Yes, reading includes watching videos sometimes.
[…]suggests something of what it has truly meant, over the centuries, for people to read. This is all about paying attention, listening to what others (and not only human others) have to tell, and being advised by it. In Old English, the word ‘read’ originally meant to observe, to take counsel, and to deliberate (Howe 1992). One who has done so is consequently ‘ready’ for the tasks ahead.
On Being Tasked with the Problem of Inhabiting the Page, via Ruth Malan, referencing Nicholas Howe, “The Cultural Construction of Reading in Anglo-Saxon England” in The Ethnography of Reading (1992),
- What If Ozempic Is Just a Good Thing? The discourse around weight and diet is of course maddening, but this article has some really good takes in places. I personally think we’re at the tip of the iceberg on the effects of GLP-1 agonists too—they seem to have broad effects on craving itself, with effects on gambling—and we’re confronting a whole class of trans-human change covertly here. What does it mean to make ourselves better exogenously?
- Hosting SQLite databases on Github Pages - (or IPFS or any static file hoster) I love platform details like this.
- playing the believing game by Sara Hendren. Doubting is easy. Believing things is the hard part.
- Beej’s Guide to Networking Concepts I wish this had been around like 25 years ago for me to stumble into.
- Avoid credentials in environment variables More people need to respond to the 12-factor app manifesto in kind like this.
- Using NixOS as a router I am tempted. OpenWRT drives me bonkers.
- Race Matters: Cornell West “Hope cuts against the grain.”