Vox Populi, Vox Deorum: Elections in ASOIAF, Part I

Liked Vox Populi, Vox Deorum: Elections in ASOIAF, Part I (Race for the Iron Throne)

In ASOS, the election of a new Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch is the first opportunity GRRM has to describe a Westerosi election. And thanks to Samwell Tarly and Jon Snow’s POVs being right at the heart of the contest – the campaign manager and his winning candidate, respectively – we have a wealth of information on how the elections process works in the Night’s Watch. So how do the black brothers run their elections?

An amazing look at the elections for Commander of the Wall in ASOIAF. Full nerdery ahead − I highly recommend it.

7 articles en 7 jours

Liked Motivation(s) by Vincent Valentin (vincent-valentin.name)

Et voilà : 7 billets en 7 jours ; on peut dire que je me suis pris au jeu. (…) Le constat est simple : je trouve que le Web ne va pas fort en ce moment, et je voulais à ma petite échelle montrer un peu l’exemple.

Bravo pour tes 7 articles en 7 jours. C’est un super moyen de s’y (re)mettre et de combattre un peu cette peur de l’article « pas assez bon » − et tes raisons de publier sont partagées. Merci d’avoir ajouté ta pierre au web indépendant !

The enshittification of the web… in 2012

Liked The Web We Lost by Anil DashAnil Dash (Anil Dash)

The tech industry and its press have treated the rise of billion-scale social networks and ubiquitous smartphone apps as an unadulterated win for regular people, a triumph of usability and empowerment. They seldom talk about what we’ve lost along the way in this transition, and I find that younger folks may not even know how the web used to be.

Devastatia (NSFW website) shared this post that really made me smile. She found this 2012 post by Anil Dash called The Web We Lost. Although I had been blogging since middle school, I bought my first domain name in 2012 (actually, two of them: the personal one (Internet Archive didn’t keep the design, sad times)…

james edited wikipedia today!

Liked Seven Days of New Things Day 1: Editing Wikipedia, Sardines by an author (jamesg.blog)

The Challenge
A few days ago, I remarked the following to a community of which I am a member: « I need to do or learn something new. » This sentence codifies a feeling of unease about not having a novel challenge that I have had recently.
While I love doing new things, I often stay within the same com…

and it makes me very happy. btw, citation hunt works in french too. i had never thought of using it as a tool to get people to make their first edits − it’s very smart!

Evil Author Day is a great idea

Liked Have the Delete Your Drafts Day for Our Blogs, but also Evil Author Day by Sara Jakša (Sara Jakša)

And then I remembered about the Evil Author day. It is celebrated in some parts of the fanfiction community on the 15th of February. On this day people can post their unfinished stories and probably also other art, with full intention to never finish this.

I love the idea of Evil Author Day! It would be much more satisfying than Delete Your Drafts day. Looking forward to offloading some stuff next February 15, and thanks for sharing, Sara!