Kategoriarkiv: Development

Best headline yet. Also, save your internet

Julia Reda (previously) has a point in her article, summarized in its title: “Out-of-control censorship machines removed my article warning of out-of-control censorship machines“. Yes, this is related to the EU work on new regulation of digital copyright, which unfortunately … Læs resten

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Kafka would not have been proud

He would have been right. In case you have missed it, read Ibrahim Diallo’s “The Machine Fired Me“, of how he was fired prematurely from his contract and it took 3 weeks for anyone to be able to correct the … Læs resten

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Breakage as the ultimate developer sin

I think backward compatibility is the most important thing to consider when developing a product. I understand there can be a reason for breaking compatibility, but the choice of doing so is made by the developer and the cost of … Læs resten

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Too hot to handle

We recently bought a new laptop and then I saw this review of gaming laptops. We didn’t buy a gaming laptop as such, but this section about the Razer Blade 2016 – the more recent Razer Blades use less-than-optimal-for-gaming graphics … Læs resten

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End users

😡 PSA: END USERS ARE NOT STUPID, THEY'RE JUST NOT INTIMATELY FAMILIAR WITH YOUR PRODUCTS. Making assumptions about background and setting up intellectual barriers – in documentation, in release notes, in error messages – helps no one, and discourages use … Læs resten

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Portability

Everyone should have a blog. But nothing lasts forever and even though WordPress is the giant it is today and seem capable of going on forever, there are no guarantees. So, as with any other choice of platform, you should … Læs resten

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Manual work is a bug

In IT manual work is a bug and the fix is Document the steps Create automation equivalents Create automation Self-service and autonomous systems I would argue that this is also true for all manual office work, anywhere. The AI Lawyer … Læs resten

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Obligatory DRM post

DRM is bad. DRM doesn’t protect against piracy, it’s more likely to encourage piracy. And DRM is not in the interest of content creators or distributors. This illustration from dnd01 demonstrates this perfectly.  

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Message from the future

I just wish it was a bit more useful than a repeat of a message I just received. I received a text message and then, 2 minutes later, received a notification that I would, in 3 minutes, receive a copy … Læs resten

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The creepiness factor

I just bought a rather specific piece of clothing. I didn’t search for it, I knew exactly which website I needed to go to order it, went there and purchased it. The day after, Youtube started recommending me videos of … Læs resten

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