Mary Branscombe (marypcb) wrote,
Mary Branscombe
marypcb

My tweets

  • Fri, 14:07: RT @jeffteper: Starting roll-out #MicrosoftTeams - you can change default WXP open to desktop apps https://t.co/JVWD6M6HPR https://t.co/Eqn
  • Fri, 14:10: I love the phrase "design crime" for UI/UX that makes the user think and hunt for functionality. Sadly, Windows 11 is full of it https://t.co/MDRIh23g8B
  • Fri, 14:19: RT @JolyonMaugham: In the year 2000 the average woman barrister earned 61% of the earnings of the average male barrister. In the year 2020…
  • Fri, 14:20: RT @JolyonMaugham: The reasons for this include: women being pushed into lower earning areas of practice, the average women barrister being…
  • Fri, 14:20: RT @JolyonMaugham: (theoretically) more women working part time (although I can't imagine the effects are significant), a client led prefer…
  • Fri, 14:27: RT @blowdart: I thought the NFT bros had no sense of humour until I tweeted about sound on Linx.
  • Fri, 14:31: I feel Marcus Rashford could be the one to lead Safari into a new dawn of web standards functionality while upholding the earning power of the app store and maintaining privacy and battery life #MarcusRashfordRequests https://t.co/VXdBtqMvFD
  • Fri, 14:35: RT @stand_for_all: Strong condemnation of Nationality and Borders Bill by UNHCR. Not only do government's proposals clearly violate multipl…
  • Fri, 14:38: RT @maciejwalkowiak: The biggest difference between REST and GraphQL is that when you build GraphQL API nobody tells you "well, actually th…
  • Fri, 14:39: RT @jeffmcjunkin: "Soft" policies (enforced by written policy) *will* be violated, especially if they're not audited. ✅- Employees with mu…
  • Fri, 16:39: RT @justinschuh: @ghidraninja And just to expand on my point #1, the reason browsers added things like Intersection Observer was because si…
  • Fri, 16:40: RT @sleevi_: It’s kind of amazing that a week after the @letsencrypt expiration, we’re not talking more about how nearly everything that ha…
  • Fri, 16:43: I remember when WSL first came out asking @bitcrazed if Windows Update would handle Linux updates as well and the *extreme delicacy* with which he explained that the Linux users wouldn't like that and I still wonder why enterprises aren't screaming about the whole tarball https://t.co/brhhetjSf0
  • Fri, 16:43: RT @justinschuh: Read the full 🧵 of replies from @DanielMicay here, who has clearly invested more blood and sweat in this than I have, and…
  • Fri, 16:51: RT @QuinnyPig: (You can always benefit from having someone who has no clue what monstrosity you've built kick the tires on it to find the s…
  • Fri, 16:55: RT @adamhjk: Chris uses Wikipedia vs Encarta as an example of why decentralized platforms out-accelerate centralized ones. But it's not the…
  • Fri, 16:55: RT @adamhjk: Twitter is highly centralized. But it works because we *participate*. The magic isn't the decentralized blockchain hoobledingy…
  • Fri, 16:55: RT @adamhjk: That's why we keep winding up with centralized services of participation. They lower the barrier to entry, make it easy for pe…
  • Fri, 16:56: RT @adamhjk: But for the rest of us? Why are we putting up with any of this? We're going to wind up doing the same thing we've always done,…
  • Fri, 17:30: as a user that picks up my phone to do something and then gets distracted into doom scrolling I want to have a news widget in Windows I can't remove So I can doomscroll endlessly on my PC instead
  • Fri, 17:42: RT @Pinboard: This is not my defense of cryptocurrency, which I've called out a lot in the past. I continue to believe what I said in this…
  • Fri, 17:42: RT @Pinboard: This is an excellent point. Crypto is a lottery ticket for the hopeless, and right now it's not such a bad lottery ticket. If…
  • Fri, 17:42: RT @Pinboard: "We'll make our own financial system, with blackjack and HOOKERS" is not the craziest response to what happened in 2008. I'm…
  • Fri, 17:42: RT @Pinboard: This is what happens when you don't let people deposit stuff in a savings account that earns a reliable 1% over inflation. Sh…
  • Fri, 17:43: RT @bengoerz: Almost every major incident I have ever worked was directly caused or made worse by people doing a rush job and ignoring secu…
  • Fri, 17:46: RT @jennycohn1: Scholars “interviewed 89 former members of white supremacist organizations,” & found “that the process of disengagement fro…
  • Fri, 17:46: RT @cstross: More about Operation Yellowhammer (Brexit emergency planning) here: https://t.co/Raxuw1EhRl The planning predated COVID19. I…
  • Fri, 17:47: RT @FloorDrees: We're looking for sponsors for the Tech A11y Summit: https://t.co/qrtELnuNa9 #accessibility 2k Euro per sponsor helps us c…
  • Fri, 17:47: RT @aronchick: I have no idea why the Russian govt thought i was worth phishing - they would have been sorely disappointed to find nothing…
  • Fri, 17:48: RT @pervocracy: whole thing would be a trip to read about in a book on comparative theology, really an amazing interaction of religion with…
  • Fri, 18:06: RT @simonm223: Translation: a situation where agribusiness gets water and plebs go even deeper into debt to avoid dying. https://t.co/CrCsC
  • Fri, 18:07: RT @schanoes: Look at this tweet: why are they on strike? What are their demands? How is the strike affecting their lives? These concerns a…
  • Fri, 18:09: RT @MicrosoftLife: The way we work changes with #HybridWork. Fly through Microsoft’s Silicon Valley campus for a glimpse of how employees f…
  • Fri, 18:10: RT @killedbygoogle: Let's clarify: Benedict is comparing journalists with six-digit follower counts to companies who affect billions of use…
  • Fri, 18:10: RT @killedbygoogle: I punch up at tech every. single. day. In fact, billion and trillion dollar tech companies deserve more critical observ…
  • Fri, 18:10: RT @killedbygoogle: Journalists who follow me, please keep doing what you're doing. Critical takes are crucial in shaping our polices, regu…
  • Fri, 18:11: RT @jsnover: Our new Silicon Valley campus looks awesome. I cannot wait to visit our teams there! We do a bunch of our work for Vertical I…
  • Fri, 18:12: RT @adhalls: and we have the brain-body cage match. Usually the brain wins, but sometimes the body does. Mental Health is a thing. A real…
  • Fri, 18:14: RT @Pinboard: To be clear, I am 100% on board with the possibility that Tether is a massive fraud. But there's a broader context of shenani…
  • Fri, 18:14: RT @Pinboard: When you buy a Chinese stock on a US exchange, you're not buying shares of that company, but a Variable Interest Entity incor…
  • Fri, 18:14: RT @Pinboard: But because it is convenient for everyone, this flimsy and very shady looking fiction has worked as a way to duct-tape Chines…
  • Fri, 18:21: RT @stevesi: @marypcbuk @Julie_LGreen @lazerwalker @FeyTechnologist Of course. The insight we appreciated and tried to work with from N&R w…
  • Fri, 19:11: RT @JMarkOckerbloom: The article the NY Times is promoting on "you can drop everything and become a farmer!" is notably silent on whether t…
  • Fri, 19:14: RT @dellcam: editor: where’s my labor guy? reporter: i’m business. editor: pffft, same diff. *two hours later* https://t.co/JiF2rAFQId
  • Fri, 19:15: RT @rupertg: Latest scuttlebutt from the whispering media vine is that the BBC's proposed ditching of Stonewall's diversity LGBQ+ programme…
  • Fri, 19:16: RT @arekfurt: Vendors love to ask you to allow them remote access as a matter of course. Even to regulated systems😐 and ones where you have…
  • Fri, 19:16: RT @SebMoss: Here it is, my six-month investigation into the lives of Google's data center contract workers. Hear about low pay, cruel co…
  • Fri, 19:17: RT @PatrickMoorhead: The most exciting things I find in #Windows11 might bore you. I’m most excited that there’s a new, more secure and hig…
  • Fri, 19:19: RT @kemc: Ah yes, violently assaulting someone for doing their job, that Western cowboy spirit! https://t.co/i0K6vP6QI9 https://t.co/QrkeHL
  • Fri, 19:20: RT @tanmayg: We are proud to introduce the public preview of a completely revamped Microsoft Defender for Endpoint solution stack for Windo…
  • Fri, 19:20: RT @k8em0: I’m not ok being tagged in Clubhouse tweets about rooms I’m not in as if I’m there. That’s like advertising I’m a speaker at an…
  • Fri, 19:23: Intel says it won't build a multi-billion dollar chip fab in the UK because of Brexit - if it hadn't been for Brexit, Intel "absolutely would have been seeking sites for consideration" in the UK, Gelsinger said https://t.co/98NvFTJRk8
  • Fri, 19:24: RT @da5is: @shankuehn “Who are you?” Aaron Burr, Sir “What do you do?” I’m a Bursar. “That’s not an acceptable form of MFA. Please enroll…
  • Fri, 19:24: RT @da5is: @shankuehn You’ll be back, soon you’ll see. You’ll remember you’re only on E3. You’ll be back, time will tell. You’ll remember,…
  • Fri, 19:25: I apologise but I need to retweet this twice ;) https://t.co/6orSZnc1c5
  • Fri, 19:25: RT @da5is: @shankuehn I’m not throwing away… E5. I’m not throwing away… E5. Everyone can be dumb and put in found USB so I’m not throwing a…
  • Fri, 19:25: RT @WolfieChristl: "Jack Poulson has developed an encyclopedic knowledge of how tech companies are evolving into military contractors. Trac…
  • Fri, 19:25: RT @DavidAns: VS @code is using a new library for file watching, but the library’s name is NSFW, so they don’t mention it in the release no…
  • Fri, 19:26: RT @mer__edith: Another former Facebook worker with a different, more structural, take on how to remedy the company's harms 👇 https://t.co/
  • Fri, 19:26: RT @AlanMonie: Free beers anyone? I found an interesting vulnerability in the @BrewDog API which exposed hundreds of thousands of user's PI…
  • Fri, 19:29: BrewDog is one of those companies that looks cool and disappoints at every turn; here they're bad at both security and disclosure - and how do you expect logs to show if your hardocded token was misused? what do you collect that could show that?� https://t.co/EzkNDx0Oar
  • Fri, 19:31: RT @nicole_chenelle: Guys, I want you to conceptualize it this way…a partnership between tech venture capitalist crypto fash bros and sover…
  • Fri, 19:31: RT @LEGOEngineering: chore: send first tweet ✅
  • Fri, 19:31: RT @NerdPyle: You can easily multitask this & that meeting you're stuck in right now https://t.co/g4c5omqhoA
  • Fri, 19:32: RT @BloombergUK: The U.K. is more vulnerable to financial shocks than most other nations, according to a Bank of England study https://t.co
  • Fri, 19:34: even more problematic that Wikipedia has a bias against considering women scientists sufficiently notable� https://t.co/RQCrQoJCLF
  • Fri, 19:34: RT @Amy_Siskind: NEW: Facebook refused to identify the Proud Boys as a hate organization "out of concern that the Proud Boys had backing i…
  • Fri, 19:34: RT @NFAPResearch: “In 2021, immigrants have kept doing what they have done for years—winning Nobel Prizes. Three of the 4 American winners…
  • Fri, 19:35: RT @ashleygjovik: I was on #Apple's "Product Integrity" team... The second part about the company not listening to employees with integrity…
  • Fri, 19:36: RT @maakusan: Nothing says Brexit like paying someone to ram a cottonbud up your nose.
  • Fri, 19:38: RT @RepLizCheney: This is not true. 1/6 Committee is making significant progress and we will enforce subpoenas. Committee statement coming…
  • Fri, 19:38: RT @moorehn: I was in these NYC G&T classes/programs (pre-Bloomberg obvs) and honestly: They were not very different from the regular class…
  • Fri, 19:38: RT @Sara_Rose_G: I knew someone was going to say this. I just knew it. Asking for reasonable disability accommodations that happen, for s…
  • Fri, 19:39: RT @Nick_Craver: A few people asking for role details so: I’ll be a Principal Software Engineer on the team behind Azure Functions, App Ser…
  • Fri, 19:43: RT @seatsixtyone: So in today’s London to Glasgow race, plane beats train - by TWO MINUTES. A 1-hour flights vs 4h30 train journey, in real…
  • Fri, 19:44: RT @coffeespoonie: One time my relative wanted me to quit my housekeeping job because “you’re better than that” and I immediately explained…
  • Fri, 19:44: RT @Femme_Mal: Demoralization is a well-known and often-used psyop technique. It's easily used as part of hybrid warfare through social med…
  • Fri, 19:45: RT @drdevonprice: any time you critique an oppressive system, people come to you demanding a perfectly articulated step-by-step plan for cr…
  • Fri, 19:45: RT @EmilyZFeng: China’s top policy making body has just released potential new rules for public comment which could outlaw all privately-fu…
  • Fri, 19:47: RT @ottocrat: “You need to take a long hard look and think about what Christmas is all about.” Because it definitely isn’t about food, fami…
  • Fri, 19:48: RT @hminto: Day one of #Windows11. For me, the win so far is discoverability. In the new Action Centre (WinKey A) accessibility is now fea…
  • Fri, 19:48: RT @katie_martin_fx: Leveling up? https://t.co/kS9g1wpraq
  • Fri, 19:48: RT @ddzumba: This is a great wrap-up of improvements made for #accessibility in Microsoft 365 over the past few months, and what's coming s…
  • Fri, 19:49: RT @MayorofLondon: Public trust in our police has been severely damaged and requires urgent rebuilding, so I welcome the appointment of Bar…
  • Fri, 19:49: RT @brooklynmarie: Yeah, to me this is kind of the heart of it. It's rotten all the way to the core. That's what we need to look at. https:…
  • Fri, 19:50: RT @prettyclicky: ❌ "you don't look like a programmer."🙅🏽‍♀️ Dealing with these kinds of comments is difficult and tiring. I AM A PROGRAMM…
  • Fri, 19:50: RT @Wolven: One thing I want to emphasize: Everything about how tech workers are trained needs to change. Social science & specifically soc…
  • Fri, 21:34: it's even tiring to reply "well you don't look like a jackass, I guess we both made poor assumptions" https://t.co/nvVSdr1u4B
  • Fri, 22:25: RT @chrischirp: Unfortunately with continued high cases, we are likely to see more increases in people reporting Long Covid, and will be di…
  • Fri, 22:25: RT @chrischirp: Cases in children remain far higher than in adults. It looks as if cases might have peaked for now but they are still incre…
  • Fri, 22:25: RT @chrischirp: There has been a big jump in people reporting Long Covid who were infected over the summer (<8 weeks before 5 September).…
  • Fri, 22:26: why can't you find people for your low pay food service job? they might still be ill or they might very sensibly not want the exposure� https://t.co/4HzBRSaHB3
  • Fri, 22:26: RT @TerrySzuplat: How it started: How it’s going: https://t.co/YMtfXisO4u
  • Fri, 22:29: RT @simonm223: BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA https://t.co/SzpRoSe4ua
  • Fri, 22:29: RT @tompeck: There you go. You absolutely love to see it. https://t.co/jOA8z3dyQ4
  • Fri, 22:29: RT @mattblaze: Recycled ziplock mylar antistatic bag: < 8dB attenuation. Cheap RFID blocking bag: ~9-12 dB. Metal biscotti tin: ~6dB, worst…
  • Fri, 22:29: RT @mattblaze: Some quick preliminary results, testing at 1, 2, 3, 4 , 5 and 6GHz: The expensive (~USD 40-60) phone-size bags from Mission…
  • Fri, 22:30: RT @mattblaze: As a practical test, the pricy commercial bags all prevented detection/activation of an Apple AirTag within 6 inches of a ph…
  • Sat, 01:03: RT @cbouzy: ⚠️We are investigating a network of suspicious accounts spamming Pfizer disinformation on behalf of Project Veritas. Our system…
  • Sat, 01:03: RT @emollick: Ha! The people who are most likely to engage in multitasking are the worst at multitasking - they are negatively correlated!…
  • Sat, 01:07: I think the .NET Foundation is losing someone valuable here and there have been comments that look too much to me like bullying; hopefully the community takes this opportunity to think about how it reacts and levels up https://t.co/cjlE0tjkQe
  • Sat, 01:07: RT @Vahn16: while this week's twitch leak turned "streamers make money" into a meme, it also showed that a vanishingly small portion of str…
  • Sat, 01:07: RT @RobertGReeve: When I get truly vitriolic comments, I don’t reflexively block. Instead, I comb their feed, looking for how persistently…
  • Sat, 01:08: RT @RobertGReeve: At first this account seems to be about Star Trek jokes and memes. The bio says it's a "parody account." But when you loo…
  • Sat, 01:10: RT @RobertGReeve: Social media platforms already have the tools to build a better community. They’re just not using them effectively. You…
  • Sat, 01:10: RT @TheOnion: Priceless NFT Artwork Vandalized With Spray Paint Tool https://t.co/e9xbOCZXX6 https://t.co/SrcBoYINaI
  • Sat, 01:10: RT @stan_okl: It's not my area of political science, but I seem to recall something from my coursework about it not being the best thing wh…
  • Sat, 01:11: RT @IanColdwater: 'Twas the week before KubeCon and in every house the container maintainers were losing their damn minds
  • Sat, 01:13: RT @ashleygjovik: "The preparation has not insulated Haugen from the blowback that comes from choosing such an exposed position that's all…
  • Sat, 01:13: RT @trulyaliem: Not only is “cancel culture” not real, here’s yet more evidence that being a giant asshole to a small oppressed minority of…
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