Friends' Posts

A number of my friends have blogs, podcasts, photo feeds and create other content on the web. Instead of a traditional blogroll, I have created a list of links to their content. This list is updated automagically as they post to their blog. None of the content here is mine, nor is it owned by me. It does not necessarily reflect my opinion nor the opinion of my clients, employers, family, friends, or entourage. Share and Enjoy!

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Facebook reminds me that today would be my mom's 87th birthday. Happy birthday mom , where ever you are! I bought a house in the country. You would like it. Trump is still president. He hasn't blown up the world yet. Seeya soon. ❤️ ❤️ Love, your son, David
9 hours 20 minutes ago

On Facebook my friend Scott Knaster, who I've known since early Mac days, wrote a comment about judging things and people. "A few years ago I decided to be really careful about using the word hate when I speak or write. E.g. I don't hate liver, or the Dodgers. It's a little thing, somewhat silly, but I like doing it." This is why it's easy to be friends with Scott. ⭐️ My reply , also on Facebook:
5 days 5 hours ago

This week, John and Stewart are joined by singer, songwriter, producer and composer Jeff Rosenstock. Growing up on Long Island, NY, Jeff has been a purveyor of punk rock’s DIY ethic, founding the donation based record label Quote Unquote records, and with his bands The Arrogant Sons of Bitches and Bomb the Music Industry. Jeff has worked as a producer with artists such as Mikey Erg, Laura
5 days 8 hours ago

Sophie Turner shares her predictions for Sansa Stark’s reign in the North and discusses how she and her character both grew and changed over the course of her time on Game of Thrones People have a lot of divided opinions about the end of Game of Thrones, but one thing almost all of us can […] According to Sophie Turner, Sansa Stark’s reign as Queen in the North is long and happy - Culturess -
5 days 10 hours ago

The breakneck pace of Harlots season 3 continues as a(nother) favorite says goodbye, several secrets are revealed and new alliances form. It’s fairly rare, one would assume, to call a period drama intense. The whole point of these sorts of shows is that even in the midst of high emotion, everyone’s pretty chill.  It’s unlikely […] Harlots season 3 episode 6 review: A tension-filled hour brings
6 days 7 hours ago

True story , Word of Honor: Joseph Heller, an important and funny writer now dead, and I were at a party given by a billionaire on Shelter Island. I said, “Joe, how does it make you feel to know that our host only yesterday may have made more money than your novel Catch-22 has earned in its entire history?” And Joe said, “I’ve got something he can never have.” And I said, “What on earth could that
6 days 7 hours ago

I've been on a private email thread among tech experts discussing how to preserve the Linux Journal site. It's mostly general ideas because none of us has the power to move the domain or the content. The site is still accessible through the original URLs, but there's a big question about whether it will remain there much longer. Here's the background via Doc Searls . There's a consensus that
6 days 11 hours ago

One of the biggest flaws in Avengers: Endgame is its lack of closure for Steve and Bucky, and we really need the guys that made the movie to stop explaining how everything happened offscreen. As most everyone knows, Avengers: Endgame is pretty much the biggest movie in history. It’s broken all kinds of records, and recently […] We deserved to really see Steve and Bucky’s goodbye in Avengers:
1 week ago

Stacey Lee’s The Downstairs Girl tells a compelling story about a Chinese American girl with a secret identity in Reconstruction-era Atlanta. For some reason, there’s not a huge amount of historical fiction happening in the world of YA literature at the moment, but Stacey Lee’s The Downstairs Girl reminds us why there really needs to […] The Downstairs Girl offers a great heroine and a much-needed
1 week ago

I have a friend driving from DC to visit me in the country. Per my request he's got Glympse running on his iPhone so I can track his location as he drives. This yields the usual feature requests and a new one. I should be able to yell something at my friend via Glympse that he hears. It should be like I'm in the passenger seat. I should also be able to play things on his radio. And for $25 I
1 week 2 days ago

AWS is a gift. Somehow one of the big tech companies decided that the PC era was worth continuing, and instead of locking up all the useful stuff inside their corporate wall, they went into business providing those tools to any developer who wants to use them. They aren't the only ones, Digital Ocean is very good too, but AWS does more. Another difference is that Digital Ocean's docs are the best,
1 week 3 days ago

Krypton, SYFY’s little Superman prequel that could, wraps up its rollicking, action-packed second season next week. And it deserves to come back for a third. Here’s why. SYFY’s Superman prequel series Krypton is probably the best sci-fi show you’re not watching. It’s true. A series that is ostensibly the story of Superman’s grandfather maybe doesn’t […] 5 reasons SYFY’s Krypton deserves a third
1 week 3 days ago

I got yesterday's Scripting News looking pretty good in email. Learned a lot. Most of the problems were with how HTML email works these days, not Mailchimp. I needed to factor it out to see that. On the other hand they do some stuff that I can't abide , so this is a necessary exercise. :-) Caveat: I only tested in Gmail running in Chrome on a Mac. I'm sure other browsers on other machines and
1 week 4 days ago

Why are my tomatoes splitting? Call them cracks or splits, they still amount to the same thing: a problem with your summer tomato crop that needs to be solved. Splitting or cracking tomatoes aren’t just ugly. They rot faster, and the cracks invite insects and birds to feast on your produce. I always have problems […] The post Why Are My Tomatoes Splitting? appeared first on Home Garden Joy .
1 week 4 days ago

Terms that must be banned: White nationalist 👉 white supremacist Neo-Nazi 👉 Nazi Racism 👉 genocide By softening the crimes you make them more acceptable. Face facts, there is nothing new about Nazis. Nationalism might be okay, but not a master race. And the racism Trump is promoting is actually genocide. We've now seen that, there is no escaping it.
1 week 4 days ago

This easy, healthy Italian pasta salad recipe bursts with flavor with less sodium and cholesterol than comparable recipes. Recipe Makeover for Heart-Healthy Meals Since the start of this year, I’ve made a considerable effort to plan and cook more heart-healthy meals for our family. At the urging of our family doctor, this means following a […] The post Easy Healthy Italian Pasta Salad Recipe
1 week 4 days ago

Netflix renewed controversial teen drama 13 Reasons Why for a fourth and final season prior to its Season 3 premiere. But did we really need four seasons of this show? In case you somehow missed this news, it’s official: Netflix renewed its controversial teen drama 13 Reasons Why for a fourth and final season. No, we still […] 13 Reasons Why really never needed to exist beyond season 1 - Culturess
1 week 5 days ago

Today comes news that Linux Journal is shutting down. They say they'll be able to keep the archive online for a couple of weeks. Now here's an opportunity to do the wind-down the right way. Linux Journal isn't the ordinary publication that lets the domain registration lapse and stops paying the storage bills for the archive. And then next year it's a porn site or a phishing destination. I'm
1 week 5 days ago

The fallout from Charlotte’s death continues on Harlots, as Margaret seeks justice, the Pincher brothers spiral, and Emily Lacey is stuck in between. Loss affects people in strange ways, and grief can often be of our most powerful motivators. A fact which has never been more true than on this week’s Harlots, in which the […] Harlots season 3 episode 5 review: Death doesn’t discriminate - Culturess
1 week 6 days ago

I have a theory about why we fear death. It's a survival trait. Animals that didn't fear death died. Animals that feared death tended to live. In other words most of us are descended from animals that were scared of dying.
1 week 6 days ago

This is my first year growing ground cherries, and so far, I’ve been pleased with the results. Ground cherries or husk cherries, Physalis pruinosa, offer an easy to grow, unique summertime fruit. I’m growing Aunt Molly’s ground cherry this year and enjoying every bite. Ground Cherries or Husk Cherries, Not Tomatillos in Disguise Growing ground cherries […] The post Growing Ground Cherries appeared
1 week 6 days ago

Expand this headline to see a new slogan every second. You can have more than one. There isn't a limit. As far as I know. 💥
1 week 6 days ago

Posted by Kim and Sage We gave you your nominees, you cast your votes, and the totals have been tallied. Today, we’re very proud to present the winners of our sixth annual television poll! I know I can speak for Kim when I say that watching these races happen is one of the great joys […]
1 week 6 days ago

On October 7, this blog will have existed and been continually updated for 25 years. There were times I took as much as a couple of weeks off, but I usually blogged when I was traveling. I have observations, things I want to write down, basically all the time. I don't see the blog as work, to me it's more like a part of living. It may be hard to remember this, but in the early days net connections
2 weeks ago

The Project Everything Episode: Starting Projects, KansasFest 2019, Pulling Back But Then Pulled Back In, Garage Giveaway, Floppy Disk Images, Applesauce, The Start of Everything, Software Preservation, Apple II's Special Situation, A Silver Chalice, Respect for Volunteers.
2 weeks ago

Ben Thompson tweeted : "The new Twitter for web is hilariously better than the old Twitter. It is amazing the degree to which people hate change." I responded : "There’s a reason. We incorporate the mechanics of software at a subconscious level after repeated use. It’s not amazing that we hate change, it’s rational. Something that used to 'just work' now takes effort to control. Until we
2 weeks ago

Need some help deciding what to read this month? We run down 12 of the most exciting YA books hitting shelves in August. It’s August, and that means summer is officially winding down. It also means that it’s so disgusting outside that the only thing most of us want to do is barricade ourselves inside […] 12 new YA books you should stay indoors and read this August - Culturess - Culturess - Women's
2 weeks 1 day ago

TL;DR -- everyone in tech could benefit from a semester of Computer Science, to help them understand how the products are created. Just like someone in the auto industry should know a bit about how cars work, or in the wine industry how grapes are farmed and turned into wine. I was just telling a story to Kevin Tofel over on Facebook about my first experiences dealing with analysts in the tech
2 weeks 1 day ago

As we gear up for the return of Supergirl, stars Chyler Leigh and Azie Tesfai let us in on what to expect for Alex and Kelly’s relationship in season 5. A lot of things happened in Supergirl season 4, but one of the most surprising was perhaps the sweet, realistic development of a romantic relationship between Alex […] Supergirl: Chyler Leigh and Azie Tesfai preview Alex and Kelly’s relationship
2 weeks 2 days ago

Larry Yudelson , a longtime reader of this blog has a commercial Mailchimp account and offered to let me use it to test nightly emails for the blog. I get one test per day. Reminds me of the punched cards days of mainframes, only worse. Turnaround generally was less than an hour back then. It's okay though, I find it somewhat relaxing to consider Mailchimp only once per day. Here's a link to the
2 weeks 3 days ago

I'm an old school C programmer. That's the syntax I've mastered for JavaScript. I like callback hell. ;-) I want to use proxies . I need a C-like example app. Comment here . Or here .
2 weeks 4 days ago

Madeline Miller’s bestselling novel Circe is getting a television adaptation courtesy of HBO Max, and it’s exactly the kind of story we need to see more of. One of the best novels of 2018 is finally making its way to a television set or streaming device near you – HBO Max has given a straight to series […] Madeline Miller’s Circe is an absolutely perfect choice for an HBO Max series - Culturess -
2 weeks 6 days ago

Hulu’s Harlots tries to pick up the pieces following its most heartbreaking twist to date, as characters grieve, lies get told, and Lydia Quigley steals the show. Hulu’s Harlots aired its most heart-breaking and controversial episode to date, as season 3’s third episode saw central character – and fan favorite – Charlotte Wells fall to […] Harlots season 3 review: Everyone feels the heartbreak of
2 weeks 6 days ago

As we gear up for season 5 of Supergirl, stars Jesse Rath and David Harewood let us in on what to expect for their characters when the series returns. One of the things that makes Supergirl great is its ability to balance the story of the Girl of Steel alongside those of a squad of […] Supergirl: Jesse Rath and David Harewood discuss what season 5 has in store for Brainy and J’onn - Culturess -
2 weeks 6 days ago

Three Stories: Kickstand. Fax Machine. Playtester. An experiment in telling three anonymized stories.
2 weeks 6 days ago

Margaret Owen’s The Merciful Crow is an immersive, gorgeous fantasy story that deserves to be the breakout YA hit of the summer. Margaret Owen’s fantasy debut The Merciful Crow is probably the best YA novel you’ll pick up this summer. And maybe this whole year. There, I said it. Yes, to be fair, there are […] Margaret Owen’s The Merciful Crow is your fantasy must-read of the summer - Culturess -
3 weeks ago

A convention I've been following, might as well write it down. When I create a feed, its name is always something.xml, where something is usually rss. Sometimes if it's a special version of the feed, the name might indicate that, for example nightlyRss.xml, which says something about the content (one item per day) and the format (RSS, in my case always 2.0). And since it's become more common to
3 weeks ago

Someone reacts to something you said as if you said something trivial. Here are a couple of examples that counter what you said. You say but that isn't what I was saying. What were you saying? At this point, if you go any further, you're just going to have to repeat what you said, which is there at the top of the thread. So you say I just wanted to put that idea out there, not engage in a deep
3 weeks 1 day ago

The incomparable Helen Mirren will star in HBO’s new drama Catherine the Great, the latest in an exciting new trend of period stories focused on the lives of powerful and intriguing women. One thing we absolutely need more of these days, is stories about powerful women – both historical and otherwise. Thankfully, HBO is here […] HBO’s Catherine the Great looks to continue TV’s shift toward female
3 weeks 1 day ago

My husband held the bird’s nest out to me. “Feel the inside.” I reached out and touched the tiny nest gingerly. “It’s soft.” “The inside is lined in some soft moss,” he said. “And the outside is woven of coarse pine needles.” I marveled at the perfect construction of the little bird’s nest. We’d watched… Continue reading The Gifts that He Gives
3 weeks 1 day ago

Culturess sat down with Agents of SHIELD stars Chloe Bennet and Jeff Ward at an SDCC press round-table to discuss Daisy’s journey, and their idea for a possible spin-off. As Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD prepares to wrap up its run in season 7 next year, it’s natural that both the cast and fans are busy […] Agents of SHIELD: Chloe Bennet and Jeff Ward discuss Daisy’s journey and their dream spin-off -
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via GIPHY Posted by Sage and Kim It’s the Second Most Wonderful Time of the Year! (After Most Handsome Young Man, that is!) That’s right, it’s time for the Feelies, where we celebrate the best and brightest of the television season! If you can believe it, this is the sixth year we’ve done this, and […]
3 weeks 1 day ago

Culturess sat down with Agents of SHIELD stars Clark Gregg and Ming-Na Wen at an SDCC press round-table to discuss the series’ impending end, and the legacy it will leave behind. It’s finally happening: Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD is officially coming to an end. Of course, SHIELD is a show that has faced down potential […] Agents of SHIELD: Clark Gregg and Ming-Na Wen discuss the series’ legacy -
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Culturess sat down with The Flash star Danielle Panabaker at a SDCC press round-table to discuss her new costume, her directing experience and what’s ahead for Killer Frost in season 6. The Flash season 5 featured a lot of changes for Team Flash’s resident scientist Caitlin Snow and her icy alter ego Killer Frost. The […] The Flash: Danielle Panabaker talks Killer Frost’s upcoming arc, that
3 weeks 3 days ago

Cutluress sat down with The Flash star Hartley Sawyer at an SDCC press round-table to discuss Ralph’s journey so far, his chances at a new costume this year, and Sue’s arrival in season 6. When we first met Ralph Dibny on The Flash two seasons ago, he was hardly what you’d call a hero. But […] The Flash: Hartley Sawyer talks Ralph’s journey and the arrival of Sue in season 6 - Culturess -
3 weeks 4 days ago

We sat down with Agents of SHIELD stars Henry Simmons and Natalia Cordova-Buckley at SDCC to talk Mack and Yo-Yo’s relationship, Marvel spin-offs, and more. It’s a bittersweet time for Agents of SHIELD fans. Even as we look forward to the Season 6 finale in just a few weeks, we know that the end of […] Agents of SHIELD: Stars discuss Yo-Yo and Mack’s relationship, representation and more -
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The Harlots co-creator chats with Culturess about the reasons behind Season 3’s biggest twist, and where the show goes from here. So, Harlots, huh? The third episode of the gritty period drama’s third season served up the series’ biggest twist(s) to date, killing off a major character in a shocking accident and welcoming another back […] Harlots EP Moira Buffini talks the series’ biggest shocker
3 weeks 5 days ago

Posted by Maggie and Sarah Unlike the rest of the internet and your social media feeds, this post contains no spoilers for season four, just a continuation of our love for canon leading up to it. The Veronica Mars movie is a love letter to the fans – after the series finale and a seven-year-long […]
3 weeks 5 days ago

We have a Ryukin Goldfish named Doofenshmirtz who lives in a tank in our kitchen/computer room (we've adapted the dining room area to be a space for our computers, since we're on them so much). We got the fish about three or four years ago after the former Doofenshmirtz (it's just too good a name for a goldfish not to use more than once) moved on from this world. He's been lively and interactive
3 weeks 5 days ago

Growing parsnips in a raised vegetable garden bed takes several months but the results are worth it. Here’s everything you need to know to grow organic parsnips in your backyard garden. Growing Parsnips Parsnips are familiar to southern gardeners, who use the hot, long summers to their advantage to grow this delectable root vegetable. Native […] The post Growing Parsnips appeared first on Home
3 weeks 6 days ago

The most shocking episode of Harlots to date will leave you reeling, and nothing on this show will ever be the same again. Margaret Wells returns to London, and it’s not even close to the most shocking thing that occurs in the third episode of Harlots season 3, an installment full of tension and secrets […] Harlots season 3 review: The series’ most shocking episode to date changes everything -
3 weeks 6 days ago