June 17, 2017
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Semisonic playing the 20th anniversary of Great Divide at First Avenue.
Jun 16, 2017, 10:10 PM
64–98 N 7th St Minneapolis MN 55403 United States.
💬 Nice writeup on the big changes in iOS 11 for iPad. I’m really excited about all the things that will be opened up with this next release. I can see shifting even more of my office work to the iPad.
💬 We are all heading to St. Louis later this summer to be in the path of the total solar eclipse. I need to figure out how to do the photography! 📷
💬 I cut the cord on cable TV several years ago. It’s not surprising that the Netflix subscriber count has grown and surpassed. The surprising part to me is that cable TV numbers are not dropping faster. I wonder how many of those are effectively no cost subscriptions bundled with Internet service. The last time we signed an agreement with Comcast they charged $10 *more* a month to *not* have cable TV!
💬 Really big move. Amazon just got an impressive footprint in a lot of cities. It will be interesting to see what they do with this. It does strike me that the Whole Foods premium brand isn't necessarily in the same place as Amazon's.
💬 This is a terrible headline for this article. The article is about maintaining technical proficiency which I agree completely with. If as a CTO you are taking sprint points in your deliverables? I think your doing it wrong. You do need to be super connected to the work and the technology though. You do that by continuing to embrace your craft in many ways.
💬 First thing here is the fact that Pinboard bought Delicious for $35,000. According to Crunchbase Delicious had Amazon, Marc Andreessen, Tim O'Reilly, Union Square Ventures, Esther Dyson and other investors in various rounds. Second, connecting with some extremely passionate and enthusiastic users (fandom in this case) and evolving your road map with them is a proven path.
💬 This totally reminds me of the 'pirates and global warming' meme (search that if you aren't familiar), but this one makes me laugh more. 😊
💬 Great article by my former book club friend Dan Frankowski. Dan is immensely smart at this stuff and it’s cool to see him putting together his thoughts on approaching data science.
💬 I don't know that I really understand this situation but it makes my head spin a bit.
💬 The decision trees with desired outcomes here remind me a lot of how computers play chess.
💬 Try to approach this topic outside of the partisan noise going on right now and you may, like me, come to the conclusion that attacks against digital election systems have such an immense ROI for State level activities that this has to be happening at a large scale.
💬 This is an interesting topic and good article. On top of it though it is from Intercom and I have been immensely impressed with their product. The driver, approver, contributor and informed (DACI) is an interesting model I hadn't seen before.
💬 This is a huge addition for enterprises using GitHub. GitHub is clearly getting a lot of push from companies that are using it and by far the weakest area was in the identity and access management area.
💬 I’ve really liked my Eero units at home. I switched to Eero early in the year and have seen better performance and coverage since. Being able to administer everything from my phone is a win too. Glad to see Eero continuing to move forward with new, and compatible, hardware.
💬 More co-working space coming to Minneapolis. CoCo is our local grown space. It will be interesting to see how this compares to what CoCo does.
💬 If you want to talk iPad Frederico Viticci is the guy. Thorough writeup on the new 10.5" iPad Pro. Spoiler alert, he loves it. :-)
💬 The new iPad Pro's sound amazing. I love what Apple is working on in display technology. They are pushing this to a place where we won't think about it as a display because there is no latency and it is visually consistent with every other medium we know.
💬 The real world potential of cyberattacks continue to grow. Tech is doing a lot here, but is it enough.
💬 Everything about this is so awesome. The name, the logo (pacifier!) and the entire concept. A social network filled with completely inane bot activity. Your actions are reinforced by likes from bots. I can’t figure out how cynical this is, but it’s a perfect on-ramp to dozens of dystopian sci-fi novels.
💬 This isn't at all surprising but falls in the category of 'when you thought it couldn't get any worse, then this.' Remember when you read that diversity in tech is a culture problem.
💬 I think a lot about digital tracking and privacy online. It worries me greatly as one of the least appreciated aspects of so much activity online. People shrug this off as not important but nearly everyone does that with no appreciation of the issue or how deep the surveillance goes. I haven't read this whole report, but it’s on my list to read in it’s entirety. I think I’m going to start using the word surveillance instead of tracking. It’s more accurate.
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