The Slap Trap Crap | NextDraft

The Slap Trap Crap | NextDraft:

Because this is an example of the same kind of asinine false equivalence that we’ve seen soil the media for the past several years. There were not two sides to Trump’s habitual lying. There are not two sides to the vaccine debate. There are not two sides to the potential upside of using disinfectant on the inside of your body. There are not two sides to the climate change debate. There are not two sides to the Jan 6 insurrection story. There are not two sides to the 2020 election results. Yesterday, Donald Trump requested that Vladimir Putin dig up and share dirt on Joe Biden’s family. At a time of war, that’s straight up treachery, the kind of anti-American garbage this criminal has been spewing for years. End of story.

Being unbiased does not mean giving lies the same weight as the truth.

[All the yes!]

Flooding the Zone – by Damon Krukowski

Flooding the Zone – by Damon Krukowski:

Summing the number of artists listed in these seven categories, we get a total of 156,700. Not exactly the same as the 165,000 “artists who have released at least ten songs all-time and average at least 10,000 monthly listeners,” but close. (Asking Spotify to be precise with numbers seems to be unrealistic.) Close enough that perhaps it’s a fair assumption these two figures are related – and the seven categories are subdivisions of the 165,000 total “professional” accounts.

[Oy.]

Source: Mark Hurst

Last man standing – All this

Last man standing – All this:

The main problem with the man command is that it takes over your terminal window—you can’t refer to it while you’re constructing a command unless you open a second terminal window first or use the control-click trick. To get around this problem, I wrote a short shell script, called bman, that opens the man page in a new BBEdit window. Since I always have BBEdit running, this works just about as fast as the regular old man command.

[Nice idea.]

Iterate. Iterate. Iterate. – by David Hoang

Iterate. Iterate. Iterate. – by David Hoang:

Iteration sparks movement, which builds momentum. It’s like pedaling a bicycle on a lower gear instead of the highest. The lower gear won’t get you as far but it requires less effort to get moving. My co-worker and friend Izzy once said, “The number one way to be productive is to reduce the iteration cycle.” This is true. If you struggle with getting something creative done, reduce the iteration. Write the outline instead of the final draft, and come back to it later. Sketch out scribbles of the app design…

[I agree with the premise. But I would point out that the examples provided (outline vs final draft, scribbles vs high fidelity render) doesn’t reduce the iteration cycle. They reduce the resolution at which you are working. The *outcome* of reducing the resolution is that you can (if it makes sense) reduce the cycle time. But the two are not linked together, and shouldn’t be. There’s a time and place for both. The trick is knowing what resolution the work should be at a given stage of designing or creation. The cycle time will flow from there. ]

My mother loves me

The disclaimer, my mother loves me, above, is something I came up with as far as I know. Here’s how you should parse it. Anticipating that you hate me for saying what I just said, or that god is going to goof on me for daring to think something will come out well, I want you to know that even though you hate me so vociferously, my mother loves me.

[A good thing to remember. And please if you had a less than a loving mother… I’m sorry. But please don’t @ me.]

Source: Scripting News