I have opened myself to charges of the most monstrous hypocrisy by championing open source and free software while simultaneously using proprietary systems here and there, hither and yon. I hold my hand up to the sin of being inconsistent – hypocrisy is going a bit far I think. I am no purist or fanatic … Continue reading Stephen Fry on Ideological Maximalism
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The UK government has a new policy for controlling IT contracts, and it's worth importing to the United States.
Mine, too. I have two Airport routers. Things were working great for a little over a month. Then the Chromecast disappeared. After a thousand reboots and reconfigurations, here's what fixed it: set the channel on the 2.4GHz network. It instantly reappeared on all my devices. Chromecast engineers: die in a fire.
How a WordPress child theme can override and replace its parent's wp_title() filter. Riveting stuff.
The folks over at AEI didn't care for the recent Planet Money episode on US broadband policy. Specifically, the notion that US retail Internet service is abysmal. They did not convince me.
The Open Security Technology program at DHS can help with stuff like Heartbleed. They're underfunded.
"Culture" is meaningless, lazy, and absolves us of responsibility for our work. So stop saying it.
Co.Design has a short piece on the attempted redesign of Wikipedia. The team was open and transparent, and the reactionaries poured out of the woodwork. It's an object lesson in collaborative design work.
RSS Subscription Extension is broken. I figured out how to get my orange RSS icon back where it belongs.