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

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@metro_glenn Maybe I should borrow George Carlin's idea: build a circular house without doors and just tell them through the window to "Go around, I'll meet you in the front." πŸͺŸπŸŒ¦οΈπŸ˜

 

Checking to see how status updates on my site do with [markdown](https://www.markdownguide.org/) and <a href="https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTML">HTML links</a> across a number of syndication endpoints.

 

Are you joining us for @AllossoDan's next book club iteration? We're going to be reading Thomas Piketty's newest book A Brief History of Equality. Details for joining can be found here:
https://danallosso.substack.com/p/new-obsidian-piketty-book-club?s=r

 

@natecull@mastodon.social I think you're correct in your optimism. The hiding issue is the massive acceleration of the dividing effect of algorithmic feeds that tend to radicalize people in the middle to the extremes. This is primarily courtesy of and not necessarily human nature. Prior generations' media tended toward the center, now it pushes us to the extremes.

 

Testing out your webmention set up from another site. If this works, then congratulations!

 

Why is it they all show up when I'm trying to cook dinner? Two different sets of guys from different companies just came to the door within five minutes of each other to sell me solar for my roof.

 

@hanbzu If it doesn't exist yet, I'll recommend a product name: Horcrux Security! πŸͺ„πŸ§™πŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ

 

A refback (remember those?!) today reminded me about this post: Non-technical IndieWeb: Fun, Creativity, Community, and β€œContent” https://boffosocko.com/2020/12/20/non-technical-indieweb-fun-creativity-community-and-content/
I should try to add more on and to my IndieWeb Collection https://boffosocko.com/research/indieweb/

 

@elipariser @WoodardColin's book American Nations (2011) does an excellent job of providing a much more nuanced look into how culture has affected the American flavor of democracy. It might also be a model for how to look at fragmented publics within a social media framing.

 

@elipariser @daphne_manuela Following on this, Robin Wall Kimmerer has some excellent material in Braiding Sweetgrass. I'm appreciating Elinor Ostrom's work on the commons. @AnneApplebaum's articles/books & @KateRaworth's Donut Economics all tie into these areas too.

 

@mollyjfarrell Thanks, I'd seen a 1734 date for another printing, but didn't find one for the first and suspected you'd have it. The fact that Franklin published this edition 14 years before The American Instructor underlines its continued value as he was a savvy printer.

 

@mollyjfarrell Excellent story & history! Surely John Tennent's pamphlet had appeared previous to 1734, as there's a copy labeled as the 3rd edition which Benjamin Franklin himself had reprinted that year?
https://archive.org/details/2574010R.nlm.nih.gov/page/n7/mode/2up

 

@tchambers Can you help @brian_wolf out with this?

 
 

I just found the most awesome quote. Sadly I need to photograph it to do it proper justice, my phone just died, and it's stupidly late at night. I'll dream about it and post it tomorrow...