I’d been trying to find a way to break up with her for a few weeks.
There have been a couple of interesting responses to Medium’s email login without password feature, which I thought were worth addressing.
Bob Bùi says:
“Passwords are neither secure nor simple.”
This sounds like a controversial statement. Though people may need extra method(s) to ensure…
We launched our passwordless login system on June 29, 2015. This was originally published to Hatch, our internal version of Medium, on April 1, 2015. I wrote it to illustrate to my colleagues why I didn’t consider passwords to be a good option for securing users when we implemented our login system. See Hatching Inside Medium for context on this publication.
Until now, you could only sign in to Medium using Twitter or Facebook. Both these services make signing in quick and easy, and also allow us to build out our users’ connections, so we can show them stories written and recommended by people in their network.
Fun fact: I actually used this kind of technique to help write my online dating profile on RSVP many years back. I married the girl I met there, so maybe there’s something to it? If nothing else, it serves as a reminder of exceptional privilege.
So, the places that shaped me:
Authors on Medium have always owned the rights to the original content they publish here. However, some have argued persuasively for the ability to choose a license for their work other than All rights reserved.
It may seem esoteric, but there is significant value in this. We…
The walls are a vivid claustrophobic red, the kind of crimson that could effectively hide blood spatter. The single dusty window doesn’t let enough light in to illuminate the room, and the yellowing 40 watt incandescent lightbulb screwed directly into a socket in the the ceiling can’t do enough to chase away the shadows, or the sense of being incarcerated. A poor connection…
Everyone who posts on Medium already owns the rights to the original content they publish, but many have also expressed a desire to host Medium stories at their own domain.
We understand this. We want Medium to be the place for everyone’s stories and ideas, but that…
Past Jamie is a moron. Past Jamie took a bunch of shortcuts, the net result of which is that the code Present Jamie is writing is an order of magnitude more complex than it needs to be. Present Jamie understands the need to pragmatically cut the odd corner or two in order to hit a deadline, but Past Jamie appears to have cut so many in this portion of the codebase that…
Technical interviews suck. Even companies that have extensively studied and refined their process agree: there is no real correlation between interview performance and job performance.
Years ago, we did a study to determine whether anyone at Google is particularly good at hiring. We…
When people found out her name wasn’t spelled like the bird, most assumed Ren was named after the TV show Ren and Stimpy, but in truth, it was a little more touching. Her parents had wanted three kids, but were told by doctors that it would be miraculous if they could conceive even once, so when her mother Ellen fell pregnant, they were surprised and delighted.