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May, 2022: 30 posts.

In service shutdown news, this from Facebook

Hi Joe,

Because you’ve previously used Nearby Friends, Weather alerts, Location History or Background Location, we’re letting you know that these products and features will no longer be available after May 31, 2022. Information you shared that was used for these experiences, including Location History and Background Location, will stop being collected after May 31, 2022, even if you have previously enabled them. Facebook will otherwise continue collecting location information for other experiences as described in our Data Policy.

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I can never remember the name of GitPrime which is now Pluralsight Flow

I worked for a startup a few years ago and one of the tools that company used to measure developer productivity was GitPrime. The tool tied into the primary code repository in GitHub and made reports on the work done. It measured commits by size and pattern. It was fairly intelligent about attempting to create a composite picture of the work being done to make useable metrics. And not just that, but to contextualize the trends.

Anyway, when describing this tool to measure performance, I can never ever remember the name. It does not help that the name has changed to Pluralsight Flow. I always end up bugging Eric Lawler for this (he was the CTO there) and he’s always very nice about remembering the name since the bills got paid via him.

But when in doubt, blog it!

Also, here are some screenshots that do a pretty good job documenting what the reports looked like. I grabbed (read: stole) these screenshots from a site called DiscoverCloud, here. After the acquisition and rename, the the screenshots I see in the new site are a bit different. These screens give the flavor of the tool:

Keming is a real word!

From Ironic Sans, David Friedman’s newsletter: 60: The Case for Keming. It’s his argument for the inclusion of “keming” in the dictionary.

keming. (kèm'-ing). M. The result of improper kerning.

I have been following Ironic Sans a long time. I remember reading his original post, I believe via RSS: Idea: A new typography term in 2008.

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