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WaPo: Typewriters are back, and we have Edward Snowden to thank.

From the point of view of keeping secrets, the most primitive method is preferred: a human hand with a pen or a typewriter.

11/13/14 • 04:15 PM • HistoryInternetPoliticsProgrammingSecurity • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The New Inquiry: The Ladies Vanish.

Much like the man who jams a chess grandmaster into a dark cage in order to be celebrated for “inventing” the cage, Amazon has built a massive network of casualized internet laborers whose hidden work helps programmers and technological innovators appear brilliant.”  The new sweatshops.

11/13/14 • 10:27 AM • ConsumptionHuman RightsProgramming • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

When a Client Hasn’t Paid: Just Tell Julie.

Brilliant business model.

11/10/14 • 11:57 PM • ProgrammingSmall Business • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Vimeo: Kanban - isn‘t it just common sense?

Wonderful stuff within.

11/10/14 • 11:05 AM • Motion GraphicsProgrammingSmall Business • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

BusinessInsider: The Guardian’s Dark Social Traffic Problem.

Important read; bookmark it for future reference.  Via rc3.org.

11/05/14 • 11:13 AM • GoogleInternetProgrammingSecurityWeblogs • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Adobe Education: The University of Texas at Austin Develops its First Course App.

College students utilize mobile devices to consume all their digital content and they prefer apps to websites to access information, engage with their social networks and share their opinions.” Developers take note.

11/01/14 • 11:58 AM • ChildhoodProgrammingScholarly • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

CSS-Tricks: Taking Control of the CSS/JS that WordPress Plugins Load.

Yes please. Speed up those plugin-contaminated slow-loading installs, please.

10/31/14 • 01:16 PM • InternetProgrammingWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Indianapolis Business Journal: The tragedy of electronic medical records.

FYI. I’ve related my experience of a year or so ago ... sitting while a physician’s attendant hunt-and-pecked information into an EHR system for 45 minutes, something I volunteered to do and could have performed in five. Afterwards, they *still* screwed up insurance/billing. 

I have a feeling this is like the current electronic accounting market. Dozens of brands of customized software, all storing info in different ways, none compatible with another. Or am I wrong?

10/31/14 • 12:38 PM • HealthProgrammingSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

TechCrunch: W3C Declares HTML5 Standard Complete.

On to 5.1.

10/28/14 • 12:41 PM • DesignInternetProgramming • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Metafilter curiousity.

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.]

10/28/14 • 12:25 PM • DesignInternetProgrammingWeblogs • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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.

10/27/14 • 11:28 AM • AppleInternetProgrammingSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Coda 2.5 is out.

Here. It’s been my prime code editor for a while now, though I own a half-dozen.

10/16/14 • 01:40 PM • InternetPersonalProgramming • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Burce Clay: How To Use Social Meta Tags to Optimize Social Sharing.

Of interest.

10/15/14 • 01:57 PM • GoogleInternetProgrammingSocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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.

10/10/14 • 04:22 PM • InternetProgrammingSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Panic: Prompt 2 SSH client for iOS.

FYI.

10/08/14 • 05:12 PM • AppleProgrammingSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Stamplay: Connect. Automate. Invent.

Interesting.

10/08/14 • 10:58 AM • InternetMobileProgramming • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Kirby 2 is here!

One of the handful of decent file-based CMSs out there. Looking forward to kicking the tires again.

10/07/14 • 11:13 AM • DesignInternetProgrammingWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Moz/Blog: Panda 4.1 - The Devil Is in the Aggregate.

A good read, even if SEO gives you hives.

10/07/14 • 10:25 AM • DesignGoogleInternetProgramming • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

EllisLab Blog: Your Favorite PHP Framework, CodeIgniter, Has a New Home.

Just FYI.

10/06/14 • 04:25 PM • Expression EngineProgramming • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

AdamHyde.net: Whats Wrong with Markdown.

As I’ve said before, try teaching a client [used to WYSIWYG editors] how to use Markdown. For a programmer it is simple to implement. But to do so is ignoring the broader user base.

10/03/14 • 01:00 PM • DesignInternetProgramming • (5) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Macworld:  Shell ‘Shellshock’ flaw opens OS X, Linux, more to attack, called ‘bigger than Heartbleed

Akamai security researcher Stephane Chazelas has discovered a devastating flaw in the Unix Bash shell, leaving Linux machines, OS X machines, routers, older IoT devices, and more vulnerable to attack.

09/25/14 • 02:24 PM • AppleInternetProgrammingSecuritySoftware • (3) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SERoundtable: Google Says Rich Snippets Generally Not For Your Home Page.

No, review rich snippets should only be used in cases where ‘the main topic of the page needs to be about a specific product or service.’

09/24/14 • 04:36 PM • GoogleInternetProgramming • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Metafilter: “remove line breaks? where have you been all my life!”

Welcome to TextMechanic.com!

09/18/14 • 09:06 AM • BooksProgrammingSoftwareWeblogs • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SERoundtable: Bing On URL Keyword Stuffing Spam.

Of interest.

09/17/14 • 11:08 AM • InternetMicrosoftProgramming • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

CTRL+ClickCast: Perch CMS with Drew McLellan.

I like Perch very much. Not for my blogging uses, but for limited client sites.  Haven’t had time to listen yet, but I will.

09/04/14 • 02:05 PM • PodcastsProgrammingSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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