But real problems are messy. Tech culture prefers to solve harder, more abstract problems that haven’t been sullied by contact with reality. So they worry about how to give Mars an earth-like climate, rather than how to give Earth an earth-like climate. They debate how to make a morally benevolent God-like AI, rather than figuring out how to put ethical guard rails around the more pedestrian AI they are introducing into every area of people’s lives.
This is definitely the best review of any of my books.
Remember when I mentioned that you can get free certificates from Amazon now? Well, Oliver has written an in-depth step-by-step description of how he got his static site all set up with HTTPS.
More of this please! Share your experiences with moving to TLS—the more, the better.
If you’re hosting with Amazon, you now get HTTPS for free.
Oh, what a spray! What a lovely spray!
These are like chindogu, but they’re all available from Amazon with accompanying reviews.
Amazon will now pay you for your old video games. Good move.
A nifty idea to help you people save on postage by clubbing together to make a single Amazon purchase.
You can now store (and scale) MySQL databases with Amazon. Handy.
"I purchased this product 4.47 Billion Years ago and when I opened it today, it was half empty."
Since Amazon decided to require signed requests for its API, I'm going to have to use this code to keep Huffduffer and The Session working. Grrrr... cool APIs don't change.
Now *this* is how you explain technical concepts.
Indie compilations for you to download for free.
Here's a nifty little mashup from Simon: create Moo cards with book details from Amazon.
If anybody out there has some experience with the Amazon Associates Web Service API and XSLT, I could do with some help.
A superb skewering of Kindle and just about any other attempt to make book distribution digital that involves ludicrously restrictive terms of service (or worse, DRM).
Amazon is AB testing their next design iteration. Bye, bye tabs (yay!), hello fly-out menus (boo!).
There's something very Gibsonesque about this real world mashup of Google Maps and Amazon's Mechanical Turk.
Somebody needs to buy this book for Eric Meyer.
PayPal has a new competitor. Amazon is now offering a payment services to developers.