That Apple revoked the developer certificates of * isn’t news any more. That they’re the 1st & only, and it took them so so long, is news.

Must-have travel gear – inexpensive zipper bags / Boing Boing:

Ever since I started using these nylon mesh zipper bags, my travel experience has improved. I have one bag for paper stuff and pens, one for medicine and first aid, one for tools and gear, one for cords and portable power, and one for snacks. When I get home I leave the bags in my suitcase, making packing much easier the next time I take a trip. The bags are see-through and very durable.

I just bought another set of these bags to hold components for Raspberry Pi projects. I think I have a total of 36 of these bags now.

I’m on board. The ones I have, which were labeled as makeup bags, increased over 500% since I bought them last. These seem a solid replacement.

They also work at TSA, or at least I’ve never had an issue with them. 

Michael Love on Twitter:

My general rule of thumb is that unless you’re a) paying for it and also b) those payments represent a significant source of revenue for the company offering it, it’s never worth investing significant effort to rely on a third-party API.

Medium is the current poster child for this, but myriad examples before and since Google killed of Reader exist.

Free/Open Source Software & Services suffer different ailments, such as developer abandonment and discoverability. At least with F/OSS the source code is available so someone else can carry on.