Drummer blogging is now restored on the new system. Things had to move around, of course, because of HTTPS. And the addresses of the blogs have changed too. Sorry, but we did a big migration there, you can see the role identity plays in online work. We were depending on a private company that became wobbly, so that's what caused the breakage. The foundations we build on on the 2023 web basically suck. Sorry I wish it weren't so.#
Even if a national divorce were possible constitutionally, it would leave minorities in the new Confederacy subject to all the abuses of fascist dictatorships like slavery and genocide. The United States guarantees rights to all, not just white Christians.#
I never ask personal friends to subscribe to my nightly email. I also never look to see who's subscribed. Not a guarantee I never will, but in practice, I don't want to know who's tuned in and who isn't. I don't ask personal friends to subscribe because they might choose not to, and that's not something I want to try to parse. Everyone's free to do as they want, and to not know what the choice was, unless the other party wants to make it known. Complicated? Yes, and still evolving. #
BTW, I've been meaning to ask if there's anyone from Automattic who is a regular reader? There's an interesting project being contemplated, and if you're in this loop you might be able to help. Contact me via email (on the About page). #
Last update: Wednesday February 22, 2023; 8:27 PM EST.
You know those obnoxious sites that pop up dialogs when they think you're about to leave, asking you to subscribe to their email newsletter? Well that won't do for Scripting News readers who are a discerning lot, very loyal, but that wouldn't last long if I did rude stuff like that. So here I am at the bottom of the page quietly encouraging you to sign up for the nightly email. It's got everything from the previous day on Scripting, plus the contents of the linkblog and who knows what else we'll get in there. People really love it. I wish I had done it sooner. And every email has an unsub link so if you want to get out, you can, easily -- no questions asked, and no follow-ups. Go ahead and do it, you won't be sorry! :-)