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Dave Winer
Re: Waiter, there's a tweet in my river! - http://scripting.com/2014...
"Thanks! I love the way it works and looks. I think they'll like it too. ;-)" - Dave Winer
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Re: The lost art of software testing - http://scripting.com/2014...
"It's even worse, without basic regression testing, important features break, and stay broken. Chrome has been plagued with serious problems over the last few years. They do get fixed, but they last a long time, and they're the kinds of things that should never make it to users. It's hard to believe they use this software themselves it's so broken. Problem is Firefox and Safari are no better. And we stopped using MSIE because it became completely unusable, and they didn't care to fix it. If we want it to change, we can make it change, by organizing the information and making sure it's public, not hidden, the way it is today." - Dave Winer
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Re: The lost art of software testing - http://scripting.com/2014...
"Thanks! Coming from you that's especially gratifying. ;-)" - Dave Winer
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Re: The lost art of software testing - http://scripting.com/2014...
"Don, great story, and so true. So out of curiosity what was the disastrous release?" - Dave Winer
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Re: iOS 8 is doing something with RSS - http://scripting.com/2014...
"I don't like this comment at all -- it assumes I think it's good for Apple to be doing "Something" with RSS. Because when they do something, later they take it out, or worse, put up a dialog scolding you for wanting to look at a feed. Their confusion is not a good thing, and this is an example of that not-good-thing. Further using the d-word in conjunction with anything is not cool, even you're saying somehting is not D. Drop the whole idea. RSS is a format, it's not alive, and it sure as hell isn't and never was and never will be D." - Dave Winer
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Re: Using RiverBrowser with River4 - http://river4.smallpict.com/2014...
"That's great to hear. ;-) Keep an eye out for other problems. That was a bit of sloppy programming, and this is all new code, so there are likely to be other problems. Thanks for staying with this." - Dave Winer
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"Do you have a pointer to a writeup of the problem??" - Dave Winer
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Re: Using RiverBrowser with River4 - http://river4.smallpict.com/2014...
"Any news on whether the fix worked??" - Dave Winer
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"It'll take a while to get to check or fix this. Sorry. One would think the browser would stay pretty constant across OS versions. ;-)" - Dave Winer
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Re: iOS 8 is doing something with RSS - http://scripting.com/2014...
"That makes sense -- they bundled their Podcast app with iOS 8, and it can't be removed. But the behavior is pretty senseless. When I click on the feed for Scripting News it asks if I want to subscribe to the podcast. It's true I do occasionally include a podcast in my feed, but that's not really most sensible thing. I wish there was some way to influence them here, they clearly, as a company, do not understand or love RSS. Why not let people who do love it help them. Oh well. Get ready for iOS 9 when they do something else completely irrational. ;-(" - Dave Winer
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Re: Using RiverBrowser with River4 - http://river4.smallpict.com/2014...
"Good. Thank you for testing it so thoroughly. When this is through, you can have another career as a software tester. :-) I do really appreciate your help. Want to be sure you know that. And I may have fixed the problem. At least in the case I was seeing, it's fixed. Please try it yourself and let me know if it works for you." - Dave Winer
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Re: Using RiverBrowser with River4 - http://river4.smallpict.com/2014...
"Good news -- I was able to reproduce the problem here. Now I have to figure out why it's happening." - Dave Winer
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Re: Using RiverBrowser with River4 - http://river4.smallpict.com/2014...
"Okay that helps a little. Now please also pay attention to the questions I ask, and next time, try to give more info. What Twitter account were you using? Did you follow the instructions for setup above (especially item #2). How many times did you try it? Did it fail every time?" - Dave Winer
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Re: New iPhone questions - http://scripting.com/2014...
"Aha! That's the answer I want to hear. ;-)" - Dave Winer
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Re: Facebook is not for news, yet - http://scripting.com/2014...
"I think that's right. To me Facebook is more like a BBS from the 80s, and Twitter is like a river of news. On the other hand, I had a hierarchic BBS in the 80s, with a dual view. One where you could see all the posts in reverse chronologic order, like Twitter (but long before Twitter) and the other where you could browse the hierarchy. And the big thing that made it work is you could jump back and forth between them at any time. So if you were at an item in the "message scanner" (that's the river) you could immediately see the threading context, with one command." - Dave Winer
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"It's not ready yet, but I'm thinking about you as I'm putting it together. You're in the perfect spot to use this. ;-)" - Dave Winer
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Re: New iPhone questions - http://scripting.com/2014...
"Interesting. My iPhone 5S had stabilization with Hyperlapse. I thought they were doing it, not the phone." - Dave Winer
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Re: New iPhone questions - http://scripting.com/2014...
"Thanks, but I'm just taking notes. ;-) Any software tester (or developer) could do this." - Dave Winer
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Re: Why we give it up for Apple - http://scripting.com/2014...
"You know the answers to these questions as well as I do. Write a blog post, I'll read it. This is not a debating/arguing space." - Dave Winer
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Re: Why we give it up for Apple - http://scripting.com/2014...
"I didn't say you have to do anything. Does that help sort out your confusion? Also I'm not a reporter. I paid for my iPhone." - Dave Winer
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Re: Facebook is not for news, yet - http://scripting.com/2014...
"I put CNN in there as a bit of a dig -- the press critics ought to think about how good cable news is for this stuff. Anything is an improvement. We have a long way to go on the net, and in some ways we're moving backwards. But the press people are looking really foolish, like they're more interested in talking than in actually saying anything -- which of course is the hole the net has crawled into, and has to crawl out of." - Dave Winer
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Re: Why we give it up for Apple - http://scripting.com/2014...
"That's exactly right. And UPS/Fedex is Santa. iPhones even go pretty close to the North Pole on their trip to us. ;-)" - Dave Winer
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Re: Chrome clipboard and debugger breakage - http://scripting.com/2014...
"Thanks for the tip. That'll be useful even if there wasn't breakage in the browser." - Dave Winer
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Re: The "source" namespace - http://source.smallpict.com/2014...
"Just one. The idea is that it's the source code for the element." - Dave Winer
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Re: The frenzy of online - http://scripting.com/2014...
"Glad I'm not the only one who thinks so. It's pathetic. They've decided you're in their "market" but they're supposed to be your friend. You're getting a "message" instead of friendship. This is the inverse of the Cluetrain. Instead of corporations acting as if they had a soul, human beings are acting like corporations, in a maudlin way, because it's entirely profitless. Scoble, on Facebook, writes about two things: Scoble and Facebook. So tell me, what do I get from being part of his horde? All I can see is that I get to feel like I'm part of a horde. Which is what I want to run away from." - Dave Winer
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Re: Chrome clipboard and debugger breakage - http://scripting.com/2014...
"When it happens it happens in all circumstances. There are no workarounds short of force-quitting the browser, and starting over with all my tabs. But even then it often doesn't work, even after a reboot of the machine." - Dave Winer
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Re: The "source" namespace - http://source.smallpict.com/2014...
"%lt;source:outline> is only a sub-element of <item>. It never appears outside the context of an item. Can you show me the example you're referring to? Which feed? I have several. ;-)" - Dave Winer
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Re: The frenzy of online - http://scripting.com/2014...
"It seems Seinfeld was prescient. He made a show about nothing. Perfect for the Internet of 2014." - Dave Winer
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Re: Chrome clipboard and debugger breakage - http://scripting.com/2014...
"Nothing like that. I'm very wary of such extensions for exactly this reason. ;-)" - Dave Winer
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