Jared White
Writer. Musician. Open Web Advocate. Programmer. Designer. Sci-Fi Nerd. Family Man.

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Simple Praxis

My new blog which joins the broader movement of progressive Christian writers and thought leaders who are heralding a return to the empire-challenging social justice movement which was the hallmark of Jesus’ ministry and of his disciples.

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INTERSECT

Published by my web software company Whitefusion, INTERSECT features articles about supporting the open web, security & privacy, UI/UX, and Ruby programming.

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Yarred

My alter ego as a producer of synthwave, chillout, and thematic electronica. Yarred combines cutting-edge DJ-style live groove production with classic keyboard playing on analog and digital synthesizers.

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Podcast

(The latest from The Jared White Show…)

The Jared White Show

Wild Wild Google

In this week's post-Thanksgiving extravaganza, host Jared presents a video of great planetary significance, dribbles a ball over to the fine purveyors of podcast player Castro, drops a Chinese dragonfly on Google, and talks YET AGAIN about weird religion!

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Rewatched Blade Runner 2049 again last night…I hadn’t seen it since my first viewing in the theater (which was quite the experience). Good God I love this movie. As expected I picked up on a number of things during this subsequent viewing I hadn’t before. Of most interest to me are the biblical themes…for example, Officer K at the end is a type of Jesus figure. I’ll have to write more in a spoiler review some time! (Also, I enjoyed the movie soundtrack even more this time around…so-o-o good.) #scifi #movies

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Light trails on the Hawthorn Bridge

The Hawthorne Bridge is a truss bridge with a vertical lift that spans the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon, joining Hawthorne Boulevard and Madison Street. It is the oldest vertical-lift bridge in operation in the United States and the oldest highway bridge in Portland. It is also the busiest bicycle and transit bridge in Oregon, with over 8,000 cyclists and 800 TriMet buses (carrying about 17,400 riders) daily.

#portland

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We are Google employees. Google must drop Dragonfly.

We are Google employees and we join Amnesty International in calling on Google to cancel project Dragonfly, Google’s effort to create a censored search engine for the Chinese market that enables state surveillance.

We are among thousands of employees who have raised our voices for months. International human rights organizations and investigative reporters have also sounded the alarm, emphasizing serious human rights concerns and repeatedly calling on Google to cancel the project. So far, our leadership’s response has been unsatisfactory.

The magnitude of this statement cannot be overstated. I’ll have a lot to say about this on my podcast later this week, but at the moment, this is the biggest story in tech. I highly recommend you read through it. It’s short and it’s powerful. Well done Googlers. #privacy #politics #openweb

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I’ll be posting more on this soon, but basically we spent Thanksgiving Eve and the next morning rearranging everything at our house so we have a real bedroom converted into an office/studio/art space for me and my wife to share. Feeling super stoked today!

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In a recent Essential Life video, I proposed an essentialism challenge where you pick a top goal for focus on for a week. For myself, I picked doing some pushups every night before bed. That went pretty well, so now I’ve decided to continue building on that habit. For the next few weeks I’m going to try doing one more pushup each night than the night before and see how far I get. Currently I’m only up to 16 which isn’t much, so hopefully I have some headroom. Maybe you’ll get to see a before/after photo eventually. 💪🏻
#lifehacks

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Seth Godin: the steering wheel and the guardrails

Capitalism is an extraordinary engine. It has remade every corner of the Earth, and done it in the course of two or three lifetimes. Together with its cousins, technology and industrialism, capitalism is an evolving system that changes whatever it touches.

But the purpose of our society isn’t to optimize capitalism. The purpose of capitalism is to allow our society to become better. A culture that opens doors for and nurtures the people we care about.

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the basic “pitch” of capitalism and the financial system we have in America—not in a negative sense, but in more of a greenfield “how can this be improved” sort of way. In other words, if capitalism were a product (like an iPhone or a Tesla Model S), how could it be upgraded? How could it be changed? How might it adapt to the natural evolution of a society? As Seth Godin points out, capitalism is an engine for tremendous growth and ingenunity. But we also need to be honest about its “dark patterns” and negative effects, and try to resolve those shortcomings while simultaneously maximizing its potential for human flourishing.
#finance

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I finally got around to watching the much-hyped Netflix documentary Wild Wild Country. Actually I binge-watched all six episodes because it was one of the most bizarre things I’ve ever seen in my life. Wow! I have so many thoughts on so many levels. Might need to write a longer essay soon once I’ve processed it more. (Personal aside: not many people know this, but prior to getting married, both my wife and I were in religous cults…no, not the same ones! So any time I watch a documentary about any sort of cult, it hits home hard.) #tvshows


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