Amidst all the excitement around Twitter open sourcing its “algorithm,” one bit is easy to miss: they licensed it as AGPL. That means anyone else who uses it will have to open source their code too, even cloud-based web sites and services, but Twitter themselves are under no such obligation to open source the rest of their code. Clever!
Saddest casualty of the Twitter API apocalypse, bar none: emojitracker.com.
Setting up a Bridgy Fed demo for tomorrow. Hello FediForum!
Pouring one out for Gordon Moore, what a legend. Truly one of our forefathers. We’ll all be forever in your debt.
Content negotiation considered harmful
Content negotiation is a feature of HTTP that lets clients ask for, and servers return, different content types based on the request’s
Sounds great, right? Well, no. Content negotiation is the classic example of an idea that sounds good in theory, but for the vast majority of web developers, turns out to be net harmful in practice. A few reasons: Continue reading
Europe is the weirdest continent. I mean, Australia? Sure. Africa, North America, South America, definitely. But why does this awkward little spiky corner of Asia get to be its own whole thing, geographically? Weird.
OH: “Fortnite is the Facebook of video games.”
not for long
Human beings are both novelty seeking and change averse. We want everything to be both new and familiar, at the same time. It’s the worst. 😆
A phrase that has a single, often bawdy, meaning and is lacking in subtlety or cleverness.