1. A Possible Business Model for Tumblr [Link]

    June 30, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    From Dave Winer at Scripting News:

    Seeding users with test units of products. Or taking 100 bloggers from some random city to a new movie a week before it comes out and letting them write about it.

    I think that would make Tumblr a news outlet or at least a ...

  2. Explain like I’m 5: Kerberos [Link]

    June 29, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Explain like I’m 5: Kerberos:

    While this topic probably can not be explained to a 5 year-old and be understood, this is my attempt at defragmenting documentation with some visual aids and digestible language.

    I think it's valuable to understand the basic frameworks that allow us to trust ...

  3. Apple's Continuity Page [Link]

    June 29, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Old but new to me, this Apple support page is a nice overview of all the continuity services on iOS and Mac. This includes Handoff, Universal Clipboard, Instant Hotspot, Auot Unlock, Calls and SMS notifications.

  4. Amazon Is Trying to Control the Underlying Infrastructure of Our Economy [Link]

    June 28, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    From Motherboard:

    What investors see in Amazon, though, federal antitrust regulators have so far failed to grasp. The Whole Foods deal, which requires federal approval, will be a fresh test. If regulators look at the deal in conventional terms, they may decide that it should go ahead on the grounds ...

  5. Google Will Stop Reading Your Emails for Gmail Ads [Link]

    June 28, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    From Bloomberg

    Ads will continue to appear inside the free version of Gmail, as promoted messages. But instead of scanning a user’s email, the ads will now be targeted with other personal information Google already pulls from sources such as search and YouTube. Ads based on scanned email messages ...

  6. A Few Tips for Making Drafts a Writing Environment on iPad and iPhone

    June 27, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    For the uninitiated, Drafts for iOS looks too simple to be used for anything more than basic notes. I sure did use it that way for a long time. While there are more powerful text editors on iOS, like Editorial, 1Writer, and Ulysses, there are few that nail the directness ...

  7. The Last Mile for the iPad

    June 23, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    7 years after the iPad release, some of us are still trying to parse out if it is a real computer. I, for one, have given up. Everything is a computer now. Some just have more well defined roles. While I consider my iPad Pro and my MacBook Pro to ...

  8. The New iPad Pro Screen

    June 22, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I now own a 10.5" iPad Pro. I've occasionally used the 12.9" first generation iPad Pro reserved mostly for my kid. The 12.9" is glorious to look at but it was just too big to be my every day device. As expected, the 10.5" is ...

  9. The Terrible Deep Learning List [Link]

    June 21, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    I'm increasingly fascinated by machine learning. Maybe because it feels like there's more opportunity for machines to learn than for us meat bags. This Github list was really interesting.

    • Gated Conditional Pixel Convolutional Neural Network using TensorFlow (Demo)
    • Value Iteration Networks using TensorFlow — Best Paper Award NIPS ‘16 ...
  10. Rakka by Blomkamp [Link]

    June 17, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Watching through Rakka volume 1 was a bit disturbing but it's clearly the core of a good scifi story. As with some of Neil Blomkamp's other movies like Chappie and District 9, it's a postapocolyptic story built on-top of the inhuman atrocities we're already capable of ...