• I, too, have now set up Airplay 2 to work on my iPod Hi-Fi. /cc @jsnell @liss

  • I go on Twitter for five seconds and I’m angry about three unrelated things.

  • That feeling of how you know your bus is almost here because that old, brown minivan just passed by.

  • I just got my first-ever MarsEdit license and it’s delightful software. Thanks for making it @danielpunkass!

  • I Love “I Love Hue”

    I Love Hue:

    I Love Hue is a gentle journey into colour and perception. Arrange mosaics of coloured tiles into perfectly ordered spectrums. Lovingly made for players who enjoy beautifully crafted puzzle games - or anyone who needs a few moments of visual tranquility.

    I love this game. It’s especially great when I just want to zone out for a bit. You’re given a grid of shapes with a color gradient spread across them. Then they get mixed up and you have to put them back in order. It’s not especially hard, but while you’re doing it you’ll feel a modest peace.

  • Speed of Summer

    It surprises me every year how quickly the summer goes. Time seems to accelerate with age and what once felt like an eternal span now goes by in a blink. “It all goes by so fast” is cliché for a reason.

    I did manage to find a few moments of elongated time: reading Malka Older’s Null States in my hammock, sitting by the fire in Shenandoah National Park, listening to Automatic for the People on my Grado SR 60 headphones plugged into an old iPod, reading Terry Pratchett to my daughters. I didn’t spend 40 years learning the flute or anything, but it was comforting to know I still have it in me to slow down.

    I should remind myself of this the next time I’m doing boring adult things and long for ways for time to speed up.

  • I like leaving slackbot presents for people to find.

  • A new episode of the Sam and Ross Like Things podcast is now available for your listening enjoyment. Episode 58—Saison Market & A Device Cleanse

  • My eldest child requested that the hipster coffee shop start playing TMBG’s Flood. My work here is done.

  • “4 packs of no.2 yellow pencils (24 COUNT AND SHARPENED)”

    Do I need to get 24 pencils total or 96?

  • ‪I love how I can throw a 2.5 million row CSV file at BBEdit and it doesn’t even break a sweat‬

  • Mastodon : Reddit :: Micro.blog : Metafilter

  • Today’s theme: www.youtube.com/watch

  • Is there a word for when you’re already on Metafilter, and you then you hit ⌘-L to go to Metafilter?

  • I cleaned my gutters this morning and now it’s raining. I AM A GOLDEN GOD!

  • “Allergies, sinusitis, or migraine?” is my least-favorite weekend sport.

  • Episode 58 of Sam and Ross Like Things records soon. What do you like?

  • Sometimes, the brain of a 37-year-old just really wants to hear “Let It Go” from Frozen.

  • I heard my first location-aware podcast ad today. It feels gross. Guess I’ll just run a VPN all the time now?

  • AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not

    AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not:

    Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia told the AP it is “frustratingly common” for technology companies “to have corporate practices that diverge wildly from the totally reasonable expectations of their users,” and urged policies that would give users more control of their data. Rep. Frank Pallone of New Jersey called for “comprehensive consumer privacy and data security legislation” in the wake of the AP report.

    More and more I want to use the Internet less and less. I already don’t use Google very much and I don’t have a Facebook account, but I’m sure both companies have a profile on me.

    I’m going to go watch Cory Doctrow’s speech again while I consider switching to a landline and writing paper letters.

  • I played with a Touch Bar Mac today and I really, really liked it.

  • On Bullshit Jobs

    From an interview with David Graeber:

    Well it’s fairly straightforward: shit jobs are just bad jobs. Ones you’d never want to have. Back-breaking, underpaid, unappreciated, people who are treated without dignity and respect… The thing is for the most part, shit jobs aren’t bullshit, in the sense of pointless, nonsensical, because actually they usually involve doing something that genuinely needs to be done: driving people around, building things, taking care of people, cleaning up after them…
    Bullshit jobs are most often paid quite well, involve nice benefit packages, you’re treated like you’re important and actually are doing something that needs to be done — but in fact, you know you’re not. So in that way they’re typically opposites.
  • Cory Doctorow the 2018 Decentralized Web Summit

    I greatly enjoy reading things that Mr. Doctorow writes and will also seek out recordings of when he speaks. His closing remarks at the 2018 Decentralized Web Summit frame the big tech monopolies in a way I haven’t heard before, as constitutional monarchies. He gives an insightful perspective while leaving you with utopian hope. It’s well worth your time and attention to watch.


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