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A relatively comprehensive list of Indieweb sites

Indie Map is a complete crawl of 2300 of the most active IndieWeb sites, sliced and diced and rolled up in a few useful ways: Social graph API and …

An awesome Indieweb Summit for WordPress

You know it was an awesome Indieweb Summit for WordPress, when you log in and see all these awesome updates!<p>Congratulations and Thank You to Matthias …

I'm apparently the king of the microformat rel="me"

Today, at the IndieWeb Summit 2017, Ryan Barrett, while giving a presentation on some data research he’s been doing on the larger Indieweb community, …

SEO

Valerie Alexander on How Women Can Succeed in the Workplace (Despite Having “Female Brains”)

This morning, at the Friday morning coffee meetup of Innovate Pasadena held at Cross Campus, I saw one of the singularly best and most valuable talks …

Bioinformatics beta on Stack Exchange

Author: Chris Aldrich<p>I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal …

Big History

James Mattis, a Warrior in Washington | New Yorker

The former Marine Corps general spent four decades on the front lines. How will he lead the Department of Defense?<p>Author: Chris Aldrich<p>I'm a …

James Mattis

A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age

The life and times of one of the foremost intellects of the twentieth century: Claude Shannon—the neglected architect of the Information Age, whose …

 Signl.fm on making a social media interface for Podcasts. | Matter

article<p>http://boffosocko.com/2017/06/15/signl-fm-on-making-a-social-media-interface-for-podcasts-matter/<p>Chris Aldrich | BoffoSocko<p>An overview of the …

Social Media Marketing

I love the format of Sameer Vasta's reading posts on micro.blog

Author: Chris Aldrich<p>I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal …

Digital Marketing

WordPress version 4.8 just dropped

Author: Chris Aldrich<p>I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal …

Big History

Spent longer setting up my new router than I would have liked. Ultimately doing it on my phone was the way around the issues I was having. The preset password brought me a lot of unexpected joy though.

Spent longer setting up my new router than I would have liked. Ultimately doing it on my phone was the way around the issues I was having.<p>The preset …

Wi-Fi

 Feed reader revolution: it’s time to embrace open & disrupt social media

By supporting Micropub, indie-config, and/or action URLs, current feed readers can make it far easier for people on the open web to not only read …

Marketing

Indieweb for Education: Some thoughts after the Domains 17 Conference

For more information see the blog post for the event at http://virtuallyconnecting.org/blog/2017/05/31/domains17/<p>There’s some interesting discussion …

Education

Paris Agreement: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Donald Trump plans to withdraw the United States from the Paris agreement on climate change. That's bad news for anyone who happens to live on this …

Climate

Domain17 Conference: Tuesday June 6, 12:30pm with Lee Skallerup Bessette, Jesse Stommel, Jim Luke

For more information see the blog post for the event at http://virtuallyconnecting.org/blog/2017/05/31/domains17/<p>Author: Chris Aldrich<p>I'm a …

Comics

Switching carriers

Author: Chris Aldrich<p>I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal …

Big History

The Coat of Arms Said ‘Integrity.’ Now It Says ‘Trump.’"

The emblem used by the Trump Organization in the United States had to be changed in Britain, since it belongs to another family.<p>The emblem used by …

Donald Trump

Gerrymandering: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) | YouTube

Lawmakers often reshape voting districts to shift the balance of political power. That's unfair to voters, even those of us with questionable …

Last Week Tonight

Terrorist Attacks in the Heart of London Hit a Nation Still Reeling | NY TImes

article<p>http://boffosocko.com/2017/06/04/terrorist-attacks-in-the-heart-of-london-hit-a-nation-still-reeling-the-new-york-times/<p>Chris Aldrich | …

Terrorism

Can entropy be defined for and the Second Law applied to the entire universe? by Arieh Ben-Naim

This article provides answers to the two questions posed in the title. It is argued that, contrary to many statements made in the literature, neither …

Space Science

The "Hard Problem" of Life by Sara Imari Walker & Paul C.W. Davies

Chalmer's famously identified pinpointing an explanation for our subjective experience as the "hard problem of consciousness". He argued that …

Big History

The Algorithmic Origins of Life

The origin of life is arguably one of the greatest unanswered questions in science. A primary challenge is that without a proper definition for life …

Intelligence

Three Strategies to Defend GOP Health Bill: Euphemisms, False Statements and Deleted Comments

article<p>http://boffosocko.com/2017/06/01/three-strategies-to-defend-gop-health-bill-euphemisms-false-statements-and-deleted-comments/<p>Chris Aldrich | …

American Health Care Act

Read pages 138-162 of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (finished)

 Read pages 138-162 of <i>Charlie and the Chocolate Factory</i> by Roald Dahl (finished)<p>Mike is sent by television.<p>I was a bit disappointed by the title of …

Books

White House Discloses Ethics Waivers For Presidential Aides | NPR

article<p>http://boffosocko.com/2017/06/01/white-house-discloses-ethics-waivers-for-presidential-aides-npr/<p>Chris Aldrich | Musings of a Modern Day …

The White House

House of Cards, Season 5 Episodes 1-6

It’s been so long that I’m almost struggling to remember portions of the prior season’s plot, but this season definitely seems to be stronger than …

TV

Introducing AltPlatform & our manifesto for the Open Web | AltPlatform

Welcome everyone to AltPlatform, a non-profit tech blog devoted to Open Web technologies. What do we mean by “Open Web”? Firstly, we want to …

Digital Media

 The Future is Meow! A Bakery in Japan Makes Cat-Shaped Bread | Nerdist

article<p>http://boffosocko.com/2017/05/31/the-future-is-meow-a-bakery-in-japan-makes-cat-shaped-bread-nerdist/<p>Chris Aldrich | BoffoSocko<p>Just what the …

KitKat

 Containers Episode 5: The America-First Ships

American companies pioneered container shipping, but now the ocean freight business is dominated by foreign firms. Thanks to the Jones Act, a 1920 …

Big History