Thursday, December 1, 2016

Judges Have More Power In Granting Warrants To Hack Digital Devices

New rules let a federal court approve government searches of devices outside the court's district. The Justice Department wanted the change to keep up with technology. Opponents consider it scary.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Grant Tinker, TV Producer And Network Boss, Dies At 90

Tinker is best known for his work at MTM Enterprises which he founded with then-wife Mary Tyler Moore. As head of NBC, he led the network out of the cellar with hits such as The Cosby Show and Cheers.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Federal Judge Blocks Labor Department Overtime Pay Order

The rule would have forced many businesses change how they pay employees. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Paul Pahoresky, a CPA in Cleveland.

Saturday, November 12, 2016


I absolutely love this idea from Thoughtbot. Just like automated tools that check your HTML for syntax, formatting, validity, or whatever else, FormLinter checks your

HTML for best practices. Things like every input having a label, using correct input types, required fields, and more.

Ben Orenstein:

Doing all these things right is worth the effort: improvements like these improve accessibility and increase conversions. However, checking this sort of thing by hand is tedious and error-prone.

We were testing some forms in the ol' CSS-Tricks team chat and it was doing what it said on the box. On Geoff's personal site, it gave his contact form a "B" for not having matching labels for inputs and not having any fields required (seems like a fairly high grade?). The form was output from the mega-popular "Contact Form 7" for WordPress, also a bit surprising.

Many of the forms we tested bombed the app though. No word on that. Might be an HTTPS thing?

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Demystifying Public Speaking

A new book by Lara Hogan includes some of my favorite advice about public speaking:

As you stand on the stage, remember: your audience is anticipating you'll be successful at giving this talk. To them, everything has been well thought-out and prepared; they walk in assuming (rightly!) they're going to learn something new or be inspired...and you're the person who'll show them how.

More, they want you to be successful and are quite forgiving. In my experience, you only lose them once you disrespect them (e.g. "Sorry if I'm not very prepared, I wrote this on the flight over here." annnnnd you've lost me.)

Hey while you're over at the A Book Apart store buying this, I heard this one is good.

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Friday, October 28, 2016