Mary Branscombe (marypcb) wrote,
Mary Branscombe
marypcb

My tweets

  • Mon, 13:08: RT @PaulbernalUK: A reminder: these are the people who think they can use tech to solve things like the border in Ireland. https://t.co/nMi
  • Mon, 13:11: RT @monkchips: never attribute to Excel that which can be adequately explained by user error.
  • Mon, 13:11: RT @stevegoodman: Radio 4 guest: "No-one knows what went wrong with the IT system" I'll bet £10 someone does, and I'll bet another fiver t…
  • Mon, 13:11: RT @mountain_ghosts: cool that everyone's focussed on a completely routine software error and not the government appointing their entirely…
  • Mon, 13:11: RT @VirginAtlantic: It’s official – we’re the first UK airline to introduce pre-flight Covid-19 testing for our cabin crew and pilots flyin…
  • Mon, 13:12: RT @liedra: Dido Harding is the Chris Grayling of industry
  • Mon, 13:14: RT @DavidTWilcock: Toss up over the fiercest interview so far today, this or Williamson's cosy chat with his 6th form teacher. https://t.co
  • Mon, 13:14: RT @wendyg: Yet another Really Useful Thing from @dracos: a risk estimator based on activities, companions, and location. https://t.co/7hPQ
  • Mon, 13:15: RT @CharlesTannock: So UK will have no veto in WTO global trade rules over the will of the big powers and blocs like EU, Cairns Group, US,…
  • Mon, 13:16: RT @cstross: If they'd even read the software license on the product they'd used, they might have noticed that Microsoft denies warns offic…
  • Mon, 15:16: according to the Guardian it's not that the Excel file was arranged by columns; it's that CSV files great for data exchange)� can be bigger than Excel (handy for analysis). the proper solution to this is *use an analytics system* https://t.co/Rmeoe6MTGA
  • Mon, 15:18: It's nearly three years since I wrote this roundup of what other tools you should be using instead of Excel for things you can do in Excel but maybe shouldn't... https://t.co/ZZQGwnnW2z
  • Mon, 15:26: the process *seems* to be: labs send CSVs to someone who combines them in Excel and hits the Excel limit so the CSV is truncated on import and that Excel file is loaded into PostgresDB. everyone saying *EDI is hard* nailed it https://t.co/zb00ZnwNlz
  • Mon, 15:37: remember all those 'software robots' that are giving RPA companies giant valuations are mostly screenscraping Excel files and old terminal applications https://t.co/Ac7hdnzoKe
  • Mon, 15:38: RT @siennamarla: Another Labour rebellion brewing over the covert human intelligence sources (criminal conduct) bill, which has its second…
  • Mon, 15:38: RT @siennamarla: Labour MPs are on a one-line whip to abstain, but those planning to rebel are talking about Pat Finucane's killing, spycop…
  • Mon, 15:40: the reason Microsoft is doing a Linux version of Edgium is that *users asked for it* https://t.co/BuQYozkvt2
  • Mon, 15:41: RT @omniprof: I am a touch concerned, OK I'm very concerned that today's Java developer must have Java 8, Java 11 and whatever is the most…
  • Mon, 15:45: RT @DavidHenigUK: Some great replies to these tweets btw, organisations somehow surviving despite truly inept use of IT... a big part of th…
  • Mon, 15:46: RT @_marklech_: [1/n] I'm happy to share a significant research done by @2igosha and myself. What we found was a UEFI rootkit in the wild,…
  • Mon, 15:46: RT @_marklech_: [3/n] #MosaicRegressor is a modular framework that, to the best of our knowledge, serves for the purpose of espionage. The…
  • Mon, 15:50: AAAAAARRRGGGGHHHHH https://t.co/E5AWH3Bx5C
  • Mon, 15:51: remember how 'banking as an app' was going to be the future? customers have told those banks of the future they'd rather do banking in the browser on their PC, thanks https://t.co/VBu4MCgUnb
  • Mon, 15:52: RT @old_sound: "Surprisingly, we did not observe cognitive processes related to mathematical and logical reasoning, which would be consiste…
  • Mon, 15:52: RT @old_sound: the whole task of telling good/bad programmers via fMRI scans, feels like if Google interviewers got access to fMRI machines
  • Mon, 16:48: that time that I could say 'Simon is assisting the police with their enquiries' https://t.co/HTgWkgHP8P
  • Mon, 17:13: they saved in the OLD Excel file format with the macro security issues; *why would they do that*? you can't pass audit when you do that! you can look for this when you do your spreadsheet discovery https://t.co/Q25PSkFvVy
  • Mon, 17:22: UK gov stopped talking about how many tests are being done, but we now know those private labs have only just hit the point where they're doing more than 65k tests (a day? a batch?); so much for the 500k tests a day the government promised for October https://t.co/TP58tPwa1w https://t.co/15Q5A18nnM
  • Mon, 17:41: the assumption that the government won't change Ofcom so Dacre can wield it as he wants is charmingly na�ve https://t.co/FzDt7CYMD3
  • Mon, 18:12: *absolutely fascinating* that the judge of a patent court would stop the AFAIK non-practising patent owner being called a Non Practising Entity and any discussion of why Texas hears so many patent cases during jury selection https://t.co/pJI1CRpnqF
  • Mon, 18:22: that's new; an Office 365 admin notification right inside my Outlook https://t.co/THA3kHlHmn
  • Mon, 18:22: RT @migueldeicaza: I used to clone APIs for a living - bring them to new places, and enable new scenarios (Games, iPhone, Consoles, Android…
  • Mon, 18:23: RT @browniepoints: Ooh local functions so it’s basically making the implicit class of the closure more tangible. https://t.co/qalVQ4JM73
  • Mon, 18:23: RT @bgreene: In quantum mechanics, we often say that a particle can be two places at once. It is more precise to say that there are situati…
  • Mon, 18:25: RT @JohnBerman: JUST NOW: @shearm, one of the WH reporters who has tested positive says he has received ZERO outreach, no contact tracing…
  • Mon, 18:27: they are planning a different solution in the long term, but if they can't even *change the file format to one that doesn't truncate at a tiny size that's been available for over a decade* that might be a very long term� https://t.co/QifOAOZKGi
  • Mon, 18:28: RT @cstross: I am SO looking forward to taking more than 24 hours to grind to a halt due to the memory leaks in alternate versions of Safar…
  • Mon, 18:29: RT @GeorgePeretzQC: This is a very good piece on why the advice of @SuellaBraverman and the Solicitor General that Ministers are acting law…
  • Mon, 18:33: RT @scalzi: I saw this passed around on Facebook. The problem with this picture is, having grown up in the 80s, I assumed they are looking…
  • Mon, 18:33: RT @mrjamesob: Surely the first time an hour of phone-in has been dedicated to the intricacies of spreadsheet software in the history of Br…
  • Mon, 18:53: RT @brianbeutler: Journalists encountered a story that doesn’t have two sides, and the psychic toll it took on them was so severe that they…
  • Mon, 18:55: it depends on whether you think there are a hundred (c) or a thousand (k) different operators for running it on Kubernetes� https://t.co/7VAmwVjh87
  • Mon, 19:02: RT @dmoren: Director Phil Alden Robinson on his film Sneakers, one of my favorite films of all time. https://t.co/54bJAu85YH
  • Mon, 19:03: you can literally fly into the uncanny valley� https://t.co/OsTEk9mVtJ
  • Mon, 19:04: who at Google is responsible for doing an ARM64 build of CEF?� https://t.co/eOfxpzduIq
  • Mon, 19:04: RT @sbisson: The first Outlook iOS 14 widget up and running. https://t.co/7UfvpjCzRO
  • Mon, 19:51: having just had to skype into a Q&A call that I was already listening to through an online conference platform that *doesn't have a way to let you ask a question* I finally understand why people do all that hello/thanks for having me fluff: lets you check your mike was unmuted!
  • Mon, 20:44: today's #TranscriptionPoetry is 'engineers that have burst' I think the word might have been metaverse which it got right one time out of three. but my assumption is the engineers have burst in frustration at too many bad software takes on twiter
  • Tue, 01:31: RT @CarmenCrincoli: Nvidia dropping their oldest and most trusted professional brand (Quadro) for no explainable reason is extremely on-bra…
  • Tue, 01:40: you know how I know we're not living inside a simulation? because if we were, every now and then there would be some completely impossible discontinuity like the airfield in Flight Simulator that's down a freaky hole because the elevation is wrong in a database because *mistakes*
  • Tue, 01:43: RT @killedbygoogle: Which one do you think they'll kill first?
  • Tue, 01:44: RT @dubjackharper: I believe that the selective censorship of certain chapters of our country’s because we find it disquieting, or because…
  • Tue, 01:44: RT @dubjackharper: However, one did not for fear of potential consequences of stemming from an Executive Order from the White House. The fa…
  • Tue, 01:48: WTF? end-stage capitalism is just...� https://t.co/KmPqCThH2R
  • Tue, 01:53: RT @PatrickMoorhead: That was fast. You’re never an Apple “partner”, just a short-term “plug” until it finds a way to replace you. A means…
  • Tue, 01:53: RT @jstoebel: Tech Bro: real developers don’t use mice Accessibility expert: we should make this website easier to use without a mouse. T…
  • Tue, 01:54: RT @rxwei: My team in Apple Core ML is hiring! We are looking for a compiler engineer to work on Swift (compiler and language design) and…
  • Tue, 01:55: RT @SekaiFarai: The idea that entrepreneurship is an inherent social good is dangerously naive. It matters what is built. It matters who bu…
  • Tue, 01:57: RT @Donnan_S: Remember people said that deplatforming doesn't work? And now we haven't heard a thing about Hopkins, Yaxley-Lennon, Linehan…
  • Tue, 02:06: RT @jeggers: Maslow "...tempting, if the only tool u have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail." We've got a hammer/nail p…
  • Tue, 02:06: RT @OMGno2trump: Update: it's been reported that many White House staff are very upset by lack of contact tracing. Including staff on Air…
  • Tue, 02:08: RT @fxshaw: Today, the YMCA of Greater Seattle announced an Equity and Justice Center of Excellence. https://t.co/qC4nMxKsdC I am proud to…
  • Tue, 02:10: RT @mknz: "The JP Morgan boss has said the Covid pandemic and the police killing of George Floyd have shone a spotlight on America’s flaws…
  • Tue, 02:11: RT @markrussinovich: Excited to announce Azure coming to Greece: https://t.co/zO3DDEiJ5d
  • Tue, 02:15: RT @oliagavrysh: An article on turning a WinForms UserControl into a native UI Automation provider by Guy Barker 😃 https://t.co/P8NlUKBntu
  • Tue, 02:21: RT @CarmenCrincoli: Background: It's 1998, I am still new at MSFT, and my job is handling Win9x support escalations. Except for the largest…
  • Tue, 02:21: RT @CarmenCrincoli: So they escalated, and it came to me. Since the internet was young, I had no idea what VxWorks was. They told me it was…
  • Tue, 02:21: RT @CarmenCrincoli: I don't remember the exact details of the problem, just that the behavior was very specific, and very weird. Something…
  • Tue, 02:21: RT @CarmenCrincoli: They couldn't share the OS with me because it was designed for a specialized embedded system (of course), so instead th…
  • Tue, 02:21: RT @CarmenCrincoli: After a certain point, the file system dev I was working with essentially demanded a repro system if we were going to r…
  • Tue, 02:21: RT @CarmenCrincoli: When finally pressed as to why, he simply said: "Because this is part of the flight computer for the F/A-18. Flight dat…
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