Am I misremembering, or was TV’s The Sarah Connor Chronicles the best entry in the Terminator franchise?
October 23, 2020
October 21, 2020
I need to stop reading books before bed when I have less than 2 hours to go, because I inevitably stay up too late in order to finish them.
Every year Austin Mann reminds me that it’s not the equipment, but the operator.
This album is pop-punk perfection, and was a the dominant sound of my 2002.
Midtown’s live show featured a moment where they all just stopped at a tense moment in the song and hold killer rockstar poses for impossibly long before crashing into the rest of the song. It was magic.
October 20, 2020
I don’t need it, but I really want an ES-335 and a Les Paul with P90s.
On the one hand, I feel so angry that Trump has stolen the freedom to not think about politics with every breath. On the other hand, I am happy to see a lot of “content creators”/“personalities” break the glass and make their politics clear.
October 19, 2020
Rough time of the year where I think, “Whelp. I’m done with dinner and it’s dark, time for bed!” but actually it’s 7:30pm.
I don’t think I realized that FaceID and TouchID were coming to the web, but I think this is freaking great.
This video going through how great the animation is in Akira is spectacular.
October 18, 2020
Sohla’s tip to just blend your sofrito is going to change my food game. Amazing flavor just blending whatever aromatics I have, cooking it down, and then adding rice. It was all the chopping that stopped me before.
This article on what it’s like to run against an opponent who is a member of a cult itching to turn into a terrorist organization, someone who is about to win their election to Congress, has completely broken my spirit.
First 6ish hours with the Magic Keyboard:
- It’s quite heavy, but not unmanageable.
- I am surprised at how much I like the touchpad/pointer.
- I hate that I can’t easily hold my iPad in portrait without just removing it from the case.
You can’t tell me this rice doesn’t still look damn good the next day.
We’re scheduling a vacation to a house in the woods in a few weeks and honestly it’s 90% about catching up on my reading goals.
October 17, 2020
Edging toward fall
My Smart Keyboard Folio for the 11” iPad Pro is dying. Do I replace it or try the Magic Keyboard?
Loosely inspired by Sohla El-Waylly’s get-out-of-jail, Off-Script Chicken and Rice
Working for the federal government (at least when this interview was conducted) sounds like a nightmare.
October 16, 2020
The most profound racism of powerful white people is being able to ignore racism, rather then be forced to engage with it in every part of their life.
October 12, 2020
What happens when you spend a lot on education, mostly from high local property taxes, in class-segregated state.
The real reason RI should have fewer districts is to fix this problem.
What’s fascinating is seeing how state after state has essentially flat funded schools across poverty quartiles.
It’s a massive political and institutional failure.
Not fully-formed thought of the day– let’s end property taxes in favor of wealth taxes.
We could get rid of mortgage interest tax deduction by looking at wealth, although that would encourage remaining in debt, maybe. Need to think more.
Imagine any predominantly Black profession or business getting 40% of their income from federal subsidies, and even then, surviving in many places because of a large, undocumented, migrant work force.
October 11, 2020
AirPods Pro switching seamlessly between the podcast playing on my iPhone and the Twitter video I check out on my iPad is fucking magic.