@email@example.com Ballmer’s Microsoft lost several years due to hubris (as did Palm, Nokia and Blackberry!), but I’m not sure it would’ve been possible to compete against Android+iOS either way. Windows Phone 7 shipped late but had compelling concepts. Just not enough of a market raison d’être.
git is intuitive. like for example the main branch is called "master", like you know, when you have a tree growing out of the ground, and you have the one big branch in the ground, in the middle of the tree, that the other branches come from? the "master" of the tree? like that
OK this on Reddit has blown my tiny mind.
Reactions to E Jean Carroll's story remind me of when I was on jury duty and the whole pool was asked "do you have personal experience or know of anyone who has been sexually assaulted" and all the women raised their hands and the men just stared at us.
@firstname.lastname@example.org iOS 13 continues to impress with its new external storage feature. I even tried hooking up an Iomega Zip Drive to an iPhone. I made a little video detailing the procedure. Will it work? Enjoy! https://youtu.be/YLYrK8-TOu4
"I can not print from OpenOffice on Tuesdays"
@tsturm @globalc A famous one from my line of work was this: “when it rains on Wednesday’s, the CRM is slow.” True story! The explanation was that the database was rebooted every night and if it rained on Wednesday, somebody had to drive their kid to kindergarten and thus wasn’t the first person in the office, didn’t start the report they usually did, thus not storing the good execution plan in memory for the rest of the day. From then on, the CRM was slow. 🙈
I’ve spent the last month touring cities in Europe. There is something calming about the cafes, the architecture, the cozy streets.
During a particularly nice walk, my friend summarized the difference:
“European cities are built for people. American cities are built for cars.”
in other news, i spent last week at an advertising conference in part to talk about the Privacy Project, and the official festival swag was a water bottle that connects to the internet
I typoed “huge mood” as “huge moof”, and, well…
@email@example.com This specific flavor arose from noticing that cultural void. There’s no future anyone’s working toward. It feels like everyone’s just like “ah well, I dunno, maybe… medicine will get slightly better? It would be nice if that happened.”
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