Today I learned (and how and why I learned this are not especially relevant) that you can, if you are so inclined, use webpack to wedge 1.6MB worth of compiled SPA into an iframe’s srcdoc attribute and proxy setup data to it from a a different webapp. And it works! Browsers are cool with this, for reasons.
Ye gods I’m glad I’m not trying to manage security or architecture for browsers.
Having not read Chernow's biography, where he apparently asserts that Hamilton _was_ an uncompromising abolitionist, I see the confusion here.
I have never believed that he was uncompromised; instead, the histories I've read contain--accurately--his fairly progressive belief in equality of ability, and his involvement in John Jay's non-Quaker New York manumission society, which helped move New York towards outlawing slavery over time.
There's a song in the show about his famous compromising!
I have finally--thanks to the reliably good contrarian-historian William Hogeland, found a decent summary that, I think, underlines Hamilton's failures to be a good enough abolitionist for some folk: "When Hamilton had to make a choice between his social ambitions and his desire to free slaves, he opted to follow his ambitions."
So yeah: I'm still prepared to grant him partial credit, while acknowledging that he was an overly ambitious asshole.
He wasn't a Pennsylvania Quaker, no sir.
Now if you want to argue that Hamilton, the historical person, is not your favorite political actor of our early republic—sure, fine! If it isn’t good musical theater—again, fine (I don’t really know or have Opinions about the form)! If you’re surprised to discover that entertainment bios are inherently valorizing, then uh, ok—but that should have been obvious, so why? Genuinely confused about whether this is in good faith and if so: how?
I admit to a degree of puzzlement over the cool woke dismissal of Hamilton as “problematic, actually” for either unrealistic (“how does this solve racism”) or transparently dumb (“this is going to be about Trump in 200 years”) reasons. The former is an absurd standard; the latter charges the musical with being not just “musical theater history” bad, but flagrantly, unremittingly bad. Which is either misinformed or simply stupid.
The composers of the OG Deus Ex soundtrack dropped a remix/remaster and it is real, real good: https://alexanderbrandon.bandcamp.com/album/conspiravision-deus-ex-remixed
a real bhangra banger that slaps, as the kids would say
A thing I just learned about today: indian metalcore, which absolutely crushes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gsy5sJy5_34
Delivery issues part two: I ordered a new grill for the patio in late may. They gave me a June 15th delivery date, which: fine. They stuck to that date until yesterday, when they called to tell me that they had lost track of it somewhere in Ohio 🤣 .
It's been a bit of a sad non-shock to watch the unfolding second wave of visible-leader-figures-behaving-badly, now in art, streaming, and creative writing this past week.
Power corrupts. Ethics and civics should get more attention in school.
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