Now that this law has been enacted, we are beginning an internal review of our relationship with the Government of Uganda to ensure that all dimensions of our engagement, including assistance programs, uphold our anti-discrimination policies and principles and reflect our values.Secretary of State John Kerry • Discussing the possibility of reviewing the U.S. relationship with the Ugandan government, after Uganda enacted a law which imposes harsh penalties against homosexuals. The president of the country, Yoweri Museveni, said this in an interview with CNN: “What sort of people are they? I never knew what they were doing. I’ve just been told recently and what they do is terrible. Disgusting.”
itsagreatbigbeautifultomorrow said: Ghost looks really cool. In the opening video, I swear though, it said it is free and will try to remain free. But I signed up and then it told me how much it cost to have blogs. Did I miss something?
» SFB says: Ghost is open-source, meaning it’s free as in speech, meaning you can download the software and do what you want with it—as long as you have a host. (A host is something, BTW, that Ghost offers for a modest monthly fee.) Tumblr is free as in beer, which means you can use it, but you don’t own the platform and have no control over it. Ghost is a more modern platform, though the distribution model is closer to WordPress than Tumblr. — Ernie @ SFB
jusqu-icitoutvabien says: You guys were writing about possible alternatives to tumblr sometime in the past 6 months and I can't remember the site you mentioned, if you guys have any idea what I'm talking about any help would be appreciated. It wasn't Medium, I know that at least. If you have to answer privately 'tis chill.
» SFB says: I actually am pretty much an enthusiast of CMSes, so I’ll give this one some public love. I’m pretty sure the site I mentioned is Ghost, which is a budding open-source platform. It’s quite young, but it has a good community and will likely be in an amazing spot not long from now. I’m also looking at other options. But I’ll say pretty much the coolest thing I’ve seen lately is the Harp Platform, which is a web development platform reliant on a flat-file structure. You build a theme, load up a folder full of Markdown posts, and boom, you have a website. It also has pre-processors so you don’t have to convert your code when writing. I’ve been playing with an idea on it off and on for the last month or so, and being able to code natively in SASS and Jade rather than CSS and HTML is frickin’ awesome.
On this topic, a more general thought: I love me some Tumblr, but I gotta admit that the site’s approach to SEO leaves me willing to explore other options. By that same juncture, though, I wonder aloud if 2014 is the year that SFB gets reinvented or retired entirely. I think that five years of finding links on the internet is a good point to consider clearing a new path or finding a new approach. Maybe the goal is doing less better. Maybe the goal is working on a platform where I can create on the fly. Either way, the gears in my brain are working. — Ernie @ SFB