Diaspora Post Curation?
Does anyone have procedures or suggestions on doing this?
Back at Ello I created a post that I would edit to add notable posts to it
as a sort of "profile index". It didn't contain everything
I'd written, but did include many of the highlights. (I started another page as a "Wiki", though that's not nearly as developed.) Both pages are otherwise simply normal post pages on the site. That approach fails on Diaspora as posts cannot be re-edited.
I'd thought of starting a thread
and adding items onto that but ... the approach doesn't particularly appeal.
The one exception is the profile page, which can
be re-edited, and over the past couple of hours I've been going through my 2021 and 2020 posts to grab highlights and add those there, hoping to dig further into my unsavory past for more with time. It looks horrible in the wide-screen view where the bio gets compressed into a skinny column, but on a desktop system if you make your browser window narrow enough, that spreads out over the top of the screen which is ... tolerable. Mobile users probably haet haet haet me (with good cause) but the tablet view is also ... bearable.
is the one person I know who's attempted anything remotely similar in terms of post organisation, though on Ello only so far as I'm aware.
On Mastodon, I use the pinned toots to create something of an extended bio (though I've not maintained that rigorously either).
The other (and more tractable) option is to create an archive elsewhere (still working on that). A Reddit post or Wiki page would do in a pinch, in a bit of cross-system abuse. At least the Markdown is accessible for transfer elsewhere.
For those wondering why
: I reference my own writing frequently enough that having some
tractable way of referencing it online is useful. For systems lacking search (as with Diaspora), that means curating links.
If there are any other Diaspora / organisational nuts who've tried something similar I'd be open to methods.
# Dr. Ed Morbius's Ello Post Index & Desiderata _What is this? It's a post index. That is, a page I'll keep updated with bits and pieces of mine I think are particularly relevant. Plus other bits and pieces. It lives both **[here](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/DLz9C2Z6x-TvkD7rxTxWpw)** and is linked from my Ello profile page, as the Bio section's recently been expanded bits. h/t to @ferdiz for showing how this is possible._ ![Hardcore](https://d324imu86q1bqn.cloudfront.net/uploads/asset/attachment/2488131/ello-xhdpi-c9d0dacd.jpg) **NB: This is a work in process.** It's also a _curated_ selection. You won't find _everything_ here. ---- ## Who are you? Everyman. And no one at all. In the middle of the journey of our days I found that I was in a darksome wood The right road lost and vanished in the maze. Ah me how hard to make it understood. — Dante, ["Inferno", The Divine Comedy](http://www.gutenberg.org/files/41537/41537-h/41537-h.htm#Page_1) I'm just another schlub trying to figure it out. I've got a background in technology, a degree in economics, an interest in a great many things, and an annoying (to myself and others) penchant to understand why things are. I've come to realize quite a few principles and systems we rely on aren't working, quite possibly never really will, and that our tools for understanding and addressing them seem broken. I'll leave the rest vague as it allows me somewhat greater freedom to explore. **I have a few homes online elsewhere.** Most notably [Dr. Edward Morbius's Lair of the Id](https://reddit.com/r/dredmorbius), a/k/a "the dreddit" (and yes, that's what my avatar refers to), a Mastadon / GNU Social profile at https://mastodon.cloud/@dredmorbius, and a [Google+ profile](https://plus.google.com/104092656004159577193). Other notable mentions: Hacker News, Stack Exchange, Wikipedia, SourceWatch, and a few others. (Links TBD) ## Ello CSS Mods I ~~used to maintain a modified Ello CSS variant for the Chrome Stylebot extension: http://stylebot.me/styles/9519~~. That's been somewhat shifted to Stylish these days, which would be somewhere on Userstyles.org, though it's also somewhat neglected of late (Ello's style changes have been in the general direction I'd hoped for). ## Selected Post Highlights With 468 posts and counting, a few selected highlights. Order here is generally but not strictly oldest first, within categories. Updated July 3, 2016. ### Personal favourites, long-form A variety of topics, but longer-form works. 1. [Fish Poop, Snowballs, and why not being evil isn't good enough](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/5l_8MqtVwLLvX_DabPjY-g): I'm particularly proud of this, an exploration of how humans, as with life forms before us, are inevitably changing the world we inhabit. 1. [Population, land area, and solar flux](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/_bi5UhywbDyukHFY-EaYJw): How does population look when you consider it in terms of land area -- and solar flux? 1. [The Conquest of Pestilence in New York City: 1800 - 2005](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/MsQfdPAn_0XUdZUoReBfbg): "As shown by the death rate as recorded in the official records of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene" 1. [Estimating G+ User Activity: 4-6 million active posters in January 2015 to date](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/nAya9WqdemIoVuVWVOYQUQ): This site metrics story blew up a bit. 1. [Transport, Rail, Unintended Consequences, and Cascade Failures](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/Qfkx-7qSGGPi0BgnvplWMQ): How tunnels, cab design, and other factors, cost lives. 1. [Bullshit Barges](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/9W9NxLe7Hl35tdXcFEkX5Q): crud and disinformation in media. 1. [The Economic Logic of (some) Amazingly Awful Websites](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/7TOJTiDEF_L4r_sdBRINGw): Or why LINGsCars looks like it does. 1. [Ballparking Ello's active user statistics](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/gxpvKs_tp-SL10nNJ1Rlbw): Logical follow-up to the G+ analysis. As of May, 2015, probably about 6-10k daily actives, ~60-80k monthly, around 200k current active profiles, a low few million total accounts. 1. [The benefits of free speech don't flow from group-think or elitism. There must be challenges to received wisdom, and full frontals on the canon in all fields of knowledge"](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/lu30wAKaOHO3guagUXrAsw): or why my own explorations start not seeking answers but _questions_. 1. [J.P. Morgan and the Banker's Manifesto of 1892 Hoax](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/4rzOE83R9f5VSepkHOEZjw): In which a 19th century political-economic hoax is revealed (dreddit post) 1. [Venus is inhabited by dysfunctional robots.](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/J7e5V-B-zHe2fNc6hScUXQ): Why Mars is the only known planet inhabited solely by robots. 1. [Shipping and Safety: The nuclear option](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/bEmI8K7kaMJ9JSQtAMvDBA): The suggestion that nuclear power might run shipping is sometimes proposed. OK, let's consider that. 1. [Steve Keen on Sincerity](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/Z2dfB6QdzD-lKgNrCdIpKw): Via [Renegade Inc.](http://renegadeeconomist.com/), "Don't overestimate sincerity. The most sincere person you'll meet in your life is the maniac chasing you down the road with an axe trying to chop your head off.". 1. [Rating the Socials: Foreign Policy Top ~~100~~ _36_ Global Thinkers vs. KK](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/OWi0xokvAwo3j-9SYRa5dw): Tallying results across domains for indicators of thoughtful conversation vs. idle chatter. Outgrowth of "Tracking the Conversation" posts. 1. [Memento Mori](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/jvivcjduuhp_vkalczmdug): The inevitable drumbeat of life -- the observation of those who pass. 1. [An Ontology of Technological Dynamics](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/klsjjjzzl9plqxz-ms8nww): A different way of thinking of technology -- as a set of distinct _mechanisms_ each with different _dynamics_. ### The Human Predicament: Progress, Models, Institutions, Technology, Limits A broad set of topics, though there's a thread tying them together. 1. [Would Anyone Care for a Game of Chess?](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/LevaPKs0LhErhlzeLsimXQ): Looking at exponential growth and West African epidemics. 1. [Does anyone have leads on "computation per unit energy"?](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/0scWkuClG8lhqqpZ-rIgaA): A brief hivemind query, but interesting question. 1. [The "Adjacent Possible" is a concept heard on Jad Abumrad's "Gut Churn" I've been trying to track down for the past few days](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/m5CM6zZF3BqLBI4blv_AuA) 1. [Was someone here talking about travel and air vs. rail recently?](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/0y6neW4gk1d39_616Mddgw): High-speed rail vs. air travel. 1. ["A good problem formulation is one that exposes the information relevant to the solution, and eliminates information that is irrelevant and results in meaningless complexity."](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/YjDojnhKa6H4J5q4QE4_TA): Thinking about thinking, via @mlp. 1. [From Paul Chefurka, global zoomass over time](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/AWUwbuJNBEBtn09MHy-zDQ): Humans and our domesticated beasts, vs. all other terrestrial vertabrates. 1. [The question: Why aren't you outraged?](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/PtKEQ5V7Q1tYZ0yxsuKlMA): My answer: I'm not outraged because outrage serves no purpose. 1. [Adam Curtis's "Bitter Lake"](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/QwMfF8A426oBKw6ynn5Qyg): "_Bitter Lake_ is a 2015 BBC documentary film by filmmaker Adam Curtis. It argues that Western politicians keep simplifying the stories they tell, into a simple-to-digest by the public "good" vs. "evil" argument, due to society's overwhelming chaos and disorder, which they neither grasp nor understand." An _amazingly_powerful documentary. 1. [So, that premium Adult Beverage with the quirky backstory? Frank-Lin Distillery's flavoured bulk ethanol](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/BzTu6Ot3xUmPeiIIYgDZAA): "A sizable fraction of the liquor on the US West Coast comes from Frank-Lin Distillers Products...." 1. [China's Environmental Movement: Under the Dome](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/cqJVedSLIzNkAm_7LpRDHA) 1. [When did "lifestyle" become a thing?](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/H7rfAK1EH1BBjrgijBG8cw): Google's Ngram viewer -- one of my favourite Internet things. 1. [Isn't Solar Roadways Dead Yet? The problems of repeating bullshit feel-good "green energy" stories](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/k-PbOTufB6NvpoXOQfEVhw): a takedown of a too-often repeated "sustainable energy" scam. 1. [When did it become a thing? Consumer Spending, 1930](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/rdyKlPDX79XN0FHCJBSlRw): Another Ngram viewer exploration. 1. [_Why_ is shipping more efficient than rail?](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/Lxf8M5ix3CsrNERNGpZQrw): For the ton-miles per gallon crowd... 1. [Doug Hughes: Postman explains his campaign finance reform protest](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/fKyqe1ldJgJlcLUGerRY3A) 1. [Houses Divided](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/tSwcAG0QGbXFA_wIBMfpyA): Political division, visualized. 1. [David Krakauer on intelligence](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/3Ma7OOFgMrJLfGAyn9imJw): "Intelligence is search." Krakauer's among the most interesting minds alive. 1. [What are the big problems?](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/SWAOUmwhgrjHSbt4FvdDzw) 1. [All species evolve to their level of adaptive incompetence](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/077-Gn6gjWnOvXxvjLt34w): Christoffel's evolutionary corollary to the Peter Principle. 1. ["This world has been created between 1870 and 1914"](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/JgWPAsw4zTR1ogfKHiHQFA): Vaclav Smil, talking about technology. 1. [Why You Shouldn't Swallow the Meyers-Briggs Crap](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/qvifcYkYZM2wFhHLrf6QfA): The MTBI (Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator), that test that scores you as INTJ, or ENTP, or TLDR¹, has an extremely questionable validity. 1. [“Let me tell you about my trouble with boys...](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/4zK7S2MWawn-ObjlGyGhiw): Role-reversal on the Tim Hunt affair. 1. [Plus ça Change, Plus C'est La Même Chose](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/F2yQUNeRksdkR5LezsNfaw): The great trouble with the republican party is that it is obliged to be on the wrong side of all important questions in order to be against the democratic party. (1895) 1. [What you've got to look forward to](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/EbOLVfKCtmVMMepb4XrlQw): Timeline of the far future, via the BBC. 1. [Myths: Democrats had a supermajority for two years](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/ovBKq6aDhWpkB56-jY41ZA): Reality - The Democrats had, at most, sixty days of effective supermajority. 1. [Donald Hoffman: Do we see reality as it is?](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/YwZqhHXz33H-kiq0Fe_XWw) 1. [Ello Green: Open for Business with a new moderator](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/SVjD12LWL2qZfdGz8MrjAg) 1. [Resilience: "Burning down the house"](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/uqr8FAVJqjmAzxg5QoEwAQ): It’s time to talk about the size of the human family... 1. ["The origins of cities lie not only in energy supply and demand, but also in the sharing and processing of information"](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/HNgTFmwkwQF-P4mZqQodFg): Sander van der Leeuw on cities, cognitive capabilitis, energy, and _information processing_. 1. [Roads of the US](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/ZHnUWp6gRyeUep_prD1raQ): A map of roads. _Only_ roads. 1. [The Johnson County War: 1892 Invasion of Northern Wyoming](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/XwJJk1BH7yKi6jA4LRG7KA): _On April 5, 1892, 52 armed men rode a private, secret train north from Cheyenne. Just outside Casper, Wyo., they switched to horseback and continued north toward Buffalo, Wyo., the Johnson County seat. Their mission was to shoot or hang 70 men named on a list carried by Frank Canton, one of the leaders of this invading force...._ Fascinating story of what happens when economic power operates with little governance (and that is corrupt). 1. [Government officials in Amherst County, Virginia can now require employers to fire any ex-con (Volokh Conspiracy/WashPo)](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/brIwXpYPrEuEru51ieudwQ): "The County issues business licenses for the privilege of doing business... The [Amherst County Commissioner of Revenue] may withdraw the privilege of doing business ... by revoking a business license if the licensee ... has been convicted in any court of a felony or of any ... offense involving moral turpitude..." This is exactly as Orwellian as it sounds. 1. [re:publica 2015 - Aral Balkan: Beyond The Camera Panopticon](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/9YU-Z4UJXUqQe5xOjexEjA): Powerful presentation from this past May. What strikes me is how many themes I've been iterating over that Balkan hits. 1. [Do the Math: Exponential Economist Meets Finite Physicist](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/Bx7q3mwRRJ-a5_AKmTfThQ): A classic from Tom "Do the Math" Murphy: "Some while back, I found myself sitting next to an accomplished economics professor at a dinner event. Shortly after pleasantries, I said to him, “economic growth cannot continue indefinitely,” just to see where things would go...." 1. [Vice News: Detained by Militias: Libya's Migrant Trade (Part 1)](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/O_CH40xscRVZjf1FrE0DNg): An exceptionally powerful expose of the conditions, story, and futility of sub-Saharan migrants held by Libyan government and militias. (Video). 1. [Democratic Debate](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/rDBDhsmW-JZonXzpA83YIw): Notes on the first Democratic presidential debate, circa October. 1. [That "Auntie Christ" case -- nephew sued for $127k -- is really a consequence of America's failed healthcare system](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/PGdsQpdlK6a2WD_8JnAB8A): A moral outrage is really an insurance/social failure. 1. ["I don't see why a corporation should get access to our consumers if we don't get access to their fair share of taxes."](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/OW8Xpw1wpFERy-E-3JaHSw): On what taxes are payment for. 1. [A.H.M Jones, Augustus, The Breakdown of the Republic](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/qW4fgYIhtNvF0AA190jvLA): Introduction to a 1970 biography of Ceasar Augustus, on the political situation in the Roman Republic at the dawn of the Empire. Particularly striking, the parallels between political parties of the time -- _obligates_, _populares_, and _equites_, and those of the present. 1. [References or Anecdotes about creatives and their need for a quiet and interruption-free working environment](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/79clq85cktl-adm9ol6soa) 1. [Management theory is what happens to philosophers when you pay them too much](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/fho-lpgppqwoknqteslajw): Is there a general principle of model design or evolution in which _overreward_ tends toward poor design or fit? ### Economics Exploring the ordinary business of life. And how it's highly misconstrued and misrepresented. 1. [Mark Blyth on the history of Austerity: A dangerous idea](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/fbwSPI-2TRofrZWUCbHHbQ): Video of a Google Talk. 1. [Another Gresham's Law sighting: William K. Black on Moyers & Company](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/Kdj3oJqYBEqs-NozC27CKg): I'm a bit of a fan of Gresham's Law. 1. [On price vs. value](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/Z1F0Sv7CBcF75hgshxvnGw): What is price? What is value? 1. [Maslow and the SmartPhone](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/ozQk3iweZwTiM1vvxTt-7Q): I've long found the argument that people today are "better off" or somehow "rich" because they've got access to high-tech devices -- a cell phone, or smartphone, or laptop, both tremendously unsatisfactory and, frankly, insulting. 1. [On Libertarian Morality](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/ImzqTY0OZfGFyvcFKkj46Q): "Consequently, all of ethics must be expunged from Libertarian doctrine. There must be no hint of any position being taken in regard to moral values." 1. [In Norway, income and wealth are public record (October 23, 2009)](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/a1UTA1hXGHQx_xfGqJISNQ) 1. [Negotiating purchases](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/j4DCTDPsG_W2bG50auc40g): TL;DR: Walk out. 1. [The IMF, income inequality, and history and scholar ship of "trickle down" and "supply side" economics, and Say's Law](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/MN4tKp4I0sdpUP5plLbC5A): "First, we show why policymakers need to focus on the poor and the middle class." 1. [Anil Kashyap: "A Primer on the Greek Crisis: the things you need to know from the start until now"](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/QW_qhkwMWet1qAA6TSTc_g) 1. [Telegraph: "IMF stuns Europe with call for massive Greek debt relief"](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/LQVzBoqmvIB-JzzBAFMqZw) 1. [Maslow's Swimming Pool](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/SNhhNuLkjl4sqlzeVQ5ZvA): "Yes, we've got a swimming pool. But that won't feed my children." 1. ["No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable."](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/29eCw4nRl7Ap2Fu4cHnjsw): Adam Smith, believe it or not, on indequality. 1. [What's the value of the Universe in dollars? All of them](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/1Bwfp0HaVXwGMJhtWjD7rw): Exploring the concepts of cost, value, price, money, and emergy. 1. [John Lewis's Price Competition Dictum](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/p9duaawb43hx5fo5vwwynw): "We cheat the other guy and pass the savings on to you!" ### Tech, Media, and Privacy "Media" is all that _mediates_ information -- standing between source and receiver. This includes considerable consideration of technologies, and implications, including especially privacy and surveillance. 1. [The word “cloud” in “cloud computing” is just a euphemism for “some dark bunker in Idaho or Utah.”](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/0vBtT1uCMBMQGNhxn6tb1g) 1. [dmarti suggests a typology of "privacy" vs. "security" vs, "secrecy". It's interesting but wrong.](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/lvQoLckG3g-YGxVeKneCgw): Privacy doesn't imply _nondisclosure_ of information, nor is it strictly a matter of security protocols. It's a social construct. 1. [Trolls are the control-rods of intelligent Internet conversation.](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/RX3EvS2YofMu2EUvXlgr8A) 1. [The question of The One True Outlining Tool has emerged.](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/94FWzVZMJoobQ0FVIfGpjg): Looking for good outlining / mind-mapping tools. 1. [Progress on the Shaving of Yaks](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/BJDJd48GFfmrCt4bxUJR9A): Outliners, bookreaders, and content management frustrations. 1. [Vimoutliner isn't bad.](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/nOQmEjeQGuWM0gEhGD3sEQ) 1. [Google's just taken some dangerous pot-shots at its G+ Golden Goose](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/BRQ1VIorSt1S91sQE2on4w): Observations on a highly misguided G+ feature change. [It was reverted the next day](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/uJRF0FkYN5PrVg7zBnivqQ). 1. [When The Algorithm has no Sense](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/xYBEphqaj2VnbwjMusPRvg): Facebook’s ‘Year in Review’ app swings from merely annoying to tragic. 1. [Are there any large significant interesting "dark net" conversations happening?](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/q4FhaSY6MeOxyRMaLgoi_Q) 1. [There's a bit of discussion elsewhere about media which may or may not have been manipulated](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/j1QHNwLGJDAtFl2O5Uv6tQ): I'm mad as hell over outrage, and I'm not going to take it any more!!! Also the birth of "Weaponized Viral Clickbait". 1. [On Journalistic Objectivity](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/RvBye7fR9X5PmgSEculKiA): [Beat reporting](http://www.onthemedia.org/story/history-beatss/transcript/) gave authority to the newspapers. Oh, and On the Media rawks. 1. [The Charlie Hebdo attacks raise the issue of press freedoms and violence against the press](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/WtNSPHon6d58u5H_Mrm0gg): "More than 100 media workers have been killed or disappeared since 2000, and most of these crimes remained unsolved, improperly investigated, and with few perpetrators arrested and convicted." Not killed for religion. Mexican drugs cartels. 1. [The Interest Graph -- Paths not taken by Google+](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/cwe_dS9E-PjmvIF2eBXlEQ): The idea of an interest graph rather than social graph network is the topic of several recent discussions. 1. [Group comms: Having a bit of a chat elsewhere about Yahoo and rumors swirling about it](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/dMBAo7UMvqMOSyU25qJ3_Q): the mailing list, re-imagined. 1. [A Way Forward for the Web](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/YQFTlFmg0Ch4maBMSLo2aA): A privacy-oriented, distributed Web, disaggregated browser clients, and syndicated content payment. 1. [Rethinking the Link](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/p74i3vOWWeI7LoLuc_X2HA): making hyperlinks both more integrated and less distracting to a story. 1. [What I Want from the News](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/kfBJKfvWyn8wG3RpB9MHGw) 1. [Charlie Hebdo, offense, kveching, and punching up/down vs. dumping in/out](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/3HzbBBSASeAubNZ1nCxSgw): The 'Ring Theory' of kvetching. The first rule is comfort in, dump out. 1. [CSS3 media queries -- updating in-page display](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/JifX_Y90GmFyKvVwgD3qKQ): For the Web designers: on-page display of media properties. A CSS hack I'm fairly chuffed with. 1. [CSS Hacks: Styling URL links as numbered sidenotes](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/H789l10cjFCxJdX1RP296A): Another hack. 1. [On the idea that if you're part of some Great Evil Scheme you're aware of the fact](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/P5dyJqylQVHR6R12Imhkgg): "One issue I've heard from a couple friends that worked for the NSA is that they have no idea what they're working on..." 1. [CSS Scrollbars -- experiments in progress](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/hkkkbipHDZ62Ds8KAhOCzg): More CSS hackery. 1. [Ukraine to open KGB archives](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/E1iruHlzvna3_9HnC3WZJQ): What happens when the organisation holding your data changes owners and/or management? 1. ["With Elephant Journal, about 75% of our readership comes through Facebook. As a journalist I'm terrified by the power of one company to control 75% of the information that's disseminated."](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/9TsSCJ4-5PDahAlv5mP--g): Why the media industry is so gaga over Facebook. 1. [CSS Scrollbars with out served icons -- SVG data URIs FTFW!](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/A8Sx0ATLTJn4oSTMhM3-9A): Extending an earlier hack. 1. [An August, 2011 Google+ requests-and-issues post from Tim O'Reilly](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/fOB5LnA8HzW2NxJ4Djg68w): Early history of frustrations with Google+. The network had severe issues from the start, even among its likely fans. 1. [Password security and the corporate connection](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/N3LTGLempUeZ0dE8eZjvPw): A French TV news network was caught broadcasting multiple corporate passwords, including to YouTube and Instagram, over the air.... 1. [Forbes: "Five Reasons Why Google+ Died"](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/Y9nfr3vuu5wYSpReBQbP1A): Yes, the title's clickbait, but discussion of G+'s failure modes. 1. ["Google+ is Testing a New “Collections” Feature That Seems to be Part Pinterest, Part Blogging"](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/WCgTs-zFEjEKH_4rv9TkMA). See also [Google+ gets ~~channels~~ "collections"](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/m6MPPBd4G7q_G-SiC5gMbA) and [First thoughts on Google+ "Collections"](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/gdidy2f4MTuS8zpxiUKSGQ). 1. [Changing the Game: How to Save the World by Taking Back Control of Our Data](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/sBvFJa4ev2VjCKRuRtn8mA): Information is not power after all: Old-fashioned power is power. 1. [Re:publica 2015 - Cory Doctorow: The NSA are not the Stasi: Godwin for mass surveillance](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/AY-JYgQNxnJWAJk6AwDpBA): Video lecture. 1. [Site metrics and FP Top 100 Global Thinkers](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/de6kkVvVfYJDUFwWDqi24A): the group of Truly Interesting People online is rather more finite than we tend to estimate 1. [Trust and reputation](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/iEx9l-HXFWOp9KDyRvUgVQ): The basis of trust should be local reputation by peers who actually know who you are and that you play fair. 1. [Online privacy and the advertising economy: Don Marti should be required reading](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/iCrXvwqOj-2DSpi6LgdHYw): "Targeted ad proponents tell us that ads are getting more personalized and relevant, so why isn’t blocking going down instead?" 1. [CSS help: Keep it on one line — Content with elements and ::after content](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/TdOR4mNcOBVGjeB5gsWQfA) 1. [Journal Publishers crack down on free article / book sites](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/woCU-pyOiaAFqvMBuTEJXw) 1. ["Tech/media companies dependent on advertising should just adapt."](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/qlAmpx_v917n7BOYA567TQ) 1. [OPM data breach](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/UdoPdmWHl-OHlYKDu-u-jQ): Data Is Liability. 1. [Silhouette is an eponym](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/X01Js95p1JLw5NvY-fqTBQ): Like boycott, jerrymander, mesmerise, listerine, and sandwich, it's named for a person 1. [The Inevitability of Failure: The Flawed Assumption of Security in Modern Computing Environments](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/CYHr8wmz-5nHmlxRLsscIA): ~1998 NSA paper on capability-based computer security. 1. [Violet Blue: "Women, LGBT least safe on Facebook, despite 'real name' policy"](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/_ruM2WajbGhFbWtuSM7ZRw): a new report reveals that Facebook is the least safe place for women online. 1. [Meanwhile at Reddit: user and moderator kerfufflette following popular employee's sacking](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/GiUD91yAsTisI2VfB5tPlA): Users and moderators at Reddit have been up in arms after a reddit employee was dismissed suddenly. 1. [Meredith L. Patterson: "On Port 80"](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/jxHO4czSkI3duweJv5XTRA): There’s been a joke that all the web applications you’ve heard of are actually other Internet protocols reconfigured to answer on port 80. 1. [Reddit's Pao: "We Apologize"](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/DYaKJtTwn2z0lnM2een2fw), followed by [NY Times: Ellen Pao Is Stepping Down as Reddit’s Chief](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/JFps9AgMNNu7IutJ3aHlpA), and [Reddit CEO-of-the-week Steve "spez" Huffman: "Neither Alexis nor I created reddit to be a bastion of free speech, but rather as a place where open and honest discussion can happen: These are very complicated issues, and we are putting a lot of thought into it."](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/ShvVbf8c-BP8xMETYac8Ng). Well, _that_ escalated quickly. 1. [A Decentralised Reddit](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/gt1e32PkPWK1Br32U4GYjw) 1. [ProxyHam project, supposed wireless secure proxy, killed](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/Wo8GKAyl9hGkyEuUSuioDA) 1. [85 Years of Pluto](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/8SuNt4Yg5a29OUl3ssij6g) 1. [On UI](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/ef662JsTwbGM_zH1s8qGZg): high-speed,high-G interface design... 1. ["Conversation doesn't scale very well"](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/HYR4CLKh43AL2GKYL__IdA): —Dave Weinberger 1. [On UI](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/ef662JsTwbGM_zH1s8qGZg): "Never underestimate the hostility of the operating environment." 1. [TruthOut: Fourteen Propaganda Techniques Fox "News" Uses to Brainwash Americans (July, 2011)](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/dTQoPgPMC2P-8Rr3X7XNNA): What it says on the tin. File under Media", "Psychology", "Bullshit", and "Scary Shit". 1. [Tracking the Conversation: Postcapitalism](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/kkfMVN5egp0HsCy5zOmtew): Looking at _where the conversation happens_, topics across domains. 1. ["No, It's Not Your Opinion. You're Just Wrong"](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/YXkR941EKbv-Ho-m4gssDQ): "There’s a common conception that an opinion cannot be wrong....Reality does not care about your feelings. Education does not exist to persecute you. The misinformed are not an ethnic minority being oppressed.... No, it’s not your opinion. You’re just wrong." The fact that there may be _multiple_ truths doesn't mean there are _infinite_ truths, or that _all_ views are truths. 1. [Bullshit, Sources, Links, Transparency, and CSS Hacks](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/kC85bzev85jtq0FUjk1vcQ): Intersecting truth, bullshit, media, and technology, directly. 1. [Heads-up on my Ello CSS: Switching to Stylish from Stylebot](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/3VLA6dhEHsEbRoplUk0eYA): On client-side browser CSS management. 1. [Thoughts on Tufte CSS](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/Xw7JtBjAcgocr3DOFlYThA): On a proposed Web article standard, and on such concepts generally. 1. [Tracking the Conversation: "Mark Blyth"](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/rPizdGtcOi1UikLL1k4A1Q): Looking at where Blyth's austerity concepts are being discussed. 1. [Shorenstein Center's Alex Jones on Truth in Journalism](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/GnIU6hhy4RdauPb_BEX_qQ): The journalist and former director of Harvard's Shorenstein Center. The whole lecture is IMO fascinating. In it Jones argues convincingly for limits on free speech. 1. [Brewster Kahle: "Locking the Web Open: A Call for a Distributed Web"](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/SAF2Q7bs8iJyrBnUSFBYDQ): _[W]e need a Web that is reliable, a Web that is private, while keeping the Web fun._ 1. [On the Media asks: "What Can We Learn from Ashley Madison?" Dr. Morbius† replies: Data are Liability](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/rpBiM9SP2B_8JAGwDN8ogQ): A [Dreddit post](https://www.reddit.com/r/dredmorbius/comments/3hn4r5/on_the_media_asks_what_can_we_learn_from_ashley/). 1. [Web observations: uMatrix + Stylish = bliss](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/GwGDOuSqWn91CRkQBUQeYQ): Less crap == moar betterz. 1. [UL creating standard for wearable privacy and security](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/WpxN8iQyqeVYq2IdslymFQ): reshare, what it says on the tin. 1. [An Open Letter to Apple: Concerning Accessibility in OS X El Capitan](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/BS-wilowvB4-dvPFL_VrUQ): A litany of issues concerning usability and accessibility with Apple's latest desktop OS. 1. [Open letter to Hacker News concerning site usability via mobile](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/286XCLrGdn2hGbgRiKRovg): A list of issues with HN's site design. 1. [On Libraries and Book Thieves](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/wKoj0G0QhDGsUWVuhwRjjA): On libraries, LibGenesis and SciHub, and wants of present information technology as a research and curation tool. 1. [Google's recently announced official support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership is wrong and evil](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/w72jkl_pjfwq8w1_e_t6cg): Trade pacts and online ghost towns. 1. [I think betimes I read at the Web of Procrustes](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/pnywkecgnfjlcsbdhjuaea) 1. [When Your Employer is Evil](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/ffxbkqbac-f8dsz8wrjq2q): what a company does is highly relevant to its stakeholders: stockholders, executives, customers, users, community, business partners, vendors. And employees. 1. [Data are Liability: Home Security Camera (Netgear) Edition](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/fftvinnvh_gj3_v3csnm6g): "I logged into my online account and I can see the new owner, their house, and everything they're doing..." 1. [Hardware Troubles: Logitech Edition -- Failure to honour warranty](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/prnboxffrfh5hs-mm1f_fq): Logitech are lying, Logitech don't know what they're doing, or Logitech are exploiting _existing_ customers by not replacing hardware with like, and _future_ customers by continuing to sell the same, possibly defective-by-design, product. Follow-up: [Logitech Customer Care denying warranty service, refusing email](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/5y-ggnul129j7mogblrsmg). 1. [Writer's Markets: Indie eBook Sales beat Big 5, Amazon](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/xtrkiz5c08tpx7txhm8goq): AuthorEarnings has done a million-title study of US author earnings by eBook sales. 1. [Feedback to Pocket on its newly-implemented "Recommend" in-app button](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/3eucmp_s0tumjuoxmfclbw): Stop solving your own problems before addressing those of your users. 1. [Google Shit I Don't Have](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/y0ss_vplsmhsagqvf23fiq). But cannot be rid of. ### Meta -- posts about Ello and online community I've spent a fair bit of time practicing my law of new new media platforms: using them to discuss themselves. Much of this is historical, Ello has been developing rapidly, and many early observations don't apply so much as describe _what once was_. As a technical history of Ello they may be interesting. 1. [Why do social networks have to get worse and worse after their initial awesome start-up/early adopters period?](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/3IBWhguF8XRu58cuLLtttw): Why the Odzylko-Tilly rule trumps Metcalfe's Law. 1. [An early "bugs'n'glitches' post](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/9ccg1gdCDTeLnaS6eDHKPw): If you want to see just how far Ello's come, this post from September, 2014, highlights a slew of early gripes. 1. [There's the usual casting about, and castigating, of what this is, how it works, and where the money is regards @Ello](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/UAKW0OuNa84qGz-CcuThJQ): an early "theory of Ello" post -- social dynamics, funding, etc. 1. [Morbius's Law of New New Media Platforms](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/H4mXSK6nC35gLUucGdkrqw): The first topic of discussion shall be of the platform itself, what it is, what it isn't, and how its design shapes those roles. 1. [Ello Comment dialog controls positioning and random placement / disappearance has officially crossed the threshold from "quirky" to "annoying".](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/Pw7nKJOzyXHbmgb1MPAV8w): This _still_ exists to an extent, though it's gotten better. 1. [Thoughts on content, blocking and other elements](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/Bbielzzd3z1tEG3Kp5ZJxw): Yeah, I spend a lot of time discussing content quality, curation, and Voice. 1. [I'm watching Ello repeat many of the dynamics of other platforms. That's ... somewhat frustrating](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/FTpX7LWNFjtOpYGu5xRkHg): September, 2014 reflections on Ello's dynamics. This is the "channels" post. 1. [Ello now has a "Block" button. And data takeout](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/7xkzxTmNrHlRT00qK87tng): I'm a _huge_ fan of data liberation. The feature's changed a bit, you can find it in[Ello's Export](https://ello.co/export). 1. [Rather than "Blocking" and "Muting" think of "Voice" and "Visibility" by context](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/GMXLAeSPutZrqZySM-JRVw): A different perspective on "blocking" features. 1. [Another bit of a stumper on Ello: How do you figure out who's writing good posts?](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/tvdRvPnIAHDVQh46aVIVJA): Worth noting only because it's been solved so well: Ello's reposts, Search, and Communities. All of which are excellent hacks of the Interest Graph. 1. [While the whole +1 dynamic of various sites can be banal, I've also found it occasionally useful.](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/ax4LaXskvpvONbFQwwJslA): Reflections on Ello pre-:heart:. 1. [Ello's got Notifications](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/JC2vh_yYkPKhkIRONXJcBg): From when Ello first implemented Notifications. 1. [In which I realize that the ability to apply classification tags to users is a feature I want in pretty much any and all comms networks.](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/Ehyykv511hl5KdSDYUMBaQ): Still not implemented as of July, 2015, though as I'm starting to manage communities, something I'd like even more... 1. [Affordances (and wants) of the Ello UI](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/TOziR-kDXQMvsjIk_0FB3A): Ello v1, so historical. But of possible interest. 1. [Been taking a bit of an Ello vacation, noticed the edit dialogs have improved via "less is more"](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/aUB32dT3gIaa6cNJhpmMig): Noting progress November, 2014. 1. [So, Ello doesn't keep participants in discussions informed of updates to that conversation.](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/Sfi9duw5mFYL89KNpokNWQ): Since addressed in part via Ello's Love, which creates bookmarks. More may be coming. 1. [Something Ello and other Stream-based content sites would benefit from IMO](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/qh-HgTcJl2IiG2Z1pgAOqg): Daylines and distinguishing seen, dismissed, and new content. 1. [There's a great inside-the-workshop post on Ello's lessons in scaling](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/svXcYHFHoAXXtIxG7nIAAA): "5 Early Lessons from Rapid, High Availability Scaling with Rails". 1. [More Ello Meta -- Friend, Noise, and more](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/yiTSPF8l7vUz_Gh8QqxCfA): What impresses me most from this post is how many of the ideas were picked up, in some fashion (not necesarrily how I'd considered them), by Ello. Pretty good discussion as well. 1. [Ello Meta: Notifications -- it's actually pretty good](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/Dhl05vDxaU_sOxc3WslDhg): No secret, I'm a huge fan of Ello's Notifications. And they actually keep gettin' better. 1. [Ello design: Where and what post metadata are, presentation, Fitts, dates, bring back the 1950s, usernames, Search](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/11AFejmejrtKta_x_WVFOw). I've ended up addressing virtually all of these in CSS (save the timestamps). 1. [This is a challenge to the Ello team (and Ello members)](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/qNaGY6s0tStDkT5eaubaLg): Figure out how to make it sinfully easy and simple for the exceptionally talented set of early-adopters who came to Ello to add their words of wit and wisdom. (This is a standing challenge.) 1. [Ooh! I've got Ello v2.](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/vt6pLfLJjteMAo9F7_UOJQ): Notes on the Ello v2 release. 1. [More on Discover: Make user browsing easier](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/deWW5Apua8g-Km6QjHf3dQ) 1. [Ello Unifies Re-shares](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/aCHoFmVtdzevkbqADpLduQ): Ello's approach to sharing creates a Plaza rather than multiple Warrens, _combining_ rather than _splitting_ conversation. 1. [Trouble in Paradise: Spam comes to Ello](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/H8Qw86rIPbTk1Jj-LKReRA): In which a spam network is discovered. The Joe Camp and Red Fox Ello Spam Networks. Also: [Possible Spam risk with Ello's unified reposts](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/21GpHjp7PhvN0CXcE9cN4A) and [A Second (latent?) Ello Spam Network: "Red Fox"](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/VLxuTA8E4sjrMvJWBENmsw). 1. [A Middle Path on Blocking](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/fE7cIuVA36pv1Lsz1CgPvA): I do wish that it worked slightly differently. That is, if I block someone I don't want them on my threads and I have no intention of visiting theirs. The problem arises on third-party threads. 1. [Love, Bookmarks, and the Public / Private Divide](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/va4zCXfCX2oVXwBglEtNng) 1. [Ello suggestion: A list of my comments](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/qCx7mLya-2LRTansDcefeQ) 1. ["We didn’t want it to be chatty, snappy, we wanted it to actually be a real community where people posted high-quality stuff where it was very positive, with more long-form writing."](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/GUi76l5bYubCU0tqAOtBkA): Ello CEO @budnitz on his aims for the community. 1. [My guiding principle is: be the Ello I want to see.](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/PnSCPa6Bqeym1fSM2PzDBA) 1. [AMAGeddon and Reddit Alternatives: Possible interest for the Ello crew](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/rCla36HuTRpyJ88U-oIQkw) 1. [Ello "Featured Users" and Beta features](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/j3-aHcZLilfGvxLxU-H6Ew) 1. [Ello Community Leads: What are your tricks & issues?](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/N88OZC1omBa2iT3k7Wftyg) 1. [Ello As Blog / Publishing Platform](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/HN7ZS4dFJDWsSq3JayVIbg): Ello should really own the space Medium occupies. It's an excellent publishing platform. Its support for Markdown, tables, headers, and code blocks are specifically why I've chosen it as the platform of choice for several of my larger-form pieces. 1. [Ello: Enquiring minds want to know: what's happening with "Friend/Noise"?](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/A2F4Rlrphh0c_NRhsnjgTA): "Follow" button. 1. [Pushing Limits -- Large tables and Ello](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/8Gcnc-Q3I0-NafaYJBgWdw): What happens when you try to post a set of large and complex tables totalling 410,873 characters. Spoiler: it's fugly. 1. [Ellothought: Y'know what would be cool? :family:s :two_hearts:s -- loves of friends](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/r3vfYgO7LxQd7B6JvMibDA): collectively browse the :two_hearts:s of your :family:s, or at least selected contacts. 1. [In Which a Space Alien Cat visits Ello Intergallactic HQ](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/EijD1OLGVKXiqRK_tVfIdw): The natives are friendly. 1. [Ello and Android Tablets: editing ](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/KplGEPIgYmMsmJHjbRVsYg): I'm experiencing some NoJoy attempting to use Ello from an Android Tablet.... 1. [More on Android experience: Chrome fares better than Firefox](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/DuIFMYadx3VktCsTpmcRoA): Ello from the Firefox browser on Android is a virtually completely lost cause. Android _slightly_ better, but it's rough. 1. [Ello on Android -- Animations](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/HWHQk0LGpVlMsdR3B0d4mg): Please, don't. 1. [So, what happened to Friends / Noise?](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/m28x9rRfthi5v4Sr-9NxaQ): Friends/noise becomes Following/Starred. 1. [Trying out the Ello Android app](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/qu2crguezjdjtge5uz2oww): First impressions: it definitely looks like Ello. ### Ello Tips & Questions As above, Ello changes rapidly, so specific pointers tend to age quickly. But these may be useful. See also, of course, Ello's "help" pages, [https://ello.co/wtf](wtf). 1. [How to create Ello search links](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/hKdfyw52J2cR05yEZtQ2ZQ): https://ello.co/search?terms=your+search 1. [Ello Tip: "repost" == "subscribe to ALL comments"](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/VS57ryP2279aG1ZxJ8pBwQ) 1. [Are there any hard-core math and science Ello types around?](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/6Jx_lL_C0XA3mX8H4t2siA) 1. [Ello Tip: Profile "Pages" -- Post Indexes, FAQs, or Whatevs](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/VcJS4jK_vU6XC610W3orGQ): Stuff like this. 1. [Ello's "time travel" feature has changed. Discussion here](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/vo8md0w9cv5iqlkp-o7vhg) ### Ello CSS Mods I'm a firm believer in user-determines-policy regards the Web, and that includes exploring alternatives to Ello's stock styling. The evolution of those experiments. 1. [My modest ello.co CSS restyling](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/NqniJv3_vnP0IrgJtM7Mvg): my first (Ello v1) attempts. 1. [More mucking with Ello CSS -- I've added handles and usernames to avatars, sort-of](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/-W-y8nMCwVkqV1GlYmgKRQ): more early-stage experiments. 1. [For those curious about my CSS mods on Ello via Stylebot on Chrome](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/LgNXwgdh2guoVH46oA1oyg): Ello v1 mods, with links to screenshots. 1. [Ello nights ...](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/fHg08pv2g-MF2b83R-U-Aw): A dark-mode CSS. [Later update](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/8qJ_PcPDskUUA3huaRivBw). 1. [Ello v2 restyled](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/zknDt3DoTylbxs5APwJklg): Start of my Ello v2 CSS hacks. The restyling's gotten more pronounced since the first version. Includes [a set of screenshots](http://imgur.com/a/bv6k5). 1. [Resizing (and floating) Ello's images](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/YEKO65uVBG-JSigyncDu0w): what it says on the tin. 1. [Ello Earthtones ...](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/g_pSleVaT1nTsk4gepwaQA): Another colour-theme Ello variant. [Screenshot](https://d324imu86q1bqn.cloudfront.net/uploads/asset/attachment/2333818/ello-xhdpi-700a486c.jpg). 1. [ElloDesign: Initials, Boldlines, and Grid View](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/QGKKdiuqUw6O7ROl-V3uJA): a surprisingly effective style tweak for easier readability of "cards"-based views. 1. [ElloV2 Restyled: Article and user counts](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/diyUL4VxI-9HTBYI9hsMsA). Inspired by not wanting to hand-count spam profiles and posts, as it turns out... 1. [An Ello "LJ-CUT" limited post preview -- in CSS](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/QVrGmoO6B8EU-fFo2-Hk6g) ### Referred from Elsewhere 1. ["Race is an illusion: a very powerful one, often fatally so"](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/5pxC0b3xjLYMsWxX5-9LFQ): Steve S's G+ [rebuttal of the anti-anti-racism viewpoint](https://plus.google.com/u/0/+SteveSIsBack/posts/SqdBkqLXUpB). ### Music / Video / Fiction Occasional bits, shared. 1. [One Wish Too Many](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/kdKgo0nbpm_67jVXvolGqA): Video. The classic 1950s British children's film 1. [Ambient Dishwasher](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/CAIgJdNG_N0tGcJW4iBIUw): Music? 1. [Losing My Strings...](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/V_0eRzoeJGQG_PJjYwL3WA): Music -- Tallywood String Quartet/REM 1. [Ludovico Einaudi: I Giorni](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/GjahOJ-TxcKyUKImUrbmlw): Music. A rare _excellent_ modern classical composition. 1. [Uh oh, :heart: comes to town](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/FOTAEj3CyGiuhpKLJeazWg): Music. Talking Heads. 1. [Pixel City](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/j2TU7exmMI0bTC_mFwheUw): Video / computer animation. 1. [Courtesy Call](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/dcAABn1GyTIEXl7O0vBPXA): Short Story. 1. ["The Appropriation of Cultures " by Percival Everett](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/mCJRVIVmBt_vRsNDEt1z3Q): Story reading. 1. [The Epic of Gilgamesh in original Sumerian](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/zbzh8K1FlsKftuzUJc7wNw): Music. Ur-classical. 1. [A Love Supreme](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/TFuggAg0KRCLda8d9kkytA): Music 1. [No Moods, Ads or Cutesy Fucking Icons (Re-reloaded) » Not exactly SF, but pretty fucking Orwellian just the same](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/1plyZDITXzCEffr60kjEYw): What's your Vulnerability Index? ### Personal Reflections and passages. 1. [Good Man Down](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/wxd06ot8UUBKqKGzycxQLw): In Memorium, Dieter Mueller. 1. [NPR Junkie sadness: Richard Sher, host of "Says You", has died](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/E7Ux55naXH0Fmx5kC3LxgQ) ### Underappreciated... In which I laugh at my own jokes... 1. [Ikea has exits?](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/uUINFINGahL-mKhLBwkVbw) 1. [Homeopaths without borders is a thing.](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/48ynsm9ApY1Qe3yr4SHDMw) 1. [Hello, laddies](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/zffOZy0kxL6xIN1IC7e2Ag): ...sadly the train _isn't_ on the rails.... 1. [WAT](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/898rAE2aamFDmoaR4uQTiA): Strictly speaking a wat is a Buddhist sacred precinct... 1. [A stark night in a network that knows how to share your secrets, but on the top floor of the Askme Building, one man is still trying to find the answers to life's persistent CAPTCHAs -- Bai Moore, SEO Consultant.](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/VLlbNaUcqIbn_NMVzGBPTA): Apologies to Mr. Keillor. 1. [Should array indices start at 0 or 1?](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/vXqET87uMMcD69RkORwIGQ_): Or compromise at 0.5.... 1. [So ... a neutrino walks into a bar ... and keeps on going.](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/kxYgejos9srnch_ZHuXv0Q) 1. [Edward is hardcore](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/bopQzZiOlvGozLopvq99hA). That's how I roll. Motherfuckers. 1. [Lesser-known Laws of Thermodynamics](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/Hfe6jdmtY7OVx0GWMpL6oA) 1. [Mad Girlfriend Bug](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/IKG4S7AH-oYeg_R0YnF5AA): When you see something strange happening, but the software is telling you everything is fine. 1. [Mobile device sizes, explained](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/L-GtdVjiqoQu5cPsdBAlJQ) 1. [I'm mad as hell over outrage, and I'm not going to take it any more!!!](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/7AWAojg3bv_ghwGi9b_EJQ) 1. [I'm launching a startup based on reinventing reinventing the wheel.](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/Suobgc6OVa8BUlPAR6hZzA) 1. [Is there a Doctor in the House?](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/FcktpCMOdIdR4R-hNCqUZQ): Etymology and history of 'doctor'. Leeches. 1. [Your occasional etymology: "Eunice" and "Colette" are related names](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/ctbbt0rx7ylzswy9du2hhg): Related to Santa Clause and the Greek winged goddess of victory. 1. [When you've lost Charlie Sheen...](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/0zc9n_yx9qtdw6shwcmjpa) 1. [Google+ is now five years old](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/ojkzhnpfqdpdiczmnrwnva). It's acting its age. ### My "Ello, World" First post 1. [Id has arrived](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/IeobwP62alw69kLIE9TqKA) ### Post Index 1. [Dr. Ed Morbius's Ello Post Index & Desiderata](https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/DLz9C2Z6x-TvkD7rxTxWpw): Indexception... ## Elloiim of note (To be expanded) I've found the following folks particularly interesting. **General Tech Insights / Journalism** Both these women take a critical eye to current trends. Strongly recommended. * @quinn: Solid insights on tech. * @mlp Solid insights on tech. **The SciFi Grott** Ello seems to have attracted a fair crowd of authors... * @bruces: He writes Sci Fi. May have heard of him. * @cstross: He writes Sci Fi. May have heard of him. * @scalzi: He writes Sci Fi. May have heard of him. * @kseniaanske: She writes Sci Fi. You will be hearing of her. _A lot_. She's irrepressible. **Dragged in from the Plus** Acquaintences from the Google Ghost Town. * @ferdiz: Thoughtful guy, solid posts. * @peter-strempel: Irrascible long-form curmudgeon. Will antagonise you. This is a Good Thing. * @simons_mith **Found on Ello** * @ddailey: Computer graphics. Does some amazing stuff with SVG (scalable vector graphics). * @trentonleetiemeyer: _Really_ good poetry. * @snippe: Another of the more thoughtful types on Ello. * @shannen0: Will make you question your reality. You may decide you accept it afterward, but the examination is worthwhile. **Communities / Alter Egos** * @ellogreen: Sustainability and stuff. I moderate. ##" target="_blank">## Awaiting the 2nd coming: These profiles seem mostly dead, but I hope... * @cshirky: Online / social media maven. @dangillmor: Formerly of the SJ Murky News. Does _Journalism_. Emphasised. With a capital 'J'. * @dmarti: Another long-term techie. See his blog at http://zgp.net/~dmarti * @paulmasonnews: BBC and similar reporter and author, most recently, _Postcapitalism_. * @swaney3: When he writes, which is rarely, his stories are amazing. * @zephoria: Online / social media maven. * @zittrain: Online / social media maven.ello.co