JRandal
JRandal
loran@cats.pm
JRandal
 Brazil,  
'I felt exposed online': how to disappear from the internet | World news | The Guardian
“People see the digital realm as being this separate thing, something close to unreal,” Ahearn says. “But it’s all the same thing. Would you put a picture of your child on a billboard next to a highway alongside your family name? Of course not. But people do it online all the time. And it’s not a problem. Until it is.”


#internet #safety #privacy
 Brazil,  
After 5 years and $3M, here's everything we've learned from building Ghost
Centralised wins on simplicity, Open source wins on flexibility
This is the really big one.

When we started out, we tried to make everything as simple and user-focused as possible. Our intent was to make the app as easy to use as any closed source platform, but with the added bonus of actually being open source with a socially positive business model.

Most open source software has terrible UI design, so we would have great UI design and it would be the best of both worlds!

This falls apart almost immediately. For example: if you build a centralised service - you can solve authentication, search and image optimisation pretty easily with OAuth, Algolia and imgix. It costs you minimal engineering time and a few dollars to set up so your users have a wonderful experience with absolutely no overhead.

Try to build the same thing as a decentralised product and every one of your users has to set up their own Twitter developer apps, Algolia API keys and imgix accounts + configurations. Each service has to be set up, connected and paid for. A significantly high level of technical expertise is required to even get it all slightly working. The average non-technical user doesn't have a single hope in hell of getting it working let alone having a good experience.

We spent several years trying to engineer our way out of this in increasingly complex ways, so that people could set up a publication on Ghost with the same level of ease as they do on Medium. In part, because that's what people were demanding. We never even got close. It's just not how modern web technology works.

Decentralised platforms fundamentally cannot compete on ease of setup. Nothing beats the UX of signing up for a centralised application.


Read the "But" that follows.

#internet
 Brazil,  
 Brazil,  
Helped DD assemble a smallish dining room table. Now I remember why I never bought toys that had the label, "Some assembly required."

#life
  
I don't mind the assembly. What gets me every time is how badly the instructions were mangled in translation from either Swedish or Chinese. If you can find instructions that originated in your native language, it's usually not too bad; but countries that speak your native language stopped making furniture decades ago and are now importing it in flat-packs from Sweden or China.
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All we saw were charts and numbers, no text. So maybe they're getting smarter about that.
 Brazil,  
 Brazil,  
Happy birthday @Mike Macgirvin ! Hope it was a happy and pleasant time for you.
 Brazil,  
DD graduates today magna cum laude with business admin degree. Proud parents. Next, MBA degree.

Image/photo

#family #thankful
  
E ela é brasileira, mano! :)
  
Congratulations to her and to you, proud father!
  
Felicitations!
 Brazil,  
Younger brother going through difficulties. My heart goes out to him, prayers up for him.

#family
  
Image/photo
 Brazil,  
In regions of yesteryear, where cemeteries are full of relatives and friends.

#life
  
Life is big - and long, hopefully.
  
Bigger than any of us, for sure.

I'm going for the long of eternal.
 Brazil,  
Firstborn’s birthday today. Mexican restaurants busy. We went with pizza.

#family

 Brazil,  
I changed the automatic opening view to my channel home. From there, clicking on the notifications icons, both the round and the triangle, will not open the list. I have to click on the network activity to get them to open. Is this an intentional behavior? @Hubzilla Support Forum+

And as always, I forget which link to insert for the support forum, with or without the "+".

Off to enjoy the Firstborn's birthday supper out at the eatery of his choice.

#Hubzilla #in awe
 Brazil,  
Drag and drop was mentioned by @Andrew Manning Thanks for the tip. Didn't realize it could be done here:

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One of the Missus.

Very cool, this feature.

#family #cool
  
Nice picture of the Missus! :-)
 Brazil,  
Destination of a long journey reached. Needed: rest, food, bath. So have travelers in all eras needed after a trek, be it on foot, by carriage, or by a flying metal tube.

#travel
  
OT
parece que o 'delay' no hub melhorou ;)
  
Oba! Que bom! Quanto mais rápido melhor. Obrigado pela observação. OT sempre é bom.
 Brazil,  
The double blessing of Psalm 119 – Walking with God
The law was a sign of God’s blessing, and not (as many denominations insist) a burden.


#devotional #Isaiah #law #Psalms
 Brazil,  
cats.pm appears to be down. Not able to access it. Good thing I can slide over to hub.vilarejo.pro.br.
 Brazil,  
Going with wife, the Middleman son and family this morning to a farm-type restaurant for a big breakfast, on the highway south of SJC toward the coast. I can never do justice to these all-you-can eat places, but I'll give it the old college try.

#fun #daytrip #outings #family
 Brazil,  
Lendo a Bíblia com o Coração e a Mente
Em Lendo a Bíblia com o coração e a mente, Tremper Longman III o ajudará à descobrir o poder das Escrituras para moldar o seu caráter segundo o caráter de Cristo. "Embora a Bíblia seja poderosa", escreve Longman, "não mudamos apenas o porque a lemos. Nossa mente pode estar envolvida, mas alguma coisa a mais precisa acontecer com o nosso coração."

Parece interessante, espero que seja algo mais do que oba-oba. O autor é cara sério pelo que sei, embora da linha reformada.

#livros #Bíblia #hermenêutica