Kent Beck on how he arrives at an understanding of what his personal mission is:
Software startups which aren’t afraid of open sourcing core components signal that they are the ones best poised to build something even better on top.
Don’t have that confidence? You’re going to feel the pull to keep as much as you can closed. Job security by obscurity.
Might do a follow up to this bit expanding on that: https://numergent.com/2018-01/Fast-is-not-enough.html
New blog post: "This Isn’t About Social Media. This is About Control." https://medium.com/tootsuite/this-isnt-about-social-media-this-is-about-control-112dea8a21fd
@david_ross Sure, I will once I've collected a few more notes. The impression is stronger on older laptops (say, a 2011 MBP vs. a 2015), but the 2015 MBP makes it clearer that it's not an issue of speed alone.
Chrome does behave more consistently on both, though, animation differences or not.
Superb #monkigras summary by Matthew Gilliard, highlighting (among other things) how great the hallway track was.
Reading it now and getting a condensed view of the talks, it's once again intoxicating how much energy there was in all of them: even when people were angry about a particular side of the software industry, it was clear every speaker loved what they do - from dissecting PDFs to lettering to making beer.
@sn0w "For those asking, yes, these changes came about in part due to our settlement with Getty Images this week"
i.e., the "discover information" bit is just a post-facto justification. At least they're not absolutely pretending it's a product decision instead of the outcome of a legal tussle.
@yogthos There's lots of points to dissect, but it mostly seems like the author saying that, for them, the marginal value is irrelevant. Their call. One assigns different values to different variables and ends up with a different result.
Having said that, now that websites and advertising services have become shameless enough to even do drive-by mining, I'd rather any that escape uBlock don't also have my home address.
I'm hosting Managers & Board games this Sunday. Topic: Team metrics. Game: Carcassonne. Come hang out 🏰 https://www.meetup.com/Kaizen-Berlin/events/247734696/
#Apple is among the companies supporting the CLOUD act, which "privileges law enforcement at the expense of people’s privacy".
So much for them being pro #privacy.
"Notably, this bill would expand law enforcement access to private email and other online content [...]"
"[...] the legislation reduces protections for the personal privacy of technology users in an attempt to mollify tensions between law enforcement and U.S. technology companies."
Disappointingly supported by select tech companies, the CLOUD Act is a dangerous new bill that would harm data priv… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/962511757968261120 source: https://twitter.com/eff/status/962511757968261120