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Kevin Marks

Anonymity saved for now?

“Katie proposes that that British people should sign up for social media accounts using strong identity credentials like driving licenses, passports, or (presumably) bank documents, credit cards, or other strong identifiers; she assumes that this requirement will reduce or eliminate online abuse, because it permits accountability.[...]

In short: Katie’s proposal is the wrong fix, for the wrong problem, and pursuit of that wrong fix will break a bunch of other stuff without ever making anything better.”

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Telling Is Listening: Ursula K. Le Guin on the Magic of Real Human Conversation – Brain Pickings

In most cases of people actually talking to one another, human communication cannot be reduced to information. The message not only involves, it is, a relationship between speaker and hearer. The medium in which the message is embedded is immensely complex, infinitely more than a code: it is a language, a function of a society, a culture, in which the language, the speaker, and the hearer are all embedded.”

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Commonplace – Lucy Bellwood

My dad never taught me about Commonplace Books or Zibaldones, but he kept one religiously.1 He was always hunting for quotes and anecdotes to fold into his teaching or add to his column in the local quarterly magazine. He also inscribed them on the collaged, abstract bookmarks he made for everyone he met. A great deal of his creative expression boiled down to this magpie tendency—a delight in gathering raw materials and mashing them together into something new.

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Piper Haywood on notebooks

“The best personal blogs I've come across feel like a glimpse in to someone's personal notebook, something filled mostly with notes written with the author in mind first and foremost vs notes that have been written with a wider audience in mind.” 

A little more on Rietveld’s crate furniture, discovering Louise Brigham’s earlier box furniture, and thoughts about the purpose of a blog — Piper Haywood

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“Understanding is like an iceberg. The reader will only see the very tip of all the work you do. But it’s only by building that immense slab underneath the water that the reader gets the bit above the surface.” Ian Dunt - Nine tips for political writing https://iandunt.com/2021/04/28/nine-tips-for-political-writing/





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Yes:

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how the weather felt today

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Replied to a post on dwayne.xyz :

Nice work. This looks like a neat, concise implementation.

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this is a very shiny list of webmentions, but it could be even better by using the h-cite pattern http://microformats.org/wiki/h-cite

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Yes: it's HWC night again