CSS-Tricks: Taking Control of the CSS/JS that WordPress Plugins Load.
Yes please. Speed up those plugin-contaminated slow-loading installs, please.
Vox: GamerGate’s scary plan to wipe Gawker Media from the face of the Earth.
“On some fundamental level, GamerGate is driven by the thought that games publications shouldn’t just have ethical standards but should never publish an opinion the movement disagrees with ever.” If so, Joseph Goebbels smiles in pride.
TechCrunch: W3C Declares HTML5 Standard Complete.
Mashable: British etiquette manual tells you how to behave in the 21st century.
When I visit Metafilter via RSS, I’m seeing a very modern redesign. Anyone else? Looks nice.
[Later: Ah, new design when I’m logged out, old design when I’m logged in. DNS percolating changes, I assume.]
TechCrunch: Microsoft Gives Developers More Ways To Integrate With Office 365.
BadassDigest: Film Crit Hulk Smash - ON DESPAIR, GAMERGATE AND QUITTING THE HULK.
I picture Hulk sitting by the fireside, with half-glasses and a smoking jacket.
Bare Bones Software: BBEdit 11.
Automatic purchase! BBEdit still does things noone else does; I use it daily, and have for over a decade - no exaggeration. Note that I also use mine as a way to store text docs with client server specs, serial #‘s, etc. I don’t trust the modern password progs by themselves. I like having plain text backups in multiple secure spots.
CJR: How do we know what we know about #Gamergate?
“The problem is that when anybody can tweet under the Gamergate hashtag, and no one wants to take responsibility for the movement, the media doesn’t know what to believe.” The media can’t pin down a crowdsourced gripe.
PSFK: Hemingwrite Typing Device Aimed at Distraction-Free Writing.
Photoshelter Webinar: Law School 101 – Demystifying Copyright & Social Media Terms of Service.
Of note. I may be tuning in to refresh my memory.
‘Twas only a matter of time. There were enough complains about the new use of Helvetica.
WaPo: The government wants to study ‘social pollution’ on Twitter.
“Hmm. A government-funded initiative is going to ‘assist in the preservation of open debate’ by monitoring social media for ‘subversive propaganda’ and combating what it considers to be ‘the diffusion of false and misleading ideas’? The concept seems to have come straight out of a George Orwell novel.”
Historiann: Death threats plus liberal gun laws = no feminist speech allowed.
“Because of the historic association of gun ownership with men, especially white men, in states like Utah and Colorado they now have the power to shut down women speakers whose ideas they dislike, especially feminist women.” Are they acting out what they’ve learned from their favorite electronic pastimes (disturbing enough), or are they cold-bloodedly attempting to quash the ‘bug’ in their virtual perception of reality?
Coda 2.5 is out.
Here. It’s been my prime code editor for a while now, though I own a half-dozen.
Burce Clay: How To Use Social Meta Tags to Optimize Social Sharing.
POODLE Attack and SSLv3 Support.
Ebola Deeply, Covering the Crisis.
EbolaDeeply.org, a curated list of articles on the crisis. I need to watch ‘em for a few days before I recommend ‘em. The article “Ebola Threatens Chocolate” rings a bit off (in the changing ‘Around The Web’ sidebar).
The New Yorker: The Limits of Friendship.
“With social media, we can easily keep up with the lives and interests of far more than a hundred and fifty people. But without investing the face-to-face time, we lack deeper connections to them, and the time we invest in superficial relationships comes at the expense of more profound ones.” Hmmm. ‘Profound’? I’d say ‘expense of more psychologically beneficial ones’.
The Amphipolis Tomb - Map, photos and information.
Nice. Someone’s compiling all the latest on the tomb.
Haeck: Dropbox Database Sync for Local Testing.
I wonder. I tried using Dropbox with Subversion (before Git really took off), and DB totally borked the SV repositories. There was no way back but to start from scratch.
The Airship: The Best New Books on Project Gutenberg.
Hyperallergic: What Happens When National Geographic Steals Your Art?
“I mean, why not take the risk that the artist will never find out, and hell, if the artist does find out, what’s the likelihood that they will have registered their copyrighted artwork with the US Copyright Office? What’s the likelihood that the aggrieved artist will have access to a blog such as this one, to the NY Times, or the Huffington Post?”
Oh, Google, now you’ve really gotten me angry.
I was trying to attach images to an email, and MailPlane borked the attachments. Now Google’s “locked down” my account for “suspicious activity”. For anywhere between one hour to 24 hours! What about an error message instead, huh? This is a royal pain the arse, for a rudimentary error on my software’s part.
Moving to the top of my IT list, “get the hell off Gmail.”
Later: And, of course, their servers are still taking my POP3 emails off my other accounts and erasing them (as I had set on my now unreachable GMail prefs). Which means I have to reconfigure my email at the server.
Even later: What is really, really annoying is that the attachments were simply uploading into a draft - I hadn’t pressed send. Penalized for just *composing* a too-large email.