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2023 media diet
movies knives out (no, not the new one) white noise (netflix) why did we watch this again? pinocchio (netflix) - very good. would recommend. the menu (on the plane) - very good. would recommend. jurassic world: dominion (amazon prime) - amusing, would not recommend. ticket to paradise (on the plane) - saccharin. would not recommend. patagonia films (on the plane) - i’ve been watching these on flights lately. they really make me feel like i’ve been living my life wrong....
books the high sierra: a love story (kim stanley robinson) i’m a fairly recent convert to KSR’s stuff. i’ve loved all of it and this is no exception. this is the first bit of non-fiction i’ve read by him. honestly, i don’t know if he has more. having done a limited amount of hiking in the sierra’s, i was hooked and burned through this a bit faster than i expected to....
30-May, 2023 - afternoon links, etc.
links, etc Let us serve you, but don’t bring us down | Internet Archive Blogs How Bitcoin and Other Crypto Keep Escaping Extinction After Crashes and Bubbles - Barrons How Bitcoin and Other Crypto Keep Escaping Extinction After Crashes and Bubbles | Barron’s The Ancient ‘Wonder Material’ Sucking CO2 Out of the Atmosphere In Defense of Disney’s Strange Solarpunk World - YouTube What the Apple Watch Ultra taught me about multiband GPS and failure - The Verge...
30-May, 2023 - morning links, etc.
links, etc NO_COLOR: disabling ANSI color output in various Unix commands it would be nice to see this baked into something a little more formal than this web site. still, this is a nice start. Private Spies Hired by the FBI and Corporate Firms Infiltrate Discord, Reddit, WhatsApp remember kids, if you’re doing anything publicly or in a forum where you don’t know all the participants, you really should be operating under the assumption that a profile is being assembled on you....
28-May, 2023 - morning links, etc.
links, etc Reflections on Ten Years Past The Snowden Revelations whoa. it’s been 10 years already? this is definitely worth a read. it’s kind of shocking to me how little has changed since. we have a lot more bits encrypted these days, but the consolidation of the destinations for the bits of encrypted traffic likely hasn’t really helped the situation.
27-May, 2023 - morning links, etc.
links, etc 43 Years Later, Star Wars Finally Explains a Glaring Canon Mistake ahhh … it’s the translator’s fault. Why more and more Americans are painting their lawns the whole notion of a grass lawn drenched in chemicals is so stupid to me. this doesn’t seem any better. the tl;dr - some company wanted to sell a lot of chemicals to us. they sold us the notion of manicured uniform lawns....
26-May, 2023 - afternoon links, etc.
links, etc A Day in the Life of a Woke Third-Grade Teacher, as Imagined by a Far-Right Politician - McSweeney’s Internet Tendency worth it for this little gem alone … As we begin tidying up the room, I mandate that the tallest white boy in class clean out the litter box the kids who identify as cats use.
23-May, 2023 - afternoon links, etc.
links, etc People Who Bike Are Subsidizing, Not Shirking, Street Costs this is a total banger on the matter.