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Google Suspended our App and Threatened to Delete all our Google Accounts Over Nothing : androiddev
I post a proposed solution to the problem of arbitrary banning of apps from app stores.
mypostings  appstore  via:reddit 
4 weeks ago by mcherm
Advice needed: Leadership issues at Small Company / Startup : ExperiencedDevs
A question about managing a difficult owner at a small company. I mention a bunch of things.
mypostings  softwaredevelopment 
april 2019 by mcherm
I ran untested code directly in production today. : cscareerquestions
Random post in the comments where I say that if the production database doesn't have backups, you might want to escalate the problem all the way to the top of the company.
april 2019 by mcherm
One Way To Deal With Cops Who Lie? Blacklist Them, Some DAs Say - law
I say DAs should not maintain a blacklist of lying officers, they should prosecute perjury.
law  policeimmunity  mypostings  via:reddit 
january 2019 by mcherm CEO Andrew Torba's personal account banned from Coinbase - btc
I post on free speech in a discussion of Coinbase actively participating in censorship (perhaps at the bequest of MasterCard or the US government).
mypostings  coinbase  censorship  freespeech  bitcoin 
january 2019 by mcherm
Amazon scraps secret AI recruiting tool that showed bias against women | Hacker News
I comment on how bias in AI may not be so bad... human processes are biased also, and at least the AI process can (if we build it this way) be more transparent.
mypostings  ai  discrimination 
october 2018 by mcherm
Don’t sign a CLA | Hacker News
I explain why it IS ok (in my opinion) to sign many contributor license agreements for open source projects.
mypostings  opensource  law  ip-law  via:HackerNews 
october 2018 by mcherm
In defense of functional CSS | Hacker News
He proposes using non-semantic CSS markup. I write why this is foolish.
mypostings  blogworthy  css  via:HackerNews 
september 2018 by mcherm
Launch HN: Brex (YC W17) – Corporate Credit Card for Startups | Hacker News
A Y-combinator startup company offering a credit card for startup businesses.
payments  banking  mypostings  via:HackerNews  startup 
june 2018 by mcherm
Article so short the article text is the same as the headline
Black men arrested at Starbucks settle with Philadelphia for $1 each and a city pledge of $200K for young entrepreneurs
journalism  mypostings  upliftingnews 
may 2018 by mcherm
Credit card fraud warning signs | Hacker News
Could merchant purchase data help detect credit card fraud and save the merchants from shipping goods in cases of fraud?
creditcard  fraud  mypostings  via:HackerNews  banking 
april 2018 by mcherm
The Fall of Eclipse | Hacker News
I say it wasn't Eclipse falling out of use so much as Intellij taking over because their open source community edition allowed people to discover how great their product already was.
mypostings  opensource  intellij 
april 2018 by mcherm
About naming servers and cloud computing
With cloud computing, you can't stick a photo n the server anymore.
cloudcomputing  via:reddit  mypostings  blogworthy 
april 2018 by mcherm
Surprising Things About School | Hacker News
I use a basic "can't be a dollar on the sidewalk" argument, and also demolish it in a discussion of how some people could be successful if they could just round up $400 for basic education.
mypostings  blogworthy  via:HackerNews 
march 2018 by mcherm
The Equifax Breach Exposes America's Identity Crisis | Hacker News
I post on why knowledge of someone's SSN should not be used as evidence of identity.
mypostings  privacy  security  via:HackerNews 
september 2017 by mcherm
Pro-tip to employers: Maybe show some compassion once in a while. - bestoflegaladvice
Me: "Showing basic human decency to your employees helps, not hurts, the bottom line."
mypostings  via:reddit 
september 2017 by mcherm
Looking for some closure on an incident with police a few years back - legaladvice
I give some advice on interacting with the police in a difficult situation.
mypostings  police 
july 2017 by mcherm
Orange people in public
Someone posts asking why they had to be near inmates in public while at the courthouse, and I rip into them.
ethics  blogworthy  mypostings  via:reddit 
july 2017 by mcherm
Copyright? MD : legaladvice
I write advice to someone who is getting complaints from someone else that their role playing game rules are a derivative work of someone else's role playing game rules.
mypostings  ip-law  copyright  via:reddit 
april 2017 by mcherm
Former engineer says Uber is a nightmare of sexism : technology
I make a lot of comments and get into an extended discussion about supporting women in tech.
mypostings  womenintech  sexism  via:reddit 
february 2017 by mcherm
COBOL in a Bank - Dragons in the Algorithm
I write about the role that 1960s programming languages play in my workplace at a modern bank.
blogentry  mypostings  mumps  programming  programminglanguages 
january 2017 by mcherm
Lift and Shift Lessons - Dragons in the Algorithm
I write about lessons learned in moving systems onto AWS.
blogentry  mypostings  cloudcomputing 
january 2017 by mcherm
FBI Tests The Waters On Another Attempt To Force Apple To Unlock An iPhone | Techdirt
I say FBI isn't stupid enough to take Apple to court again over unlocking a cell phone, this time of a guy shot to death by a police officer.
mypostings  policeimmunity  policeabuse  4thAmmendment 
october 2016 by mcherm
Cathy O’Neil on Weapons of Math Destruction | Hacker News
My posting on why we don't want banks using unrestricted algorithms for making credit decisions, particularly not using race or family income as criteria.
mypostings  banking  ethics  race  via:HackerNews 
october 2016 by mcherm
I just don't feel ready to do "it"
My advice and stats on age of virginity.
september 2016 by mcherm
Government Again Shows Its Inconsistency On Punishing The Mishandling Of Classified Documents | Techdirt
People in power are treated very differently than those not in power, and whistleblowers are often persecuted. And (as I add) Congress is giving up its power.
mypostings  politics  secrecy  ethics  whistleblower  techdirt  via:Techdirt 
september 2016 by mcherm
Help. I sent nudes. : Advice
I post advise to an underage kid who send nude photos.
mypostings  kidsrights  via:reddit 
august 2016 by mcherm
What's Worse Than Death? Breathing Machines & Dementia, Patients Say. : TrueReddit
I object to a scientific study on the grounds that the results aren't even close to plausible.
mypostings  science  ScientificMethod  via:reddit 
august 2016 by mcherm
An entire alternate to set theory as a foundation for math : bestof
I posted this, and I wrote an extensive comment (and a second good comment).
math  set-theory  mypostings  blogworthy 
may 2016 by mcherm
An entire alternate to set theory as a foundation for math : bestof
I comment on the history of some set theory stuff, and I link to a really great explanation of intuitionism, an alternative to ZFC.
mypostings  math  set-theory 
may 2016 by mcherm
Finding the registered agent of a company
See the comments where I am told how to send a certified letter to the registered agent of a company as a means of contacting them; finding the registered agent using a search of the appropriate state division of corporations.
mypostings  law  via:HackerNews 
april 2016 by mcherm
Owning and sharing your words | Jon Udell
People complain about a plugin that lets people share annotations to a blog entry. I post that I don't understand why.
censorship  blogging  JonUdell  via:JonUdell  mypostings 
april 2016 by mcherm
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