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WareLogging: github.com/limetext/lime (Sublime Text clone, may be worth keeping an eye on)
Decoding the Summer of Snowden (CATO, but looks worth a read)
Pervasive Monitoring is an Attack
Learning How to Die in the Anthropocene
achewood: I believe the individual is unfairly corralled into segmented maturity.
wp: Dagger (typography)
WareLogging, Debian: how to create a metapackage to install other packages
Ask Polly: How Do I Find True Love And Stop Dating Half-Assed Men? - I ain't exactly the target demographic, but there's something in this that is strikingly true.
Mike Finn's KGNU show archive
@Pinboard's talk on Thoreau
An index to Groff Conklin's anthologies
Why Look Here? The Jerk Is In Your Hands.:
As you can see from the list, every stance except the last calls for, at the very least, the polite option: honoring the subject’s human wishes and human feelings at no or minimal cost to oneself. The last option is me being rude. That’s the issue here. Not: will someone else impose their “political correctness” on me? but: do I want to be kind of a jerk? Don’t be jerks, people!
Persuading David Simon:
The security state operates as a ratchet. Once you click in a new level of surveillance or intrusiveness, it becomes the new baseline. What was unthinkable yesterday becomes permissible in exceptional cases today, and routine tomorrow. The people who run the American security apparatus are in the overwhelming majority diligent people with a deep concern for civil liberties. But their job is to find creative ways to collect information. And they work within an institution that, because of its secrecy, is fundamentally inimical to democracy and to a free society.
I can't believe that David Simon, of all people, doesn't see the danger inherent in a permanent domestic surveillance program. I doubt that he would support a government initiative for all Americans to wear tracking devices in the name of fighting terrorism. Yet the NSA data collection program, whose output is functionally identical, seems not to trip the same alarm bells with him.
wp: Jamais vu
gitk filename gives the gitk GUI for commits to a single file
EFF timeline of NSA spying
SE Linux's Toxic Mistake:
When people say 'this security tool is too hard to use, gets in my way, and isn't giving me any real benefits', telling them 'it's great if you only spend more time learning how to deal with it' is doubling down on your problems. If you then compound things by telling people that they are just stupid and lazy, don't be surprised if they immediately tune you out because you're acting like a zealot (you may or may not be one, it doesn't matter to people).
God damn it, Google.
Wealth, risk, and stuff
No to NoUI:
In other words, as both users and designers of interface technology, we are disenfranchised by the concepts of invisibility and disappearance.
Aaron Swartz Was Right
WareLogging: brennen on Pinboard - just playing around with this, for the moment.
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last edited December 1, 2013