So I have 7 subscribers in Newsblur, according to the stats that I can see. That’s 6 more than I figured I would have :)
One thing our curator told me when I was accepted into my MA program was to be...– Emily Graslie
Who needs an Xbox One? Nvidia Card Is Already... →
parislemon: Dean Takahashi: It’s worth noting that game consoles always lag behind the PC in performance. That’s because console makers have to lock in on a design a couple of years ahead of the launch and then give that specification to game developers so they make launch titles. The custom chip takes a while to design, and it can be engineered better than a general-purpose PC to run games. ...
Seriously, conservatives need to wake up and realize that Benghazi just isn’t...– Tod Kelly, whose post is worth reading in full. He points out that the GOP was handed two scandals by a Democratic administration, and completely squandered the political capital gained therefrom by continuing to devote political resources to shine a light on Benghazi. From a purely political...
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) intends to run for president — of the United States — and...– Reaching the ‘weather weapon’ stage (via wilwheaton)
On one hand, I no longer have the annoyance of not being able to click the “update all” button. On the other, McTube has disappeared from the US AppStore (at least, probably the entire AppStore). Damnit.
The best thing you'll read on Yahoo buying... →
parislemon: soupsoup: comes from employee #2, practically the co-founder: Marco Arment Well said. Agreed. Marco’s earned his blogging crowd the old fashioned way; but writing pieces people give a shit about in a voice that conveys opinions without sounding preachy (or projecting quite a bit of humility when he realizes he sounds preachy)
John Green's tumblr • Will hankgames be affected... →
wilwheaton: John Green: YouTube is, unsurprisingly, being cowardly and not supporting the content creators who have made it worth billions. YouTube is, once again, on the wrong side of an issue with regard to its content creators. Or YouTube is acting like what it is, a Google product. Or maybe I’m just still pissed off about the McTube Crap (that also happens to involve Microsoft).
Florida teen Kaitlyn Hunt, 18, is seeing her young... →
wilwheaton: She was kicked off the basketball team because of the potential for “drama” her presence created. She’s been vilified by fellow students, called “criminal,” “rapist” and “child abuser.” She was expelled from school. And far worse. She’s facing a lifetime label of “sex-offender,” because the other girl’s parents brought criminal charges against her despite the fact that the...
wilwheaton: I really hope Yahoo doesn’t fuck up Tumblr like it’s fucked up … well, every single thing it’s ever touched in the history of the universe. I see it going one of two ways: 1) Mayer will get her stake in the ground, and yahoo will begin a slow, grueling climb into mainstream use, snatching up users driven off by Google’s often-for-shit headings as of late. If they begin doing...
But, trusting teachers to tell us the truth is unappealing and there is money to...– Doug Masson on ISTEP Testing Worth a read.
Email Services...why must they all suck?
Like a lot of nerds, I use Google for email, and have since 2003. Until about 2011, I used a personal Gmail account, forwarded my @peelman.us aliases to Gmail, and had my family living on Dreamhost’s email service. In October of that year I finally signed up for Google Apps and moved everybody into that bucket, a move I regret more every time Google opens their press room and makes another...
She argues there’s another way to fight crime. “We ought to invest a lot more in...– County board prez: Why are we closing schools and packing the jail? | Bleader that first paragraph up there—the stuff about investing in after school activities and keeping the schools open until 9pm, etc. —I’m thinking about that in context to of the Emergency Managers in Michigan. And how if...
Charges dropped against Florida teen over amateur... →
letterstomycountry: Good to see the D.A. came to their senses. This young woman never deserved to be treated this way. Would love to hear what fallout if any the school administrators and/or “resource officer” caught over this.
Google tells Microsoft to cease and desist its... →
So it wasn’t just McTube that got screwed. This is a shitty move.
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The most recent update to McTube removes the ability to cache videos. Apple & YouTube executives/lawyers seem to forget that the blanket of wireless internet that covers Silicon Valley and mountain view doesn’t extend over the entire globe, and 4G data plans are capped and expensive.
bryan.io: Move to CocoaPods →
seesaengineering: Last week Caleb and I switched the Seesaw iPhone app to CocoaPods. I’ve been hesitant for awhile, but I’m really glad we made the switch. Git submodules are great if you understand how they work, but they can definitely be a real pain. The move to CocoaPods took a… It took me a while to warm to it, and I still think it needs an Xcode plugin or something akin to...
One thing my extended trip allowed for was some catching up on some podcasts, and one of those was the Nerdist Podcast featuring the gang from Rooster Teeth. There is a well recognized side of Burnie, DrunkBurnie, that most RT Podcast fans know about. But I’ve noticed on several occasions that the Burnie who shows up to other podcasts, the Nerdist one included, is more like VulgarBurnie. ...
In general, the difficulty of engaging with “the... →
wilwheaton: Magnificent, thoughtful piece from Ezra Klein addressing the Green Lantern Theory of the Presidency: In these arguments, “presidential leadership” plays the role of the briefcase in “Pulp Fiction.” It drives the entire story, yet we never get to see what’s in it. Peggy Noonan saysof today’s dysfunctional politics, “if you’re a leader you can lead right past it.” How? Well, uh, look...
Random thoughts from Iowa
Iowa towns have weird names (eg: What Cheer) Illinois interstates develop potholes between lanes, while Iowa interstates seem to not develop them at all; both are better than the tendency of Indiana interstates to develop potholes the size of voltswagons right in the middle of a high traffic lane Renting a Tahoe for the 8 hour drive to Des Moines was rare genius on my part GM really did good...
Brent Simmons: iCloud Complications →
This would be more general than just a syncing solution, but you could use it just for syncing. Or you could add more sophisticated backend services. (You could write an RSS reader with this or something social like Glassboard.) This would be awesome, but I would argue its still putting a large onus on Apple that isn’t necessary. The only part that REALLY needs to be seamless is the...
Making an Arc Reactor
Game of Thrones = Medieval Seinfeld
These people are rotten to the core. Burnie Burns