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The Year the Year-in-Review Clip Show Died

I find myself hoping 2014 is the swan song of algorithmically generated year-in-review mini-films on the various social networks. We’ve all seen Mad Men. We’ve all seen the Carousel/Facebook Timeline mashup. Nostalgia is powerful. Bond with the product. Etc. Yadda. But beyond the logo, these clip shows haven’t got a damn thing to do with the […]

JPGs, Compression, and Responsible Sharing

My former mayor, Tom Menino, is a fervent supporter of marriage equality. He recently wrote a letter slamming Chick-fil-A for effectively making opposition to marriage equality their corporate policy. As this tends to be a touchy issue, the letter has “gone viral”, as the kiddies say—but this has come with a horrible dark side. BEHOLD:

Jon Evans, writing on TechCrunch (Nov. 25, 2010)

I dislike Facebook because they’re mediocre. They have a platform and opportunity unlike anyone else, ever—and what have they done with it? Nothing. None of their so-called innovations are actually even remotely so. Copying Twitter was smart, but hardly new; ditto Foursquare. They called Facebook Groups an innovation; it’s a basic feature they should have […]

Hi sister.

A Scandal in Bohemia, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (via Project Gutenberg, obvs) Sherlock Holmes: the original Mark Zuckerberg?

‘Kindly look her up in my index, Doctor,’ murmered Holmes without opening his eyes. For many years he had adopted a system of docketing and ticketing all paragraphs concerning men and things, so that it was difficult to name a subject or a person on which he could not at once furnish information. In this […]

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Mapping the backspace key to the browser’s “Back” button has got to be one of the worst decisions in the history of software. While it’s easy to fix in Firefox, things are a bit trickier in Chrome. This BackspaceMeansBackspace plug-in takes care of things nicely.   Somewhat ironically, it’s also very hard to find this plugin with a Google Search—making this one of the few instances where Facebook’s link recommendation system might actually be helpful for users who know what they are doing. Now—can anyone find a solution in Safari?

Disable Backspace/Back Function on Google Chrome

Yeah, I want to kick it with users who are driving traffic to Fox News, People and Drudge. I hope th

Yeah, I want to kick it with users who are driving traffic to Fox News, People and Drudge. I hope they ask me to join them on Farmville, too. (source, via)

Yeah. If you want to sync Facebook’s photos to your contacts, you have to give Facebook your f

Yeah. If you want to sync Facebook’s photos to your contacts, you have to give Facebook your friends’ info—regardless of their consent or knowledge. I am especially irked that Zuckerberg’s term for this backdoor data harvesting is making them “subject to the Facebook Privacy Policy”. What a choad of a company.

Oh Facebook. Your success is becoming a monument to irrelevance technical inferiority. [related]