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cruising down the street with my dog on my shoulder like a boombox

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okay, did some archaeology on myspace using the wayback machine

a myspace fediverse clone shouldn't be that hard, actually

it's so old and simple, i think that's what was good about it

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impromptu writings about (electronic) music history, long af 

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MAIL fraud.... postal fraud.... for MEN

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Music 

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“Super-short paragraphs and line breaks can aerate prose, throwing light into density, giving the reader space to think.”

-- from Meander, Spiral, Explode: Design and Pattern in Narrative by Jane Alison, page 38

#smallquotes

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terrorism 

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us pol, gramsci, racism 

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Say what you will about Sisyphus' fate

There's value in having job security

And this shouldn’t really come as a surprise but apparently tons of silicon valley growth hacker marketing types love memetics because of its occult strain that uses chaos magic and egregores to explain why things go viral online. Which is hilarious.

At best it’s an interesting metaphor for how cultural ideas form & spread but is much better explained by semiotics, communication/media/folklore studies, discourse theory, group psych, etc and its logical conclusion will *always* be stuff like this

Reference to racist pseudoscience 

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Y'know, Livejournal had a feature that Tumblr never adopted which would have made Tumblr 100% more usable:

Adding "?style=mine" to the end of a post's URL.

This forced the post to display in MY LJ style, rather than the poster's style (which could be garish or otherwise difficult to read), and was SO good for readability and accessibility.

I dunno why Tumblr never stole that, but they should have.

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I've been taking some notes on the relationship between design and the conduct of life, aka self-design. In the first of these notes I propose a behavioral definition of design. networkcultures.org/entrepreca

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