Scripting
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What is Scroll?  21h39 17 février
MORE II refcard from the late 80s. We used to include these in our products, a quick summary of all the keystrokes the software responds to. I’m glad to have this online now.,
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Two debate questions for Democrats  14h52 17 février
I updated the copy on the Is RSS Dead page. I still really dislike the concept of pairing RSS with that word. But this site gives me a chance to say concisely what RSS is. Things like RSS are useful forever. Live or die isn’t even a question, it’s a standard, an agreed-to way to make things that...
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Mobilize the electorate, with care  14h47 17 février
NYPD is political, kind of a terrorist organization. Even NYC mayors are terrorized by them sometimes. Not kidding about this.
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President Bloomberg, really a Democrat?  15h01 17 février
I have a test account for Scroll so I can figure out what it is. Scroll is interesting because it comes from Tony Haile. He’s a real product guy, having created Chartbeat. For the last few years, as I understand, he’s been going to various future-of-news conferences. I met him at the Newsgeist show...
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Bloomberg is more than a candidate for president  14h03 17 février
There’s another Democratic debate this week. Expect the usual questions, Medicare for All, climate change, electability, etc. The candidates have well-rehearsed answers for these, including zingers and comebacks. But I keep thinking of questions I’d like to ask a would-be Democratic president,...
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Disengage?  18h09 16 février
I’ve been chatting about breakage with Dave Gandy, the founder of Font Awesome. I recorded a 15-minute voicemailcast to Dave, with a very small slice of my experience with breakage in tech. Dave is now a member of the No Breakage Club. Up until now I thought I was the only one. They learned the...
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NYC is fine  18h13 16 février
BTW, as I mention in the cast, the new Concord, the one I just released, includes the latest version of Font Awesome. Since they’re now a member of No Breakage Club, he’s a friend, and it’s worth helping him get the very latest stuff out there.
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Our Banana Republic  18h15 16 février
The term No Breakage Club has four hits on Google before this piece was posted.
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  17h35 16 février
A couple of LO2 user tips. 1. Keep your tab list neat. Close files. They’re easy to re-open and 2. Change the title of files to make the tab display more esthetic and usable.
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  17h57 16 février
Here’s a screen shot of what my tab list looks like. This gives you an idea of what you can do.
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  14h39 16 février
Yesterday I released a new version of Concord, the outliner core of LO2. This broke the then-current release, v1.8.6. After a report by Andy Sylvester, I quickly released v1.8.7, which works with the new Concord. The problem was that the name of the CSS file changed. The result is that the outlines...
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  01h38 17 février
In this election there are two sides. One side believes in the rule of law, the other doesn’t. Everything else, to be settled later, once the rule-of-law is re-established.
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  01h33 17 février
It’s great that Bloomberg is spending huge money on good advertising that correctly positions the Dems vs Trump. But it’s only half the job. The other half is organizing the electorate so we are always mobilized and ready for action My guess is they don’t want to mobilize us because it isn’t really...
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  16h16 15 février
I just released a new version of Concord, the first since 2013. This is the core outliner of LO2. Native file format is OPML.
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  20h49 15 février
Podcast here. And there’s an outline.