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Sun poked its head out the day after Christmas. Should have been singing that song from Annie instead of Jingle Bells back on the 25th! 😆

Anthony James' work with mirrors is amazing. On the surface, the premise is simple: opposing 2-way mirrors in various angles or set parallel, but the effect and execution is incredible

Especially the portals series
vimeo.com/321319194

#Art #ConceptArt

Last video of the year!!!

> Holiday fun in the Columbia Gorge & McMinnville. Oregon is beautiful almost any time of year, but in the late fall/beginning of winter it is particularly striking. I also talk about the future of the channel and what’s next in 2020!

jaredwhite.com/videos/20191223

“People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.”
–Anton Chekhov

Dear Santa,

I've been a good project all year, my list is short and sweet like Mrs.Claus!

- S3 Support
- Stories
- Instagram Import

Love,
Pixelfed

Hanukkah ain't Jewish Christmas. It's a story about folks trying to tell Jews they couldn't be Jews so we killed them and made a days worth of oil stretch for eight. It's a resilience in the face of oppression and poverty story.

Happy Hanukkah!

> Word processor pioneer dies aged 93

Evelyn Berezin put the Data Secretary on sale in 1971, creating a new industry.

bbc.com/news/technology-465399

Everyone who tells you "Just use XMPP" needs to try the iOS apps first. They are not even alpha level quality rn. There are millions of people who (for one reason or another) are stuck in Apple's ecosystem with either iPhone or iPad and telling them to "just switch to an Android" is counter productive and wasteful to the environment. So next time you are about to bully someone about how they should start using XMPP maybe instead fire up X Code and try to fix some usability bugs first... /rant

UI/UX will win with users EVERY DAMN TIME. The only way free protocols can get any mainstream traction is if the UI/UX is *as good if not better* than proprietary alternatives.

People will use Twitter, IG, Facebook, etc. for the rest of time…if the UX is way better. Period. End of discussion.

That's why Twitter's foray into open protocols is SO IMPORTANT. If they can bring their UX knowhow into the discussion, that's a GOOD THING. This can't just be libre-geek-hacker world forevermore.

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I need to get something off my chest. Buckle up folks.

I'm deeply concerned about the future of the and open social protocols. NOT because of the recent Twitter news, but quite the opposite.

The way so many poo-poo'd and decried those efforts was heartbreaking. It shows a severe blind spot in the "libre" community.

Listen, if you don't understand why Twitter, why iOS, why Microsoft (back in the day), etc. is popular, you just don't get this fight.

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2000s hackers: My dream is to connect all of my devices to the internet.
2020s hackers: My dream is to disconnect all of my devices from the internet.

KOIN Center — Portland's pyramid. One of the most recognizable landmarks of the skyline. Also rocks some fine eating establishments and coffee shops.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey dropped a bombshell announcement yesterday about the decentralized, open-protocol-based future of Twitter, and The Jared White Show is here to talk about what it means for the “fediverse” (the existing federated social networking world of Mastodon, etc.), why Twitter is even doing this, how Dorsey has never been a clone of Zuckerberg, and much more. This just might be one of the most important episodes of the show to date!

jaredwhite.com/podcast/45/

Something about the quality of light in late fall. Ahhh 😌

(Location: Cascade Locks)

The touristy areas in and around Portland, Oregon are—for the most part—actually awesome. Multnomah Falls is no exception! It's not that long of a drive from the city, and the views are breathtaking. I'm glad the upper bridge is open again after the past fires!

It's Tech Talk Tuesday! 🥳

Listen for a deep dive into my iPad-centric photo/video workflow and specifically how I manage file transfers and cloud storage for maximum efficiency and "on-the-go" creativity.

This is riveting stuff, folks. Riveting.

jaredwhite.com/podcast/44/

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