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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

“I’m interested in people who know there is a choice in how you see the world, and what you do and think in this world. I am one of those people, and I design for them.” @christydena http://www.christydena.com/2018/06/the-two-markets-finding-your-kin/

Kevin Marks

“I’m interested in people who know there is a choice in how you see the world, and what you do and think in this world. I am one of those people, and I design for them.” @christydena http://www.christydena.com/2018/06/the-two-markets-finding-your-kin/

Kevin Marks

My notes from yesterday: http://www.kevinmarks.com/teacamp2018-06-07.html
@jacquitaylorfb: "GDPR is about building our web world with privacy at the core - so citizens can trust us"
@teacamplondon @baskers

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

“GitHub makes it easier for large, loosely coordinated groups of programmers—in corporations, for instance—to use git. It has a well-designed web interface. If you don’t think that’s worth $7.5 billion, you’ve never read the git manual.” @ftrain https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-06/github-is-microsoft-s-7-5-billion-undo-button

Kevin Marks

“Possibly to make Suzhou’s program feel a bit less Orwellian, the scheme is named after a flower popularly used in teas and cakes” http://www.wired.co.uk/article/china-social-credit
“Under the spreading chestnut tree, I sold you and you sold me.” —Orwell

Kevin Marks

“Once railway technology arrives, we can double the speed again to 16 mph – roughly the limit on early lines like Stockton-Darlington or Manchester-Liverpool.” - Stockton to Darlington now takes 55 minutes for 12 miles https://traintimes.org.uk/stockton/darlington/10:00/today https://www.citymetric.com/transport/here-s-why-high-speed-trains-don-t-always-save-much-time-3949 @benhouchen

Kevin Marks

This Rocket podcast where @film_girl and @Spacekatgal interview @ethomson (Microsoft's ex-github PM for version control and @libgit2 lead) is great context for today's big news about $MSFT buying @github http://relay.fm/rocket/174