Wednesday, January 26th, 2022
Wednesday, January 19th, 2022
Sunday, January 16th, 2022
A fascinating look at what it might take to create a truly sunstainable long-term computer.
Saturday, January 8th, 2022
This is something I bump against over and over again: so-called evergreen browsers that can’t actually be updated because of operating system limits.
From what I could gather, the version of Chrome was tied to ChromeOS which couldn’t be updated because of the hardware. No new ChromeOS meant no new Chrome which meant stuck at version 76.
But what about the iPad? I discovered that my Mom’s iPad was a 1st generation iPad Air. Apple stopped supporting that device in iOS 12, which means it was stuck with whatever version of Safari last shipped with iOS 12.
So I had two older browsers that couldn’t be updated. It was device obsolescence because you couldn’t install the latest browser.
Websites stop working and the only solution is to buy a whole new device.
Friday, December 31st, 2021
Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021
Friday, December 17th, 2021
Friday, December 10th, 2021
We invite software developers to do their part, by
- ensuring their users can conveniently obtain a link to the currently open or selected resource via a user interface; and
- providing an application programming interface (API) to obtain or construct a link to that resource (i.e., to get its address and name).
Saturday, December 4th, 2021
I think Baldur is onto something here with his categorisation of software. There’s the software based on innovation, something truly novel:
Innovation’s the word. Pushing the boundaries. You know the phrases. Usually spouted by that dude at the party.
Then there’s the software based on itertion, making a better version of a proven tool:
We are now in a place where we have entire genres of software that have decades of history, are backed by stacks of new and old research, have dozens of successful, well-made exemplar apps, and a broad enough conceptual space to allow for new variations on the theme.
In short, we have genre software and we have avant-garde software, and I’ve always been more interested in genre fiction than literary fiction.
Wednesday, December 1st, 2021
Monday, November 22nd, 2021
Thursday, November 18th, 2021
Monday, November 15th, 2021
Sunday, November 14th, 2021
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021
Sunday, October 31st, 2021
Wednesday, October 27th, 2021
Sunday, October 24th, 2021
Saturday, October 23rd, 2021
Friday, October 22nd, 2021