Month: May 2017




    Eric Kim: I am pretty sure that all photographers would benefit by deleting their Instagram. We would spend more time analyzing our own opinion of our own photos, rather than caring what others think of our photos Great reasons. I only came back to Instagram to support my wife, but I really am not a…

  • IBM Goes Non-Remote

    Some good thoughts from Mullenweg on IBM’s withdrawal from remote work. It really is a shame when this happens, remote work is such a better work life balance — it’s hard for me to imagine anyone wanting to go back to an office after working from home.

  • A Fresh New Look

    A few notes on my new design, look at that archive page for sure.

  • Google’s Perfect Future Will Always Be Just Around The Corner

    David Pierce: And you realize I/O felt less like a Jobsian product reveal and more like a TED talk: good ideas, educated guesses, and impressive research, but precious little practical application. The same could be said for last year’s event, too. Remember that awesome Google Home launch video? You’re still waiting for many of the…

  • Home Network Tips

    Just you know, in case you need a project.

  • My social media fast

    Jason Kottke: Social media aggregates interactions between loved ones so that you get industrialized communication rather than personal connection. No one really notices if a particular person goes missing because they’re just one interchangeable node in a network. That last bit, spot on analysis of how social networks work.

  • Future of Journalism relies on YOU, the reader

    QuHarrison Terry on the future of journalism: In being opinionated, though, the solo journalist encounters many disagreements with their readers. Holding firm and staying true to their argument builds a rapport between reader and writer that transcends the digital medium. Some interesting thoughts (and nice of him to include me as well), but the above…

  • Twitter Drops Do Not Track

    Good times… Thank god for

  • From Shared to Personal to…

    Amazon and Microsoft seem to be making a play towards shared computing, again…

  • Things 3: Beauty and Delight in a Task Manager

    I’m really not a huge fan of Cultured Code in general, but even I must admit that it is fucking beautiful looking. There’s some serious limitations, as noted in this review, but it seems like those are either a deal breaker or a non-issue — no real middle ground on it. For me, the hardest…

  • Back to the Apple Watch for a Week

    The Apple Watch sometimes creates more noise and rarely clarifies the signal.

  • iPad Productivity Report — 5/15/17

    The social stigma of using an iPad out in the wild.

  • News has never been pristine, always entangled in time

    Arthur Asseraf: Blaming any one technology for fake news is a bit too easy. In reality, news has never been settled or stable. In otherwords: it’s not technology which precipitates fake news, it’s humans.

  • Everything you need to know about the WannaCry / Wcry / WannaCrypt ransomware

    Thorough overview.

  • Trump must be impeached. Here’s why.

    Laurence Tribe: It will require serious commitment to constitutional principle, and courageous willingness to put devotion to the national interest above self-interest and party loyalty, for a Congress of the president’s own party to initiate an impeachment inquiry. It would be a terrible shame if only the mounting prospect of being voted out of office…

  • HP laptops covertly log user keystrokes, researchers warn

    Dan Goodin: There’s no indication the driver package uploads or otherwise distributes any of the logged information. That means the information stored in the log is likely to remain private as long as affected computers and any backups they use remain properly secured. Given this mitigation, comparisons to Superfish, the HTTPS-crippling app Lenovo pre-installed on…

  • Hackers Hit Dozens of Countries Exploiting Stolen N.S.A. Tool

    Nicole Perlroth and David Sanger: The attacks on Friday appeared to be the first time a cyberweapon developed by the N.S.A., funded by American taxpayers and stolen by an adversary had been unleashed by cybercriminals against patients, hospitals, businesses, governments and ordinary citizens. Note: “first time”. Certainly won’t be the last time.

  • technochocolate: wireless

    Chuck Skoda: Apple didn’t get rid of MagSafe because it’s a bad power connector. They got rid of it because they no longer envision you using your laptop while it’s plugged in. Charging is what you can do with your computer when you’re not actively using it. That wasn’t feasible with a two or three…

  • When It Comes to Culture, You Can Be Right, or You Can Be Successful

    Luke Kanies: Your culture has the same need to dial into your audience. As the founder, it doesn’t matter what you think of the company’s culture. It’s not for you. But for better or worse, you do get to decide who your culture is for. A lot of these failures of culture are actually the…

  • Some Knives for Sale

    I am trying to clear out some old knives. I’ve given many of them away, but this lot has yet to find homes and I believe they are above my threshold in value for gifting to others or Goodwill, or simply not a knife fit for those I would gift things to. So here they…