Now that ReMarkable has gone subscription, it's time to look at other e-ink notepads. Any input? I want good responsiveness, a backlight, and no BS.

Boox Nova Air is an early frontrunner but I've heard concerns about them violating open-source licensing.

Any input from the e-ink set? Boosts welcome.

@bookandswordblog FYI, just in case you're unaware: Guy Windsor just released an online I.33 course, soon to be enhanced with a master class from Roland Warzecha. swordschool.teachable.com/p/me

food 

Monkfish has a mild taste and tender texture, but it's also a garbage fish that would never have made it to market if we hadn't systematically overfished everything better.

Anyway, monkfish gumbo for dinner tonight, kids!

Apparently the new audacity owners are adding telemetry to it :/ This is....concerning. Especially because that PR discussion has _zero_ opposition to the feature being added

github.com/audacity/audacity/p

@sydneyfalk I'm a big proponent of Occam's Kitchen Razor: "Logic boards should not be multiplied without necessity."

me, joking: it's the future. why doesn't every object have am antenna poking out on top

me, seriously: why do we have to create the grand internet of every fucking object out of perfectly good appliances, drink containers, and lotion bottles ffs

parent: get out, it's time to go
kid: but i am out

Two of the most astute IP scholars I know also happen to be two of the best legal writers I know, and also happen to work at one of the worst IP abusers in the country: Jennifer Jenkins and James Boyle, of Duke University, the nation's leading academic trademark abuser.

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Scholarly publishing; Elsevier; not directly rated to Elsevier being evil 

Apparently over 400 works have cited a nonexistent paper... that Elsevier provides as an example reference in its author's guide / paper template.

harzing.com/publications/white

controversial technology opinion 

I seem to be in the minority here but a web page should be able to load its content without needing JavaScript. If your page only loads an empty wireframe without JavaScript, you’ve failed at the web. Bare minimum, load the fucking content. If it’s being pulled dynamically, do that server side and then generate a damn page.

The unreasonable effectiveness of simple HTML

I've told this story at conferences - but due to the general situation I thought I'd retell it here.

A few years ago I was doing policy research in a housing benefits office in London. They are singularly unlovely places. The walls are brightened up with posters offering helpful services for people fleeing domestic violen

shkspr.mobi/blog/2021/01/the-u

#/etc/ #html5 #web #weeknotes #work

Protip: if you style yourself to be a web "expert" ("maven", "guru", "ninja", etc), but still make your website so JS-heavy that it's basically unusable, you should reconsider your life choices.

No, JS-based parallax effect is not "cool" if it makes scrolling a slideshow on a rather beefy 2-year-old laptop.

Go to your room and think about what you did.

Anarchism, information literacy 

"...[V]alue may also be leveraged by individuals and organizations to effect change and for civic, economic, social, or personal gains.... [T]he individual is responsible for making deliberate and informed choices about when to comply with and when to contest current legal and socioeconomic practices..."

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Anarchism, information literacy 

"Instead of seeking discrete answers to complex problems, experts understand that a given issue may be characterized by several competing perspectives as part of an ongoing conversation in which information users and creators come together and negotiate meaning."

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Anarchism, information literacy 

"... Authority is a type of influence recognized or exerted within a community. Experts view authority with an attitude of informed skepticism and an openness to new perspectives, additional voices, and changes in schools of thought."

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