- .@NYTimes front-page article refers to agencies' "inspector generals". I weep. This too is Trump's fault. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/22/us/politics/trump-white-house-government-ethics-lobbyists.html
- Once again, @mashagessen has written a thing that immediately occupies a permanent place in my consciousness: http://www.nybooks.com/daily/2017/05/13/the-autocrats-language/
- According to a U.S. government server, "gh#monS7:ib=kwch" was not a strong enough password. I feel so. Much. More. Secure. Now.
- "Open Source Mistakes for Enterprise Newcomers" by @jamesvasile and @kfogel, up at https://www.oreilly.com/ideas/open-source-mistakes-for-enterprise-newcomers (^/ to @praxagora and @adfm)
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- I try not to be shocked, but this time I was. What was Sean Spicer *thinking*? https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/04/11/sean-spicer-syria-hitler-didnt-even-sink-to-the-level-of-using-chemical-weapons/22035674/
- Seeing https://www.oreilly.com/learning/how-can-i-find-duplicate-files-in-linux (to find duplicate files in a tree) reminded me I'd written a faster version :-) : http://svn.red-bean.com/repos/kfogel/trunk/bin/find-dups
- When security *really* matters, free software is the way. @o0karen0o pushes medical device makers to do better: https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2017/apr/06/hack-proof/
- Trying to construct perfect metaphor combining "spaghetti against the wall" with "low-hanging fruit", all in waterfall development model...
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- I've never liked the not-so-subtly-disguised marketing push in the phrase "if and when". It should really be "if or when", right?
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- JourneyMaker repositories from @artinstitutechi are exemplary #opensource releases: https://github.com/art-institute-of-chicago/journeymaker-cms, https://github.com/art-institute-of-chicago/journeymaker-client (1/2)
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- If we just rename "insurance" to "in-advance crowdfunding", would that change the politics around national health care in the U.S.?
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Interesting idea, but I think it would mainly have the effect of confusing people. Considering the public's apparent perception of Kickstarter and Indiegogo as a kind of store, where you buy physical products before they're manufactured, I wonder how many of us would be disappointed at the lack of physical rewards for participating in insurance.
that does sound confusing .. there are too many bad associations with that word.
what use is "crowdfunding" if nothing accepts cash?
(which STILL seems to be the only sane payment method)
the idea of handing out credentials that give access to bank accounts just to pay for something makes me puke.
nobody should EVER be asked to do that!
as for any other forms of online payments - no use because users can't trust the operating systems or even the hardware anything runs on.
- If you're "very reluctant to mix money and labor in my open-source projects", unpaid labor is expectable result: https://nolanlawson.com/2017/03/05/what-it-feels-like-to-be-an-open-source-maintainer/