Author Archives: David K.

Sony is working to integrate Discord into PlayStation consoles

By | May 3, 2021

Coming “early next year.” Details on what that would actually entail are slim, and Sony’s announcement just says that the two companies are “hard at work connecting Discord with your social and gaming experience on PlayStation Network.” Whether that means a full-fledged Discord app coming to PlayStation consoles or a more limited integration (like connecting… Read More »

Mosaics of positions

By | April 30, 2021

How many people do you think would agree with me on everything I’ve ever written? Nobody, that’s how many. Source: Mosaics of positions This is DHH, creator of Ruby on Rails (my favorite programming stack), amongst many other accomplishments. I follow him pretty closely, precisely because I happen to agree with (almost) everything I’ve ever… Read More »

Google Is Saving Over $1 Billion a Year by Working From Home

By | April 29, 2021

With Covid-19 restrictions lifting, more people are booking trips and hotels online, which is very good for Google’s advertising business. Google’s employees, however, are working from home and not traveling as much on the company dime — and that’s also good for its business. Source: Google Is Saving Over $1 Billion a Year by Working… Read More »

Unicomp, Inc.: Mini M

By | April 29, 2021

The Mini M buckling spring keyboard has the same mechanism, feel and general layout as the original IBM Model M (SSK) keyboard. With the much-loved buckling spring key design these keyboards have been prized by computer enthusiasts and robust typists because of the tactile and auditory feedback of each keystroke. Source: Unicomp, Inc.: Mini M I always… Read More »

Doorbell video captures police officer punching and throwing teen with autism to the ground – CBS News

By | April 26, 2021

A Ring doorbell captured footage of a police officer in Vacaville, California, throwing a 17-year-old to the ground and punching him in the face on Wednesday, according to the teen’s father. Source: Doorbell video captures police officer punching and throwing teen with autism to the ground – CBS News I think these kinds of incidents… Read More »

The REAL Reason McDonalds Ice Cream Machines Are Always Broken – YouTube

By | April 26, 2021

TL;DW: The McDonald’s corporation forces franchisees to purchase a particular model of Taylor ice cream machines. These ice cream machines are finicky, prone to error, and hard to diagnose, which makes franchisees call someone to repair them. By contract, only Taylor’s repair department is allowed to work on Taylor ice cream machines. It’s expensive. Service… Read More »

The Ease of Tracking Mobile Phones of U.S. Soldiers in Hot Spots – WSJ

By | April 26, 2021

The U.S. government has built robust programs to track terrorists and criminals through warrantless access to commercial data. Many vendors now provide global location information from mobile phones to intelligence, military and law-enforcement organizations. Source: The Ease of Tracking Mobile Phones of U.S. Soldiers in Hot Spots – WSJ It doesn’t really matter how much… Read More »