SF mayor’s bold plan to treat heroin addicts on the street - San Francisco Chronicle
Lots to quibble with in this reporting, but it's just pretty exciting to see this topic -- low-barrier buprenorphine prescribed by street medicine teams in San Francisco -- reported so prominently. Also, ends with a great quote (with an attribution to the patient, which seems pretty impressive to me).
addiction  medicine  sf  buprenorphine  homelessness 
5 days ago
About txt.fyi
This is the dumbest publishing platform on the web.

Write something, hit publish, and it's live.
publishing  web  text  indieweb  via:rss 
5 days ago
Right Effort, Right Interface — Ben Hammersley
I'm not sure about the idea of relying on watch/voice interfaces, but I love the idea of wrapping my phone up in fabric (furoshiki) so as to encourage myself to use it only when I actually want to *use* it, instead of like scratching an itch.
via:feedbin  distraction  attention  furoshiki 
6 days ago
Letter from urban planning professors at California universities, describing the causes of the housing crisis, potential solutions, support for SB 827 and transit-oriented development of dense housing and the necessity of new housing supply to address the crisis.
sf  housing  politics  sb827  berkeley  urbanplanning 
7 days ago
Topicbox: group email for teams
Useful setup for creating mailing lists for an organization, and letting users see and filter archives in a friendly way. Probably pretty much what I was imagining for a good mailing list service.

Costs 2-3$/user/month, which is a lot for a throwaway idea and not much at all for a business. $15/month for some non-profit communities, it looks like.
email  communication  fastmail  collaboration  mailinglist  via:slack 
8 days ago
Data Violence and How Bad Engineering Choices Can Damage Society
Because it’s never “just” an algorithm. And there’s no such thing as “just” an engineer.
(Cf. Ortega y Gasset)
ethics  engineering  philosophy  fairness 
19 days ago
xkcd: Python Environment
This is such a recognizable hell.
via:feedbin  python  humor  picture  xkcd 
21 days ago
Oh Hi: Gothamist
A nice history of early NYC blogging in this welcome-back post.
blogging  nyc  history  via:kottke  gothamist  movabletype 
24 days ago
To Know Entity Resolution is to Love Entity Resolution
Entity Resolution: Recognizing when two observations relate to the same entity, despite having been described differently. And conversely, recognizing when two observations do not relate to the same entity, despite having been described similarly.

Nice to know that I'm not the only person using "entity resolution" in that way.
research  bigbang  entityresolution  ml  datamining  via:noise 
26 days ago
Why Most Women Wear Pants But Most Men Don’t Wear Dresses - Racked
Why is it considered so socially disturbing for a man to wear a dress, but not for a woman to wear pants or a suit? A nice history, analysis.
gender  fashion  clothing  via:rss 
26 days ago
12 Things Everyone Should Understand About Tech
4. Tech history is poorly documented and poorly understood.

People who learn to create tech can usually find out every intimate detail of how their favorite programming language or device was created, but it’s often near impossible to know why certain technologies flourished, or what happened to the ones that didn’t. While we’re still early enough in the computing revolution that many of its pioneers are still alive and working to create technology today, it’s common to find that te...
history  technology  ctsp  culture 
5 weeks ago
#davewentandroid - daverupert.com
I don’t need a Real Time Strategy Game for my Privacy with my phone’s OS. I don’t need to be constantly notified to improve Google’s data-driven products. I don’t need a phone begging me to use its AI Assistant. I need a phone that disappears and connects me to the world.
A sad state of affairs.
privacy  android  google  location-privacy  via:mastodon 
6 weeks ago
What happened to Capitol Hill ‘conspirators’ in the FBI’s 2010 Russian spy case
Interesting, I lived less than a block from two Russian spies while I was in Seattle. (They were captured after moving to Virginia in 2010.)
seattle  russia 
7 weeks ago
Bitcoin Is Ridiculous. Blockchain Is Dangerous: Paul Ford - Bloomberg
I’m jealous that they’ll experience it all: the crash, the rejection, and then the slow rebuild as they learn the difference between toys and tools. They get to participate in the screaming edge of culture.
Strangely optimistic for @ftrain on cryptocurrencies. Is this culture? I'm particularly frustrated by the examples of publishing things on a blockchain as if that has important properties that would make Peter Thiel bankruptcy-inducing lawsuits impossible.
bitcoin  cryptocurrency  paulford  via:slack 
10 weeks ago
Standardizing lessons learned from AMP – Accelerated Mobile Pages Project
Still skeptical, but this does link to a list of standards areas we could collaboratively work on.
google  standards  amp  web 
10 weeks ago
Notifications / a11y
I had not previously encountered aria-live="polite", which I love, even without seeing the spec. I wish "polite" were a setting more often.
notifications  a11y  aria  via:adactio  web  standards 
11 weeks ago
Information Technology Standards
Curricular modules on technical standard-setting. Some useful articles here on the theory of standards in particular, and some modules specific to Web standards. (NIST-funded.)
standards  research  teaching  nist  multistakeholder 
11 weeks ago
Twitter Health Metrics Proposal Submission
We’re committing to helping increase the collective health, openness, and civility of public conversation around the world, and to hold ourselves publicly accountable toward progress. By measuring our contribution to the overall health of the public conversation, we believe we can more holistically approach and measure our impact on the world for years to come.
twitter  research  abuse  harassment  via:slack  community 
11 weeks ago
Google and HTTP
Dave Winer expands on his blog posts, arguing that the HTTPS movement is an attack on HTTP, done by Google.
https  google  davewiner  security  encryptingtheweb  letsencrypt 
12 weeks ago
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