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2020-04-06: Irony: Calling someone stupid, naive or malicious for failing to anticipate a leak in a speech that …

2020-04-06: “Nuclear-powered locomotive” 1979Via

2020-04-06: Why not the best? Red Hat vet Paul Cormier takes over as CEO Red Hat’s new CEO and president …

2020-04-06: Who Reads Cosy Catastrophes? Jo Walton: Cosy catastrophes are science fiction novels in which some …

2020-04-06: Bug bounty platforms buy researcher silence, violate labor laws, critics say Bug bounty platforms …

2020-04-06: I have long thought that the two greatest threats the United States face are hyperpartisanship and …

2020-04-06: A Recipe for Caesar [Common Sense With Dan Carlin] Either we find our way out of the current …

2020-04-06: Frontier says insufficient fiber investment led to bankruptcy [Mike Robuck/FierceTelecom]

2020-04-06: New IBM CEO Arvind Krishna is shaking up the leadership team his first day on the job. [Maria …

2020-04-06: ‘You’re basically right next to the nuclear reactor.’ Dr. Cory Deburghgraeve has volunteered for one …

2020-04-06: How do you win a war when your government abandons you? Interviews with doctors and nurses …

2020-04-06: During a Pandemic, an Unanticipated Problem: Out-of-Work Health Workers Healthcare providers are …

2020-04-06: Apple has sourced over 20 million protective masks, now building and shipping face shields - …

2020-04-06: A Letter to the City - NextDraft Ex-New Yorker Dave Pell: I lived above an off-Broadway theater on …

2020-04-06: YouTube is boosting ridiculous conspiracy theories about how 5G is the real cause of coronavirus. …

2020-04-06: Illinois is reinstating use of barbarically cruel physical restraints against special needs kids - …

2020-04-06: Apple acquires Voysis for natural language recognition, presumably to beef up Siri - Bloomberg …

2020-04-06: Is Huawei an open source champion now? Huawei? The company joined the US-based open-source patent …

2020-04-05: “I wouldn’t worry about even getting COVID-19 when COVID-20 is going to be released in a few months …

2020-04-05: Coronavirus cooking: Isolation is teaching us a better way to think about food. - Rebecca Onion at …

2020-04-05: Consider the Possibility That Trump Is Right On China And consider that Trump might be right about …

2020-04-05: Coronavirus hurts Silicon Valley caterers and event businesses Salvador Rodriguez at CNBC: …

2020-04-05: Today is looking like it was not a great day to cut down on coffee. Tomorrow is not looking great …

2020-04-05: I think we’ll go out to brunch today at DZ Akins, an excellent kosher-style deli just a few minutes …

2020-04-05: Jack Butler at the National Review calls Isaac Asimov’s “Foundation” series a …

2020-04-04: Julie and I are both easily annoyed today. I came into her office to tell her about something that …

2020-04-04: Private equity is using the pandemic to loot public health facilities, such as hospitals and medical …

2020-04-04: A dystopian Reagan era video game foresaw the economic crises of the 21st century.

2020-04-04: LA landlord threatens to evict 300 tenants if they don’t pay rent in full, in violation fo …

2020-04-04: Supercut of Fox News hosts insisting coronavirus is no cause concern, a Democratic/MSM conspiracy, …

2020-04-04: What did people do before toilet paper? The ancient Romans wiped their butts with a …

2020-04-04: One month ago today I went to the La Mesa-Foothills Democratic Club general meeting with a hundred …

2020-04-03: Earthquake. About 50 minutes ago. Just a minor one, no damage or injury that I’m aware of. But it’s …

2020-04-03: Help me with a thought experiment here. Those of you who identify as Republican or conservative: …

2020-04-03: From Google News a few seconds ago. Republicans and Democrats perceive parallel universes with …

2020-04-03: Researchers are building nearly microscopic robots, made from living cells, that live in petri dishes Meet the Xenobots, Virtual Creatures Brought to Life Xenobots are designed to roboticists using …

2020-04-03: A long and pointless post about coffee Just before the lockdown went in place in California, I had brunch with Julie at Farmer’s …

2020-04-03: If you’re not nice to the barista, you’ll get decaf. 11 Behind-the-Counter Secrets of …

2020-04-03: I’ve been troubled by insomnia for months, but just last night I was thinking how glad I was …

2020-04-02: I’ve seen a bunch of inspiring chalk messages around the neighborhood this week.

2020-04-02: ME (grocery shopping while wearing mask, consults shopping list app on iPhone) MY iPHONE’S …

2020-04-02: Report on an excursion to the supermarket I went to the big Von’s on University Avenue to stock up today I wore nitrile gloves, as I did …

2020-04-02: I still get occasional comments on this article I wrote 10 years ago. Ten years! 5 reasons why people hate Apple I just got an email this morning. The email had no context. Just a …

2020-04-01: Baked potato + kosher-style spicy brown mustard: Good idea? Discuss.

2020-04-01: I just did the census. For “origin” I put in “American,” after Julie pointed …

2020-04-01: In the “Reign of Terror” episode of “I, Claudius,” a character being beaten …

2020-04-01: On a very special shelter-in-place episode of the design podcast 99% Invisible, host Roman Mars …

2020-04-01: Something else to think about: Potential disruptions in the food supply chain. Skimmed and bookmarked for later reading. Food supply worries farmers in US as coronavirus disrupts …

2020-04-01: How to play Scrabble. Classic Ze Frank. Funny - YouTube

2020-04-01: Larry David: “I basically want to address the idiots out there…. You’re passing …

2020-04-01: The US is losing jobs drastically faster than other nations -- by design Emmanual Saez and Gabriel Zucman, economists at the University of California, Berkeley, writing at …

2020-04-01: A major medical staffing company just slashed benefits for doctors and nurses fighting coronavirus Yes, you read that right. The company, Alteon Health, slashed benefits to emergency room healthcare …

2020-04-01: Seth Davis was stranded at Los Angeles Airport for three months after his wallet was stolen Christmas Eve. Until a few days ago, he and his seizure dog, Poppy, lived at Terminal 6, sleeping on the floor …

2020-04-01: Loss of taste is a warning sign for COVID-19 so if you wear any of the following, immediately …

2020-04-01: A year ago today I was at San Diego Airport and saw this tile for sale at one of the shops. For the …

2020-03-31: That sad moment when you realize it may be time to throw one of your favorite T-shirts into the rag …

2020-03-31: The GOP is pushing forward with plans to kill Obamacare because if you’re a Republican now seems to …

2020-03-31: Las Vegas, with 150,000 vacant hotel rooms, has the homeless sleeping on the ground in parking lots. …

2020-03-31: That time there was a Communist revolution inside the online game Runescape - Emilie Rākete at The …

2020-03-31: Joe Biden is getting a pass on sexual assault and misbehavior allegations Arwa Mahdawi at Common …

2020-03-31: OpenTable will allow people to reserve shopping times at supermarkets - Taylor Lyles at The Verge …

2020-03-31: How social distancing looks from the virus’s point of view. Thanks, Cory!

2020-03-31: You shouldn’t use Zoom; it’s a privacy disaster. - John Gruber at Daring Fireball I …

2020-03-31: High Fidelity at 20: the sneakily dark edge of a comedy about bad breakups Scott Tobias at The …

2020-03-30: His actual name is “Victor Von Doom.” Shouldn’t that have been kind of a red flag?

2020-03-30: 📷I saw this sign today on my walk. No, I have not got religion. I am still the same nonebelieving …

2020-03-30: Saying the quiet part very loud, Trump admits “You’d never have a Republican elected in this country …

2020-03-30: A Las Vegas farm feeds 4,000 pigs slops made from waste food from casinos. The farm is now struggling. Tiana Bohner at Fox5 Las Vegas: “Pigs are a lot like us so they love sweets, candies, ice …

2020-03-30: Glice is building artificial skating rinks with plastic panels instead of ice On Roofs or in Basements, a New Way to Ice Skate You can use Glice rinks year-round or in tropical …

2020-03-30: An astrophysicist proves he is not a rocket scientist when he gets magnets stuck up his nose while …

2020-03-30: According to BMI calculations, I am at the high end of healthy weight range and could still be …

2020-03-30: Making the case for municipal broadband - Cory Doctorow

2020-03-30: The Koch network is pushing for an end to covid lockdown and social distancing, while sending its …

2020-03-30: Lax antitrust regulations killed a plan to stockpile ventilators Cory Doctorow:: 13 years ago, the US Dept of HHS awarded a contract to design low-cost, reliable …

2020-03-30: Pandemic surveillance will be abused Before using tools built by data harvesting companies to track the coronavirus pandemic, we must …

2020-03-30: Big tech conferences could be a COVID-19 casualty Lindsay Clark at the Register predicts smaller, fewer tech conferences post-COVID-19. My first was …

2020-03-29: Julie took this photo of Minnie saying good morning to her. My legs at the right. 📷

2020-03-29: Julie took this marvelous photo of a mallard swimming in the pond in our backyard. 📷

2020-03-29: Julie took these outstanding photos of Vivvie. 📷

2020-03-29: The problem with making coffee is you haven’t had your coffee when you’re making your coffee.

2020-03-29: I saw this excellent sidewalk chalk art walking the dog yesterday. Drive to the flower.

2020-03-29: Portrait of a weekly newspaper in the small town of Julian, California, circulation in the hundreds, …

2020-03-29: Social distancing vs. economic recovery is a false choice. According ta recent study, cities that …

2020-03-29: Cory Doctorow: The US coronavirus epidemic is Part 2 of the 2008 financial meltdown, in the wake of …

2020-03-28: Zacharius Braciszewicz says Trump will be turned out of office in five weeks, but the butcher’s bill …

2020-03-28: Before reporting to the American people, coronavirus task force members need to say how wonderful …

2020-03-28: Doonesbury captured Trump 44 years ago, in this strip about Chairman Mao. via

2020-03-28: Screenwriter J.D. Shapiro on the making of the 2000 movie, “Battlefield: Earth:” …

2020-03-28: Stella, a dog, jumps with gusto into piles of leaves. - video

2020-03-28: Sophie Lewis at CBSNews.com: Walmart reports increased sales for tops but not pants

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2020-03-28: We’ve come full rectangle: Polaroid is reborn out of The Impossible Project Devin Coldewey at …

2020-03-28: Mike Dano on Light Reading: Satellite company OneWeb is reportedly filing for bankruptcy and Elon …

2020-03-28: Podcast downloads in the US have fallen about 10%. True crime podcasts are down the most, and comedy …

2020-03-28: The San Diego City Attorney is seeking an injunction against Instacart Chris Jennewein at the Times …

2020-03-28: British Drivers Swearing I found this enjoyable both for the colorful expletives and for the many …

2020-03-28: How Huawei is dividing Western nations Scott Bade at TechCrunch: Western countries are split on …

2020-03-28: Uranus Ejected a Giant Plasma Bubble During Voyager 2’s Visit - The New York Times Uranus is very …

2020-03-28: This painting by Rudolf Sieber Lonati was used on the covers of Silber-Grusel-Krimi #213 and Larry …

2020-03-27: 1961 cover art by Mitchell Hooks Via

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2020-03-27: SF Bar Owner on Yelp’s GoFundMe partnership: ‘Fuck All of These People Entirely” - Eve Batey - Eater …

2020-03-27: Fearsome Flush - Real Ghostbusters (Kenner) Via

2020-03-27: Steve Ditko. Via

2020-03-27: The sexual assault allegation against Joe Biden, explained - Anna North - Vox

2020-03-27: Opinion - The Religious Right’s Hostility to Science Is Crippling Our Coronavirus Response Katherine …

2020-03-27: ‘White-Collar Quarantine’ Over Virus Spotlights Class Divide Noam Scheiber, Nelson D. Schwartz and …

2020-03-27: I have developed my own modification to the standard hand-washing technique you’ve seen on …

2020-03-27: Nurses Share Coronavirus Stories Anonymously in an Online Document - Edmund Lee - The New York Times …

2020-03-27: How the Pandemic Will End - Ed Yong - The Atlantic

2020-03-27: One month ago today I took Minnie in to the vet for her bordatella and heartworm test. Two years ago …

2020-03-27: Coronavirus changes everything about the 2020 election. Trump is now the favorite to win. All he has …

2020-03-27: Cory Doctorow: San Francisco’s DNA Lounge is delivering cocktails in mason jars. A mason jar …

2020-03-27: Cory Doctorow: “Reasonable covid food-safety advice: Sanitize your hands and your cart, …

2020-03-27: Cory Doctorow: Right-wing extremists who denounce their opponents’ incivility are using the …

2020-03-27: Cory Doctorow: Real-estate plutocrats are making a killing on the Senate stimulus. And guess what …

2020-03-27: Cory Doctorow: The US is now the epicenter of the pandemic: “Trump wants the country to go …

2020-03-27: Gentleman buys a DVD at a flea market containing 80 minutes of previously unseen Seinfeld bloopers.

2020-03-27: Andrew Sullivan uses his memories of the AIDS epidemic to cast light on coronavirus and society. How to Survive a Plague It’s quite possible that by the end of all this, almost every American will …

2020-03-27: If we need to kill grandma and grandpa to save the economy, then fuck the economy. A far-right rallying cry: Older Americans should volunteer to work This article compares current …

2020-03-26: Not even three weeks on lockdown and the people who were once sneering at this as being no worse …

2020-03-26: People who say cruel things on the internet are often not the cartoon villains we imagine them to be. He urged saving the economy over protecting those who are ‘not productive’ from the …

2020-03-26: Any micro.bloggers in San Diego?

2020-03-26: As part of our morning wake-up routine I’ve been giving Minnie three chicken-flavored treats …

2020-03-26: With Affirmed Networks purchase, Microsoft looks to plug 5G into Azure - Light Reading. With its …

2020-03-26: How Triscuits got their name It has nothing to do with the number “three.” And it’s actually very …

2020-03-26: Good news for gig workers in stimulus bill, but Uber CEO talks rubbish about “third way” to classify employees Gig workers for companies like Uber, Lyft would get unemployment benefits under $2 trillion Senate …

2020-03-26: Huawei ‘rip and replace’ price tag doubles to $2B amid coronavirus outbreak …

2020-03-26: Microsoft is right now groaning under the weight of a 52,000-person internal Reply-All email storm. …

2020-03-26: Trump threatened to sue media outlets that air a political commercial that accurately quoted his …

2020-03-26: Cory Doctorow reviews Thomas Pikkety's new book, "Capital and Ideology." The thesis of the new book is that “the ‘laws’ of economics are actually policies, …

2020-03-26: Journalist practices social distancing in unexpected encounter with a herd of bison. “Oh my …

2020-03-26: Who would you be willing to sacrifice – have them die – to keep the stock market up? Sullen teen …

2020-03-25: A programmer switches gears – so to speak – and takes up a career as a bike courier. …

2020-03-25: On Reddit: “My dad is a pilot and during the pandemic decided to make a work simulator at …

2020-03-25: Teaser that ran in movie theaters for the Max Fleischer “Superman” cartoons, 1941 …

2020-03-25: My little experiment using micro.blog categories to automate selective syndication to Tumblr and …

2020-03-25: Today on Cory Doctorow's Pluralistic.net The Internet Archive is supporting unlimited book-lending during the crisis. “… they …

2020-03-25: Second Life-maker calls it quits on their VR follow-up techcrunch.com/2020/03/2… Linden Lab …

2020-03-25: The travel, conference and tourism industry are going to be in recession for a long time after coronavirus is a distant memory. As Charles Stross notes here in another context, people are going to be reluctant to gather in big …

2020-03-25: Shopping run: I went to the supermarket yesterday – for the benefit of my local friends, the …

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2020-03-24: Julie said today that I am “contumacious.”

2020-03-24: So like I said, I ordered a new iPad Pro last night. I am a confessed Apple fanboy, so I’m …

2020-03-24: I excavated my briefcase from where it was buried under cardboard boxes in my office. I thought I …

2020-03-24: "Even during a global pandemic, nobody in Boston eats manhattan clam chowder" The coronavirus leftovers: Twitter users share grocery store items no one is apparently buying …

2020-03-24: "Julia Roberts’ performance is the magic spell that makes Pretty Woman work." Appreciating “Pretty Woman,” 30 years later www.refinery29.com/en-ca/202… I …

2020-03-23: I see a few social media darwinists saying we should be willing to sacrifice lives in the short term …

2020-03-23: But her emails!

2020-03-23: Protect Yourself From Coronavirus Grocery Shopping www.consumerreports.org/food-shop… This is …

2020-03-23: I have committed iPad Pro 13" My brain has been tempting me with the new iPad Pro, about how nice it will be to have that big …

2020-03-23: How Biscoff Cookies Became the Snack We Crave on Planes www.cntraveler.com/story/how… I never …

2020-03-23: How to boost your home’s Wi-Fi www.theverge.com/2020/3/19…

2020-03-23: It’s time to track people’s smartphones to ensure they self-isolate during this global …

2020-03-23: Video: Italian mayors berate citizens for breaking quarantine. “Getting in your mobile …

2020-03-23: My first multi-person Zoom coffee break this morning. We discussed bronies and the catechism. I …

2020-03-22: I saw this excellent sidewalk art near the house. “Just keep walking” can be seen as inspirational …

2020-03-22: The Grass Is Always Greener by George Malcolm-Smith Bantam Books 410, 1948 Cover by Casey Jones …

2020-03-22: Law firm warns work-from-home employees against eavesdropping by Alexa, baby monitors, etc. Locked-Down Lawyers Warned Alexa Is Hearing Confidential Calls - Bloomberg Mishcon de Reya LLP, the …

2020-03-22: Tlaib proposes minting two $1 trillion platinum coins to finance monthly coronavirus debit cards …

2020-03-22: Today on Cory Doctorow's Pluralistic A law firm is telling employees to switch off smart speakers and similar devices while working from …

2020-03-22: Cory Doctorow: How prepper media is dealing with coronavirus Prepperism is about being the individual savior, while solving a community or global crisis requires …

2020-03-22: “woefully concupiscent snails” would be a good name for a podcast.

2020-03-21: ME THERMOMETER: Your temperature is “don’t be such a hypochondriac you don’t have …

2020-03-21: ME (before the rona): Probably nothing. It’ll go away on its own in a couple of days. ME …

2020-03-21: We’re “taking our temperature with a mercury thermometer” years old.

2020-03-21: ME (before the rona): I haven’t been out except to walk the dog and run essential errands. All …

2020-03-21: From the comments: She is holding the floppy in the one spot you’re not supposed to touch it. via

2020-03-21: If you’re going to fake paying attention with Zoom backgrounds, make it a looping video Use a …

2020-03-21: I saw this hopeful sign while walking the dog. 📷 🎉

2020-03-21: I just ordered clippers for a home haircut. I am prepared for the apocalypse.

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2020-03-21: I followed @bestoftimes this morning and added two books to my to-be-read list from his feed. …

2020-03-21: Coronavirus: Drive-in theaters report uptick in business - Axios Fond memories of going to drive-ins …

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2020-03-21: Mel Gibson - The Road Warrior (1981) via

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2020-03-20: Jungle Comics #93 (1947), cover by Joe Doolin Via There is a lot going on here.

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2020-03-20: We need a moonshot program to build a first-class healthcare system in the US in the next year or …

2020-03-20: This Is How We Beat the Coronavirus www.theatlantic.com/ideas/arc…

2020-03-20: Trump viciously attacks NBC News reporter in extended rant after being asked for message to …

2020-03-20: Trump is outbidding state agencies for medical supplies. “Trump has refused to coordinate federal procurements of emergency supplies for states, saying …

2020-03-20: Right to Repair is important during a pandemic, because medical professionals are the right people to make decisions on field-repairing hospital equipment, not med-tech company shareholders and their lawyers - Cory Doctorow pluralistic.net/2020/03/2…

2020-03-20: Charter is now letting employees to work from home . www.lightreading.com/cable-vid…

2020-03-19: I saw Lake Murray looking spectacular this afternoon. 📸

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2020-03-19: We’re not going back to normal: Social distancing is here to stay for much more than a few weeks. It …

2020-03-19: Senator Richard Burr Warned Of Coronavirus Effects In Private Meeting - NPR Even while GOP leaders were ridiculing and downplaying coronavirus risks, at least one – …

2020-03-19: Steve Sinofsky compares the evolution of the iPad Pro vs. laptops replacing many PCs and PC servers replacing mainframes. The newer, smaller, more flexible device begins to take on the characteristics of the older, bigger, …

2020-03-19: Empty Grocery Shelves Are Alarming, But They're Not Permanent America’s grocery supply chains are going strong. Shelves are bare because of spiked demand. …

2020-03-19: Cory Doctorow: Fox News is a suicide cult. Theirs and Trump’s initial coronavirus denialism is …

2020-03-19: Cory Doctorow: “How to structure a fair covid bailout: Stimulus, not private jets.” …

2020-03-19: Cory Doctorow: The Democrats' worst Congressman is out of a job “Congress’s worst Democrat is Dan Lipinski, a corrupt, anti-abortion, corporatist, …

2020-03-19: 15 Broadway Plays and Musicals You Can Watch On Stage From Home www.playbill.com/article/1…

2020-03-19: Beijing fears Covid-19 is a turning point for China and globalization China didn’t start coronavirus, but Chinese incompetence and authoritarianism is a big part of …

2020-03-19: Jeet Heer: The Democratic party's DC leadership is failing the coronavirus test Congressional Democrats are to the right of the GOP on coronavirus relief. If Sanders, Warren, and …

2020-03-19: We live in Zoom now www.nytimes.com/2020/03/1…

2020-03-18: ‘Friends’ Reunion Special Delayed at HBO Max www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed… …

2020-03-18: I heard you like coronavirus memes so here are 28 coronavirus memes

2020-03-18: When your phone links you to a crime: How law enforcement used a “geofence” warrant to identify a suspect of a crime he didn’t commit. Google tracked his bike ride past a burglarized home. That made him a suspect. …

2020-03-18: Dr. Fabiano Di Marco, a doctor in a hospital in Bergamo, Italy, shares his story: “It’s …

2020-03-18: The origin stories of the peace sign, smiley face and power button symbol. There are symbols all …

2020-03-18: If you must smoke while wearing your influenza mask, 1918 reddit.com/r/OldScho…

2020-03-18: How to avoid the time-suck of social networks while working at home www.zdnet.com/article/h…

2020-03-18: Bill Gates: Countries shut for coronavirus could bounce back in weeks — …

2020-03-18: Sister Maria Elena Romero, a cloistered nun, offers advice on social distancing, which nuns and …

2020-03-18: U.S. Virus Plan Anticipates 18-Month Pandemic and Widespread Shortages …

2020-03-18: Cory Doctorow: Plague precautions from 1665. A comprehensive list, resembling extreme measures we might see today – both virtues and flaws …

2020-03-18: Cory Doctorow: "Bigoted Republican Congressjerk votes against coronavirus relief because it might cover same-sex partnerships." Cory: “The Republican Party, folks. The party of death and poverty and tragedy and hate. …

2020-03-18: John Green on coronavirus: “Togetherness is the superpower of our species. Like, yeah, we as …

2020-03-18: American Airlines blew $15B on stock buybacks to benefit shareholders, jacked up prices and …

2020-03-18: NYT: Trump Now Claims He Always Knew the Coronavirus Would Be a Pandemic www.nytimes.com/2020/03/1… Trump lies compulsively, and many times a day, about things that …

2020-03-17: Scientists warn we may need to live with social distancing for a year or more …

2020-03-17: Facebook was marking legitimate news articles about the coronavirus as spam due to a software bug …

2020-03-17: San Diego leaders back freeze on evictions tied to coronavirus outbreak despite landlord concerns …

2020-03-17: California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday he has put the California National Guard on alert …

2020-03-17: Suddenly unemployed, San Diego workers grapple with how to pay rent and utility, grocery bills …

2020-03-17: The Atlantic: America’s Restaurants Will Need a Miracle Social distancing could prove devastating to the restaurant industry, as restaurants are becoming …

2020-03-17: Having a wonderful time, 1969 …

2020-03-17: Scientific American: Time Has No Meaning at the North Pole On the research vessel, Polarstern, at the North Pole, time zones, seasons and even day and night …

2020-03-17: This Tom Hanks Story Will Make You Feel Less Bad www.nytimes.com/2020/03/1…

2020-03-17: “There is nothing in this world that occurs to you that has not occurred to me first. That is …

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2020-03-17: Charter employees are fuming as the Internet and phone provider prohibits working from home, despite coronavirus. One engineer sent an angry mailblast to a SVP and hundreds of engineers. He doesn’t work at …

2020-03-17: Cory Doctorow: Be sure to fill out your census. Do it online or by phone. Filling out your census is …

2020-03-17: Cory Doctorow’s Twitter account was suspended for a day, because of a list of trolls he …

2020-03-16: Family Room Decor, 1970s retropopcult.tumblr.com/post/6128…

2020-03-16: Andrew Cuomo Is the Control Freak We Need Right Now www.nytimes.com/2020/03/1… The qualities …

2020-03-16: We are legit running low on TP. May have to use cats instead.

2020-03-16: Andrew Sullivan: Reality Arrives to the Trump Era Andrew Sullivan finds similarities between the initial public reactions to the coronavirus, the gay …

2020-03-16: A white Republican mayor seeks the truth about Tulsa’s race massacre a century ago …

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2020-03-16: Two more seasons of Bosch, then no more. Alas! …

2020-03-16: Even with coronavirus, the US toilet paper supply remains strong. Interesting article for supply chain nerds. “Barring a new craze for mummy costumes, the actual use of toilet paper is unlikely to …

2020-03-16: He comes to talk to his dad every day since the nursing home is on lockdown …

2020-03-16: Anbara Salam on Twitter: “As a public service in these stressful times I’d like to …

2020-03-16: The Man With 17,700 Bottles of Hand Sanitizer Just Donated Them www.nytimes.com/2020/03/1… Cut the guy some slack. He’s in a perfectly legitimate …

2020-03-16: Cory Doctorow: TikTok’s secret guidelines require moderators to suppress videos from old, …

2020-03-16: How to prepare for coming layoffs: Good advice from Cory Doctorow, who’s been self-employed …

2020-03-16: Cory Doctorow: An Italian hospital fixed its ventilator with 3D printed parts. …

2020-03-15: Stupid TiVo didn’t record the debate. What’d I miss?

2020-03-15: Went to the store. Did not buy extra TP. Did buy extra coffee. It’s called …

2020-03-15: I’m ready for the debate.

2020-03-15: NBC’s Saturday Night Live Various Artists Arista Records/USA (1976) …

2020-03-15: mostlysignssomeportents.tumblr.com/post/6125…

2020-03-15: The opening to Chiller Theater scared me when I was a kid. I couldn’t watch it. Still scares …

2020-03-15: Republican blogs are pushng the meme that Uncle Joe has dementia. I guess I shouldn’t be …

2020-03-15: He Has 17,700 Bottles of Hand Sanitizer and Nowhere to Sell Them On March 1, the day after the first coronavirus death was announced, Matt and Noah Colvin started a …

2020-03-15: The “tragedy of the commons” is junk science developed by a racist who espoused eugenics …

2020-03-15: We’ve stocked up on about two weeks of emergency supplies, like you’re supposed to. It …

2020-03-15: I have two important videoconferences scheduled for Monday, and I spent much of the day getting the …

2020-03-15: Cory Doctorow: The CIA’s information security is really terrible …

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2020-03-15: “Like Japan in the mid-1800s, the United States now faces a crisis that disproves everything the …

2020-03-15: Meghan and Harry Overplayed Their Hand www.theatlantic.com/ideas/arc…

2020-03-15: The 1918 flu pandemic in San Diego: 366 deaths, sheep dip and mandatory masks 0.5% of San Diego’s …

2020-03-15: From the San Diego Evening Tribune Archives: How San Diego officials reacted to the 1918 flu …

2020-03-14: The ballet dancer who led a prisoner uprising at Auschwitz Franceska Mann, a 26-year-old Jewish ballet dancer from Poland, arrived in Auschwitz in 1943, part …

2020-03-14: “It was my first time ordering bulk crickets off the internet….” Funny Twitter …

2020-03-14: Covid-19 needs a new name. Branding matters, people!

2020-03-14: I’m getting email from every company I’ve ever given my address to, earnestly telling me …

2020-03-14: Apple TV+ 'Foundation' series production halts over coronavirus fears appleinsider.com/articles/… What this tells me is the long-rumored series based on Asimov’s …

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2020-03-13: Trump administration blocks states from using Medicaid to respond to coronavirus crisis …

2020-03-13: The Ezra Klein Show: Trump didn't break democracy. Broken democracy gave us Trump. Also: Republicans understand that politics is transactional. The NRA has been great for the GOP, and …

2020-03-13: A brief history of the floppy disk. Fascinating! www.redhat.com/en/comman…

2020-03-13: Find out which weather service is most accurate in your area ForecastAdvisor shows you the accuracy of major weather forecasting services in your area. It says …

2020-03-13: AT&T CEO pay rose to $32 million in 2019 while he cut 20,000 jobs …

2020-03-13: The Verge guide to Twitter (with a contribution from yrs trly) www.theverge.com/2020/3/13…

2020-03-13: Reporters Without Borders uses Minecraft to sneak censored works across borders. …

2020-03-12: The Zoom virtual background for videoconferences doesn’t seem to work with my Mac. I can buy a …

2020-03-12: “Social distancing” is actually not that big a change for me. #JokingNotJoking

2020-03-12: Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (aka MBS) is a brutal tyrant, who has also …

2020-03-12: Barbara Krasnoff: How to hide your messy room during a Zoom video conference …

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2020-03-12: Jason Snell: How to customize the display of the Apple Watch Workouts app. Useful tips - I did it …

2020-03-12: Twitter 101: how to follow people and discover topics. Should be headlined: “How To Tell Your …

2020-03-12: The FCC is giving out big bucks for rural broadband, and New York is the one state in the …

2020-03-12: IBM says it’s number three in cloud sales, but analysts say nope. Not even close. Interesting …

2020-03-12: These face-touching memes have been canceled for public health reasons. Funny. …

2020-03-12: Cory Doctorow: “Senate Republicans have killed emergency sick leave legislation, a move that …

2020-03-12: Cory Doctorow: A former top Cigna exec calls baloney on Biden’s claims that Medicaire-for-all …

2020-03-12: The head of the TSA says he’s standing by a decision to take away healthcare coverage from …

2020-03-12: Trump’s ban on European travel exempt nations where he owns resorts. What an extraordinary …

2020-03-11: Cory Doctorow: A scam-buster hacks into a scam factory and surveills the heck out of them. …

2020-03-11: Cory Doctorow: Details of Italy’s “I stay in the house” law. …

2020-03-11: Cory Doctorow: Twitter upgraded its terms of service to permit academics to use bots for research …

2020-03-11: Cory Doctorow: Sensor Tower, which provides VPN and other software it describes as privacy …

2020-03-11: Cory Doctorow: The satiety index: Which foods make you feel the most full? …

2020-03-11: Cory Doctorow: Nobody knows why people have gotten fatter since the 1950s. Diet and levels of …

2020-03-11: Michael McConnell, a prominent San Diego homeless advocate, fought against Proposition C in San …

2020-03-11: A California software engineer found paragraphs and themes in the novel “The Manchuriam …

2020-03-11: Astronomers are using computer models for for slime mold growth patterns to trace filaments …

2020-03-11: Cory Doctorow: Farmers are fighting John Deere for the right to fix their own tractors. This is …

2020-03-11: Cory Doctorow: A woman sued the TSA over a “pat-down” that penetrated her vagina. …

2020-03-11: Led Zeppelin wins a ruling that “Stairway to Heaven” was not plagiarized from an earlier …

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2020-03-10: IBM’s outgoing boss Rometty awarded $20m+ in 2019 for growing revenue 0.1% Nice work if you …

2020-03-10: IBM Food Trust: Who’s using blockchain to track supply chain? IBM has pushed blockchain hard …

2020-03-10: I came into my office at about 4 am. Minnie had been closed up in here for six hours. It’s now …

2020-03-10: VMware is looking to rejuvenate again with a Kubernetes injection: VMware today rolls out an …

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2020-03-10: Can You Really Hire a Hit Man on the Dark Web? The dark web is swarming with hitman-for-hire sites, …

2020-03-10: What Bernie Sanders Gets Right About the Media: much of the U.S. media still covers elections as if …

2020-03-10: California’s Gig Economy Is Under Attack. AB5 is limiting freelancers’ ability to work, going …

2020-03-10: Self-described political hack James Carville thinks Trump will lose

2020-03-10: “Don’t touch the figs.”

2020-03-09: Grace and Frankie is Golden Girls minus the rattan furniture.

2020-03-09: Like Cambridge Analytica, “but more nefariously, arguably:” Banjo, an artificial …

2020-03-09: Airlines are burning thousands of gallons of fuel flying empty ‘ghost’ planes so they …

2020-03-09: Cory Doctorow: Europe looks like it may be getting the courage to take on Apple, mandating that …

2020-03-09: The Last Alternative: A 1978 Soviet TV adaptation of Isaac Asimov's "The Naked Sun" Cheesy even by 1978 standards, according to this fellow on Reddit. On YouTube: here and here and …

2020-03-09: How Old Is Too Old to Work? Old age is very different today, when the average lifespan is 79, than …

2020-03-09: A driver was pulled over with expired 1997 license plate tags. He says he’s been busy

2020-03-09: Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Coronavirus really is that bad and you should work from home

2020-03-07: We watched “Sharpe’s Gold.” I bet the men in the 95th Rifles found Hagman annoying …

2020-03-06: How to Tell If You Have the Flu, Coronavirus, or Something Else I think I had norovirus almost …

2020-03-05: I have been that tourist. It’s why I often patronize Starbucks when I’m out of town.

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2020-03-05: Bernie has done fine this far appealing to a radical, burn-it-down revolutionary base. But now he …

2020-03-05: Cory Doctorow: “Libraries, of course, are the last place in our civilization where you are …

2020-03-05: The right to repair is the right to resilience Cory on Pluralistic.net: It’s no coincidence that farms and farmers have been leaders in …

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2020-03-05: June Lockhart in a wardrobe test for “Lost in Space,” 1965. Via Still alive; she’s …

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2020-03-04: 8-year-old boy wins $200 worth of cannabis products at hockey tournament …

2020-03-04: Trump blasts Sessions on Twitter, inadvertently confirming key Mueller finding Trump publicly admits …

2020-03-04: AT&T is looking to cut billions of dollars in spending, starting with “headcount …

2020-03-04: Sisters Margaux and Mariel Hemingway struggled with the family history of depression, substance abuse and suicide Their grandfather, Ernest Hemingway, killed himself, as did Margaux and six other members of the …

2020-03-04: Americans only started calling our country "America" around the turn of the 20th Century. Previously, we called ourselves the "Union," "Republic," and even "Columbia" and Freedonia. The transition to “America” came about the time the US became a bloody, brutal global …

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2020-03-04: Republican Darrell Issa moves on to face Democrat opponent Ammar Campa-Najjar in the November election for CA-50 Issa’s primary campaign against Republican Carl DeMaio was dirty. The campaign against …

2020-03-04: ICE's New York office uses a rigged algorithm to keep virtually all arrestees in detention. The ACLU says it's unconstitutional ”… this ostensible problem-solving software was rigged to provide only one solution: …

2020-03-04: Why America is so vulnerable to coronavirus Ryan Cooper: America’s atrociously inadequate welfare state makes it by far the most …

2020-03-04: Wikipedia Is the Last Best Place on the Internet It is one of the few remaining places that retains …

2020-03-04: American taxpayers have paid $152 million for Trump to play golf, making him the 10th highest paid …

2020-03-04: We have watched two episodes of the second season of “Altered Carbon.” We are almost …

2020-03-04: I just remembered Joe Biden is fine “Please don’t show me any footage of Joe Biden saying or …

2020-03-04: A Fantastic Night … If You Don’t Like Bloomberg, Warren, or Sanders …

2020-03-03: AP: Bloomberg is thinking about dropping out after a disappointing Super Tuesday showing. …

2020-03-03: Inside the race to build the best quantum computer on Earth Google and IBM are dueling to commercialize a new generation of computing technology, quantum …

2020-03-03: I tried to go 24 hours without touching my face. I made it 18 minutes Nestor Ramos at the Boston Globe: Surely I could give up wiping my mouth, rubbing my eyes, and …

2020-03-03: China is using Uighur slave labor camps for manufacturing for US brands including Nike, Apple and …

2020-03-03: Miss Staten Island banned from St. Pat’s parade after coming out as bi — still shows up …

2020-03-03: Jeff Huang: My productivity app is a single .txt file One file to track to-dos and have-dones. …

2020-03-03: Aaron Sorkin on his new play based on “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “The West …

2020-03-03: How Facebook has become one of the least trusted and most profitable companies in the world. Tech journalist Steven Levy, talks about the company’s history on Fresh Air. He’s got a …

2020-03-03: Herod Agrippa is the Lando Calrissian of “I, Claudius.” On the I, Podius podcast: …

2020-03-03: Super Tuesday, Explained: I listened to this entire podcast episode and I’m still confused. …

2020-03-03: The true story behind "You've Got Mail:" The movie was based on a real conflict between a New York Barnes & Noble and a local children's bookstore. At that time, B&N was the big bad soul-crushing superstore chain killing indy Mom-and-Pop …

2020-03-03: Today I voted, and spent a good chunk of time updating the local Democratic Club website and social …

2020-03-03: Cory Doctorow’s got a new blog. It’s Pluralistic.net. pluralistic.net It’s his …

2020-03-02: Everybody agrees that social media needs to suppress harmful content while promoting good content, …

2020-03-02: Hollywood is bending the knee to Peking to avoid offending the authoritarian Chinese government, by …

2020-03-02: What Happened to the Company That Raised Minimum Wage to $70k/yr? Business is better than ever.

2020-03-02: The four largest U.S. carriers face combined FCC fines totaling about $209M for selling customer …

2020-03-02: Telco spending is weak and 5G isn’t a cure-all, according to analysis of service provider and …

2020-03-02: Yesterday I did my 3+-mile walk with the dog through a residential neighborhood up at the end of …

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2020-03-02: California Legislature’s Battle Over ‘Gig Economy’ Shows No Sign of Ending AB5 was intended to stop …

2020-03-01: How And Why To Keep A “Commonplace Book” This is my commonplace book.

2020-03-01: The Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford: Mark Twain’s Marginalia: Most of Mark …

2020-03-01: Pocket Notebooks: A Brief History | The Art of Manliness

2020-03-01: Unheralded ways that ordinary life has improved in the last 25 years.

2020-03-01: The Oxford English Dictionary is adding Nigerian words, which is proving controversial with some …

2020-03-01: Remembering Laser Books, a short-lived line of mediocre science fiction novels that tore through the …

2020-03-01: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle = The Breakfast Club.

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2020-02-29: Jason Kottke spent three weeks in Asia, including extended visits to Saigon and Singapore and 24 …

2020-02-29: Kottke: The secret of enduring Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) during a long winter is just roll …

2020-02-29: Monty Python’s “Always Look at the Bright Side of Life” is now the most popular …

2020-02-29: Renowned Mathematician And Physicist Freeman Dyson Has Died At Age 96 His daughter Mia Dyson, a …

2020-02-29: “Age of Treason” was a 1993 TV movie about Marcus Didio Falco, a threadbare private …

2020-02-29: ‪Bailing on Afghanistan will be a disaster but staying will be worse. 20 years of the War on Terror …

2020-02-28: On Selling Your First Novel After 11 Years – Min Jin Lee: A moving essay about an …

2020-02-28: The last time Elyse saw her father was at her college graduation. They’d been close growing …

2020-02-28: Sansar, Linden Labs’ follow-up to Second Life, was a victim of VR hype & failure to learn …

2020-02-28: See Newly Digitized, "Super Detailed" Photos Of Old Greenwich Village The turn of 20th century found Greenwich Village in the midst of a transformation – as …

2020-02-28: Robots aren’t taking our jobs — they’re becoming our bosses- Josh Dzieza at The Verge: On …

2020-02-28: How to delete all your saved articles in Instapaper I wanted to delete all my saved Instapapaper article and make a fresh start, but had trouble …

2020-02-28: Charlie, the store manager, 1968 “Mine’s bigger. My cucumber. It’s bigger. I think vegetables can be …

2020-02-27: One, two, and three years ago today I was in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress. Four years ago …

2020-02-27: Mayor Pete says it’s ok to mix ranch dressing and salsa. I’ve never tried this combination, or even …

2020-02-27: “My Ex-Boyfriend’s New Girlfriend Is Lady Gaga” - Lindsay Crouse: Social media in 2020 …

2020-02-27: Facing Anger from Journalists, Assemblywoman Gonzalez Offers AB 5 Changes Good news for freelance …

2020-02-27: Do you watch scripted TV and movies, such as dramas and comedies, on a tablet, phone, or strictly on …

2020-02-27: Sarah Miller: The Diet Industrial Complex Got Me, and It Will Never Let Me Go “I did not see …

2020-02-27: I just spent 15 minutes shopping for dental floss on Amazon. Sometimes choice is not a good thing.

2020-02-27: Copied is a heck of a fine application for saving and managing multiple clipboards, particularly on …

2020-02-27: Dropbox’s Reverse Migration, Out of AWS, Five Years On

2020-02-27: Jeff Bezos pledged $10 billion to fight climate change, but Amazon is a big global contributor to …

2020-02-27: Sally Hemings was Thomas Jefferson’s slave and companion for many years, with whom he fathered …

2020-02-27: Interview and performance with Rachael & Vilray, a contemporary duet who write and perform new …

2020-02-27: Two San Diegans have developed an app to help “vanlifers” live on the road.

2020-02-27: Patricia Quinn, who plays Livilla on I, Claudius, also starred in the Rocky Horror Picture snow; she …

2020-02-27: Forget passwords: Secure yourself with a passphrase and these tools - Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

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2020-02-26: Apparently there’s a new Indiana Jones movie coming next year and Harrison Ford, who’ll be 78, is in …

2020-02-26: Megadonor urges Pelosi, Schumer to pick candidate to stop Bernie Sanders

2020-02-26: ‘People don’t get it’: inside the world of hyper-realistic baby doll collecting …

2020-02-26: Where Medicare-for-all is real Today, Explained] Looking at the healthcare systems in Taiwan, which …

2020-02-26: Why liberals keep losing: We confuse slacktivism for activism Eitan Hersh’s Politics Is for Power explains why liberals keep losing Sean Illing at Vox: If you …

2020-02-26: Researchers are tracking coronavirus disinformation, which could be behind the market drop. - Wayne …

2020-02-26: AT&T and Verizon axed nearly 30,000 jobs last year

2020-02-26: Firefox now stops ISPs from tracking the websites you visit.

2020-02-26: Why America Is Losing The Toilet Race It’s a race to the bottom.

2020-02-26: Case Elliott was a big woman, with a big talent and a big, beautiful voice. In life she faced …

2020-02-26: “Empty Porn Sets” by photographer Jo Broughton “offers an insider’s …

2020-02-25: ‪Meanwhile, at the Democratic candidates debate.

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2020-02-25: Playful dog enthusiastically fails service dog tests. Alternate title: Me on a job interview. ‬

2020-02-25: The Register: Firefox now defaults to DNS-over-HTTPS for US netizens and some are dischuffed about …

2020-02-25: Mike Dano: Mirantis co-founder targets 5G ‘oligopoly’ with private networks startup …

2020-02-25: Warren Buffet finally upgraded from a flip phone to a smartphone – an iPhone 11 – but …

2020-02-25: On MAGA Caps and WordCamps: The WordPress community is talking about banning red MAGA caps at its …

2020-02-25: Return of the PDA. Neat!

2020-02-25: “Like Going Out Half Dressed When you Brush Your Teeth and Neglect to Massage Your Gums,” Hemp gum …

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2020-02-24: Mirantis co-founder leaves to create open-source 5G startup - Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Boris …

2020-02-24: Business owner says millennials are spoiled because they won’t work for free and are ambitious. I …

2020-02-24: Cory Doctorow: A Flat Earther commits suicide by conspiracy theory “Mad Mike” Hughes …

2020-02-24: “Authoritarian bias” kept Xi from dealing effectively with coronavirus- Cory Doctorow

2020-02-24: Why do people listen to #NeverTrump Republicans lecturing Democrats on how the Democrats are on a …

2020-02-24: A San Diego family cloned their dog for $50,000 “Marley,” a golden retriever, saved …

2020-02-24: Cadillac “Magnificent Beyond All Expectations!” 1950’s Nat. Geo Magazine Via

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2020-02-23: I support Sanders. My first choice is Warren, but he’s a close second. And I’m glad to …

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2020-02-23: “I, Claudius” drinking game: Drink whenever a character shrieks, shouts or weeps. Double …

2020-02-23: ME: I’m going to have to get up and pee soon. Not right now though. [Moments later a 15-pound …

2020-02-23: A group of ex-NSA and Amazon engineers are building a “GitHub for data” A service called …

2020-02-23: You don’t know Esther Williams Williams starred in midcentury movies featuring her water …

2020-02-23: Two stories about Americans who fled in search of better lives. While millions of people have come …

2020-02-23: The Nuclear Family Was a Mistake While politicians and pundits say we need to preserve the American …

2020-02-23: A Red Hat study finds enterprises are adopting open-source software rapidly.

2020-02-23: When a popular genre writer dies, should their characters die with them? After mystery writer Robert …

2020-02-23: Plastic bag bans may be bad for the environment, as reusable grocery bags may have a more harmful …

2020-02-22: Nicole Najafi went on a date with every Democratic Presidential candidate so you don’t have …

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2020-02-21: Former California Republican congressman Dana Rohrabacher confirmed he offered Julian Assange a …

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2020-02-21: “Big Tits Potato Chips 10 ₵” - This is a 1930s era wax paper potato chip bag from Dunn, North …

2020-02-21: The Tandy TRS-80 Model 2000 Personal Computer in 1984. For only $1,500 extra, you could get it a …

2020-02-21: Sixth Column by Robert A. Heinlein, 1949 Cover by Edd Cartier Via

2020-02-21: Future President Harry Truman as a Captain, circa 1918

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2020-02-20: Pablo Escobar’s hippos are running wild in Colombia.

2020-02-20: People who paid $2,000 for a Flywheel bike had them abruptly bricked to settle a patent dispute with …

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2020-02-19: Mark Zuckerberg reportedly gets his armpits blow-dried before speeches

2020-02-19: Some Staples stores in Boston are getting podcast studios Great idea and/or sign of the impending …

2020-02-19: Making coffee with Aeropress, according to inventor Alan Adler Aeropress inventor Alan Adler demonstrates making three cups of coffee at once: YouTube I tried …

2020-02-19: One-day Friends-themed pop-up brunch restaurant is coming to San Diego. No one told me brunch was …

2020-02-18: “Then during the third reconciliation of the last of the Meketrex supplicants, they chose a new form …

2020-02-18: There is no Dana. Only Zuul. Via

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2020-02-18: If I had a dime for every time I went to the grocery store and forgot to bring reusable grocery …

2020-02-18: “i heard u guys like carpeted bathrooms so i made a whole post of carpeted bathrooms.“

2020-02-18: Fresh Air interviews Elie Wiesel, author, Auschwitz survivor, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate; as …

2020-02-18: NASA is working on testing a prototype for a robot spaceship that could save the world if we are …

2020-02-18: After a drunken slip of the tongue, Steve Marsh and his siblings discover a secret their mother has …

2020-02-18: A new "I, Claudius" podcast John Hodgman, Elliott Kalan and Jordan Kauwling have launched a podcast about “I, …

2020-02-18: This silly little $6.50 plastic gadget makes walking the dog more comfortable It’s called the Urban Pets Hands Free Dog Poop Bag Holder Waste Knot. It’s a clip that …

2020-02-17: Punk Princess: ‘Devastatingly Sexy’ Portraits of Debbie Harry 1977 to 1988

2020-02-17: A California entrepreneur plans a limited production run of the iconic 80s sportscar, the DeLorean And they’ve also restored the “Back to the Future” prop. The Original Back to the Future DeLorean …

2020-02-17: 1849 guide to the brothels and prostitutes of Philadelphia. A Vintage Guide to the ‘Gay …

2020-02-17: “I, Claudius” rewatch, episode 2: I really appreciate the subtle, restrained acting.

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2020-02-15: Sometime after I turned 40 I stopped enjoying fiction as much as I used to. I think it’s been …

2020-02-15: This defense of Bloomberg’s appalling defense of redlining is bullshit. Redlining isn’t …

2020-02-15: Mike Bloomberg has been battling women’s allegations of sexist, profane comments for years

2020-02-15: There are two generations of Mexican luchador wrestlers named “Dr. Wagner.” How did I …

2020-02-14: The Age of Decadence. The real story of the West in the 21st century is one of stalemate and …

2020-02-14: Holiday-Travel Twitter Is the Best Form of Social Media. Play-by-plays from airports and bus rides …

2020-02-14: Using Tinder in Your Hometown Is Like Visiting an Alternate Reality

2020-02-14: “One might suppose that the popular prejudice against vaccination had died out by this …

2020-02-14: The story about how Mike "The Monkees" Nesmith's mother invented liquid paper is surprisingly interesting. She was a secretary. She saw a need and saw that the market would be women, because secretaries were …

2020-02-14: Who let “Who Let the Dogs Out” Out? 99% Invisible: The world’s greatest expert on …

2020-02-14: San Diego freelance writer Beth Demmon says California Assembly Bill 5, which regulates contract …

2020-02-14: Tinder's Most Notorious Men The users who reappear after countless left swipes have become modern urban legends. Like mayors …

2020-02-14: The Doc nails it. The sole issue for Democratic voters in the Presidential election is “make …

2020-02-14: 5’4”? 5’7”? 5’8”? How tall is Bloomberg, anyway?

2020-02-14: Good to know the ‘doomsday asteroid’ is not going to destroy the Earth Saturday, because …

2020-02-14: Dave Winer makes the case for Bloomberg: More than a candidate for president. I’m reserving …

2020-02-13: Molly Ringwald revisits “The Breakfast Club” and the other 80s teen movies that made her …

2020-02-13: The US is charging Huawei with racketeering TechCrunch: The DoJ alleges that Huawei and a number of its affiliates used confidential agreements …

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2020-02-13: Rick Moranis is making a Honey I Shrunk the Kids reboot after a 23-year work break.

2020-02-13: As part of his research into Trump’s $1+B disinformation campaign, journalist McKay Coppins …

2020-02-13: A brief history of the "I, Claudius" TV series The TV production had a lot of problems, but Robert Graves, who wrote the 1930s novels on which the …

2020-02-13: I Claudius seemingly influenced The Sopranos – though Sopranos creator David Chase …

2020-02-13: Hulu is doing gender-flipped miniseries based on “High Fidelity,” the excellent Nick Hornby novel …

2020-02-13: “It’s a strange exis­tence, being an autistic adult in a pro­fes­sion over­flowing with autism …

2020-02-12: We’ve started rewatching “I Claudius.” “I Claudius” is the story of a …

2020-02-12: Oracle founder Larry Ellison is hosting a fundraiser for Donald Trump www.vox.com/recode/20…

2020-02-12: Michael Bloomberg says 2015 stop and frisk comments were ‘five years ago’ and are …

2020-02-12: I saw these geese at Lake Murray. Ready to rumble!

2020-02-12: Whenever cruise ships are in the news it’s never good.

2020-02-12: I am prepared to call the 2020 presidential election: it’s going to be Amy Klobuchar. The Democrats …

2020-02-12: Fresh Air: Michael Pollan Explains Caffeine Addiction & Withdrawal As part of the research for a new audiobook about caffeine, author Michael “Omnivore’s …

2020-02-12: Affluent parents are giving their children growth hormones, to keep the kids from growing up short. Seems like a bad idea. There’s nothing medically wrong with the kids, and studies have shown …

2020-02-12: Friend of Dorothy: How did Judy Garland become a gay icon? slate.com/podcasts/…

2020-02-12: A new wave of national conservatives are gaining power and wealth by claiming to be persecuted …

2020-02-12: Like smartphone users today, medieval monks wrestled with distraction. aeon.co/ideas/how…

2020-02-12: Merle Oberon, a star actress of Hollywood’s golden age, was biracial, passing as white, and …

2020-02-12: Teens are scrambling their identities on Instagram, so they can use the service without divulging …

2020-02-12: A brief history of the Apple Newton: 20 years ahead of its time, and still has a small but loyal fan …

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2020-02-12: Anybody tried posting automatically from Flickr to micro.blog? Should be do-able, right – last …

2020-02-12: Meet the Unlikely Hero Saving California’s Oldest Weekly Paper: I love this story so, so much “High in the Sierra, Downieville, Calif., was about to become the latest American community to …

2020-02-12: An Oklahoma University journalism professor likened the phrase "OK Boomer" to the N-word. This is such a weird story An OU professor in the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication used a racial slur …

2020-02-12: MWC 2020 canceled over coronavirus health concerns Mobile World Congress is the biggest telco conference of the year, worldwide. Maybe there’s a …

2020-02-12: This morning I updated <mitchwagner.com> and my LinkedIn profile. They look snappy.

2020-02-12: Matthew Yglesias: Mainstream Democrats shouldn't be freaking out about Sanders Sanders’ rhetoric is revolutionary but his record shows he’s willing to make deals for …

2020-02-12: I saw this excellent collection of stickers on a car at Lake Murray

2020-02-12: I saw this shortcut between two streets while walking yesterday.

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2020-02-11: Former CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera will challenge Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in House …

2020-02-11: Actor Jussie Smollett is being indicted for allegedly falsifying claims he was assaulted by Trump …

2020-02-11: Trump cannot go a day without committing an impeachable offense, and his lies are becoming more blatant and obviously untrue. His Republican defenders are half-right: Trump has learned his lesson from the impeachment trial. …

2020-02-11: The tricky economics of all-you-can-eat buffets They put the cheap, filling stuff first. They charge for extras. They save money on personnel, of …

2020-02-11: The making of “2001: A Space Odyssey” …

2020-02-11: Actor Steve Buscemi (“Fargo,” “Boardwalk Empire,” etc.) is interviewed by …

2020-02-11: I have several questions. gameraboy1.tumblr.com/post/1907…

2020-02-11: Entertaining interview of comedian Lewis Black by Gilbert Gottfried and Frank Santopadre. Many …

2020-02-11: “Captain” Jack McCarthy hosted the New York St. Patrick’s Day parade for 41 years, …

2020-02-11: “Officer” Joe Bolton hosted The Little Rascals and the Three Stooges for …

2020-02-11: Comparing the relative sizes of fictional buildings. Fun. youtu.be/hjIci91FR…

2020-02-11: Margarine vs. butter is a case study of naked, corrupt regulatory capture. The dairy industry spent …

2020-02-11: This magnificent, green condo is for sale - in Ramona, California, which is just a short drive from …

2020-02-11: Adam Sandler rips the Oscars for snubbing him. Funny. “A few, you know, a few weeks back, when I was quote-unquote _snubbed_ by the Academy, it …

2020-02-11: In leaked audio, Michael Bloomberg defends racial profiling: “throw them up against the …

2020-02-11: Leaked audio captures Bloomberg defending racial profiling and stop-and-frisk policing. Bloomberg: “Ninety-five percent of murders- murderers and murder victims fit one M.O. You can just …

2020-02-10: I saw this school walking today.

2020-02-10: I wear flip up sunglasses. Flip ups are cool now.

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2020-02-10: The theme to the "Paul Winchell and Jerry Mahoney Show." I loved this show when I was a little boy. If my mother had to listen to it every day on the living room TV, I'm surprised she let me live. Better audio quality here but no video.

2020-02-10: Gilbert Gottfried and Frank Santopadre interview not one but TWO Catwomen: Lee Meriwether and Julie …

2020-02-10: Amazon pulled out of this month’s Mobile World Congress because of the coronavirus outbreak, in …

2020-02-10: The GSMA is putting restrictions on Mobile World Congress attendees from China as big companies, …

2020-02-10: Taiwan has a sophisticated medical records system. Why don’t we?

2020-02-10: I’ve switched my podcast player from Castro.fm back to Overcast on the iPhone. Castro has …

2020-02-10: Zappos has quietly backed away from holacracy. Aimee Groth at Quartz: Six years ago, Amazon-owned …

2020-02-10: Reagan and Gorbachev Agreed to Pause the Cold War in Case of an Alien Invasion. The Gipper was a …

2020-02-10: Amid Layoffs, Xilinx Warns of Pause in 5G Activities - Mike Dano/Light Reading Xilinx, once a …

2020-02-10: 17th Century pirates had gay marriage, good pay, survivor benefits and health insurance

2020-02-10: Forget self-driving cars. We already have technology that can transform cities and help save the planet: Buses Missing the Bus on 99% Invisible: If you heard that there was a piece of technology that could do …

2020-02-10: Why the wrong movies win Oscars - Today, Explained

2020-02-10: “Native American actress Sacheen Littlefeather stepped in for Marlon Brando at the Academy …

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2020-02-10: Amazon wants to depose the President and Secretary of Defense as part of its lawsuit to fight losing …

2020-02-10: The Justice Department indicted four members of the Chinese military for the Equifax breach. This …

2020-02-10: Advice from Medieval Monks on Avoiding Digital Distraction kottke.org/20/02/adv…

2020-02-10: Bloomberg plans to go after Trump’s business record Others have tried this tactic without success — remember Hillary Clinton? — but Mike Bloomberg plans …

2020-02-10: How women left the GOP and became Democratic partisans: Blame the Gipper …

2020-02-09: None of the movies nominated for an Oscar deserved to win, because none of them has Luis giving …

2020-02-09: Jack Kirby’s 2001: A Space Odyssey Via 70sscifiart.tumblr.com/post/1903…

2020-02-09: I’ve been on a nostalgia kick the past couple of days. This morning, I hit YouTube and found …

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2020-02-09: Person who offered $500 for lost cat gets mad when cat finder wants the reward …

2020-02-09: South Korea is a 5G pioneer but the latest financial results from its telcos demonstrate why …

2020-02-09: Ericsson Shareholder Urges Firm to Explore Sale to US - Report Shares in Ericsson and Nokia received …

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2020-02-08: College essay writing services – contract cheaters –are using aggressive email marketing …

2020-02-08: ME: I have very important financial documents I need to review today. ALSO ME: Helllooooooo, social …

2020-02-08: A modest proposal: Bernie should endorse Warren for POTUS, and immediately Warren should commit to …

2020-02-08: After a vote in Iowa that reeked of third-world treachery – from monolithic TV propaganda against …

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2020-02-08: Climate change killed libertarianism - Jacobin

2020-02-08: Tyler Cowen coins the phrase “state capacity libertarianism” as an evolution of …

2020-02-08: Bram Moolenaar started work on the vim text editor on an Amiga in 1988, and has been its lead …

2020-02-08: US Attorney General William Barr suggested the United States purchase a controlling stake in either …

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2020-02-07: We must fact-check this. Mission accepted. San Diego is a great pizza town. Here are the top 10. …

2020-02-07: “Now we’re going to hear more suggestions from the failed mayor of Chicago and New …

2020-02-07: Marie Dressler was the biggest female star of American movies in 1933. She wasn’t a sex symbol …

2020-02-07: The Ukraine was part of a broad pattern of behavior that makes Trump manifestly unfit to be …

2020-02-07: Animal rights activists say it’s cruel to keep elephants in captivity. [San Diego News Fix]

2020-02-07: Ezra Klein: America is a better country today than it has ever been: More inclusive and more …

2020-02-07: Gilbert Gottfried and Frank Sontopadre interview the delightful Ken Berry, star of “F …

2020-02-07: PETA claims victory after SeaWorld says no to trainers riding atop dolphins [San Diego Union- …

2020-02-07: How will coronavirus end? [Today, Explained]

2020-02-07: Youtube: Charlie bit me. Some days you’re Charlie. Other days you’re Charlie’s …

2020-02-07: A brief history of YouTube’s codependent relationship with content creators, after Google …

2020-02-07: Nat Eliason: How to take notes on what you’re reading. I never did highlights or took book …

2020-02-07: Candidates don’t matter much. What matters is getting your voters to come out and vote against …

2020-02-06: Not a lot: What $250,000 buys in NYC right now [Curbed NY]

2020-02-06: I can think of a couple of theories why the Republicans might want to do this. But it’s weird: …

2020-02-06: Via @iamjaco. Thanks!

2020-02-06: Dave Winer says we need a candidate who a Republican who believes in the rule of law will vote for. …

2020-02-06: RIP Issur Danielovitch, aka Kirk Douglas, 103 [nbcnews.com]

2020-02-05: Companies including Dell, Microsoft and AT&T are part of a White House effort to develop US 5G …

2020-02-05: Why IBM Choosing Arvind Krishna Over Jim Whitehurst Was a Smooth Move [Christine Hall/ITPro Today]

2020-02-05: I’m working on updating my resume today. I’ve decided to use the Pet Resume template in …

2020-02-05: Werner Herzog: ‘Piracy Has Been The Most Successful Form of Distribution Worldwide’ …

2020-02-05: Podfasting: I Tried Listening to Podcasts at 3x and Broke My Brain [Steve Rousseau/OneZero] Most of …

2020-02-05: Brave, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla gather together to talk web privacy… and why we all …

2020-02-05: You know the President is able to shut down all US comms, yeah? An FCC commish wants to stop him …

2020-02-04: Ex-principal in Holocaust furor defends his right not to say the genocide is a fact [The Palm Beach …

2020-02-04: I think I need to read “Atomic Habits.” All four of these tips excerpted from the book …

2020-02-04: Column: San Diego author Laura Preble turns a germaphobe into a heroine you’ll want to hug [San Diego Union-Tribune] Karla Peterson: It’s the usual love story. Girl meets boy, girl loses boy, girl drives a borrowed …

2020-02-04: 'People were breaking down crying': Iowa vote-counters tell of caucus debacle [Tom Cullen/The Guardian] You had one job, Iowa! The drawbacks of electronic voting have been well known for more than 20 …

2020-02-04: Two people trying to protect a monarch butterfly sanctuary in Mexico from logging have been found …

2020-02-04: IBM, Marriott and Mickey Mouse Take On Tech’s Favorite Law [David McCabe/NYTimes] Section 230 …

2020-02-04: If You’re Over 50, Chances Are the Decision to Leave a Job Won’t be Yours [Peter …

2020-02-03: Socially conservative mom says racy halftime entertainment drove distraught 13-year-old son to his …

2020-02-03: Corruption in America: How the US became the center of global kleptocracy - Casey Michel - Vox When …

2020-02-03: Waze’s Cookie Monster voice is the only thing keeping me sane right now - Thom Dunn - Boing …

2020-02-03: ‪Remarkably, this is six years to the day after I started at LR. I opened my journaling app to make …

2020-02-03: Big news: I’ve left Light Reading after six years. It’s been a great ride but it’s …

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2020-02-03: Remembering Clark Gable on this birthday, here with David O.Selznick on the set of GONE WITH THE …

2020-02-03: Young woman writes her boyfriend in the Navy a thank-you note for the bleached skull of a Japanese …

2020-02-03: I’m grateful for the iPad and social media because without them I wouldn’t be able to …

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2020-02-02: I’m becoming convinced, for the third or fourth time in as many years, that the hassles of …

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2020-02-02: Asian countries have a century of tradition wearing face masks, and they’re starting to appear in …

2020-02-02: Chicago is getting a “Princess Bride” themed popup bar - nbcchicago.com Have fun …

2020-02-02: Stephen King quits Facebook over concerns of ‘false information’ - CNN

2020-02-01: The Democrat candidate for President this year could win the popular vote by six percentage points – …

2020-02-01: Why this Seattle geek finally gave up and bought a car four years after going ‘full Uber’ [Kurt …

2020-02-01: Fractured America is uniting in its hatred of expatriate Californians [Derek Thompson/The Atlantic]

2020-02-01: Sammy is having a moment with my sweaty exercise T-shirt.

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2020-02-01: Jim Whitehurst Becomes President of IBM. Why? He gets Culture. [Jono Bacon/Forbes]

2020-02-01: IBM’s New CEO Is Mastermind Behind Cloud Strategy for Growth [Olivia Carville/Bloomberg]

2020-02-01: Why Iowa? [Dan Zak/The Washington Post] I have been to Iowa more than once, and liked it.

2020-02-01: South Carolina seeks volunteer pig cuddlers [CNN] I foresee a career change.

2020-01-31: Headline of the week: As a 28-Year-Old Latino, I’m Shocked My New Novel, Memoirs of a Middle-Aged …

2020-01-31: An intriguing list of “little-known but obvious facts”. The word …

2020-01-31: New Jersey mayor John Roth admits to taking off pants, passing out drunk at party. Photo …

2020-01-31: New Bill Would Bar Duncan Hunter from Collecting a Congressional Pension Duncan D. Hunter is years …

2020-01-31: The Crown will end after five seasons – or “series,” as they say in the UK – bringing …

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2020-01-30: Original 1965 ad for The Addams Family Haunted House kit, made by Polar Lights. The original kit was …

2020-01-30: “This facility has gone 5843 days without an assimilation.”

2020-01-30: A Collection of 40 Bad Christian Album Covers With Unfortunate Titles [vintage everyday]

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2020-01-30: Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi has gone from Nobel Peace Prize winner to apologist for genocide …

2020-01-30: How an 'election meltdown' could throw the US into crisis in 2020 [Fresh Air] There are lots of ways the election could go terribly wrong What happens if one side doesn’t …

2020-01-30: Sex predators are operating against children through online video games. What can be done about …

2020-01-30: I have a Johnny Cash t-shirt that I wore today. When I’m wearing it I often forget I have it …

2020-01-30: San Diego smart streetlights raise privacy concerns San Diego sees privacy concerns from so-called “smart streetlights,” that collect data …

2020-01-30: IBM Names New CEO: Arvind Krishna, Red Hat Deal Mastermind, Replaces Rometty [Me/Light Reading]

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2020-01-29: Minnie Mouse throws down. The cartoon shoes complete the scene. Somebody come look at this 😂😂 1) can …

2020-01-29: #Avasarala's hand terminal with the predictive text: "f*ck | f*cker | f*cked | …

2020-01-29: I bought a 16-ounce bottle of Dr. Brommer’s liquid soap a couple of weeks ago. It is …

2020-01-29: Surprisingly, China actually benefits from the perception that its vendors are government stooges. …

2020-01-29: It saddens me that it’s too late in my life for me to get a cool nickname, like …

2020-01-29: Boston-area natives Chris Evans, John Krasinski, Rachel Dratch and David “Big Papi” …

2020-01-29: PR pitch of the day: “Parents find sex education conversations easier than technology …

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2020-01-28: This trailer for "Spenser Confidential" looks great! The Netflix movie coming March 6 stars Mark Wahlberg, Winston “Black Panther” Duke, and …

2020-01-28: Juniper Returns to Growth – No Thanks to Service Providers lightreading.com My latest on Light …

2020-01-28: You look like you’re having a tough day so here is the Addams Family dancing to Joy …

2020-01-28: Cory Doctorow: Climate denial has destroyed the libertarian movement boingboing.net

2020-01-28: The agony of weekend loneliness: ‘I won’t speak to another human until Monday’ theguardian.com …

2020-01-27: Photos Of 25 Dogs That Just Can’t Even

2020-01-27: Business Fashion, Australia, Summer, 1975. The socks make the outfit. via

2020-01-27: The iPad is fantastic but also disappointing daringfireball.net Great short essay by John Gruber. …

2020-01-27: Ivanka tells donors she got her moral compass from her dad politico.com Only Monday and we already …

2020-01-27: Trump Impeachment: A Ukraine Smoking Gun Exposes Republicans bloomberg.com The White House knew …

2020-01-27: Washington Post reporter Felicia Sonmez was suspended after tweeting a link to an article about Kobe …

2020-01-27: Is Corona Beer experiencing the AIDS/Ayds effect? [boingboing.net] Mark Frauenfelder: Ayds was an appetite-suppressant candy popular in the 1930s-80s with the …

2020-01-27: I feel that song would be POPular.

2020-01-27: Seeing reports about a woman physicist who developed a theory of gravity that, if proven, would …

2020-01-27: Sound sleeper.

2020-01-27: "Spenser Confidential," a movie based on the Robert B. Parker novels, hits Netfllix March 6. It stars Mark Wahlberg as Spenser and Winston “Black Panther” Duke as Hawk. “It is …

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2020-01-26: 📸 Sweetwater River Trail, San Diego A beautiful gray afternoon for a hike.

2020-01-26: Quiz: Which of these 2020 Democrats agrees with you most? I came out Mayor Pete and Yang, which wow. [washingtonpost.com] 20 questions on the issues. I do not support Mayor Pete – the best thing I’ll say for him is …

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2020-01-26: How is the most unpopular and divisive president on his way to a second term? – theguardian.com It’s the economy, says David Smith. Also, unlike 2016, Trump is running a highly organized, …

2020-01-26: The Story of Two Monks and a Woman: A parable about letting go of the past. kottke.org

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2020-01-25: Ode to San Rafael: my unremarkable hometown [Carolyn Jones/SFChronicle.com] I had a vision …

2020-01-25: Scary Sea Monster Really Just Hundreds of Tiny Fish in a Trench Coat [kottke.org] As a defense …

2020-01-25: Copyright was designed to serve creators, but instead it serves big business against creators [Cory …

2020-01-25: No more free rides: US seeks to limit emotional support animals on planes [Joanna Walters/The …

2020-01-25: The head of ICE says he will deport DREAMers if the Supreme Court ends DACA - vox.com To Trump and …

2020-01-25: Gentleman ticketed for driving in carpool lane with plastic skeleton in passenger seat Mark …

2020-01-25: Laff-o-rama, 1964 via

2020-01-25: Dapper Adam overcoats. 1943. Via

2020-01-25: Role model Lord Jim hairpiece ad [1970s] via

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2020-01-24: We’re All in the Bathroom Filming Ourselves Taylor Lorenz/nytimes.com Bathrooms are “the perfect stage set” for TikTok videos. …

2020-01-24: The case for replacing air travel with high-speed sleeper trains Cory Doctorow/Boing Boing. Like Cory, I’ve taken the sleeper train from London to Edinburgh …

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2020-01-24: DirecTV Satellite at Risk of Exploding in Orbit — Jeff Baumgartner/Light Reading AT&T and Boeing …

2020-01-24: Podcast: Don’t Call Us an SD-WAN Provider – Cato Networks – Me/Light Reading Cato Networks …

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2020-01-23: Automating cross-posts to Tumblr, using duct tape and rubber cement I’ve been having a lot of trouble over the years posting to Tumblr. The native Tumblr apps and …

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2020-01-23: I have seen this car parked at Lake Murray occasionally for years. It’s always been beat up …

2020-01-23: On my walk today. Hello, Lake Murray, you’re looking fine.

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2020-01-23: An earlier product name, “Gee, Your Hair Smells Like a Cheesesteak,” was rejected by …

2020-01-23: Clocks change in six weeks in most of the US (March 3). Are you ready?

2020-01-22: La Mesa Shop Owner Arrested After Attack on San Diego Media (I have a slight personal connection to this story) NBC 7 San Diego A La Mesa shop owner – already the subject of a sexual harassment …

2020-01-22: Black Texas teen told to cut his dreadlocks to walk at graduation nbcnews.com

2020-01-22: VMware Extends Its SD-WAN Tentacles With Nyansa Acquisition Me/Light Reading

2020-01-22: CenturyLink Inks $1.6B Networking Deal With US Interior Department – Me/Light Reading

2020-01-22: Minnie says good morning.

2020-01-22: “In every artist’s depiction of a meteor that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs, …

2020-01-22: Clearly we should not elect people President just because they are celebrities, but if we’re …

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2020-01-22: We’ve started watching The Morning Show, which I am pleased to see continues an unbroken record of …

2020-01-21: Every time I read up about IndieWeb I get a headache. So confusing! I get that regular people may …

2020-01-21: Martin Luther King: Blacks and poor people get "welfare" but whites and rich people get "subsidies" kottke.org quotes King: Whenever the government provides opportunities and privileges for white …

2020-01-21: It is absolutely fine to rip your books in half Constance Grady/vox.com: On Monday morning, an apparently innocuous tweet summoned a storm of …

2020-01-21: Also, same deal for sockpuppetknifefight.com. If you want that domain for a real project – not to …

2020-01-21: My blog used to be called Monkeys in my Pants. Explanation. I own the domain monkeysinmypants.com. …

2020-01-21: The Black Six (1974)

2020-01-21: On Reddit: “My great uncle Charley Brock. Played football at Nebraska then the Green Bay Packers. …

2020-01-21: Brooklyn, 1945. Students protesting the “no pants to school” rule via

2020-01-21: Does it have to be either/or? 1968 Via

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2020-01-21: “Are you ready to get out the vote in 2020? Because I guarantee you these fuckers are.” …

2020-01-21: “Never Before So Much Livability in 35 Feet” - Richardson’s Regent Bi-level mobile …

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2020-01-21: Batman and the Fonz Via

2020-01-21: The Towering Inferno (1974)

2020-01-20: Silicon Valley Abandons the Culture That Made It the Envy of the World theatlantic.com Alexis …

2020-01-20: Opening shot of one of my favorite movies, “Almost Famous,” then and now. Ocean Beach, …

2020-01-20: Bernie Sanders getting arrested at a civil rights march, 1963 Via

2020-01-20: Escape from a burning skyscraper by floating gently down like a giant inflated badminton birdie.. Or …

2020-01-20: Nonprofit plans to bring mobile showers to San Diego’s homeless – sandiegouniontribune.com

2020-01-20: The lost neighborhood under New York’s Central Park The land that is now Central Park was site of a village of 1,600 people, “many of whom were …

2020-01-20: Nototo note taking software organizes notes on a literal map, with islands, flowers, trees, etc. …

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2020-01-19: A dentist was convicted on 46 felony and misdemeanor counts after filming himself performing a …

2020-01-19: Isaac Asimov's roaming hands Asimov’s Empire, Asimov’s Wall – daily.jstor.org Alec Nevala-Lee reflects on Asimov’s twin …

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2020-01-19: Wild elephant walks into a Sri Lanka hotel, wanders around gently poking at stuff with its trunk. …

2020-01-19: Thanks to @manton for responding to a help request from me on Friday night, within minutes, and …

2020-01-19: Dave Winer: I'm re-thinking RSS now RSS forces “blogging into the title-description-body model of journalism. But blog posts are …

2020-01-19: A four-year-old answers job interview questions. ‪The advice about writing is spot on. ‬

2020-01-19: “911—what’s your emergency?” “Hi, I … uh … I work from home.” …

2020-01-19: Tennessee governor seeks to amend law honouring Nathan Bedford Forrest, leader of Ku Klux Klan [The …

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2020-01-18: The British “full breakfast” is dying: The fry-up may be toast – but, much to my own …

2020-01-18: Brawny Disneyland guest removes park’s sword in the stone/Boing Boing I guess he’s the king of …

2020-01-18: This statement could be read as Dave Winer disavowing blogging and RSS. Which would be …

2020-01-18: TSA issues apology to Native American woman who had braids pulled by agent The federal Transportation Security Administration has apologized to a Native American woman who …

2020-01-18: National Archives edited Women’s March picture to be less critical of Trump Vox The National …

2020-01-18: More pizza, fewer vegetables: Trump administration further undercuts Obama school-lunch rules The …

2020-01-18: Man hijacks Portland airport monitor to play video games, until PDX officials declare ‘game over’ …

2020-01-18: Larry David: The Incredibly Happy Life of TV’s Favorite Grouch Brett Martin: It is almost …

2020-01-18: That moment when you’re sitting on the couch and you tilt your head back to get the last few …

2020-01-17: I am enjoying Jack Ryan enough to watch one episode a night, but not enough for two. I’m glad Jim …

2020-01-17: Jack Reacher series author Lee Child ‘quits and lets brother step in’ [The Guardian]

2020-01-17: Oldest diving suit in the world …

2020-01-17: Seems like Jean is really into wieners 1940’s Visking Skinless Wiener Ad …

2020-01-17: Mavis is kind of passive-aggressive. Australian Women’s Weekly - 1936 …

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2020-01-16: Bankers Flooding JPMorgan Event Bemoan San Francisco Squalor www.bloomberg.com/news/arti… My …

2020-01-16: Rep. Ayanna Pressley reveals she has alopecia: ‘It’s important I’m transparent …

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2020-01-16: San Diego destroyer commander fired www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/mili… Cmdr. John “Bob” …

2020-01-16: Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Wants To Ban ‘Virginity Tests’ In California …

2020-01-16: You look like you’re having a tough day so here is a video of Jennifer Garner freaking out on …

2019-12-21: Micro.blog is making me better at social media in general. Instead of just mindlessly tapping …

2019-12-08: I’m back, micro.blog! Giving you another try.

2019-08-01: Canceled micro.blog but then resubscribed. Oh, micro.blog, why can’t I quit you?

2019-07-15: Our cat Sammy has far more confidence in my ability to avoid stepping on him when he’s …

2019-07-15: It’s 84 degrees in my office, I just started drinking a blazing hot cup of strong coffee, and …

2019-07-15: Ready or not, here comes the new Twitter Want.

2019-07-15: [Boonton New Jersey, circa …

2019-07-15: The Schramm javelin prototype, a single-seat aluminum body helicopter designed by B.J Schramm in …

2019-07-14: Neil Armstrong eating his last breakfast on Earth before leaving for the moon, July 1969

2019-07-14: K Mart sounds great! 1980

2019-07-14: Classic Maxell ad, 1983

2019-07-14: Part plane, part truck, all badass

2019-07-14: Soft pets for weird dog

2019-07-14: On the 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy podcast: Pornography: Examining claims that …

2019-07-14: On the Our Opinions Are Correct podcast: Science Fiction Explains Our Messed Up Economy. Economist …

2019-07-14: Interview with Carol Downer and Francie Hornstein, who helped women get safer abortions in the 1960s before the procedure became legal in the US. The abortion underground: Downer and Hornstein helped women provide a safer alternative to brutal …

2019-07-14: Father tricks his toddler daughters into stopping crying by telling them to take turns. I thought it …

2019-07-14: Puppy Pride: Dogs of the San Diego Pride Parade. Aww. 📷 🐶

2019-07-14: Excellent comic. Something to think about before you sleep … if you can sleep after this.

2019-07-14: I’m finally remembering to bring grocery bags when shopping. Thus is the number of F-bombs …

2019-07-14: Tennessee’s Republican governor signed a proclamation into law honoring Nathan Bedford …

2019-07-14: Trump says progressive congresswomen should ‘go back’ and fix the places they …

2019-07-14: Life goal. Via

2019-07-13: 📺 We got 10 minutes into the second episode of “Stranger Things” and we’re done …

2019-07-13: The song “Africa” is playing on infinite loop on outdoor, solar powered speakers in the Namib Desert …

2019-07-13: Computer password inventor Fernando Corbato dies at 93. His epitaph includes a mix of at least one …

2019-07-13: Jeffrey Epstein's arrest is leading to "I told you so" from supporters of #pizzagate, Qanon and other conspiracy theorists. Every crazy fake conspiracy theory in the world has a counterpart that’s true. #pizzagate is …

2019-07-13: Surveillance cameras show that bystanders will intervene to help in cases of emergency, debunking the so-called "bystander effect" that's been common wisdom in the social sciences for 50 years. Surveillance Cameras Debunk the Bystander Effect. Richard Florida writing at The Atlantic: It’s one …

2019-07-13: The Pinboard social bookmarking service turns 10 and creator Maciej Ceglowski celebrates with his usual dry, delightful wit I Can’t Stop Winning! Now that a decade has passed, I thought I would have some Yoda-like …

2019-07-13: Several US flags left by Apollo astronauts on the moon may still be standing, but probably not the …

2019-07-13: Kid comes to a video con in costume as an influencer apology video

2019-07-13: gail.com FAQ: Gail.com gets a lot of traffic from people who meant to go to gmail.com but made a …

2019-07-13: Three reasons the American Revolution was a mistake: “Slavery would’ve been abolished earlier, …

2019-07-12: Trailer for the upcoming new season of “Veronica Mars.” Yes, that’s right – new …

2019-07-12: Good podcast about a bizarre relationship between psychiatrist and patient The Shrink Next Door: Marty Moskowitz, a successful New York businessman and attorney, was having …

2019-07-12: This is how you deal with Nazis who don’t understand how free speech works.

2019-07-12: Life goal. Via

2019-07-12: The decentralized, open source Mastodon social network has been invaded by Gab, a pro-Nazi platform. Gab moved to Mastodon servers recently, leading Mastodon admins and developers struggling with the …

2019-07-12: Netflix's "Another Life" features Katee Sackhoff as commander of a starship making first contact between Earth and an an alien civilization, in the near future. Here’s the preview on YouTube. Looks good! I never got into “Battlestar …

2019-07-12: “The dead rising from the grave! Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass …

2019-07-12: John Carpenter’s “The Thing” but with adorable claymation penguins

2019-07-12: I hope the guy in the car had insurance.

2019-07-12: Dog: “Great job making the bed! I’ll just add some finishing touches.”

2019-07-12: A new technique uses space-based satellite surveillance to prevent bridge collapses, by detecting …

2019-07-12: When Natural Disasters Strike, Operation BBQ Swoops In With Relief — And Ribs Operation BBQ Relief: Competitive barbecuers flock to disaster scenes to serve up delicious hot food …

2019-07-12: Today I learned MetaFilter is still a thing and it’s still very good.

2019-07-12: A court in Dresden, Germany, sentenced two men to prison for copyright infringement – on Usenet Yes, …

2019-07-12: A judge ruled against Oracle’s lawsuit seeking to block the $10B JEDI contract for Pentagon …

2019-07-11: Matt Yglesias and Jenny Schuetz solve the housing crisis Vox journalist Matt Yglesias talks with Jenny Scheutz, housing economist and fellow at the Brookings …

2019-07-11: Wonderful, vintage photos posted to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11

2019-07-11: Oh, lovely, a bipartisan election hack alert law bill for Mitch McConnell to feed into the shredder “Two US lawmakers are pushing a bipartisan bill that would force the Department of Homeland Security …

2019-07-11: Rural America Might See More 5G With FCC's New 2.5GHz Order But the plan draws criticism. Mike Dano reports on Light Reading: “Today’s vote doubles …

2019-07-11: Metallica to publish children’s book, The ABCs of Metallica [Ben Beaumont-Thomas/The Guardian] …

2019-07-11: Instagrammers Love This Turquoise Lake, But It’s Actually A Toxic Dump [Salvador …

2019-07-11: Microsoft Teams overtakes Slack with 13 million daily users. [Tom Warren/The Verge] We use Teams and …

2019-07-11: Shoelace is Google's new social network Sarah Perez on TechCrunch A new project from Google’s in-house incubator, Area 120, aims to help …

2019-07-11: I see Google is starting yet another social network. Google+, Google Reader, Google Buzz, Google Wave, Orkut, and Dodgeball weren’t enough for …

2019-07-10: Novelist Stephen McCauley explores sexuality and relationships in “My Ex-Life.” His …

2019-07-10: Recycling: People should stop thinking of recycling as a virtue, and start considering whether …

2019-07-10: Can You Hear It? Sonic Devices Play High-Pitched Noises To Repel Teens Philadelphia is putting a …

2019-07-10: Anti-“marihuana” ad, 1930s. https://reddit.com/r/vintageads/comments/cbocxh/anti_marihuana_ad_1930s/ …

2019-07-10: Elementary Education Has Gone Terribly Wrong In the early grades, U.S. schools value …

2019-07-10: They finally built a better ketchup bottle. And soon it’s going to be everywhere. …

2019-07-10: IBM: We Won’t ‘Bluewash’ Red Hat: IBM executives say they’d be fools to …

2019-07-10: ONAP ‘Dublin’ Lightens Network Orchestration: The latest release of the Open Network …

2019-07-10: 5G Will Be 100x Faster Than LTE? More Like 2.7x Faster www.lightreading.com/mobile/5g… 5G …

2019-07-10: ” … much of the dysfunction of tech regulation — from botched anti-sex-trafficking laws …

2019-07-09: Built on Sand: “Wherever we go, we’re surrounded by sand. It’s in the floors beneath us, walls …

2019-07-09: RIP Rip Torn: Actor’s actor, political activist, badass boingboing.net/2019/07/0…

2019-07-09: IBM Builds Telco Muscle With $34B Red Hat Acquisition: IBM sees its combination with Red Hat as …

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2019-07-08: “Draw me like one of your French girls.”

2019-07-08: On Reddit: I was just in an Apple Store while it was Robbed

2019-07-08: Zuck’s personal head of security resigns after allegations of homophobia, transphobia, …

2019-07-08: USA’s formidable women’s team is no accident. It’s a product of public policy …

2019-07-08: Greg McVerry: “Find a passion, start a blog.” Or you can just do what I do and post …

2019-07-08: Pratik talks about taking photos on vacation, blogging in a post-Facebook world, and inability to do …

2019-07-08: “Muhammad Ali is a singular figure in American life. But there are elements of a modern-day …

2019-07-08: Larri Thomas in The Silencers (1966)

2019-07-08: Why measles returned Why Is Measles Back? [The Atlantic] Peter Beinart, the author of this article, blames the anti-vax …

2019-07-08: Artificial coffee. I'm appalled. A Bitter End For Regular Joe? Scientists Engineer A Smooth, Beanless Coffee [NPR] A startup has …

2019-07-08: Conair Impressions crimper, 1989

2019-07-08: Researchers are working on plant-based fake fish Fish replacement may be the next big wave in alternative protein development I’m intrigued by …

2019-07-08: Bill Gates envies Steve Jobs's ability to mesmerize people with nonsense Microsoft’s Bill Gates: Steve Jobs cast spells on everyone but he didn’t fool me Sounds …

2019-07-07: Shedding Light On Domestic Violence [Fresh Air podcast]. An average of four women are killed by …

2019-07-07: Spreadsheet [50 Things That Made the Moden Economy podcast]. A grid on a computer screen gives us a …

2019-07-07: Weeding is Fundamental [99% Invisible podcast.] When the San Francisco Public Library renovated 20 …

2019-07-07: The Town that Stayed Quiet: The This is Love podcast visits a city in northern Italy where everyone …

2019-07-07: “Come fly with me”, 1960s

2019-07-07: Welch’s Juice. LIFE, June 9, 1947.

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2019-07-07: First impressions of micro.blog: Community, people and content looks great. Design and UI are …

2019-07-07: Get a Spine! Stories about people – including a scientist who studies invertebrates – who get a …

2019-07-07: Maureen Dowd: It’s Nancy Pelosi’s Parade - The New York Times I’m feeling warmer toward Pelosi after …