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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. love and monsters - fumb dun the last duel - great, now i’m thinking about my heirs. the nowhere inn - it’s kind of a turducken of a documentary, but it’s really quite interesting to watch....

January 1, 2022 · sulrich

herd immunity?

random notes: COVID-omicron it’s been personally interesting to see how many of our initial assumptions/thoughts around pandemic recovery have turned out to be utterly useless. vaccines were supposed to deliver us the ability to develop herd immunity. fortunately, for COVID-wuhan they seem to have. but the never ending train of variants afflict those of us who’ve been vax’ing to the max. albeit to greater or lesser degrees of severity. it’s clear that COVID-omicron is worse than a case of the sniffles for many fully vax’d folks....

July 2, 2022 · steve ulrich

Jun 2022 - links, etc.

links, etc [2205.04193] SRv6: Is There Anybody Out There? i wonder how much press this will get from the SRv6 evangelism task force (aka cisco marketing)? I Should Be Able to Mute America much this. The Return of Industrial Warfare | Royal United Services Institute there’s a lot to unpack in this article. though, i’m not quite sure how i ran across it. the only plus side to rampant gun ownership in this country is the fact that there’s a robust market for small arms ammunition which might help ramp up production in wartime....

June 16, 2022 · steve ulrich

May 2022 - links, etc.

links, etc Exposed by a Strava KOM: The many lives of a fake pro cyclist - CyclingTips there’s so much in this article that’s just bonkers. A Fundraising Email from the Galactic Senate Majority Leader - McSweeney’s Internet Tendency this largely represents the state of my INBOX. having made a contribution to one politician has resulted in being spammed for months on end by a collection of politicians that i’ve never heard of in races i cannot summon the righteous angst for, particularly relative to the number of asks for my moolah they make....

May 2, 2022 · steve ulrich

Apr 2022 - links, etc.

links, etc ‘Chocolate Rain’ at 15: A 4,000-Word Interview With Tay Zonday About… Everything - Racket when asked why he was bullish on NFTs/crtypo, etc. No, I wouldn’t say I’m “bullish.” That’s over-simplified. Why doesn’t anybody accuse me of being “bullish” about the U.S. dollar fiat economy when I post about that ecosystem? I’ve talked about spending American dollars my entire life. The prejudice of this question is that we ought to normalize fiat economics as unremarkable and blockchain economics as noteworthy....

April 7, 2022 · steve ulrich

Mar 2022 - links, etc.

links, etc Why America Became Numb to COVID Deaths - The Atlantic there’s a lot to unpack here, well worth the read. C Isn’t A Programming Language Anymore - Faultlore i was more amused by this than i should have been. there’s a lot of truth in here. A homespun stitch in time could save us | Essay - Minnesota Reformer definitely a stop and make you pause article....

March 8, 2022 · steve ulrich

Feb 2022 - links, etc.

links, etc The Sick, Refreshing Honesty of Web3 - The Atlantic well, let’s all come to terms with reality and admire the grift. We Found The Real Names Of Bored Ape Yacht Club’s Pseudonymous Founders yawn… ‘It’s a glorified backpack of tubes and turbines’: Dave Eggers on jetpacks and the enigma of solo flight | Dave Eggers yeah … i’ll hold off on my jetpack....

February 1, 2022 · steve ulrich

Jan 2021 - links, etc.

20220101 can we survive technology in 1955 john von neumann wrote this for fortune magazine. there’s a ton of ground covered and it predates, but anticipates the rise of semiconductors, nods at the impacts of carbon dioxide on the climate, talks about weather control and climate control and the dangers inherent in the acceleration of technology. he is way ahead of the curve when it comes to seeing the impacts of what some of the most notable technologies to come out of the second world war would be....

January 1, 2022 · steve ulrich