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pinboard private tags //5880.me (–⅃-)
"Holy smokes!

I ... just learned about private tags on Pinboard.

If you start a tag with a dot, only you will see it

As someone who works on client projects, I am so thrilled to learn there's a way to tag what I learn on a project with that project name without making the link itself private. Stoked."
pinboard  tags  tagging  privacy  maxfenton  2015 
august 2015 by robertogreco
a book in 2015 //5880.me (–⅃-)
"¯\_(

I read an ebook1, highlighted it2, decided that reading app is ephemeral, ordered a "like new" paperback3, and copied over my highlights4.

Maybe even more strange: the last page of the paperback had a URL to "register my book" – which I did, thus qualifying for a $4.99 ebook.

ツ)_/¯


1. on a phone, tablet, and computer
2. skeuomorphically
3. from a third-party vendor through an online marketplace
4. with a yellow ink pen"
books  ebooks  publishing  digital  maxfenton  2015  reading  howweread  annotation 
july 2015 by robertogreco
csscomb/csscomb.js · GitHub
"CSScomb is a coding style formatter for CSS. You can easily write your own configuration to make your style sheets beautiful and consistent.

The main feature is sorting properties in a specific order. It was inspired by @miripiruni's PHP-based tool of the same name. This is the new JavaScript version, based on the powerful CSS parser Gonzales PE."

[See also Max's settings: https://gist.github.com/maxfenton/12678275731649dfa561 ]
css  coding  customization  tools  webdev  via:tealtan  maxfenton  webdesign 
september 2014 by robertogreco
Goodbye, Cameras : The New Yorker
[Craig has now posted a better, expanded (including lots of sample photos) version of this article on his website: http://craigmod.com/journal/photography_hello/ ]

"One of the great joys of that walk was the ability to immediately share with family and friends the images as they were captured in the mountains: the golden, early-morning light as it filtered through the cedar forest; a sudden valley vista after a long, upward climb. Each time, I pulled out my iPhone, not the GX1, then shot, edited, and broadcasted the photo within minutes. As I’ve become a more network-focussed photographer, I’ve come to love using the smartphone as an editing surface; touch is perfect for photo manipulation. There’s a tactility that is lost when you edit with a mouse on a desktop computer. Perhaps touch feels natural because it’s a return to the chemical-filled days of manually poking and massaging liquid and paper to form an image I had seen in my head. Yet if the advent of digital photography compressed the core processes of the medium, smartphones further squish the full spectrum of photographic storytelling: capture, edit, collate, share, and respond. I saw more and shot more, and returned from the forest with a record of both the small details—light and texture and snippets of life—and the conversations that floated around them on my social networks.

In the same way that the transition from film to digital is now taken for granted, the shift from cameras to networked devices with lenses should be obvious. While we’ve long obsessed over the size of the film and image sensors, today we mainly view photos on networked screens—often tiny ones, regardless of how the image was captured—and networked photography provides access to forms of data that go beyond pixels. This information, like location, weather, or even radiation levels, can transform an otherwise innocuous photo of an empty field near Fukushima into an entirely different object. If you begin considering emerging self-metrics that measure, for example, your routes through cities, fitness level, social status, and state of mind (think Foursquare, Nike+, Facebook, and Twitter), you realize that there is a compelling universe of information waiting to be pinned to the back of each image. Once you start thinking of a photograph in those holistic terms, the data quality of stand-alone cameras, no matter how vast their bounty of pixels, seems strangely impoverished. They no longer capture the whole picture.

It’s clear now that the Nikon D70 and its ilk were a stopgap between that old Leica M3 that I coveted over a decade ago and the smartphones we photograph with today. Tracing the evolution from the Nikon 8008 to the Nikon D70 to the GX1, we see cameras transitioning into what they were bound to become: networked lenses. [Max Fenton adds on @Reading: "And books into networked screens."]Susan Sontag once said, “While there appears to be nothing that photography can’t devour, whatever can’t be photographed becomes less important.” Today, it turns out, it’s whatever can’t be networked that becomes less important."

[Update: see also http://kottke.org/14/01/goodbye-cameras-hello-networked-lenses ]
cameras  iphone  mobile  photography  cellphones  networkedcameras  2013  craigmod  internet  web  metadata  sharing  change  books  maxfenton  reading  networkedcontent  networkedobjects 
january 2014 by robertogreco
a note to myself from november 2009 - 5880
"(you need to close each conversation with a wish for the other to find in their life all they need, not cleave and stone open your own place in it)"
life  wisdom  relationships  conversation  2009  kindness  maxfenton 
december 2012 by robertogreco
Twitter for minimalists — Satellite — Craig Mod
"For years, my go-to solution for daily-use web applications has been Fluid. I have Fluid instances of gmail, Google Calendar, Workflowy and a host of other web-only applications. Generally, it works really well. The webapps load quickly via Spotlight like any other application, and you can quickly CMD-TAB into them without hunting through browser tabs.

Of course you can dump twitter.com into a Fluid instance but it feels pretty kludgy. Twitter buddy Max Fenton whipped together a set of simple CSS rules removing a lot of the kludge. We went back and forth a couple times and the end result is pleasing. Twitter.com in a Fluid instance, with this set of user styles applied is actually usable. And I dare say it's almost worthy of replacing Twitter.app, were we forced to abandon it."
2012  fluid  css  applications  twitter  tweetie  maxfenton  craigmod  tools 
september 2012 by robertogreco
i - 5880
"Every day—every single day—I learn that I am wrong about something I held to be true. Some bastard’s not such a bastard. Some plan’s not set in stone. Sometimes that stings more than it should, but the kicker comes at night, as sleep approaches. Wondering what I don’t yet know I’ve got completely wrong."

[Commented (https://twitter.com/rogre/status/236200727154917376 ): "Max of Brooklyn (@maxfenton) channels http://5880.me/20120815/i/ Bion of Borysthenes http://theschooloflife.typepad.com/the_school_of_life/2010/07/mark-vernon-on-changing-your-mind.html …."]
thinking  criticalthinking  beingwrong  openminded  mindchanges  2012  maxfenton  mindchanging 
august 2012 by robertogreco
It's Nice That : Bookshelf this week comes out of Brooklyn and the library of The Believer's online editor, Max Fenton
"Max Fenton is stalwart of and evangelist for all sorts of reading and writing experiences, both on and off screen (particularly A Book Apart and Reading.am). He is also the online editor of The Believer magazine – a literary vehicle for very long essays and book reviews, a length absolutely justified by the overwhelming goodness of the content.

With this is mind, his shortlist of literary cornerstones was never going to be a simple compilation – especially if you peruse his ongoing bibliography – but that said, it’s a great quintuplet of poetry and alternative titles from known authors, contemporary writers with a tech and design bent and a few honorary bedside book mentions…"
maxfenton  booklists  books  toread  walterbenjamin  nickharkaway  2012  frankchimero  johnberger  jackgilbert  rebeccasolnit  sheilaheti  wendywalker  henrywessells  christopheralexander  adamlevin  desmondmorris  lists 
july 2012 by robertogreco
Paperweight
"Paperweight is an online project dedicated to furthering a dialogue on independent publishing. Paperweight also publishes offline articles expanded from the website and organizes public discussions.

Paperweight began in the Winter of 2009 and was accidentally destroyed during the SOPA (Stop Online Privacy Act) protests during the Winter of 2012.

The independent publishing community is one that has seen a rapid growth within the past several years. This community requires a space that can facilitate a cultural dialogue, both in historical and contemporary contexts, as well as provide resources that others have found helpful in their own production.

Paperweight’s online presence operates through Arena, itself an experiment in independent publishing and research."
self-publishing  selfpublishing  are.na  research  independentpublishing  sopa  paperweight  maxfenton  publishing  books 
july 2012 by robertogreco
Max Tabackman Fenton
[The delightful copy from May 15, 2012.]

"Hello, I'm Max Fenton.

Knowingly or not, I've enlisted friends, peers, and strangers to unpack a puzzle that involves reading and writing on networks and screens.

You can follow along or participate by reading, clipping, grokking, assembling, questioning, and sharing—while making a path. You'll need electrons, a wish to explore, and an eye for how these pieces might fit together in novel shapes and forms.

My trails are charted through twitter, tumblr, pinboard, readmill, reading, and 2nd hand [flavors.me]."

[As shared on Twitter:

"Made my site a little more accurate [http://maxfenton.com] then read @pieratt's "Transparency" http://pieratt.tumblr.com/post/23108094947/transparency-in-the-evolution-of-technology — Yes."

http://twitter.com/maxfenton/status/202477843534454784 ]

[See also: http://twitter.com/rogre/status/202481485633159168 ]
stockandflow  flow  commonplacebooks  friends  peers  talktostrangers  strangers  networkedlearning  benpieratt  transparency  comments  peoplelikeme  howwethink  howwecreate  socialmedia  participation  pinboard  readmill  flavors.me  reading.am  tumblr  twitter  2012  sensemaking  meaningmaking  clipping  assembling  sharing  questioning  crumbtrails  conversation  howwelearn  howwework  cv  online  web  trails  wayfinding  pathfinding  maxfenton 
may 2012 by robertogreco
Here is my empire. - 5880
"A tweet arrives. It contains a URL.
- is it useful? am I sold?
I click the link.
Which opens Chrome.
Was it blocked at the host level?
- (if it’s on business insider, nyt, wall street journal or a gawker site, I see this)
Have I already read it?
- Great! Close the window, consider sharing, or converse with the person who just tweeted the link.
Is it something I might read later, but cannot read now?
- Click “posthoc” to send to ReadItLater/Pocket, which is automatically scooped into Pinboard with one fewer step and an additional layer of redundancy. Sometimes it’s nice to skim Pocket to see what’s in there, especially while knowing it can all be archived/deleted with no worry.
Is it ugly?
- Reformat with Readability’s “Read Now”.

Or… do I find I’m already a paragraph in?
If so, I tap “Reading”. An API call is made:
* Reading adds the link to my reading log on http://reading.am/maxfenton
* Reading posts a tweet on my @maxisreading account
* Reading sends the link to Pinboard…"
2012  sharing  epub  utilitybelt  toolbelts  ecologyoftools  onlinetoolkit  tumblr  redundancy  chrome  digitalempires  clippings  marginalia  digitalcrumbtrail  bookmarking  pinboard  findings  pocket  readitlater  reading.am  worlflow  maxfenton  epubs 
april 2012 by robertogreco
April 27 #followreader conversation between @kissane and @katmeyer · maxfenton · Storify
"Every Friday, Kat Meyer hosts an hour-long conversation on twitter about the future of publishing. It's open to anyone following the hashtag. This one with Erin Kissane took place on April 27."
onlinetoolkit  utilitybelt  bookfuturism  howweread  reading  comments  maxfenton  2012  future  publishing  katmeyer  erinkissane 
april 2012 by robertogreco
Plotto
“I just got my Weegee + Barthes + Chris Alexander + IF + symbolic logic + narratology fancies tickled at once.” —Max Fenton at 2/19/12 7:39 PM

(Source: http://twitter.com/maxfenton/status/171393503849488384 )
thinking  books  rolandbarthes  christopheralexander  maxfenton  weegee  interactivefiction  if  via:litherland  paulcollins  cyoa 
february 2012 by robertogreco
Gibson: Dreaming in Social Media · tealtan · Storify
An online dinner party (or nightcap) conversation in the wake of a "William Gibson gave a talk tonight at the Union Square B&N;, and threw out a provocative thought." Compiled by Allen Tan.
oversharing  intimacy  surrealism  dreamspace  networks  sharedconsciousness  unconsciousness  sharing  reading  blurredrealms  sleeping  waking  joy  sarcasm  snark  humor  telepresence  presence  future  fiction  onlinedinnerparty  humanity  andrewfamiglietti  sciencefiction  scifi  socialmedia  web  net  dreams  ideasmuggling  ideas  books  nyc  maxfenton  danielreetz  erinkissane  comments  aaronstewart-ahn  timcarmody  twitter  storify  conversation  2012  allentan  williamgibson 
january 2012 by robertogreco

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