Links of Note

Just a few links to things I’ve had open in my browser tabs for a while, with the intention of writing actual blog posts, but I’ve had a serious case of the holiday lazies. I’ve also not been feeling so great, because the cedar is breeding. 🤣

First up we have all the info you need on the findings of the January 6 Committee. If you watched the televised hearings, you might think you know most of what there is no know. You’d be wrong. There’s so much more.

Welcome to this all-source repository of information for analysts, researchers, investigators, journalists, educators, and the public at large.

Check out our new addition below: A curated repository of deposition transcripts from the House Select Committee.
Just Security – January 6 Clearinghouse

Next up is a nightmare hellscape of a story about a cop who teaches other cops to use his own invented junk science to put innocent people behind bars. He can just sense when someone is guilty by listening to the 911 call, and for a fee, he can teach your local cops how sense it too! In fact, he probably already has taught them his bullshit.

Tracy Harpster, a deputy police chief from suburban Dayton, Ohio, was hunting for praise. He had a business to promote: a miracle method to determine when 911 callers are actually guilty of the crimes they are reporting. “I know what a guilty father, mother or boyfriend sounds like,” he once said.
Criminal Justice – Propublica

Yeah, Covid isn’t over. I’m certainly not pretending it’s over. It makes me angry that everyone who isn’t me is pretending it’s over when it clearly isn’t.

It’s that time of year again. Christmas? The holiday season? No, the time of year when we’re all supposed to pretend…Covid’s over. Smile!! Hey, take a selfie while you’re at it!! We won!! Or did we? Me? I’m tired of pretending that Covid’s over, and you should be, too.
Umair Haque – Medium

I’m doing my best! I too want to get back to blogging! Look, I’m doing it right now! 🤣

In the beginning, there were blogs, and they were the original social web. We built community. We found our people. We wrote personally. We wrote frequently. We self-policed, and we linked to each other so that newbies could discover new and good blogs.

I want to go back there.
Bring Back Personal Blogging – The Verge

And finally, a nice post comparing social media outlets. You don’t have to be on Twitter to watch the Twitter train wreck. It’s constantly national freaking news. Of the people I know who haven’t left it yet, I’m beginning to assume they like it there best, and I’m gonna start holding that against them.