Excursions by Amit Gawande

Entries tagged “link”

February 12, 2019   During apartheid, when life was viewed in black and white, he captured shades of grey
January 4, 2019   xkcd, as always, gets it bang on why I dislike the smart computers of today correcting and reminding me continuously. And now they also start second
August 1, 2018   In line with the last update on Blot experiment, setting up webmentions. I think I will go with something simple to begin with.
July 26, 2018   ★ Liked “Juul & its House of Smoke & Horrors” by Om Malik “And is it an ethical business?,” asks Crunchbase. “We can’t answer the latter
July 26, 2018   ★ Liked “How to close all Safari tabs at once on iPhone and iPad” All you have to do is long-press the tab button when looking at any Safari page
July 25, 2018   ★ Liked “No, you probably don’t have a book in you” Every story is not a book.
July 25, 2018   ★ Liked “Departing Facebook Security Officer’s Memo: ‘We Need To Be Willing To Pick Sides’” “We need to build a user experience that conveys
July 24, 2018   I find it fascinating that Bill Gates does not have a feed with full contents of his notes. I wish he was more open now, at least with his notes.
July 24, 2018   ★ Liked “How to improve Twitter in 2018” by Dave Winer Make a commitment to developers and make it irreversible. What exactly this means is subject
July 24, 2018   ★ Liked “Fascism These Days” by Brent Simmons What if agents in the Secret Service or FBI begin quietly talking to bloggers or tweeters who express
July 22, 2018   ★ Liked “Been Down So Long It Looks Like Debt to Me” My debt was the result, in equal measure, of a chain of rotten luck and a system that is an
July 22, 2018   🎶 Listening to Lag Ja Gale Se Phir. Extreme soothingness in the background, looking at the games clouds playing outside.
July 22, 2018   ★ Liked “Ten Years Later, “The Dark Knight” and Its Vision of Guilt Still Resonate” Ten years after its release, there is somehow too much and not
July 21, 2018   Interesting way to catch tip modifications by waiters. However, I am always surprised that in this age of digital everything, where even currency
July 21, 2018   This always used to drive me nuts when different people used different varients of flag ( Or ) for achieving same result. is there some good reason
July 21, 2018   It’s fascinating to think to think that anybody can replicate Facebook, “kill” them; but somebody with mass following can hit them where it hurts
July 20, 2018   Micro.threads Update. Refreshed user discover section to show more information for the recommended users. Can follow directly from the app, with
July 19, 2018   ★ Liked “Being the change isn’t enough” by Daniel Goldsmith
July 19, 2018   Though I agree with Sundar here, I think the sentiment is missing the core issue EU raises - “rapid innovation, wide choice and falling prices” is
July 19, 2018   ★ Liked “Software Development” by xkcd
July 18, 2018   I have been following a daily evening routine these days to refresh my user recommendations. And I have started following so many new people whose
July 18, 2018   ★ Liked “Money Laundering Via Author Impersonation on Amazon?” Reames said he suspects someone has been buying the book using stolen credit and/or
July 18, 2018  
July 17, 2018   Email indeed is the perfect, and oldest, decentralised social network for communication. You do not need a particular platform to be part of it. But
July 17, 2018  
July 17, 2018   Update on Micro.threads User Discovery section. Rolled out some performance improvements. Added some context around the user recommendations.
July 16, 2018   h/t Daniel Goldsmith
July 16, 2018  
July 16, 2018   A nice post. Early this year, I too followed a similar path to take my web and social presence Indie - something that I control. The journal section
July 14, 2018   Interesting, thank you Ryan for sharing that. I for sure want to explore it more, just for the reason that it attempts to bring Microsub and regular
July 13, 2018   Thank you Aaron. I am confident the consistency of Aperture will consistently grow with more edge cases covered. On client, I did try all the apps,
July 13, 2018   ★ Liked “Shameless vs. shameful” by Seth Godin Shaming a person is a senseless shortcut. When we say to someone, “you’re never going to amount to
July 12, 2018   ★ Liked “Inside X, the Moonshot Factory Racing to Build the Next Google” (..to qualify) It must involve solving a huge problem. It must present a
July 12, 2018   “Magic Leap Finally Demoed Its Headset And It Is… Disappointing” — the valley between promises and reality keeps biting the tech
July 12, 2018   Though I agree with Daniel’s sentiment, it’s part of the overall cycle of creation — inspiration, ideation, implementation,
July 12, 2018   So, AirPods remain the wireless earphones of choice for many, primarily due to the ease of use, design and comfort. Bluetooth is a hated technology
July 12, 2018   https://twitter.com/statuses/1017248490160836608
July 11, 2018   I really liked this comment from a hacker news thread1 on a post around how Microservices architecture failed a product’s dev team. Everytime (sic)
July 11, 2018   ★ Liked Throwing and Catching by Seth Godin We spend most of our time in catching mode. In dealing with the incoming. Putting out fires. Going to
July 11, 2018  
July 11, 2018   We should tread carefully while bringing AR and ads technologies together. AR is still a growing tech and opening the doors for ads can potentially
July 10, 2018   ★ Liked “re-setting my mental clock” by @ayjay I have always told myself that I have time to think about what, if anything, I want to write next,
July 10, 2018   ★ Liked Privacy Policy for ascraeus.org When you send a webmention to this site, you are explicitly providing metadata in your site’s markup, and
July 9, 2018   So, I had recently got a blog created with blot.im. It will continue to exist in parallel to existing site built with Hugo. And as @jack recently
July 9, 2018   I read this nice article on how being a parent might (or might not) affect one’s writing. It made me think hard if parenting does affect my
July 8, 2018   ★ Liked “An Interview with Andy Hertzfeld - Architect of the original Macintosh” We’ve all seen the legendary Apple keynotes and how personal
July 7, 2018   ★ Liked A Vision of Paradise by Jeremy Martin
July 7, 2018   Amy Hoy writes so effortlessly about the web and websites as the internet around was changing. With one plaint to end with. There are no more
July 6, 2018   Whenever I read a book instead of Twitter for half an hour, I’m like: “Oh yeah! Words can make you feel good sometimes!”
July 6, 2018   ♺ Repost from Federico Viticci You can run arbitrary JavaScript in Safari with Shortcuts and I’m going to lose my goddamn mind with this app
July 5, 2018   A great read. Defining facts is hard — and hence is writing about and surfacing it. It is not that no one is willing to be
July 5, 2018   ★ Liked How itty.bitty works Good showcase of possibilities. Static goes next level. itty.bitty takes html (or other data), compresses it into a
July 5, 2018   Article 13, which makes platforms directly liable for copyright infringements by their users — pushing them towards pre-filtering all content
July 3, 2018   So that foldable Surface “phone” running Andromeda OS? Yeah, that was just a concept after all. The Surface Phone and Andromeda OS have been
July 3, 2018  
July 3, 2018   After a bit of playing around, I am still not clear on the purpose and benefit of IndieBookClub. Without aggregating the data from multiple users on
July 3, 2018   It’s time to catch up on C.B. Strike - second story “The Silkworm”. I like the characters, right from the books. And I had especially liked this
July 2, 2018   As we move away from the centralised web to the peer web, it’s time to rediscover, re-embrace, and reclaim RSS.
July 1, 2018   Siri shortcuts are amazing — potentially game-changing. Just default suggestions show the system is learning, suggests actions
July 1, 2018   I have seen Monocle in action now and realise the power of Microsub standard. I do not think I can read feeds in any other manner now. This is
July 1, 2018   I always wanted to sort out my webmentions and the respective microformats in reply posts. Aaron’s post could not have arrived at a better time.
July 1, 2018   It turns out that culture is the most powerful force available to us. Culture comes from each of us, from the connections between. Culture isn’t
July 1, 2018   Finally got the support for like and reply webactions — have handled the respective microformats. Favourite and replies are two
June 30, 2018   I always wonder what made us so careless, so self-focused that we ignored the greens around us.
June 29, 2018   I was facing an issue with my micropub endpoint while publishing via an external app. The markdown block quote character “>” gets formatted as
June 28, 2018   Every time I read about Google Duplex, there is a sense of uneasiness in me. I just can never put it in words. I am not sure what makes me sceptic
June 25, 2018   I had the same start to my day as Colin’s - with a glorious morning. However, where I was pleased by the clouds crowding the skies, it was fading
April 24, 2018   From the Medium help section. Medium taps into the brains of the world’s most insightful writers, thinkers, and storytellers.. Also from Medium
April 18, 2018   M. G. Siegler recently posted his thoughts on Arrogance Peaks in Silicon Valley. I found this belief of his fascinating. The nerds have taken over
March 20, 2018   Every now & then, I come across a IndieWeb enabled site with all the principles implemented, working just the way they were meant to. And it is