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Scripting News

Today's background image is Eleanor Roosevelt.

Scripting News: Now there's an image in my river!

Looking ahead

From the last episode of The Roosevelts, a friend explains that when Eleanor Roosevelt was touring, when she'd meet someone who wanted to tell her how she had helped them, she didn't show interest, she just rushed on to the next thing. Why? She didn't have time for that. She's busy doing stuff.

I feel the same way when people say they respect me for work I did ten or twenty years ago. I only care about that to the extent that it means it might be a little easier for me to do the next thing I want to do. Ironically, it works exactly the opposite way. The more people feel your accomplishments are in the past, the less they let you do now. (My philosophy is to do it anyway.)

The same thing happened to her uncle, President Theodore Roosevelt. He left office at 50, desperately wanted to stay involved, but couldn't find a way to do it. This is the guy who built the Panama Canal. When the US finally got into WWI, he tried to enlist, but the president wouldn't let him. Instead he sent his four sons off to fight in the war, while he stayed home. To him this must have been torture. He died at 60, I assume because there was nothing for him to do.

ER said the same thing, as long as there were still things to do, as long as her life had a purpose, she wanted to keep living. As soon as their stopped being a purpose, she wanted to die, and she did.

My stuff is coming together in ways I only dreamed about in the past. I have no time to think about what happened in the past, except insofar as it makes me wiser about things I do now and in the future, and that it makes people more open to the idea that I might be doing something of significance.

Radio3: What to do if you lose your posts.

Scripting News: The NYT has a pulse! (Sort of).

Video: Waiter, there's a tweet in my river!

Scripting News: Yesterday's march and the Roosevelts.

Enlargement of the section of the photo with the people in the window.

I got to march the last few blocks with this great marching drum band. It's the only way to go!

Today's background image was taken at the climate march in NYC.

Scripting News: The lost art of software testing.

Scripting News: iOS 8 is doing something with RSS.

Scripting News: Update on Chrome breakage.

Scripting News: RiverBrowser doing something new!

Scripting News: Why reporters must not be cheerleaders.

I need an outline to test with

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Today's background image is a photo taken with the new iPhone 6.

Scripting News: New iPhone observations.

Scripting News: Facebook is not for news, yet.

Scripting News: It wouldn't kill Twitter to do text.

Flickr: Hudson River as summer fades.

Scripting News: Why we give it up for Apple.

TV programming idea

About six million people will receive new iPhones tomorrow.

What will we all be doing, on Friday night?

Unboxing of course! And swapping out the SIM from our "old" phone into our new phone. And hopefully having it work.

Backing up the old phone, and restoring it into the new phone.

It seems that there is an opportunity for one of the news channels to have some kind of news show with the experiences the six million people, all around the world, will be sharing at the same time.

Simple: When you think of something funny when reading someone else's message, ask yourself if they'll get it. If not, don't send it.

Video: Riding south on the Hudson path.