my blog." created="Sat, 29 Jun 2019 15:45:12 GMT"/>
<outline text="Okay -- now to advice re River6." created="Sat, 29 Jun 2019 15:45:16 GMT" flNumberedSubs="true">
<outline text="I never recommend waiting, and I also place a strong emphasis on moving forward with compatibility. A River5 installation can be converted to River6 quickly. It's just a matter of setting up MySQL, and then copying the &lt;i&gt;lists&lt;/i&gt; folder from the river5 folder to the river6 folder. Then there's a variable amount of waiting for the river to fill up, but that's something the software does on its own. " created="Sat, 29 Jun 2019 15:45:18 GMT"/>
<outline text="All the changes are visible in the front end in &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;;/a&gt; and &quot;;, both of which use the new river browser. However it could just as easily be displaying rivers produced by River5. As far as I know there are no changes to that format between 5 and 6 (any that are present are bugs)." created="Sat, 29 Jun 2019 15:46:16 GMT"/>
<outline text="I have several rivers that are mirrored to Twitter feeds, for example &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;;/a&gt; is mirrored to &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;@nbariver&lt;/a&gt;, using a Node-based utility that I wrote called &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;riverToTweets&lt;/a&gt;. It's been running smoothly for years. I recommend it. " created="Sat, 29 Jun 2019 15:46:56 GMT"/>
<outline text="June 28" created="Fri, 28 Jun 2019 16:22:29 GMT" name="28">
<outline text="I thought &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Marianne Williamson&lt;/a&gt; stole the show last night. " created="Fri, 28 Jun 2019 18:47:56 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="I was looking for a backup copy of the &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;RSS 2.0 spec&lt;/a&gt;, and found it on a local hard disk. I thought now would be a good time to &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;save a copy&lt;/a&gt; on, just in case. " created="Fri, 28 Jun 2019 16:40:59 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="I just switched &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;;/a&gt; over to the new version based on River6. The previous version is archived &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;here&lt;/a&gt;. " created="Fri, 28 Jun 2019 16:22:30 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="June 27" created="Thu, 27 Jun 2019 14:42:01 GMT" name="27">
<outline text="We need Facebook to interop" created="Thu, 27 Jun 2019 14:57:02 GMT" type="outline" description="What's needed is choice. And for that you need interop. ">
<outline text="Listening to Zuckerberg speak yesterday at the Aspen Ideas Festival, broadcast on Facebook (good move).." created="Thu, 27 Jun 2019 14:57:10 GMT"/>
<outline text="He talks about &quot;data portability&quot; -- that isn't what's needed, that's easy and no one uses it. It doesn't do anything to reduce lock-in. Useless."/>
<outline text="What's needed is choice. And for that you need interop. Also easy. We have standards for that, which FB ignores. If they did it, then users would have choice. That's the old thing that tech czars like Zuck, Gates, Jobs etc won't give their users." created="Thu, 27 Jun 2019 15:03:51 GMT"/>
<outline text="I guess he gets away with this because reporters don't insist on understanding how his ideas would work. He says just enough that's true to make you think the other stuff is true too. Slippery." created="Thu, 27 Jun 2019 14:57:15 GMT"/>
<outline text="&lt;b&gt;What I mean by interop&lt;/b&gt;" created="Thu, 27 Jun 2019 15:02:57 GMT"/>
<outline text="BTW, by interop -- it could be really simple. Just four things. They've already done a big part of one of the things on my &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;prior checklist&lt;/a&gt;, so I added another item. :boom:" created="Thu, 27 Jun 2019 14:57:16 GMT" flNumberedSubs="true">
<outline text="Support the HTML &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;anchor element&lt;/a&gt; in posts, so I can link to &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;other places&lt;/a&gt; on the web from my writing." created="Thu, 27 Jun 2019 14:57:58 GMT"/>
<outline text="Titles for posts. Like the &amp;lt;title&gt; element in the &amp;lt;head&gt; section of an HTML document. To interop with other content systems, FB must have the concept of a post title." created="Thu, 27 Jun 2019 14:58:33 GMT"/>
<outline text="Enclosures. Since podcasting has become such a big thing, FB should be compatible with the web and support this feature. It's so important, and really simple." created="Thu, 27 Jun 2019 14:59:20 GMT"/>
<outline text="&quot;RSS&quot; in and out. This is the new item, now that they have simple styling in Facebook posts (bravo! were they listening?). With this, other blogging systems could fully peer with Facebook. People would have choice. It wouldn't cost FB anything to do this, they already are so dominant. " created="Thu, 27 Jun 2019 14:59:52 GMT"/>
<outline text="If Facebook did all this, and I think they probably already have code to do most of it, they could make moderation a problem for the web, not just for them. It would get them out of the hot seat. It would a brilliant move, and also the right way to feed the web, which they used to build Facebook itself. " created="Thu, 27 Jun 2019 15:01:51 GMT"/>
<outline text="Debate review" created="Thu, 27 Jun 2019 14:42:02 GMT" type="outline" description="Elizabeth Warren says interesting things, but most important she sounds like she understands us, that's something few Democrats manage to pull off.">
<outline text="I watched the first fifteen minutes of the debate. I thought Warren's opening answer was very good. She's learned how to bring the listener into her story. Too many politicians don't find a way to get people to think about themselves. That's key. Because people are always thinking about themselves. Once you get them to feel you're over there on their side, your ideas start clicking with them. They'll think you think like they do. They start to like you. And they start to listen. That's everything. I have to say that was the first time I could say that about Warren. Clearly she wants to win, that's also a big deal. " created="Thu, 27 Jun 2019 14:45:13 GMT" image=""/>
<outline text="Then it became clear it was just going to be canned speeches all night, I started nodding off and went back to reading &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;The Power Broker&lt;/a&gt;. I'm starting to get to the good part, the downfall of Moses. He really fucked NY. They should make a &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Deadwood&lt;/a&gt;-like show about the life of Robert Moses. Get the &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;guy&lt;/a&gt; who &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;played&lt;/a&gt; Hearst to play Moses." created="Thu, 27 Jun 2019 14:48:34 GMT"/>
<outline text="June 26" created="Wed, 26 Jun 2019 16:34:27 GMT" name="26">
<outline text="A neighbor shared a &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;plate&lt;/a&gt; of smoked fish from &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Russ &amp; Daughters&lt;/a&gt; on &lt;a href=&quot;,-73.9882747,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x28bb3770b1dd464b!8m2!3d40.7225851!4d-73.9882747&quot;&gt;Houston St&lt;/a&gt;. It was sooo good." created="Wed, 26 Jun 2019 16:34:28 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="June 25" created="Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:04:44 GMT" name="25">
<outline text="Maybe the city should offer the Nets use of Madison Square Garden until the Knicks get it together. Maybe we could even call the Nets the Knicks, why not, it's not as if the actual Knicks are doing anything with the name. Let Brooklyn have Dolan." created="Tue, 25 Jun 2019 17:24:08 GMT" type="tweet" tweetId="1143570703645458432" tweetUserName="davewiner"/>
<outline text="A serial radio play" created="Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:16:06 GMT" type="outline" description="Last night's radio play was just another verbatim reading of the Mueller report. Instead what we need is real story-telling with suspension of disbelief.">
<outline text="I watched a bit of &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;last night's show&lt;/a&gt; starring John Lithgow as Trump. It was sold as a play. I thought that meant it was going to be dialog between characters, pure story-telling creating suspension of disbelief, but it was just another reading of the Mueller report, a good one. I would have thought that great actors would want to do a play, but it wasn't a play. It was actors reading a report written by lawyers. " created="Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:04:45 GMT" image=""/>
<outline text="In the rest of this post I'll outline how the project, if it were to really have impact, would get started. It will be more of a commitment than last night's performance. But our world is worth it, don't you think??" created="Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:29:16 GMT"/>
<outline text="So here's the concept... " created="Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:23:31 GMT"/>
<outline text="A serial radio play, distributed as a weekly podcast. " created="Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:07:27 GMT"/>
<outline text="Opening scene, a congressional hearing. A select committee of senators and representatives question (actors playing) Manafort, Flynn, Hicks, Comey, etc, who answer questions fully as they did for Mueller. The answers derive from the report, but they are not verbatim. The actors strive to present their characters in a good light. The congresspeople are all interested in getting the truth. Even the Repubs. This part of course is fiction. Artistic license. And the Democrats have the guts to ask probing, hard questions." created="Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:30:05 GMT"/>
<outline text="Dramatic interludes in the Oval Office, on Air Force One, golf courses and watching TV (executive time) where the president, played by Lithgow (an excellent choice to play Trump) gives soliloquies in the form of phone conversations with various celebs such as Hannity, Carl Icahn and a few &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;surprises&lt;/a&gt;. We keep coming back to the hearing room, that's where the story is really being told. " created="Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:29:59 GMT"/>
<outline text="The resulting radio show, a riveting drama, is released one episode a week as a podcast. " created="Tue, 25 Jun 2019 17:08:19 GMT"/>
<outline text="PS: Perfect person to &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;write&lt;/a&gt; it &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;imho&lt;/a&gt; -- &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Aaron&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Sorkin&lt;/a&gt;. " created="Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:37:26 GMT"/>
<outline text="June 24" created="Mon, 24 Jun 2019 14:34:43 GMT" name="24">
<outline text="&lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;John Lithgow to portray Trump&lt;/a&gt; in new play. Livestreamed &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;tonight&lt;/a&gt; at 9PM Eastern. I'm a happy camper. This my friends is what Hollywood should be doing. Look at the cast. Wowowowow." created="Mon, 24 Jun 2019 21:31:49 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="I watched the first episode of &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;The Returned&lt;/a&gt; and was impressed. I have no idea where they're going, but based on the &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;reviews&lt;/a&gt;, it looks good. Avoiding spoilers, thanks. " created="Mon, 24 Jun 2019 19:09:49 GMT" type="tweet" tweetId="1143235725623746562" tweetUserName="davewiner"/>
<outline text="Overnight I learned of a &lt;a href=&quot;;guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cucmVkZGl0LmNvbS9yL0pvdXJuYWxpc20vY29tbWVudHMvYzRqbDJrL2NvbWljX3B1Ymxpc2hlcl90dXJuaW5nX211ZWxsZXJfcmVwb3J0X2ludG8v&amp;guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAMwLdeqGv6OQnYRAMW60Mh2b9lJn0FLPr-ZCcImuoXDccEUuSRmB3Y2fYkznyZVAsG-kNwvNv4lfOrhEZ7FSV39SI-0o8sSqqHeuDb5TNx4YLS3yeO53nHyHtlLxCgBdHPfSr5c6PXJ2JJnjVo5sHrnauV8c1jMQkGQ65M28JAa-&quot;&gt;graphic novel&lt;/a&gt; version of the Mueller Report. Now that's on the right track. There are tons of great stories in the report. People love stories. Ideally, if there were infinite time, there would be a new version of &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;The West Wing&lt;/a&gt; with Trump as president doing and saying the things Trump does and &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;says&lt;/a&gt;. The actor would be distinguished, presidential, have gravitas, might be black, and possibly a woman, but he or she would say the things Trump says. It would be dramatic not comedic. But there isn't infinite time. Something like the Serial podcast would be ideal. It could start simply, and expand out into all the depravity that's in the Mueller Report. It would need great writers, actors and production. But it could be done reasonably quickly. I'm going to write up a very superficial and novice plan for that, because I have none of the skills needed to make it, but think it's desperately needed. " created="Mon, 24 Jun 2019 14:34:44 GMT" type="outline" image=""/>
<outline text="June 23" created="Sun, 23 Jun 2019 14:57:44 GMT" name="23">
<outline text="Bill Gates' &lt;a href=&quot;;v=W5g4sPi1wd4&quot;&gt;biggest failure&lt;/a&gt; in his words is that Microsoft didn't make Android. Hat's off to him. Most great men when looking back on their careers tend to be less specific in their regrets. But imho he's thinking too small. I think his biggest failure was to miss that at the point Windows became the default platform, the role of Microsoft fundamentally changed, and he fought that and that crippled his company and the market. He couldn't make Android at Microsoft any more than GM could make a Tesla. So imho his biggest mistake was not buying a big stake in Google when they were in the garage. And anything else that looked promising. Also it wouldn't surprise me if he read this. One of his strengths as a leader in the PC business was that he engaged with criticism, and learned from it. Most people in his position failed at that, and that's why he won so big, imho." created="Sun, 23 Jun 2019 16:14:58 GMT" type="outline" image=""/>
<outline text="Dr John's &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;memorial&lt;/a&gt; procession in New Orleans. " created="Sun, 23 Jun 2019 15:43:03 GMT" type="outline" urltweet=""/>
<outline text="I am a subscriber of the NY Times. I am reading an article and a dialog pops up telling me it thinks I'm a subscriber and recommending that I log in. I log in. First thing they do is pop up an ad trying to upsell me. Thanks for the respect. " created="Sun, 23 Jun 2019 15:26:03 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="What would you think if in Nazi Germany they had polled Germans on whether they approved of concentration camps? Pause for a moment and realize they are almost certainly doing that now in the US. " created="Sun, 23 Jun 2019 15:21:52 GMT" type="outline" urltweet=""/>
<outline text="My friend Phil Windley posted a stunning &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;picture&lt;/a&gt; of the mountains in Utah on &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Instagram&lt;/a&gt;. Breath-taking. My first reaction was &quot;America is beautiful.&quot; Not Utah. i thought about that for a bit. Phil had been traveling in Italy and Switzerland, posting pictures of stunningly beautiful places, most of which could not exist in America. because their civilization is older. Of course Utah is a Republican state. Then I thought why doesn't America market itself to Americans. The whole thing, not just pro-this or anti-that. The things that are indivisible. Like the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. That's America, not Republican. " created="Sun, 23 Jun 2019 15:08:05 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="The Salt Lake Tribune on why &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;concentration camp&lt;/a&gt; is the right word. We are going down a path that leads to what my grandparents warned me about. They barely survived the Nazis and they were smart people and told their grandchildren what to watch out for. " created="Sun, 23 Jun 2019 14:58:00 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="The &lt;a href=&quot;,577525&quot;&gt;issues&lt;/a&gt; of opening a new recreational cannabis store in Great Barrington, MA, the closest location in Massachusetts to NY." created="Sun, 23 Jun 2019 14:57:45 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="June 22" created="Sat, 22 Jun 2019 14:51:56 GMT" name="22">
<outline text="Kamala Harris can &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;dance&lt;/a&gt;. " created="Sat, 22 Jun 2019 15:04:16 GMT" type="outline" urltweet=""/>
<outline text="Yesterday I pointed to a &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;test version&lt;/a&gt; of that runs off &quot;River6&quot;. A design issue I'm thinking about, how to present the podcast player. Here's a &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;short video&lt;/a&gt; that explains. " created="Sat, 22 Jun 2019 14:51:57 GMT" type="outline" urlvideo=""/>
<outline text="June 21" created="Fri, 21 Jun 2019 13:26:35 GMT" name="21">
<outline text="Here's a &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;test version&lt;/a&gt; of that runs off River6. " created="Fri, 21 Jun 2019 20:20:21 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="An idea for a destination resort. Buy some land in the mountains, build an old-style summer camp but for adults. Sleep on bunks, but they’re nice bunks. Everyone eats together. Arts and Crafts, you go on canoeing trips, softball, hikes, campfires, you can smoke weed and have sex, but you have to keep it wholesome, no orgies, this is summer camp (or maybe you had orgies in summer camp). You get to take a kitten home. And of course the lanyard and pottery you make. " created="Fri, 21 Jun 2019 20:23:39 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="Banning &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;private prisons&lt;/a&gt; is good. Also, related -- no tax cuts when we're at war. And reinstate the draft, and make it illegal to ever, in time of war, not have a draft." created="Fri, 21 Jun 2019 15:15:40 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="If you're thinking about doing another format for web syndication, don't. There already are &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;too many&lt;/a&gt;. In fact if you can think of a way to have &lt;i&gt;fewer&lt;/i&gt; web syndication formats, you'd be doing a &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;mitzvah&lt;/a&gt;. One of the fallacies of tech is that anyone is waiting for you to revinvent something that works, no matter how much people appear to be clamoring for it. I've learned over the years that asking, even begging for a feature or product or incompatible format is not an indication that once available people will actually use it. But developers will have to decide whether to support it, and making developers lives more complicated, esp ones who are working for free, is greedy, selfish and not appreciated. :boom:" created="Fri, 21 Jun 2019 14:54:54 GMT" type="outline" image=""/>
<outline text="It's been raining for weeks, but I've been getting bike rides in, between the storms. Everything is a lush verdant green and the sky is full of fog and mist, and the pictures are often stunning, &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;like this one&lt;/a&gt;, of a meadow near where I live. No filters, no editing, taken with an &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;iPhone XS Max&lt;/a&gt;. I might make this a header image after a while. " created="Fri, 21 Jun 2019 14:38:23 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="If blacks are African-American aren't whites European-Americans? I am definitely a Euro-Am. My mother was born in &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Prague&lt;/a&gt; and my father in &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Bucharest&lt;/a&gt;. I was born in Brooklyn, raised in Queens (&lt;a href=&quot;,_Queens&quot;&gt;Jackson Heights&lt;/a&gt; and &lt;a href=&quot;,_Queens&quot;&gt;Flushing&lt;/a&gt;). I heard on the radio the other day that &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Queens&lt;/a&gt; has a larger population than 15 of the &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;US states&lt;/a&gt;. That puts things in perspective. They sure make a lot of noise for such a bunch of punkasses. " created="Fri, 21 Jun 2019 13:26:36 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="June 20" created="Thu, 20 Jun 2019 14:43:04 GMT" name="20">
<outline text="I'd like to watch a cable news station that had a rule to always refer to Trump in the past tense." created="Thu, 20 Jun 2019 17:12:37 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="When you buy something online that there is no Consumer Reports or Wirecutter review of, how do you decide what to get? There are a lot of what appear to be review sites on the web, but I guess they're all ads for what they recommend. I don't think the search engines have gotten around to this yet. Here's a &lt;a href=&quot;;rlz=1C5CHFA_enUS743US747&amp;oq=best+bike+cover&amp;aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.2868j0j4&amp;sourceid=chrome&amp;ie=UTF-8&quot;&gt;search&lt;/a&gt; for &quot;best bike cover.&quot; Which if any of them are serious criticism by people who know the area. " created="Thu, 20 Jun 2019 15:35:09 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="&lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Mathew Ingram reminds us&lt;/a&gt; that two years ago Twitter said they would revamp their verification program, but they're still doing it on an ad hoc basis. Maybe they should do what the &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;US Post Office&lt;/a&gt; does when you register a change of address. They charge $1 on your credit card. That in turn gets them your real name and address. That's the information they needed, and it's verified to the extent that the credit card company can verify it, and it seems that's also the information that Twitter needs, at least for people. Not so sure about companies. " created="Thu, 20 Jun 2019 14:43:05 GMT" type="outline" image=""/>
<outline text="If I were in charge of a search engine, I'd notice if someone does a lot of searches on a specific site, and increase the rank for that site in subsequent searches by that person. It's 2019. It seems search should be at least that smart by now. " created="Thu, 20 Jun 2019 14:59:32 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="Sometimes I unfollow people on Twitter if I feel there's no chance of me being heard if I respond to what they said, esp if I often want to respond, not in the negative (that's another reason to unfollow) but to add a perspective or offer additional info. It's hard to explain, perhaps, without giving an example, and I don't want to do that because I have nothing against the person I'm unfollowing, it's just that their Twitter presence has gotten so big, or perhaps they've muted me, for whatever reason they don't seem to be able to hear me. I seem to only do this with people who I at one time considered a friend. I guess there is a state of friendship that could be described as &quot;on pause&quot; or &quot;in waiting.&quot; That's why I unfollow. Until today I couldn't put into words why I was unfollowing, but now I can so here they are. :heh:" created="Thu, 20 Jun 2019 14:53:41 GMT" type="outline" image=""/>
<outline text="June 19" created="Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:05:51 GMT" name="19">
<outline text="I'm glad to see a few #indieweb &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;people&lt;/a&gt; building on OPML. There's a lot you can do with it. For example, the native file format of &quot;LO2&quot; is OPML. So it's really good for editing subscription lists for feed readers. And editing blogrolls. My &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;listicle&lt;/a&gt; tool takes OPML files as input. And &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;River6&lt;/a&gt;, coming soon, does a bunch with OPML. There's also &quot;feedbase&quot; which will blow your mind if you love sharing subscription lists. Yes there's a lot to discover in OPML-land and more on the way. :boom:" created="Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:31:06 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="I should write a howto to explain editing subscription lists in &quot;LO2&quot;. I wrote &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;one&lt;/a&gt; for the OPML Editor in 2008. It still runs btw, I use it, sometimes even to &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;edit&lt;/a&gt; subscription lists. Two key bits for LO2: 1. You can make outlines public. Look in the File menu. 2. And you can edit the attributes of a headline, click the suitcase icon in the left margin. " created="Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:57:55 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="&lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;AOC&lt;/a&gt;: &quot;'Never again' means something.&quot; She is what we want politicians to be. Not calculating about how to get re-elected, rather guiding our country and preserving our values. Being smart. Not being scared to say what's obvious." created="Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:23:42 GMT" type="outline" urltweet=""/>
<outline text="Tomorrow is the NBA Draft and the deals are flying. It should be amazing. After yet another Knickless playoff season, it's interesting to see them back in the conversation somewhat. There were a lot of stupid dreams about the Knicks buying a contending team with their cap space. That's off the table because even Kawhi couldn't turn this team into a contender. The Knicks are in a rebuild, have been for many seasons, and no amount of dealing is going to make them a contender. Even the 76ers and Celtics who played it smart aren't contending yet. But at least they give their fans something to root for. The Celtics should be glad to be rid of Kyrie. Last year's team was much more interesting. Re-sign Horford and trade &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Hayward&lt;/a&gt; for draft picks. The most intriguing idea I heard for the Knicks is to pick up &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Chris Paul&lt;/a&gt; on waivers (haha not going to happen) or take on his awful 3-year deal, and get them to throw in &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Capela&lt;/a&gt;, say. In return they get a few mediocre young players that didn't work out (pretty much anyone on the current roster). And then what the hell, sign &lt;a href=&quot;;t=hj&amp;ia=web&quot;&gt;Melo&lt;/a&gt; and let him play out his career in the Garden. It's not like anything else is going to happen here for the forseeable future. Sign &lt;a href=&quot;;t=hj&amp;ia=web&quot;&gt;Jeremy Lin&lt;/a&gt; (he can bring his new trophy) and &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;D'Angelo Russell&lt;/a&gt;, and we might even make the postseason. It'll certainly be entertaining basketball. :basketball:" created="Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:53:47 GMT" type="outline" image=""/>
<outline text="I posted &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;this&lt;/a&gt; on Facebook last year on this day. It's a zinger. " created="Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:12:14 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="The best movie ever, one that I always forget to put on my &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;list&lt;/a&gt;, is &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Groundhog Day&lt;/a&gt;. So entertaining, well-done, a love story, a &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;story&lt;/a&gt; of redemption, a prequel for &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Bill Murray's&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;long&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;career&lt;/a&gt;, and a wonderful &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Frank Capra&lt;/a&gt;-like ending. A perfect movie. " created="Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:13:54 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="I love smoothies. Frozen berries, a half a banana and a tiny bit of yogurt, cover with tap water. Zap in a blender. Voila, deliciousness, a cool summer drink, a happy tummy. " created="Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:06:58 GMT" type="tweet" tweetId="1141347002271313926" tweetUserName="davewiner"/>
<outline text="There is an dimension other than electability and policy for a Democratic presidential candidate -- will the candidate further division in the country, or help bring the country together. " created="Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:05:52 GMT" type="tweet" tweetId="1141346478121725953" tweetUserName="davewiner"/>
<outline text="June 18" created="Tue, 18 Jun 2019 16:43:06 GMT" name="18">
<outline text="Trump isn't really a presidential candidate and he certainly isn't a president, not as far as the job is specified by the Constitution. Which the begs the question, &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;what exactly is he?&lt;/a&gt;" created="Tue, 18 Jun 2019 18:56:32 GMT" type="outline" urltweet=""/>
<outline text="A preview of another &lt;a href=&quot;;norw=1&amp;t=hi&amp;ia=web&quot;&gt;River6&lt;/a&gt; feature. I reworked the feedViewer page. Here's an &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;example&lt;/a&gt;, the single-feed view for &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Berkeleyside&lt;/a&gt;, the excellent &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;local news site&lt;/a&gt; for Berkeley, where I lived a few years ago. It was founded by my longtime friend Lance Knobel. Since River6 is a river, there's less attention paid to the per-feed viewer, but this time I did a thorough rewrite of it, and added a huge optimization. It no longer has to call back to the server to get the JSON version of the feed, it's baked into the page as the server renders it. One more example, the &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;single-feed view&lt;/a&gt; for Scripting News. " created="Tue, 18 Jun 2019 16:43:07 GMT" type="outline" image=""/>
<outline text="Facebook announced their cryptocurrency, called Libra. Here's a &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;list&lt;/a&gt; of their partners. I suspect &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;government&lt;/a&gt; regulators will say it's okay just not with Facebook leading. Also note there are no publishing organizations on the partner list. " created="Tue, 18 Jun 2019 17:46:05 GMT" type="tweet" tweetId="1141040147980533760" tweetUserName="davewiner"/>
<outline text="Trump is a TV star" created="Tue, 18 Jun 2019 21:02:43 GMT" type="outline">
<outline text="Trump isn't really a presidential candidate and he certainly isn't a president, not as far as the job is designed by the Constitution. Which the begs the question, what exactly is he?" created="Tue, 18 Jun 2019 21:02:51 GMT" image=""/>
<outline text="This is what he is: A TV star." created="Tue, 18 Jun 2019 21:03:18 GMT"/>
<outline text="Specifically a comedian. " created="Tue, 18 Jun 2019 21:15:38 GMT"/>
<outline text="Styled after &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Rodney Dangerfield&lt;/a&gt;, &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Joan Rivers&lt;/a&gt; and &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Don Rickles&lt;/a&gt;. I swear sometimes when I hear Trump talk, something I try to avoid at all costs, I swear I can hear &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Joan Rivers&lt;/a&gt; in there. " created="Tue, 18 Jun 2019 21:03:26 GMT"/>
<outline text="There must be some rude comedians out there who wouldn't mind making a spectacle of Trump hate. And of course hatred for the wimps that vote for him." created="Tue, 18 Jun 2019 21:03:46 GMT"/>
<outline text="Now we don't know if his rallies are still a thing. He's doing one &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;tonight&lt;/a&gt; in Orlando. Maybe it'll be a bust. He doesn't really have a new schtick you know. And he wasn't &lt;i&gt;that&lt;/i&gt; funny in 2016." created="Tue, 18 Jun 2019 21:03:54 GMT"/>
<outline text="If he's a dud in his rally, or if he has to amp up the hate to scary levels to get a rise then he's jumped the shark." created="Tue, 18 Jun 2019 21:04:10 GMT"/>
<outline text="But still it wouldn't hurt to put some Trump hate on a stage. Nothing held in reserve. Really vent. We all need to stop being so polite when it comes to Trump. Attack the things he cares about. His net worth. Masculinity. Intelligence." created="Tue, 18 Jun 2019 21:04:21 GMT"/>
<outline text="But the key thing here is the people doing the insults are comedians, not would-be presidents. That's the key. Make Trump all about entertainment by attacking him with entertainment." created="Tue, 18 Jun 2019 21:04:30 GMT"/>
<outline text="PS: This started as a &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;thread&lt;/a&gt; on Twitter." created="Tue, 18 Jun 2019 21:04:46 GMT"/>
<outline text="June 17" created="Mon, 17 Jun 2019 14:13:28 GMT" name="17">
<outline text="A good &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;reference&lt;/a&gt; on the directories of Unix. " created="Mon, 17 Jun 2019 14:24:20 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="I like unflavored unsweet iced tea. I like the flavor. It's refreshing. I don't want sweet. I despise flavored iced tea. Peach and raspberry even lemon. What is wrong with the world. Doesn't anyone else like good old unsweet tea??" created="Mon, 17 Jun 2019 14:13:29 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="If I had my &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;druthers&lt;/a&gt;, everyone would write a blog like &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;mine&lt;/a&gt;, and we'd have great tools for reading them in a myriad of different ways to please everyone. Innovation, independence, customization, variety and decentralization. Wonderful. " created="Mon, 17 Jun 2019 14:28:45 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="Fallacies of conservatism" created="Mon, 17 Jun 2019 15:00:45 GMT" type="outline" description="You can can't go home. Sorry. There is no security, life isn't safe.">
<outline text="Here are two fallacies of conservatism." created="Mon, 17 Jun 2019 15:00:55 GMT" flNumberedSubs="true">
<outline text="This &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;story&lt;/a&gt; comes from Dennis Lehane, the author of &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Shutter Island&lt;/a&gt;. He heard a famous &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;TV conservative&lt;/a&gt; talk about the America of his youth, how great everything was, how simple, fun, safe. The conservative was born in the mid-60s. When he talks about his youth, he's talking about the 70s. Nixon, Kent State, Watergate, Vietnam, spiraling stagflation, the hostage crisis, OPEC, it goes on and on. It's conceivable that the pundit doesn't know that the world was totally crazy when he was growing up. Lehane concludes, wisely, what conservatives want is to be children again. " created="Mon, 17 Jun 2019 15:01:28 GMT" image=""/>
<outline text="Another reason the past is so attractive is we know how it turned out. We survived it, so we can romanticize it. It was safe, even though there were lots of scary things, they were fun because we survived. If we do the same things now, the fallacy goes, we'll be safe once again. Of course it doesn't work that way." created="Mon, 17 Jun 2019 15:10:11 GMT"/>
<outline text="June 16" created="Sun, 16 Jun 2019 15:01:15 GMT" name="16">
<outline text="&lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Do you do online check-writing&lt;/a&gt;? I've been using a major bank checking account for many years. It's ok, it works, but they only keep records of transactions for six months. I want a bank that will keep records for decades. Can you recommend a bank that keeps good records?" created="Sun, 16 Jun 2019 15:01:16 GMT" type="outline" urltweet=""/>
<outline text="&lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Tony Harper writes&lt;/a&gt;: &quot;I worked in a similar industry for years. There was a lack of willingness to invest in more modern technology for cases where the ROI was difficult to quantify. Only when another company did it better did we see investment in stuff like this.&quot; To which I said: &quot;I think you're right. The proper attitude is to have people running the place who love the business they're in and are thrilled by the possibility of doing it much better thanks to some new tech. ROI is so boring and dull. Esp from a user standpoint. I'd happily pay more.&quot;" created="Sun, 16 Jun 2019 15:35:40 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="Here's a free idea for Twitter. Invent linking inside Twitter. So if I want to point to Kawhi Leonard, I could type his name, highlight it, enter his screenname, click OK. It would make Twitter more readable. Only steal from the best. :boom:" created="Sun, 16 Jun 2019 15:47:09 GMT" type="outline" image=""/>
<outline text="The &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;grim reality&lt;/a&gt; of the Knicks is they make &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;huge mistakes&lt;/a&gt; and try to fix them with &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;more huge mistakes&lt;/a&gt;." created="Mon, 17 Jun 2019 00:23:50 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="&lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Interesting concept&lt;/a&gt;. Kyrie wants his own team. Of course LeBron has his team. And Kawhi wants one too, he just rented the Raptors for a season (and got paid handsomely for it). " created="Sun, 16 Jun 2019 15:30:44 GMT" type="outline" urltweet=""/>
<outline text="If Kyrie goes to the Nets, the Knicks should make an offer to &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;D'Angelo Russell&lt;/a&gt;. NYC likes him. Get him playing the Garden. ;-)" created="Sun, 16 Jun 2019 15:57:55 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="June 15" created="Sat, 15 Jun 2019 16:42:04 GMT" name="15">
<outline text="I wrote a piece in 2014 entitled &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;How to ask for help with software&lt;/a&gt;. I gave it an easy-to-remember title so I could find it in Google when I needed to send to a user. I just did the &lt;a href=&quot;;rlz=1C5CHFA_enUS743US747&amp;;aqs=chrome..69i57j69i58.7987j0j4&amp;sourceid=chrome&amp;ie=UTF-8&quot;&gt;search&lt;/a&gt;, Google didn't find it. I was concerned this day would come. BTW, opening the page in my browser (I found it by other means) was enough to &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;correct Google&lt;/a&gt;, it seems." created="Sat, 15 Jun 2019 17:45:23 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="BTW, I just learned about &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;fake timeouts&lt;/a&gt; in basketball. Didn't even know it was a thing. Apparently they work, but you can't do often because the other guys will anticipate it" created="Sat, 15 Jun 2019 16:55:12 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="The sports god and politics" created="Sat, 15 Jun 2019 16:42:05 GMT" type="outline" description="Having a good feel for sport, and practice, makes for better political strategy imho.">
<outline text="Quite out the blue I notice that longtime friend &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Scott Knaster&lt;/a&gt; enthusiastically agrees with virtually everything I write about the Trump mess. Of course I wonder what the common thread is, and I've come to believe it is that we are both avid sports fans, even though they're not all the same sports. " created="Sat, 15 Jun 2019 16:42:13 GMT" image=""/>
<outline text="Lots of strategy in sports requires compromise. You take one player out and replace with another who is better at defense because what you need right now is a better chance of stopping the other team. It comes at a cost. Yet a sports fan knows there's a randomness to it, or is it spirituality? God sees what you're doing and perhaps (as my dear departed uncle would say) goofs on you. You put in the best defensive squad and they score more points than your offensive-strong team would. Go figure. But you have to be prepared for whatever comes your way and let it guide your thinking. And you always have to be thinking about how fate could deal you a cruel blow, because &lt;i&gt;that&lt;/i&gt; happens all the time in sport, and of course in life too. And especially in politics." created="Sat, 15 Jun 2019 16:43:22 GMT" collapse="true">
<outline text="If you don't believe me, look who's in the White House. :boom: " created="Sat, 15 Jun 2019 16:43:37 GMT"/>
<outline text="Linear thinking doesn't work. If I do X the other guy always does Y is not a good bet. Because the other person is sentient too, and knows you're expecting Y and one time, when it really makes a difference will do exactly what you don't expect because it's what you don't expect." created="Sat, 15 Jun 2019 16:50:36 GMT"/>
<outline text="But one thing's for sure. If there are two seconds on the clock, and you're in field goal range, and you're down two points, you go for the field goal. Even though a touchdown is more fun. " created="Sat, 15 Jun 2019 16:58:30 GMT"/>
<outline text="PS: Another reason sports fans know how to absorb mistaken thinking. Watch the &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;analyst&lt;/a&gt; predict that the Warriors will blow away the Raptors in Game 6, which of course we now know didn't happen. So we know when listening to pundits, or even our own ideas, that nothing like that is actually going to happen." created="Sat, 15 Jun 2019 16:58:35 GMT"/>
<outline text="June 14" created="Fri, 14 Jun 2019 14:38:18 GMT" name="14">
<outline text="If you're the kind of person who likes an early look at new things, here's my &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;collection&lt;/a&gt; of stories from feeds I follow in &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;River6&lt;/a&gt;. By design, it's an evolution of the river of news readers we had for earlier apps. I've put considerable time into fixing bugs and adding new small features, and of course the engine on the back-end is completely new. The GitHub repo is still private. " created="Fri, 14 Jun 2019 21:35:43 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="&lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;2016&lt;/a&gt;: &quot;I'm not going to pay to get through 100 paywalls. They need to work together to solve this.&quot;" created="Fri, 14 Jun 2019 18:28:05 GMT" type="outline" urltweet=""/>
<outline text="Questions about GitHub Package Registry" created="Fri, 14 Jun 2019 14:38:19 GMT" type="outline">
<outline text="First, thanks to the team at GitHub for allowing me to be an early tester of &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;this product&lt;/a&gt;. I'm a regular user of NPM, I publish my own packages, I use it to manage my Node code base. So I'm interested in innovations in this area. " created="Fri, 14 Jun 2019 14:38:32 GMT"/>
<outline text="Here are some very basic questions. " created="Fri, 14 Jun 2019 14:38:50 GMT" flBulletedSubs="true">
<outline text="Is it either/or? If I use GitHub Package Registry, can I still access packages in NPM?" created="Fri, 14 Jun 2019 14:39:44 GMT"/>
<outline text="If I can't, are common NPM packages also available in GHPR? For example, I use &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;nodejs-websocket&lt;/a&gt; in some of my projects." created="Fri, 14 Jun 2019 14:40:15 GMT"/>
<outline text="What are some use-cases for GHPR? " created="Fri, 14 Jun 2019 14:40:37 GMT"/>
<outline text="What advantages does it have over NPM?" created="Fri, 14 Jun 2019 14:41:16 GMT"/>
<outline text="Drawbacks?" created="Fri, 14 Jun 2019 14:41:24 GMT"/>
<outline text="These are all questions I will try to answer as I do my investigation, but it would be helpful to get the &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;answers&lt;/a&gt; from others first. Might save me some time. " created="Fri, 14 Jun 2019 14:41:28 GMT"/>
<outline text="June 13" created="Thu, 13 Jun 2019 13:46:46 GMT" name="13">
<outline text="In school, it was puzzling to learn about the rise of Hitler. Why didn't the people rise to stop it? We're living the answer now. They didn't believe what was happening. They thought the nightmare would end without them having to do anything. That's the mistake we're making too." created="Thu, 13 Jun 2019 14:49:02 GMT" type="outline" urltweet="" image=""/>
<outline text="I watched Maddow last night, saw it with new eyes. What Trump said isn't outrageous, it's the present, it's the truth, it's the future. It doesn't matter what the FBI thinks." created="Thu, 13 Jun 2019 14:52:26 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="Google treats the web as if it were its own private platform. Chrome is always generating new errors. Okay they don't like the way software I wrote five years ago works. I need a browser I can recommend that thinks the open web is not a corporate platform. Not Mozilla, btw, they generally do what Google says. " created="Thu, 13 Jun 2019 13:46:47 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="At the Great Democratic Debate, one of the candidates should suggest they draw straws. Everyone who picks a short straw withdraws from the race, then and there, and endorses the candidate with the long straw. That would be the Democrats finally waking the fuck up and leading." created="Thu, 13 Jun 2019 14:43:59 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="Three save-the-world projects" created="Thu, 13 Jun 2019 15:25:51 GMT" type="outline">
<outline text="At any given time I seem to have a few projects that I feel strongly must be undertaken right now or the world will crumble. I'm not kidding, I think they're that important. " created="Thu, 13 Jun 2019 15:25:56 GMT" flNumberedSubs="true">
<outline text="Instant tech &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;bootcamp&lt;/a&gt; for journalists." created="Thu, 13 Jun 2019 15:26:43 GMT"/>
<outline text="Dramatic serial-type &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;podcast&lt;/a&gt; of Mueller Report." created="Thu, 13 Jun 2019 15:26:50 GMT"/>
<outline text="A &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;for-the-record&lt;/a&gt; Medium-style-server with no lock-in." created="Thu, 13 Jun 2019 15:50:21 GMT"/>
<outline text="June 12" created="Wed, 12 Jun 2019 14:55:09 GMT" name="12">
<outline text="I started watching &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;When They See Us&lt;/a&gt; three times. I'll get through it. But it is so anger-making to watch how the cops treated the kids and their parents. If you believe we can depend on the basic goodness of people, well, clearly we can't." created="Wed, 12 Jun 2019 18:49:07 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="&lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;How do you know&lt;/a&gt; you're God? &quot;It's simple, when I pray to Him, I find I'm talking to myself.&quot; " created="Wed, 12 Jun 2019 17:35:42 GMT" type="outline" urlvideo=""/>
<outline text="The news should reflect what's obvious about what the next steps are for our increasingly authoritarian government. Project out from here. When do the loyalty oaths start for government employees? Members of Congress.? The courts? Teachers? You and me. When do the concentration camps for American citizens start? We need a thread that isn't looking backward as the news mostly is, but is focused on the present and near-future. That would help people see why impeachment is so important. Didn't they see it coming? Answer: They &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;didn't want&lt;/a&gt; to look. " created="Wed, 12 Jun 2019 15:00:37 GMT" type="outline" image=""/>
<outline text="You know the old idea of visualizing the audience as naked to overcome stage fright, analogously consider that every bit of hate you get on Twitter comes from an algorithm, a few lines of code and records in a database, not from your mommy or daddy, or even the police. You are not actually being threatened, even though it may feel that you are. " created="Wed, 12 Jun 2019 14:55:10 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="June 11" created="Tue, 11 Jun 2019 14:01:34 GMT" name="11">
<outline text="Update: They added me to the beta group for &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;GitHub Package Registry&lt;/a&gt;. Now I have to figure out what it is and how it might fit into my work. Have questions or suggestions? Post them &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;here&lt;/a&gt;." created="Tue, 11 Jun 2019 15:37:05 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="Idea for a Serial-style &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;podcast&lt;/a&gt;. Actors play various roles in the Mueller Report. Need screen writers. I'd definitely listen to it all. " created="Tue, 11 Jun 2019 17:56:06 GMT" type="tweet" tweetId="1138505668225314816" tweetUserName="davewiner"/>
<outline text="I have to admit it's &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;getting better&lt;/a&gt;. " created="Tue, 11 Jun 2019 14:41:25 GMT" type="outline" urlvideo=""/>
<outline text="One thing I learned from being an entrepreneur and software developer is that you have to listen. Put aside any anger or fear coming from the person with the idea, sometimes the best ideas come with angst. Journalism circles the wagons, listens only to ideas of the sort &quot;Oh woe is me, we have been unfairly treated by tech, give us your money, or else.&quot; I've been hearing this since shortly after the web came about. Oddly the people who turned me on to the web were journalists They were excited about this great news distribution technology. That's the right way imho to look at it. The money is there. Look at all the money Facebook and Google make. A big secret of business is so obvious people sometimes miss it. If you are being hurt by a competitor, think about doing what they do. It's hard to listen to them, but then no one is entitled to tune out while their livelihood is undermined. " created="Tue, 11 Jun 2019 14:21:50 GMT" type="outline" image=""/>
<outline text="The &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;season finale&lt;/a&gt; of Gentleman Jack was just lovely. Not too perfect, because there are big clouds on the horizon, but a sweet ending. Most people I know didn't see it, but it and &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Chernobyl&lt;/a&gt;, both from HBO are the highlights of the year. And of course I'm going to binge season 2 of &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Big Little Lies&lt;/a&gt;, when it's done, no matter what. Adding Meryl Streep to the already estimable ensemble is too much to miss. " created="Tue, 11 Jun 2019 14:17:15 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="It’s about time journalism started &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;covering itself&lt;/a&gt; without the dishonest hype. &quot;The industry doesn’t need—and shouldn’t ask for—a special law to help it compete with Google and Facebook.&quot; " created="Tue, 11 Jun 2019 14:11:58 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="Yet &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;journalists&lt;/a&gt; have lots of opinions about tech, and have no grounding with experience, nor do they listen to those who do." created="Tue, 11 Jun 2019 14:11:01 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="I signed up for the &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;GitHub Package Registry&lt;/a&gt; beta, but wasn't selected as one of the lucky few. I do most of my server development these days in Node, and am of course using NPM. Sometimes it gets flaky, and I keep thinking there's more it can do. Am intrigued with the idea of an integrated package manager and GIT repository. If you have any experience wiht the new GHPR beta, write a post &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;somewhere&lt;/a&gt; and send me a link. I'm really curious. " created="Tue, 11 Jun 2019 14:01:35 GMT" type="outline" image=""/>
<outline text="June 10" created="Mon, 10 Jun 2019 20:58:51 GMT" name="10">
<outline text="&lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Cory Doctorow&lt;/a&gt; is right. Make new laws that make lock-in illegal for dominant tech platforms. We've learned this over and over. Tech stagnates while platforms dominate, then there's an explosive new platform, the incumbent tries to kill it, and that slows things down again. Tech has an undeserved reputation for moving quickly. Actually it tears itself apart frequently, the periods where progress can be made are too short, and always comes with backward motion. Other technologies don't this. You can create a treatment for one disease without starting an epidemic of another. You can add air conditioning to bowling alleys without coming up with new rules to the game. " created="Mon, 10 Jun 2019 20:58:52 GMT" type="outline" image=""/>
<outline text="June 9" created="Sun, 09 Jun 2019 14:33:34 GMT" name="09">
<outline text="&lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Wirecutter&lt;/a&gt; on rating online banks: &quot;We haven't covered this yet. We're planning to eventually, but it will be a big project and we want to get it right, so it's a ways out.&quot;" created="Sun, 09 Jun 2019 19:24:26 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="&lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Consumer Reports&lt;/a&gt; does rate online banks, but the &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;page&lt;/a&gt; with their ratings and reviews is 404. I reported the broken link a few days ago, but it's still broken. " created="Sun, 09 Jun 2019 19:25:54 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="Elizabeth Warren, day 2" created="Sun, 09 Jun 2019 14:33:35 GMT" type="outline" description="What would our advice be to the Warren campaign, if they asked for it?">
<outline text="I've been emailing with longtime friend and open web advocate &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Jon Udell&lt;/a&gt; about my campaign to convince &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Elizabeth Warren&lt;/a&gt; to post her position papers on the open web. Of all the presidential candidates Warren is, imho, the one who would most likely support the open web, and getting her campaign on board would help raise the issue for other American political leaders. I admit I am using the political campaign of 2020 to try to make the survival of the open web a more visible issue. I think it's important. " created="Sun, 09 Jun 2019 14:35:20 GMT" image=""/>
<outline text="This is what Jon &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;said&lt;/a&gt;, and the questions he asked." created="Sun, 09 Jun 2019 14:35:46 GMT" collapse="false">
<outline text="&lt;i&gt;I agree Warren should be on the open web. Now I'm trying to sort out exactly what I think that means nowadays, given the option to use one or another service behind your own domain name. If the campaign asked my advice, what would it be? That's what I'm asking myself. What would yours be? You've said what not to do. But what should they do?&lt;/i&gt;" created="Sun, 09 Jun 2019 14:37:10 GMT"/>
<outline text="So here is the basic criteria: Her position papers should survive the failure of a single company. Currently, Warren's presence, and the presence of many other political leaders, is dependent on the survival of Medium. That's the most important point of failure. It's one thing if we lose Warren's writing, that would be bad enough, but the idea of losing all the political writing, that's an unacceptable risk. It's bad tech, and bad politics, which are increasingly becoming the same thing. And for elected officials it might be illegal. In any case it's exactly what got the Clinton campaign in so much trouble in 2016, the &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Hillary's Emails&lt;/a&gt; issue. " created="Sun, 09 Jun 2019 14:37:40 GMT"/>
<outline text="So at a minimum, the Warren position papers should be hosted on a domain that Warren owns. They should have a near-perfect archive, and be ready to redirect to the archive when there's an outage. " created="Sun, 09 Jun 2019 14:40:16 GMT" collapse="false">
<outline text="Jon: I gather from your previous email that Medium offers part of this service. That's a surprise to me. I know they did at one time, but I also heard stories about them canceling the feature, and thereby taking content offline. At least there's confusion as to whether they offer the feature, but here's the really important thing -- they can change their policy at any time, and they &lt;i&gt;have&lt;/i&gt; changed policies, and business models, many times. So there's no argument possible that Medium has allowed for survival of writing they host beyond their own existence, when there's no guarantee that they, or their survivors would be bound by that commitment. In tech we have lots of experience with companies going back on their promises, esp when they get in trouble and have to refinance. " created="Sun, 09 Jun 2019 14:58:55 GMT"/>
<outline text="Probably the best place to host her position papers is on, a site they already own. I understand why they wouldn't want to mess with their fund-raising site, if so create a sub-domain. If they're posting their position papers there, then they should use that URL in their promotions, and then as far as I'm concerned, the problem is solved. They are no longer sending a message to users that Medium is a safe place to post, they're not helping to make Medium &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;too big to fail&lt;/a&gt;, which right now, they certainly are. A crash of Medium would be a shock to the web the way the crash of Lehman Brothers was to the financial markets. " created="Sun, 09 Jun 2019 14:44:45 GMT"/>
<outline text="PS: I wrote a piece called &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;For-the-Record Blogging&lt;/a&gt; in 2018 that outlines a strong solution to this problem. " created="Sun, 09 Jun 2019 14:53:28 GMT"/>
<outline text="June 8" created="Sat, 08 Jun 2019 14:36:11 GMT" name="08">
<outline text="I've been thinking lately that when you win an NBA championship, you automatically lose your top two players. There's a new lottery, redistributes the power players around the league, breaks up dynasties. So if Toronto wins, Kawhi will &lt;i&gt;have&lt;/i&gt; to leave, possibly to go to Minnesota or Atlanta. The reason is that dynasties are not only boring they are unsportsmanlike, imho." created="Sat, 08 Jun 2019 16:08:01 GMT" type="outline" image=""/>
<outline text="In case you were &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;wondering&lt;/a&gt;, the pragmatic cost of an unimpeached criminal in the White House is that there's no reason for him not to continue breaking the law, breaking more laws, ignoring Congress, and the courts, purging disloyal people in the DOJ, FBI, intelligence services, and even cancelling the election which the Dems are counting on winning. You have to put up the barrier as soon as you can, because all the time you wait they become less potent. By the time you realize you should have done it, that you &lt;i&gt;had&lt;/i&gt; to do it, given how things have been going, it'll be too late. He'll just have you arrested for being disloyal. Maybe he's already threatening to do that behind the scenes. " created="Sat, 08 Jun 2019 17:53:15 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="If you believe in the open web or the indie web (they're exactly the same thing) -- how could it hurt to ask &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Elizabeth Warren&lt;/a&gt; to post her position papers on the web instead of in a corporate silo? Get involved. &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Help&lt;/a&gt;. All you have to do is RT. :boom:" created="Sat, 08 Jun 2019 14:36:12 GMT" type="outline" urltweet=""/>
<outline text="I'm working on River6, as I reported &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;here&lt;/a&gt;. One of the things included with this project is a new river browser, the JavaScript code that runs on the client. There are a few new features here and there, but mostly it's just reorganized and debugged, and hopefully easier to work on. Today I decided to do something bold, I removed all the layers of CSS that define how a river looks. Starting with a clean slate. It had been written by several different people at different times, and in the interim my understanding of how to write modular CSS has come a long way. It was too hard to change things. I wanted to put this note here for this &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;screen shot&lt;/a&gt; to show what a river looks like without any CSS at all. Not pretty! " created="Sat, 08 Jun 2019 15:38:07 GMT" type="outline" image=""/>
<outline text="What's going on with &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Huawei and Android&lt;/a&gt; is the most extreme example of Dilbertism that's probably ever happened. There's Trump, the ultimate PHB making a grand royal proclamation, which ultimately forces a fork in Android, so the Chinese add even more malware to the world. I said a few years ago, during the 2016 campaign, that tech and politics are one and the same now, and our journalists are vastly unprepared for it. I urged the J-schools to run topical bootcamps for reporters. No one has done anything about it. " created="Sat, 08 Jun 2019 15:26:16 GMT" type="outline" image=""/>
<outline text="June 7" created="Fri, 07 Jun 2019 15:02:47 GMT" name="07">
<outline text="&lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Dr John&lt;/a&gt; was a &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;phenomenon&lt;/a&gt; at a time when I was listening to lots of new music. I saw him at the &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Palladium&lt;/a&gt; on 14th St in NYC in 1973 or so. I couldn't figure out what kind of person he was. He was dressed in a long robe, holding a staff like a god, masked, and had huge colorful feathers coming out of the top of his head. Sang all the Dr John hits. He got me interested in New Orleans, where I ended up going to college. He &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;died&lt;/a&gt; yesterday at 77. His music lives on. " created="Fri, 07 Jun 2019 15:02:51 GMT" type="outline" image=""/>
<outline text="June 6" created="Thu, 06 Jun 2019 14:38:35 GMT" name="06">
<outline text="&lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Journalism&lt;/a&gt; has been very conflicted about Craig Newmark. Truth is he isn't responsible for anything other than making a product that people wanted. The news industry could have done it, but for some reason didn't." created="Thu, 06 Jun 2019 16:23:01 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="There will come a day when a &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;presidential candidate&lt;/a&gt; will be judged by where they choose to post their policy statements. If they use a corporate silo, that will be like accepting campaign donations from Goldman Sachs. Not a good appearance." created="Thu, 06 Jun 2019 15:30:02 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="&lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;GPS&lt;/a&gt; is an amazing thing, but there are places it just doesn't work, like what we used to call &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;The Big Dig&lt;/a&gt; in Boston. Too many levels of tunnels. GPS can't tell if you're underground or on the surface. " created="Thu, 06 Jun 2019 14:44:44 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="Consumer Reports &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;does&lt;/a&gt; rate online banks. I thought I had searched for it, but there it is, thanks to a pointer from &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Tobie Stanger&lt;/a&gt; on Twitter. She is a senior editor at Consumer Reports. " created="Thu, 06 Jun 2019 14:38:36 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="June 5" created="Wed, 05 Jun 2019 14:28:56 GMT" name="05">
<outline text="Seriously, a guy who ignores the Constitution and gets away with it is going to have a real election? Is that what you think?" created="Wed, 05 Jun 2019 20:12:04 GMT" type="outline" urltweet=""/>
<outline text="Weird. Same logic that says impeachment is futile because Senate would never convict also seems to apply to passing &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;symbolic bills&lt;/a&gt; that also have no chance in Senate. " created="Wed, 05 Jun 2019 16:25:12 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="HBO has taught us what happened at &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Chernobyl&lt;/a&gt;. Couldn't they do the same for the Mueller report?" created="Wed, 05 Jun 2019 16:17:08 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="&lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;New&lt;/a&gt; header graphic, a rustic country road. &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Previous&lt;/a&gt;, my brother and mother walking to desegregated school in Corona, Queens in 1964." created="Wed, 05 Jun 2019 20:17:39 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="Why Elizabeth Warren should be on the open web" created="Wed, 05 Jun 2019 14:28:57 GMT" type="outline" description="Why the open web is a better choice for a thoughtful and futuristic campaign like Warren's.">
<outline text="It bothers me, of course, that Elizabeth Warren, &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;candidate&lt;/a&gt; for president, is posting her position papers on Medium. I wrote a tweet yesterday, and cross-posted it &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;here&lt;/a&gt;, saying as much. " created="Wed, 05 Jun 2019 14:29:37 GMT"/>
<outline text="&lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Constantin Basturea&lt;/a&gt;, a longtime reader of this blog, did a bit of research and found the Twitter accounts of the people who run the Warren web presence, suggesting I contact them. At first I thought, they won't know who I am, and they might not care about the open web. But then I thought, why wouldn't they care?" created="Wed, 05 Jun 2019 15:19:36 GMT" image=""/>
<outline text="There are a lot of parallels in the ways big tech companies and banks regard their customers, and Warren has been such a pioneer in the reform of banks. It's a bad environmental decision, imho, for Warren to go with Medium, when the open web is just as easy, the results are as good, and the writing more likely to persist. It's worth a careful explanation of why the open web is a better choice for a thoughtful and futuristic campaign like Warren's. " created="Wed, 05 Jun 2019 15:21:25 GMT" flNumberedSubs="true"/>
<outline text="&lt;b&gt;Writing for the record&lt;/b&gt;" created="Wed, 05 Jun 2019 15:02:26 GMT"/>
<outline text="When Senator Warren posts a position paper, it's a matter of public record. It's important that it be accessible for the indefinite future. " created="Wed, 05 Jun 2019 15:02:35 GMT"/>
<outline text="If she was elected, her consituents would want to see what she promised during the campaign, in her own words, to see how it matches up with her policies as an elected official." created="Wed, 05 Jun 2019 15:56:39 GMT"/>
<outline text="And if she isn't elected, it's still good to keep the ideas accessible. The problems probably won't go away, and her proposals might be useful to a future candidate." created="Wed, 05 Jun 2019 15:03:36 GMT"/>
<outline text="Preserving ideas is something the web can be good at, but we have to make the right choices." created="Wed, 05 Jun 2019 15:57:34 GMT"/>
<outline text="Medium is not a good choice for creating a public record." created="Wed, 05 Jun 2019 15:40:27 GMT"/>
<outline text="&lt;b&gt;Medium could go out of business&lt;/b&gt;" created="Wed, 05 Jun 2019 15:05:37 GMT"/>
<outline text="If Medium went out of business everything published there would go away. This has happened many times in tech, it's the norm. Even successful companies, such as Google, sometimes walk away from existing sites because they weren't profitable." created="Wed, 05 Jun 2019 15:08:56 GMT"/>
<outline text="&lt;b&gt;Medium does not have a stable business model&lt;/b&gt;" created="Wed, 05 Jun 2019 15:12:06 GMT"/>
<outline text="Their software is good, easy to use, and the resulting pages are easy to read. But this is the only thing that has been stable about Medium since its inception in 2012, as they &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;repeatedly&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=&quot;;source=hp&amp;ei=0Ob3XLOzO5Hr_QbByIaQBQ&amp;q=medium+pivots+ev+williams&amp;oq=medium+pivots+ev+williams&amp;gs_l=psy-ab.12..35i39.1587.1587..5947...0.0..;&gt;pivot&lt;/a&gt; trying to find a profitable business model." created="Wed, 05 Jun 2019 15:12:14 GMT"/>
<outline text="&lt;b&gt;Medium has a paywall&lt;/b&gt;" created="Wed, 05 Jun 2019 15:10:46 GMT"/>
<outline text="It's not clear whether Warren's posts are behind the &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;paywall&lt;/a&gt;, because their policies are not clear, and they change. Sometimes I hit a wall reading a random friend's post on Medium. The paywall is not only an irritant, but it limits access to people who have a credit card and are able to pay Medium for access. " created="Wed, 05 Jun 2019 15:10:50 GMT"/>
<outline text="&lt;b&gt;Set an example for others&lt;/b&gt;" created="Wed, 05 Jun 2019 15:08:20 GMT"/>
<outline text="People look at Medium and if they've been around a while, the questions above all come up, but then they see that a great progressive like Senator Warren is using Medium, so it must be okay. This is not good leadership, especially when setting up and running a blog in 2019 is so inexpensive and easy." created="Wed, 05 Jun 2019 15:15:07 GMT"/>
<outline text="&lt;b&gt;We'll help&lt;/b&gt;" created="Wed, 05 Jun 2019 15:17:15 GMT"/>
<outline text="My politics happen to align pretty well with Warren's, but even if I were a conservative Republican, I'd want to help get Senator Warren on the open web, because it's that important to have a serious presidential campaign take a leadership position on the independence of people who write on the open web. " created="Wed, 05 Jun 2019 15:17:18 GMT"/>
<outline text="PS: There's a &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;follow-up&lt;/a&gt; to this post. " created="Sun, 09 Jun 2019 20:43:55 GMT"/>
<outline text="June 4" created="Tue, 04 Jun 2019 14:37:33 GMT" name="04">
<outline text="I wish &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Elizabeth Warren&lt;/a&gt; would set an example and not post her position papers &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;on a silo&lt;/a&gt;. Her archive isn’t very robust since she doesn’t control the domain. Pretty sure it’s behind a paywall. She could set a great example of how to use an open and free web." created="Tue, 04 Jun 2019 17:46:39 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="I've been working on the next &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;River&lt;/a&gt; product. This time I'm using a MySQL database. Three tables -- feeds, items and subscriptions. The folder structure is exactly as in &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;River5&lt;/a&gt;, except there is no data folder (the data is in the database). I am still a relative newbie in SQL databases, but I think this model works. I'm documenting as much as I can and of course I will release the Node.js source. I hope it serves as a basis for distributing RSS intelligence around the net. Last time around (Google Reader) we centralized. That was a mistake. If enough people run instances of this database we'll have a less interruptable base of functionality. I want to try out more new ideas as well. We've been really stuck for a long time. :boom:" created="Tue, 04 Jun 2019 15:17:33 GMT" type="outline" image=""/>
<outline text="The Guardian Books &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;podcast&lt;/a&gt; doesn't use enclosures. Come on, make it easy for podcast players folks. Use the &amp;lt;enclosure&gt; element, and set the type and length correctly. " created="Tue, 04 Jun 2019 14:37:34 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="June 3" created="Mon, 03 Jun 2019 14:38:28 GMT" name="03">
<outline text="&lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Braintrust query&lt;/a&gt;: I have a Node server app that's behaving badly, on an intermittent basis. I finally tracked down what's going wrong, but it's a mystery. I also have an easy workaround, but before I do that, I'd like to see if anyone has an idea what might be going on. " created="Mon, 03 Jun 2019 16:33:03 GMT" type="outline" image=""/>
<outline text="This is a test &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;podcast&lt;/a&gt;." created="Mon, 03 Jun 2019 15:13:40 GMT" type="outline" enclosure="" enclosureType="audio/mpeg" enclosureLength="4160608"/>
<outline text="If journalism had the ability to look at itself critically, the way it looks at Facebook, they would find a smoking gun in this &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Les Moonves quote&lt;/a&gt; from 2016. You could argue whether Facebook knew it was profiting from Trump trolling, but there's absolutely no doubt that journalism was. We need a Mueller report on this too. Any journalism outfit could do it, btw. They have access to all the sources. There should be a Pulitzer in it. But of course none of them will do it. it would require an integrity they don't have." created="Mon, 03 Jun 2019 14:38:29 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="June 2" created="Sun, 02 Jun 2019 15:04:10 GMT" name="02">
<outline text="Disclaimer: I hate platitudes." created="Mon, 03 Jun 2019 03:34:56 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="What happened in Game 2 of the NBA finals? It was pretty evenly matched. Both teams were real strong on defense. Golden State found its groove at the beginning of the 3rd quarter, and the Raptors went cold. They got good looks but didn't make them. " created="Mon, 03 Jun 2019 03:12:29 GMT" type="tweet" tweetId="1135384269575139334" tweetUserName="davewiner"/>
<outline text="Cori's smoothie &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;recipe&lt;/a&gt;. " created="Sun, 02 Jun 2019 19:40:23 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="Bob Stepno recommends watching &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Meet John Doe&lt;/a&gt;. " created="Sun, 02 Jun 2019 19:43:17 GMT" type="outline" urlvideo=""/>
<outline text="How does Alexa know what my favorite &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Rolling Stones song&lt;/a&gt; is?" created="Sun, 02 Jun 2019 16:11:19 GMT" type="outline" urlvideo=""/>
<outline text="Every reminder about Father's Day on the net, supposedly directed right at me, are total triggers of grief and regret. You'd think with all their sophisticated data mining they would know what this isn't a holiday I want to hear about." created="Sun, 02 Jun 2019 16:06:09 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="How Old School works" created="Sun, 02 Jun 2019 15:04:11 GMT" type="outline">
<outline text="My longtime friend Stan Krute sent an email asking how I do my blog. Rather than do a one-off email, I am going to explain it via blog post, so it's documented publicly." created="Sun, 02 Jun 2019 15:04:17 GMT" flNumberedSubs="true">
<outline text="In the spring of 2017, I wrote a piece of software called &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Old School&lt;/a&gt;. It's a Node.js server app that is configured via a big JSON file. It handles incoming REST-style messages telling it to build blogs that it knows about via the JSON file. " created="Sun, 02 Jun 2019 15:05:35 GMT"/>
<outline text="I write the blog content with an outliner, and the result is a big OPML file. The server software (Old School) knows where to look for the OPML file, via the config.json file. You can use any outliner to edit the content as long as it produces an OPML file as output. " created="Sun, 02 Jun 2019 15:06:36 GMT"/>
<outline text="I archive the content of the blog in a &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;GitHub repository&lt;/a&gt;, so you can see how the content works, going back to May 2017. " created="Sun, 02 Jun 2019 15:09:57 GMT"/>
<outline text="The &amp;lt;head&gt; elements of the OPML file also configure Old School and it contains information other applications might find useful. " created="Sun, 02 Jun 2019 15:26:45 GMT"/>
<outline text="Here's a &lt;a href=&quot;;t=h_&amp;ia=web&quot;&gt;search&lt;/a&gt; for Old School on my blog. " created="Sun, 02 Jun 2019 15:32:10 GMT"/>
<outline text="Even though Old School is undocumented and unsupported, I did provide an &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;example app&lt;/a&gt;. Never know when I will need to install a second instance." created="Sun, 02 Jun 2019 15:34:06 GMT"/>
<outline text="The outliner I use is called Electric Outliner. I've never shipped it, and don't have any plans to. I got tired of supporting &quot;products&quot; that few if any people use. This, and Old School were the first two products I made just for myself. It's cool, because the users of the product really respect &lt;i&gt;the hell&lt;/i&gt; out of the developer, and the developer knows the users will understand the software even with no docs. :smile:" created="Sun, 02 Jun 2019 15:27:30 GMT"/>
<outline text="You can use &quot;LO2&quot; -- it's very similar to EO, in fact the core outliner is the same code. " created="Sun, 02 Jun 2019 15:28:49 GMT"/>
<outline text="If I want to attach a video to a post, I add an attribute called &lt;i&gt;urlvideo, &lt;/i&gt;which points to a YouTube file. The runtime of the blog, a browser-based JavaScript app, looks for these attributes when the page is loaded, and builds the necessary structures. " created="Sun, 02 Jun 2019 15:08:25 GMT"/>
<outline text="Similarly for &lt;i&gt;urltweet, &lt;/i&gt;which points to a tweet. " created="Sun, 02 Jun 2019 15:09:47 GMT"/>
<outline text="If you put an attribute named &lt;i&gt;flNumberedSubs&lt;/i&gt; on a headline, Old School generates an &amp;lt;ol&gt; element. &lt;i&gt;flBulletedSubs&lt;/i&gt; generates an &amp;lt;ul&gt; element." created="Sun, 02 Jun 2019 15:11:20 GMT"/>
<outline text="If you put an attribute named &lt;i&gt;image&lt;/i&gt; on an element, its value should be the address of an image, i.e. something that can be put in the src attribute of an &amp;lt;img&gt; element. Old School adds it to the output with a CSS style of float: right. That's how I create right-margin images that I love so much. " created="Sun, 02 Jun 2019 15:12:16 GMT" image=""/>
<outline text="That reminds me, you can use emoji &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;short codes&lt;/a&gt;. :boom: " created="Sun, 02 Jun 2019 15:14:23 GMT"/>
<outline text="Old School also supports a glossary, a CMS idea that goes back to &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Clay Basket&lt;/a&gt; in &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;1996&lt;/a&gt;. It's a simple two-column table represented in an outline. It does string substitutions of the top-level string with its sub-head's value. The glossary I use for Scripting News is also &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;archived&lt;/a&gt; in the repo. " created="Sun, 02 Jun 2019 15:15:40 GMT"/>
<outline text="If you have questions about this, post a comment in this &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;GitHub thread&lt;/a&gt;. " created="Sun, 02 Jun 2019 15:10:28 GMT"/>
<outline text="June 1" created="Sat, 01 Jun 2019 16:35:39 GMT" name="01">
<outline text="The main reason Trump &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;needs&lt;/a&gt; to be impeached is he's ignoring laws, breaking them, openly. " created="Sat, 01 Jun 2019 16:35:40 GMT" type="outline" urltweet=""/>
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