House for Sale in Ontario Loaded With Clown Memorabilia

May 10, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

From BoingBoing comes a house of particular taste.

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  1. Facebook's Observations on Information Operations and the 2016 US Election

    May 10, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Linked from Schneier.com. The PDF is well worth downloading and reading.

    There is some public discussion of false amplifiers being solely driven by “social bots,” which suggests automation. In the case of Facebook, we have observed that most false amplification in the context of information operations is not driven ...

  2. The Intel Hijacking Flaw [Link]

    May 08, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    This Ars Technica seems very dire. It's a huge breach of trust for Intel hardware.

  3. "Engineer" [Link]

    May 03, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    First, Dr. Drang is one of my favorite people on the internet. I've read every word he's written in the past decade. One thing I know about Dr. Drang is that he can be very specific. He's an engineer and has a very specific definition for that ...

  4. VPNs and Data Collection in the Age of Surveillance

    May 02, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Chris Duckett ZDNet article (A VPN will not save you from government surveillance) is informative, if a little hyperbolic:

    Under the laws that force telcos to store customers' call records, location information, IP addresses, billing information, and other data for two years, there is a small caveat for journalists that ...

  5. The Bezos Way [Link]

    April 26, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Monday Note is linked more often in my new feed forJean-Louis Gassée's take on Apple. But I've found that Frederic Filloux's series on the modernization of the news media much more interesting. In his April 17 post Filloux applies some of Jeff Bezos' lessons:

    Hence the implicit ...

  6. Whoops Goes the Hosting

    April 25, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    My host provider Webfaction forced a server upgrade on me which sounds like it would be good. Except one of my design principles for Macdrifter is to have very few dependencies so I didn't really need a new server. Or a new OS. Or a new version of Python ...

  7. Trello Note Archive [Link]

    April 20, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    This is a very impressive (and extensively referenced) blog post. I've repeatedly struggled to use Trello for project management. It has never clicked for me. This is a great tutorial for the basic capabilities in Trello but it's also a thoughtful breakdown of an information capture system. I ...

  8. Data Privacy and Machine Learning [Link]

    April 18, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    From this extremely well written article by John Foreman article1:

    First, humans are bad at discerning the value of their data. Personal data just appears out of nowhere, exhaust out of life’s tailpipe, so why not trade it for something small? I’m personally willing to hand over ...

  9. Custom Home Screen Icons with Pythonista [Link]

    April 18, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Ole Moritz, the developer of Pythonista and Editorial, just posted the craziest thing I've ever seen done on iOS:

    The iPhone configuration utility is pretty easy to use, but it obviously requires that you have a Mac or PC at hand. It would be easy to write a web ...