Get your own tiny type museum: link in bio. Freelance editor & writer (Fast Company, Smithsonian, Increment, Macworld). Two-time Jeopardy! champ.
RT @jameshamblin: On NPR this morning when asked why the president keeps insulting a dead war hero, McCain's former advisor Mark Salter sai…
RT @DanCrenshawTX: There is just no reason to be talking about Senator McCain after he has passed. He is not your poltical enemy Mr. Presid…
RT @craigmod: I also think folks like their one or two sources and are happy to pay for them. The value of paying for an aggregate of sou…
What are your nine favorite digits in a Social Security Number in order of appearance?
Aging is the acquisition of knowledge of which new pain you can ignore.
I never had a union job and always had jobs in management. Yet I support unions! 🤔 It is possibly because…I have had management jobs.
RT @RebeccaSlatkin: Should I buy the new AirPods or just leave $199 in the next Uber I take?
RT @DebaRunning: @erinbiba @thisisinsider a mom bragged that her kids went to a pox party. Play dates etc for days afterward like it was n…
RT @arosegregory: Love to pay a felon to come on my show and say that people who have made mistakes shouldn’t get jobs https://t.co/11oZdu…
RT @TheDailyEdge: If Huma Abedin had used WhatsApp to send secret messages to Arabs who had murdered a US-based journalist, I'm guessing @s…
RT @chick_in_kiev: Apparently Laura Ingraham called me a “journo-terrorist.” Perhaps I frighten her because I write critically about white…
RT @laura_nelson: Virginia transit officials tried out Elon Musk's tunnel in Los Angeles County, and here's what they took away from it: "I…
RT @mehdirhasan: Thank you @IlhanMN https://twitter.com/_waleedshahid/status/1108836192735375360
P.S. I have enjoyed every Kickstarter employee I have met and the company’s approach to crowdfunding has been an immeasurable improvement in my ability to pursue an artistic career—including recently. See https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/glennf/the-tiny-type-museum-and-time-capsule/
Lot of valid critiques of unions, and that letter contained none of them. Aligning oneself as an employee with the ownership of a company indicates that you believe the company has a loyalty to you which the company does not and will never reciprocate.
That letter written by Kickstarter employees opposed to the union is some combination of a lack of research on union history, a confusion about collective bargaining, and Stockholm Syndrome.
RT @ianbetteridge: @GlennF Nope - the European Court ruling was that the UK could revoke, but the revocation had to be genuine to be accept…
Brexit! The UK Parliament should be supreme, except when the PM tells it not to be.
This ingenious new iPhone app is a powerful way to foil data snoops https://w.readwrite.com/2FaVfOA - http://fastcompany.com by @GlennF
Congratulations on Theresa May ceding her government policy to the EU27
RT @DavidLammy: Even as @theresa_may claims to be leading Britain out of the bloc, she relies on EU leaders to come up with a plan. The Pr…
Oh oh oh Theresa May could issue a revocation of Article 50 and then immediately after it is received (it cannot be rejected per EU courts), she could issue a new withdrawal resetting the clock to two years. Do you think she has it in her? It’s perverse, but I believe legal?
This is a petition to revoke Article 50. The UK could unilaterally withdraw under EU court rulings. This doesn’t preclude a future withdrawal so nothing is lost of Brexit becomes an actual policy plan. https://twitter.com/stopsatgreen/status/1108864822312161280
RT @Rschooley: Awesome state of the union.
RT @SFoskett: More on the sad demise of "Do Not Track" and how it was beaten to death by the very advertisers it was supposed to corral! #…
RT @brhodes: I thought dual loyalty tropes were bad. https://twitter.com/adammilstein/status/1107662711964327936
RT @davidallengreen: UK could not be in a weaker position about Brexit. There has been complete policy failure. UK so weak EU is sorting…
RT @mbaram: After Joseph Azam, a Muslim news producer at Fox, responded to Tucker Carlson's horrible comments with this tweet, he was repri…
RT @erinscafe: one would assume he lost his job for demanding a 15-year-old student show him his dick, but, you know, also the other words…
RT @meharris: @SpaceX Last year, I reported that falling Starlinks had a 45% chance of causing a human casualty every six years. The sats t…
RT @so_treu: for fucks sake, it's just that she was white. that's it. that's the ~mystery~. a pretty enough white woman who used being a pr…
I wish Boris Johnson had been PM. He would have already given away the United Kingdom to the EU and also his trousers and bicycle and thanked them for it, and it would all be over.
RT @MichaelPDeacon: How has she managed this. Their initial offer is May 22. After they hear her beg for longer, they cut it shorter https:…
Another boon for London typophiles: Phil Cleaver giving a talk on 10 April at @TypeArchive https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/talks-phil-cleaver-tickets-56251685305
Unions historically were…all white men. A holdover from guilds, unions protected laborers, managed apprenticeship and standards, and provided insulation from some of the ravages of incipient and full-blown capitalism. https://twitter.com/bombsfall/status/1108825767914291200
The U.S. typesetter’s union, for instance. worked diligently to prevent women from joining for a very very very long time, not to mention generally men who were not visibly or provably European descended. (See “The Swifts” by Walker Rumble, which has a couple of chapters on it)
RT @profcarroll: Another huge Facebook story is dropping today! DC AG filing shows Facebook knew about Cambridge Analytica long before firs…
RT @cliomiso: i interviewed five women from different countries about what it's actually like to have universal health care for @ELLEmagazi…
Sewage flows to the lowest level, which is currently Instagram. Which is where the kids are. Great. https://twitter.com/josh_emerson/status/1108752354134949888
RT @PhilippeReines: “I must note we are already voluntarily adhering to the strictest standards to avoid even the appearance of conflicts.”…
RT @sydneypadua: End of May, or, end..of..May..? https://twitter.com/Stone_SkyNews/status/1108821582284247040
RT @lewis_goodall: Think this scenario could be: -MV3 doesn’t pass (or is never even brought) -PM takes us towards no deal. -confidence vo…
Hilarious that your wife would shoot you to death over a trivial matter. https://twitter.com/GovMikeHuckabee/status/1108719980080701440
RT @ProfBrianCox: I’ve signed this petition to revoke A50 and deal with the consequences afterwards - referendum, election, whatever. I hav…
RT @Chas10Buttigieg: Did Stefon write this headline? https://twitter.com/cnnpolitics/status/1108735666471534593
RT @Public_Citizen: Finland’s infant mortality rate: 1.9 per 1,000 US: 5.7 per 1,000 Finland’s life expectancy: 81.78 US: 78.69 Finland’s…
It’s really about context. The survey is rather useful except for confirmation bias that parents of trans and nonconforming children who don’t want their children to be that way, when asked will say, “I had no idea they had gender issues!”
Likewise, the weirdness of the study asking if parents “skeptical” of their kids’ gender identity saw clusters of kids “going trans” even if true ignores how kids find peers—all the nonconforming kids •FIND EACH OTHER•
Sudden Onset Transgender Fear is a parental problem. Parents often think their children suddenly became gay, trans, whatever, due to peer pressure or whatever are the ones their children are afraid to tell them about themselves.
The initial framing and overall context of the survey is entirely changed now, which she doesn’t address.
The author of the study is spinning the PLOS correction as vindication, because it upheld her statistical methods—of surveying parents solicited from websites like the one above. Yes, the parents who think their kids suddenly “went trans” post to sites supporting that view.
RT @chronic: @GlennF @p0sixninja @tzeejay @chirayunix now available for pre-order. Guardian Firewall by Sudo Security Group, Inc https://…
As we say in my secular Jewish circles, “Only when messiah comes, can we know the true peace of not having to listen to far-right Jews.”
 
Or the shorter version: "Oy, that putz again?"
 
Jesus Christ, him again?
RT @chronic: I spoke to @GlennF about the new venture I have been working on with @p0sixninja, @tzeejay, @chirayunix, and a few other folks…
Meanwhile, the CEO who so brilliantly moved to Chicago, shedding employees and expertise of those who didn’t want to make the move, was forced out just two years after the move. In 2003, he was forced to resign over an ethics issue.
RT @GlennF: To my knowledge, this is the first iOS product that will offer anything approaching the kind of robust filtering available on t…
Every 787 sold today reduces the debt built up to make it, including the massive costs of avoidable errors and resulting delays. The entire program is effectively a jobs program now. They can’t stop making the planes because they remain so many billions in the hole.
 
I'm not sure this is the right way to look at it? If they make a profit on each individual plane today, while they will never make up their investment, it's not a jobs program. It's generating profit today after an enormous loss that they've written off.
 
They didn’t write it off. They have a complicated internal accounting in which they have a specific accrued deficit against which they count profit per plane (about $36m currently) as reducing that debt. I can show you a chart—it’s like an internal mortgage rather than bankruptcy
 
Okay, but that's Hollywood accounting. If they are making money on each plane they make today, it is not a jobs program, it's a profit center, at least viewed on an annual basis. The money spent to develop the 787 was spent years ago.
 
My point is, it's not a jobs program if _today_ they make money on each plane. If they still don't, welp.
 
AH! Here we go. We can be both be correct through different lenses: * If Boeing continues to make 787s, it’s as if the net cost is actual profit because of past investment. * If Boeing were to stop making 787s, it would have an accumulated deficit it would have to recognize.
 
So the account trick is that neither Wall Street nor the SEC has forced Boeing to deal with the extremely high costs and write it down in the past, because it’s an ongoing program. Ultimately, the money *wasn't* free, though.
 
Right, I'm saying you should view the past as sunk cost and only consider what happens next, because I'm pretty sure how the executives view it! It can be both an overall debacle _and_ something that is bringing in profit in 2019. And I think maybe it is both!
 
The current executives sure do! It helps when you canned the two CEOs primarily responsible for the failures.
 
Just because they spent the money doesn’t mean the program is profitable because planes are made at a profit today. That suggests money spent in the past is free, while all profit clear of expense today is also free.
 
I don't think you understand me. You say it's a "jobs program." It's not a jobs program _today_ if they are making money _today_. It's a bad project that lost money and will never make that money back, but if they stopped making 787s today they would reduce their annual profit
RT @DakuSuta777: @chronic @GlennF @p0sixninja @tzeejay @chirayunix Pre-ordered đź‘Ś
RT @ofbren: @chronic @GlennF @p0sixninja @tzeejay @chirayunix
I spoke to @GlennF about the new venture I have been working on with @p0sixninja, @tzeejay, @chirayunix, and a few other folks. it’s a kickass app and the answer to those who ask “how do I prevent this” whenever I have shared our tracker research. https://www.fastcompany.com/90275292/this-ingenious-new-iphone-app-is-a-powerful-way-to-foil-data-snoops
 
now available for pre-order. Guardian Firewall by Sudo Security Group, Inc https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/guardian-firewall/id1363796315?mt=8
It’s tough to build iOS security apps that add actual value to the platform, but here’s @GlennF on an intriguing one. https://www.fastcompany.com/90275292/this-ingenious-new-iphone-app-is-a-powerful-way-to-foil-data-snoops
RT @harrymccracken: Here's @GlennF on a browser feature that, in an alternate world, wasn't murdered before it had a chance to work. https:…
Red states and particularly red counties in red states rely heavily on federal and blue county subsidies for healthcare, roads, etc. https://twitter.com/briantashman/status/1107351894178041859
 
Also the blue side is full of people, red side full of scrub brush and trees
Here's @GlennF on a browser feature that, in an alternate world, wasn't murdered before it had a chance to work. https://www.fastcompany.com/90308068/how-the-tragic-death-of-do-not-track-ruined-the-web-for-everyone
RT @GlennF: Boeing’s MCAS reads like badly written JavaScript meant to track mouse motion on a web page, not software used to save the live…
@ElliottKalan @dankmccoy @flophousecat Peaches, you have to review this anti-drug video, which seems like a weird precursor to Food Fight https://twitter.com/waxpancake/status/1107363063190048769
 
Is this the Cartoon All-Stars special? I remember it very well from watching it when it originally aired.
 
 
 
 
 
© 2009 creamsocial