The decline of RSS

Slowly over time, RSS has declined in utility. Not for technical reasons, but miserable market driven reasons.

Google is canceling Google Reader - so there goes my sync clearing house. I’ve also noticed this happening over time:

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Apple pumps up Canada, likely unknowingly.

Some stock photo use in an Apple sidebar ad for iPad has a deeper emotional connection than intended for millions of Canadians:

iPad shown adjacent to stock photo of Mom and Son wraped in HBC point blanket. iPad shown adjacent to stock photo of Mom and Son wraped in HBC point blanket.

Rocking the iPad: Hudson Bay Point Blanket style.

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Another brief announcement

We are pleased to announce the arrival of Maisie Emeline, at seven minutes past seven in the evening, Friday, January 4, 2013, weighing 3 lb 11 oz† and stretching out over sixteen and a half inches of length in the hamlet of Ocala, Florida, USA. Sister to one very excited ...

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Nice one Yahoo!

Yahoo! just gave me a 3 month extension on my Flickr Pro, for Christmas. Classy.

Thanks Marissa Mayer!

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Free Flickr Pro from Y!

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WebKit Crash. WTF.

Well this amuses me - were it not for the fact that it is keeping me from getting work done, it would be even more funny. Safari just vanishes in a puff of magic SEGV smoke. I need some more of that StringHash, WTF? [Posted from Chrome]

The stack trace:

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Starcom1 Digital to Yaesu FTM-10SR Radio Interface

I recently decided to finally install my FTM-10SR radio on the Multistrada 1200. The only catch is that I wanted to integrate it with the Starcom1 Digital intercom system I had purchased.

[more notes to come]

I had quite a bit of trouble getting this working and it isn ...

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PWM Controller Hacking

Enough people have asked about it so I figured I would write up my PWM controller that I’ve hacked together. Ultimately I’d like to make it ATtiny powered and I might have made a mistake by getting the analog version working - as it works well enough and has ...

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Amazing Video and Sound - SRB POV STS, etc.

Wow. Love the ethereal and ambience in this video. It is full of amazing footage that is at once beautiful and inspiring - as an aerospace buff.

Amazing footage and sound put together by people usually dealing with Science Fiction. I just love the footage of the orbiter peeling away after ...

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A Brief Announcement - Welcome Eamonn

We are pleased to announce the arrival of Eamonn Oliver, at three fifty-six in the afternoon, Monday, January 23, 2012, weighing 7 lb 2 oz and stretching out over nineteen inches of Penrose-St. Francis Medical Center’s finest measuring tapes in the hamlet of Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. We welcomed ...

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A Trip to Space at the Local Park

[ Originally published in Short Skip, the newsletter of the Santa Cruz County Amateur Radio Club , October 2011 ]

A few Sunday’s ago, my wife and I were congregated at an old neighbor’s house, visiting with friends from the neighborhood. The kids (ages 8 through 11) were running around and ...

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Source Repository Visualization

I rendered a quick animation of the reSIProcate project’s development history using the wonderful ‘gource‘ tool.

You can see it here if you like, in 720p/H.264. I love the flurries of activity that pop up over time.

Props to Adam H for pointing me at this tool.

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Quote of the Day: It’s the yaks.

I know, three posts in one day is really too many; but this quote really tickles my funny bone while being a solid reminder why we need some humility and introspection powers.

While discussing the requirements or principles that might guide the development of a new mail application for Mac ...

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Privacy Violations by Facebook Employees

Schneier points out that Facebook is a privacy train wreck waiting to happen; something I have long believed. People need to take heed and be careful about what they reveal to whom. We are only at the very earliest of stages with our automated privacy specification and/or features. Life ...

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A compelling replacement for make

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Having lived with make for over 20 years; I’ve decided that something has to be better. Turns out, there is something better.
I’ve been enjoying getting to know both Python and scons together for the last few months ...
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