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mattrubin
    Dear Denver Post, It’s generally a good idea to watch the keynote *before* you write the headline, so that your headline actually matches reality. Image [photos.app.net]
    mattrubin
      Maybe he’s saving it for later… Image [photos.app.net]
      mattrubin
        Well, this is new… apparently the text message spammers bought themselves an iPhone! 💰💍🎁 Image [photos.app.net]
        mattrubin
          @zero I really enjoyed Fez, but I did a fair bit of confused wandering trying to get from place to place. The in-game map does help, though, and it should tell you where you’ve been before.
          mattrubin
            @spacekatgal Sounds like a fair assessment. The idealistic vision seemed to be that ADN would attract the developers, and the developers would bring the users, but there’s a bit of a chicken-egg problem in that.
            mattrubin
              @spacekatgal I agree! I’m curious, though: do you think a dearth of women at App.net played a role in where the service has ended up? Or do you think we’d have ended up in this limbo situation regardless of the gender composition of the team?
              mattrubin
                @spacekatgal I believe Sasha (@sasha17) was a member of the ADN team, working on operations and accounting. However, if your focus is on female engineers, I think you are correct.
                mattrubin
                  Hey developers! Does anyone know of a directory of open-source iOS apps? I’m about to start a new project, and if there’s something similar out there already I’d rather contribute to an existing code base.
                  mattrubin
                    @stwrz Looks great! I think there might be a word missing in the Pricing section: “We'd love to answer some of questions…”
                    mattrubin
                      "'Urban legend' is now anything you didn't already read on the Internet.” - Ian Bogost [arstechnica.com]
                      mattrubin
                        @mps Oh, I opted for the slower option. Then again when they wanted my social security number. In about 40 days I’ll have finally managed to withdraw my balance, and then I’ll be closing my PayPal account.
                        mattrubin
                          In the end, I’ll wait 2-3 days for confirmation, 3-4 days to transfer, an extra month for the withdrawal limit, and 3-4 days to transfer again. I know PayPal has reasons for strict security, but it’s no wonder they’re being disrupted left and right.
                          mattrubin
                            After all this, I was finally allowed to withdraw money, only to discover there’s a limit on how much I can withdraw each month. To lift this limit, PayPal wants me to give them another debit or credit card, or give them my social security number.
                            mattrubin
                              Once I had begrudgingly linked my bank account, PayPal wanted to confirm I own the account - by requesting my bank login information, so they can log in as me. The only confirmation method that doesn’t require giving up my password takes an extra 2-3 days.
                              mattrubin
                                Today I decided to withdraw the money from my PayPal account. The easiest free method seemed to be “Transfer to Bank Account.” This actually meant *link* a bank account, which PayPal will now save forever and happily draw money from in the future.
                                mattrubin
                                  I generally dislike PayPal, but I recently used it to collect money from friends after I bought a bunch of theater tickets for the group. I would have preferred Square Cash or Venmo or check or actual cash, but these people all had PayPal accounts.
                                  mattrubin
                                    Recently-discovered downside to receiving all email through your own domain name. If you mess up your MX records and don’t get any emails for a week, there’s no one to blame but yourself. The upside is a refreshingly email-free week.
                                    mattrubin
                                      @mps It would be! I was worried I would have to find all the interesting people again. It might be a refreshing shake-up, but I’m sure I’d miss plenty of people.