Except that, as the New Yorker article makes clear, “reasonable” for one person is not the same as “reasonable” for another. I’m fine with my registrar knowing I own a domain and where I live. I’m not fine with just anyone being able to look that up. IP lawyers think it’s totally reasonable to have access to that data. Law enforcement too. Is that reasonable?
Spending some time at work today struggling through what Whois Privacy even is with GDPR. It comes down to this: what data does your domain registrar have, and exactly who has access to it and for what reasons. Seems if the answers to those questions are reasonable, maybe there isn’t a place for Whois Privacy anymore?
This is a really well-written, thought-provoking article on what “privacy” even means. Why Do We Care So Much About Privacy?
Played a bit of tourist in our own city today. 15km run this morning through Parkdale, Roncy, Little Portugal and Chinatown. Then hit Queen West for a bit and grabbed early dinner downtown. Only regret was I never pulled my phone out to take any pics.
The school year is almost over now and I couldn’t be prouder of my kids. Lindsey is off to the Ontario Math Olympiad this weekend in Oakville as part Team Toronto (one of three grade 8 girls). Mac received the Beaches Lions Club Award for Community Involvement today. Both are amazing kids in their own way and for Mac, in spite of the challenges that Fragile X has thrown at her.
PC majority in Ontario tonight. At least we’ll have a strong opposition from the NDP. On a personal note, I’m happy to see Scarborough-Southwest go NDP by a wide margin.
Facebook error means as many as 14 million people posted stuff publicly that they thought was only shared with a small group of friends. That. Is. Brutal. Avoid this kind of “mistake” affecting you in the future. Delete your Facebook.
Bummed that Discovery Channel Canada’s show Daily Planet is no more. I interned there for a summer 12 years ago (?) and had a real fun time with some great people. I guess the writing was on the wall when Discovery started showing Big Bang Theory re-runs recently. No room for a daily science show on TV, I guess.
I can’t ever resist installing the iOS betas on my iPhone and iPad. Usually it means a few months of annoyances, but this beta of iOS 12 is really, really stable. It’s not perfect though. Games in particular are crashy. Mini Metro freezes up regularly and Real Racing 3 won’t even start. I think it’s maybe Game Center related.
So yeah…posting from the WordPress iOS app on my iPad Pro running iOS 12 b1. So far, so good. It’s easily the most stable first beta I’ve ever run. Only bummer is that Real Racing 3 crashes on startup.
Generally pleased with the WWDC announcements today. How long can I hold off before I stupidly install Beta 1 on my iPhone and iPad? Only time will tell.
Life hack so I can’t forget my running watch if I have to charge it before I head over to my run club.
Looking forward to a nice 15km run tomorrow. The route features views of the Ride For Heart cyclists out on the DVP. These reasonable distance Sunday runs are quite enjoyable.
That was a glorious seven days of dealing with crap that resulted from issues and bugs that weren’t our doing but that we felt all the pain from.
One of the things I love about listening to developer-focused podcasts like Core Intuition and Under the Radar is that as I hear the devs working through issues and discussing things, I have my product manager hat on and I’m thinking through the reasons why maybe Apple did the APIs that way, or armchair quarterbacking the decisions the dev hosts made in building their products.
The latest Core Int was awesome for that. I ended up thinking through the Photos app drag and drop issue from Apple’s perspective where the full resolution photo might not be there at the time of the drag. I can picture the meetings where they had to work through the various workarounds and compromises that came with their iCloud Photo sync system.
Solving complex problems like that and trying find the best mix of compromises (there are always compromises) is what I love the most about being a product manager. I’m also fortunate to have a couple of very smart developers and an excellent UX/UI designer to collaborate with daily.
Honest question. Why are we naming subtropical storms all of a sudden?
Halfway through the latest episode of Top Four and I had to stop and listen to Jagged Little Pill for the first time in ages.
Crazy start to the weekend on Friday evening thanks to some work stuff. Then a nice, productive Saturday. Went for a very enjoyable 15km run this morning in the heat. Watched a several hundred miles of cars racing (still going). It’s back to the craziness tomorrow morning I think. At least we’re just watching it unfold, for the most part.
Surfing around the web while connected through a VPN server in Germany is pretty amazing today. Some sites are literally just not accessible to anyone in the EU (like the LA Times). Others have the most impressively invasive cookie warnings.
This is fun. Go to https://uk.yahoo.com then click “Manage Options”. Then Manage again on the next page. Then click show. I think Yahoo has enabled every user tracking system known to mankind.