Shooting fog is a study and takes a lot of patience, preparation, and knowledge of the area to catch it as it is very elusive
These are some stunning non-photoshopped pictures.
In line with the last update on Blot experiment, setting up webmentions. I think I will go with something simple to begin with.
★ Liked “The Bullshit Web“
An honest web is one in which the overwhelming majority of the code and assets downloaded to a user’s computer are used in a page’s visual presentation, with nearly all the remainder used to define the semantic structure and associated metadata on the page.
★ Liked “Doing Nothing“
Push your mind out of a rut.
This is important. I need to do this more often.
★ Liked “Dave Winer on the decrentralized web“
I think the “decentralized web” can’t be anything other than the web itself.
It’s all about courting our love of sensation; nobody is really getting hurt.
The story of the internet has always been the same story: disaffected young men thinking their boorish and cruel behavior was justified or permissible.
And it was always wrong.
“Making real progress in AI requires a public discourse that is sober and informed,” Lipton says. “Right now, the discourse is so completely unhinged it’s impossible to tell what’s important and what’s not.”
Every wardrobe has that one shirt that uncovers itself after many days, from beneath the pile of new, blot-less clothes and mirrors back the reality to you. The reality that you have been ignoring the most important possession of yours, your health. It just won’t fit anymore.
You reminisce when this was part of your go-to attire. When nothing else looked good on you, nothing else suited you, fitted you, this one shirt always did. And now it doesn’t. As if it never was yours.
It hasn’t changed much. You, on the other hand, have.
So now the choice is yours. You either accept the signal, get back into shape. Or ignore it, pay for the consequences later.
I think it is the same with life. And those forgotten habits, those expressions that had made you look good. That had suited you, defined you.
And that one event that makes you realise you have changed enough that they don’t suit you now.
That’s when you choose.
★ Liked “Juul & its House of Smoke & Horrors” by Om Malik
“And is it an ethical business?,” asks Crunchbase. “We can’t answer the latter question here as we’re not equipped for it.” Yes, you are!
All you have to do is long-press the tab button when looking at any Safari page […]
Just long press. Everywhere.
Every story is not a book.
“We need to build a user experience that conveys honesty and respect, not one optimized to get people to click yes to giving us more access,” Stamos wrote. “We need to intentionally not collect data where possible, and to keep it only as long as we are using it to serve people.”
“We need to listen to people (including internally) when they tell us a feature is creepy or point out a negative impact we are having in the world,” the note continued. “We need to deprioritize short-term growth and revenue and to explain to Wall Street why that is ok. We need to be willing to pick sides when there are clear moral or humanitarian issues. And we need to be open, honest and transparent about our challenges and what we are doing to fix them.”
What needs to be done has always been clear. Anyway I think it is good that it is on paper (again). Wish someone worked on it too.
I hate podcasts, because the medium is demanding. It demands so much time from me, demands focused attention to follow along. I wish I didn’t find them so damn useful to keep giving in to the medium’s demands.
But to do so, I have to alter my regular habits to accommodate podcasts in the daily routine. Time that was consumed by music for majority part of my life is taken over by podcasts now. If I have even a minute free, earphones are plugged and I continue what I was listening to. There are times when I question whether the medium actually deserves so much of attention from me.
So every now and then I look and relook at my subscribed podcasts list to decide which podcasts earn their place. I relook at my habits to see what I can change to make this manageable.
I find it fascinating that Bill Gates does not have a feed with full contents of his notes. I wish he was more open now, at least with his notes.
This week’s episode of Twit was really fun. Lively debates on varied topic, with logical point of views from smart people. It’s rare that a tech podcast does not regurgitate perspectives on same superficial tech updates.
★ Liked “How to improve Twitter in 2018” by Dave Winer
Make a commitment to developers and make it irreversible. What exactly this means is subject to negotiation. But no one company can do what a medium does. As great a company as Twitter might be, its not something companies were meant to do, imho.
★ Liked “Fascism These Days” by Brent Simmons
What if agents in the Secret Service or FBI begin quietly talking to bloggers or tweeters who express an anti-Trump point of view? No law needed. No take-down notice. It’s just agents doing their jobs.
Would you keep blogging after having a quiet meeting with a couple armed men who — politely and calmly — explain that they’re just checking to make sure you’re not a threat to national security?
Would you even tell anyone about the meeting?
I find the timeline here on Micro.blog gets overwhelming at times - it’s usually full of conversations that I just can’t make complete sense of without the context. It’s in dire need of some additional views. @manton Pls don’t take the feedback in a wrong way.
Sometimes, though, it does feel as though the algorithm is channeling uncanny spiritual energies—or even cracking a joke. After all, Google Translate interprets “w hy ar e th e tran stla tions so wei rd” in Somali, for instance, as “It is a great way to make it so much better.”
AI army is getting ready, humouring us up is the first step in their plan.