One of the benefits of having a password manager is that you’re occasionally reminded that you created an account with some website ages again, used it once then never went back. In my case, that’s an awful lot of accounts! Some of those sites don’t exist any more, either they shut up shop (pun intended)Continue reading “Password Manager Blues”
While using Inoreader in my browser this morning, I noticed a delay in refreshing the page. It turned out that the culprit was Google Fonts. Sure enough, as soon as I blocked that domain using uBlock Origin, Inoreader sped up dramatically. This got me to thinking about other sites where I’ve noticed delays in openingContinue reading “Waiting For Godot.woff”
Last month I pulled the plug on my Creative Cloud subscription. Unfortunately, Adobe insisted on charging me for this month as I’m on an annual plan, so now is the time when I’ve effectively stopped forking over for their services. I have a long relationship with Adobe software — my first copy of Photoshop wasContinue reading “Adiós, Adobe”
David Cronenberg’s Videodrome is a fever dream that’s tough to shake, and it’s impossible to watch this film from 1983 without mapping it onto today’s internet. How it has colonized our minds, steadily rewiring the real world until every snapshot, thought, and interaction conforms to its logic. Lurking beneath videotaped sleaze and torture porn, aContinue reading ““I just can’t cope with the freaky stuff.””
Update 17th Oct 2020: Their website is gone, and was never archived by the Wayback Machine. I suspect they gave up on trying to move Google, which was always going to be a tall order. Today, I came across 98 Voices via Chris Coyier’s Email Is Good. This amuses me on so many levels. TheContinue reading “My Inbox, My Rules”
I got a package in the mail today containing the hardcover volume of Midnight Radio, which I’d backed on Kickstarter.
Chris J Wilson: I’ve struggled with…well, a lot recently. I suspect that the general malaise has been one of the key reasons that I haven’t been able to write or publish anything longer than a tweet-length post for a while. […] But the other factor is a feeling that I have nothing worth saying. IContinue reading “Overcoming Self-Censorship”
The more I read about the part that Microsoft Excel played in the recent loss of nearly 16,000 Covid-19 test results from the UK’s contact tracing system, the more I’m facepalming. But one expert suggested that even a high-school computing student would know that better alternatives exist. “Excel was always meant for people mucking aroundContinue reading “Process cocked-up due to Excel”
Largest COVID-19 contact tracing study to date finds children key to spread, evidence of superspreaders All the people in authority here and elsewhere who pushed to reopen schools and universities have got some explaining to do.
I’ve now made my Pinboard profile public. If you’re on there too, feel free to follow me or just see what sort of stuff piques my interest.