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In Which He’s Sick

I’ve been sick.

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Succinctly, Amber runs on your web server, analyzes your published content, and archives the things you link to. If a browser follows a link and it isn’t available, AMBER will intervene and dish up a mirrored version from the local store on your web server.

It isn’t SaaS. It isn’t a global peer-to-peer network of connected cloud thingamajigs. It’s a piece of software that runs on your server and it doesn’t need to check in with anyone.

AMBER — from The Berkman Center for Internet & Society

Workflow for iOS

This is amazing. Being able to hack together quick actions that can be configured and used as any normal iOS action is pretty great all by itself, but then I saw the “execute via SSH” workflow and headasploded.

via Workflow | Powerful automation made simple.

blessed in ascii

Using ascii/ansi art (hey-oh!) with a little javascript, you too can create beautiful CLI dashboards.


star and/or fork @yaronn/blessed-contrib

Heavy of Heart

Authors of an essay that appears in Perspectives in Biology and Medicine analyzed several of Beethoven’s compositions for clues of a heart condition some have speculated he had. The rhythms of certain parts of renowned works, researchers say, may in fact reflect the irregular rhythms of Beethoven’s own heart caused by cardiac arrhythmia.“His music may have been both figuratively and physically heartfelt,” says co-author Joel Howell, M.D., Ph.D, a professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School and member of the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation.

“When your heart beats irregularly from heart disease, it does so in some predictable patterns. We think we hear some of those same patterns in his music.”“The synergy between our minds and our bodies shapes how we experience the world.  This is especially apparent in the world of arts and music, which reflects so much of people’s innermost experiences,” Howell adds.

… Take for example the final movement “Cavatina” in Beethoven’s String Quartet in B-flat Major, Opus 130, an emotionally-charged piece that Beethoven said always made him weep. In the middle of the quartet, the key suddenly changes to C-flat major, involving an unbalanced rhythm that evokes dark emotion, disorientation and what has even been described as a “shortness of breath.”

In the composer’s directions to musicians playing the piece, the section is marked beklemmt, a German word that translates to “heavy of heart.”

via Was Beethoven’s music literally heartfelt? | University of Michigan Health System