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Watched W1A (Season 2, Episodes 1-4) from BBC | NetflixIan Fletcher, formerly the Head of the Olympic Deliverance Commission, has taken up the position of Head of Values at the BBC. Starring: Hugh Bonneville, Monica Dolan, Jessica Hynes Continuing on to finish off the second season. Some of the char...
This prayer seems to be an adaptation of the traditional Yotzer Or, which we recite every morning as part of the blessings preceeding the Shema. On Sabbaths and festivals, the prayer changes to reflect the day. Yotzer Or is also one of the places in the daily prayers where piyutim, (liturgical poetry), are added on special days.
Jeremy Keith reading in a chair with a dog Of course I had to like this, there are dogs and books. I also like the quote Jeremy picked to go with it:

Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.
—Groucho Marx

Sounds like a good preface for next year’s reading challenge, which I have made preparations to completely document on this blog instead of Goodreads. Goodreads will probably get snippets of the content, just so I can log the challenge, but most thoughts, status updates, and reviews will end up here. I want to do a lot more reviewing and thinking about what I read in 2019, at least for the books that require thinking. I also want to document the enjoyment I get out of the books that don’t require thinking and are just escapes from daily life. I think all of us start out the year with so much hope and excitement for the things to come, and then when we get bogged down with life we forget about all that hope we had. Documenting all those little moments of enjoyment or thanks or any other good thing can serve as reminders of that when things get crazy.

I think we should bring back hat tips,so in the spirit of that, I discovered this thanks to Chris Aldrich, who always manages to find interesting things to pass on and make me think, plus all the site structure help.

Liked December 28th, 2018, 12:26am (adactio.com)
Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read. —Groucho Marx
I’ve been spending some time browsing through this list of posts about the indieweb, and I came across this post that details how the first loosely-federated comment thread got started. By loosely-federated, I mean there was no closed platform involved, (*cough the Facebook*), nobody had to follow anyone to interact, people just read something, commented on their own sites with their software of choice and it all worked together beautifully. This is how the web is supposed to work, and it proves that we can have social media without handing all our stuff over to someone else so they can make money off of it by building their advertising network on top of our stuff, (baby pictures on Facebook, anyone), and then not allowing us to consume the content we create however we want. It’s really cool to see this kind of thing in action. It’s one of those things that you know on a theoretical level at least if you develop for the web. But seeing it actually work is so cool. The original post seems to have disappeared, 😉 and it would have been cool to see the swarm in action. But still, the potential here is amazing.