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There's so much great material out there to read and not nearly enough time. The question becomes: "How to best organize it all, so you can read even more?"
boffosocko.com/2018/03/08/orga

A somewhat link-baity headline, but overall a nice little article with some generally solid advice. I always thought that even the daily paper was at too quick a pace and would much prefer a weekly or monthly magazine that does a solid recap of all the big stories and things one ought to know, that way the stories had had some time to simmer and all the details had time to come out.

boffosocko.com/2018/03/07/for-

I've apparently just posted my 3,000th public post on my personal website! It feels good to be owning more and more of the data I post online instead of just giving it to social media silos.
boffosocko.com/2018/03/05/3000

This week I was able to write an issue post on my own website, automatically syndicate a copy of it to GitHub, and later automatically receive a reply to the copy on GitHub back to my original post as a comment there. This gives my personal website a means of doing two way communication with GitHub.

I've written up a brief sketch of what I've done to enable this functionality, so others who are so inclined can follow along to do the same thing.

boffosocko.com/2018/03/03/enab

Spurred by some events over the past week or so, I've finally made some modifications to the Post Kinds Plugin to allow me to make explicit acquisitions posts on my website. I can now make public posts of purchases, gifts, found things, or objects donated to me. You can find them here: boffosocko.com/kind/acquisitio

I still need to do some clean up work, but generally they look reasonable enough.

You can force me to make a new one by giving me something off my wishlist.

boffosocko.com/2018/02/28/acqu

9th International Conference on Complex Systems | NECSI

The International Conference on Complex Systems is a unique interdisciplinary forum that unifies and bridges the traditional domains of science and a multitude of real world systems. Participants will contribute and be exposed to mind expanding concepts and methods from across the diverse field of complex systems science. The conference will be held July 22-27, 2018, in Cambridge, MA, USA.

boffosocko.com/2018/02/09/9th-

@maslow

I'll note that it's likely because of the <span class='p-author h-card'>Sarah Mundy</span> in the author portion of your first post that you're using the WP uf2 plugin wordpress.org/plugins/wp-uf2/. Since Sempress has microformats v2 built in already the duplication of the code is causing the span/class/etc. info to display when it shouldn't. Things should work properly if you simply deactivate that particular plugin which is primarily meant for themes without any mf2 support.

Brief Review of The Atlantic Interview Podcast

I've now listened to a dozen of the opening episodes of The Atlantic Interview and am enamored. It's officially ensconced at the top of my regular rotation.

The weekly show, hosted by Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic's editor in chief, features him doing a relatively in-depth interview of a single guest for about thirty minutes.

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boffosocko.com/2018/02/15/brie

Wherein Jeffrey Goldberg right properly suckers Robert Siegel into recording bumpers and intros for his new podcast. Siegel gives an interesting interview the day after he leaves NPR, though I hope that he get's re-interviewed again when he's "old" and doesn't care anymore.

boffosocko.com/2018/02/15/robe

This interview of Nikole Hannah-Jones may be my favorite interview of the Atlantic Interview series so far. There's so much to unpack here that the discussion should probably have gone on for a few more hours. The differences in how this issue differ in various parts of the country make it a difficult problem to handle.
boffosocko.com/2018/02/14/niko

An interesting take of twenty years on. Most of the other blogs that he mentions don't have a monetization strategy at all, but it's great to hear a sketch of how a "one person" blog attempts to monetize.
boffosocko.com/2018/02/13/last

An interesting use case for @pressfwd: creating a "planet" website to aggregate and/or showcase work of students in an entire classroom who are all posting content to their own separate web spaces.

boffosocko.com/2018/02/09/pres

I'm really so pleased that Jeremy AT Eat This Podcast can take a holiday, have so much fun with bread, and simultaneously turn it into a fantastic like this.

boffosocko.com/2018/02/01/brea

What a fantastic and stunning piece of journalism this is. Maybe one of the better in-depth pieces I've seen in the past couple of months.

boffosocko.com/2018/01/28/paul

They usually keep track of the total minutes of clapping, but is anyone keeping track of how long 45 is clapping for himself? : stream.boffosocko.com/2018/the