Target did an effort like this with Techstars and it lasted one cycle and was then shut down. Hopefully this one will have more longevity.⏎ January 18, 2019
Last week I shared a link to the article about carriers selling location data. This activity got a lot of attention from people, and a mere week later Sprint is stopping this practice.⏎ January 17, 2019
Apple’s Tim Cook making the case that we need Congressional action on privacy online. I like the idea, but I’m skeptical of it happening anytime soon.
The trail disappears before you even know there is a trail. Right now, all of these secondary markets for your information exist in a shadow economy that’s largely unchecked—out of sight of consumers, regulators and lawmakers.
Let’s be clear: you never signed up for that. We think every user should have the chance to say, “Wait a minute. That’s my information that you’re selling, and I didn’t consent.”
In the meantime I will continue to run software to defend my privacy.⏎ January 17, 2019
I’ve been using an iPad for increasingly more of my stuff at the office for the last couple of years. This statement is so true!
But moving to the iPad still involves some growing pains. The longer you’ve used a traditional computer, the harder an iPad transition can be.
I had to radically rethink how I approached many tasks to get it right on iOS. I will say though, there are now a decent number of things that I get great value out of on my iPad in iOS that I simply cannot do on macOS. Shortcuts is a big part of that.⏎ January 17, 2019
Some areas to look out for development opportunities with product management teams.⏎ January 17, 2019
I really like the promotion and prevention ideas here, and I like Feld’s commentary. This is usable advise that I’m positive I can put to use. 🤔⏎ January 17, 2019
TL;DR? Just way too hard.⏎ January 17, 2019
Cool utility to generate a mailto link. These are handy and this makes them easy to make.⏎ January 17, 2019
I’ve been using DuckDuckGo for a long time, and this behind the scenes look at the company is pretty great. Via Leah Cunningham.⏎ January 17, 2019
Pamela Park is where we just moved, into one of these new developments. We are on the East side of the park though.⏎ January 17, 2019
This is a must read to give some perspective to the experience that many women have on the Internet.
And third, and most importantly, that sometimes being a woman on the internet can be a full-time job. As I mentioned before, my role as a Developer Advocate involves a lot content creation, face-to-face interaction, and requires me to have an online social presence. In the past, I’ve dealt with everything from men commenting on online videos of me saying I should “get a tan”, I’ve been DMed creepy messages on Twitter/LinkedIn/Instagram/etc. with messages like “hi”, “nice smile you got there”, and “your beautiful” (I usually respond “ *you’re ”, on that last one), and have even stumbled upon entire forum posts about me and how as a woman with a non-traditional background I’m unqualified to work in tech. Over the last three years, I have learned to brush it off and I almost always “never read the comments” if I know they’re negative (in fact, I have a necklace and pin of the mantra). But these things add up.
Awareness of this, followed by action by men on the Internet, is important. First step is being aware.⏎ January 17, 2019
More personal stories validating meditating and it’s benefits, particularly with the digital world.
Then, about four months ago, I brute-forced it: I made meditation part of my morning routine and made myself stick with it. I started with 10 minutes a day, then built up to 15, 20, then 30. Eventually, something clicked, and the benefits became noticeable, and then remarkable.
The best way I can describe the effect is to liken it to a software upgrade for my brain — an update designed to guard against the terrible way the online world takes over your time and your mind.
🧘🏼♂️⏎ January 17, 2019
This is the best description of what Tim Berners-Lee’s Solid is about.⏎ January 17, 2019
🎲⚔️🐉🤪⏎ January 17, 2019
Okay, so I started reading this with the thought of “Really, who needs Smart Shoes?” Then, as I read about the technologies it started to make sense to me for a lot of applications. Elderly people that cannot tie their own shoes? Smart shoes that lace themselves sound great! I personally have been dealing with plantar fasciitis for longer than I’d care to think, and I wonder if a Smart Shoe couldn’t help me with that. Your feet work hard, maybe some sensor and intelligence could help them? 🦶⏎ January 17, 2019
This is a good and complete checklist that you could use to review your personal security footing.⏎ January 17, 2019
This is a huge dump of usernames and passwords. I use 1Password to protect myself from this stuff, and they have a good blog post on this one. Krebs on Security also wrote about this massive dump, highlighting that in the big picture this is far from the biggest breach of its kind. 😳⏎ January 17, 2019
A thorough, and nicely contextualized with GIFs, Twitter thread covering Andy Domeier from SPS on SRE teams!⏎ January 16, 2019
A fabulous read on the engineering manager path in technology organizations. There is so much I’d highlight here that I’ll skip highlighting any of it and just suggest you read it. The 10 reasons to think critically about director or executive roles made are hilarious. 🤣 They are completely true too.⏎ January 16, 2019
This is an amazingly detailed analysis of the blood sugar levels this person did. This is “quantified self” to a whole new level. I would have thought some of the blood sugar impacts would be more pronounced though.⏎ January 14, 2019
Google deserves a bunch of credit for the work they are doing to help news organizations create content. There is a totally justified cynical response to that of “Well, after they destroyed it they should!”. I would suggest the more pragmatic answer is Google needs content publishers, they need news organizations to have content to send people to!⏎ January 14, 2019
I noticed this information showing up on my kids iPhones and I was really confused. Turns out it only shows up under a certain set of configurations. I wouldn’t mind having this on my phone as well! And yes, I realize Android has done this forever. 🙃⏎ January 14, 2019
When did “Influencer” become a profession? 🤦♀️⏎ January 14, 2019
This happens to be a thing that I find “artful” as well. A well designed URL structure implies a well thought out architecture and makes it easier for developers, and in some rare cases uses, to understand the service.
Most people don’t give them much thought, in part because web browsers increasingly hide URLs away. But some URLs have special powers. Here are some that knock my socks off.
🤩⏎ January 14, 2019
This article had two central themes for me.
First, Ring isn’t applying commercially reasonable protection to the video content their users are trusting them with. This data should be encrypted, and they should not be allowing anyone in the company access to the data.
Secondly, the ominous undertones of “Ukrainian” engineers in this seems like it’s trying to imply a lack of trust, or some implicit fear. I don’t expect the article would have the same tone if engineers in France or Belgium were looking at the video. It shouldn’t be any different.⏎ January 14, 2019
I would like to be better at Chess. Some interesting ideas here for how to do that with a pretty focused effort.⏎ January 11, 2019
It is obvious that the telecommunications companies know your location when you have a mobile phone, but there is some trust that that data isn’t being used for other purposes. We shouldn’t trust.
Microbilt buys access to location data from an aggregator called Zumigo and then sells it to a dizzying number of sectors, including landlords to scope out potential renters; motor vehicle salesmen, and others who are conducting credit checks. Armed with just a phone number, Microbilt’s “Mobile Device Verify” product can return a target’s full name and address, geolocate a phone in an individual instance, or operate as a continuous tracking service.
This is a crisis of ethics. How is it justifiable to track your location and sell it to other commercial entities when there is no expectation that that is occurring. This has the additional issue that there is no way for the user to even know that it is or is not happening since it’s on the providers end.⏎ January 9, 2019
I’ve been wondering for a long time when AWS would come out with an answer for MongoDB. They must not have been able to reach any deal with MongoDB so developed a compatible solution. Wonder if the lawsuits have been filed yet? 😏⏎ January 9, 2019
Another technology company opening up a presence in SPS. This makes sense given the history of successful storage companies in town. Plus, Pete was our CMO at SPS and knows the community here is solid!⏎ January 9, 2019
The app space for handwritten notes on the iPad Pro is hotly contested, and constantly improving. I’ve tended to stick with the KISS approach and just use built-in Notes, but these roundups show an incredible amount of innovation.⏎ January 9, 2019
Many teams have DevOps processes that stop at the database interface. There are a couple of simple things you can do to adopt DevOps practices in databases as well. 🕴⏎ January 9, 2019
Another writeup on using the iPad Pro as a primary computer. I find I learn interesting things from reading about peoples experiences doing this. This one is definitely focused on creative work with the Pencil which seems like an area that the iPad Pro is profoundly better than anything else at.⏎ January 9, 2019
Personally I’ve never been excited about Medium, it is another attempt to cage the free web in to a corporate silo. Now the premium plans on top of that? I’ll pass.⏎ January 9, 2019
Initially I thought WikiLeaks, while potentially a dangerous organization, was ultimately driven by good motives. I don’t think so anymore.⏎ January 9, 2019
I’ve been following this topic and as far as I know this is the first ruling from a court on it. It makes sense to me that politicians that choose to use private platforms to communicate with citizens should not be able to block people. Particularly when those people are their constituents!⏎ January 9, 2019
This is great to see! Hopefully people will still mostly default to public repositories, but having private ones is a great utility for everyone. Please remember that it’s still not a good idea to put passwords and other secrets in revision control, private or not.⏎ January 9, 2019
I love what Bill Gates is working on now. 💚⏎ January 9, 2019
Interesting post that reminded me of Sustainable Energy Without the Hot Air, a book my book club read a while back. Both that one and this Oil Fail book sound interesting.⏎ January 8, 2019
Solid framework for improving meeting quality. This stuff is always much easier said than done.⏎ January 8, 2019
I got these mindfulness aids for my birthday and have tried them a few times already. They are a nice complement for other meditation practices. 🧘🏼♂️⏎ January 8, 2019
Very cool usability trick in OmniFocus!⏎ January 7, 2019
Functional language implemented in Python so you can mix and match.⏎ January 6, 2019
Emoji continues to be one of my favorite work habits. As I wrote earlier, I initially resisted emoji. But the efficiency of the lightweight communication that occurs via emoji and emoji reactions can’t be denied. It also happens to be fun.
👍🏻⏎ January 6, 2019
Om Malik is starting link blogging. This is guaranteed to be a worthwhile stream of good information. 👍🏻⏎ January 6, 2019
35% revenue growth for an established game like this is very impressive.⏎ January 6, 2019
Handy set of links to delete accounts on a number of big social networks. Via Recomendo 129.⏎ January 6, 2019
Blockchain getting boring may be the best thing to ever happen to it.⏎ January 3, 2019
Well, Fred Wilson gets tight to the point.
I believe and have been telling those around me that I think 2019 will be a “doozy.” I think we will see major dislocations in the leadership of the United States, a bear market in stocks, a weakening economy, a number of issues with the global economy including a messy Brexit and a sluggish China.
Yikes. 😳⏎ January 3, 2019
I wonder how many other things can be determined by analyzing people’s writing and word choices.⏎ January 3, 2019
Rare day when the public domain gains some new things.⏎ January 3, 2019