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…

Twitter’s conversational problem is that it’s not suited to have one

Recode's article titled "How hard is it to have a conversation on Twitter? So hard even the CEO can’t do it." highlights a perennial challenge on Twitter: having a coherent conversation about pretty much anything - There simply wasn’t enough room to have the kind of nuanced conversation the subject requires. It was symbolic of…

Making the WordPress block editor even easier with preconfigured layout options that use standard Gutenberg blocks

This definitely falls into the This is cool! category. The Gutenberg Blocks Design Library is an awesome plugin that used standard blocks to create a range of useful layouts. What's great about this plugin is that it uses blocks that are part of the new WordPress Editor already, and combines them to create a collection…

“Are our present social media posts going to mortify our kids in the future?”

One of the challenges of being a parent in a time where we can share so much of our lives on social media is deciding how much to share about our kids. I decided to stop sharing much more than tidbits about our kids online a year or two ago. One of the reasons I…

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…

Switch your family to Ubuntu Linux, it may be less confusing than Windows

As my family knows, I clearly prefer Linux over Windows, and if we didn't have the option of using macOS computers, we'd be using Linux, likely Ubuntu. With that in mind, I enjoyed Simon Frey's post "How switching my parents over to Linux saved me a lot of headache and support calls", partly because I…

“Create the kind of communities and ideas you want people to talk about”

I've had an idea in my task list for a week or so now, and I just haven't made the time to write about it, at least not as I originally intended when I read the post that inspired it. Jamie Rubin wrote his post titled "A Vision for Blogging in 2019" a few weeks…

More thoughts about Micro.blog as an indie social network

Brad Enslen is doing some great work over at Micro.blog, spreading the word about this innovative service. He published a post titled "The Case for Moving Your Social Network to Micro.blog", that's pretty self-explanatory. https://ramblinggit.com/2018/12/the-case-for-moving-your-social-network-to-micro-blog/ I think there's certainly merit in shifting your social network over to something like Micro.blog, in the near term at…
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