The M in WIMP: https://thoughts.alanralph.co.uk/2019/05/24/the-m-in.html
Terminator: Dark Fate: Linda Hamilton Looks Tougher Than Ever | Vanity Fair
How many reboots of this franchise are we onto now? I’ve lost count. https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2019/05/terminator-dark-fate-linda-hamilton-exclusive-image
Google stored business customers’ passwords in plaintext on its servers… for 14 years
Well, that’s one way to out-do Facebook, I suppose… https://businessinsights.bitdefender.com/google-stored-business-customers-passwords-in-plaintext-on-its-servers-for-14-years
Read: “The Uber of Live Music” https://www.jwz.org/blog/2019/05/the-uber-of-live-music/
PayPal’s Beautiful Demonstration of Extended Validation FUD
Troy Hunt (the guy behind haveibeenpwned.com) on how the visual validation of PayPal’s EV security certificates have stopped appearing in Google Chrome. For over 8 months. Which kinda defeats the point of the EV cert… https://www.troyhunt.com/paypals-beautiful-demonstration-of-extended-validation-fud/
Today I bought the MacSparky Keyboard Maestro Field Guide. I’ve been using Keyboard Maestro for a while now, and it’s super useful, but I know I’m barely using its full potential. https://learn.macsparky.com/p/km
Read (and watched): Here’s how RadioShack sold its Model 100 laptop
A trip down memory lane with Harry McCracken at FastCompany. https://www.fastcompany.com/90349201/heres-how-radioshack-sold-its-breakthrough-laptop-circa-1983
Read: The Cowardly State https://www.taxresearch.org.uk/Blog/2019/05/20/the-cowardly-state/
I’ve had some ideas for long-form blogging knocking around my head for a while. Time to crack open MarsEdit and start fleshing those out so they can go to my main blog. It’s been too long. https://www.alanralph.co.uk
Google uses Gmail to track a history of things you buy — and it’s hard to delete
When it comes to slurping up personal info, not being up-front about it, and making users do the work to opt-out (assuming that option is even available), Google is only a few steps behind Facebook. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/17/google-gmail-tracks-purchase-history-how-to-delete-it.html
Read: Human Capital and the 1980 Game https://www.danablankenhorn.com/2019/05/human-capital-and-the-1980-game.html
Read: The Story My Male Editors Kept Killing – Human Parts https://humanparts.medium.com/the-story-my-male-editors-kept-killing-e0e8c71a47ec
Read: Faster script loading with BinaryAST?
Read: The Pivot Point - Craig Murray https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2019/05/the-pivot-point/
Read: 5G Trade Wars: the US Empire Strikes Back – Bella Caledonia https://bellacaledonia.org.uk/2019/05/16/5g-trade-wars-the-us-empire-strikes-back/
Read: Are you in a school shooting right now? There’s an app for that / Boing Boing https://boingboing.net/2019/05/16/are-you-in-a-school-shooting-r.html
Read: Daring Fireball: Bloomberg Shits the Bed Again on Cybersecurity https://daringfireball.net/2019/05/bloomberg_shits_the_bed_again_on_cybersecurity
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