* Posts by Miller

2 posts • joined 29 Jan 2018

Apple hardware priced so high that no one wants to buy it? It's 1983 all over again


In the mid-80s I had my first job as a tech author for Ferranti Computer Systems Ltd. At that time the tech author team was writing by hand in pencil then giving our precious words to a typist. I heard there was a thing called an Apple Lisa on site somewhere so I found it and played with it a few times. It was mostly neglected anyway, God knows why it was there. I was astonished by the wysiwig interface, it seemed incredibly futuristic at that time. Loved the mouse and being able to directly format a document. Think I made a nice CV on it.

All your base are belong to us: Strava exercise app maps military sites, reveals where spies jog


Strava is a fitness social application, it's explicitly for sharing ride/running/whatever data and it does a very good job of that. Yes, there are privacy issues. Each person must make their own decision about those.

If you thought the heatmap was revealing, check out the Strava flyby feature: it identifies the other Strava users and their ride routes that you passed or were near on your own ride. It is brilliant even while it makes a mockery of personal privacy.

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