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2022 media diet

movies the eyes of tammy faye - i still cannot believe that this was jessica chastain. but tammy faye does come off looking better than i recall her being in the 80s. the lost daughter - uh, good, i guess? i could not get into it. the power of the dog - talk about a slow burn. brilliant. love and monsters - fumb dun the last duel - great, now i’m thinking about my heirs....

January 1, 2022 · sulrich

25-Sep, 2022 - morning links, etc.

links, etc Geek Wars - aka fear of a black hobbit conservative whining about casting is pure snowflake behavior. this quote is far too polite, but a solid argument. My contempt is not for people who love genre fiction. It’s for people who feel assaulted by the presence of women protagonists or people of color in their genre fiction. I don’t consider that a reasonable or substantive complaint about the quality of the work....

September 25, 2022 · steve ulrich

19-Sep, 2022 - afternoon links, etc.

links, etc The iPhone 14 Feature Apple Didn’t Tell You About | iFixit News serviceability as a feature is really something i would love to see folks marketing aggressively. i would totally pay a slight premium for a phone that was a little more serviceable that i could sweat another year or so on a battery replacement.

September 19, 2022 · steve ulrich

11-Sep, 2022 - afternoon links, etc.

links, etc AOC on the Fight for Abortion Rights and Whether She’ll Ever Be President | GQ just a straight up solid interview. i’m a fan. Research talk: Cloud networking for a post-Moore’s Law era - Microsoft Research this disgorged itself from my reading/watch queue. there’s some interesting tidbits in this video. in case you missed the memo from the past couple of week’s SIGCOMM paper releases....

September 11, 2022 · steve ulrich

10-Sep, 2022 - afternoon links, etc.

links, etc Why is China so Obsessed With Food Security? this was an interesting read. summary, china’s on the edge wrt food security and understands the potential impacts associated with food embargos, etc. should it invade taiwan. the stats ref’d are not encouraging. though, the efficiency and performance of their crop yields sounds impressive.

September 10, 2022 · steve ulrich

01-Sep, 2022 - morning links, etc.

links, etc The Obsessive Pleasures of Mechanical-Keyboard Tinkerers | The New Yorker well, this hit a little close to home.

September 1, 2022 · steve ulrich

30-Aug, 2022 - morning links, etc.

links, etc caught the ‘rona. catching up on reading. 240/4 As Seen by RIPE Atlas | RIPE Labs the tl;dr - amazon and VZ are using 240/4 internally. hardly shocking. still, let’s get our collective shit together on the IPv6 migration. A Simple Rule for Planning Your Fall Booster Shot - The Atlantic i’ve been holding out for the bivalent vaccines and an extended weekend wedding did me in....

August 30, 2022 · steve ulrich

28-Aug, 2022 - afternoon links, etc.

links, etc Weird monitor bugs people sent me in the last 5 years — Alin Panaitiu via HN. this was an interesting dive into the generation of display IDs on a mac.

August 28, 2022 · steve ulrich