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Simon Willison@simonw
How about if, instead of ditching Twitter for Mastodon, we all start blogging and subscribing to each other's Atom feeds again instead? The original distributed social network could still work pretty well if we actually start using it
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Google@Google
Built-in virus protection, a battery that lasts all day, and automatic updates: welcome to the new way of doing things.
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Steve Troughton-Smith@stroughtonsmith
Apple is without a doubt preparing for a world without paid-upfront apps. There are a lot of developers who are not gonna like where things are leading
David Barnard@drbarnard
“An Apple representative said at the meeting that paid apps represent 15% of total app sales and is on the decline, according to a person who was there who did not want to be identified to maintain their relationship with Apple.”
How an invite-only meeting at Apple's luxury loft in New York set the stage for one of the biggest subscription businesses in the world
BI Prime: Apple is trying to change the business model of the App Store from in-app purchases and paid apps to software-as-a-service. To help kickstart this, in 2017 it held a secret conference and encouraged developers to experiment with raising the prices of their software.
businessinsider.com
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Marco Arment@marcoarment
Podcast hosts and app makers: Let's make it easier for podcasters to surface donate/pay/membership links in our UIs with a standard semantic way to denote payment URLs in HTML show notes. Does such a thing exist already in any useful HTML spec? Maybe an <a rel="something">?
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Rob Russell@www_ora_tion_ca
This is wildly disingenuous, I speak as a flight instructor and major IT incident investigator. Modern software authors have the professional discipline of a cute puppy in comparison to aviation practitioners.
Alex Stamos@alexstamos
I agree with Chris. This is the kind of thinking that leads to "Why can't we just have building codes for software? It worked to protect against earthquakes and fire!" Earthquakes and fire aren't conscious adversaries. Try writing a standards document on how to win at chess.
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David Ruddock@RDRv3
That Pixel 3 XL is pretty ugly tho
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Alan Cole@AlanMCole
1. I am a lifelong east coaster but I have been on the west side of LA for the last month and a half. My experiences here have confirmed pretty much every stereotype about the area. I have compiled these experiences for you in this THREAD.
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Brian Fitzpatrick@therealfitz
Thread time! Google just announced a thing called "The Data Transfer Project." You might be wondering why they did this and what it means: read on!
Introducing Data Transfer Project: an open source platform promoting universal data portability
The latest news from Google on open source releases, major projects, events, and student outreach programs.
opensource.googleblog.com
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Jean Prado@jeangprado
Ontem eu fui trocar a bateria do iPhone 7 no MorumbiShopping e lembrei que iam tirar minha película de vidro. Resultado: estou sem. Procurei uma no shopping mas qualquer uma naquele lugar custava no mínimo R$ 50 reais, um absurdo.
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Alex Russell@slightlylate
Learning the hard way that the modern answer to "holy cow, why is the TTFB so bad and the HTML payload so bloated?" is SSR + inline'd Redux. `window.__INITIAL_STATE__` is my nemesis.
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ಠ_ಠ@MikeIsaac
There’s a very strong case for arguing Twitter’s entire architecture is tailor made for toxicity and no matter how many focus groups you create it’s unsalvageable in its current form
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Geoff Boeing@gboeing
I did a comparison of city street network orientations in major US cities, and now I've got a better sense of why I find Boston so difficult to navigate. Visualization uses Python, OSMnx, and @openstreetmap data. geoffboeing.com/2018/07/compar…
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Artem Russakovskii@ArtemR
Site admins, is anyone else seeing a huge drop in traffic in the last several days (since Saturday)? @AndroidPolice is seeing a devastating 50-70%+ drop. We're suddenly not getting any meaningful @Google traffic anymore, feed, search, or otherwise, and I don't understand why.
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Simon Wardley@swardley
X : Can you explain what is serverless? Me : The definition I use? Serverless is an event driven, utility based, stateless, code execution environment.
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Antonio García Martínez@antoniogm
There have been a few comments on my recent WIRED piece about the SF caste system that warrant a response. They’re good observations, and I wish I could have addressed them in a 1000-word piece Will do so now. For reference:
How Silicon Valley Fuels an Informal Caste System
The on-demand economy gives fewer opportunities for people to interact with those outside their class—creating impermeable inequality.
wired.com
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Marc Andreessen@pmarca
Thread: Books I've recently read and recommend -->
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foone@Foone
You want to know something about how bullshit insane our brains are? OK, so there's a physical problem with our eyes: We move them in short fast bursts called "saccades", right? very quick, synchronized movements. The only problem is: they go all blurry and useless during this
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Andy Baio@waxpancake
Google Reader shut down five years ago today, and I’m still kind of pissed about it.
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Steven Sinofsky@stevesi
1/ For whom a product is designed is an interesting question. Sounds easy…most say they know but… Software people love to “build for myself” or “solve my problem” — those become products and companies—it can work. But there are challenges to listening to yourself and team?
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Gabriel Peal@gpeal8
After two years, 220 screens, and 120,000 lines of javascript, we're moving away from React Native at Airbnb. I tried to summarize our experience in a single blog post but that wouldn't do it justice so it turned into five!
React Native at Airbnb – Airbnb Engineering & Data Science – Medium
In 2016, we took a big bet on React Native. Two years later, we’re ready to share our experience with the world and show what’s next.
medium.com
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