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Kevin Marks

“I look at all the people in tech who are convinced they are saving the world, that what they do matters. When the money goes, and it will, that feeling will go with it.”
https://popula.com/2018/09/30/sarahs-magnum-opus/

Kevin Marks

“The CAP theorem is fundamentally asymmetrical. CP systems can guarantee consistency. AP systems do not guarantee availability (no system can guarantee 100% availability). Thus only one side of the CAP theorem opens the door for any useful guarantees.” http://dbmsmusings.blogspot.com/2018/09/newsql-database-systems-are-failing-to.html

Kevin Marks

After watching "Nadiya’s Family Favourites", iPlayer recommended this 1978 episode of Delia S,ith's Cooker Course on Spices: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p05rt7cc/delia-smiths-cookery-course-series-1-7-spices-and-fla... Is their AI being ironic?
Several minutes on salt, and Delia says she is teased about pepper.

Kevin Marks

The silos using their own failings to undermine access to their apis by genuine tools is predictable, but still disappointing.

Kevin Marks

Kevin Marks

“A friend gave me design advice once. He said to start with left-aligned black text on a white background, and to apply styling only to solve a specific problem. This is good advice.” @davetron5000
https://brutalist-web.design/

Kevin Marks

“One way of describing modern finance is that it’s a mechanism for enabling very clever, very well paid, very highly incentivised people to spend all day every day thinking of ways to get around rules. Complexity works to their advantage.” https://www.lrb.co.uk/v40/n13/john-lanchester/after-the-fall

Kevin Marks

“The truth is that the ability to build Facebook-like services is relatively common. What was rare was the moral recklessness necessary to go through with it.” @doctorow http://locusmag.com/2018/07/cory-doctorow-zucks-empire-of-oily-rags/

Kevin Marks

Aaron put together a nice clear guide to creating and sending your first webmention https://aaronparecki.com/2018/06/30/11/your-first-webmention

Kevin Marks

What if you look at separating your Yarns code into client and server, connected by microsub? That may be simplifying in structure, and if there are bits missing, that will inform the microsub spec.