November 3, 2020

I still don’t think I’ve fully grappled with the fact that I’m terrified about how close this election feels even though Biden will certainly win the popular vote by millions.

Jason Becker

November 2, 2020

I think someone says, “What is time?” at least twice a day @AllovueBalance.

Jason Becker

November 1, 2020

Last time I went to TJ’s there were no Philly cheesesteak bao. I didn’t want to ask anyone then if they were just out or if they have discontinued this ridiculous wonder of only-in-America fusion that @jessgartner only recently turned me on to.

Jason Becker

When I’m not mad about US politics, I’m mostly mad about the lack of good displays with wide support.

4K on 27” looks terrible.

Jason Becker

October 31, 2020

“Because that’s his name. Henry. James. Jones. Junior…

… Indiana was the dog’s name.”

Jason Becker

If I made a “the world is ending today: post-rock sounds for the aftermath of democracy” to help keep expectations low for Election Day, would you be interested?

Jason Becker

Disney+ is supposed to be this smash success and clear win of a service. In the last year, we have enjoyed AppleTV+, supposedly a middling success to failure, significantly more. If not for our existing mega Hulu+ subscription making Disney+ cheap, it’d be gone.

Jason Becker

Our government is:

  1. Suppressing the vote of the opposition.
  2. Threatening and inciting violent militias to rise up against the opposition.
  3. Increasing protectionism and economic isolation through tariffs while subsidizing domestic industry (largerly farmers) for their losses.
  4. Pushes for a white, Christian, cis, hetero monoculture.
  5. Worships their current leader, believing he cannot do any wrong.
  6. Worships the cops as always acting in the best interest of True Citizens and the cornerstone of our society.
  7. Actively gerrymanders (as do dems, but less completely) to ensure minority party rule, and goes even further so as to strip power from statewide offices during lame duck sessions when the opposition wins.
  8. Believes in violence as a core method to secure their ends, using it to project power at home and abroad.

Now read the introduction to the Fascism article on Wikipedia.

Can anyone honestly say that Trumpism is not fascism?

Our only hope to escape this fate is for democrats to decisively take the White House and the Senate and for their to be a peaceful transition in power, Hopefully, the win will be so decisive that the GOP will abandon Trumpism. But if we cannot achieve that, then the narrow Democrat victory must enact a series of structural forms to end minoritarianism.

If the Democrats lose, then I’m afraid we’ve lost the country and the damage will become irrevocable and accelerate.

Jason Becker

October 30, 2020

Pretty annoyed the amendment choice today for Baltimore City changes ¾ veto override to 2/3 (good) but then removes the line item veto (bad).

Jason Becker

October 29, 2020

This is the week. This is the one where I have found myself run down to 0 in the tank. No vacation until November 11th. Must find a way to recharge.

Jason Becker

October 28, 2020

Time for bed.

Nah, time for a 32 minute documentary on the origins and development of shoegaze.

Jason Becker

October 27, 2020

You know you’ve crossed a demographic age band each time you bump up the text size of iTerm another step or two.

Jason Becker

October 26, 2020

October 25, 2020

In 1990 a generation of baby-boomers, with a median age of 35, owned a third of America’s real estate by value. In 2019 a similarly sized cohort of millennials, aged 31, owned just 4%.

From The horrible housing blunder

Jason Becker

October 24, 2020

Listening to @theincomparable episode on Ted Lasso is making me so excited to watch Ted Lasso again.

Jason Becker

Is there any reason not to have a mailto link to my email address on my site?

Jason Becker