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Have I mentioned how much I like the Micro.blog layout? This is their discover page that shows recent updates. So clean. No like counts. No ‘share this’ button. No ads. No calls to add a comment or sign up or subscribe or download the app or turn on notifications. More like this please.
johnaugust.com
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In this podcast episode screenwriter Craig Mazin of Chernobyl fame explains how he approaches writing scripts. His idea about having the main character push backwards on the theme until believing the truth of the theme is a great way to understand how character arcs work. You might expect high drama examples but Mazin uses Finding Nemo as the prime example throughout.
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How many sorcerer spells overlap with wizard spells? Which spells are unique to rangers? These questions and more are answered in this nifty visualization.
om.co om.co
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"In other words, we have changed our relationship with photography and photographs. It used to be that, photos served as a portal to our past. Now, we are moving so fast as we try to keep up in the age of infinitesimal attention spans."
Nice thinking here about the future of cameras as our relationship with photography changes.
greatergood.berkeley.edu greatergood.berkeley.edu
"Shockingly, they found a positive and statistically significant relationship between the amount of coverage dedicated to mass shootings and the number of shootings that occurred in the following week."
I wish more people knew about the media contagion problem—especially people in the media.
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cairn you believe it?
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Old School Bloggers

I spotted this Ask MetaFilter thread in my referrers: Any old-school bloggers still posting? They are! And I wanted an easy way to browse them so I scraped the page with Extract Links From Page, grepped away the internal links, and ran the results through a version of prettylinks.sh to get titles.

That gave me a condensed version of mostly old-school blogs that are mostly still running:

dooce | Blog
Anil Dash
Nelson's Weblog
Waxy.org – Andy Baio lives here
Ftrain.com
everlasting blort
Station Identification: Whatever
Scripting News
abada abada - twenty years of jessamyn
librarian.net
Daring Fireball
mimi smartypants
mimi smartypants
rabbit blog
Heather Havrilesky
askmolly.substack.com
mimi smartypants
Montreal City Weblog | Discordia salus
Idle Words
Making Light
WIL WHEATON dot NET
justin's links
Flutterby™!
Flutterby.net
Flutterby.net: Dan Lyke life
p1k3::new
The Boston Diaries
plasticboy
Mike the Mad Biologist
jwz.org
mssv – Adrian Hon
Eschaton
Waiter Rant
AKMA’s Random Thoughts
LanceArthur.com
things magazine
Miscellaneous Heathen
Kimberussell.com
Cockeyed
Charlie's Diary
ArtLung
San Diego Bloggers.
dsearls
Doc Searls Weblog
Joho the Blog
Cheese Blog
RashWebLog
Asecular.com
feeling listless
Small Pieces: The Gang Blog
Hello. My name is Bix.
RasterWeb!
A Whole Lotta Nothing
ODonnellWeb
Now This
Trout Nation
Cardhouse
Scripting News
languagehat.com
Oliva – Poems & Photos – VOLVER TORONTO
Follow Me Here
Workbench
Boing Boing
catsignal
Writing (Phil Gyford’s website)
MetaGrrrl
gilest.org
Journal Collections – Mary Anne Mohanraj
Creative Good: Blog
vole.wtf
digitalmeievalist.com
lisapangenberg.com
Absolute Write Water Cooler
sundrymourning.com
amalah . com
Fluid Pudding
Burningbird
Hullabaloo
ruk.ca
Acts of Volition
bitdepth
Fluxblog
boost ventilator global network
The Virtual Ventilator
BST VNTLTR
@boostventilator
Morfablog
greg.org
idiot king
growabrain: Blog of the Day Archives
growabrain
growababy.com
On the Wine Trail in Italy
Blog - avoision.com
kirk.is

The personal web is a beautiful thing and it's still out there. Thanks MeFi community for putting this together! Be sure to read the thread for the full context of these links.
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I’ve been having fun with this 3D animated dice-rolling app. Seems like it’ll be good for all of my RPG needs especially those rare times I need to roll a bunch like 10d6 or 12d8. (This is a picture of a roll with advantage—a nice built in feature.)

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