Never trust a Time Machine made by a computer company
Dec 31, 2020
In which Apple makes me very, very weary.
Using AST parsing for deriving IAM rules
May 19, 2020
With enough metaprogramming, security can be fun.
That's not what the law says: the coronavirus regulations
Apr 08, 2020
If you want a rule of law, maybe read the law?
Hart contracts, not smart contracts
Feb 06, 2020
Why a philosophical argument shows the folly of Smart Contracts
The NHS Data Commandments and the memory hole
Feb 04, 2020
Back in 2018, the British government published a document on the World Wide Web. This happens fairly often. In fact, they have a whole publishing platform for this. I started writing a post critiquing this document, as I felt it was a poorly considered idea. Before I got around to publishing it, the document disappeared from the Internet. Life went on. I was busy, and there are always many more blog post drafts that don’t ever get written or published.
Essential reading on the MIT Media Lab
Sep 08, 2019
A peek inside the embattled Media Lab.
Making QR codes with cloud functions
Jun 07, 2019
How to use Google's Cloud Functions to... cope with Google's deprecation of their own APIs.
Instamuseums and the Tyranny of Engagement Metrics
Sep 20, 2018
Pop-up “Instamuseums” are a thing, according to this video from Vox and this article by Sophie Haigney in The New Yorker: people will queue around the block and pay $40 for the privilege of taking photos of themselves alongside works of installation art specifically designed for social sharing at places like the Museum of Ice Cream in New York.
I’ll spare you extensive thoughts on influencer culture, and instead say this: this kind of degradation of any actual discernible point to museums was an entirely predictable consequence of arts policy.