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Tuesday, July 12th, 2022

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How Relationships Refine Our Truths: Adrienne Rich on the Dignity of Love (themarginalian.org)

What a beautiful sentiment:

An honorable human relationship — that is, one in which two people have the right to use the word “love” — is a process, delicate, violent, often terrifying to both persons involved, a process of refining the truths they can tell each other.

It is important to do this because it breaks down human self-delusion and isolation.

It is important to do this because in doing so we do justice to our own complexity.

It is important to do this because we can count on so few people to go that hard way with us.

7/12/2022 9:31 am | |
Tags: friendship, philosophy

First Images from James Webb - Stunning (webbtelescope.org)

7/12/2022 9:49 am | |
Tags: astronomy, science, space

See comparisons of the new James Webb photos with what Hubble had given us before (johnedchristensen.github.io)

7/12/2022 12:21 pm | |
Tags: space, astronomy, science, nasa

Wordle to be linked with NYT account (theverge.com)

I'm excited they're finally making this change. I already pay it for crossword access, and this means I can do my daily Wordle on my laptop or my phone.

7/12/2022 12:23 pm | |
Tags: wordle, new york times

Leaked audio of Bannon explaining Trump planned to claim victory regardless of election result, on Oct. 31, 2020 (youtube.com)


“What Trump’s gonna do, is just declare victory. Right? He’s gonna declare victory. But that doesn’t mean he’s a winner,” Bannon, laughing, told the group, according to audio of the meeting obtained by Mother Jones. “He’s just gonna say he’s a winner.”

Full article on Mother Jones

7/12/2022 12:27 pm | |
Tags: us politics

Wildfires Are Putting Giant Sequoias at Existential Risk (scientificamerican.com)

Saw coverage of this on the NBC news yesterday. Here's hoping that firefighters can get the blaze under control and we don't lose the amazing trees that have seen so much history over their lives.

7/12/2022 12:38 pm | |
Tags: climate change, fire, national parks

Guest WiFi using a QR code (blog.jgc.org)

I have been meaning to do this for my own house. Sharing here because surely some of you have as well. The post explains how to do this, but lacks a link to the QR code generator, this is the one that is shown in the post.

7/12/2022 12:41 pm | |
Tags: home networking, wifi

PointerPointer.com - Pictures that are always pointing at the mouse pointer (pointerpointer.com)

7/12/2022 12:47 pm | |
Tags: internet classic

Türkiye & the Republic of Türkiye (iso.org)

The ISO (an international body which tries to set standards which everyone agrees with online) is recognizing a formal name change from Turkey to Türkiye.

7/12/2022 12:48 pm | |
Tags: world politics, türkiye

On The Uber Files

Just like the HBO show, I've largely avoided the Uber Files. The company is, without any doubt in my mind, horribly unethical and did anything they could to force the change that enabled their business. I don't need to read the files to know that. I was honestly angry that an HBO show got made about the company and its founder.

Now, with my moral grandstanding out of the way. I was also a loyal customer as the easiest way to ride to and from the airport. Granted, in this new era, it is unlikely I go back to using them. I'll either hire a driver directly from a local business, or use a taxi service.

7/12/2022 12:52 pm | |
Tags: business

Thursday, Prime Time - Be there, be angry (twitter.com)


7/12/2022 3:36 pm | |
Tags: january 6th, us politics

The story of how VidaliaOnions.com was launched as a business (deepsouthventures.com)

7/12/2022 10:05 pm | |
Tags: blog, business

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