I played around with iTerm2. It isn’t just good—it is SO much better than the macOS Terminal that there are basically no reasons not to switch immediately.
New blog post about the weirdness of being robobanned from Twitter for being too sarcastic.
I wrote a blog post about how the government and police are blurring the line between law and public health guidance, and how that's quite bad for the rule of law.
I wrote a thing about how smart contracts people aren’t smart and don’t know much about law or rules-based-thinking, or the kind of human reasoning you can’t express in code, and why they need to go read H.L.A. Hart.
I wrote a little blog post pointing to essential reading on the
MIT MediaLab following recent scandals. It is a fascinating, and rather terrifying, vision of techno-utopianism, and an academic venture almost wholly undermined by its corporate partnerships.
New blog post about how Apple ID's two-factor and app-specific passwords are irritating, confusing and need some #securityUX love.
I wrote a thing about Facebook’s Instant Articles and why they are Bad, and why visible URLs are required for trust and provenance.
@hadleybeeman Ben Goldacre's work on Open Prescribing seems to be a fairly good template—lead by clinicians, using open data, open source tooling, experimental, but producing scientifically published results that can lead to useful information that informs clinical practice for GPs.
I wrote a thing about museums and engagement metrics. It is as positive and optimistic as you've come to expect from me.
@Edent Yup, but that means a MySQL installation, and possible PHP vulns. Can't get more secure and less breakable than static files.
@edsu Netlify is basically GitHubPages++.
As for my reading: a whole lot of paperwork and not a lot of classic novels, alas. All for good ends though.
I very reluctantly relaunched my personal site. Not because I particularly want to, but because I didn't want it to be totally dead.
I can't promise to write lots, because I'm a bit busy reading.
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