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Ben Sandofsky
Developer of and Spectre.
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Ben Sandofsky 11h
If you've ever wanted to cringe for an hour straight, here you go.
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Ben Sandofsky 11h
Replying to @film_girl
It's not just you. Just got autocorrected so fries (as in "french fries”) became “fríes.” It definitely feels like this happens more in the last few years.
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sarah jeong 18h
Can we stop framing online toxicity around the evils of anonymity and the sad lives of aimless boys and young men. Because, uh, there's a bunch of *Silicon Valley venture capitalists* brigading a young female journalist online
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Adam Rogers 20h
They are gamergating a journalist.
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Ben Sandofsky 20h
VCs: “It’s about ethics in tech journalism.”
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Ben Sandofsky 20h
Replying to @spavis
Can I steal this?
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Elizabeth Spiers Jul 1
One of the dumbest things about this is how it utterly misunderstands media in general, but particularly the history of media and how newspapers worked pre-Internet. Lotta tech people in this thread demonstrating that they never read any of these fabled "print newspapers."
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Ben Sandofsky Jul 1
In the last few years, journalists have done important work exposing bad behavior in tech. A lot of people in the VC scene are responding with anti-journalist rhetoric.
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Gary Bernhardt Jul 1
The visual evidence of Dropbox's excessive complication here is damning. All of this in service of "not confusing users with files". We've made so many things complicated but also artificially limited just to save users from that one concept.
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Ben Sandofsky Jun 30
Replying to @DonMacAskill
My understanding is that it accomplishes this by rendering everything server side. From playing with it with WiFi turned off, it seems barely function offline. Back when I was commuting on Caltrain, it would have been useless to me.
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Ben Sandofsky Jun 30
Replying to @jorilallo
I don't care, and I don't mean that with spite. I literally don't care about your app, one way or another. I saw it pop up in timeline, so I spent 30 seconds checking it out. I saw it's Electron. "Ok, it's another one of those," and I moved on.
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Ben Sandofsky Jun 30
Every week someone announces a new productivity app. I'm tired of signing up and being disappointed, so now I just download their Mac app and check the frameworks folder. Nope.
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Halide Jun 29
Halide 1.17.2 is out now! While we cannot recommend or officially support iOS 14, this update will fix a crash for the poor daredevils living on the edge. Do continue to send us your feedback! :)
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Ben Sandofsky Jun 29
Every few months I start writing an article about learning to code. Thank god I have the self-awareness to stop.
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Amy #BlackLivesMatter Jun 28
*cough* if you think it’s a good idea to make a thing after somebody tweets “i want a thing,” read my essay on The Pizza Crust Problem
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Ben Sandofsky Jun 27
Generally the Python code is a prototype to test an algorithm. It’s not mean to be performant, so it's going to have to be rewritten to run on the client. At that point, it makes most sense to use something else.
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Ben Sandofsky Jun 27
We use the right tools for the job, so our apps are almost entirely Swift and Metal, with sprinkles of Objective-C when it makes sense.
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Ben Sandofsky Jun 27
On a tech level, mature scripting languages are interchangeable. Community/ecosystem matters more than syntax. In our case, Python is ubiquitous in image processing research. So if we'll never escape Python, might as well standardize on it as the company scripting language.
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Ben Sandofsky Jun 26
Replying to @manuel
Kitura was dropped by IBM in January, so it's effectively dead. In theory that will shore up the Vapor ecosystem, which is still nascent.
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Ben Sandofsky Jun 26
Replying to @manuel
If I wanted to beta test instead of shipping, I'd just write Rust.
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