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Kevin Marks

•Do early design work in small, invested groups
•Design in the open, but away from the bright lights of the big stage
•Iterate furiously early on because once it’s in the web, it’s forever
•Prioritise interop over perfect specs
https://infrequently.org/2018/06/effective-standards-work-part-2-threading-the-needle/

Kevin Marks

Standards are documentation, not legislation. They explain how to make your code do the same thing as mine. Sadly, we write them in an imperative voice, and don't explain how we chose them. @slightlylate has more to say: https://infrequently.org/2018/06/effective-standards-work-part-1-the-lay-of-the-land/

Kevin Marks

“There are too many variables to consider. The point of CSS is to make it so you don’t have to worry about them all. Define some constraints. Let the language work out the details.” https://keithjgrant.com/posts/2018/06/resilient-declarative-contextual/
CSS as an AI-like language? Prolog?

Kevin Marks

As predicted, Facebook uses their privacy debacles as an excuse to lock out genuine data portability apps. https://snarfed.org/2018-06-07_turning-off-facebook-for-bridgy

Kevin Marks

Wait, @Twitter cannot separate content created before and after the user was 13? Seems like a straightforward condition to me, given that every tweet has a timestamp. Mind you, tweets from the first 3 years get exported with time set to midnight.

Kevin Marks

As we count down to Christmas on the 25th May, @dsearls explains why you may need to rethink your entire approach to communicating with people. Talk to them. Assume they are human. Don't treat them as eyeballs attached to wallets. https://blogs.harvard.edu/doc/2018/05/12/gdpr/

Kevin Marks

My notes from Future Blockchain Summit day 2: http://www.kevinmarks.com/futureblockchain2018-05-03.html
Jamie Burke: “All hedge fund senior partners are waiting on the sidelines to enter crypto currency markets, but there is not enough liquidity for them - they will break the market.”

Kevin Marks

“In every case, the campaigns aimed to ape the style and habits of actual activists, and they caught on to the degree that they seemed human. The content didn’t need to be accurate or fair to be effective; it just needed to seem human, and humans with beating hearts are uniquely able to dispel the whiff of the uncanny from an automated script.” Social Media Makes Us Soldiers in the War Against Ourselves - Wired http://nzzl.us/KgufPgY

Kevin Marks

My notes from Future Blockchain Summit this morning - see what got me suspended from @Twitter for typing too fast http://www.kevinmarks.com/futureblockchain2018-05-02.html

Kevin Marks

Twitter has blocked me because my live tweeting looked automated, and are asking me to respond to a phone number I don't have any more to unlock my account. I wonder if they can use the rel-me to this site to see that it is me and not a bot?