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I had the start of an idea that could be part of the solution for limiting the damage of fake news.

We need “Protest Mode” on phones

Yes, it’s all very depressing and yet somewhat uplifting at the same time that so many people have the courage to resist what is going on at the moment. This happens a lot around the world, recall the “Arab Spring” was not so long ago, and this is but the most painfully close-to-home incarnation of it in the Western World. I have some ideas how software and hardware could perhaps help. Read more →

The Mac is back?

Listening to ATP #194 where John Siracusa is bemoaning the apparent exit of Apple from the “Display business”, I had an idea that might cheer him and other Mac Pro users. Read more →

Curious corners of Swift

There’s a weird niche feature of Swift that lets you use didSet on local variables. I found that you can use it to hide implementation details when calling Closure blocks similar to those you would use for a Domain-Specific Language. Read more →

One possible future for Apple Watch

Everybody’s talking about the Apple Watch around the anniversary of its first release. Most of the chatter is about how [disappointing and how slow it is](https://sixcolors.com/post/2016/02/why-slowness-is-killing-the-apple-watch/), with some countering with [how useful it is despite this](https://www.caseyliss.com/2016/4/11/poor-apple-watch).

I am in agreement with most of these viewpoints, but people who don’t think this is going to change radically in the next year or two are crazy. You only have to look at the utility gulf between a first-generation iPhone and the iPhone 4 to see this.
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