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			<description>We like sports because they last beyond one person's lifetime. We don't bring our disagreements to ballgames (at least not amongst fans of the same team). We can hate the owner of the our team (and we do) but we know that no one really owns a team.</description>
			<pubDate>Thu, 26 May 2022 15:04:35 GMT</pubDate>
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			<source:outline text="We like sports because they last beyond one person's lifetime. We don't bring our disagreements to ballgames (at least not amongst fans of the same team). We can hate the owner of the our team (and we do) but we know that no one really owns a team." created="Thu, 26 May 2022 15:04:35 GMT" type="outline" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/26.html#a150435"/>
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			<description>The mass shootings are a TV show we've all watched to the point where we're all prepared to be actors in the pageant if the show comes to our town. There was actually a report on this phenomenon on NPR when the Virginia Tech rampage happened.</description>
			<pubDate>Thu, 26 May 2022 14:53:03 GMT</pubDate>
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			<source:outline text="The mass shootings are a TV show we've all watched to the point where we're all prepared to be actors in the pageant if the show comes to our town. There was actually a report on this phenomenon on NPR when the Virginia Tech rampage happened." created="Thu, 26 May 2022 14:53:03 GMT" type="outline" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/26.html#a145303"/>
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			<description>My adverse reaction to the second Covid booster (I assume, I had three vaccinations on Tuesday) got even worse yesterday. And the pain from the shots in both arms made it hard to sleep. But last night was much better. Hopefully I'll be able to get some programming done today, to get back on track with the current project.</description>
			<pubDate>Thu, 26 May 2022 14:18:16 GMT</pubDate>
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			<source:outline text="My adverse reaction to the second Covid booster (I assume, I had three vaccinations on Tuesday) got even worse yesterday. And the pain from the shots in both arms made it hard to sleep. But last night was much better. Hopefully I'll be able to get some programming done today, to get back on track with the current project." created="Thu, 26 May 2022 14:18:16 GMT" type="outline" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/26.html#a141816"/>
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			<description>Yesterday I &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2022/05/25.html#a161417&quot;&gt;wrote&lt;/a&gt; that I am irony-deficient. It's kind of a joke, but it's also the truth, as all good jokes are. You could say something ridiculous, intending it to be humorous, but I won't get it. I take things at face value. That's why I find April Fools so disturbing. But if you do it a lot I'll be tuned in, and you'll never get me again. I think it's a good thing to be irony-deficient btw. The universe is amazing and amazing things actually happen all the time. Being ID just means you have an open mind.</description>
			<pubDate>Thu, 26 May 2022 14:12:52 GMT</pubDate>
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			<source:outline text="Yesterday I &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2022/05/25.html#a161417&quot;&gt;wrote&lt;/a&gt; that I am irony-deficient. It's kind of a joke, but it's also the truth, as all good jokes are. You could say something ridiculous, intending it to be humorous, but I won't get it. I take things at face value. That's why I find April Fools so disturbing. But if you do it a lot I'll be tuned in, and you'll never get me again. I think it's a good thing to be irony-deficient btw. The universe is amazing and amazing things actually happen all the time. Being ID just means you have an open mind." created="Thu, 26 May 2022 14:12:52 GMT" type="outline" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/26.html#a141252"/>
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			<description>Every time you want to understand why the Repubs appear to be against the USA it's because they are. They are the Putin Party. We seem to be constantly forgetting that as if this were the &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.metacritic.com/movie/memento&quot;&gt;movie&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CV41hoyS8A&quot;&gt;Memento&lt;/a&gt;.</description>
			<pubDate>Thu, 26 May 2022 14:10:14 GMT</pubDate>
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			<source:outline text="Every time you want to understand why the Repubs appear to be against the USA it's because they are. They are the Putin Party. We seem to be constantly forgetting that as if this were the &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.metacritic.com/movie/memento&quot;&gt;movie&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CV41hoyS8A&quot;&gt;Memento&lt;/a&gt;." created="Thu, 26 May 2022 14:10:14 GMT" type="outline" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/26.html#a141014"/>
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			<title>You are the establishment</title>
			<description>&lt;p&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2017/09/04/peterRojas.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;I was told by a post-boomer that the boomers might have started out promising but eventually we became the establishment. I thought to myself &quot;what an idiot.&quot; Give me credit, I didn't say it out loud. gave it some thought first.&lt;/p&gt;&#10;&lt;p&gt;Here's why it's an idiotic thing to say.&lt;/p&gt;&#10;&lt;p&gt;Every one of us from the moment we're born, or maybe even from the moment of conception if the Supreme Court has its way, is a member of the establishment. &lt;/p&gt;&#10;&lt;p&gt;As if there were a way to live outside the grid that ties all our lives and fates together. &lt;/p&gt;&#10;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://daytona.scripting.com/?q=ken%20kiesler&amp;collection=scriptingnews&quot;&gt;My&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.greatvavavoom.com/&quot;&gt;hippie uncle&lt;/a&gt;, born in 1945, actually tried not to be part of the establishment. He bought some &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.google.com/maps/place/Crescent+Beach,+FL+32080/@29.7543309,-81.2748106,1104m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x88e69977c882aea5:0xe61a1afbdfe01fae!8m2!3d29.76886!4d-81.2536786&quot;&gt;land&lt;/a&gt; in northeast Florida in the early 70s, which at the time was still pretty wild, and they set up a hippie commune that was off the grid. no electricity, phone, no city water or sewer. He was an inventive guy, so he built a windmill and water tower. They grew stuff, but when they got sick or traveled they rejoined the rest of us as part of the establishment. They smoked Marlboros, paid for those with money they made doing &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macram%C3%A9&quot;&gt;macramé&lt;/a&gt; and sold to hippy dippy head shops through a distributor -- very establishment if you ask me. Turns out even if you're ready to make a full commitment to living an alternate lifestyle, it's basically impossible. &lt;/p&gt;&#10;&lt;p&gt;And pointless. Proves nothing. No one of our lives is important in the bigger context. Stopping this juggernaut of civilization is something even the richest megabillionaire sad to say can't influence very much. We all die. We are all living beyond our means from a survival standpoint. And there is nothing any of us can do about it. That's why my younger friend was saying something idiotic. &lt;span class=&quot;spOldSchoolEmoji&quot;&gt;💥&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Thu, 26 May 2022 20:54:56 GMT</pubDate>
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			<source:outline text="You are the establishment" created="Thu, 26 May 2022 20:54:56 GMT" type="outline" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/26/205456.html?title=youAreTheEstablishment">
				<source:outline text="I was told by a post-boomer that the boomers might have started out promising but eventually we became the establishment. I thought to myself &quot;what an idiot.&quot; Give me credit, I didn't say it out loud. gave it some thought first." created="Thu, 26 May 2022 20:55:04 GMT" image="http://scripting.com/images/2017/09/04/peterRojas.png" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/26/205456.html?title=youAreTheEstablishment#a205504"/>
				<source:outline text="Here's why it's an idiotic thing to say." created="Thu, 26 May 2022 20:55:16 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/26/205456.html?title=youAreTheEstablishment#a205516"/>
				<source:outline text="Every one of us from the moment we're born, or maybe even from the moment of conception if the Supreme Court has its way, is a member of the establishment." created="Thu, 26 May 2022 20:55:47 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/26/205456.html?title=youAreTheEstablishment#a205547"/>
				<source:outline text="As if there were a way to live outside the grid that ties all our lives and fates together." created="Thu, 26 May 2022 20:56:10 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/26/205456.html?title=youAreTheEstablishment#a205610"/>
				<source:outline text="&lt;a href=&quot;http://daytona.scripting.com/?q=ken%20kiesler&amp;collection=scriptingnews&quot;&gt;My&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.greatvavavoom.com/&quot;&gt;hippie uncle&lt;/a&gt;, born in 1945, actually tried not to be part of the establishment. He bought some &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.google.com/maps/place/Crescent+Beach,+FL+32080/@29.7543309,-81.2748106,1104m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x88e69977c882aea5:0xe61a1afbdfe01fae!8m2!3d29.76886!4d-81.2536786&quot;&gt;land&lt;/a&gt; in northeast Florida in the early 70s, which at the time was still pretty wild, and they set up a hippie commune that was off the grid. no electricity, phone, no city water or sewer. He was an inventive guy, so he built a windmill and water tower. They grew stuff, but when they got sick or traveled they rejoined the rest of us as part of the establishment. They smoked Marlboros, paid for those with money they made doing &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macram%C3%A9&quot;&gt;macramé&lt;/a&gt; and sold to hippy dippy head shops through a distributor -- very establishment if you ask me. Turns out even if you're ready to make a full commitment to living an alternate lifestyle, it's basically impossible." created="Thu, 26 May 2022 20:56:15 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/26/205456.html?title=youAreTheEstablishment#a205615"/>
				<source:outline text="And pointless. Proves nothing. No one of our lives is important in the bigger context. Stopping this juggernaut of civilization is something even the richest megabillionaire sad to say can't influence very much. We all die. We are all living beyond our means from a survival standpoint. And there is nothing any of us can do about it. That's why my younger friend was saying something idiotic. &lt;span class=&quot;spOldSchoolEmoji&quot;&gt;💥&lt;/span&gt;" created="Thu, 26 May 2022 20:58:04 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/26/205456.html?title=youAreTheEstablishment#a205804"/>
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			<description>A bunch of new products on the &lt;a href=&quot;http://opml.org/compatibleApps.opml&quot;&gt;OPML apps list&lt;/a&gt;.</description>
			<pubDate>Wed, 25 May 2022 16:10:30 GMT</pubDate>
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			<source:outline text="A bunch of new products on the &lt;a href=&quot;http://opml.org/compatibleApps.opml&quot;&gt;OPML apps list&lt;/a&gt;." created="Wed, 25 May 2022 16:10:30 GMT" type="outline" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/25.html#a161030"/>
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			<description>&lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/davewiner/status/1529487622057431040&quot;&gt;What would you do right now&lt;/a&gt; if you were CEO of Twitter?</description>
			<pubDate>Wed, 25 May 2022 15:39:56 GMT</pubDate>
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			<source:outline text="&lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/davewiner/status/1529487622057431040&quot;&gt;What would you do right now&lt;/a&gt; if you were CEO of Twitter?" created="Wed, 25 May 2022 15:39:56 GMT" type="outline" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/25.html#a153956"/>
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			<description>&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2022/05/25/amazonMusicIcon.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/om/status/1529430181982613505&quot;&gt;Om Malik&lt;/a&gt;, who like me is an OG of the web, on music software: &quot;All music apps at present suck. From Spotify to Tidal to Qobuz to Apple. Do a comparison — all shit.&quot; I &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/davewiner/status/1529431623774752768&quot;&gt;wrote&lt;/a&gt; in response: &quot;I’m a newcomer to music apps, but got a free six months with Amazon Music, and it works pretty well, just wish I had more control over offline mode because where I live there’s no cell coverage. Haven’t tried the others.&quot; Here's what I want in case anyone knows how to do it. They have a station that just plays music they think I'll like. And after six months, they have a pretty good idea, and the stuff they recommend often is stuff I really want to hear.  I want to tell it to download a couple of hours of this stuff. Or maybe always have a couple of hours downloaded. So when I'm out and about, maybe on my bike or driving around, I can listen to music uninterrupted. My iPhone has huge amounts of available memory, can't think of a better use of that space than music that's just for me. I hope there's a setting for this. It could just be a checkbox. Or even better, a preference that says how much memory it can use to cache stuff.</description>
			<pubDate>Wed, 25 May 2022 14:51:57 GMT</pubDate>
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			<source:outline text="&lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/om/status/1529430181982613505&quot;&gt;Om Malik&lt;/a&gt;, who like me is an OG of the web, on music software: &quot;All music apps at present suck. From Spotify to Tidal to Qobuz to Apple. Do a comparison — all shit.&quot; I &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/davewiner/status/1529431623774752768&quot;&gt;wrote&lt;/a&gt; in response: &quot;I’m a newcomer to music apps, but got a free six months with Amazon Music, and it works pretty well, just wish I had more control over offline mode because where I live there’s no cell coverage. Haven’t tried the others.&quot; Here's what I want in case anyone knows how to do it. They have a station that just plays music they think I'll like. And after six months, they have a pretty good idea, and the stuff they recommend often is stuff I really want to hear.  I want to tell it to download a couple of hours of this stuff. Or maybe always have a couple of hours downloaded. So when I'm out and about, maybe on my bike or driving around, I can listen to music uninterrupted. My iPhone has huge amounts of available memory, can't think of a better use of that space than music that's just for me. I hope there's a setting for this. It could just be a checkbox. Or even better, a preference that says how much memory it can use to cache stuff." created="Wed, 25 May 2022 14:51:57 GMT" type="outline" image="http://scripting.com/images/2022/05/25/amazonMusicIcon.png" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/25.html#a145157"/>
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			<description>I finished &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.amazon.com/How-South-Won-Civil-War/dp/0190900903&quot;&gt;How the South Won the Civil War&lt;/a&gt;, and it was somewhat of a disappointment. Obviously it's a college textbook, because it recites facts, names and dates, ad nauseum, things that are probably required by curricula (just guessing), and there isn't much in the book that I didn't already know. I was expecting something that truly lived up to the title, that explained why were still living with slavery today, but that isn't what the book is about. I think it's a provocative title for a pretty ordinary American history book. My next book is &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.amazon.com/Caste-Origins-Discontents-Isabel-Wilkerson-ebook/dp/B084FLWDQG&quot;&gt;Caste&lt;/a&gt; (*) and so far am getting a lot out of it. Will report.</description>
			<pubDate>Wed, 25 May 2022 13:48:50 GMT</pubDate>
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			<source:outline text="I finished &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.amazon.com/How-South-Won-Civil-War/dp/0190900903&quot;&gt;How the South Won the Civil War&lt;/a&gt;, and it was somewhat of a disappointment. Obviously it's a college textbook, because it recites facts, names and dates, ad nauseum, things that are probably required by curricula (just guessing), and there isn't much in the book that I didn't already know. I was expecting something that truly lived up to the title, that explained why were still living with slavery today, but that isn't what the book is about. I think it's a provocative title for a pretty ordinary American history book. My next book is &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.amazon.com/Caste-Origins-Discontents-Isabel-Wilkerson-ebook/dp/B084FLWDQG&quot;&gt;Caste&lt;/a&gt; (*) and so far am getting a lot out of it. Will report." created="Wed, 25 May 2022 13:48:50 GMT" type="outline" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/25.html#a134850"/>
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			<description>In the previous post the (*) is where I knocked over a large full glass of ice coffee on my desk, the one with all my hard disks. I did something like this a few weeks ago with a glass of ice water. When this happens I quickly mobilize, moving everything of value away from the puddle. There were no towels nearby so I ran to the bedroom and got an old t-shirt that I could sacrifice, ran back and quickly sopped up the puddle and all the random bits of coffee and ice I could find. Now there's dried coffee on my keyboard and my mouse. But everything still seems to work. I went downstairs and made another tall glass of ice coffee, and hopefully this one will end up not on computer hardware and my desk, but rather fueling a day of creativity. This is a blog, therefore I am obligated to tell you, dear reader, about these events.</description>
			<pubDate>Wed, 25 May 2022 13:59:00 GMT</pubDate>
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			<source:outline text="In the previous post the (*) is where I knocked over a large full glass of ice coffee on my desk, the one with all my hard disks. I did something like this a few weeks ago with a glass of ice water. When this happens I quickly mobilize, moving everything of value away from the puddle. There were no towels nearby so I ran to the bedroom and got an old t-shirt that I could sacrifice, ran back and quickly sopped up the puddle and all the random bits of coffee and ice I could find. Now there's dried coffee on my keyboard and my mouse. But everything still seems to work. I went downstairs and made another tall glass of ice coffee, and hopefully this one will end up not on computer hardware and my desk, but rather fueling a day of creativity. This is a blog, therefore I am obligated to tell you, dear reader, about these events." created="Wed, 25 May 2022 13:59:00 GMT" type="outline" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/25.html#a135900"/>
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			<description>One more thing, I had a bad reaction to one of the vaccines I had yesterday, and last night, all through the night, it was as if I had a mild cold. And two sore arms. But the worst seems to be over. Knock wood.</description>
			<pubDate>Wed, 25 May 2022 14:04:44 GMT</pubDate>
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			<source:outline text="One more thing, I had a bad reaction to one of the vaccines I had yesterday, and last night, all through the night, it was as if I had a mild cold. And two sore arms. But the worst seems to be over. Knock wood." created="Wed, 25 May 2022 14:04:44 GMT" type="outline" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/25.html#a140444"/>
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			<description>No one needs a gun that can kill 19 children.</description>
			<pubDate>Wed, 25 May 2022 13:39:43 GMT</pubDate>
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			<source:outline text="No one needs a gun that can kill 19 children." created="Wed, 25 May 2022 13:39:43 GMT" type="outline" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/25.html#a133943"/>
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			<description>I am irony-deficient.</description>
			<pubDate>Wed, 25 May 2022 16:14:17 GMT</pubDate>
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			<source:outline text="I am irony-deficient." created="Wed, 25 May 2022 16:14:17 GMT" type="outline" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/25.html#a161417"/>
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			<title>What if they had guns?</title>
			<description>&lt;p&gt;I remember wondering if somewhere in the Capitol, Congress was being slaughtered, the way the &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.npr.org/2022/05/24/1101037902/texas-elementary-school-shooting-uvalde&quot;&gt;19 kids&lt;/a&gt; were yesterday.&lt;/p&gt;&#10;&lt;p&gt;January 6, 2021&lt;/p&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Wed, 25 May 2022 16:30:40 GMT</pubDate>
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			<source:outline text="What if they had guns?" created="Wed, 25 May 2022 16:30:40 GMT" type="outline" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/25/163040.html?title=whatIfTheyHadGuns">
				<source:outline text="I remember wondering if somewhere in the Capitol, Congress was being slaughtered, the way the &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.npr.org/2022/05/24/1101037902/texas-elementary-school-shooting-uvalde&quot;&gt;19 kids&lt;/a&gt; were yesterday." created="Wed, 25 May 2022 16:30:52 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/25/163040.html?title=whatIfTheyHadGuns#a163052"/>
				<source:outline text="January 6, 2021" created="Wed, 25 May 2022 16:31:25 GMT" inlineImage="http://scripting.com/images/2022/05/25/capitolRiot.png" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/25/163040.html?title=whatIfTheyHadGuns#a163125"/>
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			<title>Republican vision for America</title>
			<description>&lt;p&gt;Guns, guns and back alley abortions.&lt;/p&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Wed, 25 May 2022 20:11:45 GMT</pubDate>
			<link>http://scripting.com/2022/05/25/201145.html?title=republicanVisionForAmerica</link>
			<guid>http://scripting.com/2022/05/25/201145.html?title=republicanVisionForAmerica</guid>
			<source:outline text="Republican vision for America" created="Wed, 25 May 2022 20:11:45 GMT" type="outline" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/25/201145.html?title=republicanVisionForAmerica">
				<source:outline text="Guns, guns and back alley abortions." created="Wed, 25 May 2022 20:11:51 GMT" inlineImage="http://scripting.com/images/2022/05/25/repubsAreProLifeYeah.png" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/25/201145.html?title=republicanVisionForAmerica#a201151"/>
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			<description>When you ask someone who's running late when they plan to get there and they say &quot;Should be there any minute&quot; what do you think that means? Oy.</description>
			<pubDate>Tue, 24 May 2022 18:34:40 GMT</pubDate>
			<link>http://scripting.com/2022/05/24.html#a183440</link>
			<guid>http://scripting.com/2022/05/24.html#a183440</guid>
			<source:outline text="When you ask someone who's running late when they plan to get there and they say &quot;Should be there any minute&quot; what do you think that means? Oy." created="Tue, 24 May 2022 18:34:40 GMT" type="outline" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/24.html#a183440"/>
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			<description>JavaScript question. Why can't we have the &lt;a href=&quot;https://nodejs.org/en/knowledge/getting-started/what-is-require/&quot;&gt;require&lt;/a&gt; verb work in browser apps as it does in Node. It would take a URL as a param. It would be so much simpler if I could use exactly the same modules in both places, with no fuss, no new software to install.</description>
			<pubDate>Tue, 24 May 2022 16:50:29 GMT</pubDate>
			<link>http://scripting.com/2022/05/24.html#a165029</link>
			<guid>http://scripting.com/2022/05/24.html#a165029</guid>
			<source:outline text="JavaScript question. Why can't we have the &lt;a href=&quot;https://nodejs.org/en/knowledge/getting-started/what-is-require/&quot;&gt;require&lt;/a&gt; verb work in browser apps as it does in Node. It would take a URL as a param. It would be so much simpler if I could use exactly the same modules in both places, with no fuss, no new software to install." created="Tue, 24 May 2022 16:50:29 GMT" type="outline" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/24.html#a165029"/>
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			<description>I just got three vaccines: Shingles, pneumonia and the second Covid booster. I usually don't get negative reactions to vaccines, but with three in my system at the same time, who knows. Wish me luck! &lt;span class=&quot;spOldSchoolEmoji&quot;&gt;😄&lt;/span&gt;</description>
			<pubDate>Tue, 24 May 2022 16:28:21 GMT</pubDate>
			<link>http://scripting.com/2022/05/24.html#a162821</link>
			<guid>http://scripting.com/2022/05/24.html#a162821</guid>
			<source:outline text="I just got three vaccines: Shingles, pneumonia and the second Covid booster. I usually don't get negative reactions to vaccines, but with three in my system at the same time, who knows. Wish me luck! &lt;span class=&quot;spOldSchoolEmoji&quot;&gt;😄&lt;/span&gt;" created="Tue, 24 May 2022 16:28:21 GMT" type="outline" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/24.html#a162821"/>
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			<description>Ken Hall is keeping a Drummer blog and &lt;a href=&quot;https://github.com/scripting/drummerSupport/issues/162&quot;&gt;asks about archiving&lt;/a&gt;.</description>
			<pubDate>Tue, 24 May 2022 16:12:53 GMT</pubDate>
			<link>http://scripting.com/2022/05/24.html#a161253</link>
			<guid>http://scripting.com/2022/05/24.html#a161253</guid>
			<source:outline text="Ken Hall is keeping a Drummer blog and &lt;a href=&quot;https://github.com/scripting/drummerSupport/issues/162&quot;&gt;asks about archiving&lt;/a&gt;." created="Tue, 24 May 2022 16:12:53 GMT" type="outline" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/24.html#a161253"/>
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			<description>&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2017/09/02/mrFrog.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;We now have a list of &lt;a href=&quot;http://opml.org/compatibleApps.opml&quot;&gt;OPML-compatible apps&lt;/a&gt;. It's a beginning, there are a bunch of apps that are not on the list. It's not just for editors, you can use OPML to pass outlines to apps that render outlines, for example, as a blog (that's Old School). There will be more of those.  BTW, of course the &lt;a href=&quot;http://opml.org/compatibleApps.opml&quot;&gt;list&lt;/a&gt; is an outline, and the &lt;a href=&quot;http://opml.org/compatibleApps.opml?format=opml&quot;&gt;OPML version&lt;/a&gt; is public, so you should be able to open it in any of the apps on the list.</description>
			<pubDate>Mon, 23 May 2022 21:22:01 GMT</pubDate>
			<link>http://scripting.com/2022/05/23.html#a212201</link>
			<guid>http://scripting.com/2022/05/23.html#a212201</guid>
			<source:outline text="We now have a list of &lt;a href=&quot;http://opml.org/compatibleApps.opml&quot;&gt;OPML-compatible apps&lt;/a&gt;. It's a beginning, there are a bunch of apps that are not on the list. It's not just for editors, you can use OPML to pass outlines to apps that render outlines, for example, as a blog (that's Old School). There will be more of those.  BTW, of course the &lt;a href=&quot;http://opml.org/compatibleApps.opml&quot;&gt;list&lt;/a&gt; is an outline, and the &lt;a href=&quot;http://opml.org/compatibleApps.opml?format=opml&quot;&gt;OPML version&lt;/a&gt; is public, so you should be able to open it in any of the apps on the list." created="Mon, 23 May 2022 21:22:01 GMT" type="outline" image="http://scripting.com/images/2017/09/02/mrFrog.png" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/23.html#a212201"/>
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			<description>Ending Roe v Wade will end the United States. The world is built around reproductive freedom, led by the United States. A country that repeals such a fundamental right no longer is, imho, the United States. Where we go from there I don't know. But if we're going to have a civil war, reproductive freedom would be a good cause.</description>
			<pubDate>Mon, 23 May 2022 14:18:27 GMT</pubDate>
			<link>http://scripting.com/2022/05/23.html#a141827</link>
			<guid>http://scripting.com/2022/05/23.html#a141827</guid>
			<source:outline text="Ending Roe v Wade will end the United States. The world is built around reproductive freedom, led by the United States. A country that repeals such a fundamental right no longer is, imho, the United States. Where we go from there I don't know. But if we're going to have a civil war, reproductive freedom would be a good cause." created="Mon, 23 May 2022 14:18:27 GMT" type="outline" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/23.html#a141827"/>
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			<description>&quot;Web3&quot; is as if there was a new band called Beatles 3, and they didn't play music or write songs, they just held up instruments and said &quot;It would be great if we knew what these were.&quot;</description>
			<pubDate>Mon, 23 May 2022 12:59:55 GMT</pubDate>
			<link>http://scripting.com/2022/05/23.html#a125955</link>
			<guid>http://scripting.com/2022/05/23.html#a125955</guid>
			<source:outline text="&quot;Web3&quot; is as if there was a new band called Beatles 3, and they didn't play music or write songs, they just held up instruments and said &quot;It would be great if we knew what these were.&quot;" created="Mon, 23 May 2022 12:59:55 GMT" type="outline" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/23.html#a125955"/>
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			<description>Davos is happening now, the first one since Covid started. The message at this year's Davos seems to be &quot;You didn't understand the web and it made mega billions. So here's a new web, called &quot;Web3&quot; -- you don't understand it, of course (frankly neither do we) but this time you must invest so &lt;i&gt;you&lt;/i&gt; make the billions!&quot; &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/19/who-are-davos-man-and-davos-woman.html&quot;&gt;They&lt;/a&gt; will love it.</description>
			<pubDate>Mon, 23 May 2022 13:17:49 GMT</pubDate>
			<link>http://scripting.com/2022/05/23.html#a131749</link>
			<guid>http://scripting.com/2022/05/23.html#a131749</guid>
			<source:outline text="Davos is happening now, the first one since Covid started. The message at this year's Davos seems to be &quot;You didn't understand the web and it made mega billions. So here's a new web, called &quot;Web3&quot; -- you don't understand it, of course (frankly neither do we) but this time you must invest so &lt;i&gt;you&lt;/i&gt; make the billions!&quot; &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/19/who-are-davos-man-and-davos-woman.html&quot;&gt;They&lt;/a&gt; will love it." created="Mon, 23 May 2022 13:17:49 GMT" type="outline" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/23.html#a131749"/>
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			<description>BTW, if &quot;Web3&quot; turns out to live up to its name, I will take all this back. I've been wrong before. But so far I've not gotten an idea of how this thing is a new version of the web, and I believe I fully understand what the web is. I'd love to see a one-page description of how you develop apps for this supposed successor to the web.</description>
			<pubDate>Mon, 23 May 2022 13:16:39 GMT</pubDate>
			<link>http://scripting.com/2022/05/23.html#a131639</link>
			<guid>http://scripting.com/2022/05/23.html#a131639</guid>
			<source:outline text="BTW, if &quot;Web3&quot; turns out to live up to its name, I will take all this back. I've been wrong before. But so far I've not gotten an idea of how this thing is a new version of the web, and I believe I fully understand what the web is. I'd love to see a one-page description of how you develop apps for this supposed successor to the web." created="Mon, 23 May 2022 13:16:39 GMT" type="outline" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/23.html#a131639"/>
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			<title>Georges Seurat</title>
			<description>&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://www.wikiart.org/en/georges-seurat/horse-cart-1884&quot;&gt;Horse and cart&lt;/a&gt;, 1884.&lt;/p&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Mon, 23 May 2022 21:32:51 GMT</pubDate>
			<link>http://scripting.com/2022/05/23/213251.html?title=georgesSeurat</link>
			<guid>http://scripting.com/2022/05/23/213251.html?title=georgesSeurat</guid>
			<source:outline text="Georges Seurat" created="Mon, 23 May 2022 21:32:51 GMT" type="outline" metaImage="http://scripting.com/images/2022/05/23/horseAndCart.png" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/23/213251.html?title=georgesSeurat">
				<source:outline text="&lt;a href=&quot;https://www.wikiart.org/en/georges-seurat/horse-cart-1884&quot;&gt;Horse and cart&lt;/a&gt;, 1884." created="Mon, 23 May 2022 21:33:24 GMT" inlineImage="http://scripting.com/images/2022/05/23/horseAndCart.png" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/23/213251.html?title=georgesSeurat#a213324"/>
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			<description>&lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/davewiner/status/1528437616177192960&quot;&gt;Poll&lt;/a&gt;: If you own a Tesla and you're American, how do you vote?</description>
			<pubDate>Sun, 22 May 2022 18:09:22 GMT</pubDate>
			<link>http://scripting.com/2022/05/22.html#a180922</link>
			<guid>http://scripting.com/2022/05/22.html#a180922</guid>
			<source:outline text="&lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/davewiner/status/1528437616177192960&quot;&gt;Poll&lt;/a&gt;: If you own a Tesla and you're American, how do you vote?" created="Sun, 22 May 2022 18:09:22 GMT" type="outline" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/22.html#a180922"/>
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			<description>&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2021/11/21/tesla.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;All of Musk's Trumpy bullshit comes at a time when a flood of competition is coming for Tesla and it looks like they're copying the basic design. This is giving them a chance to rip out a lot of old crap, and turn their cars into computers with big batteries and wheels. I think Tesla has a huge problem in front of them, no Carplay or Android Auto support, therefore &lt;a href=&quot;https://scripting.com/2021/12/03/141929.html&quot;&gt;no app ecosystem&lt;/a&gt;. There are a few apps that I miss not having on my Tesla that I can use on my Subaru (which I never drive because I love the Tesla so much). So Musk is playing Trump. How stupid and dull. I thought he was smart. I thought I was being smart buy buying his product. Ech. What a &lt;i&gt;stupid&lt;/i&gt; waste of energy.</description>
			<pubDate>Sun, 22 May 2022 18:12:00 GMT</pubDate>
			<link>http://scripting.com/2022/05/22.html#a181200</link>
			<guid>http://scripting.com/2022/05/22.html#a181200</guid>
			<source:outline text="All of Musk's Trumpy bullshit comes at a time when a flood of competition is coming for Tesla and it looks like they're copying the basic design. This is giving them a chance to rip out a lot of old crap, and turn their cars into computers with big batteries and wheels. I think Tesla has a huge problem in front of them, no Carplay or Android Auto support, therefore &lt;a href=&quot;https://scripting.com/2021/12/03/141929.html&quot;&gt;no app ecosystem&lt;/a&gt;. There are a few apps that I miss not having on my Tesla that I can use on my Subaru (which I never drive because I love the Tesla so much). So Musk is playing Trump. How stupid and dull. I thought he was smart. I thought I was being smart buy buying his product. Ech. What a &lt;i&gt;stupid&lt;/i&gt; waste of energy." created="Sun, 22 May 2022 18:12:00 GMT" type="outline" image="http://scripting.com/images/2021/11/21/tesla.png" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/22.html#a181200"/>
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			<description>Amazing, &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.killington.com/the-mountain/webcams/mountain/superstar-cam&quot;&gt;they're&lt;/a&gt; still &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2022/05/21/killingtonSkier.png&quot;&gt;skiing&lt;/a&gt; at &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killington_Ski_Resort&quot;&gt;Killington&lt;/a&gt;.</description>
			<pubDate>Sat, 21 May 2022 20:57:59 GMT</pubDate>
			<link>http://scripting.com/2022/05/21.html#a205759</link>
			<guid>http://scripting.com/2022/05/21.html#a205759</guid>
			<source:outline text="Amazing, &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.killington.com/the-mountain/webcams/mountain/superstar-cam&quot;&gt;they're&lt;/a&gt; still &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2022/05/21/killingtonSkier.png&quot;&gt;skiing&lt;/a&gt; at &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killington_Ski_Resort&quot;&gt;Killington&lt;/a&gt;." created="Sat, 21 May 2022 20:57:59 GMT" type="outline" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/21.html#a205759"/>
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			<description>I bought a &lt;a href=&quot;http://daytona.scripting.com/?q=tesla&amp;collection=scriptingnews&quot;&gt;Tesla&lt;/a&gt; and I love the car, but I never thought it would become a &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/nypost/status/1527788745239371776&quot;&gt;MyPillow&lt;/a&gt; type &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.google.com/search?q=mypillow+guy&quot;&gt;thing&lt;/a&gt;.</description>
			<pubDate>Sat, 21 May 2022 20:52:04 GMT</pubDate>
			<link>http://scripting.com/2022/05/21.html#a205204</link>
			<guid>http://scripting.com/2022/05/21.html#a205204</guid>
			<source:outline text="I bought a &lt;a href=&quot;http://daytona.scripting.com/?q=tesla&amp;collection=scriptingnews&quot;&gt;Tesla&lt;/a&gt; and I love the car, but I never thought it would become a &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/nypost/status/1527788745239371776&quot;&gt;MyPillow&lt;/a&gt; type &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.google.com/search?q=mypillow+guy&quot;&gt;thing&lt;/a&gt;." created="Sat, 21 May 2022 20:52:04 GMT" type="outline" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/21.html#a205204"/>
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			<description>I am a JavaScript programmer. I've learned to stack my code via indentation when it could all be done more simply the way you do it in most other languages. It's provable. I can never understand why developers who have worked on the language itself aren't as bothered by this as I am. I realized there might be one difference, something that's been a foundation for all my programming work -- before I was a programmer, I was a math major. In math, you're always looking for broader and simpler statements that you can derive from more narrower and more complicated truths. In a sense that's what math is. So perhaps the language designers of JavaScript didn't study math? This has been a vexing puzzle for me ever since I moved into JavaScript. Not how to simplify JS, that's clear -- rather why don't other people see it, or if they do why don't they fix it?</description>
			<pubDate>Sat, 21 May 2022 15:32:07 GMT</pubDate>
			<link>http://scripting.com/2022/05/21.html#a153207</link>
			<guid>http://scripting.com/2022/05/21.html#a153207</guid>
			<source:outline text="I am a JavaScript programmer. I've learned to stack my code via indentation when it could all be done more simply the way you do it in most other languages. It's provable. I can never understand why developers who have worked on the language itself aren't as bothered by this as I am. I realized there might be one difference, something that's been a foundation for all my programming work -- before I was a programmer, I was a math major. In math, you're always looking for broader and simpler statements that you can derive from more narrower and more complicated truths. In a sense that's what math is. So perhaps the language designers of JavaScript didn't study math? This has been a vexing puzzle for me ever since I moved into JavaScript. Not how to simplify JS, that's clear -- rather why don't other people see it, or if they do why don't they fix it?" created="Sat, 21 May 2022 15:32:07 GMT" type="outline" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/21.html#a153207"/>
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			<description>&lt;a class=&quot;anchorRightMargin&quot; href=&quot;https://www.amazon.com/Positioning-Battle-Your-Al-Ries/dp/0071373586&quot;&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2022/05/21/positioning.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I'm always telling people who think about products to learn about &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Positioning_(marketing)&quot;&gt;positioning&lt;/a&gt;. Unless you understand how the human mind works, how can you market something to humans? It's like becoming a driver, you have to learn what all the controls do. And how products fit into people's minds is one of the biggest controls, and you'd be surprised how not-different people's minds are when it comes to positioning. An example. An ad I saw on Facebook recently for &lt;a href=&quot;https://freshcleantees.com/&quot;&gt;T-shirts&lt;/a&gt; of all things. How many brands of T-shirts can you think of? Probably not too many, but you know there are a lot of them. None have any particular meaning. But what about a T-shirt that Looks Good On You? That's a position. A &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUgl-LFrlPw&amp;t=228s&quot;&gt;ladder&lt;/a&gt; that no one, so far, is positioned on. Maybe the ladder doesn't exist? Positioning has lots of examples of those. But sometimes it does, and it's huge. Think of all the brands that defined new ladders. Like Starbucks. Tesla. Nike. Coca Cola. There was coffee before Starbucks and cars, shoes and cold drinks before these brands carved out new segments of these markets and because they were first in the prospects' minds, they own them, until they throw away their positioning, which many products do, foolishly, through &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Product_line_extension&quot;&gt;line extension&lt;/a&gt;. Heinz is a company that does not understand positioning and is as a result destroying their #1 brand. Think about Heinz. What does the name mean to you? Ketchup, right? Then, recently they decided there are lots of &lt;i&gt;different&lt;/i&gt; ketchups, &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.heinz.com/products/0000000117&quot;&gt;look&lt;/a&gt; at all of them! And they named them all Heinz. Oy. I bet when you add the sales of all the different Heinz ketchups, it's less than standard good old Heinz ketchup. Go to the grocery store, look for ketchup and try to find the Heinz ketchup you grew up with. Good luck!  Line extension is a bad idea. If you own the top spot on a ladder, don't do line extension. You'll lose out to someone who specializes in what you used to own. &lt;a href=&quot;http://daytona.scripting.com/?q=positioning&amp;collection=scriptingnews&quot;&gt;So much to say&lt;/a&gt; about this.</description>
			<pubDate>Sat, 21 May 2022 14:47:57 GMT</pubDate>
			<link>http://scripting.com/2022/05/21.html#a144757</link>
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			<source:outline text="I'm always telling people who think about products to learn about &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Positioning_(marketing)&quot;&gt;positioning&lt;/a&gt;. Unless you understand how the human mind works, how can you market something to humans? It's like becoming a driver, you have to learn what all the controls do. And how products fit into people's minds is one of the biggest controls, and you'd be surprised how not-different people's minds are when it comes to positioning. An example. An ad I saw on Facebook recently for &lt;a href=&quot;https://freshcleantees.com/&quot;&gt;T-shirts&lt;/a&gt; of all things. How many brands of T-shirts can you think of? Probably not too many, but you know there are a lot of them. None have any particular meaning. But what about a T-shirt that Looks Good On You? That's a position. A &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUgl-LFrlPw&amp;t=228s&quot;&gt;ladder&lt;/a&gt; that no one, so far, is positioned on. Maybe the ladder doesn't exist? Positioning has lots of examples of those. But sometimes it does, and it's huge. Think of all the brands that defined new ladders. Like Starbucks. Tesla. Nike. Coca Cola. There was coffee before Starbucks and cars, shoes and cold drinks before these brands carved out new segments of these markets and because they were first in the prospects' minds, they own them, until they throw away their positioning, which many products do, foolishly, through &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Product_line_extension&quot;&gt;line extension&lt;/a&gt;. Heinz is a company that does not understand positioning and is as a result destroying their #1 brand. Think about Heinz. What does the name mean to you? Ketchup, right? Then, recently they decided there are lots of &lt;i&gt;different&lt;/i&gt; ketchups, &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.heinz.com/products/0000000117&quot;&gt;look&lt;/a&gt; at all of them! And they named them all Heinz. Oy. I bet when you add the sales of all the different Heinz ketchups, it's less than standard good old Heinz ketchup. Go to the grocery store, look for ketchup and try to find the Heinz ketchup you grew up with. Good luck!  Line extension is a bad idea. If you own the top spot on a ladder, don't do line extension. You'll lose out to someone who specializes in what you used to own. &lt;a href=&quot;http://daytona.scripting.com/?q=positioning&amp;collection=scriptingnews&quot;&gt;So much to say&lt;/a&gt; about this." created="Sat, 21 May 2022 14:47:57 GMT" type="outline" image="http://scripting.com/images/2022/05/21/positioning.png" imageLink="https://www.amazon.com/Positioning-Battle-Your-Al-Ries/dp/0071373586" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/21.html#a144757"/>
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			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divInlineImage&quot;&gt;&lt;center&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgInline&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2022/05/21/avisCantAffordNotToBeNice.png&quot;&gt;&lt;/center&gt;Avis is #2 on the ladder. And they owned it, beautifully. &lt;/div&gt;</description>
			<pubDate>Sun, 22 May 2022 02:09:40 GMT</pubDate>
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			<source:outline text="Avis is #2 on the ladder. And they owned it, beautifully." created="Sun, 22 May 2022 02:09:40 GMT" type="outline" inlineImage="http://scripting.com/images/2022/05/21/avisCantAffordNotToBeNice.png" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/21.html#a020940"/>
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			<description>One my favorite things to tweet is that &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/davewiner/status/1527786609491464192&quot;&gt;there are No Nets fans&lt;/a&gt;, and wait for a Nets fan to show up and flame me. It never happens. I think even the Clippers must have some fans in NYC, or the Expos, but I can honestly say I've never met a Nets fan.</description>
			<pubDate>Sat, 21 May 2022 00:45:40 GMT</pubDate>
			<link>http://scripting.com/2022/05/20.html#a004540</link>
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			<source:outline text="One my favorite things to tweet is that &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/davewiner/status/1527786609491464192&quot;&gt;there are No Nets fans&lt;/a&gt;, and wait for a Nets fan to show up and flame me. It never happens. I think even the Clippers must have some fans in NYC, or the Expos, but I can honestly say I've never met a Nets fan." created="Sat, 21 May 2022 00:45:40 GMT" type="outline" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/20.html#a004540"/>
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			<description>&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2022/05/20/collins.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;It's amazing that senators like Susan Collins expect an extrordinary level of &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/brianbeutler/status/1527656326142345216&quot;&gt;service&lt;/a&gt; when they have given their (necessary!) approval to four SC justices who they had to know were part of the open-but-deniable plot to dismantle the Constitution, starting with voting rights, and foreign money in our elections, and the latest offense the overturn of Roe. Collins plays on our assumption that grandmothers who appear kindly are more likely to be fooled than shifty. She milks that for all it's worth. Obviously if someone rises to her level of the Republican Party, a multi-term senator from a &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_states_and_blue_states&quot;&gt;blue state&lt;/a&gt;, her reliable vote for Republican atrocities gets her a lot of deference, and we know it.</description>
			<pubDate>Fri, 20 May 2022 14:27:09 GMT</pubDate>
			<link>http://scripting.com/2022/05/20.html#a142709</link>
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			<source:outline text="It's amazing that senators like Susan Collins expect an extrordinary level of &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/brianbeutler/status/1527656326142345216&quot;&gt;service&lt;/a&gt; when they have given their (necessary!) approval to four SC justices who they had to know were part of the open-but-deniable plot to dismantle the Constitution, starting with voting rights, and foreign money in our elections, and the latest offense the overturn of Roe. Collins plays on our assumption that grandmothers who appear kindly are more likely to be fooled than shifty. She milks that for all it's worth. Obviously if someone rises to her level of the Republican Party, a multi-term senator from a &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_states_and_blue_states&quot;&gt;blue state&lt;/a&gt;, her reliable vote for Republican atrocities gets her a lot of deference, and we know it." created="Fri, 20 May 2022 14:27:09 GMT" type="outline" image="http://scripting.com/images/2022/05/20/collins.png" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/20.html#a142709"/>
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			<description>One of the most important principles in programming is that you want to expose problems in code when you're working on it. The more time between when you did the work and when you find the problem, the more impossible it's going to be to implement a good fix. It's analogous to finding a flaw in the design of something buried under the foundation of a skyscraper, long after the whole building has been constructed.</description>
			<pubDate>Fri, 20 May 2022 13:32:02 GMT</pubDate>
			<link>http://scripting.com/2022/05/20.html#a133202</link>
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			<source:outline text="One of the most important principles in programming is that you want to expose problems in code when you're working on it. The more time between when you did the work and when you find the problem, the more impossible it's going to be to implement a good fix. It's analogous to finding a flaw in the design of something buried under the foundation of a skyscraper, long after the whole building has been constructed." created="Fri, 20 May 2022 13:32:02 GMT" type="outline" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/20.html#a133202"/>
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			<description>&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2021/03/31/mcCartneyAbbeyRoad.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;An example, after shipping Drummer in October of last year, immediately a &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2021/10/24.html#a142126&quot;&gt;design flaw&lt;/a&gt; in &lt;a href=&quot;http://daytona.scripting.com/?q=old%20school&amp;collection=scriptingnews&quot;&gt;Old School&lt;/a&gt; popped up. It was written in 2017. The fix required raising the structure and building in another layer below a previously middle layer of the onion, &lt;a href=&quot;http://daytona.scripting.com/?q=rule%201&amp;collection=scriptingnews&quot;&gt;without breaking&lt;/a&gt; anything. The job got done, but it was incredibly stressful. Required the moral support of a few users spread all over the world (that was the nature of the problem).</description>
			<pubDate>Sat, 21 May 2022 00:36:01 GMT</pubDate>
			<link>http://scripting.com/2022/05/20.html#a003601</link>
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			<source:outline text="An example, after shipping Drummer in October of last year, immediately a &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2021/10/24.html#a142126&quot;&gt;design flaw&lt;/a&gt; in &lt;a href=&quot;http://daytona.scripting.com/?q=old%20school&amp;collection=scriptingnews&quot;&gt;Old School&lt;/a&gt; popped up. It was written in 2017. The fix required raising the structure and building in another layer below a previously middle layer of the onion, &lt;a href=&quot;http://daytona.scripting.com/?q=rule%201&amp;collection=scriptingnews&quot;&gt;without breaking&lt;/a&gt; anything. The job got done, but it was incredibly stressful. Required the moral support of a few users spread all over the world (that was the nature of the problem)." created="Sat, 21 May 2022 00:36:01 GMT" type="outline" image="http://scripting.com/images/2021/03/31/mcCartneyAbbeyRoad.png" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/20.html#a003601"/>
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			<description>I'm seeing this principle today because I'm adapting an app I wrote in 2020 to a new environment. I'm getting to fix problems in this code that would have been very difficult to fix if I weren't doing a complete from-the-ground-up rebuild. And there are no users of this stuff, so no compatibility to preserve. It's one of the reasons that an app doesn't really get done right until you fully implement it for the third or fourth time.</description>
			<pubDate>Fri, 20 May 2022 13:37:25 GMT</pubDate>
			<link>http://scripting.com/2022/05/20.html#a133725</link>
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			<source:outline text="I'm seeing this principle today because I'm adapting an app I wrote in 2020 to a new environment. I'm getting to fix problems in this code that would have been very difficult to fix if I weren't doing a complete from-the-ground-up rebuild. And there are no users of this stuff, so no compatibility to preserve. It's one of the reasons that an app doesn't really get done right until you fully implement it for the third or fourth time." created="Fri, 20 May 2022 13:37:25 GMT" type="outline" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/20.html#a133725"/>
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			<title>Is this why Musk got cold feet?</title>
			<description>&lt;p&gt;Why is Musk trying to pull out of the Twitter deal?&lt;/p&gt;&#10;&lt;p&gt;I don't think it has much to do with how many bots are using Twitter, or whether Democrats are assholes, or even that Musk did or didn't show his dick to a stewardess. I think what really matters is what's happening to Tesla stock, and with it, Musk's wealth.&lt;/p&gt;&#10;&lt;p&gt;Here are some facts.&lt;/p&gt;&#10;&lt;ul&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;Musk sent his acquisition offer to Twitter on &lt;a href=&quot;https://qz.com/2167563/an-annotated-history-of-elon-musk-buying-twitter/&quot;&gt;April 13&lt;/a&gt;. &lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;On that day &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.google.com/search?q=%24tsla&quot;&gt;Tesla stock&lt;/a&gt; was trading at $1022.37 per share.&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;Today Tesla is selling for $645. That's about a 37% drop. &lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&lt;p&gt;I don't know for sure, but I'd guess that Musk and his partners are all borrowing to buy Twitter. They certainly don't want to sell stock to raise the money to buy Twitter because that would be a taxable event. And if you take out a loan with your stock as collateral, you don't have to sell the stock, so -- no taxes. It's how rich people buy things. Even not-so-rich people do it. A moderately wealthy person who could afford to pay cash for a house, probably would just take out a loan, to avoid paying taxes. &lt;/p&gt;&#10;&lt;p&gt;But the huge drop in Tesla stock, and whatever stocks Larry Ellison is borrowing against to raise the money for his part of the deal, means that the bankers who are lending against that stock as collateral will want more stock. No problem you say, they all have lots of stock. But maybe he's already used that stock as collateral on other loans? Who knows how much of a stretch this is for Musk. He might not have enough stock to do the deal now. But he signed the deal, so.. &lt;/p&gt;&#10;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://www.google.com/search?q=%24tsla&quot;&gt;$TSLA&lt;/a&gt; before and after April 13.&lt;/p&gt;&#10;&lt;p&gt;Musk and his partners are squeezed in a hard-to-have-foreseen way. The deal has become more expensive and harder to do. And maybe the market &quot;correction&quot; isn't done yet. Maybe Tesla will be worth half what it was, or less?&lt;/p&gt;&#10;&lt;p&gt;BTW, if you want to get an idea of what this is like, season one of &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Succession_(TV_series)#Season_1_(2018)&quot;&gt;Succession&lt;/a&gt; has the young Kendall Roy in a similar bind. &lt;span class=&quot;spOldSchoolEmoji&quot;&gt;😄&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&#10;&lt;p&gt;Unless the market and $TSLA recover quickly this downturn is hitting Musk a lot harder than it would have if he had not done the Twitter deal. But he did, so he's kind of fucked, or so it seems. &lt;/p&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Fri, 20 May 2022 18:49:38 GMT</pubDate>
			<link>http://scripting.com/2022/05/20/184938.html?title=isThisWhyMuskGotColdFeet</link>
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			<source:outline text="Is this why Musk got cold feet?" created="Fri, 20 May 2022 18:49:38 GMT" type="outline" metaImage="http://scripting.com/images/2022/05/20/muskWavingGoodbye.png" description="Musk and his partners are squeezed in a hard-to-have-foreseen way." flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/20/184938.html?title=isThisWhyMuskGotColdFeet">
				<source:outline text="Why is Musk trying to pull out of the Twitter deal?" created="Fri, 20 May 2022 19:16:53 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/20/184938.html?title=isThisWhyMuskGotColdFeet#a191653"/>
				<source:outline text="I don't think it has much to do with how many bots are using Twitter, or whether Democrats are assholes, or even that Musk did or didn't show his dick to a stewardess. I think what really matters is what's happening to Tesla stock, and with it, Musk's wealth." created="Fri, 20 May 2022 18:59:37 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/20/184938.html?title=isThisWhyMuskGotColdFeet#a185937"/>
				<source:outline text="Here are some facts." created="Fri, 20 May 2022 19:00:46 GMT" flBulletedSubs="true" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/20/184938.html?title=isThisWhyMuskGotColdFeet#a190046">
					<source:outline text="Musk sent his acquisition offer to Twitter on &lt;a href=&quot;https://qz.com/2167563/an-annotated-history-of-elon-musk-buying-twitter/&quot;&gt;April 13&lt;/a&gt;." created="Fri, 20 May 2022 18:49:49 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/20/184938.html?title=isThisWhyMuskGotColdFeet#a184949"/>
					<source:outline text="On that day &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.google.com/search?q=%24tsla&quot;&gt;Tesla stock&lt;/a&gt; was trading at $1022.37 per share." created="Fri, 20 May 2022 18:50:39 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/20/184938.html?title=isThisWhyMuskGotColdFeet#a185039"/>
					<source:outline text="Today Tesla is selling for $645. That's about a 37% drop." created="Fri, 20 May 2022 18:51:30 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/20/184938.html?title=isThisWhyMuskGotColdFeet#a185130"/>
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				<source:outline text="I don't know for sure, but I'd guess that Musk and his partners are all borrowing to buy Twitter. They certainly don't want to sell stock to raise the money to buy Twitter because that would be a taxable event. And if you take out a loan with your stock as collateral, you don't have to sell the stock, so -- no taxes. It's how rich people buy things. Even not-so-rich people do it. A moderately wealthy person who could afford to pay cash for a house, probably would just take out a loan, to avoid paying taxes." created="Fri, 20 May 2022 18:52:52 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/20/184938.html?title=isThisWhyMuskGotColdFeet#a185252"/>
				<source:outline text="But the huge drop in Tesla stock, and whatever stocks Larry Ellison is borrowing against to raise the money for his part of the deal, means that the bankers who are lending against that stock as collateral will want more stock. No problem you say, they all have lots of stock. But maybe he's already used that stock as collateral on other loans? Who knows how much of a stretch this is for Musk. He might not have enough stock to do the deal now. But he signed the deal, so.." created="Fri, 20 May 2022 19:04:43 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/20/184938.html?title=isThisWhyMuskGotColdFeet#a190443"/>
				<source:outline text="&lt;a href=&quot;https://www.google.com/search?q=%24tsla&quot;&gt;$TSLA&lt;/a&gt; before and after April 13." created="Fri, 20 May 2022 19:28:08 GMT" inlineImage="http://scripting.com/images/2022/05/20/tsla.png" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/20/184938.html?title=isThisWhyMuskGotColdFeet#a192808"/>
				<source:outline text="Musk and his partners are squeezed in a hard-to-have-foreseen way. The deal has become more expensive and harder to do. And maybe the market &quot;correction&quot; isn't done yet. Maybe Tesla will be worth half what it was, or less?" created="Fri, 20 May 2022 18:54:57 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/20/184938.html?title=isThisWhyMuskGotColdFeet#a185457"/>
				<source:outline text="BTW, if you want to get an idea of what this is like, season one of &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Succession_(TV_series)#Season_1_(2018)&quot;&gt;Succession&lt;/a&gt; has the young Kendall Roy in a similar bind. &lt;span class=&quot;spOldSchoolEmoji&quot;&gt;😄&lt;/span&gt;" created="Fri, 20 May 2022 19:07:34 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/20/184938.html?title=isThisWhyMuskGotColdFeet#a190734"/>
				<source:outline text="Unless the market and $TSLA recover quickly this downturn is hitting Musk a lot harder than it would have if he had not done the Twitter deal. But he did, so he's kind of fucked, or so it seems." created="Fri, 20 May 2022 18:56:53 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/20/184938.html?title=isThisWhyMuskGotColdFeet#a185653"/>
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			<title>Listen to your enemies</title>
			<description>&lt;p&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2022/05/20/theRules.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;I find sometimes my mind isn't open to learning, much to my detriment, I've learned. &lt;/p&gt;&#10;&lt;p&gt;Suppose there was a public figure you loathed, say their name was X, and one day you see in a book entitled &quot;X's plan for world domination.&quot;&lt;/p&gt;&#10;&lt;p&gt;I would buy the book right away, without a second thought, and read it cover to cover. I would want to know exactly what's on this person's mind. At least I hope I would!&lt;/p&gt;&#10;&lt;p&gt;But I find that often I turn away from gifts like this.&lt;/p&gt;&#10;&lt;p&gt;This is a note to remind myself not to do that. ;-)&lt;/p&gt;&#10;&lt;p&gt;I'll give you an example. I was telling a friend about a girlfriend who I had just broken up with. They said it sounds like she's playing &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rules&quot;&gt;The Rules&lt;/a&gt;. He explained it was a book that was the rage, I had never heard of it. I got the book, it was a quick read, and I think my friend was right. In the future I knew what to watch out for.&lt;/p&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Fri, 20 May 2022 13:09:54 GMT</pubDate>
			<link>http://scripting.com/2022/05/20/130954.html?title=listenToYourEnemies</link>
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			<source:outline text="Listen to your enemies" created="Fri, 20 May 2022 13:09:54 GMT" type="outline" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/20/130954.html?title=listenToYourEnemies">
				<source:outline text="I find sometimes my mind isn't open to learning, much to my detriment, I've learned." created="Fri, 20 May 2022 13:10:00 GMT" image="http://scripting.com/images/2022/05/20/theRules.png" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/20/130954.html?title=listenToYourEnemies#a131000"/>
				<source:outline text="Suppose there was a public figure you loathed, say their name was X, and one day you see in a book entitled &quot;X's plan for world domination.&quot;" created="Fri, 20 May 2022 13:10:16 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/20/130954.html?title=listenToYourEnemies#a131016"/>
				<source:outline text="I would buy the book right away, without a second thought, and read it cover to cover. I would want to know exactly what's on this person's mind. At least I hope I would!" created="Fri, 20 May 2022 13:10:42 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/20/130954.html?title=listenToYourEnemies#a131042"/>
				<source:outline text="But I find that often I turn away from gifts like this." flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/20/130954.html?title=listenToYourEnemies#aNaNNaNNaN"/>
				<source:outline text="This is a note to remind myself not to do that. ;-)" created="Fri, 20 May 2022 13:11:03 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/20/130954.html?title=listenToYourEnemies#a131103"/>
				<source:outline text="I'll give you an example. I was telling a friend about a girlfriend who I had just broken up with. They said it sounds like she's playing &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rules&quot;&gt;The Rules&lt;/a&gt;. He explained it was a book that was the rage, I had never heard of it. I got the book, it was a quick read, and I think my friend was right. In the future I knew what to watch out for." created="Fri, 20 May 2022 13:11:04 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/20/130954.html?title=listenToYourEnemies#a131104"/>
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			<description>I don't get where people who are selling their stock are putting the proceeds. Anything that's &quot;safe&quot; will be subject to inflation.</description>
			<pubDate>Thu, 19 May 2022 21:41:35 GMT</pubDate>
			<link>http://scripting.com/2022/05/19.html#a214135</link>
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			<source:outline text="I don't get where people who are selling their stock are putting the proceeds. Anything that's &quot;safe&quot; will be subject to inflation." created="Thu, 19 May 2022 21:41:35 GMT" type="outline" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/19.html#a214135"/>
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			<title>Repubs and world domination</title>
			<description>&lt;p&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2021/04/07/harrison.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;If no one had ever climbed the tallest mountain in the world, you can be sure there would be people whose life goal is to be the first to climb it.&lt;/p&gt;&#10;&lt;p&gt;No one person has ever dominated the entire world economy. And there have always been people who wanted to be the first. And in no time in human history has it been more possible, and the resulting power been more awesome. And the people who want it, will soon have it.  &lt;/p&gt;&#10;&lt;p&gt;Probably some of them aren't actually trying to dominate the world, some probably just want to kill a lot of people. And that sure is happening. Covid. &lt;/p&gt;&#10;&lt;p&gt;But here's the really scary part. When Hitler tried to achieve world domination in the 1940s, he controlled a very small country, and even though he managed to grow it significantly through war, he never got close to dominating the world.&lt;/p&gt;&#10;&lt;p&gt;I think if he had come before FDR, there's a fair chance the US would've sided with Germany, not the allies. Why do I say that? Slavery. It was a very Nazi-like thing we did there. Hitler learned a lot from slavery in the US. America's philosophy with its big ideas was a lie. Our corrections have been big, but short-lived, the post Civil War reconstruction, the New Deal, and the period after WW II when the Repubs foolishly bet too much too early with Goldwater, yielding a huge Democratic majority and a president (Johnson) was knew how to use the power. But it quickly snapped back with Nixon's Silent Majority. And Reagan. And the Bushes. And Trump and who knows what comes next, but it's going in the wrong direction, obviously.&lt;/p&gt;&#10;&lt;p&gt;World domination is definitely at stake in the fight between the Repubs and everyone else. Remember, this isn't a small country like Germany in the 30s, we're the military behemoth with the reserve currency for the world. The Repubs won't have to fight a world war to get further than any world dominator has ever gotten. They will have that from Day 1. No need to fight anyone. Putin and Xi will be at the inaugural. NATO will not be invited.&lt;/p&gt;&#10;&lt;p&gt;I've read a lot of American history in the last two years when it dawned on me how big the lie was we were told in school. It seems in the last few years we've been starting to tell more truth to the kids, and the Repubs are putting a stop to that.&lt;/p&gt;&#10;&lt;p&gt;Anyway, lots of destruction if we don't get in the way of the Republican Party's assumption of power. &lt;/p&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Thu, 19 May 2022 15:59:31 GMT</pubDate>
			<link>http://scripting.com/2022/05/19/155931.html?title=repubsAndWorldDomination</link>
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			<source:outline text="Repubs and world domination" created="Thu, 19 May 2022 15:59:31 GMT" type="outline" metaImage="http://scripting.com/images/2022/05/19/goldwater.png" description="Putin, Xi and the Republican who 'wins' in 2024 will dominate the world, unless we change, radically, now." flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/19/155931.html?title=repubsAndWorldDomination">
				<source:outline text="If no one had ever climbed the tallest mountain in the world, you can be sure there would be people whose life goal is to be the first to climb it." created="Thu, 19 May 2022 15:59:32 GMT" image="http://scripting.com/images/2021/04/07/harrison.png" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/19/155931.html?title=repubsAndWorldDomination#a155932"/>
				<source:outline text="No one person has ever dominated the entire world economy. And there have always been people who wanted to be the first. And in no time in human history has it been more possible, and the resulting power been more awesome. And the people who want it, will soon have it." created="Thu, 19 May 2022 16:00:10 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/19/155931.html?title=repubsAndWorldDomination#a160010"/>
				<source:outline text="Probably some of them aren't actually trying to dominate the world, some probably just want to kill a lot of people. And that sure is happening. Covid." created="Thu, 19 May 2022 21:31:35 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/19/155931.html?title=repubsAndWorldDomination#a213135"/>
				<source:outline text="But here's the really scary part. When Hitler tried to achieve world domination in the 1940s, he controlled a very small country, and even though he managed to grow it significantly through war, he never got close to dominating the world." created="Thu, 19 May 2022 16:01:20 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/19/155931.html?title=repubsAndWorldDomination#a160120"/>
				<source:outline text="I think if he had come before FDR, there's a fair chance the US would've sided with Germany, not the allies. Why do I say that? Slavery. It was a very Nazi-like thing we did there. Hitler learned a lot from slavery in the US. America's philosophy with its big ideas was a lie. Our corrections have been big, but short-lived, the post Civil War reconstruction, the New Deal, and the period after WW II when the Repubs foolishly bet too much too early with Goldwater, yielding a huge Democratic majority and a president (Johnson) was knew how to use the power. But it quickly snapped back with Nixon's Silent Majority. And Reagan. And the Bushes. And Trump and who knows what comes next, but it's going in the wrong direction, obviously." created="Thu, 19 May 2022 16:01:51 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/19/155931.html?title=repubsAndWorldDomination#a160151"/>
				<source:outline text="World domination is definitely at stake in the fight between the Repubs and everyone else. Remember, this isn't a small country like Germany in the 30s, we're the military behemoth with the reserve currency for the world. The Repubs won't have to fight a world war to get further than any world dominator has ever gotten. They will have that from Day 1. No need to fight anyone. Putin and Xi will be at the inaugural. NATO will not be invited." created="Thu, 19 May 2022 16:04:31 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/19/155931.html?title=repubsAndWorldDomination#a160431"/>
				<source:outline text="I've read a lot of American history in the last two years when it dawned on me how big the lie was we were told in school. It seems in the last few years we've been starting to tell more truth to the kids, and the Repubs are putting a stop to that." created="Thu, 19 May 2022 16:05:29 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/19/155931.html?title=repubsAndWorldDomination#a160529"/>
				<source:outline text="Anyway, lots of destruction if we don't get in the way of the Republican Party's assumption of power." flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/19/155931.html?title=repubsAndWorldDomination#aNaNNaNNaN"/>
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			<description>Yesterday I wrote about a &lt;a href=&quot;https://github.com/scripting/subscriptionListCleanup/blob/main/subscriptionlistcleanup.js&quot;&gt;utility&lt;/a&gt; that takes an OPML list of RSS feeds and validates them. Only feeds that can be read and are parseable are added to the OPML file it creates. It's what I use to clean up old lists before putting them in a database. I can see from where I'm going next that I won't be swinging back this way for a bit, so I thought it was better to &lt;a href=&quot;https://github.com/scripting/subscriptionListCleanup/blob/main/subscriptionlistcleanup.js&quot;&gt;point&lt;/a&gt; to it now, in case people could use it. Important: It's a programmer's utility and meant to be example code. You have to be a JavaScript programmer to use it. If you have questions, post a comment in this &lt;a href=&quot;https://github.com/scripting/subscriptionListCleanup/issues/1&quot;&gt;issue thread&lt;/a&gt;.</description>
			<pubDate>Wed, 18 May 2022 15:19:29 GMT</pubDate>
			<link>http://scripting.com/2022/05/18.html#a151929</link>
			<guid>http://scripting.com/2022/05/18.html#a151929</guid>
			<source:outline text="Yesterday I wrote about a &lt;a href=&quot;https://github.com/scripting/subscriptionListCleanup/blob/main/subscriptionlistcleanup.js&quot;&gt;utility&lt;/a&gt; that takes an OPML list of RSS feeds and validates them. Only feeds that can be read and are parseable are added to the OPML file it creates. It's what I use to clean up old lists before putting them in a database. I can see from where I'm going next that I won't be swinging back this way for a bit, so I thought it was better to &lt;a href=&quot;https://github.com/scripting/subscriptionListCleanup/blob/main/subscriptionlistcleanup.js&quot;&gt;point&lt;/a&gt; to it now, in case people could use it. Important: It's a programmer's utility and meant to be example code. You have to be a JavaScript programmer to use it. If you have questions, post a comment in this &lt;a href=&quot;https://github.com/scripting/subscriptionListCleanup/issues/1&quot;&gt;issue thread&lt;/a&gt;." created="Wed, 18 May 2022 15:19:29 GMT" type="outline" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/18.html#a151929"/>
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			<description>&lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/davewiner/status/1526928905197740032&quot;&gt;Thread&lt;/a&gt;: There's a new Mac outliner which is designed to interop with Drummer. Gotta love that.</description>
			<pubDate>Wed, 18 May 2022 15:02:35 GMT</pubDate>
			<link>http://scripting.com/2022/05/18.html#a150235</link>
			<guid>http://scripting.com/2022/05/18.html#a150235</guid>
			<source:outline text="&lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/davewiner/status/1526928905197740032&quot;&gt;Thread&lt;/a&gt;: There's a new Mac outliner which is designed to interop with Drummer. Gotta love that." created="Wed, 18 May 2022 15:02:35 GMT" type="outline" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/18.html#a150235"/>
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			<title>The Bose speaker review</title>
			<description>&lt;p&gt;&lt;a class=&quot;anchorRightMargin&quot; href=&quot;https://www.amazon.com/Bose-Speaker-Amazon-Alexa-Built/dp/B07Q337VV3?th=1&quot;&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2022/05/18/boseSpeaker.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I've been buying smart battery-powered Bluetooth speakers almost since they first came out, starting with the &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00G3SNCGM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1&quot;&gt;Beats Pill&lt;/a&gt;, which I had mounted on the handlebars of the bike I rode in Manhattan. Lots of people asked what it was, and where could they get one. Since then I've bought speakers from &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MSYQWNY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&amp;th=1&quot;&gt;JBL&lt;/a&gt;, &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07VSPPQXC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&amp;th=1&quot;&gt;Tribit&lt;/a&gt;, &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FFV59PY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&amp;th=1&quot;&gt;Ultimate Ears&lt;/a&gt;, and others. None of them cost more than $100. My favorite so far is the Tribit, it's tiny, has a huge sound, and it's got a great feel in the hand.&lt;/p&gt;&#10;&lt;p&gt;Then the other day I figured out what I wanted for summer outdoor lounging -- a battery-powered speaker that had Alexa built in. So I did a little shopping, found there aren't many, and they're all really expensive. I asked for advice &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/davewiner/status/1524533392901083136&quot;&gt;on Twitter&lt;/a&gt;, and decided to blow some money, ordering a $400 &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07VFKBQ3K/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&amp;th=1&quot;&gt;Bose speaker&lt;/a&gt;. The reviews were stunning. I had a hard time imagining how the sound could be that great, compared to how great the much cheaper models were, but I had to find out. They offered free returns. So all I was risking was a little time. &lt;/p&gt;&#10;&lt;p&gt;Here's the top line. It was a huge disappointment in every way. &lt;/p&gt;&#10;&lt;ul&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;I had to download their app just to turn it on, and then I had to create an account on their service. I also had to check off their agreement, which of course I didn't read. So right off the bat, before it even says anything to me, I hate it.&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;Then it takes ten minutes to download the updated system software. &lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;To use Alexa, I had to go through another signon process which required me to remember the password I used for their system, which very luckily I did (I didn't try, I never plan on using that service again). &lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;Okay now finally, I say &quot;Alexa WNYC,&quot; our local NPR station. Nothing happens. Then the speaker upstairs starts playing WNYC. I yell ALEXA STOP upstairs. No good. So I go upstairs and tell it again to stop, and again it doesn't. So I pull the plug. Then I hear the Alexa in the bedroom is doing the same thing. I go in there and pull the plug. Go back downstairs. The Bose speaker is doing nothing. Okay I take a deep breath and try it again. &quot;Alexa WNYC.&quot; Exactly the same thing happens. So I go upstairs again, pull the plugs on the speakers, this time, leave them unplugged, go back downstairs and try again. &quot;Alexa WNYC.&quot; Nothing. I figure I'll try it again later.&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;I'm not done with the flaws of the product, but I want to pause here for a moment. I'm accustomed to setting up Alexas by plugging them in, waiting a few seconds while it boots up, then it looks around and somehow finds one of the other Alexas and asks if it's okay if it uses the data on it to configure this one. I always smile at this point, man that's good design, and I say YES of course, and in a few seconds I'm listening to NPR. The process involves no work beyond plugging it in and giving my consent. I imagine it needs to download updated system software, but wisely waits until late at night to do it. Why make the human wait while the robot does its housekeeping?&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;Okay the next day I figure enough with Alexa, let's see how this is as a speaker. So I press the Bluetooth button on top of the speaker, and I connect my iPhone in the normal way for Bluetooth. Then I play an old McCartney song. It sounds like any of the other speakers I have. I hit pause and start playing another song, and it never plays. I hit pause and play again, and it plays for a few seconds then freezes. I repeat the pause-play thing again and again, that's it -- it never plays another bit of music. &lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&lt;p&gt;Conclusion: This is a piece of shit product. Maybe the Alexa problems are really Amazon problems, but if so, I can't believe they shipped the thing in this condition. But Bluetooth is mature technology. I've never had a problem with Bluetooth on any of the other speakers. &lt;/p&gt;&#10;&lt;p&gt;And there's no way this product is worth $400. Even if it worked it wouldn't be worth any more than $100, and probably a lot less because the idea is this is supposed to be a portable product and it's much less portable than the $43 &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07VSPPQXC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&amp;th=1&quot;&gt;Tribit&lt;/a&gt;, and honestly -- if it sounds better, I couldn't tell the difference. &lt;/p&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Wed, 18 May 2022 13:04:08 GMT</pubDate>
			<link>http://scripting.com/2022/05/18/130408.html?title=theBoseSpeakerReview</link>
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			<source:outline text="The Bose speaker review" created="Wed, 18 May 2022 13:04:08 GMT" type="outline" description="A buggy product that doesn't work for its intended purpose, and it's way too expensive." flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/18/130408.html?title=theBoseSpeakerReview">
				<source:outline text="I've been buying smart battery-powered Bluetooth speakers almost since they first came out, starting with the &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00G3SNCGM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1&quot;&gt;Beats Pill&lt;/a&gt;, which I had mounted on the handlebars of the bike I rode in Manhattan. Lots of people asked what it was, and where could they get one. Since then I've bought speakers from &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MSYQWNY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&amp;th=1&quot;&gt;JBL&lt;/a&gt;, &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07VSPPQXC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&amp;th=1&quot;&gt;Tribit&lt;/a&gt;, &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FFV59PY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&amp;th=1&quot;&gt;Ultimate Ears&lt;/a&gt;, and others. None of them cost more than $100. My favorite so far is the Tribit, it's tiny, has a huge sound, and it's got a great feel in the hand." created="Wed, 18 May 2022 13:11:18 GMT" image="http://scripting.com/images/2022/05/18/boseSpeaker.png" imageLink="https://www.amazon.com/Bose-Speaker-Amazon-Alexa-Built/dp/B07Q337VV3?th=1" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/18/130408.html?title=theBoseSpeakerReview#a131118"/>
				<source:outline text="Then the other day I figured out what I wanted for summer outdoor lounging -- a battery-powered speaker that had Alexa built in. So I did a little shopping, found there aren't many, and they're all really expensive. I asked for advice &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/davewiner/status/1524533392901083136&quot;&gt;on Twitter&lt;/a&gt;, and decided to blow some money, ordering a $400 &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07VFKBQ3K/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&amp;th=1&quot;&gt;Bose speaker&lt;/a&gt;. The reviews were stunning. I had a hard time imagining how the sound could be that great, compared to how great the much cheaper models were, but I had to find out. They offered free returns. So all I was risking was a little time." created="Wed, 18 May 2022 13:23:23 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/18/130408.html?title=theBoseSpeakerReview#a132323"/>
				<source:outline text="Here's the top line. It was a huge disappointment in every way." created="Wed, 18 May 2022 13:11:32 GMT" flBulletedSubs="true" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/18/130408.html?title=theBoseSpeakerReview#a131132">
					<source:outline text="I had to download their app just to turn it on, and then I had to create an account on their service. I also had to check off their agreement, which of course I didn't read. So right off the bat, before it even says anything to me, I hate it." created="Wed, 18 May 2022 13:11:47 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/18/130408.html?title=theBoseSpeakerReview#a131147"/>
					<source:outline text="Then it takes ten minutes to download the updated system software." created="Wed, 18 May 2022 13:12:35 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/18/130408.html?title=theBoseSpeakerReview#a131235"/>
					<source:outline text="To use Alexa, I had to go through another signon process which required me to remember the password I used for their system, which very luckily I did (I didn't try, I never plan on using that service again)." created="Wed, 18 May 2022 13:12:45 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/18/130408.html?title=theBoseSpeakerReview#a131245"/>
					<source:outline text="Okay now finally, I say &quot;Alexa WNYC,&quot; our local NPR station. Nothing happens. Then the speaker upstairs starts playing WNYC. I yell ALEXA STOP upstairs. No good. So I go upstairs and tell it again to stop, and again it doesn't. So I pull the plug. Then I hear the Alexa in the bedroom is doing the same thing. I go in there and pull the plug. Go back downstairs. The Bose speaker is doing nothing. Okay I take a deep breath and try it again. &quot;Alexa WNYC.&quot; Exactly the same thing happens. So I go upstairs again, pull the plugs on the speakers, this time, leave them unplugged, go back downstairs and try again. &quot;Alexa WNYC.&quot; Nothing. I figure I'll try it again later." created="Wed, 18 May 2022 13:13:37 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/18/130408.html?title=theBoseSpeakerReview#a131337"/>
					<source:outline text="I'm not done with the flaws of the product, but I want to pause here for a moment. I'm accustomed to setting up Alexas by plugging them in, waiting a few seconds while it boots up, then it looks around and somehow finds one of the other Alexas and asks if it's okay if it uses the data on it to configure this one. I always smile at this point, man that's good design, and I say YES of course, and in a few seconds I'm listening to NPR. The process involves no work beyond plugging it in and giving my consent. I imagine it needs to download updated system software, but wisely waits until late at night to do it. Why make the human wait while the robot does its housekeeping?" created="Wed, 18 May 2022 13:16:19 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/18/130408.html?title=theBoseSpeakerReview#a131619"/>
					<source:outline text="Okay the next day I figure enough with Alexa, let's see how this is as a speaker. So I press the Bluetooth button on top of the speaker, and I connect my iPhone in the normal way for Bluetooth. Then I play an old McCartney song. It sounds like any of the other speakers I have. I hit pause and start playing another song, and it never plays. I hit pause and play again, and it plays for a few seconds then freezes. I repeat the pause-play thing again and again, that's it -- it never plays another bit of music." created="Wed, 18 May 2022 13:18:24 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/18/130408.html?title=theBoseSpeakerReview#a131824"/>
					</source:outline>
				<source:outline text="Conclusion: This is a piece of shit product. Maybe the Alexa problems are really Amazon problems, but if so, I can't believe they shipped the thing in this condition. But Bluetooth is mature technology. I've never had a problem with Bluetooth on any of the other speakers." created="Wed, 18 May 2022 13:20:43 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/18/130408.html?title=theBoseSpeakerReview#a132043"/>
				<source:outline text="And there's no way this product is worth $400. Even if it worked it wouldn't be worth any more than $100, and probably a lot less because the idea is this is supposed to be a portable product and it's much less portable than the $43 &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07VSPPQXC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&amp;th=1&quot;&gt;Tribit&lt;/a&gt;, and honestly -- if it sounds better, I couldn't tell the difference." created="Wed, 18 May 2022 13:21:32 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/18/130408.html?title=theBoseSpeakerReview#a132132"/>
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			<description>Today I wrote a Node app that reads an OPML subscription list, loops over all the feeds and only passes on the ones that are reachable and parseable. Yes, I plan to share the code, because it's useful and also good example code for reading and writing lists, and reading feeds.</description>
			<pubDate>Tue, 17 May 2022 16:49:04 GMT</pubDate>
			<link>http://scripting.com/2022/05/17.html#a164904</link>
			<guid>http://scripting.com/2022/05/17.html#a164904</guid>
			<source:outline text="Today I wrote a Node app that reads an OPML subscription list, loops over all the feeds and only passes on the ones that are reachable and parseable. Yes, I plan to share the code, because it's useful and also good example code for reading and writing lists, and reading feeds." created="Tue, 17 May 2022 16:49:04 GMT" type="outline" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/17.html#a164904"/>
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			<description>I've stopped doing &lt;a href=&quot;http://daytona.scripting.com/?q=Wordle&amp;collection=scriptingnews&quot;&gt;Wordle&lt;/a&gt;. I start, and then I get to the third guess and think of something I'd rather do.</description>
			<pubDate>Tue, 17 May 2022 16:48:19 GMT</pubDate>
			<link>http://scripting.com/2022/05/17.html#a164819</link>
			<guid>http://scripting.com/2022/05/17.html#a164819</guid>
			<source:outline text="I've stopped doing &lt;a href=&quot;http://daytona.scripting.com/?q=Wordle&amp;collection=scriptingnews&quot;&gt;Wordle&lt;/a&gt;. I start, and then I get to the third guess and think of something I'd rather do." created="Tue, 17 May 2022 16:48:19 GMT" type="outline" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/17.html#a164819"/>
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			<description>One of the coolest things about the web is that people do tutorials with videos showing how they do things like install a new antenna on your roof, or put together an Adirondack chair. When people bad mouth the web, they forget about miracles like that.</description>
			<pubDate>Tue, 17 May 2022 16:47:03 GMT</pubDate>
			<link>http://scripting.com/2022/05/17.html#a164703</link>
			<guid>http://scripting.com/2022/05/17.html#a164703</guid>
			<source:outline text="One of the coolest things about the web is that people do tutorials with videos showing how they do things like install a new antenna on your roof, or put together an Adirondack chair. When people bad mouth the web, they forget about miracles like that." created="Tue, 17 May 2022 16:47:03 GMT" type="outline" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/17.html#a164703"/>
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			<title>Making Twitter quieter</title>
			<description>&lt;p&gt;A thread from Twitter converted to a post. Someday I'm going to have to write a script to do this automatically.&lt;/p&gt;&#10;&lt;p&gt;If Twitter had a Steve Jobs type leader he'd come up with a brilliant idea, akin to noise-cancelling headphones (and call it that), and explain how satisfying it can be to tell the trolls to shut the fuck up. Ahhhh nice and quiet. &lt;/p&gt;&#10;&lt;p&gt;I used to live on noisy streets in Palo Alto and Berkeley. I moved to NYC, even worse (I lived in the West Village, then the East Village) until I moved uptown and then ahhh nice and quiet. Moved to the mountains, even better! There's something to be said for a little peace. &lt;/p&gt;&#10;&lt;p&gt;Here's how I made my twtr quiet. At the first sign of trollish behavior, I mute or block. Works great. &lt;/p&gt;&#10;&lt;p&gt;The trollish behavior is basically anyone who wants to argue with you. People who say unfair things and you want to point out how unfair they are. If you find yourself protesting, the chances you're communicating with a troll approach 100 percent. &lt;/p&gt;&#10;&lt;p&gt;To determine if the person conversing with you is a troll, look at your own feelings. If you feel they misunderstand you and want to correct them -- it's a troll. &lt;/p&gt;&#10;&lt;p&gt;We've learned so much about trolls. Trolls aren't nearly as frustrating as newbies who refuse to turn them off and insist on setting them straight &lt;i&gt;for all to see. &lt;/i&gt;Ohhh, that's exactly what they want. It's like having a cat who brings home dead birds. I'm sure the cat meant well, but..&lt;/p&gt;&#10;&lt;p&gt;And btw, in 2022, the entire Republican Party platform is trolling. &lt;/p&gt;&#10;&lt;p&gt;Whoever runs Twitter needs the sass of Steve Jobs with his incredible ability to make simple ideas simple. Noise-cancelling headphones for Twitter. Instead of focusing on trying to diminish the brightness of the sun, give everyone sunglasses. &lt;/p&gt;&#10;&lt;p&gt;A Repub is someone who likes to troll Libs. &lt;/p&gt;&#10;&lt;p&gt;A Lib is someone who thinks Repubs want to know why they're wrong. &lt;/p&gt;&#10;&lt;p&gt;One of the coolest things about the web is that people do tutorials with videos showing how they do things like install a new antenna on your roof, or put together an Adirondack chair. When people bad mouth the web, they forget about miracles like that. That said, there must be videos that demo how to shut down the trolls yourself.&lt;/p&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Tue, 17 May 2022 17:06:41 GMT</pubDate>
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			<source:outline text="Making Twitter quieter" created="Tue, 17 May 2022 17:06:41 GMT" type="outline" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/17/170641.html?title=makingTwitterQuieter">
				<source:outline text="A thread from Twitter converted to a post. Someday I'm going to have to write a script to do this automatically." created="Tue, 17 May 2022 17:10:03 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/17/170641.html?title=makingTwitterQuieter#a171003"/>
				<source:outline text="If Twitter had a Steve Jobs type leader he'd come up with a brilliant idea, akin to noise-cancelling headphones (and call it that), and explain how satisfying it can be to tell the trolls to shut the fuck up. Ahhhh nice and quiet." created="Tue, 17 May 2022 17:06:47 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/17/170641.html?title=makingTwitterQuieter#a170647"/>
				<source:outline text="I used to live on noisy streets in Palo Alto and Berkeley. I moved to NYC, even worse (I lived in the West Village, then the East Village) until I moved uptown and then ahhh nice and quiet. Moved to the mountains, even better! There's something to be said for a little peace." created="Tue, 17 May 2022 17:07:04 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/17/170641.html?title=makingTwitterQuieter#a170704"/>
				<source:outline text="Here's how I made my twtr quiet. At the first sign of trollish behavior, I mute or block. Works great." created="Tue, 17 May 2022 17:07:47 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/17/170641.html?title=makingTwitterQuieter#a170747"/>
				<source:outline text="The trollish behavior is basically anyone who wants to argue with you. People who say unfair things and you want to point out how unfair they are. If you find yourself protesting, the chances you're communicating with a troll approach 100 percent." created="Tue, 17 May 2022 17:08:13 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/17/170641.html?title=makingTwitterQuieter#a170813"/>
				<source:outline text="To determine if the person conversing with you is a troll, look at your own feelings. If you feel they misunderstand you and want to correct them -- it's a troll." created="Tue, 17 May 2022 17:08:28 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/17/170641.html?title=makingTwitterQuieter#a170828"/>
				<source:outline text="We've learned so much about trolls. Trolls aren't nearly as frustrating as newbies who refuse to turn them off and insist on setting them straight &lt;i&gt;for all to see. &lt;/i&gt;Ohhh, that's exactly what they want. It's like having a cat who brings home dead birds. I'm sure the cat meant well, but.." created="Tue, 17 May 2022 17:08:36 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/17/170641.html?title=makingTwitterQuieter#a170836"/>
				<source:outline text="And btw, in 2022, the entire Republican Party platform is trolling." created="Tue, 17 May 2022 17:08:57 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/17/170641.html?title=makingTwitterQuieter#a170857"/>
				<source:outline text="Whoever runs Twitter needs the sass of Steve Jobs with his incredible ability to make simple ideas simple. Noise-cancelling headphones for Twitter. Instead of focusing on trying to diminish the brightness of the sun, give everyone sunglasses." created="Tue, 17 May 2022 17:09:32 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/17/170641.html?title=makingTwitterQuieter#a170932"/>
				<source:outline text="A Repub is someone who likes to troll Libs." created="Tue, 17 May 2022 17:09:48 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/17/170641.html?title=makingTwitterQuieter#a170948"/>
				<source:outline text="A Lib is someone who thinks Repubs want to know why they're wrong." created="Tue, 17 May 2022 17:09:52 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/17/170641.html?title=makingTwitterQuieter#a170952"/>
				<source:outline text="One of the coolest things about the web is that people do tutorials with videos showing how they do things like install a new antenna on your roof, or put together an Adirondack chair. When people bad mouth the web, they forget about miracles like that. That said, there must be videos that demo how to shut down the trolls yourself." created="Tue, 17 May 2022 17:09:55 GMT" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/17/170641.html?title=makingTwitterQuieter#a170955"/>
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			<description>&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2022/05/16/chuck.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;The more you make a certain &lt;a href=&quot;https://news.yahoo.com/rep-elise-stefaniks-staff-reportedly-004533903.html&quot;&gt;upstate NY congressperson&lt;/a&gt; famous for pissing off libs, the more popular you make her with her constituents. Sometimes it's better to just stifle.</description>
			<pubDate>Mon, 16 May 2022 17:39:07 GMT</pubDate>
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			<source:outline text="The more you make a certain &lt;a href=&quot;https://news.yahoo.com/rep-elise-stefaniks-staff-reportedly-004533903.html&quot;&gt;upstate NY congressperson&lt;/a&gt; famous for pissing off libs, the more popular you make her with her constituents. Sometimes it's better to just stifle." created="Mon, 16 May 2022 17:39:07 GMT" type="outline" image="http://scripting.com/images/2022/05/16/chuck.png" flInCalendar="true" permalink="http://scripting.com/2022/05/16.html#a173907"/>
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