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 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.

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: lrhodes.net/readings-workings

More soon, maybe.

If that other place is birdsite, how come I see so many more pictures of birds on this one?

@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.

Seems counterintuitive that there's no single-volume edition of Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France /and/ Further Reflections currently in print.

@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.

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again, we should be careful when we criticize a facial recognition algorithm for identifying race and gender "wrong" and instead consider criticizing it for tracking that stuff in the first place. for instance, asking, "what's it used for?"

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openscore.cc is a project that wants to liberate sheet music from copyright and from paper! They invite and coordinate volunteers to transcribe public domain scans from imslp.org using musescore.org. Should be a great learning experience! 🎼

@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.

It would behoove one of you to buy the goodlooking.horse domain.

Also available: AllAboard.me

No judgments.

I assume that CrystalSpa.de was the webpage of a spa in Germany, but it's probably worth picking up if you've been mulling over an idea for a fantasy-themed gardening sim/RPG and haven't settled on a name yet.

funeral.fm is also available, for all your goth and/or metal needs.

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