Daring Fireball: How to Temporarily Disable Face ID or Touch ID, and Require a Passcode to Unlock Your iPhone or iPad

Daring Fireball: How to Temporarily Disable Face ID or Touch ID, and Require a Passcode to Unlock Your iPhone or iPad:

Just press and hold the buttons on both sides. Remember that. Try it now. Don’t just memorize it, internalize it, so that you’ll be able to do it without much thought while under duress, like if you’re confronted by a police officer. Remember to do this every time you’re separated from your phone, like when going through the magnetometer at any security checkpoint, especially airports. As soon as you see a metal detector ahead of you, you should think, “Hard-lock my iPhone”.

The second thing is to know your rights. Never ever hand your phone to a cop or anyone vaguely cop-like, like the rent-a-cops working for TSA. If they tell you that you must, refuse. They can and will lie to you about this. If you really need to hand it over, they’ll take it from you. And they won’t get anything from it, because you’ll have already hard-locked it, and you’ll know that you cannot be required to give them your passcode.

[Nothing to add. Well maybe… drill at dinner once a month until it has set in for the whole family? Just a thought.]

Daring Fireball: The Dissent

Daring Fireball: The Dissent:

And its poignant conclusion (p. 60):

One of us once said that “[i]t is not often in the law that so few have so quickly changed so much.” For all of us, in our time on this Court, that has never been more true than today. In overruling Roe and Casey, this Court betrays its guiding principles.

With sorrow — for this Court, but more, for the many millions of American women who have today lost a fundamental constitutional protection — we dissent.

Keep the faith.

[That the highest judges in the land can decide based on their religious beliefs rather than the law is beyond despicable. They mislead congress in order to attain their seats that should be reason to have them removed. This will take a long, long time to fix.]

A hundred things I learned writing my first technical book “Data-Oriented Programming” | Yehonathan Sharvit

A hundred things I learned writing my first technical book “Data-Oriented Programming” | Yehonathan Sharvit:

Usually readers stop reading after reading the middle of the book. If you want them to read the second half of your book, you need to find a way to hook them.
A possible way to hook your readers is to tell a story.
Inspiration is not linear. It’s OK to stop writing for a couple of hours.
Motivation is not linear. It’s OK to stop writing for a couple of weeks.

[Solid list. Excellent stuff]

Scripting News: Echoes of 2002

Scripting News: Echoes of 2002:

So much has changed. There was no Twitter or Facebook in 2002. None of the writing systems we use now existed. I think RSS 2.0 even predates WordPress.#
I have found a way to make it much simpler and easier to evolve feeds on the web, and I’m not waiting for permission I’m just going ahead. That’s in fact what happened after RSS 2.0 with podcasting. We just did it, no one objected, and off we went.

[Curious!]

Contraints & Creativity Podcast

Contraint: The state of being restricted or confined within prescribed bounds.

Creativity, the ability to bring into existence something new, whether a new solution to a problem, a new method or device, or a new artistic object or form.

A podcast. Soonish!

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