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Breaking news: Facebook remains terrible.

Meteorologist Kevin Selle, who recently terminated his Facebook account, put it best on WeatherBrains recently: “Facebook has us by the balls of our friends and family.”

And boy do they know it.

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“Outwork”

Jason Fried in Signal v. Noise:

Hours are never the differentiator–it’s never about working more hours than someone else. It’s about the decisions you make. How you spend your time, what you do and don’t do. Especially what you don’t do.

Jason Fried and the Basecamp crew have a way of speaking to me at just the right time.

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Hyper 1.0.0

Hyper: HTML/CSS/JS (React)-based terminal emulator

Hyper seems interesting: it’s an Electron and React-based terminal emulator. It’s totally open source, totally powered by JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.

It’s going to take a whole hell of a lot to pry me away from my meticulously-crafted iTerm2 setup, but this is at least worth experimenting with if only for the easy extensibility using the technologies I’m immersed in every day. It is fascinating just how good JS/HTML/CSS apps are getting.

The only downside: It doesn’t run on Windows 95. Going to have to settle for this instead…

HyperTerminal. Decidedly not written in JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.
HyperTerminal. Decidedly not written in JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.

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When Teen Vogue is explaining Trump better than NYT…

Teen Vogue: Donald Trump is Gaslighting America

This is a must-read, teen or otherwise.

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More like the Glenns, please.

Great Annie Glenn story in the Washington Post yesterday. America is richer to have had John and Annie Glenn.

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A running search of people still crossposting their Facebook end-of-year video to Twitter

C’mon man.

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Movable Type Lives

Six Colors, Jason Snell’s (formerly of Macworld) new site, is powered by Movable Type. I worked daily on Movable Type when I was at ReadWriteWeb. Despite how I would tend to curse some of its quirks, I grew to be quite fond of several of its features and implementations, notably its publishing to static files, its flexibility in setting up a publishing queue (may TheSchwartz be with you) and how it handles multiple blogs (something MT still blows WordPress away at).

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A Great Year, Not a Great Cross-Post

So many people are thankful people are part of their great year and want to make sure their Twitter friends don’t get left out.

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Inadvertent Algorithmic Cruelty

It hasn’t been a great year for everybody, Facebook.

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Twenty Fifteen on the Codex

More on Twenty Fifteen, the new default WordPress theme in WordPress 4.1, is available at the Codex; there are a lot of really elegantly-implemented features (such as the social icons you now see on the left — very clever!)