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Biomedical and Electrical Engineer with interests in information theory, evolution, genetics, abstract mathematics, microbiology, big history, Indieweb, and the entertainment industry including: finance, distribution, representation

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After some warm-hearted arm-twisting by the incomparable @VeriousSmith, I've submitted a talk about and to @WordCampRS '19.
Talk or not, I look forward to seeing everyone Nov 8-10.
https://2019.riverside.wordcamp.org/

 

Could I volunteer some web development time/energy to help any interested @RadioRookies journalists build their own websites/platforms for empowering/owning their voices, stories, and reporting portfolios? https://indieweb.org/Indieweb_for_Journalism

 

This is one of the best end funniest uses I've seen yet for having a domain of one's own!

https://mickens.seas.harvard.edu/tenure-announcement

 

Against the Rules: Referees, Journalism, and Politics

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If correct, the hypothesis by Michael Lewis in Against the Rules could have some profound implications into how we view politics and particularly the current President of the United States and why we need accurate, fair, and objective journalism. Trump's fame is making him cry foul more than is necessary, particularly amidst accusations of wrongdoing. In the episode Ref, You Suck! one can see a clear analogy between the NBA and the current political hellscape.

"...he [referring to Larry Byrd, but this could easily be applied to Donald J. Trump] played with certain assumptions about the rules and how they applied to him..."
"The NBA has set out to ref the game more objectively, more accurately, more fairly. This has enraged the stars and their coaches. You want to know why? The more objectivity there is, the less power they have. Objective refs eliminate some of their privilege. The stars can't get the calls anymore just because they're stars, or anyway, not as often. Lebron James and Kevin Durant and Stef Curry and Clay Thompson, they'll all survive better refs because they're actually just better than everyone else, they don't need unfairness to win. [...]
I think American life just now has at least one thing in common with basketball. The authority of its referees is under attack. And when you have a weak referee you have a big problem. Because a weak referee is a referee who can be bought or intimidated or just simply ignored. A situation goes from being more or less well referred to more or less not. Then one day you wake up in a world that seems not just unfair but actually sort of rigged. That is, it is incapable of becoming fair because the people who benefit from the unfairness have the power to preserve it. Boom!"

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"Think of it as a rule of thumb:
'Find a happy referee and you've found a problem.'"
—Michael Lewis in The Hand of Leonardo
https://atrpodcast.com/episodes/the-hand-of-leonardo-s1!7616f

 
 

I could see instructional designers and fans using something like @ProPublica's new Collaborate platform to make digital artifacts similar to that in Donaldson's @HybridPed article https://hybridpedagogy.org/travelling-in-troy/
https://www.propublica.org/nerds/making-collaborative-data-projects-easier-our-new-tool-collaborate-is-here

 

I'm glad @onthemedia brought back their American Expansion episodes w/ @DImmerwahr & @GregGrandin. They've correctly chosen some of their very best to rerun. They're particularly interesting after finishing @WoodardColin's book American Nation. https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/otm/projects/american-expansion

 

This is the sort of story with which @onthemedia might do something interesting: https://www.thecut.com/2017/06/brooklyn-artist-alexandra-ball-racial-bias-new-york-times.html

 
 

60 Free Film Noir Movies!?! This seems like the kind of thing that will blow @Storiad's entire month...
http://www.openculture.com/free_film_noir_movies

 

The acquisition of GitHub reminds me about how versatile it can be for a variety of use cases. I hope Microsoft continues iterating on it to expand its usability to reach an even larger audience.

https://boffosocko.com/2014/09/17/revision-control

 

Virtual Homebrew Website Club Meetup is about to start on Google Hangouts: https://boffosocko.com/2018/05/16/virtual-homebrew-website-club-meetup-on-may-30-2018

 

Quick reminder that there's a Virtual Homebrew Website Club Meetup tonight. It's likely to have a very and slant given the current RSVPs.
https://boffosocko.com/2018/05/16/virtual-homebrew-website-club-meetup-on-may-30-2018

 

I can only see this and think about and
https://twitter.com/darenw/status/994289524187398144