Rethink mass assignment outright. Ask hard questions about whether...– Raganwald nails it, as usual.
This is the second-to-last post on this blog. I haven’t updated this since early February, and while no one has asked about why, I figured I’d say something: 1) I’ve met the woman who I have a good chance of spending the next few years or longer with in November. We’ve been ratcheting things up several notches since. 2) I’ve been busy getting phpfog launched....
Every generation of tween girls needs a non-threateningly pubescent mop-headed...– On bieber fever. | Dear Coke Talk
You’re adding labels because your graphics has failed you. People can’t judge...– Contrast | The Blog | Infographics and Data Visualisations
Almost nothing was simple, ergonomic, and low-needs, targeted at an audience...– Marco.org - The Grandparents Camera
Tough shit. That’s why we have if statements.– OAuth Will Murder Your Children
It’s not a sufficient condition, but it’s clear that “nobody saw it coming” is a...– Unforeseeable growth: Analyst failure on iPad as indicator of disruptive change | asymco
URLs are for humans. Design them for humans.– URL Design — Warpspire
Last week made us realize that the reality is a little bit more nuanced. It...– Four Lessons From Evernote’s First Week On The Mac App Store
Have you noticed that Vibram Five Fingers are taking over for the once venerable...– 2011: Time to Escape the DevOps Echo Chamber — Agile Web Development & Operations STOP. DO NOT PASS GO. DO NOT COLLECT TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS.
The Congressional Research Service can’t even count the number of criminal...– Why you should always encrypt your smartphone
The piano isn’t for itself, it’s for the “right”...– The Last Psychiatrist: Are Chinese Mothers Superior To American Mothers? Natural Ice, in case you were wondering.
I don’t see how Google keeps Flash but drops H.264 in the name of “openness”...– Daring Fireball Linked List: Google Dropping Support for H.264 in Chrome Remember kids, when Google says “open” they mean “Google”.
George Zeller didn’t believe in purgatory, and now he’s in it,...– The Last Psychiatrist: The Suicide Of Bill Zeller
Panoramic stitching is making things worse today because anyone can make an...– How to Use Ultra-Wide Lenses
The coming decades—the 21st-century’s ’20s, ’30s, and ’40s—have the potential to...– Wake Up, Geek Culture. Time to Die | Magazine
It would be fascinating to see how a society in which nearly everyone owns a gun...– Secession! What Would It Look Like If Red States Formed Their Own Country? | Tea Party and the Right | AlterNet
Although this testimony has since been shown to be false, even if it were true,...– My Parents Were Executed Under the Unconstitutional Espionage Act — Here’s Why We Must Fight to Protect Julian Assange | Civil Liberties | AlterNet
new-to-me albums I listened to, 2010 edition
for the fourth year in a row, I am publishing the results of a script that tells you what I listened to most across my Apple branded music players, that was added to the list over the course of the year. You can get the ruby code yourself This City is Killing Me, Dusty Brown Great EP, fantastic synth work, fantastic vocals, free download. Londinium, Archive sure, it was released in 1997....
the best you can do is agree or disagree with the NYT— they become the...– The Last Psychiatrist: Infidelity And Other Taboos, Media Style
Mindfulness isn’t difficult: the hard part is remembering to do it.– David Rock: How Often Are We on Mental Autopilot? You Might Be Surprised SO META YET SO TRUE
What they fundamentally misunderstand, and to an extent what Rand herself...– On ayn rand. - Dear Coke Talk
I believe what we have here is the beginning of the end of complacency. It is...– Homeland Security Watch » 2009 » October » 15
This is probably another good time to remind you all that all of us were...– Another TSA Outrage | RedState
Be careful, wildpeople, if you think you’re not the hated white guys in...– The Last Psychiatrist: Advertising’s Hidden Second Message
It is this perception that makes flamboyant gay men the correct casting for...– The Last Psychiatrist: Advertising’s Collateral Damage
they did it because they want to make it ordinary that the media decides what...– The Last Psychiatrist: Transgender Man Is On Women’s Basketball Team, Sort Of
That’s because prison companies like this one had a plan — a new business...– Prison Economics Help Drive Ariz. Immigration Law : NPR
What kind of a maddening school indoctrinates kids that power is only allowed to...– The Last Psychiatrist: One Way Our Schools Are Training New Narcissists
if you’re afraid of partnering with an operating systems vendor who kills your...– Call Me Fishmeal.: Adobe & Microsoft, Sitting in a Tree. W-T-F-I-N-G?
The universe is cold and empty. We will suffer and die. But today we live. And...– interfluidity » The Karmic Truth
you don’t have to wait on the self esteem and confidence. You’ve earned the...– On moving on with your life. - Dear Coke Talk God damnit, I wish I would have realized this sometime shortly after 17. or 27. Better late then never.
Don’t make today about gay versus straight. Today is about kindness versus...– On not purple. - Dear Coke Talk
If the Americanized culture of the past two generations has deliberately...– The Last Psychiatrist: The Military And PTSD: A Star Wars Guide
Our profession needs more champions of character and less bullshit.– PromoteJS, Sustainability in Computer Science, and Deep Honesty - JSConf EU 2010 Keynote - Voodoo Tiki God AMEN
N.B.: A 500 The Bees They’re In My Eyes response does not count as an...– You Can’t Sacrifice Partition Tolerance | codahale.com
there is one important use case that is often overlooked - using database as...– Humble Mumble - Thoughts on Redis FINALLY someone else agrees with me.
Helping a junkie become more efficient at keeping his syringe loaded is hardly...– “Distraction,” Simplicity, and Running Toward Shitstorms | 43 Folders
the way to approach suicide prevention is to make suicidality/stress a rare,...– The Last Psychiatrist: How Not To Prevent Military Suicides
Perhaps the only thing more irritating than listening to a bunch of minimalists...– Bike Snob NYC: Getting Around: Baby got BRA
The real story is not the invention. It is the platform that makes the invention...– Sorkin vs. Zuckerberg via @alex
They’re reading their lines. “What’s my motivation? Oh yeah,...– The Last Psychiatrist: The Legend Of Steven Colbert
Nothing in the world has less value than a used textbook.– Crash Course
If this is what we have, is there any question at all why progressives can’t get...– Revolution 2.0: the TV-B-Gone Hoodie
I don’t need to defend my capitalism credentials, but if the ultimate end...– The Last Psychiatrist: The Terrible, Awful Truth About The Tax Cuts