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Future-safe archives

I love this by Dave Winer I’ve been writing about future-safe archives for many years, a way to put down $10K or so, and guarantee best efforts to keep my web presence going long after my death. But I expected it would be implemented by a long-lived university with the help of an insurance company, …

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Badge for Google I/O developer conference

For real this time, I think I’m giving up Twitter in favor of blogging and micro-blogging. Ok, so here’s my first (again) micro-blog post in my notepad. I signed up for the Google I/O developer conference on May 10, 2023 — and I got this virtual badge.

Google finally eliminates email subscriptions from Feedburner

Today Google sent me a reminder email that they will be eliminating email subscriptions from Feedburner. Once upon a time I used Feedburner to send email newsletters from spudart.org. This was before Google owned Feedburner. Feedburner started in 2004. Google bought them in 2007. I must have started using Feedburner sometime between those years. Google …

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Ad blockers

I installed an ad blocker to block the tracking scripts on baseball-reference.com. Every time I visit that site, my computer’s fans would spin up crazy. I really don’t mind seeing the ads. No video ads. Actually, I don’t even know what ads they were, because I never really noticed them. What I do mind is …

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Being a designer is empowering

One of the things I love about being a designer is being able to simply do things myself. I wanted to try some graph paper. My first thought was go to Amazon to buy a pack. But then I realized, “I could just make my own in Illustrator!” To my exact specs and color.

My first Stack Overflow answer

For years I have been a lurker on Stack Overflow. I often hit up the site for answers. I couldn’t upvote anything, because I never posted anything. (You need some upvotes before you can leave an upvote). The site remained mostly like a book for me. I would read it for answers. But I couldn’t …

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