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03/04/15 • 06:22 PM • InternetPersonalWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Happy 14th, Euan.

Keep ‘er growing and changing.

03/04/15 • 11:34 AM • InternetPersonalWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Hillary’s email.

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.

03/03/15 • 12:30 PM • InternetLawPolitics • (3) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Welcome to the new CJR.

CJR redesigns. Looks good, first impression.

03/02/15 • 12:00 PM • DesignInternetNewsWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ReadWrite: Google+ Is Poised For A Big Breakup.

I wondered for how long it would continue to limp along.

03/02/15 • 11:59 AM • GoogleInternetSocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

DBushell.com: Critical CSS and Performance.

Very interesting, for a content-person.

03/01/15 • 11:22 AM • DesignInternetProgramming • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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.

03/01/15 • 11:13 AM • InternetNewsPhotographyPoliticsPsychology • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Atlantic: What Blogging Has Become.

Of interest. The author states he is a ‘twentysomething’ who experienced the ‘first blogging boom.’ *ahem*. I’m heading into sixteen years now ... how old do you have to be to start blogging? Surely older than single digits? Originally blogs *were* centralized. Editthispage. Pyra/Blogger. And more. They were vital communities. Decentralization began to dilute the stream of info, until individual blogs started relying on the stack o’ links on the home page, or the ‘circles’ and ‘rings’ (those little javascript widgets at the bottoms of pages to cycle you through all bloggers in a particular niche). And then saved by RSS. But I should save all this for my own post. Which may actually be tossed over to Medium itself.

We need to write that history of blogs. I’ll keep sayin’ it.

02/27/15 • 01:18 PM • HistoryInternetWeblogs • (5) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NPR: FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules For ‘Open Internet’.

Good news: “... the policy will ensure ‘that no one — whether government or corporate — should control free open access to the Internet.’

02/26/15 • 04:14 PM • HistoryInternetLawPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

edgee - playground for the curious.

First impression, from the video, is a mashup between Medium and Tumblr.  I’ve requested an invite (13k).

02/26/15 • 12:28 PM • InternetSocial MediaWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Snapmail: Self-destructing emails for Gmail.

Of note.

02/25/15 • 03:30 PM • GoogleInternetSecurity • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ISP outage.

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.’

02/25/15 • 01:35 PM • InternetPersonal • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

New ways to write and read on Medium.

Allowing short-form posts? Intriguing. I may have to play.

02/24/15 • 07:13 PM • InternetSocial MediaWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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 ...

02/24/15 • 12:16 PM • ChildhoodHuman RightsInternetLawPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ArtDaily: 2 masterpieces from Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden available in gigapixel resolution.

Article here, gigapixel here. I adore those two bored cherubs at the bottom of the frame ...

02/22/15 • 08:55 PM • ArtsGoogleInternetTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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.

02/21/15 • 09:44 PM • ConsumptionInternetProgramming • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Gun DB.

Of interest.

02/19/15 • 04:44 PM • InternetProgramming • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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?

02/18/15 • 12:29 PM • InternetLawMobile • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ALA: The Specialist-Generalist Balance.

Great read. Highly recommended.

02/17/15 • 12:36 PM • InternetProgrammingPsychologySmall Business • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

AtomicObject: Setting up Cheap, Long-Term Backups on Glacier Storage.

Of interest.  Rather than collect local hard drives ...

02/16/15 • 01:12 PM • HardwareInternetPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Stop Using LinkedIn.

Oooh, some folks are pissed.

02/13/15 • 06:13 PM • InternetSocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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.

02/13/15 • 05:47 PM • EconomicsHome & LivingInternetSmall BusinessWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

MeFi: RIP.

Goodbye, David Carr.

02/13/15 • 10:32 AM • HistoryInternetNewsWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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.

02/12/15 • 01:49 PM • BooksHistoryInternetWeblogs • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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 ...

02/11/15 • 10:19 AM • InternetPoliticsSecurity • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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