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Welcome to the new Scripting News

It took a long time to get here! There are six tabs, and three menus, in the new interface. The six tabs Blog -- essays from Scripting News that I write in Fargo. Photos -- from my Flickr feed. Links -- from Radio3. Card -- from Little Card Editor. River -- from River4. About -- which I write in the OPML Editor, for old times sake. The menus The seem kind of self-explanatory. I expect to add more to the menus. It's a feed reader If you like software, and this is a blog about software, among...

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Best-Selling Author Warns 'You Might Not Want to Buy' His Book | WIRED

Patrick Rothfuss is the author of the mega-bestselling novels The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's Fear, and is currently hard at work on The Doors of Stone, the final volume in his epic fantasy trilogy The Kingkiller Chronicle. In the latest episode of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy he discusses his latest book, The Slow Regard of Silent Things, a novella set in the same world but with a slightly different feel than his other works.

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Feature Shoot Recommends: The Best Photo Links of the Week - Feature Shoot

René Burri’s self-portrait, Coronado, New Mexico, 1973/83. Photograph: René Burri/Magnum From highbrow to lowbrow (and everything in between), this is what we found of interest in photo-land this week. The Life and Times of René Burri [British Journal of Photography] ‘Richard Prince Sucks’ [artnet] ‘About Race and those Ebola Handheld Thermometer Pictures on Western News Sites’ …

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Photographers Julian Reid, Lydo Elise Le, Alexander Coggin, Alex Beker, and Rachel Rinehart Take Over Our Instagram - Feature Shoot

Put down your pumpkin spice lattes and get ready for our latest lineup of transcontinental Guest Instagrammers! We’ll kick this round off by traveling to Mumbai, India to see the sites through the lens Julian Reid before skipping back home to NYC with recent transplant Lydo Elise Le. From there, we’ll head on over to Berlin to celebrate Halloween overseas with Alexander Coggin. Next, we’ll fly to sunny Miami with Alex Beker before traveling across the states to the San Francisco Bay with...

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River4 in the browser?

I just had a radical idea. I don't think River4 could run in the browser without some support routines from the server. But I don't actually think it needs that many. Just basic read and write functionality. All the parsing of XML and JSON are built-in to the browser. If it were possible, we'd be able to tap into a lot of unused CPU power and it would be incredibly easy to install, just load a web page, and you're up and running.

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