Ugh, make that *bubble* tea. To think I was a spelling champion as a child…
Q: How long have intentionally ripped jeans been a thing by now?
A: Long enough that it’s time for a rigorous semiotic analysis.
There was a young man
From Toulouse who got lim'ricks
And haiku confused
Tea lovers tend to brew multiple steeps from leaves, which takes time. Tea friends tend to do this together for one tea after another, during which time conversation might go anywhere.
When I was in Montreal recently, I was at a blissful tea session with ten other people that went on for seven hours. An outlier, to be sure, but still …
A thing that tech _never_ seems to understand is that consistency is a huge part of usability.
An UI change that is a marginal improvement becomes a net negative if it breaks from people's prior expectations.
Sunset afterglow over the Brooklyn Bridge this evening
Googleâ��s Selfish Ledger is an unsettling vision of Silicon Valley social engineering - The Verge https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/17/17344250/google-x-selfish-ledger-video-data-privacy
And remember, your smart quotes aren’t smart enough if they aren’t Unicode.
Smart quotes are what the world had before Baudot, EBCDIC, and ASCII.
The phrase “smart quotes” is the telecom and computer industries’ way of claiming credit for returning what they once took away.
There are people who still don’t know what a browser is, as they use one to get to Google
They equate email with GMail, they think of Facebook as the internet
These people are no less deserving of a freedom from vendor lock-in or proprietary software than those who are more tech-literate
The ethics of using Mechanical Turk for academic research: https://daily.jstor.org/amazons-mechanical-turk-has-reinvented-research/
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«Cohen may have passed on [early Schneiderman dirt] to Trump, who was then warring with the New York attorney general over Trump University.
In 2013, Trump presciently tweeted: “Weiner is gone, Spitzer is gone — next will be lightweight A.G. Eric Schneiderman. Is he a crook? Wait and see, worse than Spitzer or Weiner.”»
Why didn’t Trump demolish Schneiderman during the Trump U lawsuit? https://nyti.ms/2IaddFv