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Kevin Marks
webdevelopment 23,993 followers
total usability fail on the job ad is pleasingly illustrative '@UKParliament seeks director Parly Digital Service jobs.theguardian.com/job/4950535/di… '
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So, like, I want to do a talk now. It's gonna be called, "All Your Databases Are Shit".
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I do think Shanley is right on about the lack of meaningful diversity in the #indieweb community. We need to work real hard on that.
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The #indieweb has never been about declaring independence *from* the internet. It's individuals making independent websites.
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@kevinmarks If you don't mind, I'm definitely borrowing "databasesplaining". That's a word I've been seeking for years!
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» @gruber: Apps should not be allowed to say they’re updated for iOS 8 if they don’t support the new display sizes.« epeus.blogspot.com/2013/06/how-ap…
The fourth and final part of my series on Scotland, and how it affects the world: medium.com/message/scotla…
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We don't have to agree about datastore, programming language, host or much of anything. We all make HTML pages served over HTTP. #indieweb
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My website is made by me. It's part of the #indieweb. I use a database (pg) as my primary data store. It's my site. Yours can do whatever.
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Scottishness as an identity was always denied to me while living in Scotland but now I live in England it's a cornerstone of how folk see me
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Hm, I post a #killalldatabases hashtag; then get hours of databasesplaining. Is "the database antipattern" the SCUM manifesto?
If there's going to be an English parliament, where should it be? I like the idea of York.
. @shanley why do you publish articles? On html and on paper? Would databases represent the ideas better? Or are they limited?
So, @duckinator, when you search for something do you write a sql query? Or do you ask Google, who crawls the web?
If you'll give me 5 minutes @mirell @shanley here's another version of the argument youtube.com/watch?v=cplwty…
Ok, we’re doing this, SF #xoxofest meetup Oct 5. (There will be food trucks.) docs.google.com/forms/d/1vL-HR… (thanks @rsingel for enthusiasm)
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looking at this variant, there are a lot of votes left to come - Edinburgh, Fife + Aberdeen can still vote Yes hard: kevinmarks.com/ref2.html
here's a tweaked version of bbc.com/news/events/sc… showing population size of councils as height kevinmarks.com/ref2.html #indyref
I think this chart world be a lot clearer if the height of the councils' bars was proportional to their population m.bbc.com/news/events/sc…
What Aaron Sorkin missed in "The Social Network." RT @givelocity_CEO Geek Culture: the joy of making things @zeynep nytimes.com/roomfordebate/…
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@SwiftOnSecurity Something you forgot or can't type, something you left on the bus, and something you cut up over the weekend.
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Tweet a Wolfram Language one-liner to @wolframtap, get back the results in a tweet: blog.wolfram.com/2014/09/18/int…
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At @xoxo, death, failure, and all of the other stuff the tech industry won't talk about: trib.al/XiUdBEY (@ftrain, @anildash)
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So @twitter why haven't you done interactive notifications on android ever? It's been years
Turn off annoying notifications: app > profile> gear > settings > @username > tweets> scroll up> toggle "tweets" off pic.twitter.com/hp6zGfW7Rl
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Twitpic is blocking @archiveteam’s efforts to save six years of photos before they’re nuked next week. geekwire.com/2014/archive-t… Not okay.
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there are boys ive known my whole life who never expressed even a lil concern for any social issue but go tf to bat in defense of rape jokes
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“Etsy’s huge growth wasn’t strongly connected to employees’ actions. This is obvious to those of us who were there.” speakerdeck.com/mcfunley/data-…
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It seems that ever e-commerce site has a Live CHAT! popup now. DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHY I'M SHOPPING ONLINE?!?!
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Not got iTunes? Joe Strummer’s London Calling episodes on the #indieweb feed.unmung.com/feed?feed=http… via @openculture @Hanifkureishi
Women can't get ahead in the games industry because we're all busy creating thousands of fake accounts to harass ourselves out of it amirite
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No, @NewsTypewriter @FitzTheReporter Full stop. Backspace. Single quote. - That's how you type a "!" on a typewriter.
Both @thinkup and @twitter analytics compare a given post's "engagement" to averages of my posts. This seems like @tinysubversions lottery
Countdown to articles on the perils of sentence autocompletion by journalists who just saw it. epeus.blogspot.com/2010/09/if-goo… (Frayn got it in 1965)
I typed "I" into the new Apple iOS keyboard and it suggested "still haven't found what I'm looking for"
How many more people are going to write xkcd.com/1068/ as a news article tonight then? @fmanjoo
Tim Maly (@doingitwrong) on being "independent" in a tightly coupled world, also incidentally about #xoxofest quietbabylon.com/2014/what-we-t…
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"among David Cameron’s amazing blunders was agreeing to a referendum in 2012 and not allowing for a third option" medium.com/p/383aeb113ea4
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"When Gregor Sandor woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous U2 album…"
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We're still asking new U.S. citizens if they're Communists or habitual drunkards. (ilw.com/forms/N445.pdf) pic.twitter.com/D6XihUKJhm
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@NotAllBhas @KarthikKakarala their system is atrocious is aimed solely at PR companies and not actual humans
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Oh, and before you special tiny group of nib-nobs go "it was all bullshit anyway", twitpic.com/135xa is deleted in 9 days.
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@gamerhandz that was actually the exact example we used, haha
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Trying to build critical infrastructure on a model that burns as much CPU as possible in a never-ending arms race is ecologically criminal.
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