• I can already tell that scribble is going to Force me To rethink How,

    Interact With my iPad Pro using The

    Pencil. I’m reaticy mot convinced writ.. NG

    By hand is faster or more accurate than typing. How po I write mark down? a IRS post written wa Scribble.,

  • Visiting my mechanic’s shop always provides at least one visual treat. I’m a wagon man at heart, but I’ve never been able to decide whether I love the 1800ES more than this, the original P1800 bodystyle.

  • Hopefully this AirPod Pro replacement solves the buzzing, crackling, & distortion problems in Active Noise Cancellation & Transparency modes. Since the beginning of summer I’ve been sent a new set, but paired with the original case — my first-ever AppleCare claims.

  • I‘d hoped for a smaller Apple One bundle. I subscribe to iCloud (2TB), Music (gladly), and News+ (reluctantly). I’d prefer a 5% discount on those three rather than getting three other services I don’t plan to use for “free.” That’s not free; Apple’s extracting a subsidy.

  • It’s been a while since this fella saw the light of day.

  • How we unbroke the news in 2020 (and what we’re up to in 2021):

    Fundamentally changing what the news is about, how it’s paid for, and how it’s made doesn’t happen overnight.

    Nonetheless, The Correspondent exceeded my expectations this year. Please consider subscribing.

  • Creating a pipeline between the surveillance necessary for contact tracing and the court of social media also risks people being judged by different standards according to biases that are amplified online.

    Shame and Surveillance on Social Media | The Correspondent

  • Buckle up!

  • Visited my office on campus today for the first time in months. It will be good to Hamm have a display larger than my 13” MacBook Pro screen again. Now I can just hope I won’t need to return to campus again until next summer.

  • What a difference a decade makes.

  • If one theoretically wanted to change the subdomain on their hosted microblog, how easy or invasive is that? Will posts on the old subdomain automatically move over to the new sub? (I imagine links to posts will be broken, but otherwise…?)

  • How mind-bending it is that one tried-and-tested way to look good online is to buy good-looking food that you cannot eat, for fear of looking less good online.

    How Instagram transformed our personal lives | New Statesman

  • The Walkman wasn’t the end of meeting people, but it paved the way for surviving an unthinkable era in which we would find ourselves unable to meet at all.

    The Walkman, Forty Years On: The gadget that taught the world to socially distance. | The New Yorker

  • I’m accustomed to driving cars with hundreds of thousands of miles on the odometer. I live in Wisconsin. Longevity & cold-weather performance are the two biggest roadblocks to buying my first electric car.

    ‘Million-mile’ batteries are coming. Are they a revolution? | Grist

  • The old directive to save your work regularly ran into a problem I’ve never experienced before: Atom getting beach-balled because of a change made in the Save dialog box.

  • When I searched for “mouse” in our MDS local warehouse, I was not anticipating

    Mouse IgG2b kappa Isotype Control, Invitrogen; 100UG; Unlabeled; 345.60 USD

    to be a top result.

  • Why yes, I do have a deadline tomorrow.

  • Screen time? Since people are pulling out their old games…

  • It took COVID-19 to get me to subscribe to Apple News+; I wonder how many people have done the same. My month-long drew trial ends in a couple weeks. Its UI is mediocre; the content is…fine.

  • Screenshot of iOS notification from Apple TV+ about Oprah's COVID-19 specials

    Let me get this straight:

    The person who has repeatedly trumpeted quacks & pseudoscience — and who handed her national media megaphone to the anti-vaccination nuts — is the person Apple wants people to listen to talk about any aspect of COVID-19?

  • Time to start asking the real questions.

  • In these days of mandatory telecommuting, getting an email from HR saying (essentially) I don’t take enough time off sure feels weird.

  • Our chancellor directed implementation of a work-from-home policy this evening, effective for the next three weeks at least. Thank goodness for the VPN, work-issued laptop1, and Remote Desktop for the things that can’t be done from home.


    1. Even if it is a 2018 MacBook Pro. [return]
  • My institution just suspended in-person delivery of classes between 23 March–10 April; instruction is shifting to alternate means. This will be our fullest test of online learning infrastructure. Lab & studio courses seem very difficult to approximate in a virtual environment.

  • Well, I have the sense of humor of the person who wrote the introductory “Spiritual” unit lesson pegged.

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