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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....

January 1, 2023 · sulrich

2023 books

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....

January 1, 2023 · sulrich

19-Mar, 2023 - morning links, etc.

links, etc Hiltzik: The truth about Lilly’s insulin price cuts - Los Angeles Times you really should pay attention to the markets when you’re evaluating the apparent “good” that a corporation is engaging in.

March 19, 2023 · steve ulrich

13-Mar, 2023 - morning links, etc.

links, etc How to Find Joy in Your Sisyphean Existence - The Atlantic more in the vein of my personal dark philosophy … the secret to happiness is lowered expectations embrace the suck if you can’t change your company, change your company.

March 13, 2023 · steve ulrich

colson whitehead nails it

a reasonable take on the twitter situation. this pulltweet pretty much nails it. Being on Twitter now is like hanging out in the high school parking lot after you’ve graduated. It’s lame, but you had some good times there and you haven’t found anything better to do. “Hey, what are you guys up to…?” — colson whitehead (@colsonwhitehead) March 4, 2023 meta location: minneapolis, mn

March 9, 2023 · steve ulrich

05-Mar, 2023 - morning links, etc.

links, etc The Pursuit of Shareholder Value: Cisco’s Transformation from Innovation to Financialization quite possibly the best discussion i’ve seen of how (and really why) cisco eschewed technical innovation in favor of financial engineering. outlines all the notable disinvestments in differentiating technologies and acquisitions with the financial elements. if america wants to look at why it’s not a leader in many domains, perhaps a cold look at what the impacts of the financialization of nearly everything yields....

March 5, 2023 · steve ulrich

04-Mar, 2023 - morning links, etc.

links, etc The Long, Strange Trip of ‘Dark Side of the Moon,’ 50 Years Later - The Ringer as something of a pink floyd fan through my classic rock infused youth, this triggered heading down a bit of a rabbit hole. accompanied by a listen to “the dark side of the moon”, which i hadnt’ sat down to listen to in years. the rabbit hole also included this random atlantic article about this little gem, “moonhead” played in the BBC studios for the apollo moon landing....

March 4, 2023 · steve ulrich

02-Mar, 2023 - morning links, etc.

links, etc The maze is in the mouse. What ails Google. And how it can turn… | by Praveen Seshadri | Feb, 2023 | Medium when the link is sitting in your safari “shared with you” section with a grip of folks having shared it to you … well, seems worth sticking here.

March 2, 2023 · steve ulrich