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2002 Jun 27 floating wreckage:jettisoned cargo
A more or less perfect Weblog - news, organization, elegance, content. Yikes.»
Jul 14 onegoodmove
Dandy lefty blog.»
Jul 23 locust eater
Well-written, smart weblog focusing on U.S. politics from a Christian perspective. The man who writes Locust Eater - John Davis - appears to take the teachings of Jesus as a moral certainty and works out his ideas from there. It's an admirable approach and a pleasure to read.»
Sep 11 anne galloway's purse lip square jaw
This comes highly recommended by a most-favored Ftrain correspondent, who writes of the site: "She strikes me as a person who ingurgitates new ideas and can intellectually feel them out, offering much in return." At first glance, it looks great, with an emphasis on intelligent textiles.»
Oct 2 AlterNet: War on Iraq
Regularly updated weblog on the proposed war with Iraq.»
dive into mark/October 1, 2002
I like this Mark Pilgrim. He links to Ftrain, which makes me feel goofy linking back to him today, (the first rule of Web Site Club is that you don't link back to people who link to you) but he asked his readers with sites to link to him on the anniversary of his receiving a royal screwing by an employer because Mark published personal content on the web, and I'm glad to do so. I'm glad he put things together after getting a raw deal from his employer: Mark seems like a real good skate, someone with a lot of ideas who keeps his focus on his interests, shares content and code, and, even though my logs show me he can drive a lot of traffic - and thus has many hundreds or thousands of readers - he's avoided becoming another webceleb-pundit. He speaks his mind, not from on high, for which the reader is always grateful.»
2003 Jan 4 evacuate & flush
Always nice to see what's up at the Evacuate & Flush weblog.»
Jan 29 THEMATICS WEBLOG
"An informal 'Weblog' on: WEB FILTERING BY CONTEXT AND CONCEPT." Yikes. Intense, a little hard to parse. Seems to be arguing for Semantic Web concepts from a different angle.»


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Recent Offsite Work: Code and Prose. As a hobby I write. (January 14)

Rotary Dial. (August 21)

10 Timeframes. (June 20)

Facebook and Instagram: When Your Favorite App Sells Out. (April 10)

Why I Am Leaving the People of the Red Valley. (April 7)

Welcome to the Company. (September 21)

“Facebook and the Epiphanator: An End to Endings?”. Forgot to tell you about this. (July 20)

“The Age of Mechanical Reproduction”. An essay for TheMorningNews.org. (July 11)

Woods+. People call me a lot and say: What is this new thing? You're a nerd. Explain it immediately. (July 10)

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Recorded Entertainment #2, by Paul Ford. (May 18)

Recorded Entertainment #1, by Paul Ford. (May 17)

Nanolaw with Daughter. Why privacy mattered. (May 16)

0h30m w/Photoshop, by Paul Ford. It's immediately clear to me now that I'm writing again that I need to come up with some new forms in order to have fun here—so that I can get a rhythm and know what I'm doing. One thing that works for me are time limits; pencils up, pencils down. So: Fridays, write for 30 minutes; edit for 20 minutes max; and go whip up some images if necessary, like the big crappy hand below that's all meaningful and evocative because it's retro and zoomed-in. Post it, and leave it alone. Can I do that every Friday? Yes! Will I? Maybe! But I crave that simple continuity. For today, for absolutely no reason other than that it came unbidden into my brain, the subject will be Photoshop. (Do we have a process? We have a process. It is 11:39 and...) (May 13)

That Shaggy Feeling. Soon, orphans. (May 12)

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Tickler File Forever, by Paul Ford. I'll have no one to blame but future me. (May 10)

Time's Inverted Index, by Paul Ford. (1) When robots write history we can get in trouble with our past selves. (2) Search-generated, "false" chrestomathies and the historical fallacy. (May 9)

Bantha Tracks. (May 5)

The Moral Superiority of the Streetcar. (1) Long-form journalism fixes everything. (2) The moral superiority of the streetcar. (3) I like big bus and I cannot lie. (May 4)

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