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what speech-adjacent stuff is a necessary part of freedom of speech?

First, a disclaimer: I work somewhere that is relevant to this topic1 so I want to be extra clear that I am only communicating my personal views. …


dior's ss 2021 collection is tarot inspired

My god. Maria Grazia Chiuri really came in here and said “we are going to destroy Dolce & Gabbana at their own game. Bottega Veneta? Bottega who?” …


The context: a Canadian woman makes up stuff on the internet trying to damage people she thinks have harmed her and to damage family and associates of those people. She has mental health problems (according to her family and court filings) and has been brought into court over her posting. The stuff …



benedict evans is importantly wrong about publishers and governance

This is not a ‘publisher’, in the sense that a newspaper or radio station are publishers - or if it is, then we’ve stretched the word ‘publisher’ so far as to become meaningless. A human editor chooses ten stories for the front page of a newspaper, and ten stories for the 9 o’clock news, but there…


a syllabus of tech history to go along with halt and catch fire

This is intensely cool and I am slightly sad I do not have the right kinds of friends to do it with. Well, maybe I do? But I don’t feel like I can ask that much time of people. So many episodes! And reading!! …



He made me in his image. He claims that it was only because his perfectly hemispherical skull was a convenient shape for manufacture, but that doesn’t explain the thousands of man-hours developing my skin analogue. …



Isn’t the whole idea behind the technology that it allows people to do more with less so that you just don’t have to throw people at problems? Are Silicon Valley engineers, or those in China’s tech industry, nothing more than glorified bricklayers who instead of getting calluses simply get repetit…


This is a really quality article on the topic. I’ve been playing around with dithering recently (c.f.) and it’s very cool to learn more about the mathy aspect. …


basic html as punk folk

If you invoke “folk punk” or such I become simultaneously interested and embarrassed. Because, well, there’s this… but there’s also this, and I have a generic brand queso dip …




I feel like I can say this because I have a good relationship with my parents even though it’s something we’ve had to work for. Because of that, it’s not me under the microscope here. …



I’ve always liked to see this kind of thing less as a saint brushing people off and more as giving a heads up. Do you suppose there’s a set of people this might help take COVID more seriously? …


It is… good? It is… cool? Oh my god I don’t even have the app but I want the sweater


giving experiences might be good for your relationship even if you don’t do the thing together. COVID complicates this this year, though. [overindividuation is a problem](https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2014-099


making a logo with PlantUML

I don’t know quite why but this strikes me as a hilarious version of a blazon. This then raises questions about whether there are ways to configure PlantUML such that this image might be generated with a dramatically different appearance, and who should specif…


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