“If You Missed PBS’ August Wilson Doc, ‘The Ground on Which I Stand,’ Watch It in Full Now!” and other Twinks…

Shadow And Act [shadowandact] If You Missed PBS’ August Wilson Doc, ‘The Ground on Which I Stand,’ Watch It in Full Now! http://t.co/G6M50SQ8VA http://t.co/uTtVPRkkbO

the kinte space [KinteSpace] As Ebola Outbreak Slows, World Health Body Shifts Focus http://t.co/wJffd7chlX

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Jazz Saxophonist Branford Marsalis: Jay-Z Doesn’t Know What He’s Talking About http://t.co/qo5kjasFoD

Dr. Shana L. Redmond [ShanaRedmond] “What it Feels Like to Be a Black Professor” by @johnljacksonjr. Negotiating “one disrespectful dismissal to another” http://t.co/8fszGtPtwu

the kinte space [KinteSpace] New York’s First Black Female CPA Dies http://t.co/C7fWzQoU5A

the kinte space [KinteSpace] What Is the Future for Modern-Dance Companies? http://t.co/eNYdJ2XYAd

the kinte space [KinteSpace] in the pro-indigenous context, literacy means understanding with intimate mastery the symbol systems of Europeans while remaining cultured

OffendedNDN [_RuthHopkins] “The objectives are the total destruction & devastation of their settlements & the capture of many prisoners” -George Washington on Natives

OffendedNDN [_RuthHopkins] “This unfortunate race…have by their unexpected desertion & ferocious barbarities justified extermination.” -Thomas Jefferson on Natives

OffendedNDN [_RuthHopkins] Abraham Lincoln signed the order to execute 38 of my Dakota warrior brethren in Mankato 1863, the largest mass execution in US history.

OffendedNDN [_RuthHopkins] “Nothing is more certain than if tribes do not become civilized, that they will decline, & become extinct.” -Pres. James Monroe on Natives

OffendedNDN [_RuthHopkins] President Andrew Jackson was called an ‘Indian Killer.’ He signed the Indian Removal Act that caused the Trail of Tears. Thousands died.

ESP [Trelaire1st] Women are different these days..they aren’t the traditional women our mothers and grandmothers were.

Elise Hu [elisewho] Researcher: we expect too much of our marriages today, partly bc digital social networks actually narrow our bonds http://t.co/4L7pR0paUK

Althea Champagnie [Champagnie] “One of the greatest gifts you can give to anyone is the gift of attention.” – Jim Rohn

Maria Popova [brainpicker] The difference between routine and ritual, and why a full life requires both http://t.co/FHBwk2L0s0 http://t.co/H4jj7hoL0j

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Growing up black in Britain: 1950 to 1990 http://t.co/KHvBsgcW1H

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Ethiopia tipped for tourism surge http://t.co/m2js1A3s2i

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Auto traffic in Los Angeles? It’s been stressful from the start http://t.co/9xeUOU2wqh

Wilson K. Kutegeka [Kutegz] A Simple Strategy to Prevent Feeling Overwhelmed and Over-committed http://t.co/RJyTOMyfOe via @Entrepreneur

Jeff Atwood [codinghorror] Satellite radio is so bad. Audio quality embarrassing. Listen to a channel for a week and you have heard every song they will ever play.

Bryan D. Wilhite [BryanWilhite] Programmer IS A Career Path, Thank You | DaedTech http://t.co/URFxygSNCr

Althea Champagnie [Champagnie] MT @Variety The “Uberization” of technology is destroying jobs and killing creativity http://t.co/GL8P9MMgHl http://t.co/JmiWfuAo2Z

John Edwin Mason [johnedwinmason] V cool. @ICPhotog is showing off its collection of African American vernacular photography. http://t.co/1Z2oarBqCt http://t.co/BGJlWUC0CF

the kinte space [KinteSpace] England’s most influential poet (you’ve never heard of) http://t.co/PVl12LWU10

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Palestinian children feel security lash http://t.co/M45ZhSk97j

the kinte space [KinteSpace] must listen: Chuck Vinson http://t.co/U9BIE84gBZ on #JustKillingTime #147 http://t.co/MpEGOi3Pw0 @MaronzioVance

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The History Of Lynching In America Is Worse Than You Think, Says Study http://t.co/lfXngVZfmS

African Proverbs [AF_Proverbs] The tears running down your face do not blind you. ~Togolese Proverb

Charlene Carruthers [CharleneCac] Do tell me what “black on black crime” has to do with a police officer or vigilantes choice to kill one of us? @SaucySisTah @jadore_jamar @

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Support the Dallas 6 http://t.co/pTs2QsFVpj @MumiaAbuJamal http://t.co/0xRID5blOd

Mari Matsuo [Mari_Matsuo] As Study Finds 4,000 Lynchings [in <75 yrs] in Jim Crow South, Will US Ever Address Legacy of White Terrorism? http://t.co/sbZarZ7mDP

the kinte space [KinteSpace] An Intimate Look at the People and Places Behind ‘Made in China’ Labels http://t.co/fvqzOIwd3w

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Study: 8 Million Metric Tons of Plastic Dumped Into Oceans Annually http://t.co/kjkihnVAGY

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Syma X5C Quadcopter Drone Test Flight: http://t.co/g7JzSo535v via @YouTube

The Black Fish [theblackfishorg] Why you will stop eating tuna http://t.co/A7b26FjNQZ #health #pollution #fish #mercury http://t.co/t2HnrG43Um via @Alex_Verbeek

the kinte space [KinteSpace] there was a brief moment in hip hop when the worst thing one could be called on record is a “sucker mc” @MrChuckD

the kinte space [KinteSpace] she had to deal with the golf-course people too #wolfofwallstreet

No Quarter Given [chaedria] I get so in my feelings about Basquiat. Can’t even talk about it.

A rare non-exchange un-between @liberatormag and @KinteSpace

Starting with Brian Kasoro and a few others that I am literally unable to name, Liberator Magazine has been one of the most consistent supporters of what I’ve been struggling with here in the kinté space. My relatively recent appearance on Twitter as @KinteSpace has been supported most enthusiastically by @liberatormag, making my Twitter experience pleasant.

But one day I went too far.

The @liberatormag Twitter account (I do not know exactly who is posting for @liberatormag at any given time) posted a link to an educational tool around a subject near and dear to my heart. So, you can see from my archive of the non-exchange, I began to send multiple messages about this educational subject to @liberatormag. These messages were not explicitly requested by @liberatormag. I just sent them—one after another.

When I first appeared on Twitter, I engaged in this behavior with at least two (supposedly female) Twitter accounts. These accounts blocked my account immediately, based in the context (evidently) that I “assaulted” them within some patriarchal/anti-patriarchal gender-political context. I learned very quickly to non-engage with such folk and since I have been alive for decades in the United States, without being put in handcuffs once, I can non-interact with people very, very well.

But I was too comfortable with @liberatormag.

A rare non-exchange un-between @liberatormag and @KinteSpace (Twinks without links)

What I am seeing from my curated ‘Twinks’ is me tweeting directly to a Twitter account while said Twitter account does not refer to my account directly, yet appears to directing messages to it because of the coincidence of Twitter-timeline context. I then use @KinteSpace to state that I perceive what is going on and then I stop. I’m done with that exchange.

What is important for me to remember is how folks these days not speak to each other. People (and by “people” I mean adults) appear to be so “smart” or so “busy” that they don’t have the time to respectfully tell another person that their presence is not welcome. It seems (perhaps) to be based on the assumption that the person asserting themselves is supposed to know that they should not speak unless they are spoken to—which is something I thought only mothers told their children.

Or (perhaps) it is more like the boss that is too timid to fire people and they just “hope” they go away… Enough with the guessing!

You see, kids, “my world” on the Web starts with the CompuServe forum (which existed before the Web)—not the fucking nightclub. I have this old man’s habit of thinking that I can just talk to anyone in the world about any subject (in a debatably “appropriate” context) just because I am on the Internet. I think the Internet is an extension of a college campus and not the military technology that it formed its genesis.

I habitually and too often erroneously see the Internet as a tool for the free exchange of ideas. I am reminded continually that it’s more like a tool for hierarchical, monetized socialization—based on New York night-life traditions, replicated throughout the urbanizing world. (This petty clique shit is also happening in the hard-core tech world as well.)

The Internet never had people in it—and now it’s probably out of ideas as well…

The bigger picture: Twinks are better than comments!

One of the things I learned very quickly in the hard-core tech wired world is that few folks are motivated to leave comments on your Blog unless they get the feeling people other than you will see their words. So, for the most part, you have people pretending to talk to you, talking around you for the sake of the larger “community.” Jeff Atwood’s StackOverflow.com addressed this situation head on and formalized this practice with positive effect.

What Twitter also provides, as a monetizing hierarchical socializing platform, is a centralized way to talk around people on a planetary scale. When the “Black Twitter” people are not talking to me, they often say the most interesting things (because when folks are talking to me these days it is mostly, “wha?” “huh?” and other North American hep-cat interjections). So, instead of complaining (more), I can sincerely demonstrate my respect for others (while they have no respect for me—okay, that was unfair of me) by ‘curating’ their Twitter tweets into Twitter-links or Twinks.

I built a crappy Twinks-building system (for myself) that utilizes Microsoft Azure in places. I use this system to turn tweets back into old-school Blog posts by dragging and dropping a stream-of-consciousness ‘collage’ of tweets into one big glob of HTML.

To me, Twinks take a snapshot in time—an image of my composition—of the history of the social-media world. It became quite clear to me how important this work is (for me) when the Ferguson, Missouri murder scandal broke out.

Twinks may also help to answer questions my adult children may have about why their father died sad and alone with his “dogmatic” ideas.

“‘The Upsetter: The Life & Music of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’ Released On New Self-Distribution Platform” and other Twinks…

Shadow And Act [shadowandact] ‘The Upsetter: The Life & Music of Lee “Scratch” Perry’ Released On New Self-Distribution Platform http://t.co/7V81u45D

Laughing Squid [LaughingSquid] Tokyo Compression, Photos of Commuters in Overcrowded Tokyo Trains http://t.co/dcgS4YqU

Microsoft Research [MSFTResearch] Check it out:Tedx pays tribute to Richard Feynman: http://bit.ly/fGDJ0p
& see other Feynman videos: http://bit.ly/eUg7ak

Shadow And Act [shadowandact] For 1st Time Ever, August Wilson Estate Grants Rights to Record American Century Cycle Plays http://t.co/S3vK0l6J

Thomas Dolby [ThomasDolby] My interview with @PartyBen of @SlackerRadio at @Moogfest is up: http://t.co/X2ssHofa #moog

Dr. Kiki Sanford [drkiki] There are no words… Your Daughter Died http://t.co/De5N6lyi

Visually [Visually] Stock Check: How Long Will The Earth’s Resources Last? #Infographic http://t.co/96Lrnx30

African Entrepreneur [africatechie] Nigeria’s Refineries Rated Worst In Africa http://t.co/PfUjeOB8

Laughing Squid [LaughingSquid] George Lucas Talks About The Future of Lucasfilm & Star Wars After Disney Purchase http://t.co/X3td9SSW @disney @starwars

Geek am I [geekami] A complete map of the Star Wars Universe. Enjoy! #geek http://bit.ly/dNjMER

Shadow And Act [shadowandact] Kevin Clash’s Accuser Recants Sex Abuse Claim – But Is It Too Late? http://t.co/Q2WDxx8j

Indiegogo [Indiegogo] CAMPAIGN OF THE DAY: This documentary film tells the story of the highly influential world of modular synthesizers http://t.co/X5hlXa2m

Laughing Squid [LaughingSquid] Animal Cheat Sheet Helps Spot Differences Between Similar Creatures http://t.co/1k8d9gLC

Dave Winer ☮ [davewiner] Alibaba.com executives resign amid fraud probe. http://r2.ly/6z5n

Jeff Atwood [codinghorror] My AT&T @UVerse install has been a disaster. Terrible, unreliable ‘net speeds and now I’m finding the salesperson lied on pricing. Avoid.

Julie Lerman [julielerman] WTF? RT @PeterRitchie: Wow, @facebook has reached a whole new level of #suck http://lynk.at/ktTLiw

Dave Winer ☮ [davewiner] Google inaugurates its super-high-speed Internet service. http://t.co/JamgdvcE

Charles Schwab Corp [CharlesSchwab] Watch Founder & Chairman of the board Chuck Schwab discuss the debt situation & investing strategies to think about http://t.co/YkkrpvzW ^EM

Scott Hanselman [shanselman] Fascinating explanation with examples of how color blind people see, and how to design for them. http://t.co/1grmvGnA

Amy Hoy [amyhoy] “Personally, I wouldn’t be caught dead defending shitty sw” – @MrAlanCooper

Erik Mork [Erik_Mork] Guess which Silverlight MVP has a scary (if benign) berserker rage. Gave me nightmares. An anagram: erain

Pete Brown [Pete_Brown] Man! This person upstairs has been pacing in their cement shoes since 6am. Thinking of taking him for swimming lessons in the sound.

Charles Schwab Corp [CharlesSchwab] Accrdng to @usedgov the avg cost of tuition @ 4yr public college is ~15K. Read up on diff types of savings plans http://cot.ag/eqiq1D ^LT

Charles Schwab Corp [CharlesSchwab] Take advantage of tax breaks your entitled to. It’s not what u make but what u keep that counts. Tips to consider http://cot.ag/eC15tO ^MC

@elijahmanor, @jongalloway and others…

@elijahmanor Elijah Manor

“Modernizr.js : Feature Detection” by @OdeToCode #webdev z-t.go.ly

@elijahmanor Elijah Manor

“KnockoutJS Custom Binding for Invoking an Action with Enter Key” by @smichelotti #javascript sd3.go.ly

@jongalloway Jon Galloway

JSON Formatter & Validator—can take a URL and return validated / formatted JSON – jsonformatter.curiousconcept.com

@elijahmanor Elijah Manor

“Setting up ASP.NET MVC 3 to work with jQuery UI 1.9” #jquery http://v8h.go.ly

@elijahmanor Elijah Manor

“Replacing Text Nodes With jQuery” by @bennadel #jquery http://t5v.go.ly

@mtaulty Mike Taulty

I missed this “Was .NET all a mistake” bit.ly/peV466—the background is well written and it’s a good (provocative) discussion

@elijahmanor Elijah Manor

“SassAndCoffee 1.1 Released for ASP.NET (MVC & WebForms)” by @xpaulbettsx #aspnetmvc http://j.mp/owcJ6A

@pluralsight Pluralsight

Free Webcast—Improving Web Performance with Robert Boedigheimer—starts in 30 minutes! http://ow.ly/66uND RT

@codinghorror Jeff Atwood

“HTML5 standardizes every terrible practice inflicted on us by browser authors, making them part of the web forever.” stackoverflow.com/questions/3434…

@pluralsight Pluralsight

Steve Michelotti @smichelotti has just published a new course: ASP.NET MVC Scaffolding bit.ly/qQf8zy

@kazuhito Kazuhito Kidachi

Don’t use IDs in CSS selectors? ❧ Oli.jp (@boblet) – http://icio.us/kLHLoH

@jongalloway Jon Galloway

Strange to see IE Conditional Comments go http://bit.ly/qka6HV—handy for IE6 specific stylesheets, hopefully no longer as necessary.

@LeaVerou Lea Verou

Microsoft removes conditional comments, behaviors and XML Data Islands from IE10, due to incompatibilities with HTML5 blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2…

@JohnBristowe John Bristowe

Awesome scrolling experience is awesome: http://www.newzealand.com/

@KyleMcClellan Kyle McClellan

Survey: Tell me what you think of the RIA DomainService Wizard http://bit.ly/ljXCEq #RIAServices

@martinfowler Martin Fowler

I’ve published an article on eradicating non-determinism in tests: http://martinfowler.com/articles/nonDeterminism.html

@mattpodwysocki Matthew Podwysocki

Erik Meijer’s CoSQL paper on the duality of SQL and NoSQL got Slashdotted: http://bit.ly/feNxRE #cosql

@maryjofoley Mary Jo Foley

Microsoft readies three new Office service packs: http://zd.net/eW2kPK

@JesseLiberty Jesse Liberty

Posted: Linq: SelectMany http://ow.ly/1bT14x

@mtaulty Mike Taulty

Building with WCF RIA Services? http://goo.gl/fb/B3ysB

@davewiner Dave Winer ☮

I’ve never understood what the browsers guys do with RSS. http://r2.ly/6zem

@amyhoy Amy Hoy

i hate watching smart, capable people defend crap—or refuse to express strong opinions—in the name of “professionalism”

“How does one get experience developing high volume websites?” and other stackoverflow.com links…

Relics of My Failed Yahoo! Interview Besides my deteriorating “presentation skills” during job interviews, my long-term (and respectable) problems are in lacking “high traffic” and e-commerce experience. It just recently occurred to me to search stackoverflow.com for these issues. I am somewhat relieved because what I found there was not too unexpected—but there was one surprise.

In “How does one get experience developing high volume websites?,” Nic Wise answers, “Join a big company which has one or more of them. Eg I’m working at the BBC, which is a fairly large site :)” Not bloody surprising. In my Southern California market, after about 12 years, I am unable to meet with any company here with a high-traffic, public-facing presence—except for Yahoo! Santa Monica (my first, 2009 interview). I’ve done high-traffic stuff behind the firewall but that’s not “good” enough—clearly I’m not working for Yahoo! in Santa Monica.

In “What does eCommerce programming involve?,” I was bizarrely relieved for the lack of answers. Too many answers would have meant that I’m just outclassed and my information is outdated. Stackoverflow.com user, “unkwntech,” responds with “eCommerce has one big word that goes with it Security” and a few important technical details that I will certainly look into later… A related question, “How to test eCommerce software for credit cards?,” does remind me of the importance of Paypal.com and its ecommerce sandbox. Based on my knowledge (which is limited), without Paypal.com (or Google checkout), we would have to secure merchant bank accounts to play most ecommerce war games. The last time I checked into merchant accounts, a figure of US$10,000 popped up and spooked me.

5 years experience == 100k+ salary? Really?” is a very popular question in this particular genre. This question need not be answered by me but I liked many of the responses. Gabriel Isenberg tells an old, sad truth: “Switching positions nets a far higher merit increase than sticking at the same place. Measuring average merit increase at the same place for 5 years isn’t going to get you real-world information, I don’t think.” DarenW sounds almost like me: “Hah! With 20 years experience in software development, I’m still making relatively piddly for the industry. My personal pitfalls were: working tiny start-ups with minimal cash flow or capital, working for non-profits, working in the academic world, and returning to grad school at one point.”

Another very important question to me is, “Old Developers—any future?” Very inspiring… and surprising!