I often say that I love deleting code, and it’s true, but it’s not often that I get a really good example like this, of finding a generic problem hiding behind some specific code, and ending up with something that’s simpler, better, and can do more.
Arresting someone who posted a picture of a burning poppy to Facebook may please the mob, but I find it more than a little disturbing and authoritarian.
I’m no Amish. I sit here surrounded by technology. However, I’m beginning to think about technology more in terms of whether it can improve my life—which is, as I understand it, the basis of the Amish engagement with technology. It’s difficult to strike a balance: technology can drive changes in lifestyle, and they’re not always benign. At the same time, technology can have a positive impact, and I’ve found the Nexus 7 fits that category for me.
It’s nearly time to move house. Again. Just like last time, I’m quite happy living where I do, but my landlord has decided to—oh, I don’t know, realise the capital sequestered in their asset, or some such bullshit—so they’re selling it, and I’m shortly to become homeless unless I find a new dwelling.