Link Post - The State Of RSS

MikeNM

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September 05, 2018

Inessential - Brent Simmons has Net News Wire again and does a great state of RSS and lays out his renewed goals for the app. While I think that trying to push people back to curating their information over Twitter and Facebook's algorithms is noble, I'm not sure if it isn't just Gen X nerd nostalgia for the days before social . . .

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Link Post - The Boy Who Cried Bias

MikeNM

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August 30, 2018

Tech Dirt - One of the most ingenious ways that conservatives have created their voter discipline is by decrying any media that isn't cheerleading their agenda as biased. There are people doing real research into media bias, but that's beside the point. This is about ensuring that people distrust information that the party doesn't . . .

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Link Post - In Defense Of Marginalia

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August 30, 2018

Austin Kleon - I posted a link to a Paris Review article and said some bad things about the sort of active reading High School and College courses force people in to. I stand by that turning marginalia into a way to quantify reading, marginalia is terrible. However, for text that you're naturally engaged with it can be a way for you to . . .

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Link Post - Opportunity In Danger

MikeNM

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August 29, 2018

Hackaday - A coming dust storm on Mars leave the Opportunity rover in danger.

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Link Post - Banking Service Provider Breach

MikeNM

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August 29, 2018

Krebs On Security - This isn't as bad as Equifax, but yet another service provider to financial institutions had a security problem. The issue with these types of vulnerabilities is that there was little a consumer could do to protect themselves. Kudos to Fiserv for the swift response though.

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Link Post - Algorithmic Art

MikeNM

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August 28, 2018

Kottke.org - Using math and computers to generate artwork is fascinating.

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Link Post - The Battle Between Marketing and Design At Apple

MikeNM

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August 28, 2018

Fast Company - It is interesting to see that DND and other features to control notifications were proposed from the very beginning of iOS. It's telling that marketing has enough power to nix a device feature at Apple. On the other hand, it is clear that the design team at Apple is focused on empowering the user, even if the rest of the . . .

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