hotline 

So, like last night the Slate thing went from “THEY HAVE AN EMAIL SERVER IN THEIR BUILDING FOR TALKING TO RUSSIA” to “they registered a domain name with their official office address that they use for sending junk mail"

and maybe someone at a bank stayed at one of their hotels and is getting junk mail that bounces

or maybe THEY DO HAVE A SECRET BANK HOTLINE

like literally I do not even know what to think about that.

But it makes me trust this story less — https://twitter.com/Scott_Gilmore/status/793246783220641792 — which is odd, because they’re entirely unrelated. And maybe the DNS story is, like, designed to erode my trust in stories about T. & Russia

Scott Gilmore @Scott_Gilmore
Russia has been "cultivating, supporting and assisting Trump for at least 5 years"
http://m.motherjones.com/politics/2016/10/veteran-spy-gave-fbi-info-alleging-russian-operation-cultivate-donald-trump https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CwItuipWYAAsCQS.jpg
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Like, it moves the baseline towards “don’t trust stories about T. and Russia” which is … an interesting effect.

Cognitive bias. Whee.

Charlie Loyd (vruba) has an amazing tinyletter. — http://tinyletter.com/vruba

Willem Van L’s last blog post is this: http://www.willemvanlancker.com/hits-driven-world

Willem Van Lancker
Building Products in a Hits-Driven World

Which ends with this quote: https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-best-stories-about-people-randomly-meeting-Steve-Jobs/answer/Tomas-Higbey

In Charlie’s last newsletter he blindlinked to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJ92il176oQ#t=1m53s

YouTube Reagan Library
President Reagan's Address to the Nation on the Venice Economic Summit, June 15, 1987

which is a heck of a speech, in terms of storytelling and setting "the vision, values and agenda of an entire generation that is to come"

I miss Willem’s emoji, I miss the whole style of things that were built for limitations: for lower-res screens and SMS character limitations.

Remaking emoji for an iWatch on the keyboard at 260ppi or whatever; busting up how at-replies work —https:[email protected][email protected]pid-c471ca254f0a#.y00dgflt6 — … just a bummer.

Medium
Twitter’s New @Replies re-design isn’t just stupid; it’s really stupid.
This week I noticed something odd on my desktop Twitter:
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I think I miss thinking computerphones could be anything besides surveillance, mostly.