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Dapr - portable, event-driven, serverless runtime.
Interesting runtime. "An event-driven, portable runtime for building microservices on cloud and edge." 🤓
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13 hours ago by thingles
MakePass: Create Your Own Apple Wallet Passes on the Mac - MacStories
Neat app. I bought it for $1 to see if I could get rid of some of the cards in my wallet.
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2 days ago by thingles
Fish (shell) fun: event handlers - BrettTerpstra.com
I switched to [fish](https://fishshell.com) shell a while ago, after over a decade of [zsh](https://www.zsh.org), but I haven't gotten all geeked out on this stuff. Yet. 🤓
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4 days ago by thingles
The Unix Game
Now this is the kind of game I can dig! 🤓
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4 days ago by thingles
Disgraced Google Exec Andy Rubin Quietly Left His Venture Firm Earlier This Year
Rubin get's paid $90M to leave Google, then $9M to leave the next company. This guy is toxic.
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4 days ago by thingles
Brainstorming techniques, ideas & rules for group brainstorming
Great guidelines for running brainstorming sessions. I love the callout to have a facilitator.
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4 days ago by thingles
UTF-8 history
[Ken Thompson](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Thompson) created so much foundational tech. 😳
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4 days ago by thingles
Eliud Kipchoge Breaks Two-Hour Marathon Barrier - The New York Times
Sure this was optimized to do everything to help him hit the time, but it’s still an absolutely amazing achievement! 😲
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7 days ago by thingles
macOS 10.15 Catalina: The Ars Technica review | Ars Technica
If you want to know everything you ever wanted to about macOS Catalina, this is the other of the two articles for you. There is more to this release than it looks. 👨‍💻
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11 days ago by thingles
macOS Catalina: The MacStories Review - MacStories
If you want to know everything you ever wanted to about macOS Catalina, this is one of the two articles for you. 👩‍💻
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11 days ago by thingles
Different Types of Wine 18" x 24" Poster - Wine Folly
The relationships in this graph are super easy to follow. Probably the best wine classification/overview I've seen. 🍷
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11 days ago by thingles
TikTok owner ByteDance's first-half books $7 billion in revenue
I have no interest in TikTok, but I know "the kids" seem to dig it. I was blown away by the revenue numbers though. 💰💰💰
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11 days ago by thingles
Daring Fireball: Richard Stallman’s Disgrace
More on Stallman's interactions and behavior.
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17 days ago by thingles
WHAT THE GOLF?
I grabbed this game via Apple Arcade and it is just awesome. It makes you chuckle, it’s lighthearted, and just a fun time. Give it a try. 🕹
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23 days ago by thingles
STRML: Projects and Work
Geeky, but fun for folk that know how web technology works.
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23 days ago by thingles
Announcing the Shortcuts Field Guide, iOS 13 Edition — MacSparky
If you want to learn how to use Shortcuts, MacSparky's field guide is probably the best $29 you can spend.
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4 weeks ago by thingles
Your Attention Is Sovereign - Start Select Reset Zine 001
This is a great explanation of why I am so focused on privacy online.
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4 weeks ago by thingles
Apple Arcade — Let the games begin
100 second overview of games coming in Apple Arcade. 🎮
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5 weeks ago by thingles
Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Evolving “nofollow” – new ways to identify the nature of links
`nofollow` has been around for a long time. It makes sense to add additional link relationship values. `sponsored` and `ugc` make a ton of sense.
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5 weeks ago by thingles
My Apple Event Notes – On my Om
I like Om's highlights of the Apple event this week.
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5 weeks ago by thingles
Replay Apple's September 10, 2019 Keynote and New Product Videos - MacStories
The individual video cuts from this weeks Apple announcements. 📺
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5 weeks ago by thingles
Our journey to type checking 4 million lines of Python | Dropbox Tech Blog
I guess this is the kind of thing you can do when you hire the [creator of Python](https://www.python.org/~guido/) to be on your team.
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5 weeks ago by thingles
Apple Music launches a public beta on the web | TechCrunch
This works really well, and if you have iTunes Match it even shows your own music.
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6 weeks ago by thingles
Continuous Compliance | Dave Farley’s Weblog
This is a good set of idea if you need to deal with regulators and compliance as you build software.
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6 weeks ago by thingles
swissmiss | How To Write by Elizabeth Gilbert
Great suggestions for writing. Doesn't matter what you are writing, all of these could be applied.
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6 weeks ago by thingles
devopsdays Minneapolis 2019 - Megan Tischler - The Art of Continuous Improvement - YouTube
One of #TeamSPS doing a lightning talk at DevOpsDays Minneapolis 2019! 🙌
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6 weeks ago by thingles
You can heal the internet - Signal v. Noise
I’m with DHH on this one. Best way I can think of, put your content on your own website.
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7 weeks ago by thingles
Mario Kart Tour Coming to iOS September 25 - MacStories
Mario Kart is one of my favorite Nintendo titles on nearly every platform. It will be fun to play this on iOS! 🎮
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7 weeks ago by thingles
Amazon Forecast – Now Generally Available | AWS News Blog
Interesting new offering that could bring more sophisticated forecasting capabilities to a larger audience.
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8 weeks ago by thingles
Chart.xkcd | xkcd styled chart lib
I want to make a website and put charts on it just to play with this!
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8 weeks ago by thingles
WorldCat.org: The World's Largest Library Catalog
This looks like a potential option to link books to instead of feeding visitors straight into an Amazon buy now page.
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8 weeks ago by thingles
Escape rooms are very big business - Vox
Our family has done well over 20 Escape Rooms. They are a lot of fun!
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9 weeks ago by thingles
Tips from 16 years of working from home – A Whole Lotta Nothing
Good list of things to consider if you work from home regularly.
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9 weeks ago by thingles
xkcd: E Scooters
I used my first Lime scooter a few weeks back. The first ride made me a bit nervous. The second ride, I had a ton of fun.
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9 weeks ago by thingles
Buying Coffee Won’t Make You Poor - The Atlantic
Keep your budget away from my single-origin hand-washed coffee beans. 😬
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9 weeks ago by thingles
RegExr: Learn, Build, & Test RegEx
I like collecting regex tools for some odd reason. 🤓
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10 weeks ago by thingles
How can you improve your organization’s data strategy?
A bit pithy but the categories would work well to identify areas to focus on.
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july 2019 by thingles
Sunshine
Simple page to tell you how much daylight there is left.
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july 2019 by thingles
How to pick a random number from 1-10
This is a fun read, and why is 7 such a popular number for people to pick? 🤓
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july 2019 by thingles
Wavēy — A set of vibrant wallpapers
A set of vibrant wallpapers in 4 themes, for Mac, iPad & iPhone.
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june 2019 by thingles
How do you delegate to a group of people?
Interesting walkthrough about working across a leadership team.
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june 2019 by thingles
21wallpaper - Download curated wallpapers for you screen
Cool website with some creative backgrounds for your devices. Device backgrounds is an interesting way to bring some art into your day to day. Via [Dense Discovery 42](https://www.densediscovery.com/issues/42).
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june 2019 by thingles
Swedish Couple Builds Greenhouse Around Home to Stay Warm and Grow Food All Year Long
Cool idea for a house where the winters are long. The video is interesting as well and goes through the infrastructure. I wish they would have shown it in the winter though.
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june 2019 by thingles
20 Rules For Making the Best Salads of Your Life | Bon Appétit
I should eat more salads, and would probably do that if they tasted more interesting. Good tips here.
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june 2019 by thingles
API Platform: REST and GraphQL framework on top of Symfony and React
Easy framework to build REST and GraphQL API-driven projects
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june 2019 by thingles
ongoing by Tim Bray · Go Creeping In
I can echo this observation as well, [Go](http://golang.org) seems to be making slow but steady progress and winning over many engineers as they build solutions.
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june 2019 by thingles
My personal journey from MIT to GPL | Drew DeVault’s Blog
I like the journey described here and it echos why I use [Creative Commons](https://creativecommons.org) licenses with a similar "[Share Alike](https://wiki.creativecommons.org/wiki/Share_Alike)" clause.
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june 2019 by thingles
Introducing support for U2F security keys | 1Password
This might give me a reason to get a U2F key. 🔐
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june 2019 by thingles
Bond - Mary Meeker's Internet Trends 2019
The annual tablet of data from Mary Meeker on the state of the Internet. *333 slides!* 😅
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june 2019 by thingles
iOS 13 cracks down on location permission settings - 9to5Mac
This looks like a great way to highlight for the user what they are about to share. 🙌
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june 2019 by thingles
The IA Client – The Swiss Army Knife of Internet Archive | Internet Archive Blogs
Cool to see Internet Archive building a command line tool like this to help people automate collection of data to the archive. 🛠
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june 2019 by thingles
Exercise-Bike Maker Peloton Files Confidentially for IPO - WSJ
I’m a huge fan of our Peloton gear and the service. Seems like it would be a good investment!
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june 2019 by thingles
Xcode - SwiftUI - Apple Developer
SwiftUI looks amazing and simple. 🕴
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june 2019 by thingles
What's New in Alfred 4
I use Launchbar but Alfred tempts me with some of it’s cool capabilities.
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may 2019 by thingles
SR-71 Online - SR-71 Flight Manual
When I was a kid the SR-71 Blackbird was one of those amazing, nearly mythical things. How fun to be able to read the flight manual now!
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may 2019 by thingles
PugSQL :: SQL is Extremely Good, Actually
Nice, [KISS](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KISS_principle), approach to keeping your database interfaces simple in Python.
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may 2019 by thingles
Introducing Mercury OS – UX Collective
Cool conceptual framework for a different way of thinking about an operating system and the user experience for it.
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may 2019 by thingles
H.264 is magic: a technical walkthrough of a remarkable technology.
Deep dive into the video compression method that is likely powering everything you watch.
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may 2019 by thingles
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