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IT's FOODY FRIDAY! Looking for a FAKE FOOD franchise opportunity? Call Kat Herding, North American representative for Fork 'n Pork FAKE FOOD franchising. Kat promotes a new Asian business model for franchise development known as the "You can touch it but you can't eat it" school of food... #pork
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Ten thousand years ago the Pleistocene epoch ended after a good long run, long even for geologic time. Two and a half million years is nothing to sneeze at. (I'm tempted to turn that into some kind of mastodon joke, the sneezes of proboscideans being, well... nothing to sneeze at. Sorry.) So...
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George Carlin said that Pablo Casals, when asked why at the age of 93 he still practiced for three hours a day, said, "I'm beginning to notice some improvement." I love that line, whether it's true or not. And so, after writing for sixty years, I'm hoping to see some improvement myself. Blogging...
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I'm sure there's a story here. This is an Engineering building across from the Geisel Library at UCSD.
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How have you been lately?

You missed a real Wisconsin winter this year. Snow and frigid weather
since early December. I work with a recent immigrant from SF and he would
come to work in a parka that made his arms stick out.

Rob's daughter Brittany graduated from UW Milwaukee last June and finally
got a real job. She is translating Google's Italian website back and forth
to English. It's a contract job - but you can understand our relief that
she is launched into the working world.

I am still working part time so I can avoid becoming a real retiree. My
consulting work kept me busy over the summer and fall. I've considered
shutting it down. But then I noticed I can deduct my health insurance as
self employed. I may have to keep working.

Sharon
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Dave Winer changes direction, adopts Javascript. 
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The media have completely missed this story. There's been a bit of chatter among the illumanati re: Small Picture, a new company funded by Dave Winer and Kyle Shank. The first proof of concept was Little Outliner, a clever bit of code that stores an outline using HTML local storage.

Now Small Picture has released Fargo, an outliner that uses Dropbox as its file store. It's an early release, with the formal launch delayed by the tragic events at the Boston Marathon on April 15.

The tool, while young and a bit rough around the edges, shows real promise assuming you--like Dave Winer--think in outline form.

The REAL news (how's this for a so-called "buried head?")... drum beat... is that Winer at long last has shifted from his comfort zone--using the Frontier scripting system he invented about 100 years ago--to using Javascript.

He is leveraging the talent of Kyle Shank: http://www.kyleshank.com/stories/2013/03/25/littleOutliner.html

Check out fargo.io, it will be worth your time. One can imagine that fargo.io and related products and services from Small Picture may replace the (little known) World Outline effort Winer has been working on for several years. He has clever ideas about using DNS and e.g. Amazon back-end services in a way that allows each paragraph of a blog post to have it's own reference on the interwebs. It's a brillinat idea, I can't understand why it has not captured more attention.

Actually, that's a lie. I do understand. It is great technology, but World Outline demanded a potential user climb an Everest-equivalent technology mountain that was too much of a hassle for Ordinary People. Plus, there are not all that many people who understand the Frontier system, or who are motivated to learn an aging scripting environment, no matter how powerful and clever it is. 

By shifting his attention to Javascript, Dave Winder has entered the 21st century, guns blazing. Assuming he is able to keep the talented Kyle Shank on board (and that is not, for me, a foregone conclusion...;) Small Picture and its progeny have a shot at becoming a Big Deal.

[This is really blog-ish material. Too bad I am not maintaining a blog these days. Maybe I need to do something about that?] But maybe... you'll share this around the interwebs? I'm confident it expresses something that the Om Malik's of the world [who has written about Small Picture, in glowing terms] may have missed. LOL
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The most successful small online publications are not only well written, but also well planned. And no matter how blog-savvy the publisher, all good plans require revision from time to time. I recently visited Ronni Bennett's "Time Goes By" to steal some ideas, and I discovered that... #slownews
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+1ed my own post to track how that works across social media integrated apps... noty because I think it's a great post.
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Here's a cat in the E flat... I think I'm making progress on the tech side of the blog. Any tech criticism will be appreciated. Does it work with your phone? Did it break your laptop just to look at it? 
The 'pedia says that bokeh "...is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens." I have a 50mm Canon 1:1.8 lens that gives okay bokeh, I guess. The background blur isn't as important to me as the sharp... #catpictures #photography #stilllife
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RIP Pete Seeger.
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Today is Day 24 of the California Prisoner Hunger Strike. Beth Hastings and I are fasting today. By fasting publicly we hope to broaden awareness of the enormous injustice and the horrific conditions prisoners must endure every day in solitary confinement in the California penal system. Our fast is a personal response to an appalling situation. In California, nearly 12,000 imprisoned people spend 23 of 24 hours living in a concrete cell smaller than a large bathroom. The cells have no windows, no access to fresh air or sunlight. People in solitary confinement exercise an hour a day in a cage the size of a dog run. They are not allowed to make any phone calls to their loved ones. They cannot touch family members who often travel days for a 90 minute visit; their conversation and their mail is monitored by prison guards. They are not allowed to talk to other imprisoned people. They are denied all educational programs, and their reading materials are censored.
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Caitlin Mooney's project has a modest budget and a grand vision. She needs contributions to realize that vision.
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