Author Archives: David K.

So Goes Mobile, So Goes the Desktop

After many years of decreasing usability, and increasing-user hostility, the same annoyances making the mobile web suck have wormed their way into the desktop experience. You know what? I’m just closing tabs like this these days. I don’t even care … Continue reading

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DHH “not yet feeling the awesome” of WSL

This has been one of my all-time favorite Twitter threads. David Heinemeier Hansson, creator of Rails, is trying to “live” in Windows, and set it up to do Rails work. He’s blogging the “experience,” and it’s not going very smoothly. … Continue reading

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Opinion: 50 years ago, I helped invent the internet. How did it go so wrong?

When my scientist colleagues and I invented the internet 50 years ago, we did not anticipate that its dark side would emerge with such ferocity — or that we would feel an urgent need to fix it. Source: Opinion: 50 … Continue reading

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Top Marginal Tax Rates

Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, could be taxed NINETY-NINE POINT NINE PERCENT of his net worth, and STILL be worth a BILLION dollars. Let that sink in. $10M is pretty wealthy. $100M is pretty crazy. “Just” $1B is ludicrous. He … Continue reading

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I Was the First “YouTube”

Back in the early 2000’s, I was getting pretty deep into Linux. I also had a job which allowed me to have the castoff computers no one needed any more, after upgrades. Linux has always run just fine on older … Continue reading

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IMHO: The Mythical Fullstack Engineer – Stack Overflow Blog

It’s my experience that the above MVFE is pretty uncommon. The profile describes a person with skills requiring thousands of hours to master, but who doesn’t take part in the holistic decision making process. By nature, the value of a … Continue reading

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Warren on our Corporatocracy

I’ve been talking about corporate charters for a long time now, and people either don’t understand what I’m talking about, or think I’m crazy. We give people a charter to create a company, which grants them special, legal protections to … Continue reading

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.NET Core 3.0 concludes the .NET Framework API porting project · Issue #130 · dotnet/announcements

With .NET Core 3.0, we’re at the point where we’ve ported all technologies that are required for modern workloads, be that desktop apps, mobile apps, console apps, web sites, or cloud services. That’s not to say that we don’t have … Continue reading

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Abrams Dieselization Project: Doing the Math | Defense Media Network

“And that’s with better performance,” he added. “The modern diesel has greater torque in it than the turbine does. And you’ve got a couple of other things going for you as well. First, we’ve changed the nuclear, biological and chemical … Continue reading

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China’s New Cybersecurity Program: NO Place to Hide | China Law Blog

This system will apply to foreign owned companies in China on the same basis as to all Chinese persons, entities or individuals. No information contained on any server located within China will be exempted from this full coverage program. No … Continue reading

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