Annotation servers are really cool.

How do they work?

Standards from the W3C working group on web annotation (closed and transformed to a "community" in Feb 2017)

Some open-source annotation servers: -- last updated Nov 2020 -- last updated Oct 2020

A 2004 Debian/perl implementation:

I haven't used any of those yet. But no proof of ID requirement like

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Friends asked me about the new "censorship-free" platform,

I checked it out, and on the one hand, I applaud them for trying to popularize an annotation server, an idea I've wanted to see succeed since I first heard about them in ''96 or '97 (RFC 1945).

On the other, more important hand, I see that they are implementing it as an anonymity-free, identitiy-proof-collecting service that a totalitarian government would love to make the only way to access the internet.


NH’s “mask mandate” is really just a strong suggestion

The anti-maskers will complain "Sununu has caved!"

The pro-mandate crowd will say "this is a toothless order, nowhere near good enough for the dire straits we are in!"

Your average Granite Stater will see the news and continue along with their day, doing what they'd been doing before.


NH House Republicans planning return to Concord

WMUR reports that the House Republicans are planning their return to Concord to do committee work in-person. Preparations include an evaluation of the HVAC system, and figuring out where there is enough space to meet.

Keith Ammon, a member of the NH House Freedom Caucus, is quoted as saying “I think the choice no


“We have now proven that, in some people, pre-existing T cell memory against common cold coronaviruses can cross-recognize SARS-CoV-2, down to the exact molecular structures,” concluded Dr. Daniela Weiskopf, one of the study’s authors. “This could help explain why some people show milder symptoms of disease while others get severely sick.”

Cops in Schools

The Valley News questions whether Lebanon should continue to pay $60k per year to have a cop in their schools.

Social media going open-source and decentralized

I've installed some software on to syndicate posts to

You should also be able to subscribe to [email protected] from any node in the "fediverse" (the federated universe of social media servers using the ActivityPub protocol). (But as of now, it's saying the follow request is pending approv

Jerusalem artichokes flower as the New Hampshire fall gets cooler.

Making a very simple raw salsa verde with tomatillos from the garden, plus salt and lemon juice. Yum.

Trump says "'I feel better than I did 20 years ago'"

That's because he's on a steroid. Acute euphoria is a known side effect.

In today's DOJ jpress conference, they just called Tasing "brutal."

Some of the most fun webwork we've done includes maps. Check out for one of those projects, marvel at the creativity in our town, and let us know if you need a mapping feature to help connect your community.

So many people complaining about Facebook...on Facebook.


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