Four short links: 6 May 2016
Apple Music UX, Awesome Tensorflow, DNS Chokepoint, and Open Source Bibliometrics
- Apple Stole My Music, No Seriously — Amber relayed to me that she’s had to suffer through many calls from people who cancelled their Apple Music subscription after the free, three-month trial, only to discover that all of their own music files had been deleted and there was no way to get them back. It seemed like a good idea at the time, I’m sure. The product manager said “no, we’ll make them click through a warning, it’ll be fine. The service is amazing, nobody will go back.” I also find the pro/am distinction interesting: anyone who is serious about a medium despises the tools for managing their collection.
- Awesome Tensorflow — … a curated list of awesome TensorFlow experiments, libraries, and projects.
- Elsevier Shuts Down a Sci-Hub Domain — DNS proving a coarse-grained but effective chokepoint, the Web’s app store single-throat-to-choke. Sure can still go straight to IP address, but that’s for nerds not normals.
- OpenBR — open source biometrics.