Somebody mentioned Gregor Hohpe’s book The Software Architect Elevator. I’m going to have to read it to be able to reconcile it against this feedback that emphatically states there’s no room for architects in software.
People can’t always tell you why they like something. And when they do, they often point to things they can describe—or feel comfortable describing—rather than the real reasons. » about 300 words
Why is Trump suddenly a public advocate of vaccines and booster shots? Somebody did the math for him, according to Donald G. McNeil Jr.:
As of this week, about 1,800 Americans a day are dying of Covid; the C.D.C. expects that number to rise above 2,600.
Virtually all are adults. If 95 percent were unvaccinated and we assume that 75 percent of those were Trump supporters, that’s 1,300 to 1,900 of his voters being subtracted from the rolls every single day.
Donald Trump lost Arizona by a mere 10,000 votes. He lost Georgia by 12,000, He lost Wisconsin by 21,000. He lost Nevada by 33,000.
Right now, about 60 Arizonans, 36 Georgians, 34 Wisconsinites and 14 Nevadans are dying of Covid each day. Seventy five percent of 95 percent of that would be minus 103 Trump voters per day — just in those four swing states. Week after week. That adds up.
The conclusion from Garbage Day:
We have an entire class of wealth holders now who have assets that are not connected to any particular country. And the biggest diehards among them are dreaming of a world where their assets are never converted back into a fiat currency. Whether it’s private islands or Martian colonies, these people will continue bucking against traditional ideas about citizenship and sovereignty. And a lot of it will be, at best, wildly embarrassing, and, at worst, Fyre Fest combined with a humanitarian disaster.
…But definitely read the whole thing for context.
Step-by-step to update the TCP/IP TTL on GL-iNet devices when you need to. » about 300 words
The most recent StackOverflow developer survey shows 77% of developers prefer to use a free trial as a way to research a new service. » about 400 words
Your product either excites users to champion its purchase in business environments, or your competitor's product will. » about 700 words
[E]very journalist […] at some point will have to face the morally indefensible way we go about our business: namely, using other people to tell a story about the world. Not everyone dupes their subjects into trusting them, but absolutely everyone robs other people of their stories to tell their own. Every journalist knows this flushed feeling, a mix of triumph and guilt, of securing the story that will redound glory unto them, not the subject. Some subjects who have no outlet, who are voiceless, approve of this arrangement, since they have no other way of getting their story heard. But even they will not wholly recognize their own depiction in the newspaper, by virtue of the fact that it was told by someone else with their own agenda. This is what Jonathan Franzen has called the “inescapable shame of being a storyteller”—that it involves stealing from another person, much in the way some people believe a photograph steals a bit of the sitter’s soul.
Authors Primavera De Filippi, Juan Ortiz Freuler, and Joshua Tan outline three competing narratives that have shaped the internet: libertarian, corporate, and nationalist. “[These narratives] emerged from a community of shared interests; each calls for a set of institutional arrangements; each endures in today’s politics.” » about 400 words
D.B. Cooper day is celebrated on this day, the Saturday following Thanksgiving, every year.
Back in the before times, Vitaminwater invited applicants to a contest to go a full year without a smartphone or tablet. » about 600 words
Journalism is facing both a trust crisis and a sustainability crisis. Membership answers to both.
It is a social contract between a news organization and its members in which members give their time, money, energy, expertise, and connections to support a cause that they believe in. In exchange, the news organization offers transparency and opportunities to meaningfully contribute to both the sustainability and impact of the organization.
Elsewhere it continues:
Membership is not subscription by another name, nor a brand campaign that can be toggled on and off.
Memberful routines are workflows that connect audience members to journalism and the people producing it. Routines are the basis for a strong membership strategy. Notice that audience members are specified here, which is likely a wider group than your members.
New reports reveal yet more structural political biases in consumption and monetization models.» about 300 words
Media face structural, regulatory, and technical hurdles to effectively monetizing with ads on the internet, but there are some solutions that are working. » about 1000 words
Sweet Pea on the state of social media and dating apps: “We are not creating a healthy society when we’re telling millions of young people that the key to happy relationships is photo worthy of an impulsive right swipe.” » about 800 words
Reddit and Twitch both allow members to pay for the privilege of reacting to other member's content with special awards or stickers. » about 600 words
Facebook introduced reactions with an emphasis on both the nuance they enabled and the mobile convenience: “[I]f you are sharing something that is sad [...] it might not feel comfortable to Like that post.” Later: “Commenting might afford nuanced responses, but composing those responses on a [mobile] keypad takes too much time.” » about 800 words
Twitter switched from Faves to Likes in 2015. “You might like a lot of things, but not everything can be your *favorite*,” they explained. Weeks after the change, liking activity for existing users was up 6% and 9% for new users. » about 500 words
- 1 1/2 oz Tequila
- 3/4 oz Fresh lemon juice
- 3/4 oz Honey syrup1
- 1 Egg white
- 1 dash Scrappy’s lavender bitters
- Garnish: Lavender sprig
- Add all ingredients into a shaker and dry-shake (without ice).
- Add ice and shake again to emulsify thoroughly.
- Strain into a chilled coupe glass.
- Garnish with a lavender sprig.
Honey syrup: Add 1/2 cup honey and 1/2 cup water to a small saucepan over medium heat. (You can experiment and decide how much of a honey flavor you want in your syrup. The more honey you use, the thicker the syrup and stronger in flavor it will be.) Stir until blended. Strain into a jar and seal tightly with a lid. Will keep for 1 month in the refrigerator. ↩︎
As it turns out, there’s a lot of stuff that’s been forgotten up there, and quite a bit that some are trying to hide. The blog is an entertaining view into the world satellites, including communication, spy, weather, research, and the occasional probe going further afield.
@nakedlunchsf was notable for having both a strong contender for the best burger in the city, _and_...
unzip can fail on macOS when UTF-8 chars are in the archive. The solution is to use
ditto. Via a Github issue:
ditto -V -x -k --sequesterRsrc --rsrc FILENAME.ZIP DESTINATIONDIRECTORY
Zuckerberg describes TikTok as “almost like the Explore Tab that we have on Instagram,” but Connie Chan suggests he's missing the deeper value of AI, and TechCrunch's Josh Constantine suggests Zuck is missing the bigger difference in intent on TikTok. » about 400 words
Benjamin Lee’s instructions and downloadable template to make panoramic carousel Instagrams (AKA #swipegram), as illustrated via his animation above. » about 100 words