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macOS System Preferences
List of hidden defaults values for macOS
macOS  defaults  settings 
15 hours ago
How to Start Using the New iTunes Podcast Tags for iOS 11
Updated iTunes podcast tags for improved episode annotations in Podcast apps. (BONUS episodes, numbering, etc.)
podcasts  radio 
17 days ago
PayPal 2FA – Jake Barnes
Generator for those proprietary “VIPAccess” 2FA tools, which it turns out aren’t so proprietary after all.
august 2018
Generate - Coolors.co
Slick interface for building complementary colour palettes
color  palette  tool  web  design 
august 2018
Disabling the WiFi Link on a Sonos Music Player
How to disable the wifi adapter in a Sonos device, which doesn’t happen automatically when the device is wired into your network (which can confuse some configurations, e.g. Eero.)
sonos  network  debug  wifi 
february 2018
The Sonos Web Interface
How to debug Sonos using its built-in web diagnostic server.
sonos  debug  web 
february 2018
Setup Homebridge to Start on Bootup – Tim Leland
How to run Homebridge on a Raspberry Pi via systemctl
october 2017
iPhone Screenshot Maker
Super useful tool for generated framed and angled phone screenshots.
april 2017
Twidgets! | Twitter Blogs
The Twitter blog post where my first ever Twitter app was announced nearly 10 years ago.
november 2016
Obama's Policy Legacy: The Nation He Built - POLITICO Magazine
Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the 906-page health care reform law known as Obamacare.
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august 2016
Khizr Khan Says He Would Live This Week A 'Hundred Million Times' Over : NPR
Khizr Khan, the Muslim-American lawyer thrust into the spotlight this week after speaking at the Democratic National Convention about his soldier son and criticizing Donald Trump, says he has no regrets about the speech or the attention that followed.
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august 2016
Ailes Used Fox Budget to Finance Campaigns Against Enemies
As Rupert Murdoch seeks to stabilize Fox News in the wake of Roger Ailes’s ouster, a crucial question remains unanswered: How was Ailes able to spend millions of dollars to settle sexual-harassment claims without setting off alarm bells?
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august 2016
Journalist @TheRickWilson killing it on "giggling bag of shit" @realDonaldTrump (with tweets) · laughograms · Storify
7/ How much more shit can you swallow? How much more are you willing to own, tattooed on your soul when Trump gets worse? And he will.
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august 2016
Steph Curry and the end of the Warriors’ underdog era — The Undefeated
But a disastrous combination of greasy food and Long Island iced teas rendered me incapable of driving. Since it was spring break, the campus was relatively empty, and this is when Davidson College is at its most beautiful.
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july 2016
Ta-Nehisi Coates on Homecomings - The Atlantic
Everyone wants some place to retreat, to collapse, to be at home—but you can’t always go home again. In the summer of 2001, my family and I moved into the Prospect-Lefferts Garden neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. I was 25. My partner was 24. Our son was 11 months.
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june 2016
Let's say obvious things about Facebook and conservative news | The Verge
If you haven't read the two big Gizmodo stories on the human curators of the Facebook "trending news" box, you should stop and go do that now.
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june 2016
Designing A Dementia-Friendly Website – Smashing Magazine
Some well-established web design basics: minimize the number of choices that someone has to make; create self-explanatory navigation tools; help people get to what they’re looking for as quickly as possible.
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june 2016
15 brilliant Nigel Slater recipes from 2001 to today | Life and style | The Guardian
To celebrate Observer Food Monthly’s 15th birthday, Nigel Slater shares his favourite dishes from 1,000 created for the magazine – and others never seen before Recipes have always been at the heart of OFM.
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june 2016
Hello, This Is London Rising - Aeracode
The first problem with LIDAR data is how dirty and unpredictable it is.
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june 2016
This is how fascism comes to America - The Washington Post
Robert Kagan is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a contributing columnist for The Post. The Republican Party’s attempt to treat Donald Trump as a normal political candidate would be laughable were it not so perilous to the republic.
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june 2016
Life under curfew for American teens: ‘it’s insane, no other country does this’ | US news | The Guardian
Since the 1990s, millions of teenagers have been arrested for breaking curfew, which a policy analysis shows has a disproportionate impact on minorities Around 11pm, on a temperate Friday last August, Officer Troy Owens was patrolling south-eastern San Diego.
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june 2016
Trump Has a Conflict-of-Interest Problem No Other White House Candidate Ever Had | Mother Jones
In his most recent financial disclosure statement, Donald Trump notes he has billions of dollars in assets. But the presumptive GOP nominee also has a tremendous load of debt that includes five loans each over $50 million.
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june 2016
Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Introducing rich cards
Nice example of launching a new feature with analytics and insights all rolled in.
may 2016
Barrel Dimensions - Deep South Barrels
All the ratios for converting different barrel sizes to their ageing equivalent of a regular whiskey barrel.
aging  whiskey 
march 2016
The Origin of Tweet • furbo.org
Craig Hockenberry’s write up of the origin of the word “Tweet”, which I’d read before but hadn’t previously noticed the little section that references (and links to) my original Twitter Client, the dashboard widget “Twitgit”. Alas it’s mostly preserved as a piece of @gruber snark, but still, there I am in Twitter history.
twitter  twitterrific  twitgit  history 
february 2016
On Nerd Entitlement
White male nerds need to recognise that other people had traumatic upbringings, too - and that's different from structural oppression.  
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january 2016
You would never know I'm crying after I answer your 999 call | Public Leaders Network | The Guardian
It’s 11pm on Saturday night and I’ve been at work for four hours. My friends and partner are at dinner – playing games, chatting, catching up. They do this most weekends. I don’t. My colleagues don’t. We have to cover the emergency services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
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january 2016
Thom Yorke - Page - Interview Magazine
As far as rock-'n'-roll stories go, the tale of Thom Yorke has a handful of conspicuous deficiencies: It contains no sex scandals or drug arrests to speak of and, at times, by design, very little rock-'n'-roll.
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january 2016
George Lucas nearly wrote a perfect prequel trilogy. He just didn't notice | GamesRadar
The Star Wars prequel trilogy is nearly brilliant. It took me 10 years to realise it, but it’s true. You see, the other night, my girlfriend and I drank a bottle of wine and started – as is entirely understandable – ripping into Episodes I to III.
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january 2016
'A tortured heap of towers': the London skyline of tomorrow | Art and design | The Guardian
‘The last piece in the jigsaw” is how architect Eric Parry described his design for 1 Undershaft, the tallest building in the City of London, when it was unveiled this week. It will crown the planned “cluster” of towers, standing right between the Cheesegrater and the Gherkin.
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december 2015
The Election and the Death of White Male Power -- The Cut
On Monday night, protesters interrupted a Donald Trump rally, shouting about gun control and proclaiming that black lives matter. The large crowd of Trump supporters shouted back at them.
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december 2015
An Unbelievable Story of Rape - ProPublica
No one came to court with her that day, except her public defender. She was 18 years old, charged with a gross misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail.
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december 2015
How Platform Coops Can Beat Death Stars Like Uber to Create a Real Sharing Economy - Shareable
We have an epic choice before us between platform coops and Death Star platforms, and the time to decide is now. It might be the most important economic decision we ever make, but most of us don't even know we have a choice.
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december 2015
Belgium is a failed state – POLITICO
That the Paris terrorist attacks had strong links to a suburb of Brussels didn’t shock many of us who live in the Belgian capital. Radio stations here in both French and Dutch are full of discussions about Molenbeek that elicit indignation, sorrow, anger, guilt, despair, defiance.
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december 2015
Top Science Committee Dem expresses disgust and dismay at the committee chair's behavior - Vox
Since I wrote about the dubious investigations underway by the House Science Committee — scientists being threatened, individual funding grants being second-guessed, subpoenas flying everywhere — things have gotten worse.
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december 2015
The Islamic State wants you to hate refugees - The Washington Post
As the Syrian refugee crisis mutated from a regional problem to a global one, security concerns have increasingly been cited as a justification for keeping borders closed and refusing to resettle migrants.
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december 2015
Apocalypse Pig: The Last Antibiotic Begins to Fail – Phenomena: Germination
I mentioned on Monday that this past week was intended by the CDC, WHO and other health authorities to be a global awareness week for antibiotic resistance.
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december 2015
www.nytimes.com
AS anti-refugee hysteria sweeps many of our political leaders, particularly Republicans, I wonder what they would have told a desperate refugee family fleeing the Middle East. You’ve heard of this family: a carpenter named Joseph, his wife, Mary, and their baby son, Jesus.
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december 2015
An Open Letter to Tinder’s Sean Rad from Vanity Fair’s Nancy Jo Sales | Vanity Fair
Congratulations. I hear that Match Group, the company that owns Tinder, the dating app you co-founded in 2012, successfully went public yesterday. That’s great for you.
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december 2015
What would the world look like if we defeated Isis? | Paul Mason | Comment is free | The Guardian
The purpose of war is to give yourself a strong position at a peace conference. In the days when warfare was state versus state, that is what generals used to remind politicians: we can bring the enemy to its knees, but it is you who has to design the peace.
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december 2015
Ed Miliband on Corbyn: ‘I bet you didn't think things would get worse’ | Politics | The Guardian
Ed Miliband’s feelings about Jeremy Corbyn, his successor as Labour leader, have been revealed after he suggested that the party was in direr straits than when he was at the helm.
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november 2015
Brussels faces week on lockdown as hunt for terrorist cell intensifies | World news | The Guardian
Europe’s de facto capital faces an unprecedented security lockdown this week after Belgian authorities imposed a slew of safety-first measures to prevent a “serious and imminent” terrorist attack.
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november 2015
Chuck D: 'We battled the mainstream we fought every goddamn minute' | Music | The Guardian
It’s funny how rappers who were once explosively controversial, denounced by the press, police and politicians, turn into beloved elder statesmen. Gangsta rap pioneers NWA have been almost canonised by the hit movie Straight Outta Compton.
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november 2015
Triggering a native Share intent on Android from the web - Tales of a Developer Advocate
This story starts a long time, was tickled into existing after I visited FlipKart in Bangalore and was finalized after an internal conversation about the fact that it is impossible to trigger the share dialog in Android from the web.
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november 2015
Why ISIS Attacked Paris: A Memo to Marco Rubio - The Atlantic
At least Marco Rubio didn’t answer the attacks in Paris by demanding that the United States accept only Christian refugees. He left that to Ted Cruz.
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november 2015
Mindless terrorists? The truth about Isis is much worse | Scott Atran | Comment is free | The Guardian
It’s “the first of the storm”, says Islamic State. And little wonder. For the chaotic scenes on the streets of Paris and the fearful reaction those attacks provoked are precisely what Isis planned and prayed for.
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november 2015
How Apple Music’s Human DJs Compare to Spotify’s Algorithms | MIT Technology Review
Zane Lowe’s first show as a DJ on Apple Music was a bit dizzying. The songs he played lurched from punk-pop to post-rock to grime to electronica to stadium rock and beyond. He showcased previously unheard songs along with tracks recorded decades ago by well-known rockers.
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november 2015
THINKPIECE DOT CLUB
There's a specter haunting Silicon Valley--the specter of magical thinking.
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november 2015
On Gawker’s Problem With Women — Matter — Medium
The following story — on the treatment of female editors, writers, and managers at Gawker Media — was scheduled to appear on Gawker.com on Friday, November 13. It had been originally written in July, kiboshed in August, reported further in October, and prepped to run in early November.
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november 2015
Muslims Hate ISIS Most of All - The Daily Beast
Denounce ISIS? Muslims despise ISIS. (At least those who aren’t pathological.) True, ISIS is compromised of people who claim to be Muslims. But the number one victim of this barbaric terror group is Muslims. That’s undisputed.
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november 2015
Tweeting ISIS Attacks: A Lesson in Not Learning a Lesson | Religion Dispatches
After Friday’s horrific attacks on Paris, France, leaving 129 dead, hundreds wounded, a nation traumatized, and a world shocked, we are of course asking: What do we do now? But, of course, we’ve been here before. We overthrew the Taliban in Afghanistan, and we invaded Iraq.
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november 2015
www.nytimes.com
Much of the world agrees that the Islamic State needs to be crushed. But how that can be accomplished, and what the unintended consequences may be, are a lot more complicated.
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november 2015
A US prison in Iraq—dubbed “Jihadi University”—gave birth to the Islamic State - Quartz
We know an awful lot about the rise of ISIL, or the Islamic State—including where it got its start.
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november 2015
Is Twitter Doing Enough to Remove Extremist Content? An Ex-Employee Weighs In | Religion Dispatches
As a former (veteran, even) employee of Twitter, I am used to people expressing shock and confusion at the need for “just a website” to employ so many people, or a genuine wonder if we all sit around and Tweet for a living.
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november 2015
Tumblr Engineering - What we learned building the Tumblr iOS share extension
Includes a working example of using Predicate syntax in extension initialisation that can be used to write a `public.url` matcher that actually worked in TweetBot.

Weird.
learning  ios  extensions  predicates  NSExtensionActivationRule 
october 2015
Carthage/Carthage · GitHub
So I finally needed an external package for my app. Cocoapods drove me to despair whereas Carthage is really simple.
learning  ios  swift  package-management  carthage  cocoapods 
september 2015
App Extension Keys
Info.plist extension keys to configure iOS system extensions.
learning  ios  extensions 
september 2015
Integrate Fabric/Crashlytics with iOS 8 Extension - Fabric - Twitter Developers
How to start up Fabric and kits from inside an extension, rather than an App Delegate
september 2015
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