Any of my readers ...
... using ModX? Contact me at the usual garret at dangerousmeta email address. I have a conundrum.
Happy 14th, Euan.
Here, do an experiment. Choose any politician, combine their name with “email.” You’ll find the great majority (esp. governors) attempting to circumvent public records laws. You’ll find a spate of ‘burner’ email accounts, mysterious drive crashes (no redundancy?), more.
Doesn’t make it right, but the media does need to recognize that many politicos are doing it when reporting on the circumstance.
Later: TechDirt does it well. If she was passing classified info over personal email, her goose is cooked for ‘16.
Welcome to the new CJR.
CJR redesigns. Looks good, first impression.
ReadWrite: Google+ Is Poised For A Big Breakup.
I wondered for how long it would continue to limp along.
DBushell.com: Critical CSS and Performance.
Very interesting, for a content-person.
Pondering the confluence of ‘the dress’ and Scott Walker.
Both subjects of no real value, overdramatized. We live in a meta-world where a name mention — whether positive or negative — increases saturation for that subject, ultimately proving a boon. Instead of feeling the need to express an opinion, there’s significantly more value in just ignoring such things.
And if you don’t know what the hell I’m talking about, I stand up and applaud in your general direction.
The Atlantic: What Blogging Has Become.
We need to write that history of blogs. I’ll keep sayin’ it.
NPR: FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules For ‘Open Internet’.
edgee - playground for the curious.
First impression, from the video, is a mashup between Medium and Tumblr. I’ve requested an invite (13k).
Snapmail: Self-destructing emails for Gmail.
Comcast broadband was out in my area this morning. It is amazing how I’ve become accustomed to having a always-on ‘net hookup. Puts me in mind I need to go get lost in the wilderness soon for a ‘brain reset.’
New ways to write and read on Medium.
Allowing short-form posts? Intriguing. I may have to play.
Medium: Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Put Your Baby Photos Online.
“Wait a minute. How is this possible? Seriously, is it even allowed? Aren’t we violating the privacy of these children and their families by commercializing these intimate family moments? We share your concern. In fact, this is precisely our point: By selling these mugs we’re violating people’s privacy in three ways ...”
ArtDaily: 2 masterpieces from Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden available in gigapixel resolution.
Code as Craft: Re-Introducing Deployinator, now as a gem!
“If you aren’t familiar with Deployinator, it’s a tool we wrote to deploy code to Etsy.com. We deploy code about 40 times per day. This allows us to push smaller changes we are confident about and experiment at a fast rate. Deployinator does a lot of heavy lifting for us.” Via rc3.org.
Business Insider: AT&T Google Fiber in Kansas City — but it’s charging more for privacy.
Charging for your freedom. This can’t be legal, can it?
ALA: The Specialist-Generalist Balance.
Great read. Highly recommended.
AtomicObject: Setting up Cheap, Long-Term Backups on Glacier Storage.
Of interest. Rather than collect local hard drives ...
Stop Using LinkedIn.
Oooh, some folks are pissed.
Co.Design: How One Woman Makes Almost $1 Million A Year On Etsy.
“Now, Shaffer has a team of 15 sewers — ‘all moms,’ Shaffer says — working full-time, as well as a professional photographer. [snip] Not all the items are entirely handmade by Shaffer’s team — many, like the knitted legwarmers, socks, and gloves, are sourced wholesale from India.” The honesty’s refreshing.
Euan Semple: Choosing your words carefully.
Agreed. I’ve been reading Churchill’s “The Gathering Storm” not just for the history, but for his phraseology.
Register.UK: Jeb Bush dumps Floridians’ private data on the web.
“Computer security researchers say they were able to spot pages of emails featuring social security numbers, dates of births, and other information you’d rather not dangle in front of identity thieves as plaintext.” Obviously, a President for the 21st Century ...