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			<title>Scripting News: Tuesday, August 4, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/08/04.html&quot;&gt;Tuesday, August 4, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/08/04/melo.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a022721&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/08/04/melo.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 watched an NBA &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_NBA_Bubble&quot;&gt;bubble&lt;/a&gt; game this evening between the Houston Rockets and the Portland Trailblazers. I didn't realize how much I missed live sports. It's good but I think they should get rid of the fake things.  I’d like to hear what the sport is like with just the player sounds, no simulated fans.  The screens with fans supposedly reacting to the play is pointless. I remember that high school and college basketball had charm, because the fans weren't so much a part of the action. Please put the player names on their uniforms. And.. When Melo scores the announcer has to say  &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.google.com/search?q=Carrrrrrrrrrmellllllllllllo+Annnnnnnnthony&quot;&gt;Carrrrrrrrrrmellllllllllllo Annnnnnnnthony&lt;/a&gt;. Please. Also Melo must wear a white headband. How else can I find him on the court?&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/08/04.html#a022721&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a164258&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;We were inundated with rain from the &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Isaias#Mid-Atlantic_States&quot;&gt;hurricane&lt;/a&gt; with the funny &lt;a href=&quot;https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Isaias&amp;t=hk&amp;ia=web&quot;&gt;name&lt;/a&gt; this afternoon and early evening. We were &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.google.com/maps/@46.4720465,-72.0051503,5z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m3!15m2!1m1!1s%2Fg%2F11jr9wsd2m&quot;&gt;smack&lt;/a&gt; in the &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/08/04/projectedPath.png&quot;&gt;middle&lt;/a&gt; of the path. It was a pretty bad storm. Lights flickered a bit, the cable modem rebooted a few times, and the wind was freaky, but all's good now. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/08/04.html#a164258&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a163817&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I'm reading the &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Influenza#:~:text=271407049-,The%20Great%20Influenza%3A%20The%20Story%20of%20the%20Deadliest%20Plague%20in,the%20worst%20pandemic%20in%20history.&quot;&gt;book&lt;/a&gt; about the &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_flu&quot;&gt;1918 pandemic&lt;/a&gt;. And it's amazing how much the 2020 pandemic is a replay. The president at the time, Woodrow Wilson, did nothing about the outbreak. Cities were on their own. People said Oh it's just the flu. Then they got it and died. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/08/04.html#a163817&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/08/04/trumpVomiting.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a120724&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/08/04/trumpVomiting.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 founders obsessed on things the president could not do, but they didn't consider what we must &lt;i&gt;require&lt;/i&gt; the president to do. He must defend the country against attacks. Trump is exploiting that loophole. Not defending the country against the virus. It's running wild. And without help from scientists the people don't understand it. If it were a fire burning in their neighborhood everyone would understand that it must be put out. No time to waste. But people can't feel that. Evolution didn't teach us to fear a virus at a primal level. So here we are. We have these great communication tools. What's next?&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/08/04.html#a120724&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a023804&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I like the way they talk about Trump on CNN. Everything he says is a lie and that's what they say. I think they should only run pictures of him that look &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/08/04/trumpVomiting.png&quot;&gt;like this&lt;/a&gt;. Only &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/discorporate&quot;&gt;discorporate&lt;/a&gt; heads of Trump looking foolish and/or nauseated. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/08/04.html#a023804&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Wed, 05 Aug 2020 04:00:41 GMT</pubDate>
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			<title>Scripting News: Monday, August 3, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/08/03.html&quot;&gt;Monday, August 3, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a202527&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Today's song: &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpD70wN6Aag&quot;&gt;Come and go blues&lt;/a&gt;. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/08/03.html#a202527&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a191822&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I just signed up for &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.joinclubhouse.com/&quot;&gt;Clubhouse&lt;/a&gt;. I'm @davew. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/08/03.html#a191822&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a155126&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I’m watching &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schitt%27s_Creek&quot;&gt;Schitt’s Creek&lt;/a&gt;. It’s really funny. I was expecting it to be cringe-inducing, like &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curb_Your_Enthusiasm&quot;&gt;Curb Your Enthusiasm&lt;/a&gt;, but it's not. Starring &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_O%27Hara&quot;&gt;Catherine O'Hara&lt;/a&gt; who was in &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beetlejuice&quot;&gt;Beetlejuice&lt;/a&gt;, one of the best movies ever made. And the &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Elliott&quot;&gt;geeky guy&lt;/a&gt; from &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groundhog_Day_(film)&quot;&gt;Groundhog Day&lt;/a&gt;, the other best movie ever made. Schitt's Creek, like its name, is both profane and wholesome.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/08/03.html#a155126&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2019/08/15/chihuahua.png&quot; data-imageLink=&quot;http://scripting.com/davenet/1998/05/06/yoQuieroScriptingNews.html&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a134427&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a class=&quot;anchorRightMargin&quot; href=&quot;http://scripting.com/davenet/1998/05/06/yoQuieroScriptingNews.html&quot;&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2019/08/15/chihuahua.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;John Naughton wrote a thought-provoking piece yesterday in his Memex 1.1 newsletter entitled &lt;a href=&quot;https://johnnaughton.substack.com/p/sunday-2-august-2020&quot;&gt;Nostalgia isn't what it used to be&lt;/a&gt;. (Note to the Substack devs, there should be permalinks on sub-sections of the web versions of newsletters, so I can point directly to the bit I'm talking about. Might as well put them in the email versions too.) Naughton says there was a point in human evolution when we decided we were above nature, and that's when things started to go wrong. It's why we think we can return to some kind of normal once the pandemic is over. But every time we try, we hit a wall resulting in more suffering and death. I've observed something similar. Our troubles with the environment started some time in the last 100 years when, through technology, we were able to make our presence felt on the ecosystem to the point where human activity could melt the polar icecaps. So in a destructive sense, we &lt;i&gt;are&lt;/i&gt; above nature, but it's not a good survival strategy. In fact, we live infinitesmally short lifespans on an insignificant speck of dust in space, with &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/davenet/1998/05/06/yoQuieroScriptingNews.html#3&quot;&gt;delusions&lt;/a&gt; of grandeur, when the best we can achieve, which is pretty good, is friendship, love and to a small extent, self-awareness. We're going to get smart now, and learn to be the humble &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2016/05/31/1296.html&quot;&gt;mortals&lt;/a&gt; that we are. Or we're going to cease to exist. In other words, it's time for the human race to grow up. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/08/03.html#a134427&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a141009&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;BTW, a note to Google's search engine. Sometimes I put phrases into my writing that I know don't exist anywhere else on the web, so I can search for them, and enjoy the feeling of being a validated innovator. Yesterday I &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/08/02.html#a160614&quot;&gt;used&lt;/a&gt; a fictional name, &quot;Hello HooHaw.&quot; When I searched for it &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/08/03/pickyGoogle.png&quot;&gt;Google said&lt;/a&gt; &quot;It looks like there aren't any great matches for your search.&quot; What!?? The hell you say. There's a &lt;i&gt;perfect&lt;/i&gt; match, way more than great. Everyone's a critic. BTW, now there are &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.google.com/search?q=%22Hello+HooHaw%22&quot;&gt;two instances&lt;/a&gt; of the phrase on the web. I wonder if Google will still complain. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/08/03.html#a141009&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a134213&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;When will it be too much for the American people to bear? We are after all a country that was founded in &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Revolution&quot;&gt;revolution&lt;/a&gt;. Did King George do anything even remotely comparable to what King Trump is doing to us? How long will we wait for someone else to fix it?&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/08/03.html#a134213&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Tue, 04 Aug 2020 04:00:41 GMT</pubDate>
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			<title>Scripting News: Sunday, August 2, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/08/02.html&quot;&gt;Sunday, August 2, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/08/02/francoAplenty.png&quot; data-imageLink=&quot;https://bojackhorseman.fandom.com/wiki/Franco_Aplenty&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a152950&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a class=&quot;anchorRightMargin&quot; href=&quot;https://bojackhorseman.fandom.com/wiki/Franco_Aplenty&quot;&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/08/02/francoAplenty.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;Ken Smith has been indulging me, &lt;a href=&quot;http://instantoutliner.com/ki&quot;&gt;commenting&lt;/a&gt; on stuff, blog-style, using &lt;a href=&quot;http://littleoutliner.com/&quot;&gt;LO2&lt;/a&gt;, even though LO2 is not (at this time) a proper blogging tool. Yesterday he commented on my &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/08/01.html#a143905&quot;&gt;process&lt;/a&gt; for archiving content on Scripting News. Here's a &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/08/02/kenSmithPost.png&quot;&gt;screen shot&lt;/a&gt; of Ken's post. I don't yet have a proper way to point to it. I know a lot about this. &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/stories/2007/12/10/futuresafeArchives.html&quot;&gt;Future-safe archives&lt;/a&gt;. An organization has to have a strong &lt;i&gt;and lasting&lt;/i&gt; commitment to creating a record, because there are so many ways to lose it. My &lt;a href=&quot;https://github.com/scripting/Scripting-News/tree/master/blog&quot;&gt;backup to GitHub&lt;/a&gt; is actually an offline archive. In case GitHub survives and the web does not. I try to keep the URLs working on scripting.com, if not other domains I've created. My focus is on scripting.com. Even so, I've broken a fair number of links over the years. a big source was in the switch to S3. A very rational thing to do, no regrets, but their server is case-sensitive, and the &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WebSTAR&quot;&gt;server&lt;/a&gt; I had been using previously was not. It's too bad something like that was not mentioned in the founding documents of the web. I try to fix broken links when I find them. But keeping even one site unbroken is an impossible job. You do the best you can.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/08/02.html#a152950&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a154851&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;BTW, I'm concerned that GitHub only archives projects that have a lot of followers. In my case I preserve stuff on GitHub without concern for followers, stuff I feel strongly should be archived. Maybe this is a service they can sell?&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/08/02.html#a154851&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a152452&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I watched a little CNN yesterday. Starting to prefer it to MSNBC, esp Wolf Blitzer. But they say platitudes that are wrong. Example: &quot;There’s no-one-size-fits-all approach to the virus.&quot; Sounds nice but the opposite is true. The only way out is if we all do the same at the same time until,the infection dies. First thing CNN should do is review their dogma, offline, and get it right. And then publish the results.  &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/08/02.html#a152452&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a145004&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Forcing schools to open in the midst of an uncontrolled pandemic is genocide. The virus is still growing. You have to think bigger picture. &lt;i&gt;Opening schools is like pouring gasoline on a fire, when we want to be dousing it.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/08/02.html#a145004&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a152645&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I also listened to a bit of &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/otm/segments/fight-over-cop-misconduct-records-continues&quot;&gt;On The Media&lt;/a&gt; this morning. They said something that really irked me: The police is the only public institution that isn't properly overseen (I'm paraphrasing). But journalism is even less overseen. I think the op-ed page in the major papers should be run by non-journalists and should be all about the failings of journalism. They say it so many times in so many ways. Democracy dies in darkness. Journalism has always been dark. Never examined. Considered to be above reproach by mortals. And that's garbage. It's just resulted in an arrogance that's had enormous consequences. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/08/02.html#a152645&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a171941&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/12/141733.html?title=reopenSchoolsNotYet#a152521&quot;&gt;On July 12&lt;/a&gt;, I posted a plan for (not) re-opening schools. &quot;It's out of the question. What may happen is they will try to open the schools in a few of the Republican states, and close them within a few days as the rate of infection goes even higher. Cause and effect. You do something stupid and a week later the infections go up, two weeks later the hospitalizations go up and two weeks after that, the death rate goes up.&quot; It goes on from there. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/08/02.html#a171941&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a072545&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;A minimally competent US president would, because of the pandemic:  1. Have an approval rating in &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_image_of_George_W._Bush#:~:text=Bush%20began%20his%20presidency%20with%20approval%20ratings%20near%2050%25.,the%20highest%20for%20any%20President.&quot;&gt;the 80s&lt;/a&gt;.  2. Could lead the whole world in peace..&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/08/02.html#a072545&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a160614&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Every neighborhood has the crazy family. On our street the crazy family were the HooHaws (made up name). The mother of the family was the Big Crazy, her name was Hello (again, made up name). One day a few years ago I arrived to visit my mom, and she was in the street talking with &lt;a href=&quot;https://google.com/search?q=%22Hello+HooHaw%22&quot;&gt;Hello HooHaw&lt;/a&gt;, and it hit me, hard. &lt;i&gt;We&lt;/i&gt; were the crazy family. In case the parallel isn't clear, the US is about as crazy as it gets on Planet Earth. But we were raised to believe it's the rest of the world that was &lt;a href=&quot;https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/6967/why-off-his-rocker&quot;&gt;off its rocker&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/08/02.html#a160614&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Mon, 03 Aug 2020 04:00:40 GMT</pubDate>
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			<title>Scripting News: Saturday, August 1, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/08/01.html&quot;&gt;Saturday, August 1, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a141218&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Today's song: &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQQbjpomexo&quot;&gt;Summer Breeze&lt;/a&gt;. A boomer fave. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/08/01.html#a141218&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-urltweet=&quot;https://twitter.com/libbyjones715/status/1277245399795982337&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/08/01/picklesAplenty.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a225745&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/08/01/picklesAplenty.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 Freedom Cafe has the &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/libbyjones715/status/1277245399795982337&quot;&gt;perfect policy&lt;/a&gt; for people who prefer not to wear masks. &quot;We encourage employees to wash their hands after using the bathroom, but understand that some people may be allergic to certain soaps or may simply prefer not to wash their hands. It is not our place to tell them what to do.&quot; There's more. Must-read.  &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/08/01.html#a225745&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a160617&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;How bizarre that in 2020 the president is &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.axios.com/bytedance-microsoft-acquisition-trump-sign-off-f994322d-9bb9-40d5-bc66-c78ee3dcbd2a.html&quot;&gt;brokering&lt;/a&gt; a deal for Microsoft to buy TikTok? So many questions. What's his cut. Did Microsoft agree to limit criticism of Trump on the new TikTok. How does the US government control it vs China. How bizarre that the &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Firewall&quot;&gt;Great Firewall&lt;/a&gt; appears to be going up in the US? Will loyalty to Trump be part of the terms of service for a US-owned TikTok? I can't imagine China would object. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/08/01.html#a160617&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a212350&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebecca_MacKinnon&quot;&gt;Rebecca MacKinnon&lt;/a&gt;, who I trust, &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/rmack/status/1289666289561001984&quot;&gt;said&lt;/a&gt;: &quot;Microsoft’s President Brad Smith once called the NSA an “advanced persistent threat.”  Microsoft is also in the &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/theGNI&quot;&gt;Global Network Initiative&lt;/a&gt;, whose company members commit to push back against unlawful government demands. They’re not a pliant Trumptool.&quot;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/08/01.html#a212350&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a142229&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Here's an idea. To qualify for president you have to pass a basic test in &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.utm.edu/departments/math/courses/M210Fall18.pdf&quot;&gt;statistics&lt;/a&gt;. It's not enough to pass a test for dementia. Also, you can't pay someone else to take the test for you. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/08/01.html#a142229&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a144156&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I just got confirmation from GitHub that my stuff is part of their &lt;a href=&quot;https://archiveprogram.github.com/&quot;&gt;Arctic Vault program&lt;/a&gt;. That's really cool. Thanks GitHub. &lt;span class=&quot;spOldSchoolEmoji&quot;&gt;💥&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/08/01.html#a144156&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2019/03/25/slugger.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a141330&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2019/03/25/slugger.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://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/ny-mlb-covid-violations-20200801-vpk363gabbgu5g3n2yhvkewroi-story.html&quot;&gt;Baseball is headed for a catastrophe&lt;/a&gt; like the &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/07/us-repeating-deadliest-pandemic-mistake-nursing-home-deaths/613855/&quot;&gt;nursing homes&lt;/a&gt; in March and April. A &lt;a href=&quot;https://sports.yahoo.com/report-at-least-five-more-cardinals-players-test-positive-for-covid-19-142247904.html&quot;&gt;preview&lt;/a&gt; of what will happen as the schools open. It can't end well. And while kids may not get immediately sick, who knows what the virus does a year or two after you first get infected? Or thirty or forty years. These are kids, they'll be around to find out. We should be thinking long term for them. And the teachers. What will protect them? &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/08/01.html#a141330&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a141955&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Time for a new &lt;a href=&quot;http://essaysfromexodus.scripting.com/whatIsScriptingNews#previousMottos&quot;&gt;motto&lt;/a&gt;? This can't end well.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/08/01.html#a141955&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a141914&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;BTW, welcome to August!&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/08/01.html#a141914&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a143905&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Every month I archive the OPML source for the &lt;a href=&quot;https://github.com/scripting/Scripting-News/blob/master/blog/opml/2020/07.opml&quot;&gt;previous month&lt;/a&gt;, including all the metadata, to a &lt;a href=&quot;https://github.com/scripting/Scripting-News/tree/master/blog/opml&quot;&gt;public GitHub repository&lt;/a&gt;, so you can see how the data flows. There are lots of conventions in the form of attributes on OPML &lt;code&gt;&amp;lt;outline&gt;&lt;/code&gt; elements. This is the data that &lt;a href=&quot;https://github.com/scripting/oldSchoolBlog&quot;&gt;Old School&lt;/a&gt; uses to render &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/&quot;&gt;the HTML&lt;/a&gt; you see on the web. At some point when the dust clears from my other projects, I'll hook up &lt;a href=&quot;http://littleoutliner.com/&quot;&gt;LO2&lt;/a&gt; outlines to Old School in some fashion. They're already pretty close, kind of the way &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.google.com/maps/place/Golden+Gate+Bridge/@37.8199328,-122.6183308,11z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x808586deffffffc3:0xcded139783705509!8m2!3d37.8199286!4d-122.4782551&quot;&gt;San Francisco and Marin County&lt;/a&gt; were almost connected before a &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Gate_Bridge&quot;&gt;bridge&lt;/a&gt; was added. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/08/01.html#a143905&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Sun, 02 Aug 2020 04:00:39 GMT</pubDate>
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			<title>Scripting News: Friday, July 31, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/31.html&quot;&gt;Friday, July 31, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a155723&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;BTW there is an &lt;a href=&quot;http://xmlviewer.scripting.com/?url=http://scripting.com/rssNightly.xml&quot;&gt;RSS version&lt;/a&gt; of the nightly email. Not sure how well it will display in most readers, it has CSS that depends on definitions they won't have. Probably could fix it up if anyone is actually reading this way. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/31.html#a155723&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a132546&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Our epitaph: We could imagine, then create, a world that we couldn't manage. That's what I think when I hear that &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.businessinsider.com/kushner-covid-19-plan-maybe-axed-for-political-reasons-report-2020-7&quot;&gt;Kushner&lt;/a&gt; didn't care if massive numbers of &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/JHWeissmann/status/1288930877213417474&quot;&gt;people in blue states died&lt;/a&gt; from the virus. That's a form of genocide. We couldn't protect ourselves from this. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/31.html#a132546&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/03/31/kentBrockman.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a122606&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/03/31/kentBrockman.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;One of the founders of the &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federalist_Society#Notable_members&quot;&gt;wicked&lt;/a&gt; Federalist Society says &lt;a href=&quot;https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/07/30/politics/federalist-society-trump-election-mail-in-voting/index.html&quot;&gt;Trump has gone too far&lt;/a&gt;, and is sort of calling for his impeachment and removal. The Repubs might want to, now, take a risk they might be punished for crossing Trump, and earn the loyalty of Americans who are not insane and want to live. If not loyalty, perhaps a bit of forgiveness. A tiny bit. A miniscule, infitesmal bit. Okay maybe they won't be tried for &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crimes_against_humanity&quot;&gt;crimes against humanity&lt;/a&gt; along with Trump.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/31.html#a122606&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-urlvideo=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA4dDs0T7sM&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a121608&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA4dDs0T7sM&quot;&gt;The new Nike ad is&lt;/a&gt;, I hear, a marvel in video editing. It is a very nice ad, but it's depraved. The last thing we need now is more sports. They're all going to get the virus. This ad will be looked back on in despair. That said, I enjoy watching the Mets games so far. Very relaxing. I could almost believe they won't all get sick and some of them will get very sick and some will probably die. We must learn to take the virus seriously. I'd like to see a marvel of a Nike ad that said that. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/31.html#a121608&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-urltweet=&quot;https://twitter.com/davewiner/status/1272124761297076224&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a132708&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/davewiner/status/1272124761297076224&quot;&gt;June 14&lt;/a&gt;: Perhaps it should be illegal for a company to own both a search engine and a web browser, esp if they dominate. They might try to take full possession of something that belongs to the public.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/31.html#a132708&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Sat, 01 Aug 2020 04:00:38 GMT</pubDate>
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			<title>Scripting News: Thursday, July 30, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/30.html&quot;&gt;Thursday, July 30, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-urlvideo=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLm0r3gOpU4&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a201552&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;President Obama &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLm0r3gOpU4&quot;&gt;eulogizes&lt;/a&gt; John Lewis. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/30.html#a201552&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2019/12/31/sayBlockchainAgain.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a141412&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2019/12/31/sayBlockchainAgain.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;Trump proposed to postpone the election. At first I was shocked. Then when I took a few deep breaths I realized, yes, of course, today's when the second quarter numbers for the economy came out. A bad quarter is when the economy only grows by 2 percent. This quarter the economy shrank by 33 percent. That's without precedent. We're in a depression now, unlike anything ever seen in the US. Even with all we know now about macroeconomics, there's no way out of this situation until we get the virus under control, and the government shows no interest in doing that. Trump is a distraction. The real story is the hole we're in. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/30.html#a141412&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a172315&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;A sci-fi terror comedy. A virus infects the human race. Everyone gets it but children don’t get sick or die. Adults die very quickly. ~100%.  Adults must avoid children at all costs.  Hilarity ensues as the kids figure it out and start making demands.  &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/30.html#a172315&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a152547&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://www.axios.com/herman-dies-coronavirus-5af21554-24dc-48a9-ab21-b750465aff4e.html&quot;&gt;Herman Cain died&lt;/a&gt; of Covid. There was a &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.wxyz.com/news/national/coronavirus/herman-cain-receiving-oxygen-recovering-from-covid-19-in-hospital&quot;&gt;report&lt;/a&gt; just yesterday, via a staffer, saying he was okay, just staying in the hospital for a few days to strengthen his lungs. I thought it was probably not true. A man that age, hospitalized that long, a good outcome was not likely. He was a CEO, not the brightest, but &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oxxjd76hLi8&quot;&gt;a salesman&lt;/a&gt;. It seems he must have gotten the virus at &lt;a href=&quot;https://time.com/5865890/oklahoma-covid-19-trump-tulsa-rally/&quot;&gt;Trump's Tulsa rally&lt;/a&gt;. He's the first political personality to die, of his stature, that I know of, Republican or Democrat. We're probably still waiting for the &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_Hudson#Illness_and_death&quot;&gt;Rock Hudson&lt;/a&gt; of Covid. The one that wakes most people up to realize holy shit this can come for me too.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/30.html#a152547&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/30/popeye.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a174217&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/30/popeye.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 usually give products in-development codenames of cities or states. Like Iowa, Fargo, Concord. Sometimes it ends up being the product name. But recently I've been choosing weirder names. For example, one version of an app was Frankenstein. Why? Because that's how it felt. Next one was called Turd Villa. I have no idea how that came into my head, but it makes me laugh, so I keep it. I love &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/30/turdVillaInTitleBar.png&quot;&gt;seeing&lt;/a&gt; the name in the title bar of my browser. Turd Villa. I'm sure there is no place with that &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.google.com/search?q=%22turd+villa%22&quot;&gt;name&lt;/a&gt;, anywhere in the &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.hover.com/domains/results?utf8=%E2%9C%93&amp;q=turdvilla&quot;&gt;universe&lt;/a&gt;. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/30.html#a174217&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a153006&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://om.co/2020/07/30/write-like-a-human/&quot;&gt;Om says&lt;/a&gt; to write as you think. I totally agree, but I'd add this: Then edit. When I speak I use extra words as I plot my way through the idea, uncertain of which way I'll go at any step. After writing a first version from the speech in my head, I tighten it, remove unnecessary detours, and flourish, the equivalent of spoken umms. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/30.html#a153006&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a153227&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Remove phrases like &quot;a lot of&quot; and words like &quot;very.&quot; They don't add anything. The writing is tighter without them. Unless somehow it's &lt;s&gt;very&lt;/s&gt; important to communicate the very-ness of some idea. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/30.html#a153227&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-inlineImage=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/30/wisconsinHat.png&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;divInlineImage&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a194718&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;center&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgInline&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/30/wisconsinHat.png&quot;&gt;&lt;/center&gt;I got me a &lt;a href=&quot;https://wisc.edu/&quot;&gt;Wisconsin&lt;/a&gt; cap. I wanted to wear my school's colors, and then I realized wow it's red, I wonder if people will be confused??&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/30.html#a194718&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Fri, 31 Jul 2020 04:00:37 GMT</pubDate>
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			<title>Scripting News: Wednesday, July 29, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/29.html&quot;&gt;Wednesday, July 29, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2018/01/03/stayPuffMarshmallowGuy.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a165221&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2018/01/03/stayPuffMarshmallowGuy.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've recently added a bunch of people to the &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/email/&quot;&gt;nightly email&lt;/a&gt; subscription list. Plenty to catch up on, but nothing as important as this: &lt;a href=&quot;http://this.how/googleAndHttp/&quot;&gt;Google and HTTP&lt;/a&gt;. The tech industry is trying to take control of the open standards of the web. They're doing it slowly, with a lot of &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere/faq&quot;&gt;PR&lt;/a&gt;, and also &lt;a href=&quot;https://webmasters.googleblog.com/2014/08/https-as-ranking-signal.html&quot;&gt;punishment&lt;/a&gt; for people and companies who don't comply. A perfect example of monopoly power used corruptly. Plenty of people noticed, but few want to cross Google. I don't care. I'll let them make my writing inaccessible, but I will never comply with their rules. The web is unique in that it's a &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/davenet/1995/08/22/whatisaplatform.html&quot;&gt;platform&lt;/a&gt; with &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/stories/2007/04/04/coexistingWithPlatformVend.html&quot;&gt;no platform vendor&lt;/a&gt;. They're guests, as we all are. Guests don't make the rules. There are other issues. Facebook has knocked the legs from under the blogosphere. Every time I've &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2016/04/30/1229.html&quot;&gt;asked&lt;/a&gt; them to help, they've said no. So all progress has to flow through them and they never move. They don't support the most basic features of the web, linking, simple styles, titles, podcasting. The tech industry is as bad as it was when I started in the 70s. And of course it's much more powerful today.  &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/29.html#a165221&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a205341&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2018/05/31.html#a184832&quot;&gt;2018&lt;/a&gt;: The best platform vendor is no platform vendor. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/29.html#a205341&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a173831&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Three sites for Covid tracking. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/26/covid-19-tracker/&quot;&gt;Stat&lt;/a&gt;. &lt;a href=&quot;https://coronavirus.1point3acres.com/en&quot;&gt;1Point3Acres&lt;/a&gt;. &lt;a href=&quot;https://covidactnow.org/&quot;&gt;CovidActNow&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/29.html#a173831&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a154044&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;What is it about the ethics of journalism that says reporters and columnists have to forget every bit of news that came before the atrocity they're reporting now?  It's how news became &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groundhog_Day_(film)&quot;&gt;Groundhog Day&lt;/a&gt;.  We're always learning how Trump works for Russia.  Over and over.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/29.html#a154044&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a141457&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;The notorious &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.politico.com/news/2020/07/29/louis-gohmert-who-refused-to-wear-a-mask-tests-positive-for-coronavirus-386076&quot;&gt;Louis Gohmert&lt;/a&gt; has coronavirus. Yesterday I &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/28.html#a002221&quot;&gt;promised&lt;/a&gt; to post some good news here. I'm a man of my word. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/29.html#a141457&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a140913&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I was invited to buy &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07W72XKPJ&quot;&gt;Echo Frames&lt;/a&gt;, even though I don't wear prescription glasses, and there is no cell service where I live, I went ahead and ordered a pair. Yes I am a technology addict. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/29.html#a140913&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a140346&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;If you asked what I thought about antitrust and the big tech companies, a subject to be explored today in Congress, I would tell you about the open web and how &lt;a href=&quot;http://this.how/googleAndHttp/&quot;&gt;Google is trying to privatize&lt;/a&gt; it.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/29.html#a140346&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a153132&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Trump loves Putin. He's never going to &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ww5v_CYXBw&amp;feature=emb_logo&quot;&gt;leave him&lt;/a&gt;. No matter how much we need him to.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/29.html#a153132&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-inlineImage=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/29/trumpWithRussians.png&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;divInlineImage&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a153338&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;center&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgInline&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/29/trumpWithRussians.png&quot;&gt;&lt;/center&gt;Trump, in the Oval Office, with two &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Trump%27s_disclosures_of_classified_information&quot;&gt;Russian&lt;/a&gt; colleagues. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/29.html#a153338&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Thu, 30 Jul 2020 04:00:36 GMT</pubDate>
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			<title>Scripting News: Tuesday, July 28, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/28.html&quot;&gt;Tuesday, July 28, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a002301&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;The virus makes us &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/15.html#a171755&quot;&gt;smarter&lt;/a&gt;. &lt;span class=&quot;spOldSchoolEmoji&quot;&gt;🚀&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/28.html#a002301&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a002813&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;The thing that makes fiction interesting is if they take you to a world with characters who feel real who you connect to. And their world, which might be very different from yours, feels real too. The whole thing hangs together. It makes sense what they do, and say, and &lt;i&gt;some&lt;/i&gt; of it isn't exactly what you guessed. This is all a long-winded way to say is it gives &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suspension_of_disbelief&quot;&gt;good suspension of disbelief&lt;/a&gt;. That's why a show like &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Succession_(TV_series)&quot;&gt;Succession&lt;/a&gt; works so well. The people are mediocre and foolish. Their world is vastly different from the one we live in. The people are colorful and interesting, educated, but also frail, simple and kind of disgusting, and really stupid at times. But you keep coming back for more because you feel it. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/28.html#a002813&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a080321&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I don’t care who Biden picks for VP as long as it isn’t a Republican.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/28.html#a080321&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2017/12/20/shrek.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a113950&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2017/12/20/shrek.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;Sports teams are a lot like nursing homes for concentrating and distributing the virus. This restart of everything is ridiculous. We're damaging ourselves in obvious ways that we're in denial about. A pandemic is nothing to fool around with. We need to start over with a new lockdown, only this time do it right. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/28.html#a113950&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a155421&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2016/12/30/learningToRespectMyself.html&quot;&gt;Some of us&lt;/a&gt; walk around the world in white, male privileged bodies, yet we still, at our core, don't believe we deserve real friendship. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/28.html#a155421&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;tweet&quot; data-tweetId=&quot;1288060678083948544&quot; data-tweetUserName=&quot;davewiner&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a103611&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I wonder sometimes if people read their own Twitter replies and think how they’d feel if someone talked to them that way.  If you must reply, try a little humility, as in “imho.” Better to RT with a comment so everyone can feel your attitude.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/28.html#a103611&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a145628&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;On this day in 2016 -- &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2016/07/28/dontFeedDjTrump.html&quot;&gt;Don't feed the Trump&lt;/a&gt;. By now most people have &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Rickles&quot;&gt;figured&lt;/a&gt; out &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodney_Dangerfield&quot;&gt;Trump's&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_Rivers&quot;&gt;schtick&lt;/a&gt;, but back then it was new and to many, entertaining. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/28.html#a145628&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a002221&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I'm going to try to find some good news to put here tomorrow. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/28.html#a002221&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a155004&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Living in the country, part 3071. Some animal, apparently, has made a nest in the air conditioning system of my car. This includes a fair amount of animal urine. So when I drove into town today, about 1/2 hour in each direction, I was inundated in the smell. Ugh. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/28.html#a155004&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a201035&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/28/201035.html?title=trumpBidenVTheVirus&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;Trump &amp; Biden v the Virus&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/28/201035.html?title=trumpBidenVTheVirus&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a201041&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Trump isn't running against Biden.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/28/201035.html?title=trumpBidenVTheVirus#a201041&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;aNaNNaNNaN&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;He's running against the virus.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/28/201035.html?title=trumpBidenVTheVirus#aNaNNaNNaN&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;aNaNNaNNaN&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Biden is running against the virus too.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/28/201035.html?title=trumpBidenVTheVirus#aNaNNaNNaN&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a201722&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;The campaign covers a full spectrum of sins in the way the US has gotten here. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/28/201035.html?title=trumpBidenVTheVirus#a201722&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a201742&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;The Dems are almost as responsible as the Repubs, btw.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/28/201035.html?title=trumpBidenVTheVirus#a201742&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Wed, 29 Jul 2020 04:00:35 GMT</pubDate>
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			<author>dave.winer@gmail.com (Dave Winer)</author>
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			<title>Scripting News: Monday, July 27, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/27.html&quot;&gt;Monday, July 27, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/27/pandemicBook.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a195408&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/27/pandemicBook.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'm reading &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.amazon.com/Great-Influenza-Deadliest-Pandemic-History/dp/0143036491&quot;&gt;John Barry's book&lt;/a&gt; about the &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_flu&quot;&gt;1918 pandemic&lt;/a&gt;. I'm up to the part where they're deciding in Philadelphia whether to hold the war bonds &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philadelphia_Liberty_Loans_Parade&quot;&gt;parade&lt;/a&gt;. Seems like where we're at now with &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.yahoo.com/sports/the-marlins-covid-19-outbreak-is-really-bad-and-exactly-what-mlb-signed-up-for-160751017.html&quot;&gt;MLB&lt;/a&gt;. At least then the US was at war, not sure what the excuse is today. Basically we're the most spoiled country, not serious, can't think, reason, don't listen, take pride in pissing other people off (the Fox watchers) and couldn't save our own lives if all it took was wearing a mask and staying home for a few months, all of us at the same time.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/27.html#a195408&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a143505&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;We need an online service, like a &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.gofundme.com/&quot;&gt;Gofundme&lt;/a&gt; or &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.kickstarter.com/&quot;&gt;Kickstarter&lt;/a&gt;, that makes it easy to set up a &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_action_committee&quot;&gt;PAC&lt;/a&gt;. There should be thousands of PACs. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/27.html#a143505&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/27/weHaveMetTheEnemy.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a142704&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/27/weHaveMetTheEnemy.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;BTW, &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.amazon.com/Fifth-Risk-Michael-Lewis/dp/1324002646&quot;&gt;The Fifth Risk&lt;/a&gt;, by Michael Lewis, completely predicted the government's handling of the pandemic. I read it a couple of summers ago, but never imagined we'd see the chaos so soon.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/27.html#a142704&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a142008&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Premise: We are not limited by what the president will or won't do. Suppose we felt that the one thing we need more than anything is to have Fauci on national TV every night to tell us what's new with Covid. If we really wanted that, could we make it happen?&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/27.html#a142008&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a140237&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I listened to the first episode of the &lt;a href=&quot;http://xmlviewer.scripting.com/?url=https://feeds.megaphone.fm/trippishow&quot;&gt;Joe Trippi podcast&lt;/a&gt; yesterday. I met Joe when he was running the Dean campaign in 2004. First campaign to make use of blogging, opened up politics to the people. He made an important point in the podcast, that politics is additive. Of course we want to have Republicans speak at this year's DNC in support of Joe Biden. This is one of the &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2019/12/31/141645.html&quot;&gt;benefits&lt;/a&gt; of having Biden as the candidate. We need to re-form the political system in the US, the opposition are the people who don't follow the Constitution. Republicans who believe in the rule of law are our friends, our fellow Americans. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/27.html#a140237&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/27/divvyBike.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a134558&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/27/divvyBike.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;This &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FV_FGt-ryI&quot;&gt;video&lt;/a&gt; of a &lt;a href=&quot;https://cwbchicago.com/2020/07/cpd-video-shows-divvy-bike-crew-carjacking-82-year-old-man-in-streeterville.html&quot;&gt;Chicago car-jacking&lt;/a&gt; raises a couple of questions. 1. How did the bike riders rent the &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.divvybikes.com/&quot;&gt;Divvy bikes&lt;/a&gt; without giving up their identities, or did they hijack the bikes too? 2. What if the victim had locked his doors, would they have been able to get in the car? Also he had the power to move, why didn't he? Would you have? What if it meant injuring or killing the car-jackers? How would the web have responded if he had done that? Would you have? If the roles were changed, would you feel differently? If the driver was black, and the hijackers cops, for example.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/27.html#a134558&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a133202&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;MLB should &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/mlb/miami-marlins/article244509512.html&quot;&gt;shut down&lt;/a&gt;, as should the NBA and NFL. Of all the leagues, &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_NBA_Bubble&quot;&gt;the NBA&lt;/a&gt; has the most realistic approach to keeping the virus out of the game, but even that approach won't work. The disease is highly communicable. The tests are imperfect enough that the virus can get into the &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_NBA_Bubble&quot;&gt;bubble&lt;/a&gt;, as it did with the &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/29546814/sources-marlins-cancel-game-virus-spreads?linkId=95172830&quot;&gt;Florida Marlins&lt;/a&gt;. The NFL, the craziest of the leagues, even wants to &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/nfl-coronavirus-fans-permitted-to-attend-games-in-2020-are-required-to-wear-masks-amid-covid-19-pandemic/&quot;&gt;allow fans to attend&lt;/a&gt; their games. Major commercial sporting events are over until the virus is done. Same with schools, &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/26/nyregion/nyc-coronavirus-time-life-building.html&quot;&gt;office buildings&lt;/a&gt;, mass transit, airlines, the &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/27/politics/robert-obrien-tests-positive-covid/index.html&quot;&gt;White House&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/27.html#a133202&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Tue, 28 Jul 2020 04:00:35 GMT</pubDate>
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			<title>Scripting News: Sunday, July 26, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/26.html&quot;&gt;Sunday, July 26, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a195221&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Wouldn't it be great if DHS and president put the same energy into into helping the American people defeat the virus as they do to try to start a second Civil War? It also ironically might help him get re-elected.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/26.html#a195221&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/03/19/beet.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a163438&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/03/19/beet.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 love reading local real estate ads and imagining who would live in such a place, who did live there, what kind of life I would live if I lived there. Here are two local properties. One has four cottages. You could start your own art colony for a mere &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/11-Tannery-Brook-Rd-Woodstock-NY-12498/2084428274_zpid/&quot;&gt;$825K&lt;/a&gt;. This listing gave &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/03/19.html#a141211&quot;&gt;NakedJen&lt;/a&gt; all kinds of ideas. One cottage for dog lovers, one for beets, one for the Deadheads and one for a year-round &lt;a href=&quot;https://duckduckgo.com/?q=%22NakedJen+Film+Festival%22&amp;t=hk&amp;ia=web&quot;&gt;NakedJen Film Festival&lt;/a&gt;. Another listing, &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/48-Raycliffe-Dr-Woodstock-NY-12498/54151995_zpid/&quot;&gt;$650K&lt;/a&gt;, is land only, 6 acres, but it's pretty amazing land. It gives you an idea why artists like to relocate to the mountains on the west side of the &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hudson_Valley&quot;&gt;Hudson Valley&lt;/a&gt;. Definitely a site to dream about. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/26.html#a163438&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a140813&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I'm having a debate with myself. Should we encourage or discourage &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/26/womanWithSwastikaMask.png&quot;&gt;people&lt;/a&gt; wearing &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.adl.org/education/references/hate-symbols/swastika&quot;&gt;swastika&lt;/a&gt; masks? On one hand, it's a &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/ProjectLincoln/status/1287388507519025152&quot;&gt;disgusting symbol&lt;/a&gt; of race hate. They tried to destroy my people, forced my family to emigrate to the US (not a bad thing btw). We fought WWII against the swastika people. We won. On the other hand, swastika masks probably do as a good job as any other mask, so if that's what they want to wear, maybe we should say okay that's fine, wear your swastika. We may think they're miscreants, desperate for attention, &lt;a href=&quot;http://this.how/trolls/&quot;&gt;trolls&lt;/a&gt; of the first order, but at least they're not spreading the virus. Maybe we should even &lt;i&gt;give&lt;/i&gt; them swastika masks??&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/26.html#a140813&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-inlineImage=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/26/womanWithSwastikaMask.png&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;divInlineImage&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a141322&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;center&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgInline&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/26/womanWithSwastikaMask.png&quot;&gt;&lt;/center&gt;A woman &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/ProjectLincoln/status/1287388507519025152&quot;&gt;modeling&lt;/a&gt; a swastika mask.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/26.html#a141322&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a142215&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;If the future is an uncontrolled virus, and/or a raging climate crisis, will there be isolated self-sufficient communities on mountain tops, like &lt;a href=&quot;https://gameofthrones.fandom.com/wiki/Winterfell&quot;&gt;Winterfell&lt;/a&gt;, that allow no ingress or egress? Will it be like &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.battlestarwikiclone.org/wiki/Cylon_computer_virus&quot;&gt;Battlestar Galactica&lt;/a&gt;, with no networking to keep the electronic viruses out? What will be the ideal vacation? Will we envy people with large families, or no families? We already know that &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/05/05.html#a145422&quot;&gt;porn&lt;/a&gt; will be people talking without masks in public places. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/26.html#a142215&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/01/13/davesCoffee.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a142914&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/01/13/davesCoffee.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;Every evening I wonder how I will come up with new stuff for the blog the next day. I wonder if this is it, this is the end, I'm fresh out of ideas. But then morning comes, and a big glass of iced coffee, and lots of ideas ready to write. It seems I'm working on tomorrow's posts three or four days in advance, without even being aware of it. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/26.html#a142914&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-inlineImage=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/26/personWomanManCameraTv.png&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;divInlineImage&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a171336&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;center&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgInline&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/26/personWomanManCameraTv.png&quot;&gt;&lt;/center&gt;An Ireland &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/kenolin1/status/1287384610398248961&quot;&gt;hillside&lt;/a&gt;. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/26.html#a171336&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a151225&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/26/151225.html?title=oitnbSeason6&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;OITNB season 6&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/26/151225.html?title=oitnbSeason6&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a151235&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I just finished season 6 of Orange is the New Black. It was good, even great at times, until the last couple of episodes when they apparently ran out of story. Then they did the thing so many shows do. They had each of the characters give long speeches about how they feel about things that you already know about. These are very good actors, and they do what they're told, so it's totally ridiculous. They make up for the ridiculousness by playing seriously dramatic music that makes no sense given the total mediocrity of the story and script. Then they copy techniques of famous movies and great TV series, overlaid on bullshit. I got to the point where I dragged the cursor to the right to fast forward. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/26/151225.html?title=oitnbSeason6#a151235&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a151349&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;The final episode does have one surprise in the last set of scenes that's worth stopping for and savoring. But otherwise why can't they just cut down a 13-show season to 11 so they can avoid the mess.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/26/151225.html?title=oitnbSeason6#a151349&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a151358&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I will watch the last season, just to get it off my to-do list.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/26/151225.html?title=oitnbSeason6#a151358&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;aNaNNaNNaN&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Also the new version of BingeWorthy is coming along nicely. I solved the main problem, anyone can submit programs, without a need for approval. I came up with a away of avoiding spam.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/26/151225.html?title=oitnbSeason6#aNaNNaNNaN&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Mon, 27 Jul 2020 04:00:34 GMT</pubDate>
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			<title>Scripting News: Saturday, July 25, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/25.html&quot;&gt;Saturday, July 25, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-urlvideo=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yERildSsWxM&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a153400&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Today's song: &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yERildSsWxM&quot;&gt;Father and son&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/25.html#a153400&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a164118&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;What if the &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_green_men_(Ukrainian_crisis)&quot;&gt;little green men&lt;/a&gt; in &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/07/22/portland-constitution-dhs-crackdown-legality/&quot;&gt;Portland&lt;/a&gt; are Russian?&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/25.html#a164118&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a153749&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;If you've been asleep your whole life, the last thing you want to do is wake up. I think there's a lot of that in our world right now.  &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/25.html#a153749&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;tweet&quot; data-tweetId=&quot;1287038882505199622&quot; data-tweetUserName=&quot;davewiner&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a145556&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;What if &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/24/media/sinclair-fauci-conspiracy-bolling/index.html&quot;&gt;Sinclair Broadcast Group&lt;/a&gt; is owned by a Russian oligarch?&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/25.html#a145556&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;tweet&quot; data-tweetId=&quot;1287040453473337347&quot; data-tweetUserName=&quot;davewiner&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a150210&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Once Trump was acquitted in impeachment that meant the Constitution was no longer in force in re this president at least.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/25.html#a150210&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a223320&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/25/223320.html?title=greenScreenBaseball&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;Green screen baseball?&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/25/223320.html?title=greenScreenBaseball&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a223327&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Here's a &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/25/alonsoAtBat.png&quot;&gt;picture&lt;/a&gt; of &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Alonso&quot;&gt;Pete Alonso&lt;/a&gt; in the bottom of the 8th in today's Mets game. Note the &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/25/fakeFans.png&quot;&gt;fake fans&lt;/a&gt; behind the backstop. Cute, but why not make it a &lt;a href=&quot;https://infocusfilmschool.com/filming-green-screen-guide/&quot;&gt;green screen&lt;/a&gt; so they can play with video effects. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/25/223320.html?title=greenScreenBaseball#a223327&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a224143&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Unless the &quot;fans&quot; are there to help the pitcher feel comfortable?&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/25/223320.html?title=greenScreenBaseball#a224143&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-inlineImage=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/25/alonsoAtBat.png&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;divInlineImage&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a223420&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;center&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgInline&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/25/alonsoAtBat.png&quot;&gt;&lt;/center&gt;Alonso at bat in today's game in Flushing. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/25/223320.html?title=greenScreenBaseball#a223420&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a150435&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/25/150435.html?title=friendMonitor&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;Friend monitor&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/25/150435.html?title=friendMonitor&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a150451&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I have an app called &lt;a href=&quot;https://github.com/scripting/serverMonitor&quot;&gt;Server Monitor&lt;/a&gt; that does something simple but important. It pings each of the apps I have running once a minute to see if they're still alive. If not, SM sends me an email. I bet everyone who writes server apps has this kind of utility. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/25/150435.html?title=friendMonitor#a150451&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a150613&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I'd like something like this for my friends. A ping goes out to each, if someone doesn't respond, I get an email. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/25/150435.html?title=friendMonitor#a150613&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a151002&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;In the age of &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/25/trumpPlague.png&quot;&gt;The Trump Plague&lt;/a&gt;, I worry about my friends. I figure it's just a matter of time...&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/25/150435.html?title=friendMonitor#a151002&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Sun, 26 Jul 2020 04:00:33 GMT</pubDate>
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			<title>Scripting News: Friday, July 24, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/24.html&quot;&gt;Friday, July 24, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a125549&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;The MLB season &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.mlb.com/news/braves-mets-2020-opening-day-preview&quot;&gt;starts&lt;/a&gt; at 4:10PM with the Braves v Mets.  &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/24.html#a125549&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a142154&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;As a Mets fan I don't hate the Yankees because they're our rivals (they aren't). I hate them because they're the Yankees.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/24.html#a142154&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a165354&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;You know the saying &quot;locks are for honest people&quot; -- I think this is also true of the Constitution. If enough people decide that they don't respect the rules, then the rules don't hold.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/24.html#a165354&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-urltweet=&quot;https://twitter.com/davewiner/status/1286667600685129729&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a142658&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/davewiner/status/1286667600685129729&quot;&gt;Poll&lt;/a&gt;: Is there a Twitter accent?&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/24.html#a142658&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a142233&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;The web doesn't have the equiv of an asterisk in &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asterisk#Typography&quot;&gt;typography&lt;/a&gt;. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/24.html#a142233&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a140304&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;If they built a wall between Russia and the US, it would go through Donald Trump.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/24.html#a140304&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2019/12/06/dorothy.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a122058&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2019/12/06/dorothy.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;Twitter &lt;a href=&quot;https://techcrunch.com/2020/07/23/after-ad-revenue-drop-twitter-tells-investors-its-eyeing-subscription-options/&quot;&gt;subscriptions&lt;/a&gt;. Fine with me. I bought $25K of Twitter stock a few years ago. I don't mind putting money behind my use of Twitter. What would I pay for? No character limit. Titles, simple styling, links. Basic &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2016/04/30/1229.html&quot;&gt;blogging features&lt;/a&gt;. It can carry multi-megabyte images and videos as payloads. A blog post is no big deal. Add a &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2015/10/02/whatWouldAFatTweetLookLike.html&quot;&gt;More link&lt;/a&gt;. People still don't click links in Twitter. That's why threads are so popular. That's why &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/davewiner/status/1286641900825575425&quot;&gt;image posts&lt;/a&gt; are popular. &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/pave_the_cowpath&quot;&gt;Pave the cowpath&lt;/a&gt; and let's go unlimited-length. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/24.html#a122058&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a124454&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/23/opinion/us-italy-coronavirus.html&quot;&gt;Krugman&lt;/a&gt; gets in the middle of a long-term conversation I've been having with &lt;a href=&quot;https://val.demar.in/&quot;&gt;Paolo&lt;/a&gt;. America has to look up to Italy. We have huge advantages, but have terrible leadership, that's why we're failing to deal with the virus. Italy is back online, America is still crashing.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/24.html#a124454&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a125912&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;During the Vietnam war, protestors had a slogan, Bring The War Home. Except for war casualties, the country didn't feel any pain from the war. That was optimized in subsequent wars, in Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan. No draft. Tax cuts. What's new, what's so shocking to Americans, is that the same chaos we brought to other countries is now coming home. Karma is a bitch. We deserve this. Now let's hope we can overcome it. We're like the people who work at Facebook today. We know we're doing shitty stuff, but not all of us are bad. Too bad. We &lt;i&gt;all&lt;/i&gt; pay the price for our &lt;a href=&quot;https://duckduckgo.com/?q=acquiescence&amp;t=hk&amp;ia=definition&quot;&gt;acquiescence&lt;/a&gt;. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/24.html#a125912&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a130530&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Earlier, Jillian York on Twitter &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/jilliancyork/status/1286554054731141120&quot;&gt;said&lt;/a&gt; she is tired of having her ideas stolen. Rebecca MacKinnon &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/rmack/status/1286593320924348419&quot;&gt;says&lt;/a&gt; that's the way it is. I &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/davewiner/status/1286607323687981058&quot;&gt;agreed&lt;/a&gt;, having had many ideas used, which is okay but sometimes against itself. Example: the &lt;a href=&quot;https://duckduckgo.com/?q=site%3Ascripting.com+unconference&amp;t=hk&amp;ia=web&quot;&gt;unconference&lt;/a&gt;. Our conception of it, the original, was usurped by a format that we were opposing. This shit happens. I hit a particularly ugly form of this later, when I was trying to find a reference to &lt;a href=&quot;https://duckduckgo.com/?q=%22Bring+The+War+Home%22&amp;t=hk&amp;ia=shopping&quot;&gt;Bring The War Home&lt;/a&gt;, as a Vietnam War protest slogan. It's been usurped by the &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.amazon.com/Bring-War-Home-Movement-Paramilitary/dp/0674286073&quot;&gt;White Power&lt;/a&gt; movement. Oy. See how ideas flip. Some ideas stick, others get absorbed, and others are perverted. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/24.html#a130530&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-inlineImage=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/24/baby.png&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;divInlineImage&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a194146&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;center&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgInline&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/24/baby.png&quot;&gt;&lt;/center&gt;A beautiful &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/TinaRussell309/status/1286629150070112260&quot;&gt;babe&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/24.html#a194146&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-inlineImage=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/24/narcissus.png&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;divInlineImage&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a143042&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;center&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgInline&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/24/narcissus.png&quot;&gt;&lt;/center&gt;If you took out the meta-journalism, journalism &lt;i&gt;about&lt;/i&gt; journalism, what's left? &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/24.html#a143042&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Sat, 25 Jul 2020 04:00:32 GMT</pubDate>
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			<author>dave.winer@gmail.com (Dave Winer)</author>
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			<title>Scripting News: Thursday, July 23, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/23.html&quot;&gt;Thursday, July 23, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;tweet&quot; data-tweetId=&quot;1286360890120577024&quot; data-tweetUserName=&quot;davewiner&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a180150&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Do you wear a mask with a slogan or image?   If so, what do you wear? Include a picture if you can. ;-)  What's the best mask you've seen? Maybe the national mask should have an American flag on one side and &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/hashtag/BLM?src=hashtag_click&quot;&gt;#BLM&lt;/a&gt; on the other. Redefine unity as including all Americans. And let's win this together. Love America. All of America.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/23.html#a180150&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/04/19/coronavirus.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a170123&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/04/19/coronavirus.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt; American &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/american-exceptionalism-was-our-preexisting-condition/2020/07/22/158f5ab0-cabc-11ea-91f1-28aca4d833a0_story.html&quot;&gt;exceptionalism&lt;/a&gt; was our preexisting condition. Very well-put. We were accustomed to bringing chaos to foreign lands, but the combination of Covid and Trump brought the war home. We thought we were immune. Above it all. Exceptional. Why else would we have the chutzpah to elect a gross and obvious incompetent as president. We're lucky it was just Covid-19 and not Eboloa, we'd all be dead by now if that happened during Trump.  &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/23.html#a170123&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a130052&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Good morning sports fans! The so-called baseball season &lt;a href=&quot;https://nypost.com/2020/07/23/black-lives-matter-will-have-presence-at-yankees-nationals-opening-day/&quot;&gt;starts today&lt;/a&gt; with a game in DC between the Nationals and the Yankees. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&amp;v=lUiDLcp_hIw&amp;app=desktop&quot;&gt;Dr Fauci&lt;/a&gt; throws out the first pitch. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/23.html#a130052&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a130611&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I love the look on &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/23/randySeesIvanka.png&quot;&gt;Randy Rainbow's face&lt;/a&gt; when the subject &lt;a href=&quot;https://youtu.be/lUiDLcp_hIw?t=124&quot;&gt;turns to Ivanka&lt;/a&gt;. He finds some redeeming qualities in the other women in TrumpWorld, but definitely not Ivanka. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/23.html#a130611&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a145800&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Good progress on the new BingeWorthy. The big difference in this version is that you can submit programs, no need to go through me. How it works. Find the page for the show on &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.metacritic.com/&quot;&gt;Metacritic&lt;/a&gt;. Choose the &lt;i&gt;Submit a program&lt;/i&gt; command from the &lt;i&gt;Main&lt;/i&gt; menu. Enter the URL of the page. The server reads the file on Metacritic, extracts the Facebook and Twitter metadata from the page, using the title in our database. I just want to be sure it's a real program, keep out the spam. I have some ideas for new UI's. But the main goal, as before, is to learn about worthwhile streaming programs. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/23.html#a145800&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/04/19/coronavirus.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a145003&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/04/19/coronavirus.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;Trump is such a fool. Trying to invent a &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/04/politics/migrant-caravans-trump-immigration/index.html&quot;&gt;domestic enemy&lt;/a&gt;, but we already have one, killing 1000 of us every day. And it’s his job to fight the virus. Instead he attacks moms and blames Black people.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/23.html#a145003&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a145638&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;On Maddow last night, a &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Ho&quot;&gt;virologist&lt;/a&gt; interviewed. The biggest mistake the US made is not going into total lockdown. We should still do it. Travel should be stopped until the rest of the country catches up with NY metro area. We will get re-infected if they don't.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/23.html#a145638&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Fri, 24 Jul 2020 04:00:31 GMT</pubDate>
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			<author>dave.winer@gmail.com (Dave Winer)</author>
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			<title>Scripting News: Wednesday, July 22, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/22.html&quot;&gt;Wednesday, July 22, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a134842&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2005/12/28.html#When:12:42:15PM&quot;&gt;12/28/05&lt;/a&gt;: &quot;One way to do something, no matter how flawed that way is, is better than two, no matter how much better the second way is.&quot;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/22.html#a134842&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a145021&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;One of the &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ9B7owHxMQ&quot;&gt;best lines&lt;/a&gt; in any movie ever. &quot;You're going to have to answer to the Coca-Cola company.&quot; &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/22.html#a145021&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a132104&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Before there was &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandria_Ocasio-Cortez&quot;&gt;AOC&lt;/a&gt; the politician there was &lt;a href=&quot;http://aocnyc.com/&quot;&gt;AOC&lt;/a&gt; the West Village restaurant. I used to live a block away, so I'd go there all the time. A good place to meet for breakfast. I wonder if they're still open with the pandemic.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/22.html#a132104&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a141337&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Many writers never get to the point.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/22.html#a141337&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a132341&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/22/132341.html?title=objectInitializersInEs6&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;Object initializers in ES6&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/22/132341.html?title=objectInitializersInEs6&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-flCodeSubs=&quot;true&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a132625&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;A situation that comes up a lot in my &lt;a href=&quot;https://duckduckgo.com/?q=site%3Ascripting.com+javascript&amp;t=hk&amp;ia=web&quot;&gt;JavaScript&lt;/a&gt; code: &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/22/132341.html?title=objectInitializersInEs6#a132625&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel1 ulCodeSubs&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a132729&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;var tvShow = {&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/22/132341.html?title=objectInitializersInEs6#a132729&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel2&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a132740&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;id: id,&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/22/132341.html?title=objectInitializersInEs6#a132740&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a132747&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;title: title,&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/22/132341.html?title=objectInitializersInEs6#a132747&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a132802&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;network: network&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/22/132341.html?title=objectInitializersInEs6#a132802&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a132809&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;}&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/22/132341.html?title=objectInitializersInEs6#a132809&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;li data-flCodeSubs=&quot;true&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a132812&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;As you type it you think geez there's got to be a better way, and in the &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.w3schools.com/js/js_es6.asp&quot;&gt;new version&lt;/a&gt; of JavaScript, there is.   &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/22/132341.html?title=objectInitializersInEs6#a132812&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel1 ulCodeSubs&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a132729&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;var tvShow = {&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/22/132341.html?title=objectInitializersInEs6#a132729&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel2&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a132740&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;id,&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/22/132341.html?title=objectInitializersInEs6#a132740&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a132747&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;title,&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/22/132341.html?title=objectInitializersInEs6#a132747&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a132802&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;network&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/22/132341.html?title=objectInitializersInEs6#a132802&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a132809&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;}&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/22/132341.html?title=objectInitializersInEs6#a132809&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;li data-flCodeSubs=&quot;true&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a132935&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Since usually the only thing you're going to do is pass it off to a subroutine to save it in a file or database, you could do it this way:&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/22/132341.html?title=objectInitializersInEs6#a132935&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel1 ulCodeSubs&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a133014&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;saveShow ({id, title, network});&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/22/132341.html?title=objectInitializersInEs6#a133014&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a133057&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;In the old more cumbersome notation you probably wouldn't do this, but now I find I do, esp if there is only one property to initialize. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/22/132341.html?title=objectInitializersInEs6#a133057&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a133141&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I guess the bottom line is I &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/22.html#a134842&quot;&gt;don't mind&lt;/a&gt; two ways to do something if the new way is a simplified version of the old way. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/22/132341.html?title=objectInitializersInEs6#a133141&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Thu, 23 Jul 2020 04:00:31 GMT</pubDate>
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			<title>Scripting News: Tuesday, July 21, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/21.html&quot;&gt;Tuesday, July 21, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a110913&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Today's song: &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaQ8r-SwR2c&quot;&gt;Truckin&lt;/a&gt;. (Of course.)&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/21.html#a110913&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a114341&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Americans are wearing masks and wondering when Trump will show up for work, or resign and get out of the way.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/21.html#a114341&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a120755&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;We now know what happens if Trump screws with the election. He's going to have to answer to the moms.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/21.html#a120755&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a114006&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2018/02/26/024939.html&quot;&gt;My mom&lt;/a&gt; would have been one of the moms. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/21.html#a114006&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/21/mask.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a110407&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/21/mask.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;Portland could send a handful of plain clothes cops to DC to arrest the temporary acting secretary of Homeland Security. Grab &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chad_Wolf&quot;&gt;him&lt;/a&gt; off the street, into an unmarked car with DC plates, fly him back to Portland, &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/10/politics/hillary-clinton-donald-trump-justice-department/index.html&quot;&gt;lock him up&lt;/a&gt;, and put him on trial for kidnapping. He's a nice looking guy, he'd probably look great in &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon_State_Penitentiary&quot;&gt;orange&lt;/a&gt;. &lt;span class=&quot;spOldSchoolEmoji&quot;&gt;💥&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/21.html#a110407&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a113705&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/KenSmith/status/1285537655787225090&quot;&gt;Ken Smith nails it&lt;/a&gt;. Depressed people think too linearly. Trump shot his wad, for &lt;i&gt;nothing&lt;/i&gt; -- motivated his opposition, which was already pretty motivated. Did he see the protests just a few weeks ago.  &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/21.html#a113705&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Wed, 22 Jul 2020 04:00:30 GMT</pubDate>
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			<author>dave.winer@gmail.com (Dave Winer)</author>
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			<title>Scripting News: Monday, July 20, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/20.html&quot;&gt;Monday, July 20, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-urlvideo=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXy0XnzTQuc&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a135106&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Today's song: &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXy0XnzTQuc&quot;&gt;The Deadbeat Club&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/20.html#a135106&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a211753&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keep_on_Truckin%27_(comics)&quot;&gt;R. Crumb&lt;/a&gt;: Was I now a &quot;spokesman&quot; for the hippies or what?&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/20.html#a211753&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a210904&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I'm working on a new version of BingeWorthy. Solved what I believe is the biggest problem the previous version had, and the second biggest problem too. &lt;span class=&quot;spOldSchoolEmoji&quot;&gt;💥&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/20.html#a210904&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a180958&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;As disgusting as &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1285244981322690560&quot;&gt;this&lt;/a&gt; is, it's a distraction. His storm troopers can kill a few people. The virus will kill many thousands, very soon. It's running uncontrolled through the population. This is what Trump does so well, change the subject.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/20.html#a180958&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a170325&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Reading about the &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/coronavirus/missouri-governor-s-comments-on-coronavirus-mccloskeys-raise-eyebrows/article_aeac1f42-9460-5605-9fe5-73ca3ca72b2f.html&quot;&gt;interview&lt;/a&gt; with the governor of Missouri, I think everything else is a distraction including the &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/pelosi-blasts-trump-and-his-stormtroopers-as-portland-s-mayor-tells-troops-to-get-1.9004427&quot;&gt;storm troopers&lt;/a&gt; in Portland. I hadn't thought of this before, but it's time to raise an issue with the World Court, in preparation for (we hope) trials for crimes against humanity. That's the scale we're operating at right now. We need to fight the pandemic. Our government is using it as a weapon against the people. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/20.html#a170325&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/20/doctorWithMaskAndPipe.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a134726&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/20/doctorWithMaskAndPipe.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 wish the news industry would &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/23/115824.html?title=anEzpassForNews&quot;&gt;solve&lt;/a&gt; its distribution problem so I can read any article I want to, without having to subscribe to the publication it came from. The users all know this problem exists. We've got your money in our pockets. Come get it.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/20.html#a134726&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a151233&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I'll be following the &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZnXhtn3F0Q&quot;&gt;ISOJ conference&lt;/a&gt; on and off during the day. It's online only this year. Last year I spoke in person in Austin. Here's a &lt;a href=&quot;https://duckduckgo.com/?q=site%3Ascripting.com+isoj&amp;t=hk&amp;ia=web&quot;&gt;search&lt;/a&gt; on this blog for &lt;i&gt;ISOJ.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/20.html#a151233&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a223230&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;An incredible heart-wrenching &lt;a href=&quot;https://duckduckgo.com/?q=site%3Ascripting.com+%22save+my+life%22&amp;t=h_&amp;ia=web&quot;&gt;save my life&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2016293&quot;&gt;story&lt;/a&gt;. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/20.html#a223230&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a135211&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/20/135211.html?title=fiveFamousPeople&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;Five famous people&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/20/135211.html?title=fiveFamousPeople&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a151532&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;On Twitter a &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/MattWaldman/status/1284561201813499905&quot;&gt;meme&lt;/a&gt;. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/20/135211.html?title=fiveFamousPeople#a151532&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a151601&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;List five famous people you've met or been in the presence of. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/20/135211.html?title=fiveFamousPeople#a151601&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-flNumberedSubs=&quot;true&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a135216&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;One must be a lie. The question for the reader is -- which one is the lie?&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/20/135211.html?title=fiveFamousPeople#a135216&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel1 ulNumberedSubs&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a142052&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;John Lennon&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/20/135211.html?title=fiveFamousPeople#a142052&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a142122&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Timothy Leary&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/20/135211.html?title=fiveFamousPeople#a142122&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;aNaNNaNNaN&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Frank Zappa&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/20/135211.html?title=fiveFamousPeople#aNaNNaNNaN&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;aNaNNaNNaN&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Albert Shanker&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/20/135211.html?title=fiveFamousPeople#aNaNNaNNaN&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a151622&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Howard Dean&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/20/135211.html?title=fiveFamousPeople#a151622&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a211534&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/20/211534.html?title=keepOnTruckin&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;Keep on truckin'&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/20/211534.html?title=keepOnTruckin&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-inlineImage=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/20/keepOnTruckin.png&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;divInlineImage&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a211540&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;center&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgInline&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/20/keepOnTruckin.png&quot;&gt;&lt;/center&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keep_on_Truckin%27_(comics)&quot;&gt;Truckin&lt;/a&gt; back where I belong.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/20/211534.html?title=keepOnTruckin#a211540&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
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			<author>dave.winer@gmail.com (Dave Winer)</author>
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			<title>Scripting News: Sunday, July 19, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/19.html&quot;&gt;Sunday, July 19, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-urlvideo=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYOKMUTTDdA&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a140859&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Today's song: &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYOKMUTTDdA&quot;&gt;Shiny Happy People&lt;/a&gt;. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/19.html#a140859&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-urlvideo=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZtEX2-n2Hc&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a165957&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;When did we first get an idea that masks work? This is &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/03/30.html#a143207&quot;&gt;when&lt;/a&gt; I got the message. March 30. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZtEX2-n2Hc&quot;&gt;Watch the video&lt;/a&gt;. I got &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/03/31/004710.html?title=putASmileOnIt&quot;&gt;my mask&lt;/a&gt; on the 31st. Imagine if we had all listened. How many people would be healthy who are sick. How many people would be alive, who are now dead.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/19.html#a165957&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2019/09/09/gru.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a165409&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2019/09/09/gru.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;People debate whether there is such a thing as &quot;cancel culture.&quot; I don't think there's much debate that &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Franken#Aftermath&quot;&gt;Al Franken&lt;/a&gt; got canceled. &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/18.html#a135951&quot;&gt;Woody Allen&lt;/a&gt;. You could debate whether they deserved what they got, but not really that they got it. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/19.html#a165409&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a144306&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;The tech industry is like &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_selling_pharmaceutical_products&quot;&gt;pharma&lt;/a&gt;, they only make products that have huge financial upside. That means there are lots of drugs for cancer, arthritis, high blood pressure, diabetes, chronic diseases, ones that might not kill you right off, but require lifetime use. This is like virality and lock-in in tech. Tools that don't bring in other users, or get you addicted can't make a ton of money. They might be worthwhile though, they might help someone figure something out that saves humanity, for example. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/19.html#a144306&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a144716&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;The reason came to me in a dream. The politicians and their masters aren’t saving our lives because there’s no money in it for them. But pharma sees big bucks in a vaccine and even more in a treatment. I hear the vaccine might require a booster every few months. They must love that. Every human on the planet would need it. Think of the enormous cash flow for the holder of that patent. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/19.html#a144716&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a145154&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I went back to &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.wisc.edu/&quot;&gt;UW-Madison&lt;/a&gt; for a visit a few years ago and got a tour of a &lt;a href=&quot;https://discovery.wisc.edu/&quot;&gt;new building&lt;/a&gt; created to generate &lt;a href=&quot;https://news.wisc.edu/tag/patents/&quot;&gt;patents&lt;/a&gt;. But it didn't appear it was used for much. Extravagant and luxurious. Very unlike a typical utilitarian campus building at a large state school. I learned they built it to recruit a professor who generated billions from patents, and I guess they felt was likely to continue to do so. The money apparently flows to the university, but the professor gets to work in a &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taj_Mahal&quot;&gt;Taj Mahal&lt;/a&gt; of campus buildings. Not sure. But it was &lt;i&gt;very&lt;/i&gt; impressive, and surprising. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/19.html#a145154&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a141502&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;If you read this blog you should also follow &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/davewiner&quot;&gt;me&lt;/a&gt; on Twitter. People say Twitter is bad, and of course they're right, but it's also good. It's an integral part of how I write this blog. Of course the really important stuff shows up here too. And I would like a Twitter that was just for my friends. And I think that'll happen too. &lt;span class=&quot;spOldSchoolEmoji&quot;&gt;💥&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/19.html#a141502&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-inlineImage=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/19/meddling.png&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;divInlineImage&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a150526&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;center&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgInline&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/19/meddling.png&quot;&gt;&lt;/center&gt;Meddling is not the right word for an &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/18.html#a141702&quot;&gt;act&lt;/a&gt; of war.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/19.html#a150526&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a151508&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/19/151508.html?title=aNewCodingConstruct&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;A new coding construct?&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/19/151508.html?title=aNewCodingConstruct&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a164847&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;i&gt;This is a language design question, not a coding question.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/19/151508.html?title=aNewCodingConstruct#a164847&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-flCodeSubs=&quot;true&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a151527&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;This bit of code comes up all the time.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/19/151508.html?title=aNewCodingConstruct#a151527&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel1 ulCodeSubs&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a151533&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;if (callback !== undefined) {&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/19/151508.html?title=aNewCodingConstruct#a151533&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel2&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a151651&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;callback ();&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/19/151508.html?title=aNewCodingConstruct#a151651&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;aNaNNaNNaN&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;}&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/19/151508.html?title=aNewCodingConstruct#aNaNNaNNaN&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a151540&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;It would be interesting to try to come up with a clean way to say that so it would still be obvious what's happening, but would save you from having to check it so often.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/19/151508.html?title=aNewCodingConstruct#a151540&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a151734&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Basically I want to call the callback if the caller specified one, otherwise, do nothing. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/19/151508.html?title=aNewCodingConstruct#a151734&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a151759&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Just putting that out there, not offering a solution to the puzzle. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/19/151508.html?title=aNewCodingConstruct#a151759&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a203624&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;b&gt;Later...&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/19/151508.html?title=aNewCodingConstruct#a203624&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-flCodeSubs=&quot;true&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a203731&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;How about this syntax&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/19/151508.html?title=aNewCodingConstruct#a203731&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel1 ulCodeSubs&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a203731&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;if possible callback ();&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/19/151508.html?title=aNewCodingConstruct#a203731&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a203812&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Where &lt;i&gt;possible&lt;/i&gt; might be a new keyword that's something like a &lt;i&gt;try&lt;/i&gt; but not as serious. In other words, don't get upset if this doesn't work. On the other hand, it's not much more concise than the original expression, and it doesn't say anything about what you expect not to work about it. Really for anything other than &lt;i&gt;undefined&lt;/i&gt; I probably want an error to be thrown so I can find the problem and fix it. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/19/151508.html?title=aNewCodingConstruct#a203812&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a203958&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I'm not an Applescript type person, I think programming can't be a spoken language, but I also don't go so far as to say programming is like linear algebra or differential calculus (both of which I took in college). I like words that mean something when I read them, both in human language and programming language.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/19/151508.html?title=aNewCodingConstruct#a203958&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-flCodeSubs=&quot;true&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a204041&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Another random thought, not a big fan of using &lt;i&gt;let&lt;/i&gt; as a new kind of declaration. I imagine they chose it because that's what BASIC used, but why would a nice Algol-like language use BASIC as prior art. I actually like how we did it in Frontier:&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/19/151508.html?title=aNewCodingConstruct#a204041&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel1 ulCodeSubs&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a204138&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;fileloop (f in &quot;tmp/&quot;)&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/19/151508.html?title=aNewCodingConstruct#a204138&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel2&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a204154&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;local (fname = file.fileFromPath (f))&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/19/151508.html?title=aNewCodingConstruct#a204154&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a204203&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;file.rename (f, string.upper (fname))&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/19/151508.html?title=aNewCodingConstruct#a204203&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a204217&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;fname is only accessible in the body of fileloop. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/19/151508.html?title=aNewCodingConstruct#a204217&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a204541&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;i&gt;local&lt;/i&gt; is the keyword for declaration. It says fname is declared here, in this scope, and it is only accessible here.  I think it does a better job of explaining itself than &lt;i&gt;let. &lt;/i&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/19/151508.html?title=aNewCodingConstruct#a204541&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a213458&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;i&gt;Even later...&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/19/151508.html?title=aNewCodingConstruct#a213458&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a213501&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Allen Wirfs-Brock suggested via email, that JavaScript already has this feature, he sent a link to the docs, and I couldn't make heads or tails of it. I said how the hell do you pronounce that? That's where the comment about linear algebra and differential equations came from, above.  &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/19/151508.html?title=aNewCodingConstruct#a213501&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a213604&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Well he started a &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/awbjs/status/1284945363531493376&quot;&gt;thread&lt;/a&gt; on Twitter asking how people pronounce this feature that as far as I can tell does not have a name? It's an instant classic of course. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/19/151508.html?title=aNewCodingConstruct#a213604&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Mon, 20 Jul 2020 04:00:28 GMT</pubDate>
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			<title>Scripting News: Saturday, July 18, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/18.html&quot;&gt;Saturday, July 18, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a171010&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0whJRP2Z5w&quot;&gt;Talking Heads&lt;/a&gt;: &quot;When I have nothing to say, my lips are sealed. Say something once, why say it again?&quot;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/18.html#a171010&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/18/twitter.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a142146&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/18/twitter.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;People are &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.theverge.com/interface/2020/7/15/21325708/twitter-hack-global-security-crisis-nuclear-war-bitcoin-scam&quot;&gt;writing&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=&quot;https://om.co/2020/07/16/more-than-just-a-twitter-hack/&quot;&gt;about&lt;/a&gt; the risks associated with Twitter, hacking and misinformation, after the &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/17/tech/former-twitter-employees-sleuthing/index.html&quot;&gt;hack&lt;/a&gt; of last week. There's an even bigger risk. Twitter itself could be bought for 1/2 of $28 billion, the company's valuation according to the &lt;a href=&quot;https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/TWTR/&quot;&gt;stock&lt;/a&gt; price. That's a fraction of the net worth of a number of &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_World%27s_Billionaires#2020&quot;&gt;billionaires&lt;/a&gt;. And you could probably &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leveraged_buyout&quot;&gt;finance&lt;/a&gt; the acquisition, so you would need much less than $14 billion to pull it off. Basically Twitter itself, legally, is very insecure. We're depending on something a bad actor could take over, legally. I've been writing about this for &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2017/01/14/whatIfTwtrIsBoughtByARepub.html&quot;&gt;years&lt;/a&gt;. I hope other people tune into it before it actually happens. (Do you think Peter Thiel hasn't thought of it? Don't be naïve.)&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/18.html#a142146&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-urltweet=&quot;https://twitter.com/davewiner/status/1284482013098119169&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a134937&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/davewiner/status/1284482013098119169&quot;&gt;Pro tip&lt;/a&gt;: Any time you're thinking of Trump as &quot;the president&quot; replace it with &quot;the enemy&quot; and the statement all of a sudden makes sense.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/18.html#a134937&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a141702&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Biden is now getting the &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-biden/biden-warns-of-russian-election-meddling-after-receiving-intelligence-briefings-idUSKCN24J02N&quot;&gt;intelligence briefings&lt;/a&gt;. And finally, someone is actually reading them. I bet his staff is planning on how to address each of the issues. Anyway, for now he says both Russia and China are interfering with our election and he says what you'd hope a president would say. BTW, &quot;meddling&quot; is the wrong word, meddling is what a Jewish mother does. What Russia did in 2016 was an act of war. Americans are dying because of what they did. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/18.html#a141702&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a135113&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I prefer &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.metacritic.com/tv/the-wire&quot;&gt;Metacritic&lt;/a&gt;  to &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/the-wire&quot;&gt;Rotten Tomatoes&lt;/a&gt; and &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0306414/&quot;&gt;IMDB&lt;/a&gt;. I like it because it's clean and simple. They gather reviews of lots of pubs, rate them on a scale of 1-100, and they give the movie or show a rating based on the average. A show with an 80 or higher is must-watch.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/18.html#a135113&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/18/annieHall.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a135951&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/18/annieHall.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 talking with a friend yesterday about &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woody_Allen&quot;&gt;Woody Allen&lt;/a&gt;. We both felt that he had been unfairly &lt;a href=&quot;https://duckduckgo.com/?q=woody+allen+condemned&amp;t=hk&amp;ia=web&quot;&gt;canceled&lt;/a&gt;. And yes the word &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.indiewire.com/2020/03/woody-allen-memoir-canceled-hachette-outrage-1202216039/#!&quot;&gt;applies&lt;/a&gt; to his experience. He's one of the great film makers of our time. The movie &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhattan_(1979_film)&quot;&gt;Manhattan&lt;/a&gt; came up in our discussion, I saw it was playing on Amazon, so I watched it. What an incredible movie. People forget that Allen wrote the movie, so any flaws you see in the main character, and they sure are there, were put there &lt;i&gt;by him. &lt;/i&gt;In the end you feel his heartbreak at having been so dismissive of Mariel Hemmingway's character, she was so much more wise than him, even though she was so much younger. I had forgotten that Diane Keaton was in the movie. It's a masterpiece. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/18.html#a135951&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a135629&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;It's so weird. I could swear I saw a notice that &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/17/us/john-lewis-dead.html&quot;&gt;John Lewis&lt;/a&gt; had died three days ago. I even wondered why no one was commenting on it. Did I dream it?&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/18.html#a135629&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-inlineImage=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/18/fairQuestion.png&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;divInlineImage&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a194210&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;center&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgInline&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/18/fairQuestion.png&quot;&gt;&lt;/center&gt;Fair question.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/18.html#a194210&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a181343&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/18/181343.html?title=simpleIsNotStupid&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;Simple is not stupid&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/18/181343.html?title=simpleIsNotStupid&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a181401&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;A lot of people seem to think I'm realllly stupid. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/18/181343.html?title=simpleIsNotStupid#a181401&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;aNaNNaNNaN&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I think it's because I strive for simplicity in my work.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/18/181343.html?title=simpleIsNotStupid#aNaNNaNNaN&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a181555&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;It happened right from the start, with &lt;a href=&quot;http://outliners.scripting.com/thinkTank2Pc.html&quot;&gt;ThinkTank&lt;/a&gt;. I factored it for years, until it was super easy. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/18/181343.html?title=simpleIsNotStupid#a181555&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a181411&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;The others said they could do it in a weekend.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/18/181343.html?title=simpleIsNotStupid#a181411&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a181452&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Heh. They couldn't&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/18/181343.html?title=simpleIsNotStupid#a181452&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a181453&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;In the next version, we added a blindingly complex feature, cloning. It was actually also pretty simple, but when you demo'd it, you could see their minds exploding. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/18/181343.html?title=simpleIsNotStupid#a181453&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;aNaNNaNNaN&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Hooo, what was that? &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/18/181343.html?title=simpleIsNotStupid#aNaNNaNNaN&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a181624&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Technology. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/18/181343.html?title=simpleIsNotStupid#a181624&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a181625&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Ohhhh. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/18/181343.html?title=simpleIsNotStupid#a181625&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a181628&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;You have to impress them if you want them to believe you.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/18/181343.html?title=simpleIsNotStupid#a181628&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Sun, 19 Jul 2020 04:00:27 GMT</pubDate>
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			<title>Scripting News: Friday, July 17, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/17.html&quot;&gt;Friday, July 17, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/04/27/bidenActionFigure.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a154846&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/04/27/bidenActionFigure.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;Biden appears to be doing &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2019/12/31/141645.html&quot;&gt;what I hoped he would&lt;/a&gt;. Trying to suck in as much of the Republican Party as possible. Yesterday I saw AOC pointed out that the Dem Party is a conservative party. That's cool, so maybe we'll end up with 3 or 4 parties out of this instead of 2. And we can have governments that aren't all one or the other. We keep doing and undoing, with little consistency in American govt over the decades. Reagan, Clinton, Bush, Obama, Trump. Biden is the single most comfortable Democrat for Repubs. Good. Let's have a unity government that isn't completely nuts. Let's get used to compromising and working together. Let's have some goals, and not drift from them. I know it's a lot to hope for.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/17.html#a154846&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a132207&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I wonder if it would be possible to do a &lt;a href=&quot;http://bloggercon.scripting.com/iv/format.html&quot;&gt;BloggerCon&lt;/a&gt; style unconference using online tech. No audience, no speaker, just a room full of expertise with a discussion leader who is basically a reporter. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/17.html#a132207&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-urlvideo=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPXtn15_9qo&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a133729&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;A &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPXtn15_9qo&quot;&gt;live webcam&lt;/a&gt; of the &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rialto_Bridge&quot;&gt;Rialto Bridge&lt;/a&gt; in Venice. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/17.html#a133729&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Sat, 18 Jul 2020 04:00:26 GMT</pubDate>
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			<title>Scripting News: Thursday, July 16, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/16.html&quot;&gt;Thursday, July 16, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-enclosure=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/16/theVirusMakesUsSmarter.m4a&quot; data-enclosureType=&quot;audio/mpeg&quot; data-enclosureLength=&quot;10105065&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/16/parrot.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a145415&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/16/parrot.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;http://scripting.com/2020/07/16/theVirusMakesUsSmarter.m4a&quot;&gt;Podcast&lt;/a&gt;: The virus makes us smarter. That's part 1. How will journalism change as a result of the virus, is part 2. Approx 20 minutes. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/16.html#a145415&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a182041&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/NPRinskeep&quot;&gt;Steve Inskeep&lt;/a&gt; seems like such an affable fellow on NPR, but he's a &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/NPRinskeep/status/1276320073809100804&quot;&gt;bit of a snob&lt;/a&gt; on Twitter. &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/davenet/1995/08/22/whatisaplatform.html&quot;&gt;Platform&lt;/a&gt; is a real concept. Yes he has one, even if he thinks it's just a &quot;buzz phrase&quot; that's &quot;oft-parroted&quot; (his phrasing). It's bad enough the AG lies about important things, the problem is squared when a supposed neutral news org lets him do it without correction. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/16.html#a182041&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a134843&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I like to ask questions like this:  &quot;In a sane world, X would be Y.&quot;  I'm not saying I have a plan to turn X into Y, just that it would be ideal if X were Y.  It pays to know what success looks like, that way if it ever shows up by chance, you know immediately to say yes. (Example, in a sane world Fauci would be president.) &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/16.html#a134843&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a210824&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;We have to change how we think of Trump. He’s the enemy and he’s president. If you can’t resolve that apparent contradiction, the half to give up on is that he’s president.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/16.html#a210824&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a005536&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;When you hear someone call Trump &quot;the president&quot; -- change that to &quot;the enemy.&quot; What they said will make more sense.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/16.html#a005536&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a130424&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/djrothkopf/status/1283743234871762949&quot;&gt;David Rothkopf&lt;/a&gt;: &quot;If you've lost a job, the people to blame are easy to find.  They're not wearing masks.&quot;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/16.html#a130424&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a181223&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I took three pictures of the beer section at a local supermarket. I &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/16/beers3.jpeg&quot;&gt;uploaded&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/16/beers2.jpeg&quot;&gt;the&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/16/beers1.jpeg&quot;&gt;pictures&lt;/a&gt; at full resolution so you can get a good look. I'm determined to find the most invigorating beer for summer consumption. I've discovered I like beer. This is a new thing for me. If you see a favorite let me know. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/16.html#a181223&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a141505&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/16/141505.html?title=stopGivingTrumpTheBenefitOfTheDoubt&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;Stop giving Trump the benefit of the doubt&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/16/141505.html?title=stopGivingTrumpTheBenefitOfTheDoubt&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a141522&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Okay stupid question -- who does?&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/16/141505.html?title=stopGivingTrumpTheBenefitOfTheDoubt#a141522&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;aNaNNaNNaN&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;You do. You evaluate his actions against what a president would do, and you know he's not a president.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/16/141505.html?title=stopGivingTrumpTheBenefitOfTheDoubt#aNaNNaNNaN&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a141530&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;i&gt;He's trying to kill huge numbers of Americans.&lt;/i&gt; Teachers and children. And make even more live with disabilities, in great pain, for who knows how long. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/16/141505.html?title=stopGivingTrumpTheBenefitOfTheDoubt#a141530&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a141634&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Look up &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crimes_against_humanity&quot;&gt;crimes against humanity&lt;/a&gt; -- that's what it is.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/16/141505.html?title=stopGivingTrumpTheBenefitOfTheDoubt#a141634&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel1&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a141635&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;i&gt;Crimes against humanity are certain acts that are purposely committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian or an identifiable part of a civilian population.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/16/141505.html?title=stopGivingTrumpTheBenefitOfTheDoubt#a141635&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a141657&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;There isn't a more heinous crime.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/16/141505.html?title=stopGivingTrumpTheBenefitOfTheDoubt#a141657&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Fri, 17 Jul 2020 04:00:26 GMT</pubDate>
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			<author>dave.winer@gmail.com (Dave Winer)</author>
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			<title>Scripting News: Wednesday, July 15, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/15.html&quot;&gt;Wednesday, July 15, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2019/12/24/drummer.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a171755&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2019/12/24/drummer.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 virus is making us smarter. We can't get out of it until we become experts. At least as virus-savvy as we are about the weather. If you can prepare for a tornado, that's not unlike the virus. Except it's always virus season, everywhere. That's why I say journalism will fix itself. We can't get back to work until we develop information flows we all trust. That's why I'm always banging on the &lt;a href=&quot;https://duckduckgo.com/?q=site%3Ascripting.com+fauci&amp;t=hk&amp;ia=web&quot;&gt;Fauci&lt;/a&gt; drum. As long as he's muzzled by the government, we can't get out of this mess. I wonder if he sees this. But you and I should see it. If you're smart enough to read this blog you're smart enough to understand this simple idea. The virus makes us smarter. The faster we get smarter, the less the damage. That's where our power is. There's no time for bullshit and we need all hands on deck.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/15.html#a171755&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a143623&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/RexChapman/status/1283153317095505920&quot;&gt;Mike Pence&lt;/a&gt;: &quot;We don't want CDC guidance to be a reason why people don't reopen their schools.&quot; This is a &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crimes_against_humanity&quot;&gt;crime against humanity&lt;/a&gt;. Not a trivial one. If we were doing this to another country's children and teachers, we'd be out in the streets protesting, screaming at the top of our lungs. But we seem to not see that &lt;i&gt;we&lt;/i&gt; are a cause worth fighting for too. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/15.html#a143623&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a142207&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;DuckDuckGo is getting more &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.thefreedictionary.com/schlocky&quot;&gt;schlocky&lt;/a&gt; all the time. When I &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2017/06/06.html#a080649&quot;&gt;started using it&lt;/a&gt; as the default linking service for &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/&quot;&gt;this blog&lt;/a&gt;, it was as plain as could be. A logo and a text box. Maybe a link at the bottom or off on the side, I have no recollection. But over time they've been adding junk to the page, so much so that this morning, doing a search there, I ended up at a page where you install a Chrome plug-in. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. I paused, tried to imagine how I got there, hit the back button and square in the middle of the DuckDuckGo home page is a &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/15/duckduckgoButton.png&quot;&gt;big button&lt;/a&gt;, the &lt;i&gt;only button on the page,&lt;/i&gt; and it doesn't submit your search, it takes you to this crazy-ass page to install a plug-in. I chose DuckDuckGo precisely because I thought they would never do crap like this. Seriously rethinking my &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2017/06/06.html#a080649&quot;&gt;decision&lt;/a&gt;. Are there any nice search engines that do a decent job that don't have dreams of world domination? &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/15.html#a142207&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-urlvideo=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6wIOKaHMWo&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a140447&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Who is the narrator in this &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6wIOKaHMWo&quot;&gt;Lincoln Project ad&lt;/a&gt;? The voice is very familiar. As if it were Brent Spiner or Jon Hamm. Someone like that.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/15.html#a140447&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a140411&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;We need a game like &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/davenet/1995/03/20/takingcandyseriously.html&quot;&gt;SimCity&lt;/a&gt; to help people understand the math of an exponential growth virus. SimCoronavirus.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/15.html#a140411&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2017/12/20/shrek.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a141316&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2017/12/20/shrek.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;My friend &lt;a href=&quot;https://duckduckgo.com/?q=site%3Ascripting.com+zilar&amp;t=hk&amp;ia=web&quot;&gt;Jeremy Zilar&lt;/a&gt; asked a &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/jeremyzilar/status/1283199584756432897&quot;&gt;question&lt;/a&gt; last night on Twitter: &quot;Do you organize the silverware as it’s going into the dishwasher, or on the way out as it’s being put away?&quot; My &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/davewiner/status/1283199984863674368&quot;&gt;answer&lt;/a&gt;: &quot;As it's being put away.&quot; Fascinating question and it got lots of response. Everyone else seems to sort the silverware on the way in. That doesn't feel right to me. First, who wants to handle the dirty silverware any more than you have to? Second, like everything in my kitchen, the dishwasher is not designed for a tall person. The silverware caddy is basically on the floor. So I save time by kind of tossing the silverware. I'd have to bend all the way down to get it into a specific part. And I do sometimes miss, but that makes life more interesting, I find. It's not really an issue for me, because I find that putting away the clean dishes and silverware takes less than a minute. By sorting the silverware on the way in how much could I possibly save? As a programmer I &lt;i&gt;do&lt;/i&gt; think about things like this. Even though it had never occurred to me before that you could sort your silverware in the dishwasher. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/15.html#a141316&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a140426&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Your parents probably lied to you.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/15.html#a140426&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a163917&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/15/163917.html?title=movingPocalypse&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;Moving pocalyp.se&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/15/163917.html?title=movingPocalypse&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a163924&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I got it in my head that I should move &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/liveblog/users/davewiner/2015/12/26/0720.html&quot;&gt;an old app&lt;/a&gt; off an old server onto my newest server using the modern ability of &lt;a href=&quot;http://pagepark.io/&quot;&gt;PagePark&lt;/a&gt; to run apps from &lt;i&gt;domain&lt;/i&gt; folders. 2.0 days later, I think I have it running. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/15/163917.html?title=movingPocalypse#a163924&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a175104&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;One of the ideas of the new PP stuff is to remove the server dependencies from Node apps, so you can just move them around where ever you like. Ideally there would be no concept of a server, just apps running in the cloud somewhere. I know there are lots of things like this, don't send me links (we need an acronym for that).&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/15/163917.html?title=movingPocalypse#a175104&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a164015&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;pocalyp.se a URL-shortener I wrote in 2015 that makes it possible to categorize links. I hooked it up to Radio3, and I could say this is about Bernie or Snow or Doc and it would create a URL like this:&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/15/163917.html?title=movingPocalypse#a164015&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel1&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a175523&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://bernie.pocalyp.se/3&quot;&gt;http://bernie.pocalyp.se/3&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/15/163917.html?title=movingPocalypse#a175523&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a175523&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scalia.pocalyp.se/4&quot;&gt;http://scalia.pocalyp.se/4&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/15/163917.html?title=movingPocalypse#a175523&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a175523&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://doc.pocalyp.se/0&quot;&gt;http://doc.pocalyp.se/0&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/15/163917.html?title=movingPocalypse#a175523&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a164419&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Another feature, you can get all the links on a topic, in JSON.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/15/163917.html?title=movingPocalypse#a164419&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel1&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a175601&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scalia.pocalyp.se/&quot;&gt;http://scalia.pocalyp.se/&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/15/163917.html?title=movingPocalypse#a175601&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a175601&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://dave.pocalyp.se/&quot;&gt;http://dave.pocalyp.se/&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/15/163917.html?title=movingPocalypse#a175601&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a174919&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;For debugging I created an &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/misc/pocalypseList.html&quot;&gt;HTML page&lt;/a&gt; that has all the links in the database.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/15/163917.html?title=movingPocalypse#a174919&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a165800&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;What became of this project? The same thing that happens to all attempts to categorize things. It was too much to do in the hectic pace of being an internet busybody. &lt;span class=&quot;spOldSchoolEmoji&quot;&gt;💥&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/15/163917.html?title=movingPocalypse#a165800&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a011358&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;PS: The source code is &lt;a href=&quot;https://github.com/scripting/urlShortener/blob/master/server.js&quot;&gt;available here&lt;/a&gt;. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/15/163917.html?title=movingPocalypse#a011358&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
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			<author>dave.winer@gmail.com (Dave Winer)</author>
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			<title>Scripting News: Tuesday, July 14, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/14.html&quot;&gt;Tuesday, July 14, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-urltweet=&quot;https://twitter.com/davewiner/status/1283152682446983168&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a213354&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/davewiner/status/1283152682446983168&quot;&gt;Poll&lt;/a&gt;: Are you shut down?&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/14.html#a213354&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;tweet&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/06/29/alice.png&quot; data-tweetId=&quot;1283075793283883011&quot; data-tweetUserName=&quot;davewiner&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a162309&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/06/29/alice.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;News orgs mostly run op-eds from people who have climbed some societal ladder, therefore will be reluctant to tell the truth, for fear of upsetting their position in the hierarchy. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/14.html#a162309&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a171024&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Preventing people from saying things you object to isn't the same thing as getting rid of the thinking behind it. I'd rather know what &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Cotton&quot;&gt;Tom Cotton&lt;/a&gt; dreams of than have it suppressed. Now I know how serious a threat he is.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/14.html#a171024&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a162435&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Something I learned from reading &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lies_My_Teacher_Told_Me&quot;&gt;Lies&lt;/a&gt;, the idea of circling the wagons didn't come from anything the Indians or settlers did, rather it came from circus re-enactments, which took place in circular tents. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/14.html#a162435&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a155133&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Trump is a perfect demo of why you don't want a king.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/14.html#a155133&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a142339&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;This is how I often &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/14/twitterAsPostEditor.png&quot;&gt;write blog posts&lt;/a&gt; these days. In Twitter. I so totally wish I could just click the &lt;i&gt;Post&lt;/i&gt; button and have it do the rest. Their API is good enough that I can suck it into my outliner automatically, no manual work. I could really see discourse on the net exploding in useful ways if Twitter let go of the 280-char limit. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/14.html#a142339&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a155151&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/14/155151.html?title=notBreakingTheWeb&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;Not breaking the web&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/14/155151.html?title=notBreakingTheWeb&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a155154&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;My email conversation with Allen Wirfs-Brock took an interesting turn. I had written about &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/08/131602.html?title=reallySimpleJavascript&quot;&gt;Really Simple JavaScript&lt;/a&gt;, an idea that the language would benefit from removing features. A path well-explored &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/09/161916.html?title=reallySimpleJavascriptDay2&quot;&gt;AWB pointed out&lt;/a&gt;.  &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/14/155151.html?title=notBreakingTheWeb#a155154&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a161713&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;In my last post I talked about various &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/11/152423.html?title=reallySimpleJavascriptDay3&quot;&gt;programming mottos&lt;/a&gt; that help with the design issues JavaScript has encountered. Then AWB commented about the design slogans that guide the evolution of JavaScript.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/14/155151.html?title=notBreakingTheWeb#a161713&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a155347&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;b&gt;AWB on design slogans&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/14/155151.html?title=notBreakingTheWeb#a155347&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel1&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2019/06/11/pizza.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a155435&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2019/06/11/pizza.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’m big fan of design slogans. The one we used in &lt;a href=&quot;https://tc39.es/&quot;&gt;TC39&lt;/a&gt; about not breaking things was “Don’t break the web!”  It’s a preservationist perspective.  Much of the human digital heritage of the last 30 years and for the foreseeable future is stored as unmaintained web documents. Every breaking change to a web technology (JS, HTML, etc.) is likely to make part of our heritage permanently inaccessible.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/14/155151.html?title=notBreakingTheWeb#a155435&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a155518&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Another slogan we used frequently while I was active in &lt;a href=&quot;https://tc39.es/&quot;&gt;TC39&lt;/a&gt; was  “consider the complexity budget.”  The idea is that there are  limits (whose bounds we don’t know) to the complexity that a programming language can accommodate and still remain useable, learnable, comprehensible, fun, etc.  Every time a feature is added or a inconsistency is introduced we use up some of the complexity budget and it can never be recovered. So any such addition limits what do to the language in the future. Each proposed feature needs to be evaluated not just concerning its utility but also whether that utility is worth limiting future language design flexibility.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/14/155151.html?title=notBreakingTheWeb#a155518&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a155538&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;This is something that I worry may have faded as TC39 has grown much larger and participants somewhat more transient.  A person who is representing a company in a standards group is most likely to see a positive effect in their performance reviews if they get things added to the standard rather than for helping control complexity.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/14/155151.html?title=notBreakingTheWeb#a155538&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a155601&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Of course, committee-made decisions are always going to involve disagreements and compromises.  In my &lt;a href=&quot;https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3386327&quot;&gt;JavaScript history paper&lt;/a&gt;. I have a short section (21.3.5) where I cover the deliberations that resulted in the inclusion of arrow functions.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/14/155151.html?title=notBreakingTheWeb#a155601&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a155626&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;b&gt;DW on not breaking the web&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/14/155151.html?title=notBreakingTheWeb#a155626&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel1&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2019/02/09/punt.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a155645&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2019/02/09/punt.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;Don't break the web. That's a big one. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/14/155151.html?title=notBreakingTheWeb#a155645&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a155656&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;That might be the biggest rule of all. For me, all my work really for my whole career has been directed at the web. Not breaking it is the one hope that the work won't have been for naught, as well as the work of millions of other people (of course my work is the most important heh).&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/14/155151.html?title=notBreakingTheWeb#a155656&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;aNaNNaNNaN&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;As you know, Google et al are hell-bent on breaking the web.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/14/155151.html?title=notBreakingTheWeb#aNaNNaNNaN&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a155711&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I wouldn't be surprised if some of the people on your design committee come from companies who agree with Google on breaking the web. So maybe it would be good to have a bigger dialog on what &quot;Don't break the web&quot; really means. Of course the people at Google et al have never responded to anything I've written about that. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/14/155151.html?title=notBreakingTheWeb#a155711&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a155729&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;b&gt;AWB on not breaking the web&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/14/155151.html?title=notBreakingTheWeb#a155729&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel1&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a155753&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Most  individuals (even those representing BigCos)  who participant in web standards groups generally buy into &quot;don't break the web.&quot;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/14/155151.html?title=notBreakingTheWeb#a155753&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;aNaNNaNNaN&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;But to some, and in particular some big companies, it means don't break the 100 (or 1000) top web sites rather than don't break web legacy.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/14/155151.html?title=notBreakingTheWeb#aNaNNaNNaN&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a155815&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Also some have higher or lower bars for exceptions to that rule.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/14/155151.html?title=notBreakingTheWeb#a155815&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a155927&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;b&gt;DW on the behavior of guests&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/14/155151.html?title=notBreakingTheWeb#a155927&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel1&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a155932&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Thanks Allen for the clarity. I fully agree with all of it. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/14/155151.html?title=notBreakingTheWeb#a155932&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a160257&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I have another &lt;a href=&quot;http://this.how/googleAndHttp/&quot;&gt;motto&lt;/a&gt; that I'd love for the standards designers of today to contemplate. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/14/155151.html?title=notBreakingTheWeb#a160257&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel2&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a002739&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;i&gt;BigCo is a guest on the web, as we all are.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/14/155151.html?title=notBreakingTheWeb#a002739&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a003506&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;i&gt;Guests don't make the rules.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/14/155151.html?title=notBreakingTheWeb#a003506&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a002754&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;That imho is the single most important thing about the web. It's a platform with &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/davenet/2002/04/04/fourYearsOfXmlrpc.html&quot;&gt;no platform vendor&lt;/a&gt;. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/14/155151.html?title=notBreakingTheWeb#a002754&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2019/06/11/strongman.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a160033&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2019/06/11/strongman.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;Anyone who proposes to work at the center of the tech that implements the web in whatever decade it is should behave as an archeologist, on &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/87459/when-we-go-mars-how-will-we-protect-martian-life-us&quot;&gt;Mars&lt;/a&gt;. You have to wear an attitude of non-contamination. The software version of a &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hazmat_suit&quot;&gt;hazmat suit&lt;/a&gt;. Any little change could have huge unforseen consequences. The web today is so large and diverse, no one can understand all that it does. Whatever new feature is enabled by what you propose to add is worth a small fraction of what has been built on technology you've never seen or understood, or if you do, would consider arcane. You're free to innovate, but you have to do it in a sandbox you create, with rules you define. The web already has a rule.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/14/155151.html?title=notBreakingTheWeb#a160033&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a142036&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/14/142036.html?title=projectLincoln&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;Project Lincoln&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/14/142036.html?title=projectLincoln&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a142045&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I just gave $100 to &lt;a href=&quot;https://lincolnproject.us/&quot;&gt;Project Lincoln&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/14/142036.html?title=projectLincoln#a142045&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2019/02/12/boldItalic.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a003650&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2019/02/12/boldItalic.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;By this point in 2016 I had already given the max to HRC, but her ads always disappointed me. No inspiration. Seemed machine-designed to hit the demographics. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/14/142036.html?title=projectLincoln#a003650&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a142053&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Project Lincoln so far has been great entertainment. Good for base-rallying. They can't really get into inspiring visions, given that they are Republicans and won't be in power if the ads work. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/14/142036.html?title=projectLincoln#a142053&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a142702&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;We will have a government problem when Biden wins. His vision will largely be undetermined, it seems to me. And I expect it'll drift. And they've done nothing to organize the post-inauguration campaign. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/14/142036.html?title=projectLincoln#a142702&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;aNaNNaNNaN&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;So far no political campaign has managed to retain power by keeping the flow of ideas going out 365 days a year, every year, not just once every four. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/14/142036.html?title=projectLincoln#aNaNNaNNaN&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;aNaNNaNNaN&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Closest has been Trump, but he just has the Twitter account, and there's no imagination to what he says, no inspiration, no ideas, other than pointing to what he's going to destroy next. Talking points from Moscow. I'm not kidding.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/14/142036.html?title=projectLincoln#aNaNNaNNaN&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a142741&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;There's a vacuum here, still. An online organizing system that wasn't just about raising money, rather building support and keeping it organized all the time&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/14/142036.html?title=projectLincoln#a142741&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a142742&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;PS: I think they should change their name to Project Lincoln. Because that's their Twitter handle that's how my mind thinks of them at a sub-conscious level. When I see them say it the other way around on their website it burns some braincells. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/14/142036.html?title=projectLincoln#a142742&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
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			<title>Scripting News: Monday, July 13, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/13.html&quot;&gt;Monday, July 13, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2019/09/11/tide.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a141414&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2019/09/11/tide.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 may be at the point in the unraveling of America when our favorite diners shut down. For me it was the &lt;a href=&quot;https://gothamist.com/food/odessa-restaurant-late-night-east-village-oasis-close&quot;&gt;Odessa&lt;/a&gt; on &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7263911,-73.9833187,3a,75y,301.34h,92.34t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sjZYPzLkIfakUz6jzf8gGnw!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo3.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DjZYPzLkIfakUz6jzf8gGnw%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D36.482285%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i16384!8i8192&quot;&gt;Avenue A&lt;/a&gt;, across from &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/tompkins-square-park&quot;&gt;Tompkins Square Park&lt;/a&gt;, in the East Village. I used to meet my &lt;a href=&quot;http://photos.scripting.com/2011/march/momorderingfromodessa&quot;&gt;mother&lt;/a&gt; and grandfather there in the 80s. My uncle lived nearby in the hippie days, the late 60s and 70s. When I lived in NYC in the last decade, the teens, I'd &lt;a href=&quot;http://photos.scripting.com/2010/june/odessa&quot;&gt;take&lt;/a&gt; an out-of-town visiting friend maybe once a year. It wasn't the best of the Old World diners, but it was the last original one. &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/stories/2010/08/05/lunchWithNakedjen.html&quot;&gt;Veselka&lt;/a&gt; now is the goto place for that kind of food. The links to the old generation are disappearing, no surprise because the generation itself is gone. Not surprising that a place like Odessa can't survive just on takeout, when there are so many other great choices in the Village. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/13.html#a141414&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a143711&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;This is why you take pictures of your food. A picture of a &lt;a href=&quot;http://photos.scripting.com/2011/march/odessadinner&quot;&gt;dinner at Odessa&lt;/a&gt;. I don't know what all of it is. The sausage is probably a kielbasa. And the dumplings are called &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierogi&quot;&gt;pierogi&lt;/a&gt;, and come with fillings like sauerkraut, mushrooms, potatos and various meats. The pancake on top doesn't look familiar. I think that might be stuffed cabbage on the right at 2 o'clock. There's some kind of soup at the upper right. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/13.html#a143711&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a144222&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;EV Grieve &lt;a href=&quot;https://evgrieve.com/2020/02/a-visit-to-odessa-restaurant.html&quot;&gt;visited&lt;/a&gt; Odessa in February. Zomato has the &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.zomato.com/new-york-city/odessa-restaurant-east-village/menu&quot;&gt;menu&lt;/a&gt;. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/13.html#a144222&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a141741&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;What made me think of disappearing diners is &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/markwallace/status/1282679073244876800&quot;&gt;this post&lt;/a&gt; about &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.yelp.com/biz/blue-benn-diner-bennington-2&quot;&gt;The Blue Benn&lt;/a&gt; diner in &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.google.com/maps/place/314+North+St,+Bennington,+VT+05201/@42.8852274,-73.1972987,3a,75y,228.92h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sTl-nznGO66eNXqeOmCJmQg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192!4m5!3m4!1s0x89e0966265ae8659:0x188c0e512ed8fc25!8m2!3d42.8850919!4d-73.1974869&quot;&gt;Bennington, VT&lt;/a&gt; that's &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.tpwrealestate.com/listing/4816195/314-north-bennington-vt-05201/&quot;&gt;for sale&lt;/a&gt; for $595K. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/13.html#a141741&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Tue, 14 Jul 2020 04:00:23 GMT</pubDate>
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			<title>Scripting News: Sunday, July 12, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/12.html&quot;&gt;Sunday, July 12, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a154313&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/davewiner/status/1282339660346335234&quot;&gt;Poll&lt;/a&gt;: &quot;Which site do you respect most for TV and movie reviews?&quot; &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/12.html#a154313&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2019/11/20/offWithTheirHeads.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a202159&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2019/11/20/offWithTheirHeads.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;Can you imagine if the virus were a hurricane (it's doing a lot more damage) we would be debating whether or not it's over. That's because we haven't set up our radar yet. We know how to do it. But Trump won't spend the money. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/12.html#a202159&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a203129&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I wish Fauci would quit and set up his own streaming station where he does daily briefings. I'd chip in $1000. I bet he could raise as much money as he wanted. Never have we so totally needed a &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2015/10/12/itsStillSourcesGoDirect.html&quot;&gt;source to go direct&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/12.html#a203129&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a145235&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I want a system where voters have buddies, like sponsors in a 12-step program, who they commit to voting, and they engage on Election Day and make sure they do. They escort each other to vote. We should have drills. What an incredible demonstration that would be.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/12.html#a145235&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a154436&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;BTW, I'm really crusing through &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.metacritic.com/tv/brockmire&quot;&gt;Brockmire&lt;/a&gt;. It's depraved, fascinating, well written and acted. It has a couple of awkward moments, but Hank Azaria is a great actor. You totally get lost in the character. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/12.html#a154436&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a141733&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/12/141733.html?title=reopenSchoolsNotYet&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;Re-open schools? Not yet&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/12/141733.html?title=reopenSchoolsNotYet&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a141744&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;There's a &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sraDVyksYMs&quot;&gt;great scene&lt;/a&gt; in the movie &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vq70brIQP40&quot;&gt;Monster&lt;/a&gt; where the lead character interviews for a job in a local bank. She's had a hard life, no job history or résumé. The bank officer explains: &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/12/141733.html?title=reopenSchoolsNotYet#a141744&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel1&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a151243&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&quot;When the beach party is over you don't get to say, you know what, I think now I'd like to have what everyone else has worked their entire life for. It doesn't work that way.&quot;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/12/141733.html?title=reopenSchoolsNotYet#a151243&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a142946&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;That's the speech the virus is giving to the Republican governors of Texas, Florida, Arizona and all the other states that are collapsing under the weight of the virus after re-opening before they did the hard work of getting the virus under control. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/12/141733.html?title=reopenSchoolsNotYet#a142946&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a152044&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;The predictable thing happened. The pandemic exploded. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/12/141733.html?title=reopenSchoolsNotYet#a152044&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a152106&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;The analogy to the main character of Monster is pretty close to perfect. The governors may have been  naïve, as she was, but life doesn't care about that. You have to pay the price before you get the prize.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/12/141733.html?title=reopenSchoolsNotYet#a152106&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-inlineImage=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/12/charlizeTheronMonsterInterview.png&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;divInlineImage&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a144252&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;center&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgInline&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/12/charlizeTheronMonsterInterview.png&quot;&gt;&lt;/center&gt;Charlize Theron in &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monster_(2003_film)&quot;&gt;Monster&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/12/141733.html?title=reopenSchoolsNotYet#a144252&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a152521&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;b&gt;The plan&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/12/141733.html?title=reopenSchoolsNotYet#a152521&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a144442&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;First there's no question &lt;i&gt;the schools will not open in the fall. &lt;/i&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/12/141733.html?title=reopenSchoolsNotYet#a144442&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a152245&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;We should stop discussing it. It's out of the question. What may happen is they will try to open the schools in a few of the Republican states, and close them within a few days as the rate of infection goes even higher. Cause and effect. You do something stupid and a week later the infections go up, two weeks later the hospitalizations go up and two weeks after that, the death rate goes up. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/12/141733.html?title=reopenSchoolsNotYet#a152245&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a152319&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;In this dimension the virus is totally predictable. Opening the schools in a month, with such a high density of infections, is suicidal on both the individual and societal level. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/12/141733.html?title=reopenSchoolsNotYet#a152319&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-inlineImage=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/12/newCovidInfectionsPerMillion.png&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;divInlineImage&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a145604&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;center&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgInline&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/12/newCovidInfectionsPerMillion.png&quot;&gt;&lt;/center&gt;New Covid cases per million. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/12/141733.html?title=reopenSchoolsNotYet#a145604&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-flNumberedSubs=&quot;true&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a144722&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Here's the plan we would be executing now if we had competent management. I'm not inventing this, it's the protocol they used in China, Vietnam, Singapore, New York, basically everywhere, to defeat the virus. This was a known method back in March. I first heard about it on the &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/12/podcasts/the-daily/coronavirus-pandemic.html&quot;&gt;Daily podcast&lt;/a&gt;.  &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/12/141733.html?title=reopenSchoolsNotYet#a144722&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel1 ulNumberedSubs&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a144927&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Nationwide lockdown until the rate of new cases is flat and near the baseline.  &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/12/141733.html?title=reopenSchoolsNotYet#a144927&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a144941&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Meanwhile stand up national testing and contact tracing. Open source the data so the public can help analyze it. Also useful for teaching the kids, at home, what's going on.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/12/141733.html?title=reopenSchoolsNotYet#a144941&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a144946&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Create a network of places to isolate newly infected Americans. Hotels, convention centers, college dorms, schools.  &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/12/141733.html?title=reopenSchoolsNotYet#a144946&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a144951&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Once all that has happened we can open the schools.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/12/141733.html?title=reopenSchoolsNotYet#a144951&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a152530&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;b&gt;Florida&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/12/141733.html?title=reopenSchoolsNotYet#a152530&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a151755&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;How bad is it out there? &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/LeahDaisyD/status/1282314539460112389&quot;&gt;Leah in the Florida panhandle writes&lt;/a&gt;, &quot;Any state whose residents keep coming to Florida on vacation will keep getting a taste of it. We’re having our busiest tourist season &lt;i&gt;ever&lt;/i&gt; this summer. No masks. No social distancing. A fresh batch comes every Saturday to stay a week. Here’s &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.publix.com/locations/153-watercolor-crossings&quot;&gt;Publix Watercolor&lt;/a&gt;, always packed.&quot;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/12/141733.html?title=reopenSchoolsNotYet#a151755&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-inlineImage=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/12/publixFlorida.png&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;divInlineImage&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a145845&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;center&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgInline&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/12/publixFlorida.png&quot;&gt;&lt;/center&gt;Publix in &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.google.com/maps/place/Santa+Rosa+Beach,+FL+32459/@30.3960316,-87.3494376,8z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x8893e19100c879b1:0xaadc3fb91d731d0b!8m2!3d30.3960324!4d-86.2288322&quot;&gt;Santa Rosa Beach, FL&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/12/141733.html?title=reopenSchoolsNotYet#a145845&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a151833&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Bottom line: Until you go through the pain, then the hard work of containing the virus, it's suicidal to re-open the schools. Even if the government tells us we have to commit suicide, the people won't do it. We will learn. The disaster will explode, but we will learn.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/12/141733.html?title=reopenSchoolsNotYet#a151833&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a155926&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Meanwhile teach the kids at home that they're living the consequences of having a poorly educated electorate. Help them study the math and science of viral infections. And study the history, as it's happening.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/12/141733.html?title=reopenSchoolsNotYet#a155926&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a191121&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/12/191121.html?title=wwtdd&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;WWTDD?&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/12/191121.html?title=wwtdd&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-inlineImage=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/12/tylerDurden.png&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;divInlineImage&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a191125&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;center&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgInline&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/12/tylerDurden.png&quot;&gt;&lt;/center&gt;Tyler Durden and his alter ego.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/12/191121.html?title=wwtdd#a191125&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Mon, 13 Jul 2020 04:00:22 GMT</pubDate>
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			<title>Scripting News: Saturday, July 11, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/11.html&quot;&gt;Saturday, July 11, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a142548&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Today's song: &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jlLBs6YawM&quot;&gt;Can't find my way home&lt;/a&gt;. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/11.html#a142548&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;tweet&quot; data-tweetId=&quot;1281969203248013312&quot; data-tweetUserName=&quot;davewiner&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a151020&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Try to give people who have earned the benefit of the doubt, the benefit. Save outbursts of anger for when there's a real need to alert the other person to imminent danger. Try to not be offended. You want a more civil net? Be the change you wish to see in the world.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/11.html#a151020&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/11/flowerPower.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a142621&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/11/flowerPower.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;On NPR this morning a question that has a simple answer, but no one can seem to find it. How did the flower children of the 60s become the Boomers of the 90s and 00s? Not a good question, because that isn't what happened. Hippies were a very small part of the Boomer generation. George W. Bush is a Boomer, but not a hippie, then or now. And sure, some hippies didn't drop out, but then a bunch of them did. My uncle, for example. He really did live the dream of the hippies. As I read the &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lies_My_Teacher_Told_Me&quot;&gt;Lies&lt;/a&gt; book, I come to appreciate that there are people applying the scientific method to history, and not accepting the simple and wrong stories of heroes and villains, weak and strong, the savages and the civilized. BTW, some of the hippies became programmers. That's a whole other thread to pick up. That's why the freedoms of the net and the web &lt;a href=&quot;http://this.how/googleAndHttp/&quot;&gt;persist&lt;/a&gt; to this day. A fair number of people believe in them, still, and follow the grain, instead of trying to build forts. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/11.html#a142621&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a144401&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;One more thing, my disappointment with the EFF, as I discussed &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/10/225547.html?title=anEffToWatchTheEff&quot;&gt;yesterday&lt;/a&gt;, is that they started off with the hippie ideal, the three founders were immersed in it, but as the EFF grew, they let billionaire monopolists set the agenda. I wanted them to tell the story of podcasting as it was created, by following the grain of the web, not by throwing huge money and installed base at the idea. Sometimes &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seduction&quot;&gt;soft power&lt;/a&gt; is the way to get something done. They wouldn't even listen, that's how little respect they have for the individual. Why should they, the most I can contribute is a few thousand, Google can contribute millions. Imagine what &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69w_CXFR7tE&amp;feature=youtu.be&amp;t=8&quot;&gt;Bernie Sanders&lt;/a&gt; would say. The EFF is a prime example, imho, of flower children losing their way. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/11.html#a144401&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a140320&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;New version of &lt;a href=&quot;http://littleoutliner.com/&quot;&gt;LO2&lt;/a&gt; this morning with a few minor &lt;a href=&quot;http://this.how/littleoutliner/versions.opml#1594474061000&quot;&gt;fixes&lt;/a&gt;. As before if you spot problems, please report them &lt;a href=&quot;https://github.com/scripting/Scripting-News/issues/181&quot;&gt;here&lt;/a&gt;. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/11.html#a140320&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a152423&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/11/152423.html?title=reallySimpleJavascriptDay3&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;Really Simple JavaScript, day 3&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/11/152423.html?title=reallySimpleJavascriptDay3&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-flBulletedSubs=&quot;true&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a152431&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;First thanks to Allen Wirfs-Brock for his &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/09/161916.html?title=reallySimpleJavascriptDay2&quot;&gt;comments&lt;/a&gt; on the evolution process for JavaScript. I wanted to let his ideas settle in for a couple of days before responding. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/11/152423.html?title=reallySimpleJavascriptDay3#a152431&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel1 ulBulletedSubs&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a152512&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I applaud the rule of &quot;don't break existing code.&quot; We had the same rule in the RSS world. It was very controversial with some. They wanted to break it. That's what the big debate was about. On one side, mine, trying to maintain continuity, because I and others were developing and deploying software to users that built on RSS. We couldn't afford to change things just for the sake of change. And we had a lot at stake in preserving simplicity, because that kept the barrier to entry low. The more different ways there were to do something, the harder it would be to enter the market, and the leaders could become complacent. We've all seen how markets stagnate when the leaders are protected. I didn't want to see that happen.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/11/152423.html?title=reallySimpleJavascriptDay3#a152512&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a153245&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;We had the same rule in the &lt;a href=&quot;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UserLand_Software&quot;&gt;Frontier&lt;/a&gt; world . We called it Rule 1, and it was simply this: Don't Break Users. As a joke Rule #1a was: Don't Break Dave. That was meant to tell the team this was personal. If my code was broken, I would probably raise my voice. The rule came about because the guy who was working on the core code would routinely break the upper-level code. To him, the core was never finished, and all the work we were doing at upper levels was just to test his stuff. So he didn't really feel it. I think that's true of many other developers. They don't get that the people who build on their tech are skilled in ways they can't comprehend (and of course vice versa). That's the power of layering tech. It becomes virtually impossible without the No Breakage rule. And you can see it in the market. Good ideas from previous generations are nowhere to be found in today's systems. Because someone wiped the slate clean without any idea how much had been built on it. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/11/152423.html?title=reallySimpleJavascriptDay3#a153245&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel2&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a153715&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;BTW there's a great story about this in &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Soul_of_a_New_Machine&quot;&gt;Soul of a New Machine&lt;/a&gt;. They were shocked when they saw real people using their product. They had never imagined it, and it felt wrong to them.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/11/152423.html?title=reallySimpleJavascriptDay3#a153715&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a152750&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I have another rule -- &quot;One way of doing something is better than two, no matter how much better the second way is.&quot; This is a variant of the famous &lt;a href=&quot;https://xkcd.com/927/&quot;&gt;XKCD cartoon&lt;/a&gt;, and of &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robustness_principle&quot;&gt;Postel's robustness principle&lt;/a&gt;. Postel says be conservative in what you send. I say one way is better than two. Applied to JavaScript, adding the arrow syntax was a mistake. It didn't add any new expressive power to the language, and it meant anyone who needs to read code (i.e. everyone who develops) now has to understand two ways of doing the same thing. Even worse, newbies now have to learn two ways, and they have to learn when to use which way, and all the explaining avoids the truth -- it really doesn't make a difference. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/11/152423.html?title=reallySimpleJavascriptDay3#a152750&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a154712&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&quot;One way is better than two&quot; is another instance of &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worse_is_better&quot;&gt;Worse Is Better&lt;/a&gt;. Stop trying to make it better. Because that just makes it worse. Good postulates are true from every angle. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/11/152423.html?title=reallySimpleJavascriptDay3#a154712&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a154945&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Another story I like to tell is when we were working on the names for things in &lt;a href=&quot;http://xmlrpc.com/&quot;&gt;XML-RPC&lt;/a&gt; the rule was we had to come up with the worst name for each element. So if you thought you had a better name, everyone would laugh. Heh, we don't want that. It's in the groundrules. &lt;span class=&quot;spOldSchoolEmoji&quot;&gt;💥&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/11/152423.html?title=reallySimpleJavascriptDay3#a154945&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a154259&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;BTW, I also always use the &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/08/131602.html?title=reallySimpleJavascript#a150908&quot;&gt;first form&lt;/a&gt; for defining functions, although when I was new to JS, I sometimes used the second form. But the vast majority of my codebase uses form 1. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/11/152423.html?title=reallySimpleJavascriptDay3#a154259&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a153129&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Thanks for the pointer to &lt;a href=&quot;https://eslint.org/&quot;&gt;eslint&lt;/a&gt;. It's on my list of things to explore. Right now I have my JS profile committed to memory. But I should formalize it. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/11/152423.html?title=reallySimpleJavascriptDay3#a153129&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a155641&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;See also: &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2017/05/09/rulesForStandardsmakers.html&quot;&gt;Rules for standards-makers&lt;/a&gt;. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/11/152423.html?title=reallySimpleJavascriptDay3#a155641&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Sun, 12 Jul 2020 04:00:21 GMT</pubDate>
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			<title>Scripting News: Friday, July 10, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/10.html&quot;&gt;Friday, July 10, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/05/01/fauciHead.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a170551&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/05/01/fauciHead.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;Why doesn't Dr Fauci have a daily briefing carried by all the networks. Okay we know Trump wouldn't let him, and as long as he's employed by the US govt, Trump can probably stop him. But what if Fauci decided he would be more effective outside of government? Who would bankroll such a venture, as a public service? &lt;a href=&quot;https://duckduckgo.com/?q=site%3Ascripting.com+%22save+my+life%22+%23savemylife&amp;t=h_&amp;ia=web&quot;&gt;#savemylife&lt;/a&gt; &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/10.html#a170551&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-enclosure=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/10/alexaPlayChinaCatSunflower.m4a&quot; data-enclosureType=&quot;audio/mpeg&quot; data-enclosureLength=&quot;139991&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a225926&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/10/alexaPlayChinaCatSunflower.m4a&quot;&gt;Alexa loves&lt;/a&gt; the Grateful Dead too. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/10.html#a225926&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a150256&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;There's a new &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-53050955&quot;&gt;trend&lt;/a&gt; in programming -- we must change our software so as not to, internally, invisibly to users, use terms like black or white, master or slave, etc. I'm editing some code now that has the concept of enabled and disabled. Can you imagine if we have to purge this from our tech vocabulary? The economics of such changes are mind-boggling. And the breakage. What if we used such a term in one of our standards? A frozen one? An ancient one? What then?    &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/10.html#a150256&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a142938&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Roadmap. Do not re-open schools. Run Trump out of town, asap. Temporary acting President Fauci announces a nationwide lockdown. All manufacturing directed to produce PPE, food, shelter for homeless Americans. Elections to be held on Nov 3, mail only.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/10.html#a142938&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a184345&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;The problem with journalism exposed in the age of Trump is they don't do anything. You say oh they're not supposed to. Voice from nowhere, etc. But they rarely carry stories of people who do things. Mostly Trump. Occasionally &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/hashtag/BLM?src=hashtag_click&quot;&gt;#BLM&lt;/a&gt; or but just for a while. That's it. Why does it matter now? Because we've been needing to do things since November 2016. We figure it out when it's too late. It's a repeating pattern. Maybe we need national activism more than we need journalism? We need something different or else we're hosed. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/10.html#a184345&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a225547&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/10/225547.html?title=anEffToWatchTheEff&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;An EFF to watch the EFF?&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/10/225547.html?title=anEffToWatchTheEff&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a230543&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;The EFF started, &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_Frontier_Foundation&quot;&gt;30 years ago today&lt;/a&gt;, with the right idea, defending speech on the then-nascent net. I gave them $5000 at startup, but ultimately they sold us out to the big tech companies. Now we need a new EFF to reign in the original EFF.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/10/225547.html?title=anEffToWatchTheEff#a230543&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a182329&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I blogged about my first &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2005/03/29.html#breakWithEff&quot;&gt;break with the EFF&lt;/a&gt; in 2005. Subsequently I &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2014/05/05/#a1399316366&quot;&gt;objected&lt;/a&gt; to how they defended podcasting from a patent troll, and ultimately the effort to give &lt;a href=&quot;http://this.how/googleAndHttp/&quot;&gt;control of the web to Google&lt;/a&gt;, that was the absolute last straw. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/10/225547.html?title=anEffToWatchTheEff#a182329&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a230753&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;They are no longer defending electronic freedom, they are protecting the rich monopolists. Ugh. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/10/225547.html?title=anEffToWatchTheEff#a230753&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a141655&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/10/141655.html?title=hamiltonAndBrockmire&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;Hamilton and Brockmire&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/10/141655.html?title=hamiltonAndBrockmire&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a141700&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I subscribed to Disney-Plus so I could watch &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamilton_(musical)&quot;&gt;Hamilton&lt;/a&gt;. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/10/141655.html?title=hamiltonAndBrockmire#a141700&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a141804&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Parts of it I liked, but for the most, it was very Disney. I wasn't expecting that for some reason. I was prepared to be inspired but it never happened. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/10/141655.html?title=hamiltonAndBrockmire#a141804&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a141828&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I then subscribed to Hulu so I could watch &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brockmire&quot;&gt;Brockmire&lt;/a&gt;. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/10/141655.html?title=hamiltonAndBrockmire#a141828&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a141831&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;It is very good and very not-Disney. &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hank_Azaria&quot;&gt;Hank Azaria&lt;/a&gt;, the voice for so many great &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_The_Simpsons_cast_members&quot;&gt;Simpsons characters&lt;/a&gt;, plays a washed up baseball play-by-play announcer who ends up in a washed up Pennsylvania town, announcing for a team called The Frackers. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/10/141655.html?title=hamiltonAndBrockmire#a141831&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a142116&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;It's LOL funny. Really good. And Azaria, as you might imagine, can play any character that requires character. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/10/141655.html?title=hamiltonAndBrockmire#a142116&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
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			<title>Scripting News: Thursday, July 9, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/09.html&quot;&gt;Thursday, July 9, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a152930&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://this.how/littleoutliner/versions.opml#1594307363000&quot;&gt;Little Outliner v1.8.16&lt;/a&gt; is now its own reader app. There's a way to open outlines without logging in via Twitter. Also cleaned up and reorganized the Docs menu. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/09.html#a152930&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a155854&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;If you have questions about &lt;a href=&quot;http://littleoutliner.com/&quot;&gt;LO2&lt;/a&gt;, this is the &lt;a href=&quot;https://github.com/scripting/Scripting-News/issues/181&quot;&gt;new place&lt;/a&gt; to post to, linked to from the Docs menu.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/09.html#a155854&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a194722&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Watching Biden give a speech via teleprompter and wondering why in 2020 we don't have a better way of doing this, so he can move his head where ever he likes and still have the text right in front of his eyes. He shouldn't have to turn his head to read.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/09.html#a194722&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a195410&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I discovered a &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/09/featureInGitHub.png&quot;&gt;new feature&lt;/a&gt; in GitHub. If you create a public repository with the same name as your account, the &lt;a href=&quot;https://github.com/scripting/scripting/blob/master/README.md&quot;&gt;readme.md&lt;/a&gt; file in that repo is displayed on your &lt;a href=&quot;https://github.com/scripting&quot;&gt;GitHub home page&lt;/a&gt;. Of course it's Markdown. Might be interesting to integrate some of the status-editing features I'm working on into this. It supports basic web stuff, as you would expect from a techies site like GitHub. Okay this might be fun. &lt;span class=&quot;spOldSchoolEmoji&quot;&gt;🎈&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/09.html#a195410&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a185529&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I'm becoming a Deadhead. Today's song is &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCgZxrf8nrU&quot;&gt;China Cat Sunflower&lt;/a&gt;. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/09.html#a185529&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/01/orangeBlob.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a153820&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/01/orangeBlob.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;Last night at the beginning of Maddow they had a tour of the Covid ward at a Houston hospital similar to the ones they did in NYC hospitals a couple of months ago. First we watched a woman die. She was infected at the funeral she held for her husband who also died of Covid. Then they interviewed a patient who explained she was being careful, yet caught the virus anyway. This is how it works when the density of infection goes up, you encounter more virus as you move around, and with more density the chance of you getting infected goes up. That's what they're dealing with in Houston. It was excellent, but they were all Democrats. It would be helpful if they interviewed a banker type, in trouble, in a ward, worrying about the horrible death looming in front of him. Let them see a Republican dealing with an unavoidable awful reality. Might scare them into wearing masks and thereby decrease the density of the virus and &lt;a href=&quot;https://duckduckgo.com/?q=site%3Ascripting.com+%22save+my+life%22&amp;t=h_&amp;ia=web&quot;&gt;save my life&lt;/a&gt;. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/09.html#a153820&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a170911&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/09/170911.html?title=senatorsGoToJacksonville&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;Senators, go to Jacksonville!&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/09/170911.html?title=senatorsGoToJacksonville&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a170919&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Many &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.cbsnews.com/news/republican-national-convention-rnc-coronavirus-gop-senators-jacksonville/&quot;&gt;Republican senators&lt;/a&gt; are apparently &lt;i&gt;not&lt;/i&gt; going to Trump's convention in Jacksonville. Why not? Scared of the virus? Trump says it won't get you. Or does he?  &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/09/170911.html?title=senatorsGoToJacksonville#a170919&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a170938&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Also hope their children and grandchildren will be going back to school in the fall. Kids don't get sick they say, and if they do they don't die, and if they die they were going to die anyway. This is the position of the Trump government. If it's good for Republicans then it's good for their representatives, right??&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/09/170911.html?title=senatorsGoToJacksonville#a170938&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a170944&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;And there's a &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.nbcboston.com/news/politics/decision-2020/trump-to-hold-outdoor-rally-in-portsmouth-nh-this-week/2154220/&quot;&gt;rally&lt;/a&gt; on Saturday in New Hampshire. &lt;i&gt;They should  go! Don't miss it. &lt;/i&gt;No masks, social distancing, lots of ways to get sick. Very sick. Hey if it's good for Americans, why not the senators? And of course their families. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/09/170911.html?title=senatorsGoToJacksonville#a170944&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a161916&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/09/161916.html?title=reallySimpleJavascriptDay2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;Really Simple JavaScript, day 2&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/09/161916.html?title=reallySimpleJavascriptDay2&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a161924&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Following up on &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/08/131602.html?title=reallySimpleJavascript&quot;&gt;yesterday's post&lt;/a&gt; where I talk about striving for simplicity in using JavaScript, my friend &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/awbjs&quot;&gt;Allen Wirfs-Brock&lt;/a&gt;, who has been involved in JavaScript language design for many years, and was editor of the &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.ecma-international.org/ecma-262/6.0/&quot;&gt;ES6 spec&lt;/a&gt;, responded thus:&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/09/161916.html?title=reallySimpleJavascriptDay2#a161924&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel1&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a162730&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Because of JavaScript’s &quot;don’t break existing code&quot; policy, often the only way to fix an existing problematic features is to leave it alone and add a better alternative. This inevitably leads to profiles that include the better features and leaves out the deprecated ones.  &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/09/161916.html?title=reallySimpleJavascriptDay2#a162730&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a162757&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;You probably don’t use &lt;a href=&quot;https://eslint.org/&quot;&gt;eslint&lt;/a&gt; , but most commercial JS devs seem to. There are probably thousands of configuration profiles for it that enforce various style guides and and subset preferences. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/09/161916.html?title=reallySimpleJavascriptDay2#a162757&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a162852&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;For example &lt;a href=&quot;https://standardjs.com/&quot;&gt;JavaScript Standard Style&lt;/a&gt; is popular but controversial both because of its self-assumed name and because of the positions it takes on semicolon usage and other conventions.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/09/161916.html?title=reallySimpleJavascriptDay2#a162852&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a162956&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Regarding choice of function forms, my preference is to use the &lt;code&gt;function hello () {}&lt;/code&gt; form in most situations where I wanted to define a named function, both global and local.  I’d generally reserve arrow functions for cases where I’m passing an anonymous function as an argument or otherwise using it as a first class value.  &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/09/161916.html?title=reallySimpleJavascriptDay2#a162956&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a163019&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I’d probably only use &lt;code&gt;const hello= () =&gt; {};&lt;/code&gt; in situations where I need to name a function that needs to reference the this binding of its surrounding environment.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/09/161916.html?title=reallySimpleJavascriptDay2#a163019&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a162607&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/09/162607.html?title=beingAKidIn2020&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;Being a kid in 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/09/162607.html?title=beingAKidIn2020&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-inlineImage=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/09/kidsuits.png&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;divInlineImage&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a162556&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;center&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgInline&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/09/kidsuits.png&quot;&gt;&lt;/center&gt;It's tough being a kid these days.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/09/162607.html?title=beingAKidIn2020#a162556&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Fri, 10 Jul 2020 04:00:20 GMT</pubDate>
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			<title>Scripting News: Wednesday, July 8, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/08.html&quot;&gt;Wednesday, July 8, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-enclosure=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/08/cancelCulture.m4a&quot; data-enclosureType=&quot;audio/mpeg&quot; data-enclosureLength=&quot;9582412&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a180801&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/08/cancelCulture.m4a&quot;&gt;Podcast&lt;/a&gt;: I tell the story of a person who was cancelled.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/08.html#a180801&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-urlvideo=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vZp3FAQZvU&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a203228&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;The next great &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vZp3FAQZvU&quot;&gt;Lincoln Project ad&lt;/a&gt;. Learn their names. Every time they had a choice between America and Trump, they chose Trump. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/08.html#a203228&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a174438&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;San Quentin has &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.motherjones.com/crime-justice/2020/07/san-quentin-prison-coronavirus-california/&quot;&gt;exploded&lt;/a&gt; with Covid. &quot;1,300 prisoners and 184 staff having tested positive for the coronavirus as of July 7.&quot;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/08.html#a174438&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a160313&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/08.html#a160313&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a131018&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;You know that &lt;a href=&quot;https://harpers.org/a-letter-on-justice-and-open-debate/&quot;&gt;big letter&lt;/a&gt; that was posted on Harper's yesterday that caused such a &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brouhaha&quot;&gt;brouhaha&lt;/a&gt;. Here's the summary. &lt;i&gt;Just because you're offended, doesn't mean you're right. &lt;/i&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/08.html#a131018&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/08/saveMyLifeMask.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a123159&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/08/saveMyLifeMask.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;http://nakedjen.com/&quot;&gt;NakedJen&lt;/a&gt; works in a place where people must wear a mask, so she gives out a lot of masks every day. She's going to make custom masks that have a message. That's the first part of this story. Second part, we both started a campaign called &lt;a href=&quot;https://duckduckgo.com/?q=site%3Ascripting.com+%22save+my+life%22&amp;t=h_&amp;ia=web&quot;&gt;#savemylife&lt;/a&gt;, where we promote stories and ideas that save people's lives in this age where lives have all of a sudden become cheap, something our government is promoting (the cheapness, not the saving). So Jen has designed a mask that has the &lt;a href=&quot;https://duckduckgo.com/?q=site%3Ascripting.com+%22save+my+life%22&amp;t=h_&amp;ia=web&quot;&gt;#savemylife&lt;/a&gt; message on it, which is kind of heavy, and to balance that she put a giddy little smiley on it, to make it more Jen-like. I said I want one, but maybe I want mine to have a picture of &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2016/12/20/mlk.png&quot;&gt;MLK&lt;/a&gt; instead of the smiley. And then I would probably change the tag to &lt;a href=&quot;http://this.how/blackLivesMatter/&quot;&gt;#blacklivesmatter&lt;/a&gt;. This is something that I, a white man, would wear with pride. But there's a problem. The purpose of my wearing a mask is to save &lt;i&gt;your&lt;/i&gt; life, not mine, in case I'm infected and am shedding. I feel contradicitons like this have to be resolved. Or do they?&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/08.html#a123159&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a134312&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Yesterday, I was at a store, did my shopping, but when I took the mask off in the car one of the straps broke. I went back to the store and asked if they had an extra. They gave me one, with a smile. No reason that mask shouldn't have had a message on it.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/08.html#a134312&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a125245&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Today's song: &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SINTH98Ph0g&quot;&gt;You win again&lt;/a&gt;. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/08.html#a125245&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-inlineImage=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/08/tpForMyBunghole.png&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;divInlineImage&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a181735&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;center&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgInline&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/08/tpForMyBunghole.png&quot;&gt;&lt;/center&gt;The TP situation at the local market.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/08.html#a181735&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a131602&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/08/131602.html?title=reallySimpleJavascript&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;Really Simple JavaScript&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/08/131602.html?title=reallySimpleJavascript&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/08/spaghetti2.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a131609&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/08/spaghetti2.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 read a &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/mgechev/status/1280388653433356290&quot;&gt;tweet&lt;/a&gt; yesterday that showed what the author thought was a cool feature, &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/mgechev/status/1280388653433356290/photo/1&quot;&gt;labels&lt;/a&gt; in JavaScript. Labels are 1/2 of &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goto&quot;&gt;goto&lt;/a&gt; statements, which we know are &lt;a href=&quot;https://homepages.cwi.nl/~storm/teaching/reader/Dijkstra68.pdf&quot;&gt;harmful&lt;/a&gt; to readability and maintainability. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/08/131602.html?title=reallySimpleJavascript#a131609&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a150642&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I'm pretty sure when I try to grok someone's code that uses this feature, it'll be hard to figure out how it works.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/08/131602.html?title=reallySimpleJavascript#a150642&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a131813&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I've been developing software for a long time. The functionality for users is always at the top of my mind. Getting software rock solid and ideally not requiring any maintenence, that's what I'm aiming for. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/08/131602.html?title=reallySimpleJavascript#a131813&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a150815&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I'm &lt;i&gt;never&lt;/i&gt; thinking about how I can use some new cool feature in the language. I want my code to be as boring and predictable as possible. To look exactly like what it does. Sometimes I get there. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/08/131602.html?title=reallySimpleJavascript#a150815&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a150826&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I'm using software that I wrote 30 years ago right now, as I write this. That's pretty good for standing the test of time. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/08/131602.html?title=reallySimpleJavascript#a150826&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a131925&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Anyway, I'm thinking the right thing to do for JavaScript is to define a profile, a subset of the language, which if you stick to it, will enhance maintainability and readability, and therefore is more likely to work. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/08/131602.html?title=reallySimpleJavascript#a131925&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-flCodeSubs=&quot;true&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a150908&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;An example, right now I can think of three syntaxes for defining a function. The profile would allow one. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/08/131602.html?title=reallySimpleJavascript#a150908&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel1 ulCodeSubs&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a154324&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;function hello () {return (&quot;hello&quot;)}&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/08/131602.html?title=reallySimpleJavascript#a154324&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a154330&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;const hello = function () {return (&quot;hello&quot;)}&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/08/131602.html?title=reallySimpleJavascript#a154330&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a154343&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;const hello = () =&gt; {return (&quot;hello&quot;)}&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/08/131602.html?title=reallySimpleJavascript#a154343&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a132117&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I would like to see all example code stick to the profile. Of course once there was one such profile, there would be N. But at least simplifying the language would be up for discussion.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/08/131602.html?title=reallySimpleJavascript#a132117&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a150909&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;What would I call my profile? &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/08/131602.html?title=reallySimpleJavascript#a150909&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a152014&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Something like &lt;a href=&quot;http://reallysimplejavascript.com/&quot;&gt;Really Simple JavaScript&lt;/a&gt;. &lt;span class=&quot;spOldSchoolEmoji&quot;&gt;😄&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/08/131602.html?title=reallySimpleJavascript#a152014&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Thu, 09 Jul 2020 04:00:19 GMT</pubDate>
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			<title>Scripting News: Tuesday, July 7, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/07.html&quot;&gt;Tuesday, July 7, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a181502&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I'm reading &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.audible.com/pd/Lies-My-Teacher-Told-Me-2nd-Edition-Audiobook/1980042586?source_code=GPAGBSH0508140001&amp;ipRedirectOverride=true&amp;gclid=Cj0KCQjwupD4BRD4ARIsABJMmZ83JS79B4teLw0hSvJECR_Li-3alVSlR0Vu0H3kvc3AFFFnwxPzWkIaAnZ4EALw_wcB&amp;gclsrc=aw.ds&quot;&gt;Lies My Teacher Told Me&lt;/a&gt;. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.litcharts.com/lit/lies-my-teacher-told-me/chapter-2-1493&quot;&gt;Chapter 2&lt;/a&gt; is a real eye-opener. How the story of Columbus is told, how it's designed to serve a purpose, all from the perspective of Europeans. You might think, of course it is, this is the US, but a lot of the people who are taught that history are not descended primarily from Europeans. So it isn't their history. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/07.html#a181502&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/07/ohYeah.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a172550&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/07/ohYeah.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;Trump is our enemy. I've been tweeting this the last few hours, attached to evidence. We're all in thrall with him, not just his base. We're in &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonestown&quot;&gt;Jonestown&lt;/a&gt;. Covid is the Kool Aid. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/07.html#a172550&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a173354&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Last night on MSNBC they just now started talking about how Puerto Rico was the &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/canary_in_a_coal_mine&quot;&gt;canary in the coalmine&lt;/a&gt;. That should have been topic #1 as it was happening. Moderator, ask your pundit, geez if he'll leave Puerto Rico to die, do you think he'll care whether we live or die? And then wonder what if we get hit by a calamity that isn't local, that affects the whole world. Why do they leave the tough questions on the table until it's too late. The point of the canary is to pay attention when the canary dies. When you're about to die, it's too late. It's so repetitious, they say the same things over and over, for weeks and months. Yet all the important questions, the obvious ones, go unasked. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/07.html#a173354&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-urlvideo=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bk6d4TgO2NY&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a113727&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Trump has a &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bk6d4TgO2NY&quot;&gt;loyalty problem&lt;/a&gt;. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/07.html#a113727&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a115457&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Every election there's a new contributor that makes the process more tolerable for die-hards like me. Previously it was &lt;a href=&quot;https://fivethirtyeight.com/&quot;&gt;FiveThirtyEight&lt;/a&gt;, then there was the &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.nytimes.com/column/the-daily&quot;&gt;Daily podcast&lt;/a&gt;. And  this time around, no doubt about it, it's the &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpYCxV51bykhMY-wSUozQRg&quot;&gt;Lincoln Project&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/07.html#a115457&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a112759&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;2016: &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2016/07/07/1358.html&quot;&gt;Moral outrage alone won't work&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/07.html#a112759&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a114455&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Every so often you see an article that says men are responsible for all the problems of the world. I don't comment on them very often, I've learned that's a good way to get the online equivalent of a kick in the balls. People can believe what they want, but every man had a mother, I'm fond of saying, and if men are fucked up as a gender, well you made us the way we are, ladies, so there's that. And then &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.politico.com/news/2020/07/07/republicans-women-senators-348435&quot;&gt;there's this&lt;/a&gt;. &lt;span class=&quot;spOldSchoolEmoji&quot;&gt;😄&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/07.html#a114455&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a172849&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Meanwhile I'm doing some interesting work, and have a nice roadmap of projects each of which should take about a week. Summer is good in the mountains. Eating well, exercising, breathing clean air. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/07.html#a172849&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Wed, 08 Jul 2020 04:00:18 GMT</pubDate>
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			<title>Scripting News: Monday, July 6, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/06.html&quot;&gt;Monday, July 6, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a191324&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;One thing people don’t get is the rate of death in the US is about to increase, radically. There is no &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/we-need-live-it-white-house-readies-new-message-nation-n1232884&quot;&gt;living with&lt;/a&gt; this, we have to fight it. That our government is okay with such a massive rate of death is a problem, but even worse is the people seem okay with it.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/06.html#a191324&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;tweet&quot; data-tweetId=&quot;1280195592896106496&quot; data-tweetUserName=&quot;davewiner&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a174302&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Some of the silos being created today are thin. Not a whole lot of tech keeping the users locked in. However the fact that their content is immovable is what keeps them dependent on the platform.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/06.html#a174302&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a145611&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Now more than ever we need &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/stories/2007/04/23/tvNewsOfTheFuture.html&quot;&gt;Checkbox News&lt;/a&gt;. I want to uncheck Trump and see what's left.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/06.html#a145611&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a145650&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/rss/rss.html&quot; title=&quot;The official RSS 2.0 spec.&quot;&gt;RSS&lt;/a&gt; makes &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%80_la_carte&quot;&gt;à la carte&lt;/a&gt; software possible. &lt;a href=&quot;https://substack.com/&quot;&gt;Substack&lt;/a&gt; is like &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/prix_fixe&quot;&gt;prix fixe&lt;/a&gt; software. You must to use their editor to publish a newsletter. No substitutions. But what if you already have an editor you like?  No &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2lfZg-apSA&quot;&gt;soup&lt;/a&gt; for you!&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/06.html#a145650&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a143232&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Overnight came &lt;a href=&quot;https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/07/06/health/spain-coronavirus-antibody-study-lancet-intl/index.html&quot;&gt;news&lt;/a&gt; of a Spanish research project to find out if the virus has the potential of herd immunity. Apparently not. So we are stuck in this mode until when? Could a vaccine work if there's no possible herd immunity? Anyway, this is like one of those classic fables or myths about the people who were so divided, so hated each other, that they couldn't get together to fight a disease that they can't overcome until they can work together. It's like that famous &lt;a href=&quot;https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/1-the_gift_of_the_magi_0.pdf&quot;&gt;O Henry story&lt;/a&gt;, which I won't spoil in case you haven't read it. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/06.html#a143232&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2019/08/05/norm.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a140936&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2019/08/05/norm.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've been thinking of getting a new Twitter account. I'm pretty sure the &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/davewiner&quot;&gt;one&lt;/a&gt; I've had since 2006 has a flag on it that says &quot;Don't suggest it.&quot; &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2013/08/16/ifAnyoneFromTwitterIsListening&quot;&gt;Explained here&lt;/a&gt;. I think this stems back to the controversy about the &lt;a href=&quot;https://duckduckgo.com/?q=site%3Ascripting.com+%22suggested+users+list%22+twitter&amp;t=hk&amp;ia=web&quot;&gt;Suggested Users List&lt;/a&gt;. They eventually did phase it out. And something was done to my account. My follower count, at one time one of the top ten accounts on Twitter, hasn't grown in many years. So maybe it's time to start over, and see if I can have more followers without whatever was done. Anyway, some of the names I've considered are taken: &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/boomer&quot;&gt;boomer&lt;/a&gt;, &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/elgrande&quot;&gt;elgrande&lt;/a&gt; (a few friends call me that), &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/uncledavey&quot;&gt;uncledavey&lt;/a&gt; (one of my favorite titles), &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/scripting&quot;&gt;scripting&lt;/a&gt;, &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/scriptingnews&quot;&gt;scriptingnews&lt;/a&gt; (not sure what this account is), &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/savemylife&quot;&gt;savemylife&lt;/a&gt;. Or I could use one of the many names I already have. Then there's the question of how to transition? I think about it sometimes, but I never actually do it. &lt;span class=&quot;spOldSchoolEmoji&quot;&gt;💥&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/06.html#a140936&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-inlineImage=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/06/youAreAVirusFactory.png&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;divInlineImage&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a145305&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;center&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgInline&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/06/youAreAVirusFactory.png&quot;&gt;&lt;/center&gt;Why you should wear a mask, illustrated.    &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/06.html#a145305&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Tue, 07 Jul 2020 04:00:17 GMT</pubDate>
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			<title>Scripting News: Sunday, July 5, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/05.html&quot;&gt;Sunday, July 5, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a011953&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Of all the things to be angry about, and there are a lot, the one that gets me the most is that Trump has had &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.rawstory.com/2020/07/cbs-host-reveals-trump-has-blocked-dr-fauci-interviews-for-last-three-months/&quot;&gt;Fauci muzzled&lt;/a&gt; for three months.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/05.html#a011953&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a142327&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/davewiner/status/1279776680828157953&quot;&gt;Poll&lt;/a&gt;: If you could have a reincarnated Martin Luther King, Jr leading the Democratic Party today or Barack Obama, who would you chose?&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/05.html#a142327&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a151704&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://nypost.com/2020/07/04/trump-announces-creation-of-national-garden-of-american-heroes/&quot;&gt;Perfect&lt;/a&gt;. Take down all Confederate statues and ship them to Trump for his Garden of Heroes of White Supremacy and the &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/28/144846.html?title=everyPictureTellsAStory&quot;&gt;Not See&lt;/a&gt; Party.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/05.html#a151704&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2019/09/08/theTruthCanBeAdjusted.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a132946&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2019/09/08/theTruthCanBeAdjusted.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;A few days ago I &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/03.html#a195806&quot;&gt;said&lt;/a&gt; I figured out that the not-pleasant burnt smell in the air came from fireworks. That was incorrect. A neighbor is having work done on trees. I live in a forest, where trees are a big deal. They're always falling over, and then you need to cut them up and haul the wood away or chop it into firewood. When you cut trees with a chain saw the wood burns, and it doesn't stop burning when the cutting is done. And that adds a stink to the air, like a fire that was put out with water. That's what I was smelling. I know this because I had some trees cut last year, and the stinky smell stuck around for a week. It's the sad smell of a dying creature. On the other hand, when you wake up on a summer morning with dew on everything, and a nice warm feel to the air, with a bit of residual chill, the forest smells like life. It's a wonderful smell. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/05.html#a132946&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a131601&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/i/events/1279605407439220738&quot;&gt;Snopes and CNN say&lt;/a&gt; Trump did not say Desert Storm took place in Vietnam. I ran a &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.politicususa.com/2020/07/04/trump-desert-storm-vietnam.html&quot;&gt;link&lt;/a&gt; on my &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/?tab=links&quot;&gt;linkblog&lt;/a&gt; yesterday that said otherwise.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/05.html#a131601&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a121328&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;After Trump is gone we have to get rid of the cancel cult. It’s an ugly side effect of the power of online communication. When Trump uses it in his campaign it’s one of the very few things he’s right about.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/05.html#a121328&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-inlineImage=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/05/rebuildWithBiden.png&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;divInlineImage&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a142631&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;center&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgInline&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/05/rebuildWithBiden.png&quot;&gt;&lt;/center&gt;Rebuild with Biden.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/05.html#a142631&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Mon, 06 Jul 2020 04:00:16 GMT</pubDate>
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			<title>Scripting News: Saturday, July 4, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/04.html&quot;&gt;Saturday, July 4, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a163634&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Suggestion: Choose to not be offended, at least once a day.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/04.html#a163634&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a162616&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Here's a &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.npmjs.com/settings/davewiner/packages&quot;&gt;list&lt;/a&gt; of the 37 Node.js packages I've made available through NPM. I was just planning a project and was sure I must have created a package for reading to and from a GitHub repo. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.npmjs.com/package/davegithub&quot;&gt;There it is&lt;/a&gt;. Two entry-points, getFile and uploadFile. Voila. Not much in the way of docs. But there is an &lt;a href=&quot;https://github.com/scripting/github/tree/master/example&quot;&gt;example app&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/04.html#a162616&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/04/23/saulGoodman.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a160457&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/04/23/saulGoodman.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/Schwarzenegger/status/1279426550748737536&quot;&gt;Arnold Schwarzenegger&lt;/a&gt; on his love for America. I totally concur. The US welcomed my family in the 1940s. My parents were children, their parents were running for their lives. All of our love of country is being tested, but as it is, it is revealed. It takes on new meaning. We'll come back from this. There are a lot of reasons for the trouble we're in, some habitual, some technical. I've heard Americans say they wish they had left when they could, but there's a reason we didn't leave. This is our country. We can't abandon it in its time of need. We're the ones who stayed. We will make it work.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/04.html#a160457&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a153912&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;The &lt;i&gt;infinite scrolling&lt;/i&gt; &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2019/10/17.html#a161833&quot;&gt;feature&lt;/a&gt; on the Scripting News &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/&quot;&gt;home page&lt;/a&gt; wasn't a good idea, because it made it difficult to reach the bottom of the page which has useful stuff on it. I just turned it off. I did a &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5kRl-Qy7_I&quot;&gt;video demo&lt;/a&gt; of the feature so we can remember how it worked, and if needed I can turn it back on. And the &lt;i&gt;More&lt;/i&gt; button remains, so you can use that to scroll back, one day at a time.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/04.html#a153912&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a152236&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Today's song: &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BgzrfUA8lo&quot;&gt;He's Gone&lt;/a&gt; by the Grateful Dead. No special reason. No one specific died. I just have this song rolling around in my head this morning. &lt;i&gt;You know better but I know him.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/04.html#a152236&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Sun, 05 Jul 2020 04:00:15 GMT</pubDate>
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			<title>Scripting News: Friday, July 3, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/03.html&quot;&gt;Friday, July 3, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-urltweet=&quot;https://twitter.com/davewiner/status/1279074561582084097&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a153233&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;A &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/davewiner/status/1279074561582084097&quot;&gt;tweetcast&lt;/a&gt; about how things in the US are kind of normal.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/03.html#a153233&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a195806&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I've been smelling burned ash everywhere, esp at night. Everywhere I go. I'm thinking this must be a symptom of the virus, so I'm afraid to ask if anyone else smells it. Then on my bike ride I saw a bunch of spent fireworks on the road. Yeah that's the smell. July 4. That should be over soon enough. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/03.html#a195806&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a154130&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Why more white people understand &lt;a href=&quot;http://this.how/blackLivesMatter/&quot;&gt;Black Lives Matter&lt;/a&gt; now. We're realizing that &lt;i&gt;our lives&lt;/i&gt; don't matter, and now all of a sudden Black Lives Matter makes a different kind of sense. It's a bit too subtle for some people. But the virus and our society's response to it is making the lights come on, gradually at first, eventually for everyone.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/03.html#a154130&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a124318&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Dear &lt;a href=&quot;https://lincolnproject.us/&quot;&gt;Lincoln Project&lt;/a&gt; people -- how about forking off a new PAC to convince more Americans to wear a mask. Use your marketing smarts to crack this nut. And &lt;a href=&quot;https://duckduckgo.com/?q=site%3Ascripting.com+%22save+my+life%22&amp;t=h_&amp;ia=web&quot;&gt;save my life&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/03.html#a124318&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a124656&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I like how they have a &lt;i&gt;Get Involved&lt;/i&gt; button on their website. But when you &lt;a href=&quot;https://lincolnproject.us/get-involved/&quot;&gt;click&lt;/a&gt; they don't say what being involved means, beyond giving them money and your email address and zip code, presumably so they can spam you. I'd love for a campaign to define involvement as solving a problem we have in America, right now.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/03.html#a124656&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a125658&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I like listening to audio books, but I have two peeves. 1. When a book provides numbers for comparison, repeat the numbers at least once. 2. Put the introductory material at the end. Authors go on and on, assuming you won't read it. Oops. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/03.html#a125658&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/03/tenTonWeight.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a130938&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/03/tenTonWeight.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;Another peeve. I was watching a &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Chappelle&quot;&gt;Dave Chappelle&lt;/a&gt; show on Netflix. He is really funny. Great comic. But he uses the N-word a lot. And get this -- he uses it to talk about white people. Like this: You my &amp;lt;N-word&gt;. I've been told, not by Chappelle, that it's a term of endearment. To me, that's ridiculous -- it's a threat. Because if I use that term of endearment, a 10-ton weight comes down on my head. I don't like it. We're also told this is a word African-Americans use among themselves, and we wouldn't understand what it means. But many of the people in Chappelle's audience are white. We're his N-words. I'm watching it, and reminded every time I hear the world, and he says it a lot, that this is something I'm not allowed to like. The more I listen to him use the N-word, my inner voice, constantly yapping about nothing, repeats what he says, and I'm concerned that will eventually come out of my mouth, without thought because that actually happens in real life. It's a painful word, not just for African-Americans. I saw &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.newyorker.com/contributors/jelani-cobb&quot;&gt;Jelani Cobb&lt;/a&gt; write &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/jelani9/status/1278607474921267200&quot;&gt;on Twitter&lt;/a&gt; the other day about the possible capitalization of the word &lt;i&gt;black&lt;/i&gt; when used to talk about people of African descent. &quot;Does anyone feel strongly about upper-casing the B in black? I’m generally opposed to this because it turns race, a nonexistent category, into a proper noun.&quot; Maybe we should use words everyone can say, and try to stick to words that have meaning, and preferrably &lt;i&gt;one&lt;/i&gt; obvious meaning, so we all can understand wtf you're talking about. &lt;span class=&quot;spOldSchoolEmoji&quot;&gt;😄&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/03.html#a130938&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-urltweet=&quot;https://twitter.com/amrith/status/1279139764038283264&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a194957&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;A kitten and a puppy are best friends in this &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/amrith/status/1279139764038283264&quot;&gt;Twitter video&lt;/a&gt;. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/03.html#a194957&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a165006&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/03/165006.html?title=itIsntAContest&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;It isn't a contest&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/03/165006.html?title=itIsntAContest&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a165033&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;When I was in sixth grade there was a school-wide spelling bee. I had finished in the top group in my class, so I got to go to the bee for the whole grade. By luck I went first and only got 5 of 10 right. People actually laughed. I went out to the yard to play and wait. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/03/165006.html?title=itIsntAContest#a165033&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a165028&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;One by one the others came out and each had lower scores than me. In the end I had the highest score of all.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/03/165006.html?title=itIsntAContest#a165028&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a165016&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Moral of the story for countries who pity the US. This isn't over yet. And it's bad luck to declare victory before it's over. And this isn't really a contest. We like to say we're all in it together, and you know what, we are. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/03/165006.html?title=itIsntAContest#a165016&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a124403&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/03/124403.html?title=aLanguageWorthLearning&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;A language worth learning&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/03/124403.html?title=aLanguageWorthLearning&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a124407&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;JavaScript is a lovely language once you’ve spent a few years getting comfortable with its quirks. Not what I’d recommend as a starter language. Yet it is the language most people choose to learn as their first language. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/03/124403.html?title=aLanguageWorthLearning#a124407&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-flNumberedSubs=&quot;true&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a124429&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Here are the qualities I look for in the ideal starter language.  &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/03/124403.html?title=aLanguageWorthLearning#a124429&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel1 ulNumberedSubs&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a124433&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;One way to do things not 20.  &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/03/124403.html?title=aLanguageWorthLearning#a124433&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a124436&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Boring, so the newbie can focus on their own app, not the language weirdnesses.  &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/03/124403.html?title=aLanguageWorthLearning#a124436&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a124440&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Frozen. They should be able to run their student projects 40 years from now. Not a place where language designers try out new ideas.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/03/124403.html?title=aLanguageWorthLearning#a124440&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a124443&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;No callbacks, synchronization handled in runtime.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/03/124403.html?title=aLanguageWorthLearning#a124443&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a124521&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Algol-like, so you can get support form millions of experienced developers.  &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/03/124403.html?title=aLanguageWorthLearning#a124521&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a125152&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;May think of more qualifications later...&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/03/124403.html?title=aLanguageWorthLearning#a125152&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Sat, 04 Jul 2020 04:00:14 GMT</pubDate>
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			<author>dave.winer@gmail.com (Dave Winer)</author>
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			<title>Scripting News: Thursday, July 2, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/02.html&quot;&gt;Thursday, July 2, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-enclosure=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/02/dontCryForMeArgentina.m4a&quot; data-enclosureType=&quot;audio/mpeg&quot; data-enclosureLength=&quot;15221262&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/02/evita.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a210923&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/02/evita.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;http://scripting.com/2020/07/02/dontCryForMeArgentina.m4a&quot;&gt;A 25-minute podcast&lt;/a&gt; I did this morning. It was mostly about what's in the &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/02/134749.html?title=onGaslighting&quot;&gt;gaslighting&lt;/a&gt; post below. Expanded, and starting with an observation by &lt;a href=&quot;https://clas.iusb.edu/english/faculty/smith.html&quot;&gt;Ken Smith&lt;/a&gt;, English prof at Indiana University, that students deserve to be shown how to use &lt;i&gt;the power tools of our culture.&lt;/i&gt; Teachers should say that to them, out loud. I tried saying it loud and felt the power. Led to a story or two. The title of this podcast is &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD_1Z8iUDho&quot;&gt;Don't Cry For Me Argentina&lt;/a&gt;. Wish I had thought to play that song during the podcast. Next time. &lt;span class=&quot;spOldSchoolEmoji&quot;&gt;💥&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/02.html#a210923&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a211709&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Really interesting discussion going on globally on what &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.npr.org/2020/06/09/873172499/the-debate-over-objectivity-in-journalism&quot;&gt;objectivity&lt;/a&gt; means in journalism, esp in re &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/hashtag/BLM?src=hashtag_click&quot;&gt;#BLM&lt;/a&gt;. I spent &lt;a href=&quot;https://rebootnews.wordpress.com/&quot;&gt;many podcasts&lt;/a&gt; with Jay Rosen talking about &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/View_from_nowhere&quot;&gt;his idea&lt;/a&gt; of the mythical &lt;i&gt;View from Nowhere.&lt;/i&gt; You must disclose who you are, and disclaim that your writing comes from who you are. This came up in another discussion yesterday about &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/davenet/2001/01/08/whatIsIntegrity.html#3&quot;&gt;integrity&lt;/a&gt;.  &quot;A [person] has integrity if he or she is what he or she appears to be. That's why integrity commands us to disclose conflicts, so that what we say, and who we appear to be, are in sync. Change the appearance if necessary.&quot; It's material if the editors of a publication are predominantly of one race. Until this year, however, as far as I know, the subject had never been raised. Times are changing.  &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/02.html#a211709&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2017/09/02/mrFrog.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a175509&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&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;Reporters can't get it through their heads that someone might want to write publicly to help steer the conversation, not for self-aggrandizement. I know what that's like, I've been a columnist at a big pub. I've had the name of a big university on my business card. This is different. I want to see us survive the virus. I want to survive it myself. Otherwise I don't have any great personal aspirations. I think I can help. That's it. I don't honestly see how, in this moment of crisis in the US, anyone could be worried about getting ahead. Our concern has to be for keeping our system going. It's falling apart, right now, before our eyes. Any idea should be considered, no matter where it comes from. But the gates are really high right now. The keepers are struggling to hold on, and that's exactly what's wrong with discourse.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/02.html#a175509&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-inlineImage=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/02/webserverasos.png&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;divInlineImage&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a183628&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;center&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgInline&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/02/webserverasos.png&quot;&gt;&lt;/center&gt;My &lt;a href=&quot;http://pagepark.io/&quot;&gt;web server&lt;/a&gt; is an operating system. This has been a goal for a while. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/02.html#a183628&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a211410&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;BTW can you &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/02/webserverasos.png&quot;&gt;see&lt;/a&gt; now why I want HTML in bash? All those names in the list of apps the server is running should have scripts attached to them.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/02.html#a211410&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a214839&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/02/214839.html?title=ideaForScienceFictionStory&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;Idea for science fiction story&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/02/214839.html?title=ideaForScienceFictionStory&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;aNaNNaNNaN&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;a virus hits the world.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/02/214839.html?title=ideaForScienceFictionStory#aNaNNaNNaN&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;aNaNNaNNaN&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;far east then europe then the americas.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/02/214839.html?title=ideaForScienceFictionStory#aNaNNaNNaN&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a221326&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;they know what to do in the far east, they've been here before.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/02/214839.html?title=ideaForScienceFictionStory#a221326&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;aNaNNaNNaN&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;europe learns fast.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/02/214839.html?title=ideaForScienceFictionStory#aNaNNaNNaN&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a214909&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;but in the americas, it's a disaster. the rest of the world walls itself off. isolating the two americas.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/02/214839.html?title=ideaForScienceFictionStory#a214909&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a214915&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;within months almost everyone has died of either the virus or starvation or in the various civil wars that break out all across both continents.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/02/214839.html?title=ideaForScienceFictionStory#a214915&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a214928&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;after a few years, expeditions are sent from europe and asia to survey the remains. they found pockets of former americans, mostly naked, living off the land, many practicing cannibalism.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/02/214839.html?title=ideaForScienceFictionStory#a214928&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a214939&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;the story, from there is about how the natives adapt or don't and the murderous cruelty of the colonists.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/02/214839.html?title=ideaForScienceFictionStory#a214939&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a134749&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/02/134749.html?title=onGaslighting&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;On gaslighting&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/02/134749.html?title=onGaslighting&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a135431&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Early this morning I wrote a tweet. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/02/134749.html?title=onGaslighting#a135431&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel1&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-type=&quot;tweet&quot; data-tweetId=&quot;1278587419697319936&quot; data-tweetUserName=&quot;davewiner&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a071250&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I enjoy writing my blog because as I’m writing I feel like I’m helping straighten things out, but it’s an illusion, none of it ends up in the bigger conversation, none of it ends up mattering.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/02/134749.html?title=onGaslighting#a071250&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a135520&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I think that's pretty straightforward. The only emotion I mention is &lt;i&gt;enjoy.&lt;/i&gt; It's true, when I'm writing a long post that organizes something I've had in my mind for days or weeks, and it comes out well, I do enjoy the process. I imagine people reading it, and thinking man this is a great idea or I don't know, I see a problem with it, and then either passing it along as-is, or expanding on it. Either way, I would be happy, because I made a contribution.  &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/02/134749.html?title=onGaslighting#a135520&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-flNumberedSubs=&quot;true&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a135659&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;This last week I've written two pieces like that. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/02/134749.html?title=onGaslighting#a135659&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel1 ulNumberedSubs&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a140924&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/28/125635.html?title=ourOpportunity&quot;&gt;One which says&lt;/a&gt; let's not waste this moment of political action around BLM, at the same time the government is going to spend $10 trillion (a number I made up) to keep the US from collapsing. Instead of having the money go to the 1% which is the default, let's have the money solve the real problems that are behind &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/hashtag/BLM?src=hashtag_click&quot;&gt;#BLM&lt;/a&gt;, and in the process help everyone. It was a strong piece, and it contains ideas you never hear among pundits. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/02/134749.html?title=onGaslighting#a140924&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a141002&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/01/152316.html?title=whatWouldCuomoDo&quot;&gt;The other&lt;/a&gt; was about the virus and what's in our immediate future, and how, if we eased up on some of the rules of how politics work, if Biden were to appoint Andrew Cuomo as his primary virus advisor, we could start to have a national response to the virus &lt;i&gt;before January 2021. &lt;/i&gt;That we're frozen, can't act, scares the shit out of me, both for my own existence, that of my friends and family, and my country, and honestly the world. The US is too important a part of the world for us to just let it go. We have to do something. I put my plan in writing. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/02/134749.html?title=onGaslighting#a141002&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a140002&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;The response to both these pieces, predictably -- crickets.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/02/134749.html?title=onGaslighting#a140002&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a140013&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Now I may or may not be &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/21/arts/gaslight-movie-afterlife.html&quot;&gt;upset&lt;/a&gt; about this, I didn't say, but that's not the point. It's not wrong to be upset. You don't have to talk someone down from being upset, assuming I was (I wasn't, it was more frustration). You know what would be better? Ask how you can help. If one person had asked that, I would have said, in glee -- &lt;span style=&quot;font-size: .9em&quot;&gt;READ THE FUCKING STORIES AND IF YOU LIKE THE IDEAS, PASS THEM ON WITH ALL YOUR POWER&lt;/span&gt;. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/02/134749.html?title=onGaslighting#a140013&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2017/09/01/mrFrog.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a140134&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2017/09/01/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;In the first case, let's try to steer the &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/hashtag/BLM?src=hashtag_click&quot;&gt;#BLM&lt;/a&gt; conversation to real political action, now, not in the future, and while the marches are great, we must do more. It's so predictable that we'll just let the moment pass and settle for a few symbolic gestures. Monuments come down. A black person is on the $20 bill. Maybe Biden nominates a black woman for VP. But that money -- that's where the power is, and it goes to the friends of Trump and McConnell, Pelosi and Schumer. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/02/134749.html?title=onGaslighting#a140134&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a140316&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;In the second case, obviously we need and can have, a national response to the virus. We do not have to wait for Trump to leave the White House. And you know what, combining the two, BLM and the response to the virus, there's real power in that, too. If putting these ideas out there resulted in real power and real change, your friend Dave would be over the moon. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/02/134749.html?title=onGaslighting#a140316&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a140403&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;If you want to know what I really think -- there's no point in continuing to write these pieces on my blog. They accomplish nothing and leave me with a lot of frustration. I can ride my bike, work on the garden, read books, and enjoy my retirement (I turned 65 this year). I don't want to do just that, but geez if nothing happens when I pour my best ideas into the blog, why bother.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/02/134749.html?title=onGaslighting#a140403&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a140557&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Let me try to put it in perspective. I think Andrew Sullivan is a great thinker and writer. I don't agree with everything he says, but every time I read one of his pieces in &lt;a href=&quot;https://nymag.com/author/andrew-sullivan/&quot;&gt;New York&lt;/a&gt;, I get lots of ideas. I feel compelled to act. I think I'm in that class of writer, and I think my talent and experience and ideation process are wasted in this space. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/02/134749.html?title=onGaslighting#a140557&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
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			<title>Scripting News: Wednesday, July 1, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/01.html&quot;&gt;Wednesday, July 1, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a180201&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I spent the day so far combining the &lt;a href=&quot;http://radio3.io/&quot;&gt;Radio3&lt;/a&gt; docs into &lt;a href=&quot;http://this.how/radio3/&quot;&gt;one Howto page&lt;/a&gt;. Consider this a draft, I still have to do a couple more read-throughs. If you have any questions or comments, please post them &lt;a href=&quot;https://github.com/scripting/Scripting-News/issues/180&quot;&gt;here&lt;/a&gt;. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/01.html#a180201&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a201116&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/djrothkopf/status/1278408076627005442&quot;&gt;David Rothkopf&lt;/a&gt;: &quot;There was a time in our history when the people of this country would be saddened were the president of the United States to stumble into an open pit that was actually a wormhole that sent him hurtling for all eternity to the farthest, coldest, most hostile corner of the universe.&quot;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/01.html#a201116&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a140851&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Wouldn’t it be great if there were a video game that &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SimCity&quot;&gt;simulates&lt;/a&gt; a worldwide pandemic.   You get to be Fauci, and have to deal with a mentally incapacitated president and Republican governors who just want to reopen.   Your challenge is to make the US virus free, and win the Nobel Peace Prize.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/01.html#a140851&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a141654&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;The best defense against Putin and Trump is to teach every student the basics of journalism. Not just how to detect fake news, but how to write a news story. If we do it now, we'll be glad we did in a few years.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/01.html#a141654&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a152316&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/01/152316.html?title=whatWouldCuomoDo&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;What would Cuomo do?&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/01/152316.html?title=whatWouldCuomoDo&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a151651&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I know a lot of people don't like &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Cuomo&quot;&gt;Andrew Cuomo&lt;/a&gt;, governor of New York. I had a sligntly negative opinion of him before the virus hit. My mom didn't like him. She said NY Democrats were really Republicans. I trusted her opinion on that. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/01/152316.html?title=whatWouldCuomoDo#a151651&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a155044&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I also remember his father ran a really dirty &lt;a href=&quot;https://gothamist.com/news/ed-koch-held-decades-long-grudge-against-cuomos-over-vote-for-cuomo-not-the-homo-posters&quot;&gt;personal&lt;/a&gt; campaign against Ed Koch, so dirty that if he did it today he'd be disqualified from running for anything as a Democrat. I've heard it said that young Andrew did the awful deed. I don't know. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/01/152316.html?title=whatWouldCuomoDo#a155044&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a152406&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Anyway somehow I've never engaged in state politics here, never understood why a city like NY isn't its own thing at a national level. More people live in the metro area than in the rest of the state. A nice little state could be formed with the five boroughs, Westchester, Rockland, Nassau and Suffolk counties. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/01/152316.html?title=whatWouldCuomoDo#a152406&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a152419&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Anyway, I went from meh on Cuomo to admiring him when he led us when we desperately needed leadership. I've never seen a politician rise to the occasion like Cuomo did with the virus. Never. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/01/152316.html?title=whatWouldCuomoDo#a152419&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a153700&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Now the process is more or less complete in New York. Our immediate neighbors, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts have also done an outstanding job of controlling the virus. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/01/152316.html?title=whatWouldCuomoDo#a153700&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-flNumberedSubs=&quot;true&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a152433&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;But then there's the rest of the country. Ultimately our health will be the same as the country's. So if the US doesn't get its act together, soon, we're going to be right back where we were in March. Except it will be much worse for a couple of reasons. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/01/152316.html?title=whatWouldCuomoDo#a152433&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel1 ulNumberedSubs&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a152508&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Wear and tear. In many ways we've used up the reserves we had, as people, as economic beings, in our relationships with other people. Rent is due today, it's a crisis for an unthinkable number of people. There's going to be hunger soon, on a scale not seen here in my lifetime, and who knows how bad it will get. It's here now, in March, it was just looming. School is scheduled to resume in a couple of months, but no one really thinks it will. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/01/152316.html?title=whatWouldCuomoDo#a152508&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/01/orangeBlob.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a152516&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/07/01/orangeBlob.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;Math. Based on a &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/27/health/coronavirus-spread-united-states.html&quot;&gt;NYT study&lt;/a&gt;, the virus had spread much more than we realized by March, but now it's had another three months to push into every nook and cranny of the country. This wave is going to crest a lot higher than the first one, assuming we can manage to get it to crest before &lt;i&gt;everyone&lt;/i&gt; is infected. The higher density means when you go to the supermarket instead of on average there being 1/2 of a Covid carrier with you, now there will be 3. And the load in the air you're breathing will probably be an order of magnitude more dense. Which means you and I will get it, where two months ago, we wouldn't have. Everything about the virus, math-wise, has led the curve straight up, vertical. We're there now. Exploring terrible new territory. It's like being cast out of a space ship in a vacuum with very little oxygen and no possibility of a rescue ship. We're going to have to ride this out.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/01/152316.html?title=whatWouldCuomoDo#a152516&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;li data-flNumberedSubs=&quot;true&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a152947&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Cuomo, in his daily briefings, kept saying look at the numbers, look at the numbers. Okay. Assuming he is looking at the numbers, he sees we're at the very last moment when the government might be able to help. Not unlike the position NY, Connecticut and NJ were in in March. So here are the two questions on my mind.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/01/152316.html?title=whatWouldCuomoDo#a152947&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel1 ulNumberedSubs&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a153141&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;If you're Cuomo, what do you do?&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/01/152316.html?title=whatWouldCuomoDo#a153141&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a153148&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;If you're you and me, what do we do with Cuomo?&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/01/152316.html?title=whatWouldCuomoDo#a153148&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;li data-flNumberedSubs=&quot;true&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a153153&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;When I think about the second question I think of Biden. He's in a position to appoint Cuomo his top adviser on the the virus. Then Cuomo has a sliver of a national platform to speak on. Not unlike the sliver of a platform Fauci has. And what about the Repubs? Now everyone but Trump is &lt;i&gt;actively&lt;/i&gt; saying Wear A Mask. Great. That's new. What more could they do right now? &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/01/152316.html?title=whatWouldCuomoDo#a153153&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel1 ulNumberedSubs&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a153320&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Have Fauci testify in the Senate, and treat him with respect. That would send a strong message to the country and the world. Even if the orange blob tweeting in the bunker doesn't get it, we do, and we're taking charge. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/01/152316.html?title=whatWouldCuomoDo#a153320&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a153344&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Even better, have Andrew Cuomo testify, and let him spew his Cuomo arrogance. Let him lecture. Let him show you the numbers. Let him tell you what to do. With Fauci next to him, agreeing, and now we have a much better shot than we had with the leadership of Pence, who still hasn't let go of his allegiance to Trump (he must have some good dirt on him).&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/01/152316.html?title=whatWouldCuomoDo#a153344&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a153422&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Let's get our shit together while we still have shit to get together.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/07/01/152316.html?title=whatWouldCuomoDo#a153422&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Thu, 02 Jul 2020 04:00:12 GMT</pubDate>
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			<author>dave.winer@gmail.com (Dave Winer)</author>
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			<title>Scripting News: Tuesday, June 30, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/30.html&quot;&gt;Tuesday, June 30, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-enclosure=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/30/pleaseRT.m4a&quot; data-enclosureType=&quot;audio/mpeg&quot; data-enclosureLength=&quot;13416582&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a160308&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;A &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/30/pleaseRT.m4a&quot;&gt;podcast&lt;/a&gt; voicemail to &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doc_Searls&quot;&gt;Doc&lt;/a&gt;, who reminds me of &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Sheen&quot;&gt;Martin Sheen&lt;/a&gt; and &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilford_Brimley&quot;&gt;Wilford Brimley&lt;/a&gt;. He has a piece today that he wants you to read. And I thought of a way to make that happen automatically. That's what this &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/30/pleaseRT.m4a&quot;&gt;podcast&lt;/a&gt; is about. 26 minutes. Rambly. &lt;span class=&quot;spOldSchoolEmoji&quot;&gt;🚀&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/30.html#a160308&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a160629&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;How many people died in the &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_bombings_of_Hiroshima_and_Nagasaki&quot;&gt;atomic bombings&lt;/a&gt; of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, vs the number of people who have died so far in the US of Covid-19? The numbers will surprise you. (Answer: We're getting close to the death toll of Hiroshima.)&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/30.html#a160629&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2017/08/05/loveRss.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a125037&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2017/08/05/loveRss.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/alphacolin/status/1277822149781147648&quot;&gt;Colin Nederkoorn&lt;/a&gt; reminds us that the NY Times, even though they've &lt;a href=&quot;https://nypost.com/2020/06/29/new-york-times-pulls-out-of-apple-news-partnership/&quot;&gt;opted out&lt;/a&gt; of Apple News still has a full complement of &lt;a href=&quot;https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/services/xml/rss/index.html&quot;&gt;RSS feeds&lt;/a&gt;. The feeds are perfect. A headline, a synopsis and a link to the paywall'd article. I still would like to see a &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/16/133627.html?title=newsHasBeenUnbundled&quot;&gt;way around&lt;/a&gt; the paywall for non-subscribers. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/30.html#a125037&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a130349&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Little-known feature on Scripting News. You can read a whole month's worth of posts on one page. For example, here's the &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/&quot;&gt;page&lt;/a&gt; for June 2020. I think you can see how the URL is formed. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/30.html#a130349&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a134622&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;It would be interesting to make a list of people whose lives, net-net, matter and don't matter, and to what extent, and how that changes over time. For example, American soldiers' lives in Afghanistan didn't matter much before the latest scandal, but now we know their lives matter even less than we thought.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/30.html#a134622&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a150324&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/30/150324.html?title=radio3WorkContinues&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;Radio3 work continues&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/30/150324.html?title=radio3WorkContinues&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-flBulletedSubs=&quot;true&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a150330&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;More work on &lt;a href=&quot;http://radio3.io/&quot;&gt;Radio3&lt;/a&gt;, continuing from &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/28/153523.html?title=radio3Work&quot;&gt;previous notes&lt;/a&gt;. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/30/150324.html?title=radio3WorkContinues#a150330&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel1 ulBulletedSubs&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a150346&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;The &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/06/30/xmlIcon.png&quot;&gt;RSS icon&lt;/a&gt; now links to an XML Viewer page for the feed (&lt;a href=&quot;http://xmlviewer.scripting.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fradio3.io%2Fusers%2Fdavewiner%2Frss.xml&quot;&gt;example&lt;/a&gt;), rather than the feed itself. A longstanding problem: browsers try to make RSS feeds useful without showing the XML, but in this situation we &lt;i&gt;want&lt;/i&gt; to see the XML. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/30/150324.html?title=radio3WorkContinues#a150346&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a150843&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Cleaned up the row of icons to the right of every post. Now we have three, a link to the tweet, an icon to edit the post, and one to delete the post. There used to be icons that linked to Facebook and Wordpress versions of the post, but support for both products hasn't worked in a long time, so I disabled it in this release. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/30/150324.html?title=radio3WorkContinues#a150843&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a150926&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;BTW, I'm trying an experiment, editing the actual running copy of Radio3, so when you see a note appear here, you can immediately try the feature in the software. It's like climbing a mountain with no safety net. When I make a change that introduces a bug, you get to see that too. &lt;span class=&quot;spOldSchoolEmoji&quot;&gt;💥&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/30/150324.html?title=radio3WorkContinues#a150926&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a131430&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/30/131430.html?title=theirLivesMatter&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;Their Lives Matter&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/30/131430.html?title=theirLivesMatter&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a131434&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Why didn't Ken and Karen, the gunslinging mansion owners of St Louis end up with a cop's knee on their throat, pleading for their lives and mothers, gasping &quot;I can't breathe&quot; as they died on the sidewalk. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/30/131430.html?title=theirLivesMatter#a131434&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-inlineImage=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/06/30/kenAndKaren.png&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;divInlineImage&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a131905&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;center&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgInline&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/06/30/kenAndKaren.png&quot;&gt;&lt;/center&gt;Gunslinging mansion owners of St Louis.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/30/131430.html?title=theirLivesMatter#a131905&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Wed, 01 Jul 2020 04:00:11 GMT</pubDate>
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			<author>dave.winer@gmail.com (Dave Winer)</author>
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			<title>Scripting News: Monday, June 29, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/29.html&quot;&gt;Monday, June 29, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a143335&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Today's song: &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4KFf4J64nc&quot;&gt;The Good Thing&lt;/a&gt; by the Talking Heads. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/29.html#a143335&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a150722&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;In October of last year, before impeachment, I proposed a &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2019/10/21/140215.html&quot;&gt;permanent citizen's occupation of DC&lt;/a&gt;. 100K people constantly in protest in DC, rain or shine, 365 days a year, until Trump is gone. On a rotating basis. No one signs up for more than one day. Never more than 100K. Keep a constant presence there for the Democrats and Republicans to remember. To be in the way. To be loud and obnoxious. To help them remember who they work for. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/29.html#a150722&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a153844&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Not wearing a mask is like not wearing pants.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/29.html#a153844&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-urlvideo=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R652nwUcJRA&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a004539&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Is anyone but John Oliver talking about the &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R652nwUcJRA&quot;&gt;eviction crisis&lt;/a&gt;?&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/29.html#a004539&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a151238&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I try to keep focused on the bigger picture, and let the small stuff be background noise.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/29.html#a151238&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/06/29/chevyTruck.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a144024&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/06/29/chevyTruck.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;People who love &lt;a href=&quot;http://outliners.com/&quot;&gt;outliners&lt;/a&gt;, esp &lt;a href=&quot;http://outliners.scripting.com/more30.html&quot;&gt;MORE&lt;/a&gt; from 30 years ago on the Mac, we could have an outliner renaissance on the web, now. I have a great &lt;a href=&quot;http://littleoutliner.com/&quot;&gt;lab&lt;/a&gt; for development, and the core outliner in JavaScript is &lt;a href=&quot;https://github.com/scripting/concord&quot;&gt;open source&lt;/a&gt;. I've always felt every app should have a nice outliner built-in. &lt;i&gt;Let's have fun!&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/29.html#a144024&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a140838&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Thanks to &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/gruber/status/1277329886080905219&quot;&gt;Gruber&lt;/a&gt;, there's renewed interest in &lt;a href=&quot;http://littleoutliner.com/&quot;&gt;Little Outliner&lt;/a&gt;. I'd love to have an excuse to work more on its evolution. I have a series of steps in mind, but not enough of a user base to do it with. Gruber would be an excellent user to help drive development. Note that I did a fair amount of &lt;a href=&quot;http://this.how/littleoutliner/versions.opml#1580502471000&quot;&gt;work&lt;/a&gt; on it earlier this year, adding a &lt;a href=&quot;http://this.how/littleoutliner/versions.opml#1582640454000&quot;&gt;feature&lt;/a&gt; that I use every day, to grab all my tweets from the previous day. It's turned Twitter into a blogging tool for me, believe it or not. Pretty cool. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/29.html#a140838&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a141714&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;BTW I should add a feature to &lt;a href=&quot;http://littleoutliner.com/&quot;&gt;LO2&lt;/a&gt; that makes it possible for me to send the URL of an OPML file in a link and have it open in LO2. Might help people get the idea of what an outliner is. Heh. After I finish with Radio3. This is what I &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/06/29/sexy.png&quot;&gt;mean&lt;/a&gt; by &quot;sexier and speculative&quot; ideas. &lt;span class=&quot;spOldSchoolEmoji&quot;&gt;💥&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/29.html#a141714&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a135718&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Why work on &lt;a href=&quot;http://radio3.io/&quot;&gt;Radio3&lt;/a&gt; now? I've had it on my list for a long time. It's long overdue for an overhaul. I wrote it when I was new to JavaScript and didn't really understand the rules, it's a weird language and the browser is a very weird runtime environment. But I always seem to find something sexier and more speculative to work on. Programmers notoriously hate to clean up their messes. I'm no different. Then I had a &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=come-to-Jesus%20moment&quot;&gt;Come to Jesus&lt;/a&gt; moment. I use Radio3 all day every day. I use it on my iPad and iPhone as well as my desktop. It does a lot of my Twitter posts, it's the &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/?tab=links&quot;&gt;Links tab&lt;/a&gt; on scripting.com, and the links section of the &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/email/&quot;&gt;nightly email&lt;/a&gt;. It's an important piece of software. Staring me right in the face. Improving it could make everything better. And making it easier to work on the code means I could add improvements in the future. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/29.html#a135718&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a003744&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/29/003744.html?title=readingTeaLeaves&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;Reading tea leaves&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/29/003744.html?title=readingTeaLeaves&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/06/29/alice.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a003755&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/06/29/alice.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;Reading tea leaves and being a basically positive person, even when it might not make sense, I think what happened with Pence and masks is that the Repubs in the Senate are shitting their pants over the virus, and said to Trump you can keep trying to stoke race hate if you want, but Pence has to take over the virus and start actually trying to fight it and support the states, and stop undermining Repub governors. Trump said &quot;Whatever&quot; and Pence started, slowly, trying to do this job. Meanwhile get Governor Cuomo in there as a Guest President, and he can run the US effort against the virus, on loan from the Democratic Party. That would probably work, and if presented the right way Trump would probably be okay with it as long as he doesn't go to jail.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/29/003744.html?title=readingTeaLeaves#a003755&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Tue, 30 Jun 2020 04:00:10 GMT</pubDate>
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			<title>Scripting News: Sunday, June 28, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/28.html&quot;&gt;Sunday, June 28, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a155259&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Future possible use for Manhattan. A huge museum for how a centralized economy and cultural system worked before all that was blown apart by the net and a virus.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/28.html#a155259&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a153440&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I'm starting to work on the UI of Radio3 now that the server issues seem settled. Logging my work &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/28/153523.html?title=radio3Work&quot;&gt;here&lt;/a&gt;. Will get more formal later. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/28.html#a153440&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a220936&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/28/220936.html?title=sundayIsSportsDay&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;Sunday is sports day&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/28/220936.html?title=sundayIsSportsDay&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a220944&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;It finally hit me today. Sunday afternoon, raining. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/28/220936.html?title=sundayIsSportsDay#a220944&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;aNaNNaNNaN&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I'd love to watch sports. There are no sports.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/28/220936.html?title=sundayIsSportsDay#aNaNNaNNaN&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;aNaNNaNNaN&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I watched a movie instead. It was okay. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/28/220936.html?title=sundayIsSportsDay#aNaNNaNNaN&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;aNaNNaNNaN&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Today was a sports day though. No freaking sports.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/28/220936.html?title=sundayIsSportsDay#aNaNNaNNaN&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;aNaNNaNNaN&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Will game makers take over TV with simulated sports.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/28/220936.html?title=sundayIsSportsDay#aNaNNaNNaN&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a153523&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/28/153523.html?title=radio3Work&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;Radio3 work&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/28/153523.html?title=radio3Work&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-flBulletedSubs=&quot;true&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a153527&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;A bulleted list in reverse order of stuff I'm looking at.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/28/153523.html?title=radio3Work#a153527&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel1 ulBulletedSubs&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a153642&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Have to test to see if it still works with Slack. I suspect it does. Here are the &lt;a href=&quot;http://radio3.smallpict.com/2015/05/25/pushLinksToSlack.html&quot;&gt;docs&lt;/a&gt; for posting to Slack from Radio3.  (Tested: Works, so Slack remains in the UI.)&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/28/153523.html?title=radio3Work#a153642&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a154333&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I'm removing the UI for the features that ping updates for the feed in custom ways. You can use rssCloud, which is specified in the feed Radio3 keeps for you. If you've built a system that depends on this please let me know. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/28/153523.html?title=radio3Work#a154333&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a153945&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;OPML &lt;a href=&quot;http://radio3.io/oldsettings.opml&quot;&gt;archive&lt;/a&gt; for the original settings dialog is here. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/28/153523.html?title=radio3Work#a153945&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a153544&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I'm removing Facebook and Wordpress from the user interface. Trying to preserve as much of the code as possible, so if we ever can resume the connection with one or both, it will be as painless as possible. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/28/153523.html?title=radio3Work#a153544&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a125635&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/28/125635.html?title=ourOpportunity&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;Our opportunity&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/28/125635.html?title=ourOpportunity&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/06/28/mask.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a125718&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/06/28/mask.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;In my humble opinion, it's no coincidence that &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/hashtag/BLM?src=hashtag_click&quot;&gt;#BLM&lt;/a&gt; has huge momentum now when we have the most racist president in generations. Just as it's no coincidence that the most racist president followed the first African-American president. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/28/125635.html?title=ourOpportunity#a125718&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a125825&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;It appears we're going to flip back to the positive direction, so the question is what do we want.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/28/125635.html?title=ourOpportunity#a125825&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-flNumberedSubs=&quot;true&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a130051&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;The big issues are imho:    &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/28/125635.html?title=ourOpportunity#a130051&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel1 ulNumberedSubs&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a130054&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Voting rights.  &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/28/125635.html?title=ourOpportunity#a130054&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a130057&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Health care.  &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/28/125635.html?title=ourOpportunity#a130057&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a130059&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Climate crisis.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/28/125635.html?title=ourOpportunity#a130059&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a125831&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Even more immediate: Assume the US government will spend $10 trillion in the next year to keep the US from crashing. Should that money go to the 1% (where it would go by default, imho) or should we focus on making sure the money goes to solve the critical problems.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/28/125635.html?title=ourOpportunity#a125831&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a125838&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;That money could restructure health care so it works for everyone. It could start the transition to a green economy. It could certainly help assure voting rights, and therefore a fairer government in future years, and maybe prevent the flipping back and forth.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/28/125635.html?title=ourOpportunity#a125838&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a125844&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I'm very concerned that we will end up settling for symbolic victories, removal of the stars and bars from the Mississippi state flag, removal of monuments, and nothing material will change. Symbolism is important, but we have big non-symbolic problems to solve.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/28/125635.html?title=ourOpportunity#a125844&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a125849&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;The focus has been on changing minds and attitudes. I am open to that in every way. I learned a tremendous amount from the &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/23/podcasts/1619-podcast.html&quot;&gt;1619 podcast&lt;/a&gt;. More of that please. I am reading the &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0030MR076/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&amp;btkr=1&quot;&gt;People's History of the United States&lt;/a&gt; -- again, eye-opening.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/28/125635.html?title=ourOpportunity#a125849&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a125859&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;But you can't change people who don't want to change. This is why the approach that pundits are taking, saying we have to change people, they have to understand what it's like to be X, as a prerequisite for real change, that's not a good approach.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/28/125635.html?title=ourOpportunity#a125859&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a125909&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;We can find win-wins right now. Restructuring health care won't just help people of color, it will help everyone. But imho is is a #BLM issue.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/28/125635.html?title=ourOpportunity#a125909&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a125918&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Voting rights matter, even if it only re-enfranchises African-Americans, because many of us want the kind of government African-Americans will vote for.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/28/125635.html?title=ourOpportunity#a125918&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a125928&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;It doesn't have to be either/or, in fact if it is, we will all lose. Repubs will continue to dominate, and all the resources will continue to flow to the 1%.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/28/125635.html?title=ourOpportunity#a125928&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a125937&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;There will be a &lt;i&gt;lot&lt;/i&gt; of change in the next year. This is a pivotal time. We must organize, black, white, all genders, all races, ages, erase the wedges and act in all our interests to save lives, and overcome the challenges in front of us.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/28/125635.html?title=ourOpportunity#a125937&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a125947&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Let's find our inner-Americans, and fight to live up to the promise of our nation.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/28/125635.html?title=ourOpportunity#a125947&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a125643&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;i&gt;Note: This post first appeared in a &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/davewiner/status/1277220379669467136&quot;&gt;series of tweets&lt;/a&gt; this morning. No need to unroll it, here's the text in a single blog post. &lt;/i&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/28/125635.html?title=ourOpportunity#a125643&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a144846&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/28/144846.html?title=everyPictureTellsAStory&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;Every picture tells a story&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/28/144846.html?title=everyPictureTellsAStory&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-inlineImage=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/06/28/makeAmericaGreatAgain.png&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;divInlineImage&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a144851&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;center&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgInline&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/06/28/makeAmericaGreatAgain.png&quot;&gt;&lt;/center&gt;Seen &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/BrynnTannehill/status/1277211131430535168/photo/1&quot;&gt;on&lt;/a&gt; an airplane recently.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/28/144846.html?title=everyPictureTellsAStory#a144851&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Mon, 29 Jun 2020 04:00:10 GMT</pubDate>
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			<title>Scripting News: Saturday, June 27, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/27.html&quot;&gt;Saturday, June 27, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2019/11/14/weTryHarder.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a175103&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2019/11/14/weTryHarder.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're going to start on the road out of racism in the US when intelligent, loving, courageous, driven and visionary people of all races decide to listen to each other and find things we can do that benefit everyone regardless of race, now -- immediately, not some time in the future. Not symbolic things, but stuff to &lt;a href=&quot;https://duckduckgo.com/?q=site%3Ascripting.com+%22save+my+life%22&amp;t=h_&amp;ia=web&quot;&gt;save my life&lt;/a&gt;. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/27.html#a175103&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a224659&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Jason Calacanis &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/Jason/status/1276971943380410368&quot;&gt;writes&lt;/a&gt;: &quot;Imagine if every day Trump and Pence did a data-lead briefing like NY Gov Cuomo did.&quot; Of course that the US government should be doing that. The Democrats could do it too, no imagination. Or a startup could. Hire a former head of the CDC, and do the hourlong briefing Cuomo did, a weather report for the virus, and make recommendations for business and people. Huge piece of &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/davenet/1995/01/13/ahugechunkofbluesky.html&quot;&gt;blue sky&lt;/a&gt; here. JC is a risk-taking angel investor with experience in journalism. He would be a good person to do this. I wish &lt;i&gt;someone&lt;/i&gt; would. We need it.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/27.html#a224659&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a222518&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;A fantastic &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/took-one-person-one-errand-050138571.html&quot;&gt;instance&lt;/a&gt; of &lt;a href=&quot;https://duckduckgo.com/?q=site%3Ascripting.com+%22save+my+life%22&amp;t=h_&amp;ia=web&quot;&gt;save my life&lt;/a&gt; journalism. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/27.html#a222518&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a154628&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;For the next few days &lt;a href=&quot;http://radio3.io/&quot;&gt;Radio3&lt;/a&gt; will be unreliable if the past couple of days are any indication. I'm retooling the server, and grappling with some mysterious problems. BTW, the reason I &lt;a href=&quot;https://github.com/scripting/Scripting-News/issues/179&quot;&gt;asked&lt;/a&gt; about a Hello World app for WordPress is that if there's an easy way to get WordPress support working again in Radio3, (the WP API changed some time back and broke Radio3 in this regard), I will. But I don't have time to do a deep-dive into the WordPress API at this time. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/27.html#a154628&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/03/19/beet.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a175326&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/03/19/beet.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;In the meantime, I think I found what was screwing up my new server. &lt;a href=&quot;https://github.com/scripting/nodeStorage&quot;&gt;nodeStorage&lt;/a&gt; has a feature, that by default is enabled, where it checks with the GitHub repository every 15 minutes and downloads changes. It doesn't restart the app, so you don't see the effect of changes until you restart. The apps are running in the new version of PagePark that has Forever integrated. The way it knows which JavaScript file to run is via the &lt;i&gt;main&lt;/i&gt; attribute in &lt;a href=&quot;https://github.com/scripting/nodeStorage/blob/master/package.json&quot;&gt;package.json&lt;/a&gt;. Here's how this goes wrong. At some point, the app checks with GitHub, sees that its version of package.json is different from the on the repo, and downloads it, replacing the one I customized. Ooops. That version does not have a &lt;i&gt;main&lt;/i&gt; attribute. So next time I launch PagePark, which I am doing a lot of these days as I debug it and add features, the nodeStorage-based apps don't run. Vexing little bug. The feature should probably default to off. Thing is, when you implement a clever feature like this you &lt;i&gt;want&lt;/i&gt; it to default true. Then, years later it bites you in the ass. That my friends is the way programming works, when it doesn't work. &lt;span class=&quot;spOldSchoolEmoji&quot;&gt;💥&lt;/span&gt; &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/27.html#a175326&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Sun, 28 Jun 2020 04:00:09 GMT</pubDate>
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			<title>Scripting News: Friday, June 26, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/26.html&quot;&gt;Friday, June 26, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a150847&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;In hindsight, it would have been smart if instead of starting the Space Force, the US had started the Health Force. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/26.html#a150847&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/04/27/bidenActionFigure.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a134358&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/04/27/bidenActionFigure.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;Biden, who has suffered &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biden_family&quot;&gt;tragic loss&lt;/a&gt; in his life, and survived, may be the perfect president for 2021 and beyond as we deal with the wreckage of the two pandemics, Covid and Trump.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/26.html#a134358&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a175831&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;This may be the last I write about Trump. Suppose Trump were a brilliant political strategist. On hearing of how awful the virus was, in January, he would have thought to himself, &quot;I just won re-election.&quot; How could that be you ask? Simple. He waits a bit until it's obvious to the press that it's an emergency then he gives a big Oval Office speech announcing the emergency and what we're going to do. It's exaclty what the CDC says to do. &quot;This is going to hurt,&quot; Trump reads off the teleprompter, &quot;but we'll get through it together.&quot; Then guess where his approval rating would be? 95%. Because that's how it works. We rally behind the leader in a time of crisis, even a douchebag like Trump. Who is more dumb than a sack of nails. I'm sure one of his advisors saw this as a political gift. All Trump had to do was listen. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/26.html#a175831&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a170815&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://github.com/scripting/Scripting-News/issues/179&quot;&gt;Braintrust query&lt;/a&gt;: I'm looking for a good Node package for posting to WordPress and updating posts. Really simple stuff.  A basic Hello World app in JavaScript.  Any pointers much appreciated.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/26.html#a170815&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a150855&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;My bet is that none of NBA, MLB, NFL or NHL have a season of any kind this year. The shit is about to hit the fan, not a second wave, but a second &lt;i&gt;order&lt;/i&gt; wave.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/26.html#a150855&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a134504&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I’d love to have been a fly on the wall in the meeting at the White House where they decided to &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/25/politics/trump-administration-obamacare-supreme-court/index.html&quot;&gt;try to nuke&lt;/a&gt; the Affordable Care Act once again. I just like to know where the &lt;a href=&quot;http://thesaurus.land/?word=depravity&quot;&gt;depravity&lt;/a&gt; comes from, and were there any &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commissar&quot;&gt;Russian commissars&lt;/a&gt; in the room giving the orders?&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/26.html#a134504&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a134427&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Waiting for MSNBC's &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Kornacki&quot;&gt;Steve Kornacki&lt;/a&gt; nightly &quot;weather report&quot; on Covid outbreaks around the country. Crosspost to YouTube, Twitter, where ever people watch videos. Both a public service and a competitive coup. Free advice from your friendly media hacker. Dave&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/26.html#a134427&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a134732&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;One thing I love about having an iPhone and a banking app is that I no longer have to drive to a bank to deposit a paper check. Progress.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/26.html#a134732&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a140036&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Everywhere you go people will tell you we don't like your type here. In my old &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flushing,_Queens&quot;&gt;neighborhood&lt;/a&gt; in Queens, they said it about Jews, when we moved in. Many years later, same neighborhood, it was Chinese and Koreans. In &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulster_County,_New_York&quot;&gt;Ulster County&lt;/a&gt; it applies to people from NYC. It's bullshit.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/26.html#a140036&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a140412&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;BTW, when the Chinese and Koreans moved in, &lt;a href=&quot;https://ny.eater.com/maps/flushing-chinatown-nyc-best-restaurants&quot;&gt;the food&lt;/a&gt; got a &lt;i&gt;lot&lt;/i&gt; better. Funny story. A few years ago my mother and I went out to eat at a popular Chinese &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.yelp.com/biz/joes-shanghai-flushing&quot;&gt;dumpling place&lt;/a&gt; near Main St. The waiter asked if we were tourists. I said, no -- we're natives. &lt;span class=&quot;spOldSchoolEmoji&quot;&gt;💥&lt;/span&gt; &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/26.html#a140412&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a140228&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Social media is a moral parade. All we've done is give voice to stupid.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/26.html#a140228&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Sat, 27 Jun 2020 04:00:08 GMT</pubDate>
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			<title>Scripting News: Thursday, June 25, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/25.html&quot;&gt;Thursday, June 25, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a174806&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;If you're &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/06/25/areYouFascist.png&quot;&gt;anti-anti-fascist&lt;/a&gt; does that make you fascist?&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/25.html#a174806&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-urlvideo=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKv-dXHhtMs&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a153020&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;In 2012, Obama liked to say the Repubs drove our economy &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKv-dXHhtMs&quot;&gt;into a ditch&lt;/a&gt;, and the Dems would have to pull it out and dust everything off. This time, if Biden were to tell the honest total truth, the Repubs drove us off the cliff and not just the economy. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/25.html#a153020&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a134055&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Now is the moment when no incumbent Republican can fool themselves into believing that Trump isn't doing massive harm to America. They can lie, but every one of them without exception understands. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/25.html#a134055&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a162609&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/25/162609.html?title=miraclesHappen&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;Miracles happen&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/25/162609.html?title=miraclesHappen&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a162628&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Look at this, the virus gets Israel to cooperate with Arabs, and vice versa. And it gets Texas to stop being crazy like Trump. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/25/162609.html?title=miraclesHappen#a162628&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a162657&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Hitting this wall can wake people up. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/25/162609.html?title=miraclesHappen#a162657&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-inlineImage=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/06/25/miracles.png&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;divInlineImage&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a162400&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;center&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgInline&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/06/25/miracles.png&quot;&gt;&lt;/center&gt;It's a miracle to see. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/25/162609.html?title=miraclesHappen#a162400&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Fri, 26 Jun 2020 04:00:07 GMT</pubDate>
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			<title>Scripting News: Wednesday, June 24, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/24.html&quot;&gt;Wednesday, June 24, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-urltweet=&quot;https://twitter.com/davewiner/status/1275865232037089280&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a195350&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Cuomo says the &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/davewiner/status/1275865232037089280&quot;&gt;NYC subway&lt;/a&gt; is visibly cleaner. Is it? &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/24.html#a195350&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/05/01/pigeon.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a125556&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/05/01/pigeon.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 haven’t had any interaction on my Facebook posts in the last week. No comments, no likes, nada. It’s like it just ended. The people are gone, or Facebook algorithm isn’t showing anyone my posts. Meanwhile it’s rock and roll on twitter and on my blog. Later: Well it turns out, I have been posting mostly-private messages on Facebook since May 23. Not sure how it happened but only a few people were seeing them. I just posted &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.facebook.com/dave.winer.12/posts/1263656047175131&quot;&gt;something public&lt;/a&gt; and it's as if the lights turned back on. Now I'm going back through the last months' posts and changing the privacy setting on them. Whew. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/24.html#a125556&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a140307&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Driving on the &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massachusetts_Turnpike&quot;&gt;Masspike&lt;/a&gt; yesterday, going west, listening to the audiobook of the &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_People%27s_History_of_the_United_States&quot;&gt;People's History&lt;/a&gt;, when a phone call comes in. Looks like spam so I don't answer. Then the car's audio, coming from my fully updated  &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.apple.com/shop/product/FT5A2LL/A/refurbished-iphone-xs-max-64gb-silver-unlocked&quot;&gt;iPhone XS Max&lt;/a&gt;, via &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.apple.com/ios/carplay/&quot;&gt;CarPlay&lt;/a&gt; switches over to the &lt;a href=&quot;https://apps.apple.com/us/app/apple-podcasts/id525463029&quot;&gt;Podcast&lt;/a&gt; app, and plays an &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/22/podcasts/the-daily/facebook-twitter-black-lives-matter-trump.html&quot;&gt;episode&lt;/a&gt; of &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.nytimes.com/column/the-daily&quot;&gt;The Daily podcast&lt;/a&gt;, an episode I didn't want listen to, and there's nothing I can do until I can stop the car and reactivate the &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.audible.com/ep/apple&quot;&gt;Audible app&lt;/a&gt;, about 15 miles of driving. To be very clear, it should have resumed the book, which was interrupted, not start a podcast. This is the kind of software lunacy that never gets fixed. Next year they'll revamp the OS of the car, or the phone, or switch the processor, or get rid of iTunes or Cookie Dough or whatever, and more stuff will break, and the process will continue next year and the year after, and it will not have been worth it. At some point some adult will run Apple, someone who can't be bluffed on software, will tell the engineers to shut up and eat your vegetables, you can watch TV when you finish your homework. It's an analogy. You can figure it out. &lt;span class=&quot;spOldSchoolEmoji&quot;&gt;🚀&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/24.html#a140307&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a152038&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/24/152038.html?title=javascriptAndWhoMadeIt&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;JavaScript and who made it&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/24/152038.html?title=javascriptAndWhoMadeIt&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a152044&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/glitch/status/1275809005093429249&quot;&gt;Glitch asks&lt;/a&gt; a very interesting question.  &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/24/152038.html?title=javascriptAndWhoMadeIt#a152044&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a153437&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;i&gt;If you could rename JavaScript what would you name it?&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/24/152038.html?title=javascriptAndWhoMadeIt#a153437&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a153443&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Let's talk this through.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/24/152038.html?title=javascriptAndWhoMadeIt#a153443&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-flBulletedSubs=&quot;true&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a152057&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;First what is JavaScript. Let's make a list of things it is. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/24/152038.html?title=javascriptAndWhoMadeIt#a152057&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel1 ulBulletedSubs&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a152115&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;It's a single syntax that works in the browser and on the server. A lot of the built-in routines work in both place.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/24/152038.html?title=javascriptAndWhoMadeIt#a152115&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a152124&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;It's a vastly too-hard-to-learn language, but it's what we got. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/24/152038.html?title=javascriptAndWhoMadeIt#a152124&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a152145&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;If you were going to design one language that everything should be translated to, it would never be JavaScript, but once again, it's what we got. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/24/152038.html?title=javascriptAndWhoMadeIt#a152145&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a152156&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Every toolkit shows up as a package in the server runtime for JavaScript. It's the default platform. If you want to write software that integrates lots of back end services, JS is your best choice. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/24/152038.html?title=javascriptAndWhoMadeIt#a152156&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a152227&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;It was created by the immediate competitive need of Netscape's visionary, and a future venture capitalist, combined with the longevity of a standard syntax that has grown a lot especially in the last couple of years. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/24/152038.html?title=javascriptAndWhoMadeIt#a152227&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a152615&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;In most of the answers to &lt;i&gt;What Is It? &lt;/i&gt;you could summarize it by saying &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worse_is_better&quot;&gt;Worse Is Better&lt;/a&gt;. In every category, given a choice between elegance and simplicity, performance and ease of use, JavaScript picks the worst of the options. And since worse is better, that's good! That's why it wins. It doesn't worry about being better, does it work, if so, let's use it and go forward. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/24/152038.html?title=javascriptAndWhoMadeIt#a152615&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a153013&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Let's go back to the beginning when Marc Andreessen didn't (presumably) want Java to run away with the web. That's the position Java had, and they were pressuring Netscape to bundle it with the browser, and he didn't want to do it, but he had to have something to put in his place. Pretty sure that's why he asked Brendan Eich to write it,  the legendary &lt;a href=&quot;https://thenewstack.io/brendan-eich-on-creating-javascript-in-10-days-and-what-hed-do-differently-today/&quot;&gt;10-day project&lt;/a&gt;. So what was &lt;i&gt;that&lt;/i&gt; product? Maybe that should be the name? &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/24/152038.html?title=javascriptAndWhoMadeIt#a153013&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a153013&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Even though they weren't thinking of server-side language that JS would become, really JS is &lt;i&gt;the language of the web.&lt;/i&gt; That idea fits both the original vision and the current use. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/24/152038.html?title=javascriptAndWhoMadeIt#a153013&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a154456&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;But that's not really a product name: Language Of The Web. LOTW. Nah doesn't really live well in the mind. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/24/152038.html?title=javascriptAndWhoMadeIt#a154456&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a154527&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I would have just called it Netscape. It's so central to everything the company was doing, you could have said -- this is the reason we created the company. The web is the UI, and that's important, but the real power is the network behind it, and that network is defined by the language, and this here is the language. It would have given Java a run for the money, probably would have pushed it closer to Microsoft (that's a whole other story) but long term, it would have worked. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/24/152038.html?title=javascriptAndWhoMadeIt#a154527&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a154925&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;BTW all that's left of Netscape today is -- JavaScript.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/24/152038.html?title=javascriptAndWhoMadeIt#a154925&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a154706&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;They didn't do it then, but you could do it now and it would be cool and fun, historic, respectful and something people would talk about. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/24/152038.html?title=javascriptAndWhoMadeIt#a154706&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Thu, 25 Jun 2020 04:00:06 GMT</pubDate>
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			<title>Scripting News: Tuesday, June 23, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/23.html&quot;&gt;Tuesday, June 23, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/06/23/blackLab.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a170449&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/06/23/blackLab.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 had to drive today on the &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_State_Thruway&quot;&gt;New York State Thruway&lt;/a&gt;, south of Albany. It was a long enough drive that I had to stop to use the facilities. I dreaded going into the &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.waze.com/livemap/directions/united-states/new-york/new-baltimore/rest-area-i-87-mile-127-new-baltimore-service-area?place=w.187564456.1875579027.457925&amp;utm_expid=.K6QI8s_pTz6FfRdYRPpI3A.0&quot;&gt;rest stop&lt;/a&gt;. Happy to report that everyone, without exception, was wearing a mask. I had another thought, watching a woman walk her dog in the special area set aside for that. I thought geez if the dog can pee outside.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/23.html#a170449&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a171830&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I started reading &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_People%27s_History_of_the_United_States&quot;&gt;People's History of America&lt;/a&gt;. It was just what I was &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/davewiner/status/1275054640393007113&quot;&gt;looking for&lt;/a&gt;. After this, I want to read the equivalent book about the Jews in Europe. I have very little idea what that was about other than it was rough and didn't end well. ;-) &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/23.html#a171830&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a180232&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Trillions will be spent by the US government in coming months to keep the country from crumbling. Do we use the money for big change, or do we settle for symbolic victories with most of the money going to the 1%. PS: IMHO the protests are a good sign.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/23.html#a180232&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a205039&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/23/205039.html?title=onTrumpNewsNetwork&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;On Trump News Network&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/23/205039.html?title=onTrumpNewsNetwork&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-flNumberedSubs=&quot;true&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a205048&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Here's what's going on with Trump.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/23/205039.html?title=onTrumpNewsNetwork#a205048&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel1 ulNumberedSubs&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a205106&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;He asked his staff to cut down on the testing.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/23/205039.html?title=onTrumpNewsNetwork#a205106&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a205109&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;They said you crazy man, you fuck off. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/23/205039.html?title=onTrumpNewsNetwork#a205109&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a205126&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;He says publicly they cut down on testing.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/23/205039.html?title=onTrumpNewsNetwork#a205126&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a205129&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;He shows the staff who's boss.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/23/205039.html?title=onTrumpNewsNetwork#a205129&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a205159&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Jake Tapper just can't figure it out.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/23/205039.html?title=onTrumpNewsNetwork#a205159&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a205132&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Nothing changes with testing.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/23/205039.html?title=onTrumpNewsNetwork#a205132&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a115824&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/23/115824.html?title=anEzpassForNews&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;An EZ-Pass for news&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/23/115824.html?title=anEzpassForNews&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a115841&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I want an &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-ZPass&quot;&gt;E-Z Pass&lt;/a&gt; for news.   &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/23/115824.html?title=anEzpassForNews#a115841&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a191042&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Not micropayments. Tolls instead of paywalls. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/23/115824.html?title=anEzpassForNews#a191042&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;aNaNNaNNaN&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;If I don't have an E-Z Pass, no access. If I do, it's seamless.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/23/115824.html?title=anEzpassForNews#aNaNNaNNaN&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a115853&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Suppose one month I spend $84 to read stories on The Atlantic. They can make me an offer to subscribe. Look dude, you're wasting money. Let us help you.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/23/115824.html?title=anEzpassForNews#a115853&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a115922&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;That's a lot nicer than -- hey asshole you can't read this article unless you subscribe. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/23/115824.html?title=anEzpassForNews#a115922&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a115929&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;This is called marketing. A little romance with your sales pitch. 🌻&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/23/115824.html?title=anEzpassForNews#a115929&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a120144&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/23/120144.html?title=impeachTrumpOrYouDie&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;Impeach Trump, or you die&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/23/120144.html?title=impeachTrumpOrYouDie&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a113649&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;What Trump's depravity has done to America (so far) in &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/ianbremmer/status/1275387838813609984&quot;&gt;one graph&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/23/120144.html?title=impeachTrumpOrYouDie#a113649&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-inlineImage=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/06/23/twoPandemics.png&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;divInlineImage&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a113929&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;center&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgInline&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/06/23/twoPandemics.png&quot;&gt;&lt;/center&gt;Two different pandemics.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/23/120144.html?title=impeachTrumpOrYouDie#a113929&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Wed, 24 Jun 2020 04:00:05 GMT</pubDate>
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			<author>dave.winer@gmail.com (Dave Winer)</author>
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			<title>Scripting News: Monday, June 22, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/22.html&quot;&gt;Monday, June 22, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a173305&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://github.com/foreversd/forever-monitor/issues/190&quot;&gt;Braintrust query&lt;/a&gt;: I'm trying to catch the error in a Forever-managed app that caused it to restart. The error shows up when the app is run on its own. I want the same info when Forever is running it.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/22.html#a173305&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-urlvideo=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6OYSDYuvoA&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a124029&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Yesterday I &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/21.html#a161133&quot;&gt;linked&lt;/a&gt; to a Joni Mitchell song, &lt;a href=&quot;https://genius.com/Annie-ross-twisted-lyrics&quot;&gt;Twisted&lt;/a&gt; -- not knowing it was a cover for a &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6OYSDYuvoA&quot;&gt;song&lt;/a&gt; written by &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annie_Ross&quot;&gt;Annie Ross&lt;/a&gt;. A reader, &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/pirx2691&quot;&gt;Richie B&lt;/a&gt;, sent me a link, and I like &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6OYSDYuvoA&quot;&gt;this version&lt;/a&gt; even better. Very sweet, jazzy. &lt;span class=&quot;spOldSchoolEmoji&quot;&gt;💥&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/22.html#a124029&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a125137&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I asked a friend who’s Jewish, as am I, how he’d feel if a statue of Hitler was in the middle of his town. He said it’s different. It’s not. Imagine, after surviving the war, getting your freedom, the people you lived with, who controlled the town you live in, celebrated your enslavers. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/22.html#a125137&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a130549&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;The people who flirt with &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ku_Klux_Klan&quot;&gt;KKK&lt;/a&gt; tactics, use the intimidation of &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Crow_laws&quot;&gt;Jim Crow&lt;/a&gt;, we can’t cleanse their minds, but we can force them back into the shadows. Blacks are every bit as American as any of us. Stop worrying about the feelings of the evil people, start caring for their victims.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/22.html#a130549&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a125239&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;My friend &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/enochchoi?lang=en&quot;&gt;Enoch Choi&lt;/a&gt;, a brave doctor who risks his life to save people all over the world, reminds us that racist terms like Kung Flu, coming from the filthy mouth of our president, give permission to evil people among us to target Asian Americans. Unacceptable.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/22.html#a125239&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a125333&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Today is WWDC day, and announcements from Apple. My longtime friend &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/TheScottLove/status/1274898149161578504&quot;&gt;Scott Love&lt;/a&gt; says Apple should focus on the user experience. I say it's even more basic. What matters to me is how broken everything is. Every day it seems my flow is stopped because I have to find a way around something someone broke that broke something else. Stop deprecating, stop changing, let’s spend a decade fixing breakage.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/22.html#a125333&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a140220&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/22/140220.html?title=theNword&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;The N-word&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/22/140220.html?title=theNword&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a140223&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I watched a Dave Chappelle concert last night on Netflix. Great stuff. But. He says the N-word over and over. Even to talk about white people. It gets imprinted in your mind, that's just a fact. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/22/140220.html?title=theNword#a140223&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a140234&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Another example, after watching The Wire, my brain starts using the N-word all the time as my mind drifts. God forbid the word should ever come out of my actual mouth. Someday it will and I will get excoriated. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/22/140220.html?title=theNword#a140234&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a140241&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;So maybe our black bros (another word DC uses a lot) could take this into account and maybe not use it so much, at least when the audience has a lot of white people in it. Just sayin. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/22/140220.html?title=theNword#a140241&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a135312&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/22/135312.html?title=theWeightOfTheWorld&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;The weight of the world&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/22/135312.html?title=theWeightOfTheWorld&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a135325&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;This is how a president should look. With the weight of the world on his shoulders.  Finally, perhaps, it has dawned on him that he can't bluff his way out of this one. The virus doesn't intimidate. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/22/135312.html?title=theWeightOfTheWorld#a135325&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-inlineImage=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/06/22/trumpTired.png&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;divInlineImage&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a135047&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;center&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgInline&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/06/22/trumpTired.png&quot;&gt;&lt;/center&gt;This is how a president should look. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/22/135312.html?title=theWeightOfTheWorld#a135047&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Tue, 23 Jun 2020 04:00:04 GMT</pubDate>
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			<title>Scripting News: Sunday, June 21, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/21.html&quot;&gt;Sunday, June 21, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a191523&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I love fresh cherries. 🍒&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/21.html#a191523&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a224029&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Idea for the &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.who.int/&quot;&gt;WHO&lt;/a&gt;: sell individual memberships.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/21.html#a224029&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a014528&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;BTW, I never made software for iOS. I remember clearly when I decided not to. The day they announced the iPhone. I was expecting it to run Mac software. I had a great scripting environment for the Mac. I thought this is it, the perfect platform for me. Then I heard it was going to be nothing like the perfect platform for me. Now, 14 years later, give or take, the big story in tech is that it's an awful platform for developers. Y'all should just read &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/&quot;&gt;Scripting News&lt;/a&gt;. Save a lot of time. &lt;span class=&quot;spOldSchoolEmoji&quot;&gt;💥&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/21.html#a014528&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a012917&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Reboot journalism: Let the experts speak for themselves. Goodbye view from nowhere. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/21.html#a012917&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a113512&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Big story: The whole thing, politics, business, health care, journalism, a self-perpetuating mess that’s collapsing.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/21.html#a113512&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a013647&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;If you want to feel good, watch a &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Chappelle&quot;&gt;Dave Chappelle&lt;/a&gt; concert, or &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_Making_Sense&quot;&gt;Stop Making Sense&lt;/a&gt;. They both totally rock, in different ways. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/21.html#a013647&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;tweet&quot; data-tweetId=&quot;1274668784222167040&quot; data-tweetUserName=&quot;davewiner&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a114135&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;The only reason we’re not in a declared war with Russia is the treason that put Trump in office. What Russia did certainly was an act of war.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/21.html#a114135&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-urltweet=&quot;https://twitter.com/ProjectLincoln/status/1274748265376907265&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a170126&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/ProjectLincoln/status/1274748265376907265&quot;&gt;This&lt;/a&gt;. This is how you do political advertising. You are watching history here folks. Pay attention. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/21.html#a170126&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/05/02/lbj.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a174735&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/05/02/lbj.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;A bug in journalism is that it tries to put people in boxes. Your ideas only have value if you have credentials to back them up. This method makes reporters easily replaced by algorithms, and keeps us from hearing the most interesting  even eclectic idea stimulating ideas. Of course no one in journalism will hear this because heh I lack the proper credentials. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/21.html#a174735&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a113606&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Season 3 of &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westworld_(TV_series)&quot;&gt;Westworld&lt;/a&gt; sucked.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/21.html#a113606&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a190303&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Observation: The US, not just Trump, wants to be distracted from the terror of the virus.   Fact: We're so crazy we actually create events to help it spread faster. Action required: Pay more attention to the WHO and less to the antics of the US government.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/21.html#a190303&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a165111&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;The &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.who.int/&quot;&gt;WHO&lt;/a&gt; had &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2020/jun/20/the-pandemic-is-accelerating-who-warns-of-dangerous-coronavirus-phase-video&quot;&gt;something to say&lt;/a&gt; that we all must hear, but they didn't get much coverage. We were all too busy focusing on Trump's shenanigans, as always. There should be a daily briefing with Dr Fauci, broadcast on all channels, treated as news, I don't care if he has to quit the government to do it. The WHO message is this -- the virus is spinning up to a new level, and it's going to cost us hugely to get it to quiet back down. This has to be said clearly and repeatedly with authority. In America the only one who can do that is Fauci. Without Trump, obviously. Maybe Wolf Blitzer, who clearly has a rapport with Fauci should take a leave from CNN to be his partner in this. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/21.html#a165111&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/06/21/30rockcast.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a162036&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/06/21/30rockcast.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;Before yesterday's rally in Tulsa, &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/21/21298169/kpop-fans-tiktok-tickets-trump-tulsa-rally-empty-seats&quot;&gt;TikTok Teens and K-pop fans&lt;/a&gt; organized to spam the registration page. So they had 800K signups, with room for only 19K fans. Only 4 million live in &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oklahoma&quot;&gt;Oklahoma&lt;/a&gt;. So the numbers were fishy. Even so the Trump campaign hyped them. They seem to have &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/06/20/trump-overflow-crowd-speech-phillip-sot-nr-vpx.cnn&quot;&gt;believed&lt;/a&gt; them. They must've wanted to. Ethan Zuckerman &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/EthanZ/status/1274685979182485505&quot;&gt;says&lt;/a&gt; it was activism, it was, and it's surprising how well it worked. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/21.html#a162036&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-urlvideo=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iisYw0epV_Q&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a161133&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iisYw0epV_Q&quot;&gt;I can't get this song out of my head&lt;/a&gt;. &quot;What's so strange when you know that you're a wizard at three? I knew that this was meant to be.&quot;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/21.html#a161133&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a164334&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/21/164334.html?title=fathersDay&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;Father's Day&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/21/164334.html?title=fathersDay&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a164240&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;My dad, probably around my age now, in Switzerland, having a snack of coffee and pie. My parents went hiking there every summer. They did a lot of traveling earlier in life, all over the world, but in the last couple of decades it was all about Switzerland. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/21/164334.html?title=fathersDay#a164240&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-inlineImage=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/06/21/leonWinerSwitzerland.png&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;divInlineImage&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a164358&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;center&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgInline&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/06/21/leonWinerSwitzerland.png&quot;&gt;&lt;/center&gt;Professor Leon Winer, in his happy place. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/21/164334.html?title=fathersDay#a164358&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Mon, 22 Jun 2020 04:00:03 GMT</pubDate>
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			<author>dave.winer@gmail.com (Dave Winer)</author>
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			<title>Scripting News: Saturday, June 20, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/20.html&quot;&gt;Saturday, June 20, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a145939&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;You don't learn the most from your parents until they leave you.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/20.html#a145939&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a145948&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;There ought to be an amendment. As soon as an incumbent president &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/19/nyregion/us-attorney-manhattan-trump.html&quot;&gt;tries to fire&lt;/a&gt; a US Attorney investigating him, he leaves office, and is automatically indicted for obstruction of justice. No bail. It's an admission of guilt, like taking the &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution&quot;&gt;fifth&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/20.html#a145948&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a150740&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I went to &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.realtor.com/local/schools/ps-32-state-street_0751458921&quot;&gt;grade school&lt;/a&gt; in Queens, not far from where Trump grew up. There were bullies in sixth grade who were more sophisticated and mature than our president. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/20.html#a150740&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a152639&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;On GitHub, &lt;a href=&quot;https://github.com/manton/JSONFeed/issues/6#issuecomment-647008288&quot;&gt;Sergey Ponomarev&lt;/a&gt; explains why he thinks JSON Feed was a bad idea. I wrote similar pieces in &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2019/11/04/164251.html&quot;&gt;2019&lt;/a&gt; and &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2017/05/21/reEvanWilliamsAndJsonFeed.html&quot;&gt;2017&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/20.html#a152639&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Sun, 21 Jun 2020 04:00:03 GMT</pubDate>
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			<author>dave.winer@gmail.com (Dave Winer)</author>
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			<title>Scripting News: Friday, June 19, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/19.html&quot;&gt;Friday, June 19, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a170853&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;The episode on &lt;a href=&quot;https://radioopensource.org/reviving-reconstruction/&quot;&gt;Reconstruction&lt;/a&gt; of Radio Open Source is a must-listen, esp the interview with &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimberl%C3%A9_Williams_Crenshaw&quot;&gt;Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw&lt;/a&gt;. I got goosebumps listening to her, and at the end I was fistbumping &lt;i&gt;YES&lt;/i&gt; out loud on my bike ride. We are close to breaking through. The pandemic presents a huge opportunity for change that must not be wasted. Working together is required. I say something she didn't, white people will never know what it's like to be black, but we can work together, we must, we will. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/19.html#a170853&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-enclosure=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/19/toOmReDropbox.m4a&quot; data-enclosureType=&quot;audio/mpeg&quot; data-enclosureLength=&quot;6845042&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a144451&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I started to record a &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/19/toOmReDropbox.m4a&quot;&gt;voicemail&lt;/a&gt; to &lt;a href=&quot;https://om.co/&quot;&gt;Om&lt;/a&gt; about his &lt;a href=&quot;https://om.co/2020/06/18/dropbox-is-a-total-mess/&quot;&gt;recent piece&lt;/a&gt; about Dropbox (it's short, you should read it before listening) but I kept going on, so I decided to make it a &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/19/toOmReDropbox.m4a&quot;&gt;podcast&lt;/a&gt;. 13 minutes. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/19.html#a144451&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/06/19/cuomoPodcast.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a155928&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/06/19/cuomoPodcast.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;Today was the last Cuomo briefing, and the end of the &lt;a href=&quot;http://this.how/cuomo/&quot;&gt;Cuomo podcast&lt;/a&gt;. Thanks to &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.linkedin.com/in/rbrianbluestein/&quot;&gt;Richard Bluestein&lt;/a&gt; for doing the audio. Learned a lot from it, and also got to listen to some good leadership. I wonder who's going to fill the void. I hope the Democrats see there's a vacuum, maybe they could get &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Fauci&quot;&gt;Dr Fauci&lt;/a&gt; to do something like what the Governor was doing. Or a former head of the CDC? We need a trusted source of advice and scientific info to keep going. Not just in New York, but around the country, and elsewhere. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/19.html#a155928&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a125956&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/19/125956.html?title=ourBloggerinchief&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;Our blogger-in-chief&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/19/125956.html?title=ourBloggerinchief&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a124733&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Many many years ago I predicted that the US House would be filled with bloggers. I didn't dare predict that the president would be one. I thought it would be a good thing. Little did I know then..&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/19/125956.html?title=ourBloggerinchief#a124733&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-inlineImage=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/06/19/bloggerInChief.png&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;divInlineImage&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a124738&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;center&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgInline&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/06/19/bloggerInChief.png&quot;&gt;&lt;/center&gt;America's blogger-in-chief. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/19/125956.html?title=ourBloggerinchief#a124738&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a125917&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/19/125917.html?title=theRevolutionWillNotBeTelevised&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;The revolution will not be televised&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/19/125917.html?title=theRevolutionWillNotBeTelevised&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a125223&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I was very much active in politics when &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gil_Scott-Heron&quot;&gt;Gil Scott-Heron's&lt;/a&gt; 1971 &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnJFhuOWgXg&quot;&gt;song&lt;/a&gt;, &lt;i&gt;The revolution will not be televised,&lt;/i&gt; was a hit. I just saw &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/ToriNicksWho/status/1271581194602180608&quot;&gt;this video&lt;/a&gt; where he explains the idea behind it.  Back then I liked the song, but it was scary. Maybe that's why I liked it. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/19/125917.html?title=theRevolutionWillNotBeTelevised#a125223&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a130733&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;The idea of blacks leading a revolution, when the images on TV were of violence and looting, was fear-inspiring. The &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Panther_Party&quot;&gt;Black Panthers&lt;/a&gt; were fear-inspiring. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/19/125917.html?title=theRevolutionWillNotBeTelevised#a130733&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-inlineImage=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/06/19/blackPanthers.png&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;divInlineImage&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a130925&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;center&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgInline&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/06/19/blackPanthers.png&quot;&gt;&lt;/center&gt;This is the kind of &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.google.com/search?q=black+panthers&amp;safe=off&amp;rlz=1C5CHFA_enUS743US747&amp;sxsrf=ALeKk03mZAaIwlnwjCIpODhnxfEyskr7aQ:1592572085234&amp;source=lnms&amp;tbm=isch&amp;sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwihjK2r-Y3qAhUkSN8KHem2DGUQ_AUoAnoECBwQBA&amp;cshid=1592572121919779&amp;biw=1489&amp;bih=1165#imgrc=oT8EPDvkkW4OiM&quot;&gt;image&lt;/a&gt; that went with the song, for me. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/19/125917.html?title=theRevolutionWillNotBeTelevised#a130925&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a130434&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Look, there's no absolute truth to any of this, only points of view. It was much later in life that I came to see that blacks can be hippies. When I was young as far as I knew only white people smoked pot. Did I ever see a black person smile? Not that I recall. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/19/125917.html?title=theRevolutionWillNotBeTelevised#a130434&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a130513&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I remember in 1980 on a beach in Jamaica, the only white person, and feeling really scared. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/19/125917.html?title=theRevolutionWillNotBeTelevised#a130513&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a130508&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;We've come quite a ways. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/19/125917.html?title=theRevolutionWillNotBeTelevised#a130508&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a131825&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I wish I had seen &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/ToriNicksWho/status/1271581194602180608&quot;&gt;this video&lt;/a&gt; a long time ago. Gil Scott-Heron is a friendly artistic dude. I didn't get that way back when. Listening to it many years later, I realize now the song probably wasn't intended for me, a 16-year-old white kid. But it reached people like me, and influenced our thinking, the way we felt about blacks and revolution. But it's not 1971, and it seems we've learned how to listen to each other better. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/19/125917.html?title=theRevolutionWillNotBeTelevised#a131825&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Sat, 20 Jun 2020 04:00:02 GMT</pubDate>
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			<author>dave.winer@gmail.com (Dave Winer)</author>
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			<title>Scripting News: Thursday, June 18, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/18.html&quot;&gt;Thursday, June 18, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/06/18/whoMasksAreFor.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a183306&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/06/18/whoMasksAreFor.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 crazy. If everyone in America wore a mask, within a few weeks there would be no more new infections. We can't get that simple idea through the skulls of people who are entranced by the orange blob tweeting from the sub-basement of the White House.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/18.html#a183306&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a133909&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I tried the new Twitter &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/davewiner/status/1273600373777928193&quot;&gt;voice tweet&lt;/a&gt; feature. 140 seconds. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/18.html#a133909&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a134402&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;With Twitter's new voice tweet feature, i'd like a very simple way to post a voice message to an RSS feed. I can help with this. I have lots of working code for dealing with feeds, as you might imagine. Let's make podcasts super easy for the people.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/18.html#a134402&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a141711&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/18/141711.html?title=simplerServersideJavascript&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;Simpler server-side JavaScript&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/18/141711.html?title=simplerServersideJavascript&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a142302&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Yesterday I posted here and on Twitter this idea:&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/18/141711.html?title=simplerServersideJavascript#a142302&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel1&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a010018&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;i&gt;I’d like to do a new server-side JavaScript environment that’s compatible with &lt;a href=&quot;https://nodejs.org/&quot;&gt;Node&lt;/a&gt;, ie runs Node apps, no breakage, but it also eliminates the need for &lt;a href=&quot;http://callbackhell.com/&quot;&gt;callbacks&lt;/a&gt;, &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/14/144017.html?title=javascriptPromisesVsCallbacks&quot;&gt;promises&lt;/a&gt; or async/await. I believe it’s technically possible.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/18/141711.html?title=simplerServersideJavascript#a010018&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a142410&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;A friend suggested using &lt;a href=&quot;https://babeljs.io/&quot;&gt;Babel&lt;/a&gt; to prototype this. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/18/141711.html?title=simplerServersideJavascript#a142410&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel1&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a142422&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;i&gt;I could imagine a modifier keyword on a function that means this function is internally going to do async things and calls to it should block until until it completes. That could be translated by a Babel plugin into somewhat that internally uses promises queuing to make callers wait for completion.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/18/141711.html?title=simplerServersideJavascript#a142422&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a142534&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;This is the way to start. I wonder if anyone reading this has the expertise in Babel to make this work. I've started a &lt;a href=&quot;https://github.com/scripting/Scripting-News/issues/178&quot;&gt;thread&lt;/a&gt; over in the repo to discuss.  &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/18/141711.html?title=simplerServersideJavascript#a142534&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a145001&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I will write up some code to demonstrate what the Babel plug-in will do, hopefully later today. Stay tuned. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/18/141711.html?title=simplerServersideJavascript#a145001&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a145659&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;b&gt;Why try to simplify?&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/18/141711.html?title=simplerServersideJavascript#a145659&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a142612&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I was asked on Twitter why I want this. There are all kinds of overhead, time, space, and intellectual. I program in a high level language instead of machine language because there's less intellectual overhead. It would save both time and space to use machine language. But I'm saving complexity by programming in a &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-level_programming_language&quot;&gt;HLL&lt;/a&gt;, and that means I can build more complex and useful software. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/18/141711.html?title=simplerServersideJavascript#a142612&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a142828&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Why not just use promises, they're easy my correspondent asks. I say it's easier to not have to program something than use something that makes it easier to program. That's the philosophy of factoring. However the JavaScript I envision would be backward compatible with EC6. It would run any code that runs in Node. But it would also be able to process asynchronous functions with syntax that's as simple for a programmer as calling a synchronous function. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/18/141711.html?title=simplerServersideJavascript#a142828&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a145827&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I don't think there's any question that callbacks are something we'd like to simplify. &lt;i&gt;I'm saying it's possible to simplify callbacks by removing the need to use them for simple asynchronous I/O operations, yet give up none of the efficiency. &lt;/i&gt;Most other languages do it, so can JavaScript. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/18/141711.html?title=simplerServersideJavascript#a145827&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a141909&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;There's another reasons, transparency in APIs. For example, I might want to prototype a function by storing its data in memory, but at a later time may decide to store it on disk or on the net. I want to keep the interface unchanged, but with today's JavaScript you can't, you have to go to callbacks/promises/etc.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/18/141711.html?title=simplerServersideJavascript#a141909&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a142015&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;In general, the philosophy of factoring says you take a problem that you're solving over and over, and create a library of functions that do it, and call them instead of replicating the code. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/18/141711.html?title=simplerServersideJavascript#a142015&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a124641&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/18/124641.html?title=myTwoCentsAboutHey&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;My two cents about Hey&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/18/124641.html?title=myTwoCentsAboutHey&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a124650&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;In an email to &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/gruber&quot;&gt;John Gruber&lt;/a&gt; --&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/18/124641.html?title=myTwoCentsAboutHey#a124650&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-flNumberedSubs=&quot;true&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a124658&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;John -- A few things bother me about Hey.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/18/124641.html?title=myTwoCentsAboutHey#a124658&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel1 ulNumberedSubs&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a124705&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;They're doing what they say they don't like about Apple. If I want to make a product for their platform, something that does something different with their email, I can't even pay them 30% of revenue. I'm locked out. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/18/124641.html?title=myTwoCentsAboutHey#a124705&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a124725&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Email already means something, and having choice in clients is part of that. So maybe they shouldn't call it email, that might alleviate my concern.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/18/124641.html?title=myTwoCentsAboutHey#a124725&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a124729&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;It's another Twitter. Five years from now people will get it. They're in a silo and there's no way out and no one can offer the features they offer without cloning the whole thing, which is kind of pointless, because the people you want to reach are still over there.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/18/124641.html?title=myTwoCentsAboutHey#a124729&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a124706&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;This will definitely be a blog post. ;-)&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/18/124641.html?title=myTwoCentsAboutHey#a124706&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a130623&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Also is there a non-hyped list of new features that aren't present in email? Not a marketing list.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/18/124641.html?title=myTwoCentsAboutHey#a130623&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a124739&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Dave&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/18/124641.html?title=myTwoCentsAboutHey#a124739&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a152404&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/davewiner/status/1273263575067492354&quot;&gt;PS&lt;/a&gt;: It's okay as far as I'm concerned to invent a new email protocol, and even have it be closed, but if others can't implement it, then we should know that.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/18/124641.html?title=myTwoCentsAboutHey#a152404&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/06/18/orangeCrush.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a183726&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/06/18/orangeCrush.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;PPS: I did create a new Hey account, I'm davew. I like it, but hey what I actually want a really simple scripting interface so I could write my own rules without having to try to figure out how the user interfaces for rules work in Gmail or Hey or Ha or Hmm or Heh or Who or Whatever. Silly thing is I had exactly that a long time ago with &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eudora_(email_client)&quot;&gt;Eudora&lt;/a&gt; and Frontier and it worked exactly as well as you would think. I did all kinds of interesting web content apps with it. Email is a nice interface for web work. I bet you didn't know that. &lt;span class=&quot;spOldSchoolEmoji&quot;&gt;💥&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/18/124641.html?title=myTwoCentsAboutHey#a183726&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Fri, 19 Jun 2020 04:00:01 GMT</pubDate>
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			<title>Scripting News: Wednesday, June 17, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/17.html&quot;&gt;Wednesday, June 17, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-urlvideo=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuAHz4i3_x8&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a215604&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuAHz4i3_x8&quot;&gt;The next Lincoln project ad&lt;/a&gt;. China and Trump. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/17.html#a215604&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a010034&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Black neighborhoods must get the same service as white neighborhoods. Very simple.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/17.html#a010034&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-image=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/06/17/mlkButton.png&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a135516&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgRightMargin&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/06/17/mlkButton.png&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 25px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 15px;&quot;&gt;White people are never going to understand what it's like to be black. But we can listen, &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/liveblog/users/davewiner/2016/01/17/0880.html&quot;&gt;empathize&lt;/a&gt;, and try to do what they ask us to do to help. That would be success imho. Last night &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ari_Melber&quot;&gt;Ari Melber&lt;/a&gt; asked a panel what victory looks like. It's a good idea for everyone to ask and answer that question. Let's find common goals and work together to achieve them. You have to figure out what needs to change to make America safe for blacks. We can help. One of the big lessons of the &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/23/podcasts/1619-podcast.html&quot;&gt;1619 podcast&lt;/a&gt; was that the struggles of blacks for equality gave us all greater guarantees. This will happen again and again. But we must not waste the opportunity.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/17.html#a135516&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a010018&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I’d like to do a new server-side JavaScript environment that’s compatible with &lt;a href=&quot;https://nodejs.org/&quot;&gt;Node&lt;/a&gt;, ie runs Node apps, no breakage, but it also eliminates the need for &lt;a href=&quot;http://callbackhell.com/&quot;&gt;callbacks&lt;/a&gt;, &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/14/144017.html?title=javascriptPromisesVsCallbacks&quot;&gt;promises&lt;/a&gt; or async/await. I believe it’s technically possible.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/17.html#a010018&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a154800&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/17/154800.html?title=aNewKindOfBot&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;A new kind of bot?&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/17/154800.html?title=aNewKindOfBot&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a154808&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;It'd be interesting if there was an AI bot that rated people on the basis of whether they could change their mind. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/17/154800.html?title=aNewKindOfBot#a154808&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a215756&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;People could compete on that basis. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/17/154800.html?title=aNewKindOfBot#a215756&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;aNaNNaNNaN&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;At least we would learn how to imitate actual discourse.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/17/154800.html?title=aNewKindOfBot#aNaNNaNNaN&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a215732&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Good intentions might rub off. &lt;span class=&quot;spOldSchoolEmoji&quot;&gt;💥&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/17/154800.html?title=aNewKindOfBot#a215732&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a131309&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/17/131309.html?title=smellsAsATimeMachine&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;Smells as a time machine&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/17/131309.html?title=smellsAsATimeMachine&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a131314&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Smells are an incredible thing, a time machine, when you get a whiff of something from long ago, it reaches deep into your emotional memory and you experience the feelings from long ago, most deeply felt are the feelings of childhood and the people who raised me.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/17/131309.html?title=smellsAsATimeMachine#a131314&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a131358&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;For example, when I moved to NYC from California in 2010, when I went for a walk in the morning in Central Park, I'd get the smell of the woods and the morning dew, mixed with salt air of the ocean. It took me back to my &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.google.com/maps/@40.5735409,-73.8634283,3a,75y,52.24h,89.64t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sH90kfd-HjSqxwYfJBxsdGQ!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo3.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DH90kfd-HjSqxwYfJBxsdGQ%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D44.51749%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i16384!8i8192&quot;&gt;grandmother's house&lt;/a&gt; in Rockaway. She's long gone, the house isn't ours anymore, but the memory sure is.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/17/131309.html?title=smellsAsATimeMachine#a131358&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a131453&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Morning smells here in the Catskills, where I live now, take me back to &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.google.com/maps/place/Copake,+NY+12516/@42.1092826,-73.5762083,14z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89dd867b736b3061:0x1ec908b2690186d1!8m2!3d42.1034549!4d-73.5499249&quot;&gt;summer camp&lt;/a&gt;. The rituals. &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taps&quot;&gt;Taps&lt;/a&gt; at bedtime, &lt;a href=&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reveille&quot;&gt;reveille&lt;/a&gt; to wake us in the morning. The food they served that my mother never did. Butter on bread. What a revelation. We didn't eat butter at home. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/17/131309.html?title=smellsAsATimeMachine#a131453&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a131721&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Playing softball every day. Swimming. Canoeing. And most deep gratitude for the weekly care package from mom with home baked cookies and stories from home. I'm sure she put as much care into the packages as I did in savoring them. Until I experienced the summer smell of camp, here and now, at age 65, mom gone, I never recalled those packages. If I had I would have never doubted our bond. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/17/131309.html?title=smellsAsATimeMachine#a131721&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a155108&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/17/155108.html?title=wellCarpeSomeDiems&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;We'll carpe some diems&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/17/155108.html?title=wellCarpeSomeDiems&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a150712&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Yesterday I read a post from my friend &lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/annamasera&quot;&gt;Anna Masera&lt;/a&gt; in Italy who was going out to eat at a real restaurant. Not outdoor seating. Inside. Then I realized how great it's going to be to re-experience all the things we took for granted just a few months ago. If we survive this it'll have been worth it from that standpoint.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/17/155108.html?title=wellCarpeSomeDiems#a150712&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-inlineImage=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/06/17/carpeThoseDieums.png&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;divInlineImage&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a150823&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;center&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgInline&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/06/17/carpeThoseDieums.png&quot;&gt;&lt;/center&gt;We're going to have some fun, yes we will. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/17/155108.html?title=wellCarpeSomeDiems#a150823&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
			<pubDate>Thu, 18 Jun 2020 04:00:40 GMT</pubDate>
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			<author>dave.winer@gmail.com (Dave Winer)</author>
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			<title>Scripting News: Tuesday, June 16, 2020</title>
			<description>&lt;div class=&quot;divDayTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/16.html&quot;&gt;Tuesday, June 16, 2020&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a144925&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I heard that &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.protocol.com/hey-email&quot;&gt;Hey&lt;/a&gt; doesn't support standard email protocols and is not file format compatible with GMail. Is this true? What is their protocol like? How do you get your data out if you decide to switch? Can you? &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/16.html#a144925&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a220326&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I'm thinking of providing free email too. No code written yet, but I do have the &lt;a href=&quot;http://heh.email/&quot;&gt;domain&lt;/a&gt; reserved. &lt;i&gt;Heh.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/16.html#a220326&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot; data-urltweet=&quot;https://twitter.com/ProjectLincoln/status/1272884472459997185&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a133450&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/ProjectLincoln/status/1272884472459997185&quot;&gt;The Lincoln Project&lt;/a&gt; is going to win the Pulitzer for campaign snark. I want to know is that really Sir David Attenborough? &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/16.html#a133450&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a141638&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Every once in a while, Siri in my back pocket says &quot;Sorry I couldn't hear what you said.&quot; I didn't say anything. Or my Alexa says it doesn't recognize my voice, would I like to register. It was Andrew Cuomo talking in a YouTube video. Little unforseen consequences. It's like being in an episode of Westworld. I'm sure it's already happened that the two have had conversations, being confused about what the other said. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/16.html#a141638&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a141944&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;In the piece below I mention the two local papers in Madison in the 70s. I remember their names as the Crap Times and the Wisconsin State-Urinal. One of my roommates put that in my head.  &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/16.html#a141944&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a143308&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I'd love to get a picture of Neil Katyal's study as he appeared yesterday on Ari Melber. It looks like the room of someone who spends all his time online and in his mind. I recognize it, I've existed in such a space as long as it's been possible. Also the interview with Fauci with Wolf Blitzer on Sunday which by luck I watched live. They've known each other a long time, clearly are friends. Blitzer asked him a personal question, Fauci answered. He said he spends all his time writing emails. He puts so much in, and he must have so much frustration, given how badly we're doing, and how he's prevented from speaking. I keep wondering if we, online media tech makers, couldn't do more to help him communicate, given the limits of TV.&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/16.html#a143308&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divSingularItem&quot; data-type=&quot;outline&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a143756&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I was a paper boy as a kid. I had a route. I delivered &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.loc.gov/item/sn84031844/&quot;&gt;Long Island Star-Journals&lt;/a&gt; to neighbors in Flushing on my bike. I was emulating the net. &lt;i&gt;Very&lt;/i&gt; slowly. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/16.html#a143756&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitledItem&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;div class=&quot;divTitle&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a133627&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/16/133627.html?title=newsHasBeenUnbundled&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spTitleLink&quot;&gt;News has been unbundled&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/16/133627.html?title=newsHasBeenUnbundled&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;&lt;ul class=&quot;ulLevel0&quot;&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a133632&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;When I was a grad student, I'd grab a copy of the &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.chicagotribune.com/&quot;&gt;Chicago Tribune&lt;/a&gt;, &lt;a href=&quot;https://madison.com/ct/&quot;&gt;Capitol Times&lt;/a&gt; or &lt;a href=&quot;https://madison.com/wsj/&quot;&gt;Wisconsin State-Journal&lt;/a&gt; and hang out at the &lt;a href=&quot;https://union.wisc.edu/visit/terrace-at-the-memorial-union/&quot;&gt;Memorial Union&lt;/a&gt; and catch up on the news, do the crossword or read the cartoons. The good old days in the 1970s. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/16/133627.html?title=newsHasBeenUnbundled#a133632&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a140913&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Today, I'd still want to hang out at the Union but I'd get out my laptop or iPad and read the news via Twitter and my &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/river/&quot;&gt;RSS river&lt;/a&gt;. Key difference: Today  no single publication delivers the full news experience. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/16/133627.html?title=newsHasBeenUnbundled#a140913&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-inlineImage=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/06/16/terrace.png&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;divInlineImage&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a195525&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;center&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgInline&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/06/16/terrace.png&quot;&gt;&lt;/center&gt;The Union &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g60859-d4480969-Reviews-Memorial_Union_Terrace-Madison_Wisconsin.html&quot;&gt;terrace&lt;/a&gt; is where people meet in Madison. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/16/133627.html?title=newsHasBeenUnbundled#a195525&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a133920&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Looking back, they could have seen this happening, and done more to bind themselves to Twitter or RSS, or even produced their own hybrid and add their expertise as users of news. And if they had let it evolve it might have been, by now, a fantastic news reading and interacting experience, far better than what we use today. They didn't so this is where it's at now, an unbundled, à la carte reading experience. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/16/133627.html?title=newsHasBeenUnbundled#a133920&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a134019&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;But today the news industry is still set up as a business as if I'm going to get my news the way I did in the 70s. And how are they going to convince me to do this? A paywall. The price for reading the article that's caught my eye is to give them my credit card and the right to charge me $10 per month for perpetuity. No. The answer is no. Always no. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/16/133627.html?title=newsHasBeenUnbundled#a134019&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a141402&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I wonder how many subscriptions the CEO of the Atlantic and Mother Jones have bought this way? &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/16/133627.html?title=newsHasBeenUnbundled#a141402&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a135438&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I'd like to see a bar graph with online subscription revenue for the top 15 pubs. I imagine it looks something like this. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/16/133627.html?title=newsHasBeenUnbundled#a135438&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li data-inlineImage=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/06/16/bargraph.png&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;divInlineImage&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a140759&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;center&gt;&lt;img class=&quot;imgInline&quot; src=&quot;http://scripting.com/images/2020/06/16/bargraph.png&quot;&gt;&lt;/center&gt;Imaginary subscription revenue for top 15 pubs. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/16/133627.html?title=newsHasBeenUnbundled#a140759&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a134117&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;If you're a person who thinks about business models of news, ask yourself, how many subscriptions can one reader afford? Feel good about? Feel like they aren't being ripped off by? For me the answers to the three questions are: 3, 0 and 0. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/16/133627.html?title=newsHasBeenUnbundled#a134117&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a142330&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I'm paying about $30 per month for this, and am not happy about it. In contrast I pay &lt;i&gt;$200&lt;/i&gt; per month for TV. And I'm ready to spend more. But, get this, I spend a lot more time every day reading on the net. And I know the news orgs don't think very much of us readers, but I'm not reading crap, I'm learning, getting information about a lot of local stuff (despite the belief there is no local news, there is). And I can afford to pay much more than I am, I'm just waiting for some part of the news industry to wake up and realize it's not the 1970s anymore. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/16/133627.html?title=newsHasBeenUnbundled#a142330&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a135655&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Another thing I spend a lot more money on that might be closer to news is political campaigns. As Election Day approaches, I'm giving out $100 gifts to candidates to help save the world, the same way I would like to throw money at news orgs who help to &lt;a href=&quot;https://duckduckgo.com/?q=site%3Ascripting.com+%22save+my+life%22&amp;t=h_&amp;ia=web&quot;&gt;save my life&lt;/a&gt;. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/16/133627.html?title=newsHasBeenUnbundled#a135655&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a142502&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Subscriptions? I don't think so. I don't commit to vote for the governor or mayor beyond the next election. It sounds stupid to even put it that way. I'm sure the politicians would like that. And there are good arguments for it. But we get to choose again and again. And that's how I like it. It keeps them interested in communicating with me, maybe even slightly, to listen. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/16/133627.html?title=newsHasBeenUnbundled#a142502&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a135839&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I've read so many stories about how news orgs feel about their role, maybe it's time for the news orgs to try to find out how their readers see their roles? Basic business. Know the people who pay your bills and do things that delight them. Not much of that going on with news. Too much talking to be heard by other news people. I visualize it as two barbers passing the time cutting each others hair. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/16/133627.html?title=newsHasBeenUnbundled#a135839&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a134509&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;BTW, I &lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/05/29.html#a135626&quot;&gt;wrote&lt;/a&gt; about the news experience I want back in May.  &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/16/133627.html?title=newsHasBeenUnbundled#a134509&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;li&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;a134720&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Thanks for listening. &lt;span class=&quot;spPermaLink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://scripting.com/2020/06/16/133627.html?title=newsHasBeenUnbundled#a134720&quot; title=&quot;Direct link to this item.&quot;&gt;#&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&#10;&lt;/ul&gt;&#10;&#10;&lt;/div&gt;&#10;</description>
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			<author>dave.winer@gmail.com (Dave Winer)</author>
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