Scripting News: Indieweb and RSS.
IndieWeb: feed page.
NBA Rumors: Rockets Eye Sign-And-Trade For Knicks Carmelo Anthony? Jeremy Lin Back To New York?
The author speculates that the Knicks are bringing on Phil Jackson to help persuade Melo to stay, but my guess is that it's the other way around. Bringing Jackson on is a way to give the fans hope for the future, a future without Melo.
The Surprising Law of Upskirting.
About compilers compling themselves.
Kottke is 16 years old today. One of the great blogging champions.
I wrote this on Quora, a while back: We expect too much of geeks.
Joey deVilla: Toronto-to-Tampa Road Trip, Day 1.
FP: For Illegal Migrants, Southeast Asia is the Means, not the End.
RIAA Wants Google to End Piracy "Whack-A-Mole".
Fast Company: Need A Little Serenity In The Workplace? Try These 7 Simple Steps.
Ron Chester reviewed the archive from Sept 2001.
Pando: Buzzfeed, Twitter, and how embedded tweets might have broken journalistic ethics.
Nicolas Gallagher: Custom CSS preprocessing.
New Yorker: 'True Detective' and the Art of the Television Finale.
U.S. Investigators Suspect Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane Flew On for Hours.
NYT: Anger Can Set Off a Heart Attack.
Scripting News: It's okay to ignore the commercial motive.
Knicks fans ready for Phil Jackson to “come home.”
Ted Cruz: Pro-Choicers Chant 'Hail, Satan' To Silence Opponents.
This Is What Happens When You Put Dogs In A Photo Booth.
Maybe it's time to start publishing on Scripting News in a stream?
Scripting News: Time waits for no one.
Scripting News: Caught betw Twitter & Google Reader.
Jeremy Lin demands more minutes.
Neighbors stop a new Starbucks opening in Berkeley.
LA Times: After 30 years on Louisiana death row, inmate exonerated of murder.
Glad I asked why Elisa Camahort isn't posting on her blog.
Carmelo Anthony: Knicks say Phil Jackson is “coming on board”
NYT open source project called StreamTools.
Wow Celtics tickets are cheap relative to NYC tickets.
The cast of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying celebrates the approaching completion of the new design of Scripting News.
Heroku: 10 Habits of a Happy Node Hacker.
Fast Company: The Infinite Lives Of BitTorrent.
Radiolab: This is Your Brain On Love. #oxytocin
Chrome can emulate mobile devices for debugging! Nice.
Now when you click the + icon in this outline, you will create a calendar structure of nodes of type idea. Each one of these items appears in your RSS feed because it has an isFeedItem attribute, which is put there when you hit the + icon.
However these nodes are treated differently when we create the RSS guid for it. We don't generate a path to the node, we generate a path to the headline 2 levels in from the summit that contains it, a node that represents a day in the calendar. Then we add a #name value at the end of the URL to construct a guid which is both a permalink and unique. The guid is based on the created att on the headline, so unless you create two headlines in the same second, each will have a unique address. So be careful when creating these items not to create a bunch of them by wailing on the + icon. Do it more slowly.
If you have it set so that new items are comments, that will be respected as before, so until you uncomment the node it won't appear in the feed. This option is set in the Insert tab in the global settings dialog.
Scripting News: Conferences for thinkers.
Scripting News: Opacity in CSS background images.
Often enough when someone makes a request that I change the way something works I'll say no way, it's too much work, I like it the way it is. Then the next day I do it. Sleeping on it makes the idea seem more reasonable, it seems.
This appears to be the live page for the Snowden talk at SXSW.
I stopped watching True Detective after episode 4. It got really boring for me. Nothing was happening. I loved the first episodes, because they were so different from any TV I had seen. But either they got too violent for my liking, or I stopped being interested in the characters. A show has to strike a balance. I don't get off on gore and blood just for the shock value. Uck.
When I start in the morning, I have a cup of coffee and I sit down and fix a few bugs, document a few things, tie off some loose-ends from my last programming session. Then I add a new headline at the top, entitled Morning coffee notes, press Cmd-] to demote, and marvel at how easy it was to put all the details of the beginning of a day neatly under a single headline.
The generalizations are made by the young who have no idea what's ahead of them. The only way you stay sane is to think that it truly is unknowable. But as you get older you learn that there's so much we all do -- exactly the same as everyone else, it's really depressing, but there's no way to avoid it.
We now have background images working. If you put a backgroundImage att on the day headline, with its value as the URL of an image, it will show that image as the background for the day, with an opacity of 30 percent. Not sure this is the right value, also not sure how to let the user set the opacity. For example, the March 4 background image is a great Linsanity picture of Melo and Lin, the two Knicks who loved each other, with Coach D'Antoni in the background, scowling.
Scripting News: Change coming in RSS feed. #head-up
The Amtrak reservations site has been down all day.
Nothing is as tasty as a Papaya Dog.
Quartz: How Stolen Passports Were Used to Board Flight MH370.
Dan Gillmor: Learning about, and deploying IndieWeb tools.
My noteblog now looks good on my iPhone. Happy.
Screen shot of editing environment for this blog.
You're in a Starbuck's and buy a coffee for $2.37. You give the guy a $20 bill. He gives you back bills and change. Quickly, did he cheat you? You have to do the math in your head. Which method do you use? (This blogger believes you'll use Common Core whether you know it's called that or not, and he's right, you will.)
Here's the deal on Newsweek. They didn't have enough info to report as fact that this guy is the Satoshi who invented BitCoin. So their piece was wrong. Had they said "We have a theory that this is the Satoshi who invented BitCoin, they'd have been on solid ground.
I think of the whole thing as a "noteblog" and even reserved noteblog.org if the idea catches on and other people want to keep public notes in this fashion.
Now Google Reader is gone, and Twitter doesn't look like the future anymore. Most of my ideas don't fit into 140 chars, and although I tried writing two sentence blog posts, I was starting to post some of them on Facebook, which is not a good place for stuff that's meant to persist. The rest I would just lose. That's not cool!
Hey I used the new call-to-tumblr feature, they say it's from the 90s but I don't get it. I wanted this feature in the 90s, but we didn't have it.
Melo should go to Miami or Chicago, the Clippers or maybe even Boston. How about Golden State, what a combo that would be. A team with some hot young talent and a major elite point guard. Or even better an ego like Noah or LeBron.
Bring back exciting basketball to New York. For crying out loud keep Hardaway and Shumpert. We need some young promising dudes who are cheap to root for. Let's hold on to some of these guys. And keep Chandler and Stat too. What the fuck they are Knicks.
The Knicks need some kind of shake-up. Having Phil Jackson come back in an executive role could be just the thing.
This is a prototype of the next version of Scripting News.
It's also going to be a built-in capability for Fargo.
Yet another: My templates are open source.
New domain: noteblog.org.
Phil Jackson front-office position with Knicks?
Screen shot of my 1999 browser-based editing system. This was for-real. Not just a mockup.
I like to start a new blog post when I start working on a new version of Fargo. As I make changes, I note them in the sub-outline. When the new version is released, I do a light edit, uncomment the post, and it's published. Nice workflow. Took years to get here. Actually decades.
Trying to show a friend how to write a blog post.
New post: Snowden, Banksy, Satoshi Nakamoto.
NYT: Newsweek Says It Has Unmasked Bitcoin Founder, Stirring Ire.
LA Times: Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto denies founding Bitcoin.
Prototype for a divided page, for lack of a better name.
Anyone with a scientific background can be part of a development team. I'm seeing that with Andy DeSoto, who is a memory researcher. And I remember what it was like working with Andre Radke who was, at the time, a physics student. Those skills are totally applicable to developing software.
The trail followed by Newsweek led to a 64-year-old Japanese-American man whose name really is Satoshi Nakamoto.
He's got two degrees in beebop, a PhD in swing, he's a master of rhythm, he's the rock and roll king.
New post: Recalculating graphics.
Tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Hey Biz, great to hear from you!
Knicks fans will protest at the Garden on March 19. It's definitely time for new ownership.
I had a chance to see Little Feat in 77 and passed on it. I was in Madison and didn't feel like schlepping down to Chicago. And then of course Lowell George died. Learned an important lesson then, when you get a chance to see Little Feat live, you should go.
How Hollywood treats aging actresses.
Divers Find 65-Foot Crack In Columbia River Dam.
In 2006 this guy was the brains behind Microsoft, according to Fortune.
Blog post: Why blogging is an amateur thing.
Quartz on Silicon Valley's war with Wall Street.
Interesting NY Daily News piece on Melo moving to Chicago.
The Atlantic asks why people think the Oscar ceremony sucks. Because most of the awards don't mean anything to most viewers. We understand the following categories: Best picture, best actress, actor, supporting actor and actress. And that's it. So if the Oscars are going to be more fun, you need more awards for people who are on-screen or at least whose voice is in the movie. How about best voice in an animated movie? Best comedic performance for both genders.
So Jared Leto is a transgender mammy. Makes sense. And in a few years we'll look back at Her that way too. How about casting a real operating system? Scarlett Johansson is human. At least cast an OS actor.
David Denby observes that 2013 was a great year for movies, something that wasn't reflected in the Oscar ceremony.
Here's a perfect mini-post. A quick comment on one of my posts, a quote, and a promise to write more later.
The Knicks should thank Carmelo Anthony for all the fun, and wish him luck, and let him go. It can't work. There's no way the team can add more talent to balance out his talent in time to make a difference for him. His time is now. He should try to get on the Bulls or Heat, or maybe even the Rockets (I like that one). And the Knicks should sign a few promising mid-range free agents, using the cap space freed up by Melo's departure.
The NYT has a public editor, and she's doing a great job. I think they'll eventually need to have a technological counterpart, to provide an outside/inside perspective on how the Times is using technology, since it's so central to what they do.
The first thing I'm aiming to do with this is to create a linkblog and note-taking environment like scripting.com was before 2006. Here's an example of a month of posts, for July 2006.