WaPo: Typewriters are back, and we have Edward Snowden to thank.
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.
When a Client Hasn’t Paid: Just Tell Julie.
Vimeo: Kanban - isn‘t it just common sense?
Wonderful stuff within.
BusinessInsider: The Guardian’s Dark Social Traffic Problem.
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.
CSS-Tricks: Taking Control of the CSS/JS that WordPress Plugins Load.
Yes please. Speed up those plugin-contaminated slow-loading installs, please.
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?
TechCrunch: W3C Declares HTML5 Standard Complete.
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.]
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.
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.
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.
Panic: Prompt 2 SSH client for iOS.
Stamplay: Connect. Automate. Invent.
Kirby 2 is here!
One of the handful of decent file-based CMSs out there. Looking forward to kicking the tires again.
Moz/Blog: Panda 4.1 - The Devil Is in the Aggregate.
A good read, even if SEO gives you hives.
EllisLab Blog: Your Favorite PHP Framework, CodeIgniter, Has a New Home.
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.
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. ”
SERoundtable: Google Says Rich Snippets Generally Not For Your Home Page.
Metafilter: “remove line breaks? where have you been all my life!”
SERoundtable: Bing On URL Keyword Stuffing Spam.
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.