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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.
                  mattrubin
                    When your @ADN subscription expires, the list of people you follow is cut to 40. Fortunately, when you renew your membership, you magically refollow everyone you previously followed. Embarrassingly, they all get notified at once. Hello, everyone!
                    mattrubin
                      @mps You’re quite welcome! I must admit, I first followed you ages ago, but then let my subscription lapse and was restricted to 40 follows. When I renewed my membership just now, I suspect 184 people were notified as I magically re-followed them!
                      mattrubin
                        @duerig That’s what I was hoping, too. Still, it’ll be fun to play with the resources they have released. If you end up using them, I’d love to see what you come up with.
                        mattrubin
                          @duerig Ah, that’s too bad. On closer look, it seems they just intended these files for reference, rather than execution. Many of the js files seem to be generated asset manifests, with hard-coded asset URLs.
                          mattrubin
                            @duerig I haven’t looked to closely at the source, but this repo looks like it contains the game server code. https://github.com/tinyspeck/glitch-GameServerJS // @ollie @oluseyi @kosso
                            mattrubin
                              @duerig I loved Glitch! It had a very whimsical, friendly feel to it. I’m tempted to attempt an iPad port now that the code and assets are available.
                              mattrubin
                                This typo from an Adobe "support" agent says a lot about my relationship with that company. — photos.app.net/14822878/1
                                mattrubin
                                  They're up to some interesting things at Stanford. http://favd.net/pic/13184836
                                  mattrubin
                                    This is my office today. http://favd.net/pic/13062010
                                    mattrubin
                                      @ryantharp It might not be what you’re looking for, but Mixpanel aggregates their mobile analytics data and tracks adoption over time: https://mixpanel.com/trends
                                      mattrubin
                                        Of all the cool old things I’ve found in my grandmother’s house over the years, this is by far the coolest. Say hello to my new desk! Image [photos.app.net]
                                        mattrubin
                                          "Mushrooms are now classified as an intermediate life form between plants and animals..." favd.net/pic/12413729