Simon Willison’s Weblog


Saturday, 4th November 2017

gillyb/sensitive: A native desktop version of the kibana sense plugin. I love using the Sense UI for developing against Elasticsearch, but it’s infuriatingly hard to obtain these days. You can install it as a Kibana plugin but I work with multiple Elasticsearch instances and I don’t want to have to get it installed on all of them. Until recently I was using a Chrome extension for it, but that’s now been disabled as containing malware and removed from the Chrome extension store. I’ve now switched to Sensitive, which packages Sense up as a native OS X application using Electron. # 7:35 pm

Animoji karaoke performing Bohemian Rhapsody (via) Animoji just might be the most important advance in computer science in a decade. # 7:29 pm

Using “import refs” to iteratively import data into Django

I’ve been writing a few scripts to backfill my blog with content I originally posted elsewhere. So far I’ve imported answers I posted on Quora (background), answers I posted on Ask MetaFilter and content I recovered from the Internet Archive.

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Apple reserves new emojis for point releases, instead of major upgrades, to incentivize people to keep updating. Very smart strategy.

SwiftOnSecurity # 4:15 pm

My blog: Items tagged “askmetafilter”. I’ve imported all 55 of my answers to questions on Ask MetaFilter (to accompany my previous Quora import) going back to 2005. # 4:43 am