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New 2020 format for The Jared White Show: answering listener questions every episode!

Got a question about ethical content creation, open web tech, iPad Pro workflows, geek fandom? (Scroll down for more topics)

I'll be recording an episode later today, so get your questions in now! 🎙

Buy me a "kombucha" and get your answer!

buymeacoffee.com/jaredwhite

"Cameron Diaz has just announced on Instagram that she and husband Benji Madden are the new parents to a baby girl named Raddix."
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Raddix

First photo shoot of the year! I got some neat shots of Portland's famed Pearl District and Naito Parkway which follows the edge of the Willamette River through downtown .

I'm so excited and grateful to begin a new year of creative joy here on Mastodon and around the web. A lot happened over the past 12 months to make it seem pointless or foolhardy to keep going with photography and content creation, but I feel like I've turned a corner and am more enthused than ever before. I love seeing all the wonderful, wacky, and diverse expressions of the fediverse, and I can't wait to discover what's in store for 2020!

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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