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Some blogging myths

Tags: internet, culture

National Identity, Regional Identity, and Actual Identity

On how you can feel like a foreigner in your own country

Tags: culture, politics

Puritanism took over online fandom — and then came for the rest of the internet

Tags: internet, sexuality, culture

Write What You Want to Know: Building Cultures of Curiosity in Lit

Tags: books, politics, social media

On cats

Tags: middle ages, animals

Early Computer Art In The 50’s & 60’s

Fascinating, and highly relevant these days as it happens.

Tags: computers, art

Building the Micro Mirror Free Software CDN

Tags: cool, internet, computers

New Cars Really Are Just for Rich People Now

Even people with good jobs can't afford to buy new anymore.

Tags: cars, finance

Stop Using Hamburger Menus

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To grow an open source project, give up control

Tags: programming, ethics

May the financial fracasos be with us

Financial news can easily feel gamified, a matter of stats without deeper context, but some recent bank crashes and market trends are worth noting, for what they reveal about our precarious world.

Tags: finance, disaster

Pornhub Blocks All of Utah From Its Site

People in Utah who visit Pornhub will now be greeted by adult performer Cherie DeVille asking them to tell their representatives to change their age verification law.

Tags: internet, sexuality, law

The Imgur Apocalypse Is Going to Break Large Parts of the Internet

It’s not just porn that’s getting deleted from Imgur. Millions of images that are embedded elsewhere will also eventually be taken down.

Tags: web, disaster

Demolition of collapsed garage in Lower Manhattan delayed by fears of secondary collapses

Tags: architecture, disaster

Why Silicon Valley is bringing eugenics back

Elon Musk is the most prominent face of the effort to protect tech's privilege

Tags: big tech, racism

Starship Orbital Test Flight Raises Serious Questions

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Maybe There’s a Better Way to Think About Adaptations

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Lit Mags and Money (or the Lack of It)

Some thoughts on genre mags, literary mags, and trying to money on stories

Tags: publishing, finance

A love letter to make

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Why Young People In The Uk Are Returning To Anarchism

Amid brazen abuses of state power and growing inequality, anarchist principles have been creeping back into the mainstream. Jak Hutchcraft talks to some of people the leading the charge.

Tags: uk, youth, politics

Column: We can’t afford another writers’ strike. Not Hollywood, not L.A., not the country

Tags: america, movies, finance

Professional, Professionalism, and Professions...

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My least favorite question in all of tech recruiting

Are you a top, a bottom, or a switcher?

Tags: programming, ethics

Computer Folks Ignore History

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Goodbye Blue Bird.

Tags: social media, art, ethics