In healthcare these days, ‘There’s an app for that’… unless you really need it

Sarah Lisker is a Program Manager at the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations and a collaborator in The OpEd Project. She manages SOLVE Health Tech, which bridges private sector innovation with public health expertise to make digital health accessible. When a digital health company announces a new app, everyone seems to think it’s going to improve health. Not me. Where…

Apex Legends door and death box glitch is instantly killing players – Dexerto

Respawn Entertainment Popular battle royale game Apex Legends has had its fair share of glitches and bugs since the games release back in February, but this newly discovered issue with doors might be among the most frustrating. Despite Respawn's best efforts, Apex Legends is not free from in-game glitches that can spoil a match for their players…

Walmart’s ‘The Big Save’ sale ends today: final deals on TVs, laptops, and more

While Amazon Prime Day ended on Tuesday, Walmart's 'The Big Save' sale has been extended to today with price cuts that rival the tech giant. You can find massive savings throughout the site on best-selling items. The best part about Walmart's summer sale is …

The Skills Poor Programmers Lack

The Skills Poor Programmers Lack 02/22/2019 A friend and I had a discussion about the basic skills that are often lacking in experienced programmers. How can a programmer work for ten or twenty years and never learn to write good code? So often they need close supervision to ensure they go down the right path,…

Fsyncgate: Errors on fsync are unrecoverable (2018)

Fsyncgate: errors on fsync are unrecovarable This is an archive of the original "fsyncgate" email thread. This is posted here because I wanted to have a link that would fit on a slide for a talk with a mobile-friendly non-bloated format. From:Craig Ringer Subject:Re: PostgreSQL's handling of fsync() errors is unsafe and risks data loss…

What I Know About: Being Sick at Work

Workplace accommodations can be a fraught topic - what are you legally entitled to? How do you figure out what’s reasonable? How do you manage the emotions around needing help? I’m pretty happy with how I handle my illness / invisible disability / whatever-you-wanna-call-it at work these days, and thought I’d share some notes on…

Don’t hold your breath for the moon

In the house in which I grew up, a single framed newspaper front page loomed over us. “MAN ON MOON“, it declared jubilantly, in an enormous, suitably momentous typeface. Subheadings included “‘It’s very pretty up here … a fine, soft surface’” and, of course, “A giant leap for mankind.” One leap forward, three steps back.…

Week in Review: The one-way web and Elon Musk’s Neuralink

Hello, weekenders. This is Week-in-Review, where I give a heavy amount of analysis and/or rambling thoughts on one story while scouring the rest of the hundreds of stories that emerged on TechCrunch this week to surface my favorites for your reading pleasure. Last week, I offered up some mildly interesting takes on how Waymo was…

Cool new Pixel 3, 3 XL, Pixel 3a XL, and Pixel Slate deals are...

After marking down the high-end Pixel 3 and 3 XL by an all-time high $300 with Fi activations, Google is (predictably enough) spreading the love to its main US e-store, where you can now purchase the two phones at a decent discount with no obligations or strings attached whatsoever.Unfortunately, the unlocked Google Pixel 3 and…

Respawn finally address Apex Legends healing bug, Mastiff issues and more – Dexerto

Respawn Entertainment Developers of Apex Legends, Respawn Entertainment, have revealed a number of new bugs they are investigating, as they try to give players the best possible in-game experience.  Community reception to Apex Legends has been overwhelmingly positive, as it tries to maintain its strong position in the oversaturated battle royale market.  While players have flocked…