I don’t really have a ton to say right now. There is a lot going on in the world, and hopefully you’ve been able to shield yourself from some of it. None of us were made to have this much access to information, misinformation, and disinformation 24/7.
I’m leaving on a camping trip tomorrow where I will likely be without cell service. By choice at least, if not by design.
next week I’ll not have a newsletter, and I may take the additional week after that, but we’ll see.
I hope that everyone reading this takes some time to themselves, today or sometime soon, to just be with themselves and take care of those around them in whatever small way possible.
Starting on page 100, there’s an interesting article on some of the issues with text being treated as the default and how that affects certain forms of hypertext.
I’m struck by the fact that if I write a paper with LaTeX, or make a Web page with Markdown, it’s trivial to add prose, and it’s a monstrous inconvenience to add a figure. The figures are the important part!
I get it, fandoms around creepypasta and the like exist and are fun. But considering this is a very detailed description of a huge tornado going right over my neighborhood, I’ll be very annoyed or dead if this ends up happening on 7 July of this year.
From all of the reporting via Garbage Day over the past year, I’m convinced that Facebook is fundamentally dead inside as a social platform beyond the menial tasks of birthday reminders and event invites to click “Maybe” on.