The curious announcement that Pinboard has acquired Delicious

I’m not sure what to make of the announcement that Pinboard has acquired Delicious. If Maciej Ceglowski did, indeed, buy the service to preserve the bookmarks then that is a good thing for the open Web.

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A wonderful story about Steve Wozniak

I really like Dave Winer’s story about Steve Wozniak which he titled “A story about Woz“. I especially enjoyed this bit: I thought how cool. Here’s a guy who doesn’t have to care, he’s richer than god, and look at how passionate he is about the product.# I felt like I had really accomplished something.#…

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The heaviest object in the universe and other parenthood moments

All those parenthood moments

You are not the only one who encounters all those crazy parenthood moments. Here are a few that I have experienced in the last week or two. There are more and they’re hilarious … after the fact.

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Learning to code and the argument for bribing our kids to read

Our son’s new interest in learning to code prompted me to think about how I could link this hobby to persuading him to read more. In doing so, it seems to me that there is a strong argument to be made for bribery.

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Critical steps to get things done when you clearly lack focus

How to get things done

We live in a wondrous technological age that also makes it harder to get things done. This is a challenge when you have a lot of things to do. Obviously.

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The tooth fairy versus the scientific method

The tooth fairy versus the scientific method

Our daughter is about to lose a tooth and she is really hoping that a tooth fairy will arrive at the appointed time. The question is whether we should maintain the illusion of a tooth fairy (or mouse)?

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Ok Google, show me how to get things done

I recently started experimenting with Google Keep, Calendar and Reminders to get things done. I’ve only really just dipped my toe in the water but it’s been interesting so far.

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No Flickr, I didn’t take my photos in Ramallah

Flickr’s OpenStreetMap integration is a bit screwy. It took photos that I geolocated in Modi’in and geotagged them in Ramallah. Totally different city.

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