If you want to fix education, make every school more like the schools the elites send their offspring too rather than make schools more like a games arcade.
🎵 Currently playing: Soichi Terada – Ape Escape: Time Station
The lesson of Yahoo! Pipes is a brutal one: never trust big companies. They’ll offer you nice things. Politely decline and build your own.
Drone-based condom delivery. Make it happen, Internet.
Some claim that it is fake: that they actually buy the stuff for real and then post it on their shoplifting blog to get some unearned street cred or to role play, and some add legal disclaimers of the form “this is for entertainment purposes only”.
That’s so gonna work, geniuses.
hoxton beard owners looking uncomfortable in a suit dot tumblr dot com - make this happen please.
The UK sports minister says Britain should consider leaving FIFA. Maybe the government could engage in the same kind of hand-wringing over corruption in, oh, banking, journalism and politics. That’s not to excuse football, just to say that it matters slightly less.
This post says pretty much says everything I’d say on the Josh Duggar shit.
bowerto install Angular (etc.) to avoid writing a raw AJAX call is reasonable.
Software is terrible.
Codeship Manager for iOS has amazing notifications. I push some code up, my phone flashes up that the build has started. Then I get a home screen notification and a subtle little audio notification to tell me whether the build has passed or failed. Love it.
Been reading about hackathons where the code ends up belonging to the organiser, but the legal liability (e.g. against patent troll) rests with the developer. The lawyers that came up with that nasty, exploitative little wheeze are truly engaging in some pretty clever disruption.
Government funding for the UK’s biggest male rape charity has been cut completely. Not good at all.
I finally tried out BitTorrent Sync today. It’s ludicrously simple and unlike Dropbox, they don’t scan your private files for DMCA violations or have former senior U.S. politicians on their board (Condoleeza Rice has openly supported illegal, warrantless NSA wiretapping).
Dropbox is still something I use as there are various ways I can’t not use it. I’d prefer it if BitTorrent Sync were open source—if only so it can get a proper security audit—but I trust it more than I trust Dropbox. I’m starting slow and using BitTorrent Sync for some pretty simple stuff (syncing my
~/Library/Fonts folder is what prompted me to try it).
🎵 Currently playing: The Magician - Live at Ultra Music Festival 2015
Interesting: Behind the Closed Doors of Conversion Therapy.
🎵 Currently playing: Blonde feat. Alex Newell - All Cried Out
Not only was I dancing to this last night, having it at maximum volume in my headphones is neatly masking the chatter of people altogether too chirpy for this time in the morning.
The Armenian Eurovision entry will soon be summoning the dead. Who will promptly go back to the grave when they hear the noise.
Jeremy Keith has smart things to say about browser support.
I’ve been screwed over in the past by saying “we’re going to support IE9, IE10 and all versions of Firefox, Safari and Chrome that people actually use”. I’ve done this based on solid data—basically, going to Google Analytics, dumping the data out and applying the Pareto Principle and a craptastic Python script I have that extracts the information I need out of the morass of Google Analytics mess.
By ‘agile’ in this context, I mean simply that it is built with technologies that make it easy to adapt to change based on feedback from design and front-end developers. Like, say, Django or Rails rather than Spring, and deployed on Heroku (at least during development) rather than some half-baked ops process. ↩