The Mad King Twitter

Twitter’s “peace offering” to developers is meaningless by Marco Arment: If I had to pick a company to have absolute power over something very important, Twitter wouldn’t be very high on the list. They’re not obsessed with messing with developers’ heads — we’re just innocent bystanders getting…

Stuff installed on my fresh MacBook Pro, in order

Chromium Homebrew Firefox (Trying it out again) Tweetbot <- via AppStore Clear <- via AppStore Slack <- via AppStore Numbers <- via AppStore Pages <- via AppStore Transmit <- via AppStore Flash :( Dropbox Fantastical Day-0 Not applications, but other stuff: Turned on a hotcorner…

EPIC president endorses right to be forgotten

From Jeffrey Toobin for the New Yorker: Yet the notion of Google as a passive intermediary in the modern information economy is dubious. “The ‘card catalogue’ metaphor is wildly misleading,” Marc Rotenberg, the president of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, in Washington, D.C., told me. “Google is no longer…

"A bug called Bash"

"A bug called Bash" pic.twitter.com/amp9t64not— Bob Lee (@crazybob) September 25, 2014 …

Showtime for Vocativ

Wonderful reporting by Johana Bhuiyan: “Agnostic, relatively unbiased search parameters to monitor the web for hidden news is the big idea behind Vocativ, which launches today,” Ungerleider wrote. “One of its big goals is to use the deep web as a primary source.” Once news broke, coverage of the launch…

The decade-long dream of Kinja

From Capital New York: Traffic is important to Gawker, but it is not its only priority. The site is also interested in developing Kinja—the comment and content management system that its has spent millions of dollars and many years building. The promise and peril of Kinja was…

Preserving as a Service

Interesting move by Pocket: It begins offering a premium service at $44.99 a year with the main new draw being a permanent, cached copy of the content you've saved to read. Somewhat similar to Pinboard's premium Archival account, at $25 a year. These kinds of services have been something…

Zuck's World

facebook wouldn't let us promote this story b/c it was somehow vs its sexy-time rules. http://t.co/K70uGyeWcK pic.twitter.com/uwd2fjcZDT— Brian Morrissey (@bmorrissey) May 27, 2014 This is the company that almost every single media companies promotes via Like and Share buttons that…

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My Python Unicode Sparkline maker might demonstrably be the worst, but it’s still mine. (And a good look at the many, many problems with this kind of Sparkchart.)…