Archive for May, 2019

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Adactio: Journal—Indie web events in Brighton

Homebrew Website Club every Thursday, and Indie Web Camp on October 19th and 20th.

https://adactio.com/journal/15254

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The Glorious, Almost-Disconnected Boredom of My Walk in Japan | WIRED

How I modified my digital tools to reconnect with time on a six-week, 620-mile trip on foot across the country.

https://www.wired.com/story/six-weeks-100s-miles-hours-glorious-boredom-japan/

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One of the dumbest things I’ve ever published

While I was reading through some of my older essays the other day, I came across a piece called Privacy vs. User Experience, published in 2014. In the essay, I argued that Apple’s then-nascent philosophical stance on the supremacy of user privacy... | Dustin Curtis | hacker, designer, entrepreneur, and investor. full-time nomad. never satisfied. deeply flawed. powered by an approximate knowledge of many things.

https://dcurt.is/a-faulty-opinion

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In Baltimore and Beyond, a Stolen N.S.A. Tool Wreaks Havoc - The New York Times

American cities are being hijacked with an N.S.A. cyberweapon that has already done billions of dollars in damage overseas. The N.S.A. will say nothing.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/25/us/nsa-hacking-tool-baltimore.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

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"Old Scotch Collie" by Erika DuBois

Erika DuBois's famous article searching for old Scotch Collies that kicked off the farm collie movement in the 1980s.

https://www.oldtimefarmshepherd.org/current-collie-articles/farm-collie-movement/old-scotch-collie-by-erika-dubois/

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Adactio: Journal—Beyond

The hero’s journey meets documentation in Düsseldorf.

https://adactio.com/journal/15216

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Smartphones Are Toys First, Tools Second

If you time-traveled to the 1960s, or even the 1980s, and tried to describe smartphones to the people you met, they wouldn’t believe you. It would simply seem too good to be true—an affordable, pocket-sized device that provides: instant telegrams […]

https://www.raptitude.com/2019/05/smartphones-are-toys-first-tools-second/

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Adactio: Journal—Replies

What I did at Indie Web Camp Düsseldorf.

https://adactio.com/journal/15212

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@stephaniemalley: Having a wonderful time learning about plants at Lake Farm Park! https://t.co/RzuXCt67XR favorite

https://twitter.com/519987661/status/1129049275604901888

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Behind Twitter’s Plan To Get People To Stop Yelling At Each Other

Twitter’s leadership knows that it’s fundamentally broken, and its latest attempt to fix itself shows how daunting of a task that will be.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nicolenguyen/behind-twitters-plan-to-get-people-to-stop-yelling-at-each

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Stereolab, Britain’s Clever Post-Rock Innovators, Want to Capture Ears Again - The New York Times

The group started in 1990, went on hiatus in 2009 and was an influential force in between, blending genres and moods. With a fresh set of reissues, it’s returning to the road.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/10/arts/music/stereolab-reunion.html

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@stephaniemalley: Thank you to all of my students for the AMAZING cards and flowers! https://t.co/ZlHxss13Aa favorite

https://twitter.com/519987661/status/1127951579154452480

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Blow up: how half a tonne of cocaine transformed the life of an island | Society | The Guardian

The long read: In 2001, a smugglers’ yacht washed up in the Azores and disgorged its contents. The island of São Miguel was quickly flooded with high-grade cocaine – and nearly 20 years on, it is still feeling the effects

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/may/10/blow-up-how-half-a-tonne-of-cocaine-transformed-the-life-of-an-island

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Hello Weather

The exceptionally useful, no-nonsense weather app for iOS and Android. Get all the weather info you need, and nothing you don't!

https://helloweatherapp.com/blog/hello-apple-watch

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@helloweatherapp: Hellooooo Apple Watch! Our big iOS update is finally out now favorite

https://twitter.com/2602204375/status/1127235574631415809

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Don Norman on how design fails older consumers

The world is designed against the elderly, writes Don Norman, 83-year-old author of the industry bible Design of Everyday Things and a former Apple VP.

https://www.fastcompany.com/90338379/i-wrote-the-book-on-user-friendly-design-what-i-see-today-horrifies-me

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Adactio: Journal—Head’s role

Clearleft is hiring a head of front-end development. Could it be you?

https://adactio.com/journal/15126

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@stephaniemalley: Learning about La Tomatina Festival in Spain with our buddy class! https://t.co/pvV9FYsP3G favorite

https://twitter.com/519987661/status/1126473563790290944

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CBS Censors a ‘Good Fight’ Segment. Its Topic Was Chinese Censorship. - The New York Times

The show often includes humorous animated videos on current topics. One video that criticized China’s war on free speech was removed at the network’s request.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/07/arts/television/cbs-good-fight-chinese-censorship.html

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Adactio: Journal—Timing out

A service worker strategy for dealing with lie-fi.

https://adactio.com/journal/15122

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We Got U.S. Border Officials to Testify Under Oath. Here’s What We Found Out | Electronic Frontier Foundation

This is a guest post by Hugh Handeyside, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU National Security Project, Nathan Freed Wessler, Staff Attorney, ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, and Esha Bhandari, Staff Attorney, ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project. It was originally posted on the ACLU...

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/04/we-got-us-border-officials-testify-under-oath-heres-what-we-found-out

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Adactio: Journal—Frameworking

Weighing up the pros and cons of using a JavaScript framework.

https://adactio.com/journal/15111