The original WorldWideWeb browser has been revived … in your modern browser

This is an awesome project: In December 1990, an application called WorldWideWeb was developed on a NeXT machine at The European Organization for Nuclear Research (known as CERN) just outside of Geneva. This program – WorldWideWeb — is the antecedent of most of what we consider or know of as "the web" today.In February 2019, in…

Pretty excited about the RSS block in Gutenberg 5.0

I noticed that Gutenberg 5.0 has added a RSS block to the editor. This is probably a bit nerdy, but I was pretty excited to see this addition to the block editor. My "Interesting stuff" page is an experiment in sharing things I find, well, interesting online. I had to install a separate plugin to…

A vague Notion of a more productive system

I spent a little time in my Pocket recommendations, and found this great post by Marie Poulin titled "One Tool To Rule Them All" and her, and her partner's search for a more effective, more complete productivity solution. Along the way, she considered Bullet Journals. I wanted to get on the bullet journal bandwagon, but…

Watch this if you’re still on the fence about the new WordPress Editor (aka Gutenberg)

If you're still unsure about the new WordPress Editor (aka Gutenberg), it's worth watching Matt Mullenweg's State of the Word keynote at the recent WordCamp US 2018 event in Nashville. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5b-N2RmxS8 You can find links to parts of the talk, along with slides, and commentary in Matt's post, here: https://ma.tt/2018/12/state-of-the-word-2018/ I've been using the new…

Unfashionably still an Atom editor fan

I've loved the idea of the Atom editor since I saw the initial announcement video three years ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7aEiVwBAdk I used it on and off as a text editor since it was released. Sure, it was sluggish, but I didn't think too much of it. I used Atom for a text-based productivity system a couple…

Scientific papers shouldn’t be published as PDFs

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[caption id="" align="alignright" width="469"] Examples of Jupyter notebooks[/caption] I enjoyed James Somers' article in the Atlantic titled "The Scientific Paper Is Obsolete" about how the standard format for scientific papers, namely PDF, is no longer the appropriate format for such data-intensive work. This is, of course, the whole problem of scientific communication in a nutshell:…

VS Code has a little too much of the old Microsoft

Update (2018-09-18): I had this wrong. I was able to disable the Live Share and Azure extensions in VS Code. I just wasn't paying close enough attention to the error messages I highlighted below. You can disable the both the Azure and Live Share extensions by first disabling their dependencies. In the case of Live…
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