An Important Message from “Google” about Google+ !

Lauren Weinstein: We know that many of you have built major parts of your lives around Google+, beginning back in 2011. Over the years since, we have encouraged you to share your experiences and photos, to build Communities and Collections. We know that large numbers of you have spent hours every day on G+, andContinue reading “An Important Message from “Google” about Google+ !”

State of User Experience Design

Tom Fishburne: At one end of the spectrum, there’s been a lot of recent attention to “Dark UX“: “an industry term for sly design tricks that benefit the client’s bottom line. It ranges from creating defaults, such as a pre-checked opt-in email subscription or pre-selecting the most expensive options. It can also manifest in theContinue reading “State of User Experience Design”

Nigel Lawson created a climate science denying apparatus in the heart of Parliament

Mat Hope: At the age of 86, Lawson last week stepped down as chair of the climate science denying campaign group, the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF). Founded in 2009, on the eve of the UN climate conference in Copenhagen, the group’s task was to cast doubt on the climate science and lobby policymakers toContinue reading “Nigel Lawson created a climate science denying apparatus in the heart of Parliament”

The Nazis and your privacy

Roderick Miller: Today we don’t need the Gestapo to force us to give up our personal data, we offer it up voluntarily to social media like Facebook or major US government contractors for the military and intelligence communities like Google. Many people offer their data up to maintain their social presence on the internet orContinue reading “The Nazis and your privacy”

Trump adviser reportedly speaks regularly to Grayling and Fox on Brexit

Johnathan Swan, Axios: Trump isn’t the only senior White House official rooting for Brexit. National security adviser John Bolton talks regularly by phone with his Brexiteer friends inside Theresa May’s imploding government — Cabinet ministers Liam Fox and Chris Grayling — according to a May government source. What they’re saying: “John is a strong believerContinue reading “Trump adviser reportedly speaks regularly to Grayling and Fox on Brexit”

Windows Phone users: Your reminder that support ends in December 2019

Mary Jo Foley, ZDNet: Just a reminder for those still using Windows Phones: Microsoft is ending its support of the Windows 10 Mobile platform on December 10, 2019. That’s a little more than two years after Microsoft released Windows 10 Mobile 1709 in October 2017, which was its last version of the Windows Phone operatingContinue reading “Windows Phone users: Your reminder that support ends in December 2019”

Behold Moebius’ Many Psychedelic Illustrations of Jimi Hendrix The 1995 release of posthumous Jimi Hendrix compilation Voodoo Soup has divided fans and critics for over two decades now. But whatever its merits, its cover art should hold an honored place in every Hendrix fan’s collection. Drawn by the legendary cult comic artist Moebius from aContinue reading

Today, I’m trying out something @patrickrhone suggests in his book Minimal Mac, and simplifying my RSS feeds into just two folders: Important and Unimportant. I’ve already dropped a lot of feeds that haven’t been updated in ages, plus some more that no longer work. One niggle: both my RSS reader apps of choice—Reeder on Mac,Continue reading