Mary Branscombe (marypcb) wrote,
Mary Branscombe
marypcb

My tweets

  • Wed, 12:53: #DearAllPRs if you keep sending me the same "X percent of people have fallen out with friends over Y" news, the next headline will be "X percent of journalists have fallen out with PRs over repeat mails" only it will be 100%
  • Wed, 12:57: RT @ProfChalmers: How Twitter Works, an occasional series: - Criticism of Gavin Williamson for using the word “gossip”: 322 retweets, 927…
  • Wed, 13:12: RT @levie: Shout out to all the teachers across the country who now, in addition to every other skill you already had to have, are expected…
  • Wed, 13:12: RT @PrivacyMatters: Google Chrome’s new ‘heavy ads’ blocker catches some publishers by surprise https://t.co/i9Ef02Qjvr via @digiday
  • Wed, 13:13: RT @AmarSaar: Amazing HV research asset! Thanks for doing this @aionescu! I hope more researchers will dig into the virtualization stack co…
  • Wed, 13:16: RT @starsandrobots: For you, when does the pre-call work paralysis set in? Where you are anticipating having to jump on a call so the barri…
  • Wed, 13:18: RT @aardrian: Email, paraphrased to provide context: “Hi Adrian, your 4-year-old post links to the Wayback archive of a page we deleted th…
  • Wed, 13:18: RT @gus33000: 39 work items left for @FeniceWindows 188 work items done so far Courage & motivation is key
  • Wed, 13:19: RT @hinesjumpedup: Some quick thoughts on the ‘Wikipedia Scots’ thing. Clearly this unfortunate editor has misunderstood a few things about…
  • Wed, 13:20: RT @amendlocke: We wash our hands beneath the gaze of eyes that set the skies ablaze Have mercy at the end of days COVID-19. COVID-19, COVI…
  • Wed, 13:20: RT @jhagel: Heart attacks are a leading cause of death, largely because the damage caused by one can lead to more later. Now researchers ha…
  • Wed, 13:21: RT @ASankin: As a black person in America, I am not totally clear on how a bunch of white people screaming at another white person to make…
  • Wed, 13:21: RT @allenholub: If you've told yourself that it's perfectly reasonable to work on something else while you wait: https://t.co/6xp92CeiNk
  • Wed, 13:22: RT @franakviacorka: Nobel Laureate Sviatlana Aleksievich is called to the Investigative Committee. She will be questioned in a criminal cas…
  • Wed, 13:22: RT @nancybaym: My Zoomer son says that if his peers care enough about justice to devote their entire Insta feeds to it then OF COURSE they…
  • Wed, 13:22: RT @jljcolorado: New BMJ paper by @trishgreenhalgh L, Bourouiba et al Most useful is table, showing the relative risk of activities vs the…
  • Wed, 13:22: RT @NicholasGuyatt: Setting aside the fact that British involvement in the slave trade expanded enormously in the years between the writing…
  • Wed, 13:23: RT @CT_Bergstrom: "Growing up near green space makes city children more intelligent and better-behaved": a @callin_bull thread on the risks…
  • Wed, 13:24: RT @DamianEdwards: Ok so #aspnetcore 5.0-preview.8 dropped today and is a *huge* release. Check out all the new features, please try them o…
  • Wed, 13:25: RT @alittl: @sommervilletv @JohnReedwrites Radio producer in London: “I can hear someone on a manual typewriter in the background. Can you…
  • Wed, 13:38: RT @katebevan: this, by my @whichuk colleague Lauren Merryweather, is absolutely STAGGERING. Basically scammers are falsifying inspection f…
  • Wed, 13:40: RT @Mij_Europe: Here we go. Informal discussions in EU about a potential second Brexit European Council after 15-16 Oct. Growing recognitio…
  • Wed, 13:41: RT @KateHarrisonVPA: ‘COVID-19 has exposed and illuminated the impact of Airbnb on housing, and clearly demonstrated that the problem canno…
  • Wed, 13:43: RT @uk_domain_names: Who had "24 August 2020" in the sweepstakes for "On what date will the Express newspaper tell its readership what food…
  • Wed, 13:43: RT @AyoCaesar: The Rule Britannia brouhaha is completely made up. No antiracist org has asked for it to be dropped. What’s played at The Pr…
  • Wed, 13:43: RT @StevePeers: In Andrew Neil's world, the US and USSR were unnamed extras in WWII https://t.co/0av3wzEXZ9
  • Wed, 13:44: RT @kornelski: AVIF image format is coming to Chrome next week! (and is behind a flag in Firefox) • compresses much better than WebP, JPEG…
  • Wed, 13:44: RT @JussiRoine: Dear all! As part of my #ExecutiveMBA studies, I'm doing a thesis on #advocacy (think #DevRel, Product Marketing, Advocates…
  • Wed, 13:45: RT @QuinnyPig: The interview is over. Ethics violations are dealbreakers. https://t.co/kTdr8n3vX6
  • Wed, 13:45: RT @Dossard49: Wow. How bad an appointment can Tony Abbott be? Watch the video. This man will be representing the UK around the World https…
  • Wed, 13:45: RT @furan: I remember a few times at Microsoft leaving building 10 really late, I’d see a D&D group role playing in a conference room with…
  • Wed, 13:46: RT @ASlavitt: There is a right way to introduce a vaccine. Real data. Not over-stated. With a strategy for introduction and distribution &…
  • Wed, 13:46: RT @azuredan: Next week I am on holiday and looking forward to finally playing #MicrosoftFlightSimulator Now I don't have an expensive ga…
  • Wed, 13:46: RT @redhistorian: Alarmed to hear Gavin Williamson say, on @BBCr4today, that the lesson of this year's crisis is that we need a greater foc…
  • Wed, 13:47: RT @katie_martin_fx: sure. i mean, people would settle for a functioning train, but sure, this is totes gonna happen https://t.co/qHynkYZGqv
  • Wed, 13:47: RT @padraigfd: 'British historians write almost as if Britain had introduced Negro slavery solely for the satisfaction of abolishing it.' E…
  • Wed, 13:48: RT @GrayInGlasgow: New #GERS report on 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 includes: £3.4bn removed from Scotland's accounts for UK military, £4.5bn to service Westmin…
  • Wed, 13:49: RT @DAaronovitch: If you’re a paid commentator who can’t cope with the complexities of the pandemic, find the business of borders & trade d…
  • Wed, 13:50: RT @ChassNews: An intensifying purge of disloyal Chinese Communist party officials is setting the stage for Xi Jinping to be named party ch…
  • Wed, 14:44: I'm trying to use the Android Sonos S1 app instead of the hardware controller and surely surely SURELY there is some sodding way to search my music library, not just scroll the whole sodding list like a cave person?
  • Wed, 14:45: RT @maryjofoley: Usually a 7 am door buzzer wake-up call is NOT a good thing. Today, it wasn't so bad: https://t.co/ODZARID4tG
  • Wed, 14:53: RT @ProMikeBaz: When I saw a #WindowsCE hashtag on the internal announcement for this, I thought it was a mistake - but it's not! Windows…
  • Wed, 14:55: note: @sbisson is working in a different room today, so expect an exponential increase in me tweeting things I'd otherwise just say out loud
  • Wed, 15:04: RT @jchristie: And speaking of curbside! Choosing curbside as an option on your order helps a ton. With the administration's drive to slow…
  • Wed, 15:06: this was the downside of Brexit that I *really* assumed would stop people voting for it - but love how it sounds like it's the *EU* changing the rules instead of us leaving the EU https://t.co/0hMbxsXbPE
  • Wed, 15:24: unpaid use of any service in production is always an operational risk, because it's a tragedy of the commons waiting to happen unless the service is run by a large, rich company that can afford to subsidize open source economics https://t.co/N0Dob8UMKl
  • Wed, 15:24: RT @kantrn: The anonymous pull limits have been clarified to be by IP, so anyone running container tooling behind a NAT expect to hit those…
  • Wed, 15:27: RT @starsandrobots: 1) Snacks 2) All those “hard” tasks that I am simply dreading doing. Great for the pre-call “what do I do in the next 3…
  • Wed, 15:49: there's going to be a Duo developer program (Windows Phone devs may all twitch simultaneously at the news)� https://t.co/aHIcneXzHi
  • Wed, 15:51: RT @mtholfsen: Building on insights from 2020, we're exploring what worked for #RemoteLearning, what didn’t, and what tools made the transi…
  • Wed, 18:04: RT @nicolefv: @JoshDoody I will say: As soon as someone creates an "agent" for tech -- someone who negotiates our job offers, salaries, PTO…
  • Wed, 18:05: RT @get_porter: Porter v0.28.0 is our biggest release of the year and now writing complex stateful bundles just got easier. 🙌 * Track ever…
  • Wed, 18:05: RT @Carnage4Life: A note on my prior tweet about investments like $DOCU, $ZM & $AMZN being up > 40% this year. In general, I advocate index…
  • Wed, 18:05: RT @qDot: Ok so which one of us is writing the first piece on the inherent tech colonialism that enabled the Scots Wiki Brony?
  • Wed, 18:10: RT @zcorpan: @b0rk @hsivonen The most recent property to be unprefixed is -webkit-appearance, which shipped as 'appearance' in Chrome 84 an…
  • Wed, 18:11: RT @KerryMP: Good quote in Playbook today from a former Australian High Commissioner to the U.K. “Britain asking Tony Abbott to run its tra…
  • Wed, 18:12: RT @APrettyLeaf: Excellent news out of the Fourth Circuit concerning the rights of trans students in K-12 schools, as brought by Gavin Grim…
  • Wed, 18:12: RT @ntouk: so the 'new' Government Chief Digital Officer salary is £45K lower than the old 'Government Chief Information Officer' was being…
  • Wed, 18:14: RT @PicPedant: Nice stars shining right through the shadowed part of the moon there. Also is that a southern hemisphere Milky Way? https://…
  • Wed, 18:16: RT @ashorten: Just seen the demo of the thing in @AdobeXD that is going to steal the show in the @adobemax keynote. Obviously just my persp…
  • Wed, 18:59: scenarios for Azure AD for remote work: Cached Passwords and Device Provisioning https://t.co/aGJ5hTgmv9
  • Wed, 19:27: Transcription in Office is something I really want (ideally in OneNote); the implementation in Word on the web is good enough to turn a 2018 recording of Joe Belfiore into 10k words of text almost perfectly but misses in enough places that I want much more https://t.co/aqnScTKWP6
  • Wed, 19:33: we wrote about Microsoft Immersive Reader as a service you can use to make your own apps better and more accessible earlier this year; now it's GA so any dev can use it� https://t.co/k4v9mKW2RO
  • Wed, 19:54: RT @Feorag: Fantabulosa vada at your actual Polari from dolly omi @OwainWynEvans https://t.co/sl84hBJlUD
  • Wed, 19:57: I was just thinking about foistware and the Yahoo toolbar the other night and then I go to download Acrobat *SIGH* https://t.co/aKurh8cZ8v
  • Wed, 19:58: and in response, the US adopted square dancing at scale� https://t.co/utXcCmFLBP
  • Wed, 20:00: RT @jdooley_clt: As a newly minted National Park geek, here's a pro-tip: if you aren't sure whether you are going to need the annual pass,…
  • Wed, 20:00: RT @IanColdwater: My life has been changed by the kindness people have shown to me. I'm going to spend the rest of my life paying it forwar…
  • Wed, 20:00: RT @QuinnyPig: "Nobody knows their own reputation. I'm strong at X. I'm weaker at Y. You'll forgive me if I decline to imagine what an enem…
  • Wed, 20:02: RT @akronisticlotor: Jill Stewart bought her home to speculate on its future value as an alternative to having a real retirement plan like…
  • Wed, 20:07: RT @pwnallthethings: And so anyway the winner, by fully a factor of 15 is people prefer pasting with formatting. So there you go. That's…
  • Wed, 20:08: RT @pwnallthethings: Bonus trivia: roughly 50% of people pasting do so via the button, not via Ctrl+V. Which is why the paste button in Off…
  • Wed, 20:08: RT @pwnallthethings: Also bonus for folks in infosec: that week in the random sample of 20 million users over that whole week, one person -…
  • Wed, 20:08: RT @MSFTResearch: Combining AI in end-to-end applications is a challenge. In this webinar/live Q&A Sept. 10 at 10 AM PT, Dan Bohus demos Pl…
  • Wed, 20:09: RT @DanPriceSeattle: I might be the only CEO in America to say this, but: I support a general strike. I encourage my employees to take unl…
  • Wed, 20:14: RT @_cingraham: More on this because it's still bugging me: in every single swing state I checked, searched interest for "Hatch Act" spiked…
  • Wed, 20:15: RT @SimonFraser00: Gideon I think this is not the full list... https://t.co/XK1i38zfM8
  • Wed, 20:15: RT @Lost_Signal: Friendly reminder that low endurance USB/SD based boot devices are "legacy", and you should stop designing for them in 202…
  • Wed, 20:17: RT @qmatteoq: Very cool to see Advanced Installer adding support to Azure Key Vault! Now you can easily sign your installers (including MSI…
  • Wed, 20:20: RT @stschrader1: A detail I discovered in my research: James Q. Wilson, co-author of the broken windows theory, pressured LBJ's Crime Commi…
  • Wed, 20:20: RT @NvOndarza: There is a comparison to be made between Hogan and Cummings. Both violated COVID-19 rules and got caught. Cummings is an…
  • Wed, 20:20: RT @NvOndarza: Cummings is politically much more important to Johnson than Hogan to Von der Leyen, especially as Irish politics almost unan…
  • Wed, 20:24: RT @vibronet: @matvelloso Not weird, behavioral authentication is a thing. The “I am not a robot” check, continuous authentication plugins,…
  • Wed, 20:25: RT @ruskin147: One of David Icke’s fans thinks the authorities may “fiddle with the skies” to interfere with a demo on Saturday https://t.c…
  • Wed, 20:26: the new Terminal will come to Windows Server one day https://t.co/eyCTsFVCa2
  • Wed, 20:27: RT @aronchick: For today in casual racism (from @priceonomics): Insurance premiums are 20% higher where 20%+ black neighborhoods INDEPENDEN…
  • Wed, 20:28: RT @rasmansa: Some people are asking what's the statistical error. I introduce the Ecological Fallacy, which is used way too much when it c…
  • Wed, 20:29: RT @halberenson: To be clear, at both Amazon and Microsoft we never paid people coming in on visas less than peers. I don't know what they…
  • Wed, 20:30: RT @QuinnyPig: "What would your coworkers say they like the least about you?" asks the interviewer as we sit in the open plan office. I co…
  • Wed, 20:31: RT @RafaelCarranza: HAPPENING NOW: Small group of Akimel and Tohono O’odham have blocked the entrance to the Stinger metal plant in Coolidg…
  • Wed, 20:32: RT @sandofsky: The collateral damage from iOS 14 privacy changes won’t hold a candle to the companies Facebook has destroyed through pure m…
  • Wed, 20:33: RT @ndhapple: Just a reminder that the MTA carried more than twice as many people as the entire airline industry — and has received a pitta…
  • Wed, 20:34: RT @lizthegrey: Evergreen, and I often think about how tech does exactly this to marginalized groups. https://t.co/KCCNFLcsED https://t.co/
  • Wed, 20:36: RT @codepo8: Totally forgot that Chrome/Edge has a built-in experiment to create a QR code from any page using the context menu. edge://fl…
  • Wed, 20:37: RT @adamscrabble: "Ford cant replace me, they'll always need a welder. Cant do that in mexico" some guy in the early 1990's Knowledge work…
  • Wed, 20:39: Windows 10 version 1803 will now get secuity updates until May 11, 2021 rather than then stopping in November https://t.co/30v2xPtM9D
  • Wed, 21:33: Microsoft: we're not going to have official names for Office apps on the web versus the desktop versions, it's all the same Also Microsoft: keeps creating features that are only in Word on the web and Outlook on the web.
  • Wed, 22:00: it's always fun looking at Office 365 E5 reports for just two people because Microsoft apparently thinks half of one of us might one day use SharePoint (SharePoint is that flat blue line disguising the X axis) and you can see the odd weekends I don't even do email https://t.co/fdiwrXLiKb
  • Wed, 22:34: having bagged on Word Transcibe for making up the words 'kenik' and 'engenh' I'll share today's bit of transcription poetry from Otter too: big stone sticks https://t.co/rP2XOJ6xVE
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