• ๐Ÿ“š I finished Permanent Record by Edward Snowden. It was great and related to the issues of the day.

    During these trying times and in the months to come, power is being consolidated and itโ€™s important to consider how you can help fight for people’s privacy.


  • ๐Ÿ“… The Philly Elixir Group is meeting online, Wed April 8th at 6:00pm.

    I’m going to be doing an Introduction to Elixir talk. Stop by and find out why I’m so excited about Elixir. RSVP:


  • โšพ๏ธ jezebel.com

    Would You Have Sex With the Phillie Phanatic?

    Sports writers are getting desperate.

  • ๐Ÿง How did the tiger get a test?

  • ๐Ÿ”— An upcoming authentication solution for Phoenix - Dashbit Blog

    Since I was involved in both Devise and Elixir, I was often asked: when will you launch Devise for Phoenix? I guess the answer is now. Kind of.

  • ๐Ÿ”— OpenTelemetry is Officially in Beta! - OpenTelemetry - Medium

    the project provides a single set of language-specific APIs, SDKs, agents, and other components that you can use to collect distributed traces, metrics, and related metadata from your applications

  • ๐Ÿ”— History of Erlang and Elixir

    Be like the BEAM. Be useful.

  • ๐Ÿ“š Congrats to Richard Feldman @rtfeldman for the release of Elm in Action.

    While I prefer Request/Response style web apps, if you need something very interactive Elm is a great option to consider. I’m sure many will love this book.


  • ๐Ÿ”— Scripting News: Friday, April 3, 2020

    I think what Bill Gates is doing is terrific, but it’s ironic that the thing that helped the Mac take over from Windows were viruses, and Microsoft’s refusal at first to do anything about them.

    LOL. ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • ๐Ÿ˜ข How can @SparkMailApp for Mac have so many features but lack any kind of customizable reading font choice? It is a basic usability / accessibility need for people with bad eyesight.

  • ๐Ÿ”— Color schemes for default macOS Terminal.app

    I went with a slightly modified “Galaxy”.


  • ๐Ÿ˜ญ Nothing like a fresh install of Mac OS X to remind me itโ€™s a buggy piece of shit.

  • โœ๏ธ Open Office Hours

    If youโ€™d like a free, casual consultation about your project or code issues (iOS, Swift, Elixir, HTML) please schedule an online meeting.


  • ๐ŸŽฎ arstechnica.com

    The year of Mario: A ton of classic 3D games reportedly coming to Switch in 2020

    I hope this is true.

  • โœ๏ธ Meetup Finds New Owners and I Welcome the Competition

    Even though I consider us competitors Iโ€™m thrilled Meetup is out of the shadow of WeWork.


    cc/ @clubhousehost

  • ๐Ÿ–– Todays Lunch Trek is a Wesley episode. You know the one, where everyone is mad and frustrated with Wesley. That one. ๐Ÿคช

  • ๐Ÿ“… The Philly Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise conference has moved online. It’s April 14-15 and has a new low registration cost of $99.

    I’ve always enjoyed ETE as it is a nice way to hear some fresh ideas. ๐Ÿ‘


  • ๐ŸŽฎ๐ŸŽต Did you know you can pretty much search for any video game soundtrack on YouTube? Todays hits for me have included Link to the Past, Mario 64 and SimCity (SNES).

    “sim city snes ost”

    OST: Original Soundtrack

  • โœ๏ธ Zoom / Google Hangout Alternatives

    One item of homework for myself is to investigate alternatives for my own meetup and other projects that better respect the privacy of users.


  • ๐Ÿค  Arthur, I have a plan.

  • ๐Ÿ˜ญ (Temporarily) removed the Phillies link from my bookmark bar. Sad times.

  • ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Just saw a major overhaul of the Slack UI pushed out to (some of) my groups. I couldn’t think of a worst time to do so.

    Why would you change your platform’s UI during peak usage?

    I know most people who read this are tech savvy and can deal, but so many more can not.

  • ๐Ÿ˜ฐ What is the Micro.Blog version of Google Hangouts / Zoom? You know the video chat service built on standards that I can use for meetings without selling my privacy soul?

  • ๐ŸŽฎ Good Job! looks fun.


  • โœ๏ธ Things Change Fast

    I think it would be bizarre to look back at my blog and not find any writings about the Coronavirus, so here we go. My recollection of personal events so far.


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