Items for May 2023

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

The IP Era’s Venture Capital Philosophy Has Poisoned Movies

Tags: movies, business

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

Tags: web, design

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