The Nintendo Switch is redefining gaming by adapting to the players environment. Unfortunately, it is widely misunderstood. It provides fun when used alone, with others, or with other Switch owners; in the living room, on the bus, at a desk. It an adaptive console, not a portable one. Any game that can be played like this is going to be a liberating experience, being optimised for how we live and can be played whenever we feel like.
Theresa May says there should be no "means of communication" which "we cannot read" -- and no doubt many in her party will agree with her, politically. But if they understood the technology, they would be shocked to their boots.
When the Dutch do politics: 28 parties! http://www.quirksmode.org/politics/blog/archives/2017/02/28_parties.html
Converted WP blog to Lektor. Static site generated by #Python. Microblogging next. https://vandragt.com
Watching Trump’s presser, I had a feeling I’d seen it all before?—?while covering Vladimir Putin’s annual news conferences.Source: https://medium.com/@alexey__kovalev/message-to-american-media-from-russia-6e2e76eeae77">A message to my doomed colleagues in the American media – Medium
New controls are arguably an improvement, but data collection remains mandatory for most.Source: http://arstechnica.co.uk/information-technology/2017/01/windows-10-creators-update-to-rejig-privacy-settings-in-a-move-unlikely-to-please-anyone/">Windows 10 Creators Update to rejig privacy settings in a move unlikely to please anyone | Ars Technica UK
After a while Fusion Drives stop being fast when accessing files not recently modified as they are backed by 5400rpm drives.
Google Chrome is too dominating, this is not good for the web. So I'm switching back to Firefox, but it can be pretty ugly by default in places.
I would quote part of this article but you should just click the title and read all of it.
Amazon Go, shopping without checkouts:
I'm working on a side project where I am broadcasting an OGG Vorbis stream using Icecast. Google Chrome played the stream, and so did VLC, but WinAmp was unable to. It connected to the stream with an HTTP 200 status but could not interpret it.
Just came across an interesting perspective on frameworks by Timothy Perrett:
It is imperative to understand that the need for composability in our software tools is an absolute requirement. If we as an industry have any hope of not repeating ourselves time and time again, we have to change our ways.I definately agree that we're doomed to keep making the same mistakes if we're building on top of frameworks and then switching them out for a different one, which I hadn't considered before.
If you've just upgraded to Sierra and previously had Homebrew installed you may find that it no longer works because of the stricter security feature in macOS. In order to get Homebrew back up and running you need to execute the following commands in your terminal (thanks thehitmaniptf):
The first command simply gives your local user account ownership of /usr/local (where brew installs things). The second command updates the Xcode command line tools without which Homebrew cannot compile packages.
sudo chown -R $(whoami) /usr/local xcode-select --install
I think we have stumbled upon the reason why there are no new Macs. Apple was wasting resources on the car.
Your job affects your mind. Disadvantage of being a developer: we must be so focused on the task at hand that we evict everything else from our memory.
Dropbox was using a sql attack on the tcc database to circumvent Apple’s authorization policyAnother issue like this and a lot of people will switch to iCloud Drive.
I was looking to setup a Flickr account and noticed that it requires you to enter a mobile phone number to sign up. I prefer not to disclose this information to third parties so I looked for a solution. Unfortunatley, a lot of information is out of date as Yahoo! (which owns Flickr, and which is the service you sign up to so you can login) turned off third party signups back in 2014. However I found a way...