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Julien
Re: Writing Software Applications In-House - http://continuations.com/post...
"Also, this the tue Unix spirit : small loosely couple pieces that work together. I'm so happy to see the web evolving in this direction and away from the tech giant/silos/blackholes." - Julien
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Re: Heartbleed: What Is The Correct Response? - http://avc.com/2014...
"Change your password on any service that has data that you can't afford to see compromised. Also keep in mind that any data you exchanged with any service which was vulnerable could have been leaked, not just passwords, credit card numbers, SSN... Etc." - Julien
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Re: On Mozilla and Leadership - The Gong Show - http://thegongshow.tumblr.com/post...
"I'd say yes, despite all what happened. I have a lot of friends at Mozilla and one of the strong feelings there is "inclusiveness".... That no matter where you come from, and what you think on many non-web topics, as long as you're willing to check them out at the door, there is a place for you at Mozilla. Now, I think this may be a bit different for the role of CEO... (after all Brendan was the CTO for years and years and that did not create the same controversy). Maybe it's the way Brendan handled the controversy, maybe there's been a lot of misinformation from other players, maybe it's also that Mozilla itself is weaker than it's ever been..." - Julien
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Re: On Mozilla and Leadership - The Gong Show - http://thegongshow.tumblr.com/post...
"Hum. Brendan IS one of the founders of Mozilla..." - Julien
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Re: The Mobile Downturn - http://avc.com/2014...
"The blockchain is probably one of the most innovative "beasts" we've seen in a long time, but I also think that the web stack is far from being dry at this point :) More than anything, I am convinced that whatever successes the app world achieved are in fact areas where the web needs to be stronger. It starts with discovery. App Stores have a lot of issues, but so do search engines when it comes to disocvering content and applications we use an love. The social web needs to step up here. It's also true when it comes to usability. Apps are on average far prettier and better designed than web apps because the OS + frameworks (iOS, or Android) offer a lot more building bricks than what JS + HTML has to offer. This is chnaging thnaks to initiatives like bootstrap, but we need more of that! Payment is also a big aspect of why mobile wins. Even if it's outrageous, itunes in-app purchases (or Android's) are incredibly easier to use that even Amazon 1-click purchase which is arguably one of..." - Julien
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Re: The decline of the mobile web - http://www.cdixon.org/2014...
""This is why you see so many popups and banners on mobile websites that try to get you to download apps. It is also why so many mobile websites are broken." Huh, is that surprising? They break their mobile sites and expect people to still use them more than apps? This is self fulfulling: if you make a sucky website, people will NOT use it. Make a wonderful mobile site and people will not care about your apps." - Julien
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Re: The decline of the mobile web - http://cdixon.org/2014...
""This is why you see so many popups and banners on mobile websites that try to get you to download apps. It is also why so many mobile websites are broken." Huh, is that surprising? They break their mobile sites and expect people to still use them more than apps? This is self fulfulling: if you make a sucky website, people will NOT use it. Make a wonderful mobile site and people will not care about your apps." - Julien
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Re: We’re No Worse Than The Guy Down the Street Joel... - The Gong Show - http://thegongshow.tumblr.com/post...
"Incredibly dispaointed by Matt's answers. I used to think that Google did not try to compare itself with anything..." - Julien
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Re: - Thisisgoingtobebig.com - Why I applied to the Union Square Ventures analyst position - http://www.thisisgoingtobebig.com/blog...
"Whoa! I have to say this is a bold and humble move. USV would benefit a lot from having you again, I'm sure!" - Julien
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Re: Kenya: Impressions (Cont’d) - http://continuations.com/post...
"I was very "bummed" to say the least when I heard about Facebook's Internet drones... To me it felt very much like a project from a golden and clueless tech crowed ben in practice tech is vibrant and some usages are actuallly already higher in these developing countries than what they are in our "developed" countries: payment is one of them... but the penetration of 3G is also surprisingly widespread." - Julien
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Re: IndieWeb: fragment subscriptions to microformats - http://blog.superfeedr.com/indiewe...
"Also, this post enables Webmentions :)" - Julien
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"Please, please, let me be reminded of this *every* day." - Julien
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Re: The Search For The Next Platform - http://avc.com/2014...
"I still question that "mobile" is the next platform. It's not that the web became mobile, it's the phones that become smart. The stack from '99 is still mostly the same today, even when consumed from a mobile device. Today's phones, however have very little to do with the ones from '99. So, I won't be looking for the next platform which would "replace" (sic!) mobile or the web, but I'm looking for places where the web is not yet and where it will soon be ubiquituous. It may be the (after such a long wait) the TV, or the cars, or even our homes, but my bet is on our body itself. And now for the crazy part: It started with all these smart bands or the 'quantified' self things. Soon (if not already) these devices will be "embedded" in a way that *we* are next!" - Julien
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Re: Follower Counts – AVC - http://www.usv.com/posts...
"These numbers tell a lot more about the platform that hosts them than about the content that's published there. There was a brilliant article by Tony Haile from Chartbeat that showed that 'popular' content on social network was very different from the content that people actually consume..." - Julien
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Re: Title-less items in my feed - http://scripting.com/2014...
"Dang. I read " All elements of an item are optional, however at least one of title or description must be present." so I understand that in theory that's all what's needed... but in practice, we both know that diffing (identifying new from old) is extremely hard without a <guid> element. The link is also almost always present because feeds are (in the vast majorityà representations of actual web (HTML) content..." - Julien
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Re: Title-less items in my feed - http://scripting.com/2014...
"This is interesting but brings a question: what's the minimal set of elements in an &lt;item&gt;? At this point, I'd say `&lt;link&gt;', '&lt;pubdate&gt;' and '&lt;guid&gt;' are very necessary, but maybe you disagree? Your feed has a '&lt;description&gt;' element as well. I think we still need that (or &lt;title&gt;) to make good looking links, because HTML requires both an href and an acnhor to make a link work, and most feeds are still probably going to be consumed thru an "HTML reader", right? PS: oddly enough, Disqus wants to close the <tags>, so they add stuff at the end of my comment :D" - Julien
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Re: On Google’s Future. Part 1 - http://www.asymco.com/2014...
"To me this shows one thing: the ad-based model is not very lucrative. I'd pay 100x ($120/quarter) eyes closed to not have the ads all over and get rid of the tracking that Google on everything I do. They would also save a lot of money by getting rid of all the tracking infrastructure, and I don't think I'm just 1/100 people who would do that." - Julien
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Re: I love Google voice translations | Nick Grossman's Slow Hunch - http://nickgrossman.is/post...
"Neckties!" - Julien
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Re: Decentralized Identity - http://avc.com/2014...
"Identity is decentralized in nature. There are many 'John Smith' in the world and in graveyards! A name only something to the ones who know that person. My 'John Smith' os not your 'John Smith', why does Facebook's John Smith be the same as Twitter's John Smith? In the end, (and it pains me to say so), I don't think it matter that some services are trying to centralize identity because it's only centralized to them. So I don't think namecoin and others are atcually addressing a real problem. Also, openId is more authentication than identity. It's more about validating my claim of being someone than asserting that I am a given person." - Julien
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Re: Not All Distributed Is Made the Same - The Gong Show - http://thegongshow.tumblr.com/post...
"Hum. I wouldn't say DNS is exempt of single point of failures. As a matter of fact, it *is* in itself a single point of failure of the web. Kill DNS servers of any ISP and in practice, the web becomes quite unusable for the people of that ISP. The decision process around DNS is too a single point of failure. However, DNS is extremely resilient given it's caching mechanism and everything can keep working for hours even if most of the system is broken for everyone!" - Julien
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Re: Tech Tuesday: Taking a Break - http://continuations.com/post...
"Enjoy Africa! Which part? I was in Tanzania last year in Feb, climbing Kilimanjaro and visiting a couple parks there. That was an amazing experience :)" - Julien
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Re: Relaunching Both Sides of the Table - http://www.bothsidesofthetable.com/2014...
"Nice! The top header is a bit larger than my taste allows :D Also, you should maybe replace your feedburner link with a https://subtome.com button: it's much easier to use and has up to date readers (it won't affet anyone using your feed aleader obviously!). There is a wordpress plugin for that to be easy: http://wordpress.org/plugins/s..." - Julien
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Re: Unregulated Crowdfunding - http://avc.com/2014...
"I'm with Albert and convinced that private and public markets are already merging. But, what stroke me in your post is "the world of technology is likely to solve this problem on its own". I believe this deserves a post in itself. It's both fascinating and encouraging but it also shows the "arrogance" of the tech crowd (me included!) who assumes that their (technical) solutions to problems are to be applied to everyone else. After all, maybe regulations have a role and maybe the agenda of people deciding of them is not just to protect the existing status quo. Maybe the fact that a problem can be solved technically does not mean that it *has* to be solved technically and not also politically, legally, and more." - Julien
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Re: Satoshi Nakamoto's Identity - The Gong Show - http://thegongshow.tumblr.com/post...
"I really feel bad for the guy, and generally this raises (once more!) the question of privacy and anonimity. This guy clearly does not want (or need!) the light on him, who are we to track him down? Why can't we just accept that this guy is just a random guy and that he could be everyone or anyone? After all, whatever he created was built on centuries worth of 'inventions', discoveries etc... maybe we should also celebrate these if he does not want the laurels?" - Julien
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Re: Connectivity in Emerging Markets - The Gong Show - http://thegongshow.tumblr.com/post...
"it's almost like a reverse "net-netrality": content producing platforms are going down in their infrastructure to make sure they're never subject to tolls/bans from network providers. I'm actually looking forward to seeing more web operators go down this path, whether it's thru owning their very infrastructure (like Google of Facebook it seems), but also maybe thru MVNOs using existing networks." - Julien
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Re: DNS Optimizations with Unbound - http://blog.superfeedr.com/dns-opt...
"True. It also has the option to add a "minimum" TTL fot caches. Setting it up with something small like 900 seconds also saves a lot of resources." - Julien
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Re: 2000 people own 75% of all the Bitcoins in the... - The Gong Show - http://thegongshow.tumblr.com/post...
"This is indeed worrisome for the credibility of BTC. If BTC is to succeeed it's because it's a decentralized platform that no-one controls. In practice, with such a bad distribution of ownership, it's obvious that some people control it more than others... Also, I wonder how the recent MtGox explosion impacted this distribution. It's likely that it increased concentration." - Julien
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Re: Why was this secret? | Derek Sivers - http://www.usv.com/posts...
"Derek is an amazing story teller and speaker as well. This post is indeed quite intreesting!" - Julien
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Re: My Talk At LeWeb Yesterday - http://www.avc.com/a_vc...
"What would be amazing is that someone gathered all your 'what's going to happen in XXX years' as I'm sure you've done many. I am not interested in comparing these talks with what eventually happened, but I'm interested in seeing how you're thinking evolved about the future." - Julien
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Re: José Padilla - The Hacker and Designer News Newsletter - http://jpadilla.com/post...
"Make an RSS feed too so I can subscribe using my reader rather than my inbox (which is already over packed!)" - Julien
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