Note archive: July, 2020

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Friday, July 31st, 2020

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

Replying to a tweet from @slightlylate

I concur that impact is more important than motive.

That’s why I was surprised that you ascribed motive in your blog post (a motive that contradicts Apple’s stated motive).

Replying to a tweet from @slightlylate

I’m trying to make of it what you will, but you won’t tell me. 🙂

They claim one motive (privacy). You claim another (not wishing to expand the web platform).

Which one is true and which one is false?

Replying to a tweet from @slightlylate

Nowhere in published policy documents do Apple or Mozilla say that they do not wish to expand the web platform.

You wrote a blog post stating that Apple and Mozilla do not wish to expand the web platform.

Replying to a tweet from @slightlylate

So you’re not accusing them of lying?

You claim that they do not wish to expand the web platform.

What they have written published in policy documents is that they have privacy concerns.

Is what they are saying true?

Replying to a tweet from @slightlylate

Are they lying about their motives?

You say their motivation is that they do not wish to expand the web platform.

They say their motivation is privacy.

Is that a lie?

Replying to a tweet from @slightlylate

They also gave their reasoning (privacy concerns). You’re claiming their stated reasons aren’t their real motives.

Someone at Google, of all places, should know better than to ascribe shadowy motives to a company’s actions.

Replying to a tweet from @slightlylate

I agree. Competition is good. What isn’t good is talking about the competition using the language of conspiracy theories:

There is a contingent of browser vendors today who do not wish to expand the web platform…

Monday, July 27th, 2020

Sunday, July 26th, 2020

Saturday, July 25th, 2020

Friday, July 24th, 2020

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

Had a lovely evening stroll with fellow Clearlefties—so nice to see them in a non-screen context!

Had a lovely evening stroll with fellow Clearlefties—so nice to see them in a non-screen context!

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

If you watch that new Tom Hanks film Greyhound, you might hear a reference to huffduffing…

Monday, July 20th, 2020

Sunday, July 19th, 2020

Saturday, July 18th, 2020

Friday, July 17th, 2020

The last time I saw a comet was Hale-Bopp (or was it Hyakutake?) in ’97 …before that it was Halley’s in ’86.

Comet vintages.

Went outside to watch the ISS fly right overhead, very bright! Saw comet NEOWISE too—what a beauty!

Go outside and take a look. Trace a path from the two stars at the base of the plough towards the horizon. Use binoculars if you have them.

Thursday, July 16th, 2020

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Monday, July 13th, 2020

Sunday, July 12th, 2020

Checked in at Fox On the Downs. Sunday roast and a pint in the sun — with Jessica map

Checked in at Fox On the Downs. Sunday roast and a pint in the sun — with Jessica

Saturday, July 11th, 2020

Friday, July 10th, 2020

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Monday, July 6th, 2020

I’ve been working on this for a while…

May I present …The Clearleft Podcast!

https://podcast.clearleft.com/

Subscribe today—the first episode drops later this week.

It’s going to be a bit different. Hope you like it!

Sunday, July 5th, 2020

Saturday, July 4th, 2020

Reading Superior: The Return of Race Science by Angela Saini.

Friday, July 3rd, 2020

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

It feels like everything is falling to pieces outside, but remember that fundamentally, most people are actually nice to each other and when people aren’t nice to each other, it’s generally out of fear and hurt.

—Dan Hon

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020