@amdt Yep, Maps is the also the last Google service I'm consistently using day to day (also Drive but that's easily replaced). Soshana Zuboff's book first 25% focus on how Maps (and Street View) are the pathways for the future "surveillance capitalism incursions"...

And after that I'm going to try to tackle the Design Patterns book by Gamma, Helm, Johnson, Vissides (the "Gang of 4"). Looks very dry and the code is all Java, but it's about time I got my OO design patterns figured out.

Before I get started on the Land of book, I'm reading the book by Sandi Metz, and it's one of those rare programming books that's also a joy to read (it helps that she uses bicycle mechanics for examples!). poodr.com/

Maybe I'm , but whenver I write Javascript, the code I produce always seems brittle as fuck. Ruby, on the other hand...

Politics, Middle East 

Politics, Middle East 

@amdt That's some solid grade-A bullshit right there. I "understand" the politics of it, in the same way I "understand" why Brexit "makes sense".

TIL that unicode emoji support was actually removed from Emacs on mac OS *on purpose* because... Linux doesn't support it as well?? ergoemacs.org/misc/emacs_macos

Finished Edward Snowden's book, and it made me even more wary of privacy issues. Considering setting up a Tor relay at home to help doing a tiny part of the work...

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