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The web responds to the death of hacker-activist Aaron Swartz — Tech News and Analysis

The web responds to the death of hacker-activist Aaron Swartz — Tech News and Analysis.

Finally closing all bank/brokerage accounts with virtual keyboards

UPDATE: I don’t recommend Schwab anymore 4 years ago I blogged about how much I hated financial sites with virtual keyboards. They are inconvenient, and they encourage shorter, easier to type, less secure passwords. Also 1Password can’t automatically fill them. I tweeted about it once and @tradeking replied and said it was to prevent keyloggers. [...]

Ripping Off The Bloody Band-Aid | massive greatness by MG Siegler

Apple chose to rip off the band-aid. via Ripping Off The Bloody Band-Aid | massive greatness by MG Siegler. Yup.

@TextExpander snippets to get your external and NIC IPs

If you’re developing iOS apps that talk development servers on your machine running Pow, chances are you are using xip.io URLs in your AppDelegate. I’m tired of finding my IP and pasting it in, so I’ve created these @TextExpander snippets: The interface name (en?) might vary on your Mac.

The real reason we’re upset about Sparrow’s acquisition

This is the core of the disappointment that many of us feel with the Sparrow acquisition. It’s not about the $15 or less we spent on the apps. It’s not about the team’s well-deserved payout. It’s about the loss of faith in a philosophy that we thought was a sustainable way to ensure a healthy [...]

late bloomer, not a loser. I hope by Dave McClure

and so here I am: still standing in the arena, in hand-to-hand combat with demons mostly of my own making, aiming to make a small dent in the universe. nowhere near a great success story, yet fighting the good fight and perhaps helping others to achieve greatness as I attempt a bit of my own. [...]

Rands In Repose: Someone is Coming to Eat You

the future is invented by the people who don’t give a shit about the past. Rands In Repose: Someone is Coming to Eat You.

Finally reverted Lion’s clamshell setting back to that of Snow Leopard

Lion has this feature to switch to the external display when you close the lid of your Mac laptop. It seems like a welcomed feature at first. I do a lot of screen sharing over iChat/Messages Beta, and had to switch from dual-desktop to single-screen for screen sharing to work nicely. In Snow Leopard I [...]

High Scalability – Tumblr Architecture – 15 Billion Page Views a Month and Harder to Scale than Twitter

Interesting read on Tumblr architecture. High Scalability – Tumblr Architecture – 15 Billion Page Views a Month and Harder to Scale than Twitter.

If you see weirdness when using jquery.iframe-transport.js and/or remotipart…

This took a while to figure out. Remotipart overrides the render function in Rails to return the response in a textarea that jquery.iframe-transport.js expects to see, if you’re working with JSON (and who isn’t?), make sure you don’t have any type of JSON pretty-formatter browser add-on/plugin/extension installed. That is all. And AJAX file upload still [...]