There is a web app whose primary interfaces are touch and audio. Touch is for input. It has the affordances of a D-pad: up, down, back, forward, select. Also: options, aka right click. Implemented on a phone, these would be swipe up, swipe down, swipe left, swipe right, tap. Up and down traverse a browseable […]
The Charleston terrorist was predicted in 2010: The US is facing a surge in anti-government extremist groups and armed militias, driven by deepening hostility on the right to Barack Obama, anger over the economy, and the increasing propagation of conspiracy theories by parts of the mass media such as Fox News.
There will be an abandoned account somewhere. It still exists but nobody is checking it. It may be an abandoned blog with no new postings. A Facebook that nobody logs in to. A former frequent poster on Stack Overflow. They’re often being overwhelmed by spam. Spam accumulating is like dating genes by comparing the number […]
A personal blog is a diary that anybody can read. You might check in on your friends’ personal blogs, because their personal stories are interesting to you. But you wouldn’t read personal blogs by people you don’t know. You don’t write secrets in it because it’s not private. You don’t sweat the writing too much, […]
It was a super scary pit of doom up close. Graffiti, burning hot pavement, highest dropoff way beyond my ability. First time I turned around at the edge. 2nd time I got the courage up to jump off the edge a few inches up. Made it. Next time a little bolder – ride along a […]