Last month a group of Mozillians got together and sourced a Black History Month media list for White people wanting to educate themselves. https://emmas.site/blog/2020/02/06/mozillians-recommend-books-for-black-history-month
Taking your business cashless tells me that only privileged white people are tollerated there, and you don’t care if your employees never get tips. https://www.npr.org/2020/02/06/803003343/some-businesses-are-going-cashless-but-cities-are-pushing-back
That little kid is Elon, aren’t they? https://xkcd.com/2264/
If you sell a pesticide that damages crops which haven’t been engineered to withstand the pesticide, and which you have to purchase a license to grow, wouldn’t that be extortion? https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2020/02/06/800397488/pesticide-police-overwhelmed-by-dicamba-complaints-ask-epa-for-help
Kevin Roose on the incompatibility of apps with democracy. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/04/technology/election-tech.html
Minneapolis implemented ranked choice voting several years ago, and also began hand tallying ballots because there were no machines or software certified to do the counting and reallocation necessary.
The city began setting expectations early: you will not know the results on election night. Everyone survived, there was no calamity, the results were just as real and valid. Life went on.
It's the expectation of instant results that's the problem.
today's short rabbit hole excursion and reflections on epub.
someone shared https://fraidyc.at/ with me yesterday. it's a browser extension providing a simple way to follow tons of people. like an rss reader but possibly better. i may use it.
that led me to the creator's website https://www.kickscondor.com which is a neocities throwback of beautiful proportions.
there i found a link to https://legiblenews.com/ which scratches that itch i have for a simple feed of the world's news on a daily basis without being basically clickbait to encourage me to buy a subscription to a certain NYC-based venerable institution.
there i also found https://www.kickscondor.com/hrefhunt/ which led to https://zainamro.com/, a magical website of raw html that makes me want to build little sites that do very little and see how far i can stretch basic markup. anyone remember the 10k challenge? http://a-k-apart.com/
and that all kind of leads me back to thinking about epubs, which are literally zipped webpages with a few special files (.toc for the table of contents, etc) and how simple is better when putting those together. if you want pixel-perfect replicas of your print book, make pdfs. otherwise, embrace the medium, understand that folks need to resize their fonts, keep things neat and tidy, and make sure you test the files on multiple platforms for goodness sake.
When one just realizes @LilyVers’s display name is a twist on the title of a New Pornographers song.
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