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<outline text="July 2019" created="Mon, 01 Jul 2019 14:49:22 GMT" name="july2019">
<outline text="July 31" created="Wed, 31 Jul 2019 14:32:44 GMT" name="31">
<outline text="&lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/ABCPolitics/status/1156614523366907904&quot;&gt;This&lt;/a&gt; may have finally decided me to support Warren. I've saying this about software and communication forever. Why would you get into this field if you didn't want to do outlandishly new and interesting stuff. There were no boundaries when I was getting started in the 70s. Yet so many people saw them. &quot;People will always do X,&quot; they would say, where X was something everyone was about to stop doing, forever. " created="Wed, 31 Jul 2019 17:39:43 GMT" type="outline" urltweet="https://twitter.com/ABCPolitics/status/1156614523366907904" image="http://scripting.com/images/2019/07/31/desktopPhone.png"/>
<outline text="A question. When Repubs do their gerrymandering, do they take voter suppression into account in their algorithm? Because if they do, they can be thwarted by new GOTV technology." created="Wed, 31 Jul 2019 16:08:53 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="2016: &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2016/07/31/p2pGotv.html&quot;&gt;Peer-to-peer get-out-the-vote&lt;/a&gt;. Still a good idea. " created="Wed, 31 Jul 2019 15:17:54 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="Elizabeth Warren is &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/TeamWarren/status/1156572432154660865&quot;&gt;not afraid&lt;/a&gt;. " created="Wed, 31 Jul 2019 14:32:45 GMT" type="outline" urltweet="https://twitter.com/TeamWarren/status/1156572432154660865"/>
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<outline text="July 30" created="Tue, 30 Jul 2019 13:30:04 GMT" name="30">
<outline text="I've been listening to audiobooks on my bike rides this summer. The next one is going to be a &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.audible.com/search?keywords=vonnegut&amp;ref=&quot;&gt;Vonnegut book&lt;/a&gt;. Should it be Slaughterhouse-Five, Cat's Cradle or Breakfast of Champions. I've read Sirens of Titan so many times, I have it practically memorized. I'm thinking Breakfast because the narrator is &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Malkovich&quot;&gt;John Malkovich&lt;/a&gt;. Slaughterhouse-Five is a great book, but I really dislike James Franco. " created="Tue, 30 Jul 2019 16:45:35 GMT" type="outline" image="http://scripting.com/images/2019/07/30/breakfastOfChampions.png"/>
<outline text="I tried following the instructions for an automated campaign with &lt;a href=&quot;https://mailchimp.com/help/share-your-blog-posts-with-mailchimp/&quot;&gt;Mailchimp&lt;/a&gt; but they never asked me whether it should be automated, that's where they lost me. I have an RSS feed to test with. I just want to try it out, if it works I'll pay $14 a month, but I need to add CSS. I'm not willing to create a paying account until I know it'll work. It's often difficult by design to get out of those deals. " created="Tue, 30 Jul 2019 16:14:05 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="If you're more likely to work with someone because the connection has prestige that boosts your career, now is the time to stop doing that. Instead ask if working together helps preserve our freedoms and the lives of victims of our govt. That's the criteria that matters." created="Tue, 30 Jul 2019 16:42:22 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="&lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Years_and_Years_(TV_series)&quot;&gt;Years and Years&lt;/a&gt;, a six-part miniseries on HBO &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Years_and_Years_(TV_series)#Cast_and_characters&quot;&gt;starring&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emma_Thompson&quot;&gt;Emma Thompson&lt;/a&gt;, is short-term science fiction, starting from today and going forward about twenty years. Centers on a complicated British family. It'll probably look very dated in five years. They don't imagine much that isn't already well underway. It's well-done enough that it pulled me through all six episodes, the first five I &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binge-watching&quot;&gt;binged&lt;/a&gt;, in time to watch the finale last night. The message, you're really rich if you have a loving family, and everything else is bollocks. " created="Tue, 30 Jul 2019 13:30:05 GMT" type="outline" image="http://scripting.com/images/2019/07/30/hillaryBoxer.png"/>
<outline text="I've been using a private Facebook group to keep in touch with friends around the world on the new place I got in the country. It's not something I want to share publicly because I've learned that the personal stuff you share publicly is no longer personal. It's almost mathematical. But there are friends who I'd like to keep in the loop that don't/won't use Facebook. I sort of support them, but then again, I'm sure I pump Exxon gasoline into my car, even though the station has another brand name on it. Being alive in 2019 involves being on Facebook's human network, because it is the greatest single common denominator. But I do need a good way to communicate with those who aren't on it. I'm reminded of that every day. " created="Tue, 30 Jul 2019 13:48:42 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="One of the reasons I'm going to have an email version of this blog is so I can encourage personal friends to read what I write here. Very few of them have a routine that involves reading blogs regularly. That's always been true. About the only relative or friend who regularly read my blog was my mother, and she's gone. " created="Tue, 30 Jul 2019 13:52:49 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="Here's a custom search engine feature I'd like to have. Select a bunch of text in my editor. Choose a command that launches an image search on my blog for those words. I'm going to try it manually on this post to &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.google.com/search?safe=off&amp;biw=1133&amp;bih=1034&amp;tbm=isch&amp;sa=1&amp;ei=okhAXbe_F4yOgges37KADg&amp;q=site%3Ascripting.com+Here%27s+a+custom+search+engine+feature+I%27d+like+to+have.+Select+a+bunch+of+text+in+my+editor.+Choose+a+command+that+launches+an+image+search+on+my+blog+for+those+words.+I%27m+going+to+try+it+manually+on+this+post+to+see+what+happens.&amp;oq=site%3Ascripting.com+Here%27s+a+custom+search+engine+feature+I%27d+like+to+have.+Select+a+bunch+of+text+in+my+editor.+Choose+a+command+that+launches+an+image+search+on+my+blog+for+those+words.+I%27m+going+to+try+it+manually+on+this+post+to+see+what+happens.&amp;gs_l=img.3...2790.5961..6783...0.0..0.0.0.......2....1..gws-wiz-img.-HjXNzNR9qA&amp;ved=0ahUKEwi3mL-i4tzjAhUMh-AKHayvDOAQ4dUDCAY&amp;uact=5&quot;&gt;see what happens&lt;/a&gt;. " created="Tue, 30 Jul 2019 13:38:28 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="Convention for naming feeds" created="Tue, 30 Jul 2019 14:33:02 GMT" type="outline">
<outline text="A convention I've been following, might as well write it down. When I create a feed, its name is always something.xml, where &lt;i&gt;something&lt;/i&gt; is usually &lt;i&gt;rss.&lt;/i&gt;" created="Tue, 30 Jul 2019 14:36:51 GMT"/>
<outline text="Sometimes if it's a special version of the feed, the name might indicate that, for example nightlyRss.xml, which says something about the content (one item per day) and the format (RSS, in my case always 2.0)." created="Tue, 30 Jul 2019 14:38:30 GMT"/>
<outline text="And since it's become more common to have a JSON version too, if present its name differs from the XML-based feed only by the suffix. It has the same name except it ends with .json instead of .xml. So the JSON version of the example would be nightlyRss.json." created="Tue, 30 Jul 2019 14:38:49 GMT"/>
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<outline text="July 29" created="Mon, 29 Jul 2019 18:21:43 GMT" name="29">
<outline text="If I were on the editorial board of Time, I'd choose &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2019/07/29/bigTrollHead.png&quot;&gt;The Troll&lt;/a&gt; as &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Person_of_the_Year&quot;&gt;POTY&lt;/a&gt; for 2019. And probably for every year after that too. It's not that the &lt;a href=&quot;https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/1024/branded_news/9508/production/_103725183_p06n0x4x.jpg&quot;&gt;top troll&lt;/a&gt; didn't take full charge three years ago, he did. But this is the year for a critical mass of people aware of &lt;a href=&quot;http://this.how/trolls&quot;&gt;the way trolls work&lt;/a&gt;. Maybe there is some hope for us? " created="Mon, 29 Jul 2019 21:45:08 GMT" type="outline" image="http://scripting.com/images/2019/07/29/trollHead.png"/>
<outline text="New header &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2019/07/29/niagaraFalls.png&quot;&gt;image&lt;/a&gt; from Doc Searls, of &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.flickr.com/photos/docsearls/albums/72157709951680111?fbclid=IwAR3MH4babrd0YMhTknYMOVEVkzVooIvY0j0hiGBbyWcgCTZEizTdfjnMtDs&quot;&gt;Niagara Falls&lt;/a&gt;. It looks like a scene from a 1930s color &lt;a href=&quot;http://kansaspublicradio.org/kpr-news/are-we-living-oz&quot;&gt;movie&lt;/a&gt;. Previous image was of the US women's soccer team in &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2019/07/07/americanPride.png&quot;&gt;celebration&lt;/a&gt;. " created="Mon, 29 Jul 2019 19:25:35 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="Dan Conover is one of the best &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.quantum.danconover.com/the-fed-bends-the-knee/?fbclid=IwAR3hcjbo04bk3ZgwNzeXdP_3plIxatT_jdexjl4d7YGhoeRfC776kkfb2xo&quot;&gt;observers&lt;/a&gt; of current events. I've urged him to publish on a blog with an &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.quantum.danconover.com/feed/&quot;&gt;RSS feed&lt;/a&gt;, and now he has. Please subscribe, read him, and encourage him. " created="Mon, 29 Jul 2019 19:30:34 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="When you debunk the &lt;a href=&quot;http://this.how/trolls/&quot;&gt;troll&lt;/a&gt; you might as well change your handle to &lt;i&gt;Radio Trump&lt;/i&gt; because you're one of his broadcasters. " created="Mon, 29 Jul 2019 18:21:44 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="A form of trolling" created="Mon, 29 Jul 2019 21:40:49 GMT" type="outline">
<outline text="Someone reacts to something you said as if you said something trivial. Here are a couple of examples that counter what you said. You say but that isn't what I was saying. What were you saying? At this point, if you go any further, you're just going to have to repeat what you said, which is there at the top of the thread. So you say I just wanted to put that idea out there, not engage in a deep exploration of everything. Now some amount of abuse will come at you. Better just to say nothing, and probably best to unfollow the person or unfriend them. Delete all evidence that they exist." created="Mon, 29 Jul 2019 21:40:53 GMT"/>
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<outline text="July 28" created="Sun, 28 Jul 2019 23:33:31 GMT" name="28">
<outline text="Finished &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.amazon.com/Island-Center-World-Manhattan-Forgotten/dp/1400078679&quot;&gt;this book&lt;/a&gt; today. Lessons learned, the Dutch started the bootstrap of American culture by colonizing Manhattan, and aren't given enough credit for it. &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Stuyvesant&quot;&gt;Peter Stuyvesant&lt;/a&gt; was not much loved in the colony for good reason. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.dutchgenealogy.nl/donck-adriaen-van-der/&quot;&gt;Adrian Vanderdonk&lt;/a&gt; was the visionary. We tend to think of colonization of the US as starting with the British, but our legacy also comes from the Netherlands. Growing up in &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flushing,_Queens&quot;&gt;Flushing&lt;/a&gt; I was aware of the &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flushing,_Queens#Dutch_colony&quot;&gt;Dutch presence&lt;/a&gt;. They had &lt;a href=&quot;https://hiddenwatersblog.wordpress.com/2016/11/11/bownepd/&quot;&gt;farms&lt;/a&gt;, &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Bowne_House&quot;&gt;houses&lt;/a&gt; and civic buildings dating back to the 1600s all around our neighborhood. The &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flushing_Remonstrance&quot;&gt;Flushing Remonstrance&lt;/a&gt; was prior art for the Bill of Rights. " created="Sun, 28 Jul 2019 23:33:32 GMT" type="outline" image="http://scripting.com/images/2019/07/28/religiousFreedom.png"/>
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<outline text="July 27" created="Sat, 27 Jul 2019 17:57:00 GMT" name="27">
<outline text="I'm working on getting &quot;Scripting News&quot; to publish via email every night. You'll get everything that I wrote in the previous day, one email, with links and images. I'm looking at &lt;a href=&quot;https://mailchimp.com/help/share-your-blog-posts-with-mailchimp/&quot;&gt;MailChimp&lt;/a&gt;, because it's used by a lot of people, and they have what appears to be a perfect RSS-based interface. I can just publish an RSS feed containing one item for each day, they read it and publish an email when a new item appears. It's the way I would have designed it. People have suggested &lt;a href=&quot;https://substack.com/&quot;&gt;Substack&lt;/a&gt;, it looks nice, might be a better fit, but they do not appear to have an API. The &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/hamishmckenzie/status/1151882852855762944&quot;&gt;founder&lt;/a&gt; got in touch on Twitter, ten points for that. But without an API, I would have to enter the text by hand, and I'm not going to do that. " created="Sat, 27 Jul 2019 18:36:34 GMT" type="outline" image="http://scripting.com/2015/09/11/curiousGeorge.png"/>
<outline text="This is &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.zdnet.com/article/github-starts-blocking-developers-in-countries-facing-us-trade-sanctions/?fbclid=IwAR0xBLO4c0XzxwDT-3alBYZlj5qDDbhKW8Rca771uZVjp1FLEDFW0V9DPak&quot;&gt;why&lt;/a&gt; we can’t use Microsoft to host the world wide open code repository. Also, this isn't just about trade, it's about speech. And developers inside other countries might be resisting their govts, so by shutting them off, the US and Microsoft might be effectively opposing democratic movements. Of course the current US govt is doing that too." created="Sat, 27 Jul 2019 17:57:01 GMT" type="outline"/>
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<outline text="July 26" created="Fri, 26 Jul 2019 20:09:51 GMT" name="26">
<outline text="I recorded a &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2019/07/26/docVoicemail.m4a&quot;&gt;voicemail&lt;/a&gt; to Doc Searls about becoming the &lt;b&gt;Norm Busters&lt;/b&gt;. I talked about our dependence on the norms of journalism and what remains of our two-party system (aka the Democratic Party) isn't working. To fight Trump the norm buster, we have to bust some norms ourselves. " created="Fri, 26 Jul 2019 20:34:41 GMT" type="outline" enclosure="http://scripting.com/2019/07/26/docVoicemail.m4a" enclosureType="audio/mpeg" enclosureLength="5821321" image="http://scripting.com/images/2019/07/26/stayPuft.png"/>
<outline text="Nice &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2019/07/26/daveAndAdam.png&quot;&gt;picture&lt;/a&gt; of me and Adam Curry in this &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/DeniDaLo/status/1154802655077838851&quot;&gt;tweet&lt;/a&gt;. That picture was taken at &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnomedex&quot;&gt;Gnomedex&lt;/a&gt; in Seattle in 2005 I think. " created="Fri, 26 Jul 2019 20:12:43 GMT" type="outline" urltweet="https://twitter.com/DeniDaLo/status/1154802655077838851"/>
<outline text="I haven't watched the last two seasons of &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_Is_the_New_Black&quot;&gt;Orange Is The New Black&lt;/a&gt;. Can I watch &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.radiotimes.com/news/on-demand/2019-07-26/orange-is-the-new-black-oitnb-season-7-netflix-release-date-cast-plot-trailer/&quot;&gt;season 7&lt;/a&gt; which was just released?" created="Fri, 26 Jul 2019 20:09:52 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="&lt;b&gt;Norm Busters&lt;/b&gt; is sung to the tune of &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9We2XsVZfc&quot;&gt;you know what&lt;/a&gt;. " created="Fri, 26 Jul 2019 20:47:17 GMT" type="outline" urlvideo="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9We2XsVZfc"/>
<outline text="&lt;i&gt;Bustin' makes me feel good!&lt;/i&gt;" created="Fri, 26 Jul 2019 20:51:27 GMT" type="outline"/>
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<outline text="July 25" created="Thu, 25 Jul 2019 12:46:04 GMT" name="25">
<outline text="Stop looking to Mueller to lead the impeachment. That's up to Congress. Let's stop talking about Mueller." created="Thu, 25 Jul 2019 14:30:29 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="Adam Schiff yesterday &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0UwL1ViH70&quot;&gt;outlined&lt;/a&gt; the case for impeachment, powerfully, simply, in a way everyone can understand. This is all you have to listen to from yesterday's hearing. You don't have to read the report. This is all you need to know." created="Thu, 25 Jul 2019 12:46:05 GMT" type="outline" urlvideo="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0UwL1ViH70"/>
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<outline text="July 24" created="Wed, 24 Jul 2019 16:41:14 GMT" name="24">
<outline text="&lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0UwL1ViH70&quot;&gt;Adam Schiff&lt;/a&gt; was the star today." created="Wed, 24 Jul 2019 21:27:04 GMT" type="outline" urlvideo="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0UwL1ViH70"/>
<outline text="The Mueller Report begs to be dramatized, by screen writers, not lawyers. The source material is great. It could be serialized as a &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2019/06/25/141606.html&quot;&gt;weekly podcast&lt;/a&gt; and if well-done I think it would change both politics and media." created="Wed, 24 Jul 2019 18:45:37 GMT" type="outline" urltweet="https://twitter.com/davewiner/status/1154096818361442304"/>
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<outline text="July 23" created="Tue, 23 Jul 2019 13:24:20 GMT" name="23">
<outline text="When you say boomers suck remember it was a &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2019/07/23/jobsAndIphone.png&quot;&gt;boomer&lt;/a&gt; who sold you the iPhone that you tweeted that on." created="Tue, 23 Jul 2019 14:30:30 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="I'm sorry when I hear &lt;i&gt;Boris&lt;/i&gt; on the news my mind immediately snaps to Yeltsin, not Johnson. I wonder if the Brits thought that through." created="Tue, 23 Jul 2019 14:27:37 GMT" type="tweet" tweetId="1153673154071584769" tweetUserName="davewiner"/>
<outline text="An idea for Twitter. I'd like to see a list of referring tweets ranked by the number of views they generated. In aggregate and by tweet. That way I'd know who to thank for helping increase the reach of my rants. " created="Tue, 23 Jul 2019 14:14:05 GMT" type="tweet" tweetId="1153670140099252224" tweetUserName="davewiner"/>
<outline text="All right I like the new Twitter design. Lots of white space. I wish it was designed around live video though. So when you tune in tomorrow it would show the Mueller hearings live. A throwback to a time when everyone watched the same TV live." created="Tue, 23 Jul 2019 13:24:21 GMT" type="outline" urltweet="https://twitter.com/davewiner/status/1153650203867734017"/>
<outline text="RSS 2.0 breakage fixes" created="Tue, 23 Jul 2019 15:07:39 GMT" type="outline">
<outline text="Here's a list of files that were updated to fix broken links. Under each item is a list of changes. The top items are the original links, the sub-item for each is the link it was replaced with. " created="Tue, 23 Jul 2019 15:07:49 GMT">
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<outline text="http://live.curry.com/" created="Tue, 23 Jul 2019 15:13:49 GMT">
<outline text="https://web.archive.org/web/20040707085350/http://live.curry.com/"/>
</outline>
</outline>
<outline text="&lt;a href=&quot;https://cyber.harvard.edu/rss/howChannelDeanCameToBe.html&quot;&gt;howChannelDeanCameToBe.html&lt;/a&gt;" created="Tue, 23 Jul 2019 15:09:28 GMT" collapse="true">
<outline text="http://iowa.deanforamerica.com/node/view/1932">
<outline text="https://web.archive.org/web/20040109093208/http://iowa.deanforamerica.com/node/view/1932"/>
</outline>
<outline text="http://xml.deanforamerica.com/channelDean.xml">
<outline text="https://web.archive.org/web/20040805114237/http://xml.deanforamerica.com/channelDean.xml"/>
</outline>
<outline text="http://www.deanforamerica.com/channeldean/faq/">
<outline text="https://web.archive.org/web/20040120233945/http://www.deanforamerica.com/channeldean/faq/"/>
</outline>
</outline>
<outline text="&lt;a href=&quot;https://cyber.harvard.edu/rss/mediaPostArticleReview.html&quot;&gt;mediaPostArticleReview.html&lt;/a&gt;" created="Tue, 23 Jul 2019 16:25:50 GMT" collapse="true">
<outline text="http://www.mediapost.com/dtls_dsp_news.cfm?newsId=245798">
<outline text="https://web.archive.org/web/20040819213941/http://www.mediapost.com/dtls_dsp_news.cfm?newsId=245798"/>
</outline>
</outline>
<outline text="&lt;a href=&quot;https://cyber.harvard.edu/rss/myPublicFeedsOpml.html&quot;&gt;myPublicFeedsOpml.html&lt;/a&gt;" created="Tue, 23 Jul 2019 15:09:33 GMT" collapse="true">
<outline text="http://www.weblogs.com/changes.xml">
<outline text="https://web.archive.org/web/20091025131341/http://oldweblogscomblog.scripting.com/changesXml"/>
</outline>
<outline text="http://www.opml.org/spec">
<outline text="http://dev.opml.org/spec1.html"/>
</outline>
</outline>
<outline text="&lt;a href=&quot;https://cyber.harvard.edu/rss/relativeURI.html&quot;&gt;relativeURI.html&lt;/a&gt;" created="Tue, 23 Jul 2019 16:27:44 GMT" collapse="true">
<outline text="http://weblog.infoworld.com/udell">
<outline text="https://web.archive.org/web/20040202052733/http://weblog.infoworld.com/udell/"/>
</outline>
</outline>
<outline text="&lt;a href=&quot;https://cyber.harvard.edu/rss/rss.html&quot;&gt;rss.html&lt;/a&gt;" created="Tue, 23 Jul 2019 16:28:41 GMT" collapse="true">
<outline text="http://asg.web.cmu.edu/rfc/rfc822.html">
<outline text="https://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc822.txt"/>
</outline>
<outline text="http://www.gnutellanews.com/information/what_is_gnutella.shtml">
<outline text="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnutella"/>
</outline>
<outline text="https://thetwowayweb.com/payloadsforrss">
<outline text="https://web.archive.org/web/20040621044720/https://thetwowayweb.com/payloadsforrss"/>
</outline>
</outline>
<outline text="&lt;a href=&quot;https://cyber.harvard.edu/rss/rssChangeNotes.html&quot;&gt;rssChangeNotes.html&lt;/a&gt;" created="Tue, 23 Jul 2019 15:09:36 GMT" collapse="true">
<outline text="http://www.rssquotes.com/blog/" created="Tue, 23 Jul 2019 16:16:28 GMT">
<outline text="https://web.archive.org/web/20040605034929/http://www.rssquotes.com/blog/"/>
</outline>
<outline text="http://www.rssquotes.com/">
<outline text="https://web.archive.org/web/20040607070931/http://www.rssquotes.com/"/>
</outline>
<outline text="http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/stories/storyReader$12">
<outline text="https://web.archive.org/web/20040220153447/http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/stories/storyReader$12"/>
</outline>
<outline text="http://simon.incutio.com/">
<outline text="https://web.archive.org/web/20040615065633/http://simon.incutio.com/"/>
</outline>
</outline>
<outline text="&lt;a href=&quot;https://cyber.harvard.edu/rss/rssVersionHistory.html&quot;&gt;rssVersionHistory.html&lt;/a&gt;" created="Tue, 23 Jul 2019 15:09:38 GMT" collapse="true">
<outline text="http://www.purplepages.ie/RSS/netscape/rss0.90.html">
<outline text="https://web.archive.org/web/20040404041317/http://www.purplepages.ie/RSS/netscape/rss0.90.html"/>
</outline>
<outline text="http://www.internetnews.com/bus-news/article.php/3_80051">
<outline text="https://web.archive.org/web/20041019050503/http://www.internetnews.com/bus-news/article.php/3_80051"/>
</outline>
<outline text="http://my.netscape.com/publish/formats/rss-spec-0.91.html">
<outline text="https://web.archive.org/web/20040402071322/http://my.netscape.com/publish/formats/rss-spec-0.91.html"/>
</outline>
<outline text="http://xmlrpc.scripting.com/metaWeblogApi">
<outline text="http://xmlrpc.scripting.com/metaWeblogApi.html"/>
</outline>
</outline>
<outline text="&lt;a href=&quot;https://cyber.harvard.edu/rss/soapMeetsRss.html&quot;&gt;soapMeetsRss.html&lt;/a&gt;" created="Tue, 23 Jul 2019 16:57:39 GMT" collapse="true">
<outline text="http://macros.userland.com/basic/viewRssBox">
<outline text="https://web.archive.org/web/20010302134837/http://macros.userland.com/basic/viewRssBox"/>
</outline>
<outline text="http://radio.weblogs.com/0001015/rss.xml">
<outline text="https://web.archive.org/web/20040607125801/http://radio.weblogs.com/0001015/rss.xml"/>
</outline>
</outline>
<outline text="&lt;a href=&quot;https://cyber.harvard.edu/rss/toplevelNamespace.html&quot;&gt;toplevelNamespace.html&lt;/a&gt;" created="Tue, 23 Jul 2019 15:09:42 GMT" collapse="true">
<outline text="http://feeds.archive.org/validator/">
<outline text="https://web.archive.org/web/20030801082250/http://feeds.archive.org/validator/"/>
</outline>
</outline>
<outline text="&lt;a href=&quot;https://cyber.harvard.edu/rss/weblogComments.html&quot;&gt;weblogComments.html&lt;/a&gt;" created="Tue, 23 Jul 2019 16:23:46 GMT" collapse="true">
<outline text="http://www.docuverse.com/blog/donpark/">
<outline text="https://web.archive.org/web/20030603202930/http://www.docuverse.com/blog/donpark/"/>
</outline>
<outline text="http://www.docuverse.com/blog/donpark/rss.xml">
<outline text="https://web.archive.org/web/20030412021443/http://www.docuverse.com/blog/donpark/rss.xml"/>
</outline>
</outline>
</outline>
<outline text="Other changes" created="Tue, 23 Jul 2019 17:20:52 GMT">
<outline text="Did a global replace of \r with \n. This meant I could edit the HTML source in a source code editor. " created="Tue, 23 Jul 2019 17:20:57 GMT"/>
<outline text="Fixed the link to the &lt;a href=&quot;//radio-weblogs.com/0001015/images/harvardBG.gif&quot;&gt;background image&lt;/a&gt;, and made it HTTPS-friendly. " created="Tue, 23 Jul 2019 17:21:30 GMT"/>
<outline text="Fixed the inclusion of &lt;a href=&quot;//www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js&quot;&gt;urchin.js&lt;/a&gt; so it was HTTPS-friendly." created="Tue, 23 Jul 2019 17:21:52 GMT"/>
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<outline text="July 22" created="Mon, 22 Jul 2019 15:04:21 GMT" name="22">
<outline text="Susan Collins is &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/Politidope/status/1153344371208675328&quot;&gt;disappointed&lt;/a&gt;, and dismayed." created="Mon, 22 Jul 2019 20:56:20 GMT" type="outline" urltweet="https://twitter.com/Politidope/status/1153344371208675328"/>
<outline text="I'm doing an interesting project, reviewing all the top-level pages on the &quot;RSS 2.0&quot; spec, checking every link to see if it's broken. For those that are, I try to come up with a suitable replacement, usually the archive.org snapshot taken around the time the page was written. If it isn't broken I don't do anything. Here's an &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/misc/rss2specbrokenlinks.opml&quot;&gt;OPML file&lt;/a&gt; with all the links I've found. Most of the external links are gone, but there are some surprises, sites that have been well-preserved, for example &lt;a href=&quot;http://jeremy.zawodny.com/blog/archives/000967.html&quot;&gt;Jeremy Zawodny's&lt;/a&gt;. I just came across a link to the &lt;a href=&quot;http://xmlviewer.scripting.com/?url=http://static.userland.com/gems/backend/gratefulDead.xml&quot;&gt;first podcast feed&lt;/a&gt;, it's still there. I'm not sure how, but it is. This is a &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Restoration&quot;&gt;restoration&lt;/a&gt; project, started because there was breakage caused by the move to HTTPS on the server. That breakage has been fixed. I also changed the line-endings from carriage-return to linefeed, which now is the almost-universal standard. At the time, 2003, it was still kind of muddy. As a result you can now read the source of the pages in a current browser. The site is a relic. It's a good idea to fix the broken links every 15 years or so. :boom:" created="Mon, 22 Jul 2019 15:04:22 GMT" type="outline" image="http://scripting.com/images/2019/07/22/rssShirt.png"/>
<outline text="I'll probably continue to post notes here as I go along. There were two crucial broken links on the home page of the spec: 1. &lt;a href=&quot;http://asg.web.cmu.edu/rfc/rfc822.html&quot;&gt;RFC 822&lt;/a&gt;, and 2. &lt;a href=&quot;https://thetwowayweb.com/payloadsforrss&quot;&gt;Payloads for RSS&lt;/a&gt;, both of which are integral to the format. I tried to find a &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc822.txt&quot;&gt;solid link&lt;/a&gt; to the RFC that would stand the test of time. And I discovered that I had copied the Payloads doc, which was originally on a domain that I let go, to &lt;a href=&quot;https://cyber.harvard.edu/rss/payloadsForRss.html&quot;&gt;the RSS site&lt;/a&gt;. So I'm going to use that link, instead of an archive.org link." created="Mon, 22 Jul 2019 15:16:21 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="This project gives an idea of how important archive.org is going to be to web restorations. Their snapshots are invaluable. Most sites are very temporary things. A great example, I did a project with Jim Moore and Nicco Mele at the Dean campaign in January 2004, an aggregate of a lot of the Dean blogs in RSS format. The Dean campaign was a seminal event in the bootstrap of political blogging. Dean was the first &quot;Web Candidate,&quot; certainly not the last. All the websites that the Dean people started are gone today, including the project I did with them, but they're all there on archive.org, so I was able to do a &lt;a href=&quot;https://cyber.harvard.edu/rss/howChannelDeanCameToBe.html&quot;&gt;decent restoration&lt;/a&gt; of that project. (Note the updated links are not present on the site yet.)" created="Mon, 22 Jul 2019 15:22:59 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="Radio UserLand, &lt;a href=&quot;https://web.archive.org/web/20001017195851/http://radio.userland.com/&quot;&gt;before&lt;/a&gt; it was a blogging tool and RSS aggregator, was the &quot;Programming environment for music on the Internet.&quot; It didn't take off, so we pivoted. Same codebase, very different application. " created="Mon, 22 Jul 2019 21:15:26 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="Andrew Grumet's &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.grumet.net/weblog/&quot;&gt;blog&lt;/a&gt; is still at its original address. Not surprising. ;-)" created="Mon, 22 Jul 2019 21:26:02 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="Nick Bradbury's &lt;a href=&quot;https://nick.typepad.com/&quot;&gt;blog&lt;/a&gt; is still at its original address. " created="Mon, 22 Jul 2019 21:39:25 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="Jenny Levine's &lt;a href=&quot;http://theshiftedlibrarian.com/&quot;&gt;blog&lt;/a&gt; is still at its original address. " created="Mon, 22 Jul 2019 21:55:59 GMT" type="outline"/>
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<outline text="July 21" created="Sun, 21 Jul 2019 15:14:19 GMT" name="21">
<outline text="Impeach Trump for violating the &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Title_of_Nobility_Clause&quot;&gt;Emoluments Clause&lt;/a&gt;. He's obviously doing it. Nothing could be clearing grounds for impeachment than violating the Constitution. It's hardly a technicality. Simple to prove. An Congress doesn't need a court to approve its standing." created="Sun, 21 Jul 2019 15:14:20 GMT" type="tweet" tweetId="1152960284807577601" tweetUserName="davewiner"/>
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<outline text="July 20" created="Sat, 20 Jul 2019 20:31:29 GMT" name="20">
<outline text="I was 14 years old in 1969, at summer camp, on a trip to the &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.setlist.fm/festival/1969/newport-folk-festival-1969-13d6e58d.html&quot;&gt;Newport Folk Festival&lt;/a&gt;, when the &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_11&quot;&gt;moon landing&lt;/a&gt; happened. I remember being part of a huge group of people huddled in front of a &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_Type_2&quot;&gt;VW minibus&lt;/a&gt; with a small &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.google.com/search?safe=off&amp;rlz=1C5CHFA_enUS743US747&amp;biw=1133&amp;bih=940&amp;tbm=isch&amp;sa=1&amp;ei=BnszXfjjGaSq_QaLmLegDQ&amp;q=portable+b%26w+tv+sixties&amp;oq=portable+b%26w+tv+sixties&amp;gs_l=img.3...12523.13721..14115...0.0..0.0.0.......0....1..gws-wiz-img.0H8gj3AGQbY&amp;ved=0ahUKEwj4_tq_rMTjAhUkVd8KHQvMDdQQ4dUDCAY&amp;uact=5&quot;&gt;B&amp;W TV&lt;/a&gt; on top, and somehow we all saw the landing. Goosebumps." created="Sat, 20 Jul 2019 20:31:30 GMT" type="tweet" tweetId="1152678546357309440" tweetUserName="davewiner"/>
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<outline text="July 19" created="Fri, 19 Jul 2019 12:48:51 GMT" name="19">
<outline text="I like to buy &lt;a href=&quot;http://ou.rs/&quot;&gt;domains&lt;/a&gt; even if I don't know what to do with them. " created="Fri, 19 Jul 2019 12:48:52 GMT" type="outline"/>
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<outline text="July 18" created="Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:36:51 GMT" name="18">
<outline text="I can't believe I agree with &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/16/opinion/trump-2020.html&quot;&gt;Thomas Friedman&lt;/a&gt;. We ought to pick the most boring and coherent presidential candidate -- the most plain and uncontroversial person on the stage. Nominate him or her, and then get ready to fight. I agree with Friedman, the things they agreed to in the debate were &lt;i&gt;insane. &lt;/i&gt;They handed the election to Trump. We need to grab it back. My two picks: Klobuchar or Inslee. " created="Thu, 18 Jul 2019 14:20:26 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="&lt;a href=&quot;https://www.npr.org/2019/07/17/742818947/minnesota-sen-amy-klobuchar-turns-to-humor-to-distinguish-herself-among-candidat&quot;&gt;Amy Klobuchar gets it&lt;/a&gt;. Trump is funny. He's a &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caricature&quot;&gt;caricature&lt;/a&gt;, a funny &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqyQfjDScjU&quot;&gt;impersonation&lt;/a&gt; of a &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benito_Mussolini&quot;&gt;strong man&lt;/a&gt;. People who love him think he's hilarious. Entertaining. I've been saying &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2016/04/20/1203.html&quot;&gt;this&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2016/04/28/1224.html&quot;&gt;since&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/liveblog/users/davewiner/2016/01/09/0815.html&quot;&gt;2016&lt;/a&gt;. If you want to counter-program the rallies, which the Democrats, if they had an ounce of ambition, would have done from the start, what you need are old-style standup comedians. Unfortunately the good ones are dead. Joan Rivers (who &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nN2C6ctpOhg&quot;&gt;liked&lt;/a&gt; Trump, she was a real &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-5Q7yuaXjM&quot;&gt;asshole&lt;/a&gt;, she didn't just play one on TV) or &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qofdWFv7m0U&quot;&gt;Don Rickles&lt;/a&gt;, &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MecU2keW54I&quot;&gt;Rodney Dangerfield&lt;/a&gt;, &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLODGhEyLvk&quot;&gt;George Carlin&lt;/a&gt;. But there must be others. Get &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH_-9hD2xBY&quot;&gt;Bill Hader&lt;/a&gt; to do a Joan Rivers impersonation. Or &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.glamour.com/story/kate-mckinnon-best-celebrity-impressions-on-saturday-night-live&quot;&gt;Kate McKinnon&lt;/a&gt;. Then you can leave the &lt;a href=&quot;https://elizabethwarren.com/&quot;&gt;Democratic nominee&lt;/a&gt; to talk about health care, securing the borders, the basic values of America. Let Trump compete with the comedians, which is appropriate because that's what he is. " created="Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:42:30 GMT" type="outline" image="http://scripting.com/images/2019/07/18/greatDictator.png"/>
<outline text="I am having an allergic reaction to the idea that those monsters at Trump &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article232776672.html&quot;&gt;rallies&lt;/a&gt; are Americans. I desperately want to join with others to say that the America I was born in doesn't belong to any one race or religion. I think every few generations we have to renew this very basic idea, that the &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States&quot;&gt;United States&lt;/a&gt; is a &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E_pluribus_unum&quot;&gt;union&lt;/a&gt;, out of many, one. " created="Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:20:29 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="Everything's okay, I'm busy with house projects this week, so am mostly posting my thoughts &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/davewiner&quot;&gt;to Twitter&lt;/a&gt;. I know it's better to post them here. Hopefully I'll be near a computer more in the coming days. :boom:" created="Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:36:52 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="I've had contractors and workers coming through my house this week, lots of them. Where I live there's no cell service, so the ones who had smart phones could hook through my wifi. But a few of them didn't have phones and many of the rest, esp ones over 40, couldn't set up a new wifi access point. (I set it up for them.) Can you imagine doing a job that requires you to be away from the office most of every day without the ability to communicate? A reminder that not everyone is on the net, even in the US, in 2019." created="Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:15:39 GMT" type="outline"/>
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<outline text="July 15" created="Mon, 15 Jul 2019 13:13:05 GMT" name="15">
<outline text="You want to understand how &lt;a href=&quot;http://this.how/trolls/&quot;&gt;trolling&lt;/a&gt; works? &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_C._Dvorak&quot;&gt;John Dvorak&lt;/a&gt;, a famous tech columnist trolled Mac users in the 90s, with great success. In &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur296s3wIv4&quot;&gt;this video&lt;/a&gt;, he explains, enthusiastically, how he did it." created="Mon, 15 Jul 2019 13:13:06 GMT" type="outline" urlvideo="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur296s3wIv4"/>
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<outline text="July 14" created="Sun, 14 Jul 2019 13:54:40 GMT" name="14">
<outline text="I want filters on Twitter that remove all messages from well-intentioned people expressing their outrage about trolls. After so much damage has been caused by trolls, at this point they are insane and suicidal. They have become second-order trolls." created="Sun, 14 Jul 2019 14:35:00 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="When you let Trump control the conversation, you lose." created="Sun, 14 Jul 2019 13:54:41 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="Manhattan blackouts" created="Sun, 14 Jul 2019 14:25:03 GMT" type="outline">
<outline text="Speaking of NYC blackouts, there was a blackout in Manhattan, below 23rd St, in the weeks &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/threads/november2012.html#noMarathon&quot;&gt;after&lt;/a&gt; Hurricane Sandy. I was living in the 50s at the time, so was unaffected. We never lost power. I walked downtown to see what it was like. It felt post-apocalyptic, like visiting New Orleans after Katrina. The weirdest thing was walking north on Broadway in the dark, and seeing Times Square in the distance, fully lit. How like New York, I thought. It's a place of business first. The show must go on. But how would it feel to be living in the blacked-out part realizing that a few blocks to the north, life was going on, as if nothing happened." created="Sun, 14 Jul 2019 14:25:35 GMT" image="http://scripting.com/images/2019/07/14/sandies.png"/>
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<outline text="July 12" created="Fri, 12 Jul 2019 15:44:24 GMT" name="12">
<outline text="With all the progress being made in machine learning it's a wonder that the quality of phone calls is so bad. My brain can do the filtering to compensate for weak signals and even interpolate short outages. But it's a strain. Isn't this something software can help us with??" created="Fri, 12 Jul 2019 18:04:34 GMT" type="tweet" tweetId="1149741896388030466" tweetUserName="davewiner"/>
<outline text="On &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2019/06/28.html#a164059&quot;&gt;June 28&lt;/a&gt;, I uploaded a copy of the &quot;RSS 2.0&quot; spec source, from a local archive. Now I have a &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2019/07/12/rss_spec.zip&quot;&gt;snapshot&lt;/a&gt; of the official &lt;a href=&quot;https://cyber.harvard.edu/rss/rss.html&quot;&gt;published&lt;/a&gt; spec." created="Fri, 12 Jul 2019 16:39:03 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="In 1995 I &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/davenet/1995/09/03/wemakeshittysoftware.html&quot;&gt;wrote&lt;/a&gt; &quot;Software is a process, it's never finished, it's always evolving. That's its nature. We know our software sucks. But it's shipping! Next time we'll do better, but even then it will be shitty. The only software that's perfect is one you're dreaming about. Real software crashes, loses data, is hard to learn and hard to use. But it's a process. We'll make it less shitty. Just watch!&quot; So it occurred to me that the Beatles song &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGlo9LzmOME&quot;&gt;Getting Better&lt;/a&gt; would be a great song to teach computer science students. Sing it before every class. &quot;Getting so much better all the time.&quot;" created="Fri, 12 Jul 2019 16:06:42 GMT" type="outline" urlvideo="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGlo9LzmOME"/>
<outline text="My home heating system needs work, so I went to the website for the heating guy, and had a choice of contacting them by phone or through a web form. I went with the form. I was impressed with how well-designed it was, except it required an &quot;evening phone&quot; which is the same as my day phone, i.e. my iPhone. Probably shouldn't even ask for two phones these days, it's kind of an obsolete concept. Anyway, my gripe is this. After carefully composing the message, I spaced out on copying it to the clipboard, a time-honored defense against buggy software, it just cleared the form after I clicked the Send button, which was a WTF moment for me. Much better would be to confirm that the mail was sent, both on-screen and via an email. Now I'm in a place where I don't know if the email was sent, certainly don't want to re-write the message, and in case the other one &lt;i&gt;was&lt;/i&gt; sent, it'll look like I'm crazy for sending the same message twice, but with different words. Show empathy for the user, and confirm so they can relax. " created="Fri, 12 Jul 2019 15:44:25 GMT" type="outline" image="http://scripting.com/images/2019/07/12/bambi.png"/>
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<outline text="July 11" created="Thu, 11 Jul 2019 14:23:51 GMT" name="11">
<outline text="Where do you go to say &lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com&quot;&gt;Twitter&lt;/a&gt; is &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2019/07/11/twitterIsDown.png&quot;&gt;down&lt;/a&gt;?" created="Thu, 11 Jul 2019 18:49:53 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="A great &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/ny-carmelo-anthony-free-agency-retirement-knicks-lakers-heat-20190710-geymrkrtfzg6fbuc7fl66hivqq-story.html&quot;&gt;summary&lt;/a&gt; of what remains of Carmelo Anthony's career." created="Thu, 11 Jul 2019 21:02:16 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="1969 was incredible. The moon landing, Woodstock and the Mets win the World Series." created="Thu, 11 Jul 2019 20:44:10 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="Someone asked where my GitHub repos &lt;a href=&quot;https://github.com/scripting?tab=repositories&quot;&gt;are&lt;/a&gt;. " created="Thu, 11 Jul 2019 19:18:49 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="I should talk with &lt;a href=&quot;https://medicine.duke.edu/faculty/anton-zuiker&quot;&gt;Anton Zuiker&lt;/a&gt; more often. Today he showed me a project he's doing at Duke University to create podcasts for their community which is very expansive to include staff and the patients. It's called &lt;a href=&quot;https://sites.duke.edu/listening/podcast/&quot;&gt;Voices of Duke Health&lt;/a&gt;. What an incredible project. They already have 16 episodes. " created="Thu, 11 Jul 2019 16:32:58 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="Pro tip: Before you send an email, read it, and ask yourself if the person you're sending it to will understand. " created="Thu, 11 Jul 2019 15:49:43 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="Taco Bell is doing &lt;a href=&quot;https://m.sfgate.com/food/article/Pacifica-taco-bell-cantina-alcohol-menu-opening-14082626.php?utm_source=facebook.com&amp;utm_campaign=socialflow&amp;utm_medium=referral&quot;&gt;innovative marketing&lt;/a&gt;, not selling -- trying to nudge its brand upscale, and for me, it works. It's surprising, I always thought of TB as cheap fast food. I liked their &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8sZ1DWsAHE&quot;&gt;ads&lt;/a&gt;. Two tacos for 99 cents. But this new approach is more effective imho than just advertising." created="Thu, 11 Jul 2019 15:01:01 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="A memorable &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let_That_Be_Your_Last_Battlefield&quot;&gt;episode&lt;/a&gt; of the original Star Trek where they encounter the last &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7MQrL_ABE0&quot;&gt;two survivors&lt;/a&gt; of a species, that were still at war with each other over racial hatred. It was set up so you could see how ridiculous their hatred was. " created="Thu, 11 Jul 2019 14:23:52 GMT" type="outline" urlvideo="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7MQrL_ABE0"/>
<outline text="Kurt Vonnegut was right" created="Thu, 11 Jul 2019 18:56:39 GMT" type="outline">
<outline text="I came up with a title for my book of memories on my bike ride. I found a simple idea that ties all my observations together. It goes like this." created="Thu, 11 Jul 2019 18:56:47 GMT"/>
<outline text="Kurt Vonnegut was right." created="Thu, 11 Jul 2019 19:12:19 GMT"/>
<outline text="That's it. If you read &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sirens_of_Titan&quot;&gt;Sirens of Titan&lt;/a&gt; you'll know what I mean. The ending. And pretty much every other book he wrote, all were so funny because the truth is funny, that is if you believe what &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Vonnegut&quot;&gt;Vonnegut&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Vonnegut#Works&quot;&gt;said&lt;/a&gt; which I do." created="Thu, 11 Jul 2019 19:08:08 GMT"/>
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<outline text="July 10" created="Wed, 10 Jul 2019 14:39:44 GMT" name="10">
<outline text="A media hack is different from a software hack. Podcasting is a media hack. Sure, there was a little software needed to get the bootstrap going. But the innovation was the combination of HTTP, MP3 and RSS. It's like a S'more, which is a &quot;cookie hack.&quot;" created="Thu, 11 Jul 2019 00:24:55 GMT" type="outline" urltweet="https://twitter.com/davewiner/status/1149110505891672064" image="http://scripting.com/images/2019/07/10/smore.png"/>
<outline text="As a paying user of Dropbox who uses the web interface rarely, when I need to restore a file that's damaged, I don't appreciate them trying to make Dropbox into a lot more than it is, and thus making it hard to quickly find what I need to get my server back online. " created="Wed, 10 Jul 2019 20:28:07 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="I finished &lt;a href=&quot;https://duckduckgo.com/?q=site%3Ascripting.com+%22The+Power+Broker%22&amp;t=h_&amp;ia=web&quot;&gt;The Power Broker&lt;/a&gt;, and there's absolutely no mention of &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2017/04/jane-jacobs-citizen-jane-documentary&quot;&gt;Jane Jacobs&lt;/a&gt; in the story. He told the story of the East Tremont neighborhood in the Bronx that was wiped out by the &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_Bronx_Expressway&quot;&gt;Cross Bronx Expressway&lt;/a&gt;, I thought that was the prelude to the &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.curbed.com/2016/5/4/11505214/jane-jacobs-robert-moses-lomex&quot;&gt;Lower Manhattan Expressway&lt;/a&gt;, but nothing, zip, as if &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstate_78_in_New_York#Lower_Manhattan_Expressway&quot;&gt;it never happened&lt;/a&gt;. " created="Wed, 10 Jul 2019 14:39:45 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="Twittertube&amp;trade;" created="Wed, 10 Jul 2019 20:15:16 GMT" type="outline">
<outline text="If I ran Twitter, I'd create a developer toolkit for creating setups like screen2.io. You'd specify a YouTube video. The chat part of the interface would just be Twitter, so your Twitter followers would read what you're saying (or not, it would be a preference). Now I'd have a way to watch live video feeds from YouTube in Twitter. And of course the &quot;developers&quot; wouldn't be super techie devs. They would be people who are good discussion leaders, and people who are good at keeping spammers out. You could share revenue with them to make it really grow. You could call it twittertube. " created="Wed, 10 Jul 2019 20:15:25 GMT" image="http://scripting.com/images/2019/07/10/threeStooges.png" urlvideo="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w166-ljnIMU"/>
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<outline text="July 8" created="Mon, 08 Jul 2019 15:11:49 GMT" name="08">
<outline text="Journalism and jury duty. I agreed strongly with what Emily Bell said &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/emilybell/status/1148298094146129921&quot;&gt;here&lt;/a&gt;. Jury duty is a powerful idea, and it works. It's the basis for our justice system. I've written about jury duty many times, in &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2017/02/08/whyShouldYouJoinAJury.html&quot;&gt;2017&lt;/a&gt;, &lt;a href=&quot;http://threads2.scripting.com/2013/march/whatILearnedFromJuryDuty&quot;&gt;2013&lt;/a&gt;, &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/stories/2008/05/29/juryDutyDay2.html&quot;&gt;2008&lt;/a&gt;, and &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/davenet/1996/03/01/juryduty.html&quot;&gt;1996&lt;/a&gt;. (The last piece is probably the best, I did it for Wired as well as my blog.)" created="Mon, 08 Jul 2019 19:58:17 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="Observation. If you're going to use a CDN that doesn't let you overlay your own domain name, and your code is coming from an S3 bucket, it's much easier to use &lt;a href=&quot;http://s3.amazonaws.com&quot;&gt;s3.amazonaws.com&lt;/a&gt; and no less independent of another entity. I imagine this is okay with Amazon because it's lock-in. But this is a &lt;a href=&quot;http://s3.amazonaws.com/scripting.com/code/nbariver/index.html&quot;&gt;river&lt;/a&gt; that works over HTTPS, the URL Is uglier than shit, but it works. It's an important milestone because my users have legit reasons to want to make rivers accessible via HTTPS." created="Mon, 08 Jul 2019 17:59:21 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="Ever notice that mostly what people post on Twitter is designed to get attention for the author. I think that's due to the award incentive of the system. Flow == more followers == power and prestige. I wonder if there's a way to reward people based on the depth and originality of ideas they post, or RT. Zero points for repeating a talking point from a random hack on Meet The Press. Huge points for an idea that makes people want to consume less. " created="Mon, 08 Jul 2019 15:14:10 GMT" type="outline" urltweet="https://twitter.com/davewiner/status/1148250128253276160" image="http://scripting.com/images/2018/08/27/scientist.png"/>
<outline text="It's funny how Microsoft's &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Where_do_you_want_to_go_today%3F&quot;&gt;old slogan&lt;/a&gt; makes so much more sense today than when they were using it. &lt;i&gt;Where do you want to go today?&lt;/i&gt; Back then the computer world didn't really have the concepts of places to go. But after the net, that's what we all do all the time, go places. " created="Mon, 08 Jul 2019 15:11:50 GMT" type="tweet" tweetId="1148248792355016706" tweetUserName="davewiner"/>
<outline text="God bless &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/PaulLeeTicks/status/1124028655024463873&quot;&gt;William Barr&lt;/a&gt;. :boom:" created="Mon, 08 Jul 2019 15:21:53 GMT" type="outline" urltweet="https://twitter.com/PaulLeeTicks/status/1124028655024463873"/>
<outline text="Self-sovereign howto?" created="Mon, 08 Jul 2019 17:18:19 GMT" type="outline">
<outline text="I wonder if anyone has written a *simple* developer flow for self sovereign identity." created="Mon, 08 Jul 2019 17:18:41 GMT"/>
<outline text="Use-case: I have a &lt;a href=&quot;http://littleoutliner.com/&quot;&gt;web app&lt;/a&gt;. I currently use Twitter for identity." created="Mon, 08 Jul 2019 17:18:52 GMT"/>
<outline text="Could self-sovereign be plugged in as a replacement for Twitter"/>
<outline text="Would it be more or less complicated for developer? User?"/>
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<outline text="July 7" created="Sun, 07 Jul 2019 14:00:57 GMT" name="07">
<outline text="New header &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2019/07/07/americanPride.png&quot;&gt;graphic&lt;/a&gt;, American pride. " created="Sun, 07 Jul 2019 17:11:40 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="What a great win. Let's keep that energy flowing. " created="Sun, 07 Jul 2019 17:22:53 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="I gave $100 to &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.marianne2020.com/&quot;&gt;Marianne Williamson&lt;/a&gt; for president. She has a message that's totally worth listening to. We love America. We're not scared of the world, we lead the world. If we want a place in America for everyone, we need an expansive view of who we are and what our abilities. " created="Sun, 07 Jul 2019 14:40:04 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="I gave up on &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2019/07/05.html#a211151&quot;&gt;Designated Survivor&lt;/a&gt;, I even tried skipping ahead to the third (Netflix) season, where they say the f-word and there are naked butts, but it's just like &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Cards_(American_TV_series)&quot;&gt;House of Cards&lt;/a&gt;, idiotic. But the &lt;a href=&quot;https://torontolife.com/culture/movies-and-tv/how-designated-survivor-built-a-replica-oval-office-in-toronto/&quot;&gt;set&lt;/a&gt; for the Oval Office is much better. After looking through HBO, I landed on &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Affair_(TV_series)&quot;&gt;The Affair&lt;/a&gt; on Showtime. Finally something with an adult plot, and HBO style. One of the stars is &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominic_West&quot;&gt;McNulty&lt;/a&gt; from The WIre and his asshole &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Doman&quot;&gt;father-in-law&lt;/a&gt; is the police chief who &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Rawls&quot;&gt;tormented&lt;/a&gt; McNulty. And the sex is not gratuitous, it's the plot. &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montauk,_New_York&quot;&gt;Montauk&lt;/a&gt; is very photogenic as is McNulty's &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Wilson&quot;&gt;lover&lt;/a&gt;. It got &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.metacritic.com/tv/the-affair&quot;&gt;high ratings&lt;/a&gt;, I'm in episode 3 of season one and there are four seasons, so I'm hopeful. " created="Sun, 07 Jul 2019 14:00:58 GMT" type="outline" image="http://scripting.com/images/2019/07/07/theAffair.png"/>
<outline text="Idea. They should only play the national anthem at the end of a match, and only the anthem of the winning country. That way they have something of honor to play for, and we only have to listen to one anthem." created="Sun, 07 Jul 2019 14:55:47 GMT" type="tweet" tweetId="1147882095257313281" tweetUserName="davewiner" image="http://scripting.com/images/2019/07/07/dutchFlag.png"/>
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<outline text="July 6" created="Sat, 06 Jul 2019 15:09:46 GMT" name="06">
<outline text="The earth &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/06/sports/basketball/kawhi-leonard-paul-george-clippers.html?emc=rss&amp;partner=rss&quot;&gt;shook&lt;/a&gt; in the NBA last night and the pieces are now in motion. If you want to learn how the league works, there's no time like now, it's all out in the open and the columnists are writing excellent stuff. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/27131967/how-kawhi-warped-league-nba-title-chase&quot;&gt;Here&lt;/a&gt; are &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/27131637/sources-fear-lakers-dynasty-drove-clips-deal&quot;&gt;some&lt;/a&gt; links. " created="Sat, 06 Jul 2019 15:37:01 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="Interesting &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2019/07/05/feature/haunted-by-the-reagan-era/&quot;&gt;piece&lt;/a&gt; says the current Democratic leadership is haunted by Reagan. Here's what I think happened. Nixon. Watergate. The country needed to cleanse itself so it elected a Mr Rogers type, Jimmy Carter, who we knew for sure wouldn't do the nasty stuff Nixon was doing. He came into DC thinking he could change things, instead DC ignored him, and everyone could see it/feel it, and then the hostage crisis, the failed rescue, America was mostly over Nixon and we wanted to kick ass and Reagan came along and said Let's Kick Ass and people looked at Carter, talking about a great national malaise, and there were gas lines, and the world was pushing us around so we said Fuck yeah. So the Repubs found something that worked, and the Dems never caught on. So maybe AOC et al are right, the Repubs are buffoons and criminals, and everyone knows it, including most voters, so what a Democrat has to do is say we kick ass, but we're a team and we have to work together. I don't know, it could work. I think the most convincing character running for president is Jay Inslee, believe or not. And if we could get Gavin Newsom to run, he's the closest we have to a Democratic Reagan. " created="Sat, 06 Jul 2019 15:09:47 GMT" type="outline" image="http://scripting.com/images/2019/07/06/aBeautifulDayInTheNeighborhood.png"/>
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<outline text="July 5" created="Fri, 05 Jul 2019 15:40:17 GMT" name="05">
<outline text="My holiday weekend binge is turning out to be &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Designated_Survivor_(TV_series)&quot;&gt;Designated Survivor&lt;/a&gt;. It's very network-TV, but Kiefer Sutherland keeps it kind of interesting. I hope it might break out and become excellent. Still in season 1. " created="Fri, 05 Jul 2019 21:11:51 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="Facebook not only added simple styles to their post editor, they also now have numbered items. If you enter a number followed by a period it infers that you're entering a numbered item list. Here's a &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2019/07/05/facebookPost.png&quot;&gt;screen shot&lt;/a&gt; of a post I just added there. Please just add links and then let's work on cross-posting and we're on the road to rebooting the open web." created="Fri, 05 Jul 2019 15:40:28 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="The future is ours" created="Fri, 05 Jul 2019 16:03:04 GMT" type="outline" description="My generation gave you an open networking system of immense power. The millennial generation took that wonder of human ingenuity, discipline, cooperation and idealism and turned it into Facebook. ">
<outline text="I was born in 1955. I am 64 years old. When I go to the doctor now I ask about Medicare. Things change when you pass 60, really mind-bending things. For example, I'm legally unemployable starting next year. Most companies and governments require their employees to retire at 65. At a practical level I am already unemployable. They certainly aren't hiring many people at 64. " created="Fri, 05 Jul 2019 16:03:08 GMT"/>
<outline text="Except here's the thing young folk can't understand until they actually live this. There's this bewildering feeling of When The Fuck Did This Happen and Why? I know you intellectualize it, I did. You realize &quot;Life is short&quot; but really believe me, you have no idea until you look back on all those years and think -- really? That's it? It's a cliche, but it's deep. And if you think about these things, as I do, always have, you realize the incredible wisdom of the phrase &lt;i&gt;Live In The Moment. &lt;/i&gt;You can hear the words, but until you get there on your own path, they really are just words." created="Fri, 05 Jul 2019 16:04:22 GMT"/>
<outline text="Live In The Moment is true like Breathe the Air or Drink the Water. Living only happens in the moment. There is no life in the past or future, only the now. You can get lessons from the past, and lessons are important, for sure -- but no actual living happens there. " created="Fri, 05 Jul 2019 16:06:39 GMT"/>
<outline text="Okay so why is this important. " created="Fri, 05 Jul 2019 16:07:42 GMT"/>
<outline text="When we talk about the important stuff, the stuff of the future, the stuff we are sure is coming -- the Climate Crisis as the prime example, our discussion wanders into the past or future too quickly. As an old person, one who isn't actually ready for that, I think about the future, a lot. Yet at some level, the thought does occur to me that it is not my future. But that mainly comes up when I am silenced or put down because of age. In my heart the future is as much mine as it is some arrogant naive and clueless 30-something person. Yes I'm angry at being ignored or swept aside. " created="Fri, 05 Jul 2019 16:07:52 GMT"/>
<outline text="They are also wrong when they make sweeping statements about the bad stuff my generation did. It goes the other way too. My generation gave you an open networking system of immense power. The millennial generation took that wonder of human ingenuity, discipline, cooperation and idealism and turned it into Facebook. Zuck was born in 1984. Your generation owns him, not mine. As a hippie boomer I am proud of what we've done. " created="Fri, 05 Jul 2019 16:10:11 GMT"/>
<outline text="One more thing, there were all kinds of boomers. People who lived in the deep south dreamed of proms and went to frat parties (btw I went to college with them) and wanted comfortable suburban lives, very much &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summer_of_Love&quot;&gt;unlike&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_hippie_movement&quot;&gt;hippies&lt;/a&gt;. There were working class Republicans, part of Nixon's &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silent_majority&quot;&gt;Silent Majority&lt;/a&gt;. People who voted for Nixon, were of course not hippies. There were the &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_Hat_Riot&quot;&gt;hard hats&lt;/a&gt; and the National Guards who killed the students at &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_State_shootings&quot;&gt;Kent State&lt;/a&gt;. There was an antiwar movment but there was also a Love It Or Leave It movement. There was a draft too. Sure there were a million people at Woodstock. But this is a big country. Hippies were then, as they are now, a small minority, they were certainly not a whole generation. " created="Fri, 05 Jul 2019 16:14:01 GMT"/>
<outline text="Anyway, here's a response to young people of 2019. Your life is finite and very short. In a few moments you'll be old. Imho the future isn't yours any more than it's mine, not at a species or evolution level. You are just a &lt;i&gt;representative&lt;/i&gt; of the future, you are not an embodiment of it. We are contemporaries. You are, in this moment, no more a representative of the future than I am. " created="Fri, 05 Jul 2019 16:11:47 GMT"/>
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<outline text="Strange sounds" created="Fri, 05 Jul 2019 15:40:18 GMT" type="outline">
<outline text="There's this strange (to me) sound all through the night, and last night at around 3AM, I decided to record it. " created="Fri, 05 Jul 2019 15:44:27 GMT"/>
<outline text="A few notes first." created="Fri, 05 Jul 2019 15:44:30 GMT" flNumberedSubs="true">
<outline text="When I went outside to record it I realized there were lots of animals making this sound. They were all over the place. In bed it seemed there was just one. " created="Fri, 05 Jul 2019 15:44:44 GMT"/>
<outline text="You may have to turn up the volume. It was very quiet."/>
<outline text="You will also hear my breathing. Sorry. Should've held my breath."/>
<outline text="No crickets?" created="Fri, 05 Jul 2019 15:44:46 GMT"/>
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<outline text="Anyway, here's &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2019/07/05/strangeNightSounds.m4a&quot;&gt;the audio&lt;/a&gt;. What is it??" created="Fri, 05 Jul 2019 15:45:00 GMT"/>
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<outline text="July 4" created="Thu, 04 Jul 2019 15:12:17 GMT" name="04">
<outline text="A &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/ABC7Chicago/status/1146752290457620482&quot;&gt;simulation&lt;/a&gt; of America's future?" created="Thu, 04 Jul 2019 15:12:18 GMT" type="outline" urltweet="https://twitter.com/ABC7Chicago/status/1146752290457620482"/>
<outline text="&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2019/07/03.html#a205430&quot;&gt;Speaking&lt;/a&gt; of &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/marwilliamson/status/1146804696889417736&quot;&gt;Mariannes&lt;/a&gt;. &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2019/07/03.html#a205430&quot;&gt;Unbelievable&lt;/a&gt;. They are everywhere. " created="Thu, 04 Jul 2019 15:39:50 GMT" type="outline" urltweet="https://twitter.com/marwilliamson/status/1146804696889417736"/>
<outline text="I have another idea for how to bootstrap the impeachment as mere citizens, now. If you're registered as a Democrat, change your registration to independent. That would surely get Nancy Pelosi to pay attention. I bet as soon as it became a thing, even just a few thousand switches, she'd tell Nadler to start the hearings and declare her intent to have a vote on impeachment. It's time to make the Dems feel the risks Trump is taking on behalf of all of us." created="Thu, 04 Jul 2019 15:54:24 GMT" type="outline"/>
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<outline text="July 3" created="Wed, 03 Jul 2019 15:50:40 GMT" name="03">
<outline text="There was a time when every woman I met was named Kim. It's happening again, only this time they're all named Maryanne or Marianne or Maryann. There have been four so far. Just got an email from a person working on a project that I'm also working on. Of course, her name is Marianne. My dear departed &lt;a href=&quot;http://crimson1.scripting.com/kenKiesler&quot;&gt;uncle&lt;/a&gt; used to say he was a member of the &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2007/01/02.html#brockmansQuestion&quot;&gt;Church of Non-functional Probabilities&lt;/a&gt;. Things would happen to him that could not be predicted by any legit &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Probability_distribution&quot;&gt;probability distribution&lt;/a&gt;. This is an example of a message from god. I was doubting His or Her existence. I don't doubt it now. And further I think my dear uncle in heaven is having a good laugh at his still-living nephew. If you can read this, Ken, I miss you! :boom:" created="Wed, 03 Jul 2019 20:54:30 GMT" type="outline" image="http://scripting.com/images/2019/07/03/kentBrockman.png"/>
<outline text="An idea for a Netflix-style scifi, tragicomedy, about a race of aliens that are actually bacteria that fly between solar systems in alien spacecraft landing on inhabited planets and reducing the dominant species to slaves. They are transmitted from human to human via farts. Most humans die when infected, some survive, to be controlled by the alien life form, and to infect others of course. But a very tiny minority resist both dying and being controlled, but they &lt;i&gt;can&lt;/i&gt; transmit the infection, and they must race to develop an antidote or else humanity is doomed. Hilarity ensues when people develop ways to be insulated from each other's farts, or when it's impossible, killing infected humans before they can transmit the disease. Rumors fly that certain races and religions are especially virulent transmitters. Time is running short when Season 1 ends. " created="Wed, 03 Jul 2019 15:50:41 GMT" type="outline" image="http://static.scripting.com/larryKing/images/2014/05/25/goodHumor.gif"/>
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<outline text="July 2" created="Tue, 02 Jul 2019 14:58:05 GMT" name="02">
<outline text="The Knicks must stop playing tricks, no more flailing, or developing only young talent, just play the game to win. Try to get better. The league has been set up now so that tanking doesn't work. The odds on getting a #1 pick are not good and the free agents don't want to play for a team that tanked. Furthermore, the Knicks should stop doing what other teams did to get rebooted (Philadelphia and Boston are two examples, now the Nets are another). Just play and deal, and (try to) win. " created="Tue, 02 Jul 2019 20:17:30 GMT" type="outline" image="http://scripting.com/images/2019/07/02/knicks.png"/>
<outline text="Privilege is a hierarchy" created="Tue, 02 Jul 2019 14:58:06 GMT" type="outline" description="I chose to do something hard, that I loved, that represented my aspiration not just for myself but for you, and everyone else.">
<outline text="&lt;i&gt;This originated as a &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/davewiner/status/1146061518699581441&quot;&gt;thread&lt;/a&gt; on Twitter. &lt;/i&gt;" created="Tue, 02 Jul 2019 14:58:12 GMT" urltweet="https://twitter.com/davewiner/status/1146061518699581441" image="http://scripting.com/images/2017/06/20/orange.png"/>
<outline text="At the journalism &lt;a href=&quot;https://isoj.org/symposia/2019/&quot;&gt;conference&lt;/a&gt; I keynoted in &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2019/04/14.html&quot;&gt;April&lt;/a&gt;, with @rmack as my partner, I was criticized for being &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2019/04/18.html#a211113&quot;&gt;privileged&lt;/a&gt;. Only now, months later am I formulating the proper response. I'm going to try to outline it here. " created="Tue, 02 Jul 2019 14:59:22 GMT"/>
<outline text="Okay, I'm privileged. But so are you. Even if you're a woman or a person of color. There is a hierarchy of privilege. Maybe your parents were born in this country, so you have deep roots and a large loving family. That's a kind of privilege." created="Tue, 02 Jul 2019 14:59:30 GMT"/>
<outline text="Maybe your parents had wonderful childhoods, cared for by loving parents who always wanted the best for them. Or maybe you were raised by parents who were horribly abused, not just by their family but by the world. You can't necessarily see that in a person's age, gender, or race. " created="Tue, 02 Jul 2019 14:59:39 GMT"/>
<outline text="But I chose to do something hard, that I loved, that represented my aspiration not just for myself but for you, and everyone else. But when you listened, to the extent that you did, all you felt was bitterness, so deeply you had to speak." created="Tue, 02 Jul 2019 14:59:51 GMT"/>
<outline text="What should I have done differently? And assuming you are correct and that my privilege oppressed someone else (hard to see how) I'm now getting my comeuppance, not from you. Basically my work offended so many people that getting asked to tell my story is the rarest thing." created="Tue, 02 Jul 2019 14:59:59 GMT"/>
<outline text="And even so, I couldn't tell my pretty relevant story given that innovation is so needed in journalism, without being attacked. I didn't feel that particular fear before speaking, but if I ever do it again, I will." created="Tue, 02 Jul 2019 15:00:07 GMT"/>
<outline text="I wasn't a big fan of Bernie Sanders, but he said something wonderful after the debate last Thursday to the challenge that it was time for older people to step aside and let the young people lead. He said no. These ideas are too important. And that's what I say too." created="Tue, 02 Jul 2019 15:00:16 GMT"/>
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<outline text="July 1" created="Mon, 01 Jul 2019 14:49:23 GMT" name="01">
<outline text="The monthly ritual. OPML of &lt;a href=&quot;https://github.com/scripting/Scripting-News/blob/master/blog/opml/2019/06.opml&quot;&gt;June writing&lt;/a&gt; saved to GitHub. " created="Mon, 01 Jul 2019 15:33:12 GMT" type="outline"/>
<outline text="&lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casey_Stengel&quot;&gt;Casey Stengel&lt;/a&gt; is credited with asking about the lovably &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1962_New_York_Mets_season&quot;&gt;awful&lt;/a&gt; 1962 Mets: &quot;Can't anybody here play this game?&quot; He might have been talking about the management of the 2019 Knicks. They have lots of &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.spotrac.com/nba/cap/&quot;&gt;cap space&lt;/a&gt;, the profits from giving up on Kristaps Porzingas, which was sad (and it turns out delusional), but it's also power, even if they didn't get KD or Kawhi -- and &lt;i&gt;of course&lt;/i&gt; they're &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/TommyBeer/status/1145705086871625733&quot;&gt;pissing&lt;/a&gt; it away. We need this team to be sold. Please anyone, my friend's cat even, could run this team better. " created="Mon, 01 Jul 2019 14:49:24 GMT" type="outline" image="http://scripting.com/images/2019/07/01/stengel.png"/>
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