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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

07-Aug, 2022 - afternoon links, etc.

links, etc Counterfeits, fraud, and theft: Why Silca changed its return policy - CyclingTips fraud everywhere, even for bicycle tire pumps. the stuff that is described here and the difficulties encountered in dealing with fraud on amazon is nothing short of eye popping. people returning bike pumps with garbage in the box, disassembled pumps for spare parts. sounds like disputing credit card charges from the business side is really painful....

August 7, 2022 · steve ulrich

07-Aug, 2022 - morning links, etc.

links, etc Trusted Hardware and Software: An Annotated Bibliography - Lawfare it’s so much worse than you think, but then, not as bad as you might think as well. The Real Villain in the Gentrification Story When local officials have had to create some new construction somewhere, they have turned to communities lacking political clout. Affordable-housing production in Washington, D.C., provides a clear example. Whereas the wealthy neighborhoods of Rock Creek West are just 1 percent of the way toward their goals, less exclusive neighborhoods have seen their supply swell....

August 7, 2022 · steve ulrich

06-Aug, 2022 - afternoon links, etc.

links, etc How I Found Sympathy for COVID Skeptics - The Atlantic there’s actually a lot to unpack in this. the reluctance to trust outside the bubbles that we have and the condescending judgement from those in different socio-economic strata. nicely makes the argument for grace. incidentally, “grace” is a word that seems, to me, fraught with baggage in a quasi-religious context. i’ve really come to appreciate the definition as “courteous goodwill”....

August 6, 2022 · steve ulrich

06-Aug, 2022 - morning links, etc.

links, etc Drew Magary explains how to go from bike hater to Bike Guy not reflective of anything personal (other than being a bike lover) i just love stories about people discovering how awesome it is to get out on a bike. The Billionaire’s Dilemma - The Atlantic NIMBYs are IMMENSELY annoying. Why Do Rich People Love Quiet? - The Atlantic am i the asshole?...

August 6, 2022 · steve ulrich

05-Aug, 2022 - morning links, etc.

links, etc The Illustrated TLS 1.3 Connection: Every Byte Explained finally a readable TLS explainer thingy.

August 5, 2022 · steve ulrich

01-Aug, 2022 - morning links, etc.

links, etc Opinion | Fed Up With Democratic Emails? You’re Not the Only One. - The New York Times so. much. this. Our crony-capitalism index offers a window into Russia’s billionaire wealth | The Economist it looks like the economist dusted up their crony capitalism index. don’t worry ‘murica we’re catchin’ up. also there’s disappointingly small references within wikipedia for crony capitalism and corporate welfare.

August 1, 2022 · steve ulrich

31-Jul, 2022 - afternoon links, etc.

links, etc Why Americans Hate the Media - The Atlantic 26 years ago, fallows stuck the landing on this one. things haven’t improved since. politics as sportsball and not giving us the what hasn’t helped our situation any and it makes reading anything remotely political 10x harder to grok reasonably. The Thinking Path - by Steven Johnson - Adjacent Possible when all else fails, take a walk....

July 31, 2022 · steve ulrich