Co-founder / product @Begin. Co-life of @Veronica. Fighter of entropy. Master photobomber. Citizen. Sic transit gloria mundi.
RT @brentlintner: With all respect for #AWS I sure am thankful lovely abstractions exist. Props to @heroku, @laravelforge and shout-out to…
RT @ABC: Ta-Nehisi Coates criticizes Mitch McConnell over his comments on reparations: "For a century after the Civil War black people were…
Read this (again) today: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/06/the-case-for-reparations/361631/
Almost as an afterthought, Apple just brought back the rack-mounted Mac. Hm!
Not that it really matters / the hottest take: the new Mac Pro (and its accompanying monitor) is pooossibly the ugliest thing Apple has introduced in decades. Decades!
RT @brianleroux: somewhere around learning programming language 3 or 5 you realize the language wasn't the problem
Very good chance I come out of gadget-reviewing retirement to write about Playdate 😍 https://play.date/ Congrats @cabel + @panic + @jugendingenieur!
 
Or do an episode of @mvptheshow, right?
 
Sure, this time you can set up the feed tho 🙃
RT @astudyinsnoggy: Why don’t conservative states just use “thoughts and prayers” to stop abortions? After all, that’s what they use when p…
RT @ParkerMolloy: 👨🏻: Abortion is bad. There should be fewer abortions. 👩🏻: Ok, so comprehensive sex ed has been found to reduce the number…
The AWS team cleaned house on their new AWS Linux 2 / Lambda container this week. +2, -460 shell commands. This should result in a big perf boost, even without Node 10. Full list of changes here, def peep it if you shell out in Lambda: https://github.com/ryanblock/lambda-shell-commands/commit/a74dcea8ff6df113e3a1c839689d1154aa6b888e
RT @sapinker: What is the safest form of energy? Check out the data here: Death rates from energy production per TWh https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/death-rates-from-energy-production-per-twh
(Seeing my "its" typo – among the lamest, most basic of grammatical typos – and massively screaming internally. Hoping @ericries and @ltse didn't notice.)
Over the last 100 years the US has refined a public market system predicated on short-term thinking / action by its most important companies. This puts our global leadership at risk, and incentivizes exploitation of people and the environment. Its about time for an LTSE. 📈🌈 https://twitter.com/heathersomervil/status/1126947224079032323
The universal GitHub package registry is going to change everything: https://twitter.com/bitandbang/status/1126949464407547904
Apple's first MacBook that ditches Intel for its own line of laptop-class ARM chips will drop in:
RT @GoogleWalkout: From being told to go on sick leave when you're not sick, to having your reports taken away, we're sick of retaliation.…
@github can we pretty please disable this: https://help.github.com/en/articles/sudo-mode
Even the interpretation of that's most generous to Google – general neglect / bigco bs – is unacceptable. Folks willing to go out on a limb and fight to make your organization fairer, more diverse, and more just are exactly the kinds of people you want to raise up, not weed out. https://twitter.com/nitashatiku/status/1120372427656089600
> npm i @architect/architect https://twitter.com/brianleroux/status/1118572414718189568
💕 https://twitter.com/CascadiaJS/status/1118322075599400962
Actually true: the entire internet relies on seven people spread around the world, each of whom have a key. When the seven keys are used together, they have root access to DNS, effectively controlling anything on the internet. How has this not been made into a heist movie yet?
Btw none of this is news to me. @begin’s MacBook Pro fleet has >100% failure rate of these keyboards. Seriously. I believe I’m personally on my 3rd or 4th.
That Apple hasn’t stepped up to deal with this, even despite excellent reporting by @Caseyjohnston, @JoannaStern, and many others, is stunningly anti-consumer and brand tarnishing. Moreover, it casts doubt on their ceaseless pro-consumer lip service.
It took 1hr+ on the phone to arrange a MacBook Pro keyboard repair (purchased from Apple with AppleCare). When they say “We’re aware that a small number of users are having issues...” with Mac keyboards, that smacks of knowing minimization. It’s HARD to report and get fixed.
 
Why did it take so long?
 
~25 mins with person 1 diagnosing the issue (sigh) and trying to determine warranty status. ~10 mins with person 2, looking up order info and warranty status. ~15 mins with person 3, brought in to fix warranty status. ~10 mins with person 4, who wrapped up the repair order.
I left my Kindle on the airplane!
 
For those curious, literally how I responded:
Ah yes, April 1st, day of barely tolerable "jokes" no one asked for, no one wanted, that aren't funny, by people who think they're cleverer than they really are. @Spotify replacing playlists with disco is definitely at the top of the bullshit heap this morning.
Ah yes, April 1st, day of barely tolerable "jokes" no one asked for, no one wanted, that aren't funny, by people who think they're cleverer than they really are. @Spotify replacing playlists with disco is definitely at the heap this morning.
April 1st, also known as the day of "jokes" no one asked for, no one wanted, that aren't funny, by people who think they're cleverer than they really are. @Spotify taking replacing playlists with disco is definitely at the heap this morning.
Flagging this tweet for the folks who doubt serverless to refer back to in a few years. https://twitter.com/dam/status/1111001620697870336
Posts like this are why @JoannaStern remains one of my all time favorite tech writers (and former Engadgeters): https://www.wsj.com/graphics/apple-still-hasnt-fixed-its-macbook-keyboard-problem/
RT @TWistartups: VIDEO News Roundtable! @Jason, @pt @AngelList & @ryan @begin: Apple announcements (what's hot & not), inside the IPO big w…
It occurs to me that with nearly a 1b active iOS devices and over 1.4b total active devices, Apple really hasn't done very much to put them to work generating incremental revenue. Today's announcements are a solid start, and I expect we'll see plenty more where that came from.
Changing this setting has made Face ID way more reliable/faster for me: Go to Settings → General → Accessibility → Face ID & Attention and turn off Require Attention for Face ID.
 
Way less secure though. Your phone can now be unlocked while you're asleep, or if in possession by authorities, by pointing it at your face without your consent. (Consent to FaceID === open your eyes and look at the sensor.)
Again, ditto. https://twitter.com/Veronica/status/1109473242979295233
ditto https://twitter.com/Veronica/status/1107649386794741761
RT @robpegoraro: If you all actually care, turn off default autoplay until you’re sure your recommendation engine isn’t functioning as a tr…
Holy shit, Beto O'Rourke was a member of cDc? That is legit some of the dopest political news I've heard in a long time. https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-politics-beto-orourke/
Nominating this for photo + caption of the month:
Excellent overview by @schrockn: https://twitter.com/schrockn/status/1094989231645122561
Welp, Berekeley's report on serverless dropped, and tl;dr: "Serverless computing will become the default computing paradigm of the Cloud Era, largely replacing serverful computing and thereby bringing closure to the Client-Server Era." So get started now: http://begin.com
It's only February but @TigNotaro's guest appearance as Space Engineer Tig Notaro on Star Trek Discovery has completely made my 2019.
RT @panzer: Announcing Extra Crunch, our subscription offering. Get it. https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/12/announcing-extra-crunch/
 
 
 
 
 
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