I can't help but wonder how much of the modern conservative's mental association of radicalism with Jewish ethnicity can be traced back to the fact that Richard Price preached self-rule in a meeting-house in the Jewish quarter of London, and Burke used Old Jewry as a synecdoche for French-influenced London radicalism.
Started #reading Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France, often cited as one of the philosophical bases of modern conservatism, and hoo boy, it certainly is A Document.
@brightneedle Alien Nation is probably the prototype here.
Opened a new(ish) category on my personal site and seeded it with some older posts that have been offline for awhile, mostly about videogames and digital art: http://lrhodes.net/readings-workings
More soon, maybe.
@maloki There's also Osada.
@ron I use two accounts, one for personal and one to hand out to businesses. I definitely recommend it.
@June I use one. It's solid, but may be overkill depending on what you want. E.g. if you mostly want a CalDAV server, there are lighter options.
"I want people to have as many interactions with them as they can." Indie bookstore as hands-on cultural archive. Very cool to see For Keeps getting national exposure.
@lynnesbian I doubt macOS will. Not unless Apple makes a pretty hard turn.
Right now, they seem to draw a philosophical distinction between mobile platforms, which are for popular consumption, and the laptop/desktop market, which is primarily oriented toward professional use. Broad spectrum usability is the polestar for mobile — thus, the heavy guardrails on iOS. But power and flexibility are still important for OSX — and they committed to that years ago by building on a Unix base.
@markmcelroy Two episodes in, and it's good.
@vickysteeves reallifemag.com is a solid subscription. I get a lot of mileage out of nyrb — if you don't have a subscription, make sure you find the feed for unpaywalled articles. publicbooks.org is good as well.
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