‘Brands turn a blind eye’: Confessions of a former agency exec on attribution scamming Truly, there’s no honour among thieves. (Of note, this was published on Digiday, which is on the side of the advertisers. And just part of a long series of confessional interviews…)

Not So Much ‘Long Now’, More ‘Long This-Is-Fine’

The 10,000-Year Clock Is a Waste of Time David Karpf, Wired: There is a clock being constructed in a mountain in Texas. The clock will tick once a year, marking time over the next 10,000 years. The clock is an art installation. It is intended as a monument to long-term thinking, meant to inspire itsContinue reading “Not So Much ‘Long Now’, More ‘Long This-Is-Fine’”

Whatever Happened to the Semantic Web? Reading this article, and remembering some of the hoopla of the early 2000s, I see a lot of similarities between the Semantic Web and the IndieWeb. I just hope the IndieWeb doesn’t end up suffering the same fate.

The 10th Anniversary of the iPad: A Perspective from the Windows Team Steve Sinovsky was in charge of the recently-launched Windows 7 at the time of the iPad’s debut, and he provides some great context on the thinking at that time in the PC industry, and Microsoft in particular.

I’d had Avast’s free antivirus software installed on both mine and my mother’s Macs, but now that their data-collection and monetisation has been exposed, I’ve uninstalled it. I’m gonna stick with the built-in protections for now. Because I reckon Avast aren’t the only ones…

I Tried Listening to Podcasts at 3x and Broke My Brain I tried listening to podcasts at 2x for a while, and while they were intelligible I eventually found that the words just weren’t registering with my brain, plus the vocal range of speakers got lost.

Mozilla bans Firefox extensions for executing remote code Every time it looks as if Mozilla is getting on top of the problem of malicious or risky extensions, it finds itself having to step in to block another batch. Moral: use fewer extensions, make sure they’re reputable.

Privacy and security concerns in Grammarly Gary McGrath advices against using Grammarly’s browser extensions due to the company’s attitude towards security. I’ve used it in the past, but gave up due to its unreliability.