Started reading the Cult of the Dead Cow book. An actual book with pages and stuff. We'll see how it goes. is pretty cool.

Tobias Friedrich's split shots are wonderful. Half underwater, half overwater.

After years of me doing things myself around the house/garden, finally having to hire someone to trim trees. I mean I guess I could try to shimmy up to the top of the 50ft palm trees myself but I don't really want to die.

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Words On A Page

2019 has not been the "year of reading" for me. A few weeks ago I lamented:

I wish my reading habits were consistent. It's been over a month since I picked up that book.

If by "book" I mean Kindle then that's still correct, and there it sits in a draw uncharged as we speak. Last night I caught myself wishing I had an actual physical book with real pages and stuff. And maybe that's the problem?

So in an effort to kickstart this thing I'm going to keep the Kindle in the draw and go old school. The Amazon fairy tells me the first book arrives tomorrow.

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This morning I was catching up on Twitter things and was struck by a particular post by Moxie Marlinspike.

Whenever I talk with people into chemtrails, flat earth, or other conspiracies, I'm struck by how appealing a worldview with a "them" must be. If only we could stop "them!" As dark as those worldviews are, it is perhaps darker if there is no "them." That this world is just… us.

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MacBook Pro Thoughts Part 3

Magic Happens

Previously and previously.

The keyboard is apparently different enough to give me issues with my hands. I never had a single RSI problem with the 2013 model with "the good keyboard". I could type on that thing all day. Now I find that the bones in my hands and fingers ache after prolonged typing.

When I'm "in the office" at work, I hook the laptop up to an external keyboard/monitor and things are fine. But I really feel it when I work remotely and use the native laptop keyboard. Like, literally feel it in my bones.

Speaking of the days I'm in my work office and "things are fine", they're not fine really. For I'd rather not have to reboot once a day just to fix the "oh look the external monitor has started flickering on and off again" issue.

Those previous generation MacBook Pros were really really really good. Now they're really really really not. Which is a shame.

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One Word Game Of Thrones s08e03 Review



After all these years, why no payoff of the Night King and Bran relationship? Why was he coming to see Bran in the first place? Where did Bran warg off to for almost the entire episode?

I know there are only 6 episodes this season and they still have to wrap up the Iron Throne & Cersei business, but this episode was all a bit disappointing. We still don't know all that much about the Night King. Maybe we never will? Maybe I just need to watch the next two episodes?

Update: nah, next two episodes ignored all of that because of course they did. Hopefully the final episode reveals Bran has been more than just a MacGuffin this whole time.

Update: and… nah, he was just a MacGuffin the whole time.