Matthew Davidson (mjd) tagged google

User profile

Full name
Matthew Davidson
Sawtell, NSW, Australia
Hypersensitive New Age Guy

User actions


  1. Just did a vanity search. Once upon a time I was the third "Matthew Davidson" on # Jeez, those days are well and truly gone. Maybe that's why parents give their children weird names; it's not cruelty, it's #

    about 4 months ago from web
  2. @strypey Damnit. You started me looking into this again. Here's "Eben # on #, # and Government Surveillance" a year before # and right on the money:

    about 4 months ago from web in context
  3. Discarded the idea of running # on my phone as impractical. Instead disabling/replacing pre-loaded crapware one component at a time. Even the MIT/Apache-licensed bits. If there's a chance #, #, or # have touched it, I don't want it. Unclean! Unclean!

    about 5 months ago from web in context
  4. I need a # extension that automatically appends -foucault to # Scholar searches.

    about 8 months ago from web
  5. I persist in deleting browser cookies from # services, despite suspecting their fingerprinting algorithm just identifies me as "that guy who keeps deleting his cookies".

    about 9 months ago from web
  6. #, world leaders in solving the wrong problems:

    about a year ago from web
  7. #! Try this! # wins all obfuscated code competitions from here to doomsday.

    Monday, 21-Dec-15 20:45:05 AEDT from web
  8. #: "Im in ur appz, braking." As the "open" gurus will tell you, who needs Web # if every vendor publishes an API?

    Saturday, 02-May-15 16:50:29 AEST from web
  9. # # automatically loading the next # video it thinks I should watch, turning the gleeful run down the nostalgia rabbit hole into a grim algorithmically-determined forced march.

    Saturday, 21-Feb-15 21:33:56 AEDT from web in context
  10. Who could have predicted #+ would be a flop? Oh, wait. Me and @tregeagle, actually. !enc

    Thursday, 22-Jan-15 08:15:30 AEDT from web
  11. Great. Now # thinks I'm a fan of William F. Buckley Jr, and is recommending loads of patrician pre-neo-con vids. I am, but only because he's the American Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling.

    Saturday, 10-Jan-15 19:19:08 AEDT from web in context
  12. #+ drops real name policy. Now we can't be sure about the identity of the guy who still uses Google+. #

    Tuesday, 22-Jul-14 17:35:45 AEST from web
  13. "the recent European “right to be forgotten” law seems […] strange and unreasonable to the powers that be at # It’d be like a meat farm where the cows go on strike and demand better food. Cows are the product, and they aren’t supposed to complain."

    Thursday, 26-Jun-14 19:50:54 AEST from web
  14. "We pay a lot of money for discovery tools. And then I go off and just use # Scholar." #

    Monday, 19-May-14 14:41:13 AEST from web
  15. I can no longer remember precisely my sceptical initial prediction about #+, but whatever it was, I stand by it.

    Saturday, 26-Apr-14 12:48:38 AEST from web in context
  16. So to the client with a high traffic site who insisted on # Analytics because that's what everybody else uses, then yesterday switched the # module - configured to hit the Piwik instance on my maxed-out main server - back on: karma's going to get you. #

    Thursday, 03-Apr-14 17:34:39 AEDT from web in context
  17. @ruben …plus, we will probably have found the DOI by searching some crapademic database. It must be a conspiracy masterminded by Page and Brin. We can rely on a teetering tower of databases, or just go "F**k it, I'll # it!"

    Wednesday, 19-Mar-14 21:13:29 AEDT from web in context
  18. @ruben Actually, my back _has_ been giving me grief all week. That's really # #

    Wednesday, 05-Mar-14 10:57:25 AEDT from web in context
  19. @ruben What are you studying at the moment? # is recommending I watch videos on back pain treatment. # #

    Tuesday, 04-Mar-14 18:00:53 AEDT from web in context
  20. "Yes, I think it is a bit rich for the CEO of # to complain that the # is getting a copy of the data it stole from you fair and square." # Bruce Schneier

    Tuesday, 17-Dec-13 14:28:34 AEDT from web in context