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.


@edsu I’m gonna toot and masticate more soon, I promise

Yay, my Twitter got locked for being too sarcastic.

Meanwhile, actual COVID deniers post misleading dangerous shit without any problem.

It is almost as if algorithmic moderation is a really terrible idea.

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.


Should I syndicate my tweets here? Or to a separate bot account that I retoot? I'd like to use Mastodon but I'm still not following enough people.

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.

Started learning a new programming language this week: Elixir. I like it. There will be open source code I've written soon.

@judy2k groupby is useful. But I'm a weird functional programming hippie who thinks Scala is okay.

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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