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30 July 2015

Writing

  1. The natural order of things

    Bits from an LRB review of a book about how socialism has disappeared from America.

Links

  1. Jackson Lears reviews ‘The Age of Acquiescence’ by Steve Fraser · LRB 16 July 2015

    How left-leaning beliefs have disappeared in the US, mostly over the first half of the 20th century. (Subscribers only)

Tweets

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @doteveryoneuk Not off the top of my head I’m afraid. So hard to find the simple, nicely compatible, well-made, *and* good-looking ones!

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    @doteveryoneuk Also, the ‘About’ link in the footer goes to a page which says “This is an example of a page.” #doteveryone

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    @doteveryoneuk Please use a WordPress theme that doesn’t require JavaScript to function. It’s the basics! #doteveryone

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    @textfiles .ly is already done! citizen-ex.com/stories/

  • philgyford’s avatar

    I doubt that .io’s colonial baggage is part of your company’s desired brand. Unless your startup is some kind of nation-level Airbnb.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    This, by @jamesbridle, is why when I see your hip .io domain I think of people forcibly removed from their homeland: citizen-ex.com/stories/io

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    @gwire I imagine that established radio-controlled plane hobbyists must be annoyed at all the attention these days.

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    @katyslemon You should try reading more of someone’s tweets before you spam them. Goodbye!

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    @holgate Yeah, there’s definitely a balance there, but, well, yeah, you know, ugh.

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    @holgate The weird siloing around CMSes seems worse than around languages. People who make every site they do fit WP, or EE, or whatever etc

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    @Aroma_Softech Maybe you should actually read peoples’ tweets before you spam them. Goodbye.

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    Ugh, now I keep getting tweeted at by strangers offering WordPress help to anyone and everyone. Report for spam report for spam report for s

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    It’s no wonder that anyone non-techy who looks for “a nice-looking WordPress theme” ends up with something broken in one way or another.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    I’m more disappointed in WordPress theme creators tbh. Such a mess of over-eager, style-over-substance, look-at-me, incompatible rubbish.

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    I expect it was choosing a WP theme for style without looking deeper, but a blog that requires JS isn’t a good start doteveryone.org.uk

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    @alexforey It's over the bay from SF, but I want to go to en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Army… and have never made it yet.

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  • agreeablecar’s avatar

    At the bank I was told "pick your four digit pincode but it can't be a year." "Aren't they all years?" I asked. We sat in silence for a bit.