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Waves were like wild animals coming at me today.

Happy Stokesgiving

Thanksgiving Eve Day. Is that a thing? Yes maybe.

Testing Webmentions with Matt Cool!

Hey, I’m a big fan of #IndieWeb as I’ve mentioned in the past. Here I’ll test web-mentioning Matt Cool’s post!. Will it work? Let’s try it out!

Today after my session I saw @lifeguardsofsandiego respond to an incident with a beachgoer who needed CPR and advanced life support. I’ve been treated for stingray injuries by them and they’re always courteous and professional—simple first aid. I don’t often think of them as a paramedical service but of course they are. It turns out they’re a great one. Kudos to their quick work and smoothly handing off the patient, resuscitated, to ambulance personnel. I hope the person is okay; I’m grateful the lifeguards are on the job!

Photos By Keith

The site photos by Keith dot net is a pleasant old-school website with photos from an Art Center graduate whose creative life didn’t turn out as expected. He’s revisiting his work from school and the 1990s when he lived in Los Angeles.

Also when I lived in Los Angeles.

I keep expecting to see a photo of my Toyota Corolla in his street scenes of L.A.

Quotes of the Day

When trust and safety is going well, no one thinks about it or talks about it. And when trust and safety is going poorly, it’s usually something that leadership wants to blame on policies. Quite frankly, policies are going to be a Band-Aid if your product isn’t being designed in a way that actually doesn’t encourage abuse. You’ve got to plan there, guys.

From “Del” — former head of Trust & Safety at Twitter, an interview with Wired

n 1959, President Dwight D. Eisenhower took on the question of authoritarianism. Robert J. Biggs, a terminally ill World War II veteran, wrote to Eisenhower, asking him to cut through the confusion of the postwar years. “We wait for someone to speak for us and back him completely if the statement is made in truth,” Biggs wrote. Eisenhower responded at length. While unity was imperative in the military, he said, “in a democracy debate is the breath of life. This is to me what Lincoln meant by government ‘of the people, by the people, and for the people.’”

Dictators, Eisenhower wrote, “make one contribution to their people which leads them to tend to support such systems—freedom from the necessity of informing themselves and making up their own minds concerning these tremendous complex and difficult questions.”

From Heather Cox Richardson’s note of November 20, 2023

Sunset Sesh

Kenzo World / Spike Jonze / Margaret Qualley

Absolutely brilliant.

Jetty morn