When faced with making a product decision that is even mildly uncomfortable, employees often first look towards expressed company principles like “Always put the customer first”, but the next thing they look for is precedent.
There’s not much you can’t do with Bash.
Favourite: Instant Ramen
I use the jetpack-markdown WordPress plugin to write my weblog posts in Markdown. Although jetpack-markdown is no longer maintained, it was still available to download using
wp-cli. Whilst doing some maintenance on
reyhan.org, I discovered this is no longer the case1:
wp plugin install jetpack-markdown --activate Warning: jetpack-markdown: Plugin not found. Error: No plugins installed.
With little inclination to research a replacement, I went looking for the source code and was thankful that it’s still online. In addition, the latest version still seems to be available to download2:
wp plugin install https://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/jetpack-markdown.3.9.6.zip Downloading installation package from https://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/jetpack-markdown.3.9.6.zip... Unpacking the package... Installing the plugin... Plugin installed successfully. Activating 'jetpack-markdown'... Plugin 'jetpack-markdown' activated.
Ambient privacy is not a property of people, or of their data, but of the world around us. Just like you can’t drop out of the oil economy by refusing to drive a car, you can’t opt out of the surveillance economy by forswearing technology (and for many people, that choice is not an option). While there may be worthy reasons to take your life off the grid, the infrastructure will go up around you whether you use it or not.
Walk through Japan’s energetic urban heart and see a vibrant, creative culture that bounced back from war and natural disaster.
In upcoming versions of iOS and macOS, the new Find My feature will broadcast Bluetooth signals from Apple devices even when they’re offline, allowing nearby Apple devices to relay their location to the cloud.
I thought this feature was one of the more interesting things Apple announced this week.
Tweet your DNS queries to me and I’ll resolve them with 188.8.131.52! A and AAAA only.
It’s a small picture frame with a black, white, and red e-paper display. Accent is battery-powered and connects to Wifi, but only changes a few times each day.
Charming widget — and constraints are good for design.
What if we could replace the process of designing UIs with, well, bots? What if you could have an infinite amount of UI designs to choose from — would that lead to new directions that you wouldn’t otherwise explore?
Uibot is an experiment on how far one could automate the generation of visual designs, what kinds of advantages it would lead to and what issues one would face.
Jun was a record shop owner and producer, though most know him for the latter.
Just realised Twitter has added support for security keys as a form of two-factor authentication — seems a bit janky but it works.
Under the southern portion of the city exists its negative image: a network of more than two hundred miles of galleries, rooms, and chambers.
Free yourself from Gmail tyranny
- Open Gmail Settings and click Filters and Blocked Addresses
- Click Create a new filter
- In the To field, add your Gmail address
- In the Doesn’t have field, add your secret word
- Click Create filter
- Check the Delete it box
If somebody sends you an email without popping your secret word in the subject or message then it’ll automagically be sent to Trash. Feel free to rotate your secret word every so often.
Hello. We made a brand new handheld gaming system.
It’s yellow. It fits in your pocket. It’s got a beautiful black and white screen. It’s not super cheap, but not super expensive. It includes brand new games from some amazing creators. Plus it has a crank.
Yeah, go on then.
THE LAST BEE
After the last ee
had uzzed its last uzz,
the irds and the utterflies
did what they could.
ut soon the fields lay are,
few flowers were left,
nature was roken,
and the planet ereft.
This is a system I only somewhat tongue in cheek refer to as “The Fully General System For Learning To Do Hard Things”. It’s a useful conceptual framework for how to get better at things that you currently find difficult.
I don’t always explicitly follow it, but I often find that when I’ve succeeded my success comes from implicitly following it, and almost every time someone asks me for advice on learning to do things I just describe a specialised version of the system to them.