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Happy 2019!!

If you're cozied up with your laptop today, maybe take a read through my new "Digital Security Guide for Friends and Loved Ones"

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Random reminder to use a password manager if you aren't already! It'll help you stay safe online by using long, unique passwords for each service you use.

While LastPass or 1Password are great choices, I prefer KeePassXC

Official site:

Official quick-start guide:

My getting-started guide:

'In 2029, the Internet Will Make Us Act Like Medieval Peasants'

"Looking around lately, I am reminded less often of Gibson’s cyberpunk future than of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantastical past, less of technology and cybernetics than of magic and apocalypse"

just made a Good Reads "shelf" of some books about the internet/tech I've read and enjoyed

any to add?

very curious to see what happens to 1Password now that they've taken $200M in VC money

(If you're looking for an alternative, check out KeePassXC or BitWarden!)

"A full 75% of Americans say there should be more government regulation of consumer data and how businesses may use that information, according to a study published Friday by the Pew Research Center"

job application "hack" 

pretty cool that Nike designed a sneaker specifically for medical workers

"Product testing and medical-worker insights... took place at OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital located in Portland, Oregon. During the sessions, the designers of the Air Zoom Pulse learned the rigors of these health-care workers' day-to-day efforts."

Ah, just spotting this blog post that recommends building your code with nightly ahead of 1.40.0's new borrow checker

This NYTimes opinion column celebrating the iPad Pro and how it's finally (allegedly) become a replacement for a PC makes me so sad.

"Apple’s latest iPads are different. Not only can you get work done on them; in many ways they’re productivity dream machines.... [A tech editor] isn’t teaching his kids how to use desktop operating systems like the Mac or Windows, and neither am I."

Here's a recent tweet about this issue

I'm realizing I don't have a good argument either way

one thing that I've observed from writing and learning to live peacefully with the borrow checker is that doing something once (often can move ownership) is sometimes far easier than doing the same thing twice (usually requires borrows, etc.)

'I'm the Google whistleblower. The medical data of millions of Americans is at risk'

"What AI algorithms were at work in real time as the data was being transferred across from hospital groups to the search giant? What was Google planning to do with the data they were being given access to? No-one seemed to know."


Should Signal not notify you when a contact signs up? Is that a privacy issue/violation for anyone involved?

Following up on the questions about some changes at Wire, here's a summarizing TechCrunch article

I still don't have a confident verdict of whether this is enough to stop using the service...

Cool new package of articles from NYTimes

'So the internet didn’t turn out the way we hoped. Where do we go from here?'

Really interesting: "Sharetribe Go becomes source-available after being open-source for 8 years"

"The only practical change is that it’s no longer allowed to provide the Sharetribe Go codebase as a SaaS offering."

(forget who I saw toot this, sorry!)

trying to prepare a binary to be run on a handful of Macs (most of which won't have Rust installed on them) by non-technical users

Currently, my "installation" instructions tell users to open Terminal and run `chmod =x <file-path>`. Then, to run the program, I instruct users to open a Terminal window and drag the executable into the Terminal window & hit enter

Is there a better way? Anything I can do on my end, besides running `cargo build --release` and sending out the resulting binary?

realizing I haven't searched for videos of talks from conferences from the last 6 to 9 months or so. Do you have any favorites?

reading about the new 16" MacBook Pro (which seems fine, whatever) reminds me that I'm coming up on 2 years with my System76 Oryx Pro. It's still very lovely and running smoothly with Kubuntu. I'm legit curious how long it'll be a solid machine for me...

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