Scripting News

Dave Winer asks:

I’m at the main page of my website, called Unberkeley. Here’s a screen shot. Show me where it says New Post. It isn’t there, even though this is almost always the first thing a writer wants to do when they come here. #

Source: Scripting News

I would respond – the “+Write” button at the top right of the window.

I would personally be happier if there were a “magic” “Press This” button (you can install bookmarklets that will do this) that does what I did to get here – highlight some text, click on “Press This”, get a linked starting place for a blog post.

Time For an Occasional Reminder re: How to Pay For My Books

via Time For an Occasional Reminder re: How to Pay For My Books

John Scalzi on giving him money directly as opposed to through his publisher. I kind of wish I trusted the record labels as much as Mr. Scalzi trusts his publisher.I think he’s right.I have made inquiry to record labels asking how to get the most money to the artists, and received replies. In a t least one case the artist work had been “for hire” so it didn’t matter, they got payed to perform.Support the people and organizations that make the things you love possible. Really.

Birds-of-Paradise Project

Birds-of-Paradise Project:

Birds-of-Paradise ProjectThe birds-of-paradise are among the most beautiful creatures on earth—and an extraordinary example of evolutionary adaptation. On this site you can find what few have witnessed in the wild: the displays of color, sound, and motion that make these birds so remarkable. Then you can delve deeper, examining the principles that guided their evolution and the epic adventure it took to bring you all 39 species.


This is definitely for the birds.

Newly Posting

Just a simple test. Have to send and receive, backup and restore, to test the goodness value of this software.

Exxon Mobil Lends Its Support to a Carbon Tax Proposal – The New York Times

Exxon Mobil Lends Its Support to a Carbon Tax Proposal – The New York Times: “The group, the Climate Leadership Council, unveiled a ‘conservative climate solution’ in February that would fight global warming by taxing greenhouse gas emissions and returning the money to taxpayers as a ‘climate dividend.’ The underlying idea is that, by making energy derived from fossil fuels more expensive, the free market will move more quickly and effectively toward renewable energy and other low-carbon solutions.”

Nothing to see here

The “new” mini was cloned from a CCC backup (10.12.3) of the old one. All is well but slow. Now I can deal with the old Mac mini. OWC offers a turnkey update service. $79 which includes shipping both ways and installation of hardware. I like that price for service. I ordered a 480 GB SSD and a 2TB spinning drive to be placed in the mini. They did the task well, timely enough, and even replaced the OWC memory that was in it. Apparently it failed testing so they did the lifetime warranty replacement while it was there.