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That space between expectations and actuals isn't a "problem" to be controlled.

It's a story to be unfolded."""
A little musing about frustration and judgment v. curiosity and open-heartedness.
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When the AMP Project first launched, the initial use cases and feature development focused on building AMP to support news and blog content. However, the AMP Project’s ambition has always been maki…
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""""Augmented" is worming its way into becoming the buzz adjective du jour. Between augmented reality and human augmentation—from Pokemon Go to smart drugs to biohacking—we're priming our appetites for new experiential frontiers. We're already beginning to collide with what the transhumanists call 'H+'—the idea that an 'enhanced', or at least modified, humanity is within our grasp. So, for the next three weeks, Terraform is going to explore the concept of augmentation with three stories that examine the ramifications such fundamental experience-hacking may yield. First up, a feast for the eyes from one of the masters of the space: Bruce Sterling. Enjoy."""
Bruce Sterling stares into the brave new future of eye-hacking.
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Same technophobic art that's been around for years
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#TIL  that O'Reilly Radar is being killed/transformed.
I'm going to miss it even though it hasn't been as compelling as it used to be when started 5 years ago.

They put together a list of their top 50 posts and it's a fascinating collage:
Hadoop: What it is, how it works, and what it can do
A look at Java 7’s new features
7 ways to be a better programmer in 2014
The creep factor: How to think about big data and privacy
What is Node.js?
What is big data?
Questioning the Lambda Architecture
What is data science?
How I failed
Apple’s segmentation strategy, and the folly of conventional wisdom
Why learn C?
The future of programming
What is DevOps?
The new PHP
What is Apache Hadoop?
Got an iPhone or 3G iPad? Apple is recording your moves
How to build and run your first deep learning network
Python data tools just keep getting better
Seven reasons you should use Java again
Swarm v. Fleet v. Kubernetes v. Mesos
Dart Is Not the Language You Think It Is
How Flash changes the design of database storage engines
Continuous deployment in 5 easy steps
Building data science teams
Java 8 functional interfaces
MATLAB, R, and Julia: Languages for data analysis
What it takes to build great machine learning products
What is probabilistic programming?
Understanding the blockchain
Dennis Ritchie Day
Get started with Hadoop: From evaluation to your first production cluster
Developing cross-platform mobile apps with C#
Why a JavaScript hater thinks everyone needs to learn JavaScript in the
next year
Work on Stuff that Matters: First Principles
Why local state is a fundamental primitive in stream processing
Why the data center needs an operating system
Do one thing…
Seven Java projects that changed the world
A concrete approach to learning how to program
Shark: Real-time queries and analytics for big data
Web application development is different (and better)
New school C
Simplifying Django
10 Elasticsearch metrics to watch
Which Language Should You Learn First?
The secrets of Node’s success
The world beyond batch: Streaming 101
Parsing HTML with Perl
Wouldn’t it be fun to build your own Google?
Automation Myths

O'Reilly Radar's methodology is simple: draw from the wisdom of alpha geeks, amplifying these signals, and see where they fit into the innovation ecology.
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I followed it for a while. There were some excellent pieces, but I found that the bandwagon-hype noise far drowned out the signal, and I ended up droping it from my RSS subscriptions (IIRC) after a couple of years.
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"""No big surprise here: Tsu, a social network that worked around the App Store’s rules on pay-per-installs, incentivized its users to create content, rewarded people for signing up friends, and got banned from Facebook for spamming, has now shut down. Yes, “pay you to post” and “pay you to friend” turns out to be an unsustainable business model, after all. According to a message on the Tsu website, the company claims it failed to raise an additional round of funding to keep its social network alive."""
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"""Cronet is a network library for Android and iOS Applications. Cronet is the Chromium Network stack packaged as a library: this means this stack is used every day by Chrome."""
Cronet is a network library for Android and iOS Applications. Cronet is the Chromium Network stack packaged as a library: this means this…
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+Ade Oshineye Oh. I thought perhaps it was a new formatting hack for G+ that wasn't working on my browser.

I ask because I've seen it twice in the past 2 days on G+ and I don't remember seeing it here before.

I usually just use italics to show I'm quoting the article.
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"""Ultimately, what we should have done once we had versions of the app for both Mac and iOS is switch to a subscription model. Make the apps free downloads on all platforms, and charge somewhere around $15/year for sync accounts. That’s where the industry is going. """

It's fascinating to see him gloss over his own biggest insight: if you have recurring costs then you need to have recurring revenue or you will go out of business.

I use and love Simplenote but given that they don't make any money I'm aware that will end badly. Either their patron (Wordpress/Automattic) will evolve the product in horrible directions or it will get quietly shut down.

On the bright side Simplenote recently open sourced their client apps: for iOS, Android and Mac. There's always the possibility that they'll open source their App Engine sync back-end and I'll be able to run my own instance.
Vesper, Adieu. Tuesday, 23 August 2016. What Happened. In December 2012, I started a company with my friends Brent Simmons and Dave Wiskus. We named it Q Branch. In June 2013, we launched our first and only product: an iPhone notes app called Vesper. Yesterday, we announced that development was ...
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«Make the apps free downloads on all platforms, and charge somewhere around $15/year for sync accounts.»

I wonder how many people would have been willing to pay $15/year just for syncing notes. I know iOS users are different, but there are very few things I'm willing to pay subscriptions for online: GitHub is one, web hosting is a second, and I'm stumped right now trying to think of a third (I did use a paid version of ZoHo CRM a few years back).

Maybe they did the best they could after all — there just wasn't any path out of the maze for creating a viable, multi-person business around yet another note-taking app.
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"""One block: a recurrent neural network, fruit of the deep learning boom, able to model and generate sequences of characters with spooky verisimilitude. Snap!

Another block: a powerfully extensible text editor. Snap!

Together: responsive, inline “autocomplete” powered by an RNN trained on a corpus of old sci-fi stories.

If I had to offer an extravagant analogy (and I do) I’d say it’s like writing with a deranged but very well-read parrot on your shoulder. Anytime you feel brave enough to ask for a suggestion, you press tab, and…"""
Links to rnn-writer and torch-rnn-server, along with a few related notes.
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Modernizing OAuth interactions in Native Apps for Better Usability and Security

In the coming months, we will no longer allow OAuth requests in embedded browsers known as “web-views.” We’ve recently published a number of libraries and samples that demonstrate new best practices for Sign-in and OAuth that are more secure, and more usable, to help you migrate.
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+Kristian Serrano exactly. I don't use those apps either, but I want to! Hopefully soon we can :-)
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My thoughts on conversational interfaces, and why Alexa is now the market leader. If Siri, Google Now, and Cortana aren't studying Alexa very closely, they should be!
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+Keith Milner that's why I'm curious to see how Alexa will work with the Pebble:
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Nice find Ade.
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I make things (code/photos/words) and wave my arms around a lot when I talk.

I'm a Developer Advocate at Google.

I'm also the co-author of O'Reilly's "Apprenticeship Patterns: Guidance for the aspiring software craftsman" and you can find out more about that book here:

I'm also part of the small team behind which is an attempt to see if we can successfully apply the techniques of user experience professionals to products and tools for developers. We call it Developer Experience or #devexp for short.

I believe that identity, like truth, is performed rather than expressed so here are some links that may help you understand who I am and what I do:
I help run a handful of Google+ Pages:
I participate in a handful of public Google+ Communities:
There are others but they're either private or delightfully obscure.

You can see recordings of various talks/presentations I've given: and you can read about the tools I use:
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