August 4, 2018

Posting to Blot using Blotpub

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

blot blogging
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.

life
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.

Penna keyboardPenna keyboard

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.

hardware
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.

social
July 29, 2018

My dad still plays hard

My dad telling me about his latest adventureMy dad telling me about his latest adventure

family