August 4, 2018

Posting to Blot using Blotpub

This is a test of Amit Gawande’s Blotpub, a Micropub service for blogs. If this works, thanks Amit!

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August 3, 2018

Happy 21st Century! - antipope

Charlie Stross

Forget barbed wire, concentration camps, gas chambers and gallows, and Hugo Boss uniforms. That’s the 20th century pattern of centralized, industrialized genocide. In the 21st century deep-learning mediated AI era, we have the tools to inflict agile, decentralized genocide as a cloud service on our victims.

Good grief, how depressing. Not necessarily because of what he says, but because of how true it rings.

August 1, 2018

Things 3 on the latest Mojave beta

Looks like it won’t be long before Things 3 works again on the latest Mojave beta. Whew!

July 31, 2018

The Penna Bluetooth Keyboard

I was creating an eBay listing to sell my Penna Bluetooth keyboard and I thought I should probably make sure it worked first, since I hadn’t used it in months.

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The batteries were still good and it paired immediately. I started typing on its Cherry MX Blue switches and realized it was so fun and weird and cool-looking that I decided to keep it.

July 31, 2018

Jonathan Franzen about personal market share

Jonathan Franzen - NYT:

But then when it began to be that every individual person also had to be a product that they were selling and liking became paramount, that seemed like a very worrisome thing at a personal level as a human being. If you’re in a state of perpetual fear of losing market share for you as a person, it’s just the wrong mind-set to move through the world with.

July 29, 2018

My dad still plays hard

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