That world formed the web’s foundations — without that world to build on, Google, Facebook, and Twitter couldn’t exist. But they’ve now grown so large that everything from that web-native world is now a threat to them, and they want to shut it down. “Sunset” it. “Clean it up.” “Retire” it. Get it out of the way so they can get even bigger and build even bigger proprietary barriers to anyone trying to claim their territory.

Well, fuck them, and fuck that.

Lockdown – Marco Arment.

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Battle for the planet of the APIs

If those services don’t trust me enough to give me an RSS feed, why should I trust them with my data?

Jeremy Keith — Battle for the planet of the APIs.

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Music was my refuge

Music was my refuge (151/365)

Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.

Maya Angelou

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On writing

Remember what it is you’re trying to do when writing for a wide audience: communicate an idea clearly and accurately.

If a reader ends up confused, it’s not their failure as a reader but yours as a writer.

Alok Jha

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Wroblewski’s Theorem

Anything that can be connected to the Internet, will be.

Luke Wroblewski

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