Scripting
15h54 15  janvier
Rokuís UI?
I was looking at the home page on Memeorandum this morning, wondering how journalism would adjust to not having a daily Trump story (or more) to obsess over. How will everyone else deal with that. What will Maddow talk about every night? The fear factor should diminish, one would hope. Former...
16h05 15  janvier
Terrorism and tech
Come to think about it, Maddow will have plenty to talk about as details of how Trump and his associates hollowed out and looted the US government while they were in office. Weíll be finding smoking holes in the ground for decades to come. Things that used to work that no longer exist. So if you...
15h42 15  janvier
Repubs are dead to me
Twitter CEO Jack Dorseyís thread from the Wednesday about the significant ramifications of banning Trump from Twitter. In the thread he talks about Twitter funding an open decentralized standard for social networks called Blue Sky. I remember when they announced this in 2019, I think I offered to...
14h45 15  janvier
Suppose itís two weeks ago
There are, as far as I know, two places to get a Covid vaccine in Ulster County, the county itself in Kingston and the Village Apothecary in Woodstock. Neither are making appointments now, but you can register to be notified when they are. If you know of others, send me a link and Iíll try to post...
18h11 15  janvier
I think Roku is an incredible product. The remote is the best. The UI is great. On screens that integrate it, where Roku is the OS, itís even better. Itís how screens should work, imho. I called it the OS of TV in April 2019. But thereís something Iíve heard a lot -- Rokuís user interface needs...
20h30 14  janvier
Last Wednesday was a horrible day for white Americans.
15h58 14  janvier
White people should wear a MLK button. Hereís what it says: I am not a white supremacist. I believe in an America that loves and respects all its people. No one is allowed to interfere with or limit another personís right to vote. Government of the people, by the people and for the people.
15h43 14  janvier
I wouldnít listen to anyone who spouts hate about white men any more than I would one who hates on black men. Iím so fed up with people who spew hate. Theyíre all evil, sick, selfish people. There is no acceptable form of hate.
15h25 14  janvier
The Nets traded for James Harden, one of the top stars in the NBA. They gave up most of their draft picks, so their future looks pretty grim. And they now have two of the most worst-attitude players in the NBA in Kyrie Irving and Harden. Not sure about Durant. But I wonder how many games Kyrie is...
16h32 14  janvier
The NYT needs someone who understands tech at a human level, the way Donald McNeil understands viruses. Yesterdayís Daily could have been so much better, more informative, and less scary. The terrorists will hit some new speed bumps now that theyíve had some success. If their online groups follow...
15h32 14  janvier
The impeachiest.
20h12 13  janvier
Why banking interfaces suck. Confusion makes them money with overdraft fees, etc. Hadnít thought of that.
17h53 13  janvier
So many people like to be stimulated by their own rage, they look for triggers. They may say theyíre tired of it, but if they really were, they could block the trolls.
16h23 13  janvier
Suppose for the sake of argument that the election was rigged, a conspiracy between state governments, including Republican state governments, and journalism. Do you think their coverup could be so complete weíd never have hard proof of this conspiracy? Hard to imagine intelligent people believing...
16h50 13  janvier
Whatís wrong with the Repubs. Trump ordered an attack on them. They came pretty close to killing all of them. Maybe theyíre robots.
14h25 13  janvier
Yes, the Trumps are being cancelled, and I donít care how you feel.
14h10 13  janvier
Repubs are objecting to being scanned for weapons going onto the House floor. Should we conclude that they have been bringing weapons onto the floor? Why else would the Capitol police want to put a scanner there? Are they afraid of a hostage situation where the perp is a member of Congress? So many...
15h09 13  janvier
I am no longer listening to Republicans. What they say is not only twisted, itís designed to make me feel sympathy for them. I am by nature a sympathetic person. They are taking advantage of that. I have decided itís prudent to stop listening. Therefore, I would like to have an intelligent ...
15h24 13  janvier
Write a caption for this photo.
16h38 12  janvier
Poll: Will Trump be president on January 21?
20h04 12  janvier
Reality check: Trump attacked the United States.
20h09 12  janvier
I wish I had that video of the Iraqi parliament, locked in by Saddam, being taken out one by one to be shot. The doors locked. Giving speeches saying how much they love Saddam, arms waving, crying. He had them shot anyway. I think the Congressional Repubs should see it. And Mike Pence. He already...
18h00 12  janvier
If the Mission Impossible people were still around, theyíd figure out a way to get the MAGAs to turn on Trump.
14h57 12  janvier
Seeming unlikely things keep happening, yet this doesnít affect peopleís inability to imagine weird freaky things happening. They snap back to normal whatever that is. Normal never actually existed. A more accurate way to describe that feeling is this: asleep.
14h25 12  janvier
Over the years Trump was on Twitter, I had him blocked. I urged people I follow not to RT him. Thatís the first and only rule of trolls, donít feed them. Thatís what they need. His fans love that he pisses off the libtards (thatís you btw). How much more effective it would have been if instead of...
14h23 12  janvier
As things get worse for Trump, and they are getting worse, the odds heíll blow a nuke go up. Will we look back on this, after the fact, and realize there was something we couldíve done to prevent it. Will history forgive us if it happens and we didnít do anything.
19h16 11  janvier
Todayís song: Get Together.
21h35 11  janvier
Trump doesnít need Twitter, he could just use a blog. If he did, there would be pathways for people to find out he updated, and software that would let his followers read his latest messages, in reverse chronological order. There would be no Twitter to shut him down. Now, Iím not sure where he...
17h16 11  janvier
Hereís something positive. Re this profile of the GuyOnPorch and WomanInCar meme that became viral. Let me set the stage. The guy on the porch is an older white man. Heís screaming obscenities at MAGAs (off-camera) telling them to get the fuck out of DC. Then the camera swings to a black woman in...
16h27 11  janvier
I had a post here entitled Morning Depression Notes. I deleted it. I donít need to make your day worse. But I do want to say Monday January 11, 2021 is one of the worst days ever. I somehow made it through 2020 without getting depressed. But 2021, itís a real challenge. Maybe I just want to say one...
16h31 11  janvier
When we throw the Repubs out the airlock, I nominate Lee Zeldin to lead the parade, for this tweet.
19h36 10  janvier
As it settles in, what Trump and his family did, what Giuliani did, there is no penalty harsh enough to fit the crime. That they still have their freedom says thereís something missing in the Constitution. That Trump still have has freedom says thereís something missing in the Constitution.
20h17 10  janvier
They need a new rule in Congress. Donít bother electing anyone who tried to overthrow the US government. We will not let them sit down.
20h58 10  janvier
I decided to give Fubo a try, because Iíd like to watch Knicks games. Well, thereís a deal stopper, no CNN. The Knicks are not worth 65 a month, even if they are good this year.
17h26 10  janvier
2015: If we could get neutral places on the Internet, with no business models attached to them and no ownership we could create some important new stuff. What? We wonít know until we have it.
17h06 10  janvier
Via Dan Conover on Facebook: Itís only a coup if itís from the Coup díťtat region of France. Otherwise, itís just sparkling White Supremacist insurrection.
16h50 10  janvier
Iím getting stir crazy. Iím just starting to notice it, but I think itís been happening for some time. Letís try to remember that everyone else is dealing with the same fucked up situation.
15h46 10  janvier
Your access to all of the internet depends on the permission of a lot of big companies. Any one of them could break your illusion of independence. So when you get all righteous about how they have the right to shut you down, remember, you arenít them, and they control you.
05h15 10  janvier
It seems to me what happened with Congress on Wednesday was like that scene in The Godfather, when Michael realizes his father, in the hospital, is not being guarded.
15h56 10  janvier
A long time ago I wanted to try Google Cloud Platform. I had to give them a credit card. I quickly decided I didnít want the service, so I turned off my test project. Now the card has expired and theyíre sending me emails saying that I have to register a new credit card. But my bill is 0, has been...
20h11 09  janvier
Todayís song: The Beat Goes On.
04h39 10  janvier
Late on Saturday evening: Amazon gave Parler 24 hours to get off AWS. Lots to say about this. In the meantime watch my Twitter thread.
17h02 09  janvier
Weíll look back on this week as the moment everything changed.
17h49 09  janvier
Assume Trumpís devs are scrambling to get up a new social net. Iím sure theyíll find something. I heard it said they wonít get thru the App Store and Google Play. This is true. So guess what -- theyíll have to use the open web. Politics and tech make strange bedfellows. ;-)
20h14 09  janvier
A friend writes on Facebook: Apple, Google, AT&T and Verizon know who was inside the Capitol. The FBI has names and warrants already.
16h24 09  janvier
I would love to see Al Franken get a role in the new administration.
16h29 09  janvier
The arguments about how you donít have free speech on private platforms donít reflect the reality of Twitter and Facebook, which have monopolistic power in the worlds they define. Those worlds are huge, powerful, growing, and most important here -- exclusive. We call them silos in tech, but they...
16h39 09  janvier
Also, having the employees of Twitter and Facebook influening the censorship decisions the companies make is not good ethically. The employees should do their jobs, they should not personally have any say in who gets to use the network. We need ethical rules for professionals in tech. Hereís an...
16h42 09  janvier
These kinds of decisions have a lot of impact. For example, I was blacklisted from speaking at a few tech conferences probably because their sponsors didnít like the affect my work was having on their closed networks. As a result, Iím perceived to having left tech, when in fact, a couple of...
15h03 09  janvier
I would love to see the rioters deported to some country where they really donít have political freedom. Let them try to bust down the doors to the Kremlin, for example, see what happens.