Links van 6 februari 2019 tot 9 februari 2019

No thank you, Mr. Pecker – Jeff Bezos – Medium Something unusual happened to me yesterday. Actually, for me it wasn’t just unusual — it was a first. I was made an offer I couldn’t refuse. Or at least that’s what the top people at the National Enquirer thought. I’m glad they thought that, because it emboldened […]

Another one bites the dust

Het interwebs is al een tijd een blokkendoos: als ge er niet voor kiest om uw schrijfsels op iets als Medium te zetten, kan uw website bij één partij op een server staan, met authenticatie via bijvoorbeeld Google of Facebook, en comments via bijvoorbeeld Disqus of Google+. Medium is tegenwoordig voor veel mensen geen optie […]

Links van 7 november 2017 tot 9 november 2017

Johnstown Never Believed Trump Would Help. They Still Love Him Anyway. – POLITICO MagazinePolling continues to show that—in spite of unprecedented unpopularity—nearly all people who voted for Trump would do it again. But as I compared this year’s answers to last year’s responses it seemed clear that the basis of people’s support had morphed. Johnstown […]

Links van 12 oktober 2016 tot 22 oktober 2016

Rolling Stone’s 500 Worst Reviews of All Time (work in progress) [Page 4] – Rate Your MusicDe 500 vreemdste reviews in Rolling Ston — met parels als "Perhaps the worst of the batch, "Perfect Day" is a soft lilter about spending a wonderful day drinking Sangria in the park with his girlfriend, about how it […]

Links van 27 april 2016 tot 5 mei 2016

Microsoft’s hover gestures for Windows phones are magnificent | The VergeIt's not clear whether Microsoft will ever bring its 3D Touch work to the market. The software giant is largely retrenching from its Lumia Windows phones, and rumors suggest the company is focusing on a "Surface Phone" launch for next year. While Windows Phone might […]

Links van 29 februari 2016 tot 1 maart 2016

Dissolving the Dead · thewalrus.ca DALE HILTON can show you fear in a bagful of dust: 160 pounds of once-living human, pressure-cooked, baked, and pulverized into soft white powder fine enough to sprinkle over French toast. The ground bones sit in clear plastic on a counter, next to a pacemaker, a false hip, and a pair […]

Links van 9 augustus 2015 tot 13 augustus 2015

One Book’s Cover | Brightweavings JournalThis spring I was working with my American and Canadian editors, and an art director, and a gifted artist to devise and shape the cover those territories are sharing for Children of Earth and Sky. sbdc » BetrayedI used to be able to trust that Apple products would just work. […]

Links van 18 februari 2015 tot 23 februari 2015

The Trouble with Dijsselbloem | JacobinFor Dijsselbloem, extinguishing Syriza’s promise is imperative. It is a precondition for restoring the stability of the EU that he, his party, and economic elites so desire. But it is as necessary for the continuation of the dreamless, managerial, suit-and-tie progressivism from which he has never strayed. The dangers of […]

Links van 21 januari 2014 tot 29 januari 2014

Post mortem – Thanks & lessons learned | Notes from the trenchesLessons learned – Don’t operate in a market where a single player can arbitrarily decide to kill you. Especially don’t work in a market that’s controlled by an entity that explicitly refuses to communicate with you (or anyone else) or to explain their guidelines. […]

Links van 15 december 2013 tot 16 december 2013

nsa-backdoor/nsa-backdoor.php at master · aaronjorbin/nsa-backdoorGrin. "Description: Make it easy for the NSA to have admin access to your site" A Great Old-Timey Game-Programming Hack – Tom Moertel’s BlogThis was in the 8-bit PC era, so the gaming hardware was almost impossibly slow by today’s standards. It might not surprise you, then, to learn that, back […]

Links voor 14 december 2013

Google Adds to Its Menagerie of Robots – NYTimes.comGoogle confirmed on Friday that it had completed the acquisition of Boston Dynamics, an engineering company that has designed mobile research robots for the Pentagon. The company, based in Waltham, Mass., has gained an international reputation for machines that walk with an uncanny sense of balance and […]

Links van 14 november 2013 tot 15 november 2013

The Algorithm That Thinks Like A Human ⚙ Co.Labs ⚙ code + community“We should be careful not to underestimate the significance… of this milestone,” says Facebook cofounder Dustin Moskovitz, an advisor to a six-person startup that is reinventing artificial intelligence. 7 Fantastic Ways To Distinguish Between Sense And NonsenseWhat can be said at all can […]

Links van 5 november 2013 tot 7 november 2013

www.gootechnologies.comWhether you're a designer who likes creative freedom, or a hardcore coder pushing the limits of the web, Goo gives you the tools to create amazing web visuals in your own way and without limitations. Goo Create and Goo Engine are specially designed to make your creation process as simple and smooth as possible without […]

Links voor 4 november 2013

Am I Going Insane? Snapchat is Intrinsically Worthless – Roy MurdockSnapchat’s latest valuation puts it at $4 billion dollars Media for Thinking the Unthinkable on VimeoPresented at the MIT Media Lab on April 4, 2013. Gmail, Mavericks, and Mail.app apparently suck together – Marco.orgIt’s pretty bad that Apple didn’t catch this in beta testing — […]

Links van 2 november 2013 tot 3 november 2013

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | Books | theguardian.comA lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens The badBIOS Analysis Is Wrong. at RootWyrm’s CornerAhem. "Look, I’m not known for pulling punches and I’m not about to start […]