• "…killing off links is a strategy. It may be presented as a cost-saving measure, or as a way of reducing the sharing of untrusted links. But it is a strategy, designed to keep people from the open web, the place where they can control how, and whether, someone makes money off of an audience. The web is where we can make sites that don’t abuse data in the ways that Facebook properties do.

    Links take us to places where we can make choices that Instagram never would."

    It never ceases to infuriate me that links on Instagram just don't work. "Link in bio" drives me spare, and worst of all, it is never the fault of the people resorting to it. This is good stuff from Anil Dash.

  • Yes, you can put the Dock in the Touch Bar, but the other utilities it adds are pretty good too. So I'm giving this a go for a while. I mean, what else are you going to do with the Touch Bar?
    (tags: mac touchbar osx )
  • "Look, all technology breaks sometimes. I’m not saying that new is bad because it’s buggy; I promise you, the old stuff broke too. You probably do not want to go back. But there’s a difference between “the car broke down” and “the car got lost”. One is a fragility of *things*: if you drive a car, you need to take responsibility for keeping it in good shape. It’s a scarcity problem. But the latter feels more like an abundance problem: it’s fragility of *something*, I just couldn’t put my finger on what."

    I liked this paragraph.

  • "Just the Docs gives your documentation a jumpstart with a responsive Jekyll theme that is easily customizable and hosted on GitHub Pages." As used by the excellent update monome docs – this is a really great template for clear, searchable documentation. You still have to write the docs, of course, but this is a great format for that output.