Marty McGuire

Posts Tagged reading

Thu Apr 16

This lovely science-fiction-story-as-blog story, and the story-about-the-story, is hitting me strangely hard today.

You can find the original story here:

post Didn’t I Write This Story Already? When Your Fictional Pandemic Becomes Reality
Sometimes, you’re haunted by your own stories. I wrote “So Much Cooking” in 2015: in it, a food blogger describes cooking in quarantine during a pandemic, feeding an ever-increasing number of children she’s sheltering at her house with an ever-decreasing supply of food. For over …
Sun Oct 27

Was pretty excited last month to see Caitlin Doughty talk about her new book Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? at The Strand bookstore. There’s video of it!

Tue Jun 11
📗 Want to read Resilient Management by Lara Hogan ISBN: 9781937557829

Facebook shuts down a tool used to find human rights abuses.

For a company whose main problem is the public finding out about human rights abuses (and genocide) facilitated with its platform, or Russian attacks on American society, or the prevalence and activities of nationalist and neo-Nazi hate groups on Facebook, or any number of things, it’s a brutal tactic from a company that will apparently protect its own interests at any cost.

Another great cybersecurity roundup from @violetblue.

Tue Jun 4

Always enjoy @violetblue spilling the cybersecuritea. Click for the Baltimore ransomware drama. Stay for the thrice-dunked Facebook. Then, learn how moralizing capitalists make bank creeping on and silencing sex workers.

Wed Nov 7
📕 Finished reading The Labyrinth Index by Charles Stross ISBN: 9781250196088
Wed May 23
📕 Finished reading SVG Animations by Sarah Drasner

Feeling pretty empowered by understanding more of the nuts-and-bolts of working with SVGs. Inspires me to work on improving my design skills and sensibilities.

Tue May 15
📕 Finished reading Going Offline by Jeremy Keith

A great intro to the power of service workers, a great collection of resources for learning more, and a great inspiration for improving the things I build on the web!

Thu Feb 22
📕 Finished reading The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin
📕 Finished reading The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy by Violet Blue