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  1. Last 7 days
  2. Mar 2022
  3. Jan 2022
    1. Meta-Cute This element has overlap with both overprojection and quirky. It has to do with things that evoke childlike innocence and simplicity, but are meant for usage by adult-age people. In a sense, it’s a way of puncturing modernist over-seriousness, but in a way that is kind, not (postmodernly) biting. In addition to quirky characters and plot lines, and anthropomorphized characters, meta-cute includes spare/clean/flat design (such as the obsession with the font Helvetica that prevailed during the 2000s, incorporation of child-like instruments (such as the glockenspiel) in indie rock music, children being featured in lead roles in plot-lines not meant for children, adults who show childlike qualities in films e.g., having motivations not based in sexuality, career, or power-seeking, etc.

      11. Meta-cute | மீச்சுட்டி | மேவெகுளி

      • I am meta-cute
      • மீள்சுருட்டி
  4. May 2021
    1. As the erudite Samuel Hartlib explained in 1641, “Zwinger made his excerpta by being using [sic] of old books and tearing whole leaves out of them, otherwise it had beene impossible to have written so much if every thing should have beene written or copied out.”

      And to think of how I complain about how hard it is to excerpt notes from sources and get them into my own personal commonplace book?!

      Makes me wonder who the inventor of the first cut and paste was?

  5. Dec 2018
    1. Ethan Zuckerman calls this the “cute cat theory” of activism and the public sphere. Platforms that have nonpolitical functions can become more politically powerful because it is harder to censor their large num-bers of users who are eager to connect with one another or to share their latest “cute cat” pictures.
  6. Dec 2016
    1. Luckily, GitHub introduced issue templates:

      One of my favorite: "picture of a cute animal " :)

      "

      • What I did
      • How I did it
      • How to verify it
      • Description for the changelog
      • A picture of a cute animal (not mandatory but encouraged) "

      Docker - PULL_REQUEST_TEMPLATE

      examples: