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2020-09-24: Man dies from eating more than a bag of liquorice a day – I’m safe. I hate licorice. I try it …

2020-09-24: At least three MTA employees secretly turned a storage room below one of the platforms at Grand …

2020-09-24: Police confiscate 345,000 recycled condoms in Vietnam | World news – That’s nearly 800 pounds …

2020-09-24: In 2020, conversations with co-workers and relative strangers can take on a personal or political …

2020-09-24: Trump’s support is to a large extent about performative masculinity. It’s about pretending to …

2020-09-24: Trump isn’t considering stealing the election, or planning on it. He’s already doing it.

2020-09-23: 164 House Republicans voted against a resolution condemning anti-Asian racism pertaining to …

2020-09-23: Trump is openly and publicly plotting a coup in case the election goes against him.

2020-09-23: Today I learned you can roust a woman out of her own bed and shoot her dead. But you can’t shoot …

2020-09-23: Supposedly gun owners are going to protect us from tyranny. I guess they’ll get around to that any …

2020-09-23: Breanna Taylor was shot dead in her sleep. How is that not murder?

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2020-09-23: Ok how about this: No more billionaires. None. After you reach $999 million, every red cent goes to …

2020-09-23: I had a sudden insight today: To a varying extent, we’re all dealing with both the end of the …

2020-09-23: In addition to everything else going wrong in the world, my underwears’ elastics all seem to …

2020-09-23: To Protest Colonialism, He Takes Artifacts From Museums – Congolese activist Mwazulu Diyabanza is on …

2020-09-23: “Uncle Ben’s Rice will change its name to Ben’s Original and remove the image of a …

2020-09-23: Swastika, New York, is keeping its name

2020-09-23: 4% of the world’s population. 20% of the deaths.

2020-09-22: Good night and here is a video of a dog calmly eating a green pepper.

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2020-09-22: “Uber for evicting people: Civvl is a gig economy company that pays you to evict …

2020-09-22: Bloomberg raises millions to help Florida felons vote – Days after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis won a …

2020-09-22: We’ve been living in this house more than 20 years and last night Julie showed me an extremely …

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2020-09-21: looks up looks down looks up looks down turns blueprints over “Shit.” pic.twitter.com/1K0ent6kWw …

2020-09-21: Andrew Dice Clay is both unapologetically Andrew, and Dice – Hickory dickory dock….

2020-09-21: "What did Yoda say when he saw himself in 4K? HDMI" I'm still giggling at that one. …

2020-09-21: An unreleased 1983 horror film starring young George Clooney, Laura Dern and Charlie Sheen is …

2020-09-21: Richard – The talented writer and illustrator Allie Brosh has posted a new “Hyperbole and a …

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2020-09-21: Four iconoclastic thinkers come together on an ambitious project to bring climate change to a scale …

2020-09-21: To improve lighting for Zoom calls, I’ve put two lamps behind my computer, one on either side …

2020-09-21: How the sandwich consumed Britain. A tasty 2017 history of the packaged sandwich business in …

2020-09-21: my brain is like my internet browser. i got like 30 tabs open, 12 of them are …

2020-09-21: The Mystery of “The Jet-Propelled Couch” – The 1955 book “The 50-Minute …

2020-09-21: Name a book you loved when you were a child that you would not recommend today.

2020-09-20: Julie gave me another home haircut and I am looking dapper.

2020-09-20: Accessories make the outfit. Me and about 2/3 of a brother, in 1966 or so. 📷

2020-09-20: My Dad and me, around 1963.📷

2020-09-20: My brothers and me having a Tarantino moment at Niagara Falls around 1971. 📷 I think the white car …

2020-09-20: Even when I was a little boy, I understood the importance of personal style. Around 1964. 📷

2020-09-20: How ‘Goodfellas’ Serves As the Bridge Between ‘The Godfather’ and ‘The Sopranos’ All three stories …

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2020-09-18: Don’t mourn. Organize.

2020-09-18: “Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. …

2020-09-18: I’m having caffeinated tea after 4 pm.

2020-09-17: Just look at this beautiful house we saw on a trip to Athens, Ohio, to visit family a few years ago. …

2020-09-17: Not only do I not cook, but I prefer blended yogurt because mixing up the fruit-on-the-bottom kind …

2020-09-17: The only time I ever hear about the 1619 Project anymore is from MAGAs. It’s as though they’re …

2020-09-17: The pandemic is ruining our sleep. Experts say ‘coronasomnia’ could imperil public health. – I only …

2020-09-17: African safari journal: Homeward bound June 2019 Our final Africa safari stop was Little Kulala Desert Lodge, in Sossusvlei, the …

2020-09-17: If the Twinsthenewtrend guys have never heard “YMCA” before, they haven’t been to …

2020-09-17: Evernote’s CEO on the company’s long, tricky journey to fix itself “Arguing about the merits of …

2020-09-17: “Sam Patch found his calling in falling.” In the early 19th Century, Sam Patch achieved fame by …

2020-09-17: Unfounded rumors about Antifa arsonists are making it tough to fight wildfires.

2020-09-17: I blew the dust off my 2018 iPad, which I have not used for months, and I like it. It’s a good size. …

2020-09-17: I’ve been meaning to take an ADD test but I keep getting distracted.

2020-09-17: Horrifying Reports of Forced Hysterectomies at ICE Detention Camps –This is literally what the Nazis …

2020-09-17: Former model Amy Dorris says that Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in 1997, making at least two …

2020-09-17: For the first time since the Great Depression, the majority of 18- to 29-year-olds have moved back …

2020-09-17: As a full-time work from home person, I’ve always wished for the screen to be right up against my …

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2020-09-16: There Won’t Be a Clear End to the Pandemic It’ll be a slow fade back to normal. “I …

2020-09-16: Stop Expecting Life to Go Back to Normal Next Year – Americans will need to take pandemic …

2020-09-16: When It Comes to Covid-19, Most of Us Have Risk Exactly Backward – We need to think more in terms of …

2020-09-16: The Disorderly Contested Election That Changed American History – The 2020 election could look a lot …

2020-09-16: Love on Lockdown: A Quarantine Romantic Comedy – The Cut podcast During the lockdown, Tamara meets a …

2020-09-16: "Dance of the Dwarfs" In the early 1980s cable movie channels didn’t have much inventory and they’d play the …

2020-09-16: I’m about halfway through reading the very first Perry Mason novel, “The Case of the …

2020-09-16: A colleague on a Zoom meeting this morning shared his Mac screen with red numbers in the dock for …

2020-09-16: Telekom Romania modernizes field service for COVID-19 and beyond – By me.

2020-09-15: If every other person in history who has held a particular job has been white, trust me, it’s not …

2020-09-15: Swanson Chopped Sirloin Dinner, 1968 via

2020-09-15: On Reddit: “My great-grandfather watching TV in his house in Roselle, NJ, 1954” via

2020-09-15: Reviewing the “first time listening to” YouTube channel I don’t think these two …

2020-09-15: California Secede? One Group Got a Key Approval Last Week to Try – “One of the most well-known …

2020-09-15: Should I comb my hair and get dressed for my Zoom meeting? No, I look great.

2020-09-15: 51-year-old Paul Rudd exhorts his fellow Millennials to wear masks. “Masks. They’re …

2020-09-15: The Mandalorian is back Oct. 30! Here’s the trailer. In this season, we leap forward to Baby …

2020-09-14: While the US is threatened by forest fires, hurricanes, and a raging pandemic, MAGAs are chasing …

2020-09-14: Recycling plastic doesn’t work. The plastics industry has been selling a lie, and pocketing …

2020-09-14: Immediately after getting out of bed this morning I stepped barefoot in cold cat throw-up. So this …

2020-09-14: We are enjoying “Endeavour.” It gives me an idea for a Star Trek series: “Ensign …

2020-09-14: Silvio Berlusconi was charismatic multi-millionaire real-estate mogul who upended his …

2020-09-14: Kitchen Confidential was one of the most inspiring books I’ve ever read. I envied how much Bourdain …

2020-09-14: America’s greatest days could be still ahead if we have the will and courage to seize the moment. …

2020-09-14: Profile of note-taking service Roam Research, and its co-founder and CEO, Conor White-Sullivan: …

2020-09-14: Palmer Luckey’s Anduril Industries unveils a military drone that can fly autonomously, form a …

2020-09-14: In the 90s, Justin Hall was a rich kid with distant parents and a need for attention. He fell in …

2020-09-13: The first episode of Lovecraft Country was brilliant, but it declined steadily from there. The first …

2020-09-13: Adults with Covid-19 are twice as likely to have eaten at restaurants, according to a CDC study. But …

2020-09-13: The supermarket earlier today was playing “We’ve Only Just Begun” and instantly I was transported …

2020-09-13: Controversial Swedish epidemiologist Anders Tegnell is the mastermind behind Sweden’s staying open …

2020-09-13: New York Landlords Push Office Work With Patriotism Argument – New York landlords are trying to push …

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2020-09-12: Ok I’m stoned but this seems like a good idea: what if there was an app that both you and your …

2020-09-12: Cujo was played by four St. Bernards, several mechanical dogs, and by stuntman man, Gary Morgan in a …

2020-09-12: I am extremely overdue for a haircut and thinking about growing a mustache.

2020-09-11: Susanna Clarke’s Fantasy World of Interiors – Laura Miller at The New Yorker profiles the author of …

2020-09-11: Life as a precriminal – Cory Doctorow: The sheriff of Pasco County, Florida, has launched a …

2020-09-11: Qanon is basically the Protocols of the Elders of Zion – The Protocols of the Elders of Zion is a …

2020-09-11: California Bill Would Mandate ‘Crime Prediction’ Algorithms Instead of Cash Bail – Bail …

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2020-09-10: The Intercept: Journalism’s New Propaganda Tool: Misusing “Confirmed” – Hearing the same rumors …

2020-09-10: Why do actors on TV often wave around coffee cups that are obviously empty? A surprisingly …

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2020-09-10: As Soviet troops approached Berlin in 1945, citizens did their best to take care of Berlin …

2020-09-10: How to think about coronavirus risk in your life

2020-09-10: The rise and rise of one of NYPD’s dirtiest cops – Cory Doctorow: “Violent, racist …

2020-09-10: Kids’ smart-watches unsafe at any speed – Cory Doctorow: Kids’ smartwatches are security …

2020-09-10: Voter Casts Ballot Topless After Being Told Her Anti-Trump Shirt Was Illegal At Polling Place – I …

2020-09-10: I Need You to Care That Our Country Is on Fire

2020-09-10: Photos: The Apocalyptic Red Western Skies Caused by Climate Change-Fueled Wildfires

2020-09-10: A Michigan woman got a postcard on Tuesday that was postmarked 100 years ago – in 1920. “Yeah, …

2020-09-10: A Miami student hosted a 20-person house party a week after he was diagnosed with COVID-19. He says …

2020-09-10: The Western U.S. is not OK.

2020-09-10: Innovation Lab showcases the construction industry’s tech future – The future of construction can be …

2020-09-09: A member of the Ku Klux Klan stands behind a police officer for protection, after a mob surrounded …

2020-09-09: Nothing says "summer 2020" like eating a ripe peach over the kitchen sink while ugly …

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2020-09-09: The Legend of A-N-N-A: Revisiting an American Town Where Black People Weren’t Welcome After Dark

2020-09-09: I don’t think the trailer for the new Dune movie shows Baron Harkonnen. That’s cool – make it a …

2020-09-09: I get relaxation from certain kinds of low-stakes digital activities, requiring little or no …

2020-09-09: Me wearing earrings, mask, glasses and earphones… My ears: Do you want me to hold your bag …

2020-09-09: Sportswriter Roger Angell celebrates his 100th birthday. If I’m reading this right, he’s …

2020-09-09: All the President’s Mendacity – Bob Woodward’s latest book demonstrates that Trump was …

2020-09-09: Don Jr. Defends the Alleged Kenosha Shooter: ‘We All Do Stupid Things at 17’ – Don Jr. …

2020-09-09: Taxi Driver: The Sitcom – Taxi Driver/Taxi mashup.

2020-09-09: New trailer for the upcoming Dune movie. Looks fantastic! Only in theaters. Hopefully it will be …

2020-09-09: Trump told Bob Woodward in March he was intentionally playing down the serious of the coronavirus.

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2020-09-08: True Size of…. – Drag countries and land masses around on a map to compare sizes.

2020-09-08: The Trump Era Sucks and Needs to Be Over – People looking for guides to understanding Trump …

2020-09-08: How the Blog Broke the Web – Amy Hoy: Chronological order is a bad way to organize information. …

2020-09-08: Star Trek: Discovery returns in five weeks. This trailer looks good!

2020-09-08: SetApp is a subscription service where you get access to dozens of Mac and – recently – …

2020-09-08: A record 2 billion acres of California has burned this year, with heat conditions predicted to …

2020-09-08: “All over the world, from the US to Germany to the UK, some people decide to disappear from …

2020-09-08: “Everyone laughed at [Hitler] during the early days too.”

2020-09-08: What is a “digital garden?” I encountered the idea of a “digital garden” Friday and was instantly enthusiastic and spent some …

2020-09-07: ME: “I haven’t washed the dog since before the pandemic. She’s getting really …

2020-09-07: I updated mitchwagner.com to index the best of my personal writing. I’ve heard people call that a …

2020-09-07: Our Africa journal – Saying goodbye to a new friend June 23, 2019 — Yesterday, we left the camp for our next stop. Festus drove us two hours over those …

2020-09-06: Five boats sink during pro-Trump parade in Texas.. Elsewhere on social media, I’ve seen MAGAs blame …

2020-09-05: Move to San Diego, they said. The weather is always perfect, they said.

2020-09-05: In “Man of Steel” there’s a scene at the end where Superman and the big villain are having a fight …

2020-09-05: I’ve been off the news for 16 hours. What did I miss? What are we all outraged about?

2020-09-05: The house 🎃 across the street ☠ is starting 👻 to decorate 🧛‍♀️ for Halloween. 🧙 Too soon!🦇

2020-09-04: We watched “Man of Steel,” a movie about people who come to New York from out of town and destroy a …

2020-09-03: I’m past due for a coronavirus haircut and I’m not going to get one this weekend because it will be …

2020-09-03: “Digital gardens” are personal spaces on the Internet that avoid the one-size-fits-all …

2020-09-03: Yesterday in history was an interesting day: In 1752, Britain adopted the Gregorian calendar, which …

2020-09-03: 6 tips for women entrepreneurs (and their allies). Progress is slow for women entrepreneurs, but …

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2020-09-02: Boy and lost dog are reunited. 1-minute video. …

2020-09-02: “That’s his chicken.” Calf and chicken are friends. Cute 15-second video. …

2020-09-02: ‘Democrat Cities’ Aren’t as Partisan or as Powerful as the President Suggests: “Mayors have …

2020-09-02: Michael Costanza attended college with Jerry Seinfeld and claims the George Costanza character was …

2020-09-02: Students for Trump Mocked After Kenosha Tweet Warns of ‘What Biden Will Do to America’ …

2020-09-02: Ezra Klein: Can anything change Americans’ minds about Donald Trump? www.vox.com/2020/9/2/… …

2020-09-02: Overheard: I’m not qualified to diagnose dementia but if my Dad talked like Trump we’d …

2020-09-02: Pilots Reported Seeing a Man Wearing a Jetpack Soaring Over LAX—Is That Even Possible? …

2020-09-02: Amazon won approval for trials for drone deliveries – packages under 5 pounds delivered in less than …

2020-09-02: The Biden campain is offering yard signs in Animal Crossing. Know that feeling when you’re trying …

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2020-09-01: Roanoke’s ‘Lost Colony’ Was Never Lost, New Book Says www.nytimes.com/2020/09/0…

2020-09-01: My friend Esther Schindler looks back at the Golden Age of computer user groups. Priceless! …

2020-09-01: Like I said about 10 hours ago, I thought I had insomnia licked because I got a good night’s …

2020-09-01: Six months ago I would have said Wells is a dangerous MAGA buffoon. Now I don’t know anymore. …

2020-09-01: Bill Wells: I’m the El Cajon mayor. Here’s why our police will stop enforcing …

2020-09-01: What is it like to be a middle-aged woman? A son asked his mother – then wrote a comic. A hopeful …

2020-09-01: How an ‘Act of God’ pandemic is destroying the West; The US is saving the financial …

2020-09-01: I downloaded Ulysses for the iPad and no kidding it was a HUGE help in breaking through on an …

2020-09-01: “I’ve got this insomnia thing licked,” I said. “I’ve slept well six nights in a row,” I said. Note …

2020-09-01: Minnie in a weird position, 2017. 📷

2020-08-31: Humphrey Bogart’s shoes for Casablanca, with platforms so he’d stand taller than Ingrid Bergman, …

2020-08-31: Leonard Nimoy Presents Mr. Spock’s Music from Outer Space, 1967 …

2020-08-31: Fascism tp kebabs and pizza …

2020-08-31: Seinfeld hallway reddit.com/r/Alterna…

2020-08-31: Progressive teen pop culture fans are trying to meme veteran senator Ed Markey to reelection, …

2020-08-31: Every conversation in 2020. every hangout in 2020 pic.twitter.com/CJVsm3ilaP — Matt Buechele …

2020-08-31: A month after Herman Cain died of COVID, his Twitter account says the mainstream media is …

2020-08-31: I was scooping myself a bowl of baby carrots – I love baby carrots – and Minnie showed strong …

2020-08-31: Bayer-Monsanto “is imploding in an inferno of corruption, litigation and negligence…. …

2020-08-31: Hard Wired, by Len Vlahos, is a YA novel about a 15-year-old boy who discovers he’s an AI in a …

2020-08-31: The Cortex podcast has an interesting discussion of note-taking, from which I learn that I’ve …

2020-08-29: John Waters and Divine in 1974 …

2020-08-29: Hollywood Blvd, 1963 https://reddit.com/r/TheWayWeWere/comments/ij2gqn/hollywood_blvd_1963/

2020-08-29: An American Disaster Foretold: If Trump wins a second term, Europe will treat the US the way it once …

2020-08-29: Six Ways America Is Like a Third-World Country: The US leads the world in violence, incarceration …

2020-08-29: An Ohio man built a backyard squirrel bar with seven varieties of nuts on tap 🥜🐿 …

2020-08-29: John Brunner’s 1968 novel “Stand on Zanzibar” was set in 2010, and foresaw the 21st Century West …

2020-08-29: Gun ownership was nearly universal on the 19th Century American frontier, but carrying guns was …

2020-08-29: “Hannity Has Said to Me More Than Once, ‘He’s Crazy’”: Fox News Staffers Feel Trapped in the Trump …

2020-08-29: The People Who Eat the Same Meal Every Day [Joe Pinsker/The Atlantic] This is me. I eat the same …

2020-08-29: California’s megafires are preventable, the result of more than 100 years of tragically mistaken …

2020-08-29: I want you should read this very interesting article about the American Jewish New York accent.

2020-08-29: How A Fake British Accent Took Old Hollywood By Storm [Dan Nosowitz/Atlas Obscura] Fascinating …

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2020-08-28: New York City, 1977 https://reddit.com/r/TheWayWeWere/comments/iiff5l/new_york_city_1977/

2020-08-28: Vendors’ stalls in the Mercado Tocon, Cuba, 1904. …

2020-08-28: https://reddit.com/r/OldSchoolRidiculous/comments/iijb9a/hey_diane_ive_got_a_drink_thatll_make_your_ …

2020-08-28: PSA, 1972 …

2020-08-28: Parking garage in New York City, 1950s …

2020-08-28: Marianne Williamson Won the Democratic Primary. Kooky Marianne Williamson said love is the only …

2020-08-28: Origin stories about Unix Brian Kernighan, one of the original Unix gurus, shares his insights into …

2020-08-28: How Police Are Using ‘Super Recognizers’ Like Me to Track Criminals [Vice] “Super …

2020-08-28: Arkham Board of Health Feedback On Miskatonic University’s Draft Plan for a Safe Campus Reopening …

2020-08-28: What if Facebook Is the Real ‘Silent Majority’? [Kevin Roose/The New York Times] Trump supporters …

2020-08-28: I'd love to get in touch with Emilio Esteves. Does anyone have his emailio addressteves? — …

2020-08-28: Three tips for staying sane, from The Atlantic Daily: Accepting the uncertainty inherent in …

2020-08-28: Ayn Rand Reviews Children’s Movies. An excellent movie. The obviously unfit individuals are …

2020-08-28: White supremacists and militias have infiltrated police across US, report says

2020-08-28: Jacob Blake’s family says he is handcuffed to his hospital bed. Blake is a victim of a crime – …

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2020-08-27: “I am the Law and Order President,” says the man who is literally violating the law AT THAT MOMENT.

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2020-08-27: Central Perk from “Friends.” via Not a very big coffee shop. I don’t know how they stay in business.

2020-08-27: Anthony Martignetti, Boy In Classic Prince Spaghetti Commercial, Dies At 63 This commercial was …

2020-08-27: How a brand of chalk achieved cult status among mathematicians [CNN] Mathematicians love this one …

2020-08-27: Republican Party platform: Only Trump can protect you from the terrible things that have been …

2020-08-26: Movie Nights are the New Cocktail Parties: Here’s 50 Films to Gather Around [Messy Nessy Chic] …

2020-08-26: What the Republican Party actually stands for, in 13 points [David Frum] Looks correct. And I think …

2020-08-26: Casey Newton: “Few will cry any tears for Facebook… But the events of this summer have folks I know …

2020-08-26: Big Tech doesn’t have persuasion superpowers. The companies are toxic because they’re …

2020-08-26: Using machine learning to optimize the layout of banana slices on a sandwich. [Cory Doctorow] I …

2020-08-26: I’ve learned that my resting face when I’m a zoom call looks like I’m drunk. Once …

2020-08-26: RNC Speaker Mary Ann Mendoza Cancelled After Boosting Conspiracy About Jewish Plot to Enslave the …

2020-08-26: If you want to see women walking while talking on the phone, most with dogs, some pushing strollers, …

2020-08-25: I dropped a container of imported parmesan cheese flakes on the floor the other day and swept it up …

2020-08-25: The outgoing San Diego Republican Party head explains a video from the 1980s juxtaposing his image …

2020-08-25: My fashion role models. via

2020-08-25: Declared dead by paramedics, young woman found alive at Detroit funeral home. It turned out she …

2020-08-25: KFC suspends ‘It’s Finger Lickin’ Good’ slogan amid COVID-19 pandemic. New …

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2020-08-24: Sorry but NASA says this small asteroid doesn’t pose a threat to Earth before Election Day. Whoever …

2020-08-24: How Zeynep Tufekci Keeps Getting the Big Things Right [Ben Smith at the New York Times]. In 2011, …

2020-08-24: Headline of the week: Zoom is down, we’re finally free

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2020-08-24: Thousands sign petition to rename Columbus, Ohio to ‘Flavortown’ after native son Guy …

2020-08-23: Qanon: The early days.

2020-08-23: Yesterday I got a “like” for this tweet from 2008. Why? It is the only like this tweet …

2020-08-23: What Happens if Donald Trump Fights the Election Results? Leaders need to be prepared for the …

2020-08-23: There's no profit in dying or killing others. No one comes into Quark's bar without a …

2020-08-23: me: gets down on one knee girlfriend: omg!! its finally happening me: falls oveelr girlfriend: the …

2020-08-23: Cat being stroked by tiny hands.

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2020-08-22: In Mary Trump’s secret tapes, president’s sister Maryanne calls brother …

2020-08-22: Biden: ‘I don’t want to defund’ the police, but Trump does’

2020-08-22: Ann Syrdal, Who Helped Give Computers a Female Voice, Dies at 74. Rather than generating sounds …

2020-08-22: Trump Cabinet officials voted in 2018 White House meeting to separate migrant children, say …

2020-08-22: The Stunning Predictability of Steve Bannon’s “We Build the Wall” Scam. [The New Yorker] Trump has …

2020-08-22: A Facebook employee collected evidence of right-wing pages getting preferential treatment. Facebook …

2020-08-21: Time lapse of a seed growing is oddly disturbing.

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2020-08-21: Jonathan Chait: Trump Previews Crazy Strategy to Convince America Things Are Actually Great

2020-08-21: On a call about 40 minutes ago, colleagues asked me if everything is OK where I am. I joked darkly, …

2020-08-20: ‪I have been thinking exactly this for a day or two. I have never heard a single story about Trump …

2020-08-20: Julia Louis-Dreyfus thoughtlessly cost Biden the valuable Amtrak magazine editorial endorsement.

2020-08-20: The little baby in the Biden/Harris onesie should also be in the Biden cabinet. He should be …

2020-08-20: The kid with missing teeth saying the Pledge stole the convention. Joe should make that kid …

2020-08-20: I’m seeing analysis that said Obama seemed afraid last night and I’m not seeing that at …

2020-08-20: “To distract from the Dem Convention, the Trump clan is doing the one thing they know how to …

2020-08-20: Researchers have adapted “Spot,” the General Dynamics robot dog, to take medical vital …

2020-08-20: Heat wave continues to bake San Diego county. The heat has not been extreme here in La Mesa, where …

2020-08-20: Add to my regrets in life that time a few minutes ago when my Mac said it needed to reboot to …

2020-08-19: Peachtree Street, Atlanta (2018), formerly Whitehall Street (1864) via

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2020-08-19: “Extra unemployment benefits dis-incentivize people from going back to work” said the senators …

2020-08-19: 170,000 dead Americans would be alive today if Fred Trump had just given his kids a hug every once …

2020-08-19: Rare 16th-Century Textiles and Manuscripts Pulled Out of Giant Rat Nests in English Manor House …

2020-08-19: Obama’s speech restored my hope and pride in being American.

2020-08-19: Fisher-Price plans a “work-from-home” toy set that includes a toy laptop – with multiple …

2020-08-19: I was an RSS fanatic from way back. But lately I’m cutting back. Instead, I’m more often …

2020-08-19: Everything you’ve heard about chastity belts is a lie. Including their very existence. [Atlas …

2020-08-19: Former President Obama will tell Americans tonight that “democracy itself is on the …

2020-08-19: Presidents should never say ‘it is what it is.’ Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer: …

2020-08-19: The mayors of San Diego and San Jose are pleading with the court to keep Uber and Lyft operating. I …

2020-08-18: According to my wife, “just fuck me up” is an “inappropriate” response to the @olivegarden waiter …

2020-08-18: My Dad was raised in a conservative Catholic household but has really made strides since having kids …

2020-08-18: scully will yell “federal agent” at anything girl that’s literally an alien it doesn’t care — …

2020-08-18: Every day Melania Trump serves as a warning to sugar babies everywhere of what can happen if he …

2020-08-18: A Warning for the United States From the Author of ‘The Great Influenza’ Tens of thousands more …

2020-08-18: Senate committee made criminal referral of Trump Jr., Bannon, Kushner, two others to federal …

2020-08-18: How much sleep do I need? The eight-hour rule is a myth. Most adults need seven to nine hours of …

2020-08-18: CBS Beats Copyright Claims Over ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Nobody owns space tardigrades. It’s the law.

2020-08-18: 2020 - the year poor spelling turned deadly. pic.twitter.com/2qli1M0IhO — Michael Frost …

2020-08-18: GOP Senators signed off on the report's conclusion Trump discussed Wikileaks' release of …

2020-08-18: California is experiencing its first rolling power outages in 19 years. What went wrong? [San Diego …

2020-08-18: San Diego is off the state COVID watchlist and school classes could be clear to resume in 14 days. …

2020-08-18: A thorough, bipartisan Senate report finds a web of ties between the Trump campaign and Russians …

2020-08-18: Proofreading an article I come to a quote where someone says a new technology “pops and …

2020-08-18: It’s forecast to get up to 97 today, which means there’s actually a good chance it’ll …

2020-08-17: The Militias Against Masks [The New Yorker] Groups protesting lockdown measures see the coronavirus …

2020-08-17: Not Everyone Needs 8 Hours of Sleep, New Research Reveal. Scientists are studying “short sleepers,” …

2020-08-17: They should do a Wynonna Earp/Lovecraft Country crossover.

2020-08-17: Some people think your forties are lame but later today we are going to Costco and getting an entire …

2020-08-17: Inside the three-story, 43,800-square-foot basement under the Lincoln Memorial, forgotten for about …

2020-08-17: This is a recording of the background noise of the US lab on the International Space Station, …

2020-08-17: Australian surfer dude punches the hell out of a Great White Shark to save his wife from attack. I …

2020-08-17: Uncle Sam usually faces an overflow crowd of overseas workers applying for H1B visas, but this year …

2020-08-17: I seem to recall a time in my life when I slept in nightly increments other than 3 hours or 11 …

2020-08-17: I discovered a dead rabbit in the driveway and disposed of it without telling Julie until after I …

2020-08-17: I’m playing digital musical chairs so I can give Julie my 2018 MacBook Pro. This involves bringing …

2020-08-16: We are loving “Lovecraft Country.” 100% fun. More fun than a barrel of shoggoths.

2020-08-16: A guide to Lovecraft Country’s many pop culture tropes and references: All references in episode 1, …

2020-08-16: Mortal Republic: Edward Watts on what America can learn from Rome’s collapse - Vox. [Sean …

2020-08-16: The name snickerdoodle sounds like they’ll be tastier than they actually are.

2020-08-16: Making billions v making ends meet: how the pandemic has split the US economy in two Dominic Rushe …

2020-08-16: Racism, QAnon and ‘cold civil war’: Inside the 20,000-strong Defend East County Facebook …

2020-08-16: Need a quarter? Good luck. Nationwide coin shortage leaves local businesses scrounging for change. …

2020-08-16: Flip through the photos of this Missouri real estate listing without reading the description first. …

2020-08-16: I just opened my front door and heard one of my neighbors yell at another one, “They’re LESBIANS! …

2020-08-15: Gene Wilder and Cleavon Little in 1974 via

2020-08-15: Robert Redford and Paul Newman (circa 1969) From the comments: Spoiler alert: The fall did not kill …

2020-08-15: 25-year-old Madeline Kahn, 1967 via

2020-08-15: In N.Y.C.’s Spring Virus Surge, a Frightening Echo of 1918 Flu. NYTimes “The parallels between the …

2020-08-15: Instead of lockdowns, teach people how to socialize safely. Preaching abstinence doesn’t work. …

2020-08-15: Bat Boy Lives! An Oral History of Weekly World News mentalfloss.com “We don’t sit around and make …

2020-08-15: Brian Blessed: Flash Gordon is the Queen’s favourite film theguardian.com This is my surprised …

2020-08-15: Pioneering computer scientist Frances Allen died recently. She led development of the compiler, …

2020-08-15: ‘I’m 21 and I’ve never been kissed’: six people on big experiences they haven’t had …

2020-08-15: Meeting a neighbor one day in 2012. 📷

2020-08-15: Cuba Gooding Jr. Tried to Use an Accuser’s Breast Size As a Defense in His Groping Case vulture.com. …

2020-08-15: Redefining Success So It Doesn’t Crush Your Soul: Define success by your own standard, rather than …

2020-08-14: Life Before Smartphones (1930s) via

2020-08-14: Corner of Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, New York, 1909. via

2020-08-14: Sam Elliott & Cher in the film Mask (1985) via

2020-08-14: Ford Motor Co. ad, 1979. via

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2020-08-14: Riot police in Belarus are throwing down their shields and embracing protesters. Cory …

2020-08-14: How they did Street View, 1939-41: During the depression, the WPA and NYC Tax Department hired …

2020-08-14: New York City is banning restaurants and cafes from letting homeless people use their bathrooms, …

2020-08-14: Congressional Democrats and Republicans are bailing out big business and leaving the American people …

2020-08-14: The actor who played Stanley in ‘The Office’ shared screenshots of racist messages he …

2020-08-14: I bolted upright in terror just now with the sudden realization that I’ve been neglecting my …

2020-08-14: I saw this on my walk yesterday. 📷

2020-08-14: I stopped briefly on my walk yesterday to fiddle with my iPhone, and this beautiful cat came out …

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2020-08-13: Rapid City, South Dakota 1960 via

2020-08-13: Abraham Lincoln, February 28, 1857. The photographer wanted his hair smooth, but Abe refused and ran …

2020-08-13: This kid and doggo are here to cheer you up! 1920’s via

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2020-08-13: Trump and the Iowa GOP are suing two Democratic-leaning Iowa counties for distributing prepopulated …

2020-08-13: Thanks, Accordion Guy!

2020-08-13: Caption? Great having @CLewandowski_ and @PamBondi at the opening of the Tallahassee black voices …

2020-08-13: Epic Games' assertion that there's an iPhone market that Apple monopolizes, distinct from the smartphone market that includes Android, looks like bullshit to me. Apple kicked Epic’s Fortnite out of the App Store for terms of service violations. Fortnite …

2020-08-13: The bizarre dimming of bright star Betelgeuse caused by giant stellar eruption [Space.com]: …

2020-08-13: I’m drinking caffeinated tea after 5 pm.

2020-08-13: I was fiddling with fonts as we Professional Writers do when procrastinating working and found the …

2020-08-13: What are your favorite newsletters?

2020-08-13: Marion County, Fla., Sheriff Billy Woods bans deputies from wearing face masks: Apparently …

2020-08-13: Trump Just Admitted He’s Sabotaging the USPS to Screw Up the Election: Trump says the quiet …

2020-08-13: I recently rediscovered mailing lists after years of relying on social media, Google News and Apple News for news. I like that mailing lists are self-contained. They’re like newspapers that way. Websites, RSS, …

2020-08-13: We watched a half-episode, 50 minutes, of “Inspector Morse” last night. This was the …

2020-08-12: Betty White in 1954, age 32. Da-yum. via

2020-08-12: joan trumpauer mulholland, american civil rights activist and a freedom rider, 1961 via

2020-08-12: Buying men’s shorts in the Crowley-Milner department store, Detroit, Michigan, July 1941. via

2020-08-12: San Francisco Chinatown - 1969 and 2019 via

2020-08-12: Three young women enjoying coffee and hamburgers at the counter of an unidentified White Castle …

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2020-08-12: i heard you say zoom meeting so i zoom. reddit.com

2020-08-12: Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshani says it’ll probably have to shut down in California for a few …

2020-08-12: The magic bottle set from I Dream of Jeannie (1965) via

2020-08-11: The RMS Queen Elizabeth pulling into New York with servicemen returning home after the end of World …

2020-08-11: An open air barber shop during the 1918 flu pandemic at the University of California, Berkley via

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2020-08-11: Criminal: How to sell a haunted house: Helen Ackley decided to sell her old Victorian house in …

2020-08-11: The Memory Palace: The Wheel: “What if they just took the boat? They could do it. It would be …

2020-08-11: How Satchel Paige Helped Integrate Baseball: Satchel Paige was one of the greatest baseball players …

2020-08-11: Cory Doctorow: Property theory, asshole lawmakers and predatory monopolies ” … Locke’s property theory (‘I found this stuff nobody was using, added my …

2020-08-11: Voice of San Diego: San Diego police are punishing speech using a 1918 law barring “seditious …

2020-08-10: Jim Henson with Bert, c. 1971 …

2020-08-10: Paul Reubens with Debi Mazar, 1980s via

2020-08-10: The dog’s face. He can’t figure out what’s going on.

2020-08-10: I've pulled out of the iOS and iPadOS betas The new capabilities, while worthwhile, aren’t worth the instability. In particular, on the …

2020-08-10: Axios: “Unless Americans use the dwindling weeks between now and the onset of ‘indoor …

2020-08-10: Beloved billionaire Warren Buffet is the face of the monopoly trend that’s making America …

2020-08-10: Powerful Tammany Hall Judge Joseph Force Crater disappeared one night in 1930 after having dinner …

2020-08-10: Throughline: America’s Caste System: Caste is a better way than race to think about the …

2020-08-10: Wild Wild Tech: Disney digitally censored Daryl Hannah’s bare butt in “Splash” for …

2020-08-09: Wear a mask or go to jail, 1918 via

2020-08-09: James Fallows: Another Lesson From the Roman Empire: Rome was never a republic as we understand the …

2020-08-09: Mmhmm is a brilliant add-on for Zoom, Google Meet and any video conferencing service that makes …

2020-08-09: Can Hasan Ikhrata sell San Diego on a $177 billion transit revolution in a pandemic?: The San Diego …

2020-08-09: UC San Diego Scientists Perfect Biodegradable Flip-Flops Made from Algae. Turns out flip-flops are a …

2020-08-09: A historical look at Milton Berle’s supposedly giant dick: “Yeah, it’s easy for you to be humble, …

2020-08-08: I assure you, medieval people bathed. “… medieval people, even regular old peasants were …

2020-08-08: Gods, Monsters and H.P. Lovecraft’s Uncanny Legacy: “… Howard Phillips Lovecraft was a …

2020-08-08: College-Educated Professionals Are Capitalism’s Useful Idiots

2020-08-08: Does looking for my glasses count as a hobby?

2020-08-08: Boomers are showing greater decline in cognition in later years than previous generations. “The …

2020-08-08: Overexposed: A history of Fotomat: … Fotomat was in the photography business, offering tiny …

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2020-08-08: Why America Feels Like a Post-Soviet State: “What drove officials to lie was not so much a desire to …

2020-08-08: Jonathan Chait: U.S. Intelligence Says Republicans Are Working With Russia to Reelect Trump

2020-08-08: Ian Welsh: America Is About To Feel Like A 3rd World Nation

2020-08-08: All Aboard! The Lost Romance of the Sleeper Train

2020-08-08: ‘Tools of Terror’? New Face Masks Thrown into Fire Pit at San Diego Park As if casting …

2020-08-07: Cory Doctorow: The US is now worse off than Russia or Mexico on the Global Misery Index. Also: Why …

2020-08-07: Cory Doctorow: The “Satanic Temple” uses religious freedom to get around cruel, …

2020-08-07: Two young gentlemen react to listening to Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight” for …

2020-08-07: I saw “Betty White” trending on Twitter and was all “nooooooooo! Not Betty …

2020-08-07: I’ve started watching “Inspector Morse.” I like, but do not love it. We generally …

2020-08-07: What are you looking forward to eating?

2020-08-07: What’s your morning routine? Mitch Wagner …

2020-08-07: Two weeks ago I realized Facebook had stopped being fun for me, so I cut way back. Facebook is, for me, hard to use. Most of the time when I went on Facebook, I wanted to check …

2020-08-07: We tried to watch “Star Trek: Lower Decks” last night. We got through about a minute of …

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2020-08-06: Her Rapist Threatened to Make Her “Disappear.” Instead of Asylum, ICE Put Her in a Hotel and Sent …

2020-08-06: Kraft is giving away limited-edition Kraft Mac & Cheese Breakfast boxes and that’s a …

2020-08-06: The US thought opening trade would change China. Instead it changed us – and not for the better. …

2020-08-06: Qanon is an alternate reality game, like Microsoft’s The Beast. Cory Doctorow: …

2020-08-06: The New York Attorney General wants to dissolve the NRA. It’s a terrorist organization and …

2020-08-06: Ventilation is key to beating covid, which spreads primarily through airborne floating particles. …

2020-08-06: New York is pursuing an aggressive new antitrust law, picking up where the feds failed to regulate. …

2020-08-06: I hosted last night’s meeting of the La Mesa-Foothills Democratic Club on bringing back …

2020-08-06: Investigators are sniffing around Eastman Kodak for evidence of insider trading and other mopery …

2020-08-06: The New York Times is ruthlessly crushing its peers – and has more subscribers in Dallas-Forth …

2020-08-06: What’s your morning routine?

2020-08-05: Via twitter.com/richard_k…

2020-08-05: I should have been getting ready for bed but instead I found these tasteless memes

2020-08-05: 23 million Americans face eviction. “The hole that they’re getting in from a financial …

2020-08-05: Race creates a two-level caste system in the US, which the Nazis borrowed from Fresh Air interviews Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Elizabeth Wilkerson abut her book …

2020-08-05: The decline of local news is a crisis as serious as the spread of disinformation on the internet. …

2020-08-05: I need to abandon reading more books. I need to do that a lot. My commitment to reading all the way …

2020-08-05: Just looking at this video has taught me to say “fuck no” in several languages! If you …

2020-08-05: I am becoming a student of people’s Zoom backgrounds. Two great ones on a meeting this …

2020-08-05: Simulate driving through dozens of world cities while listening to local radio. …

2020-08-05: If you start reading a book and it’s not grabbing you, how long do you give it until you give up? Or …

2020-08-04: Facebook is refusing to remove a doctored Nancy Pelosi video. Factcheckers put ‘partly false’ label …

2020-08-04: When Covid Subsided, Israel Reopened Its Schools. It Didn’t Go Well. …

2020-08-04: Photorealistic portraits of Roman emperors, generated by machine learning and Photoshop. …

2020-08-04: Trump has had more nice things to say about a woman arrested for sex trafficking than he has about …

2020-08-04: How to spell “entrepreneur:” It’s got more Rs than you think.

2020-08-04: Wilford Brimley was once a bodyguard for Howard Hughes. twitter.com/rstephens…

2020-08-04: Clashing privacy laws between the US and Europe spell trouble for big tech “If you’re a U.S. subsidiary of a big U.S. firm and you’re based in Europe, whom do you obey? The …

2020-08-04: "Hunting a lion isn't very hard. To kill a lion you have to be a coward." This is my and Julie’s experience as well, on our African safari. Lions will let you come …

2020-08-04: Papercraft Addams Family house is creepy and kooky. Cory Doctorow: pluralistic.net/2020/08/0…

2020-08-04: Twitter is uniquely positioned to break up the Facebook/WeChat social media monopolies – big enough …

2020-08-04: I’ve got to be in The Zoom… (The Zoom where it happens) Oh, I’ve got to be in The Zoom where it …

2020-08-04: Galileo tried to teach us that safety measures sometimes cause, rather than avert, catastrophe. That …

2020-08-04: Abraham Zapruder was a successful Dallas businesssman and amateur filmmaker who never wanted to be …

2020-08-04: Kari Swenson, a world-class biathlete, was on an afternoon trail run in the mountains near Big Sky, …

2020-08-04: Benjamin Franklin never suggested the US national bird should be a turkey. His actual relationship …

2020-08-04: Thread. I feel like I’ve seen half these shows. Titles I‘d fully believe were British TV …

2020-08-04: I stayed at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco, on the Embarcadero, in 2017. I love the 1970s …

2020-08-04: How do you find new authors to read?

2020-08-03: Why America is afraid of Tik Tok Michael Schuman at The Atlantic: Zhang yiming embodies what the United States wanted China to be. …

2020-08-03: For decades, fictional slasher and serial killers have been imitations of the true history of 1957 …

2020-08-03: “Money laundering is not a good idea, as a South Korean found out when he or she put banknotes …

2020-08-03: Replace your office chair wheels with rollerblade wheels for a smooth, comfortable ride. And save …

2020-08-03: A VC’s Guide to Investing in Black Founders By James Norman at Harvard Business Review: There is more to getting behind Black founders (like …

2020-08-03: How do you decide which book to read next?

2020-08-03: I am never not sharing this magnificent jalopy I often see parked at Lake Murray. 📷

2020-08-02: Four things I saw on my walks this weekend. 📷

2020-08-01: Men’s short & long sleeve business shirts - 1979 reddit.com/r/vintagea… From the …

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2020-08-01: Steve Martin remembers Carl Reiner. Carl Reiner, Perfect: I’ve known only two perfect people in my life. One is that son of a bitch …

2020-08-01: 33 Worst Sitcoms of All Time: From ‘Mama’s Family’ to ‘Coupling’ Tony Maglio on The Wrap: A good sitcom can make viewers forget their troubles for 22 minutes. …

2020-08-01: ‘Hamilton’s’ Success Is Making His Descendants Into Demi-Celebrities: “There …

2020-08-01: A 15-year-old Michigan girl sentenced to jail for failing to complete her homework has been allowed …

2020-08-01: A man rides a whites-only bus in Durban, South Africa, 1986, protesting apartheid. via

2020-08-01: Aerial view of U.S. Air Force’s 100-ton Northrop Flying Wing YB-49 jet bomber in flight. …

2020-08-01: Cory Doctorow: “Populism is good for your health: Blame America’s mass deaths on its …

2020-08-01: What are you grateful for today?

2020-07-31: There is a fly the size of a Weimaraner puppy soaring around my office.

2020-07-31: Bill Clinton Went to Jeffrey Epstein’s Island With 2 ‘Young Girls’, Virginia …

2020-07-31: Research shows security "challenge questions" – such as "what's your mother's maiden name" – are lousy security Cory Doctorow’s Pluralistic: Not only are the answers to these questions pretty easy for …

2020-07-31: Apple has has a split personality on whether you should have a right to repair its products On the one hand, the company is fighting “right to repair” legislation. On the other …

2020-07-31: A fox in Berlin is stealing people’s shoes. With photographic evidence. Seems to have a …

2020-07-31: Startup Voyage built a remote control to provide human assistance for self-driving cars I …

2020-07-31: As the pandemic surges, old people alarm their adult kids by playing bridge and getting haircuts Tara Bahrampour at The Washington Post: When the pandemic began, Darcy Scott worried most about her …

2020-07-31: I’ve been awake for four hours and am just now having my first cup.

2020-07-31: Pew! Pew! Pew! via

2020-07-31: Me neither. Want. Why didn’t I get a mystery pack of seeds from China? pic.twitter.com/hgKjCoJbIA …

2020-07-31: Why QAnon is here to stay

2020-07-31: Mirrors only became commonplace and inexpensive in the 19th Century. Until then, almost everybody …

2020-07-31: The first ‘Queen of the Air’: Ruth Law was already making a name for herself in the …

2020-07-31: Washington D.C. policeman William H. West, a Black Civil War veteran, arrested President Ulysses S. …

2020-07-31: Eight years ago today I had a corned beef hash burrito from a gourmet food truck called New York on …

2020-07-31: San Diego Convention Center and skyline. 📷

2020-07-30: Ben Stiller was devastated when Gene Hackman said ‘The Poseidon Adventure’ was just a ‘money job’. I …

2020-07-30: Racoon is pleased with his artwork. via

2020-07-30: “Hey, Parker, you want fizzy water?” Golden retriever goes nuts for homemade seltzer He …

2020-07-30: We can beat COVID and get back to normal by October if we just practice social distancing for four …

2020-07-30: “For the first time in its 20-year history, Oprah Winfrey will not be the cover star of her …

2020-07-30: Archeologists have found the likely source of the stones that formed Stonehenge. “The Amazon …

2020-07-30: Tiny puppy takes medicine for the first time. Bleah! via Gfycat

2020-07-30: An American Pickle stars “Seth Rogan as an immigrant worker at a pickle factory who is …

2020-07-30: Franco Magnani, an Italian immigrant to San Francisco, became haunted by vivid hallucinations of …

2020-07-30: Potatoes were a superfood when they came to Europe in the 1600s. They were a tougher crop, easier to …

2020-07-30: “Writing a novel presupposes the existence of a stable reality that will remain basically the …

2020-07-30: My walk yesterday took me down Lake Murray Blvd. 📷 The American flag and toilet planter seem to be …

2020-07-29: It kills me when people screenshare with me from the Mac with red numbers showing on their App Store …

2020-07-29: "Midnight Run" is the greatest buddy action comedy in an era of great buddy action comedies Chris Nashawaty at Esquire.com Released on this day in 1988, Midnight Run takes the creaky, …

2020-07-29: "Film critics get it wrong all the time. But even so, I can’t imagine that the profession has ever had a worse day on the job than June 25, 1982." 38 years ago, “The Thing” and “Blade Runner” bombed. They’re …

2020-07-29: Inside a Pompeiian brothel, for a view of Roman masculinity The Roman masculinity experience: A surprising model of Roman sex work. Rebecca Langlands reviews …

2020-07-29: How to be a Roman emperor Mary Beard on the Times Literary Supplement: What style of life did an ancient Roman emperor lead? …

2020-07-29: Stimulating America: Democrats and Republicans have a $2 trillion disagreement on the size of the …

2020-07-29: John Lewis fought for voting rights his entire life. His work is still unfinished.. It’s not …

2020-07-29: I’m running the iOS 14 beta on my iPhone. It has this feature where you can put widgets on …

2020-07-29: Could a newly discovered sarcophagus really be that of Romulus? TP Wiseman at the Times Literary Supplement: On February 18, when life in Italy was still normal, …

2020-07-28: Did fish sauce in Vietnam come from Ancient Rome via the Silk Road? Some food historians say …

2020-07-28: Private Equity Captures Rather Than Creates Value Oren Cass at Newsweek: Private equity firms take control of businesses to increase debt and redirect …

2020-07-28: The surprisingly interesting history of the elevator Pessimists Archive: The Elevator: “As the elevator gained popularity in the late 1800s, it had …

2020-07-28: What to do with your anger, despair and grief: David Wolpe, senior rabbi at Sinai Temple in Los …

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2020-07-28: Clairol Herbal Essence Shampoo “It does such beautiful things to your hair, and your …

2020-07-28: NBC Television - Advance Programing Information cover - MONKEES - 1966-67. via

2020-07-28: 1950s ad. via We had a record setup like that when I was a kid. Not the cart, but the record changer …

2020-07-28: GIFs that rise to the level of art: Delicate Gifs by Illustrator Maori Sakai Capture the Serene …

2020-07-28: The tech industry's biggest monopolists – Zuckerberg, Pichai, Bezos and Cook – will appear before Congress Wednesday Tech’s four biggest companies are going on trialby Makena Kelly at The Verge: The main purpose of …

2020-07-28: It’s odd that the IndieWeb principle of POSSE has come to be considered rude, even downright sleazy, …

2020-07-27: I activated comments on mitchwagner.blog using RemarkBox, following the instructions for activating …

2020-07-27: I saw this regal gentleman at Lake Murray. 📷

2020-07-27: ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ season 3 debuts Oct. 15. Huzzah!

2020-07-27: Shopify Saved Main Street. Next Stop: Taking On Amazon David H. Freedman at Marker: Covid lockdown left small retailers scrambling to spin up online sales …

2020-07-27: H.P. Lovecraft was pathologically racist but his work inspires Black creators. Art can transcend the limitations of the artist Imaginary Worlds: Inverting Lovecraft Lovecraft also inspires at least one British Jewish writer: …

2020-07-27: On Fresh Air: Mary Trump, The President’s Niece: People in the Trump family described her …

2020-07-27: Gentleman dominates Reddit’s front page with a recursive self-portrait of himself making a self …

2020-07-27: Hilarious reviews for sugar free Gummi Bears, which induce gastric distress: “35 years old and I …

2020-07-27: Drive-through communion at the church up the street from us. 📷 Communion was no longer running when …

2020-07-27: The biggest crisis in journalism today is that local news is nearly dead. The Ezra Klein Show: The …

2020-07-27: Mary Jo Kopechne is remembered today only for having been killed in a car accident on Chappaquiddick Island, with Ted Kennedy driving. She deserves better. 51 years ago Sunday, Kennedy pled guilty to leaving the scene of a crime following the accident. …

2020-07-27: Too often I try to get just a couple more shaves out of an old blade. That’s a metaphor for …

2020-07-27: The good: I shaved with a new blade this morning and I’m wearing a new shirt. The bad: I have a …

2020-07-26: I resolved on Thursday to do less Facebook, because Facebook doesn’t make me feel good. I was on …

2020-07-26: Vacation photo, Borrego Springs, California, 2013 📷

2020-07-26: A photo essay of classic Japanese ads

2020-07-26: A photo essay of classic Japanese movie monsters. Where Western movies used animated clay figures, …

2020-07-26: “The line of troopers walked forward, billy clubs out. They knocked Lewis to the ground and struck …

2020-07-26: “Aggravation is an art form in his hands.” RIP Regis, my friend and companion on many a business …

2020-07-25: I have an idea for a movie. An action-comedy about two cops who are partners and best friends and …

2020-07-25: We watched Bad Boys tonight, which we had never seen. It was the least enjoyable film I have watched …

2020-07-25: This is a good look for me. In no way does it make me look threatening or mentally unbalanced. 📷

2020-07-24: meet my new BFF https://t.co/4WDhx3BpZo — Michelle 🍵💻 (@tinymwriter) July 24, 2020

2020-07-24: More than half the people born in 1980 are over 40. My brain cannot process this information.

2020-07-24: Velveeta vs. Microsoft.

2020-07-24: Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols at ZDNet: The 5 most over-hyped tech devices. Don’t be a hater – …

2020-07-24: David Roth at The New Yorker: How “Starship Troopers” Aligns with Our Moment of American Defeat: …

2020-07-24: Eli Reiter at OneZero: My Bizarre Stint As an Amazon Reviewer for Hire

2020-07-24: I saw this lost dog sign on my walk yesterday. I hope they find the little guy. He looks sad. 📷

2020-07-24: Lake Murray from Cowles Mountain, five miles from home, 2018. Maybe I’ll do the climb again …

2020-07-24: Two years ago today I was at the Google Next conference in San Francisco. I mistook another editor …

2020-07-24: Julie got me this cunning hat for my birthday yesterday, which I will wear with pride on my next …

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2020-07-23: Such a shayna punim! 📷

2020-07-23: The least likely scenario for the 2020 election is that Trump both loses and accepts defeat …

2020-07-23: “Hurting people at scale: Facebook’s employees reckon with the social network …

2020-07-23: I don’t know how how to spell “entrepreneur” but I know there’s an extra R …

2020-07-23: “Delicious, but too messy to handle,” was how Ruth Burt described the new ice cream treat her …

2020-07-23: That was, indeed, unexpected. Zoom and Enhance! from r/Unexpected

2020-07-23: Ladies and gents, I present my husband who did not want a cat from r/aww

2020-07-23: In his biography of Benjamin Franklin, Walter Isaacson makes a case that Franklin was one of the …

2020-07-23: Venice is reducing the number of people allowed on individual gondolas, as tourists have gotten …

2020-07-23: Biden went into this campaign with his chief credential being that he was a nonentity who would do …

2020-07-23: Biden’s $2 trillion climate plan.

2020-07-23: Country-themed sitcoms ruled the TV airwaves for a decade, but in the early 1970s, CBS axed them. …

2020-07-23: I had not planned to spend quite so much time this morning updating my Mac but here we are.

2020-07-23: When did we stop having “problems” and starting having “issues”? Because I …

2020-07-22: That’s sorted. Moon vs. Sun utilization question answered The Monroeville Breeze, Indiana, September …

2020-07-22: Light and time are great ways to disinfect masks. Washing is generally unnecessary James Hamblin MD, writing at The Atlantic: Have several masks, made to fit well around your nose …

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2020-07-22: The Amazon Critic Who Saw Its Power From the Inside: Tim Bray was a celebrated engineer at Amazon. Now, he is its highest-profile defector Bray walked away from $1 million because he couldn’t stand Amazon’s labor and business …

2020-07-22: Mexican cave relics suggest humans were populating the Americas up to 17,000 years earlier than …

2020-07-22: This is a photo of a kitten Honestly trying to work here. Joyce Garcia …

2020-07-22: I was looking through my wallet for a particular document, which I did not find, but I did find …

2020-07-22: Facebook is adding security and privacy protections to Messenger. That’s like Ghislaine …

2020-07-22: We ordered a new couch which was supposed to arrive today but which seems to have disappeared in …

2020-07-22: America can become the country claims to be, starting by telling the truth about its history of …

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2020-07-22: More than a dozen Black Americans, many born into slavery, were elected to US Congress during the 1870s. The period ended too fast. Robert Smalls was an authentic badass and American hero. He escaped from slavery in the South, stole …

2020-07-22: In science fiction, characters often fall in love with their spaceships, and sometimes it gets sexy The ship is like a womb that carries and protects people, which makes the whole thing very Freudian. …

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2020-07-21: “I filmed this video because my daughter raised this calf from birth and every time she comes …

2020-07-21: The Giants’ Gabe Kapler became the first manager or coach in a major American sport to take a …

2020-07-21: “Ordinarily, a person … who is confronted by anonymous men in military-type fatigues …

2020-07-21: Heartbreaking cruelty: A judge is refusing to release a Black learning-disabled kid jailed for missing homework. “Stay strong,” says the girl’s mother. “I can’t,” says the girl, …

2020-07-21: Factchecking the New York Times crossword: Return and Enter Are Two Different Keys

2020-07-21: “All disaster movies start with a scientist no one listens to.” Anthony Fauci/Hamilton …

2020-07-21: Puddles mashes up Stairway to Heaven and the theme to Gilligan’s Island.

2020-07-21: “My therapist told me that it was okay to be mad at him for dying, whether or not it’s …

2020-07-21: ‘Hey, I Think You’re Muted,’ Man Tells Coworker Screaming ‘Fuck You, Fuck All Of You’ On Zoom Call

2020-07-21: Ominous Twitter Bio Warns Foolhardy Readers That They Have Entered Realm Of Political Incorrectness

2020-07-21: Charmin Under Fire For New Ad Suggesting It Wouldn’t Be Bad Idea If Everyone Started Hoarding Toilet …

2020-07-21: dr frankenstein: it’s alive! igor: great! what should we name him dr frankenstein: uh we won’t igor: …

2020-07-21: Prisoners in San Quentin aren’t allowed to have pets, but Ronell “Rauch” Draper, a …

2020-07-21: This American Life: How to Be Alone

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2020-07-20: Trump’s goons could invade cities other than Portland as Trump searches for a campaign …

2020-07-20: When the feds came to Portland: They came to Portland in military camouflage and unmarked vans. Now …

2020-07-20: The woman who stripped naked before Portland cops is part of a long tradition of individual …

2020-07-20: Slowly? Good thing our president isn’t slowly losing it. https://t.co/WfUKlmWTpW — Frederic Lardinois …

2020-07-20: Cory Doctorow: “The GOP politicized epidemiology. In some ways, it’s baffling, like …

2020-07-20: Dems vote to fund more DHS invasions of US cities Cory Doctorow, writing on Pluralistic: “… Congressional Dems who voted in favor of …

2020-07-20: Anti-mask bullies are preying on front-line workers, some of whom have chronic health problems Cory Doctorow, writing on Pluralistic: The GOP politicized epidemiology. In some ways, it’s …

2020-07-20: The Dorrs, a clan of grifters who prey on political conservatives, founded the anti-mask movement. Cory Doctorow on Pluralistic: A year ago, the Dorrs were making big money running anti-abortion and …

2020-07-20: Cory Doctorow: Michigan’s Supreme Court will review the case of a 15-year-old girl who was …

2020-07-20: As the Trump administration sends camouflaged stormtroopers in a fascist invasion of American …

2020-07-20: Gentleman shares photos of an entire abandoned house he found in his attic He Found an Entire House in his Attic on Messy Nessy Chic: The unsettling discovery brings to mind …

2020-07-20: Lush photo essay from the golden age of shopping malls. Cruising the Past & Future of the Retro Shopping Mall I loved to go to the mall in my 20s. I’d …

2020-07-20: Rubber-band ball meets giant metal axe in slow-mo. Rubber band ball hitting a giant metal axe. from …

2020-07-20: Maxine the subway dog is chill and makes many friends. Maxine, the subway doggo

2020-07-20: When you realize you’re at the wrong party When you realise you’re at the wrong party …

2020-07-20: I took this selfie for a Monday morning. idk how to feel about this from r/thanksihateit

2020-07-20: A new text-generating AI called “GPT3” produces excellent follow-up paragraphs to input …

2020-07-20: As cloud native computing becomes more prevalent, it’s transforming culture as much as code

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2020-07-20: Money Is Flowing For Big Banks. For Unemployed Americans, It’s About To Be Cut Off

2020-07-20: David Schor, who was fired from Civis Analytics for tweeting that nonviolent demonstrations were …

2020-07-20: I loved this book. I reread it many times, but the last time was more than 30 years ago. Time for a …

2020-07-19: From my journal two years ago: My Apple Watch alarm went off while I was watching the dishes, and …

2020-07-18: I was feeling down and blue so I spent a lot of time on social media and now I feel ever so much …

2020-07-18: This week’s Twitter attack “was not the work of a single country like Russia or a sophisticated …

2020-07-18: The population bomb didn’t detonate. Turns out there’s a new problem: After decades of warnings …

2020-07-18: Biden says he receives briefings warning that Russia and China are planning to interfere in the 2020 US election Why wouldn’t they? It worked out great for them in 2016. Ursula Perano at Axios.com: Former Vice …

2020-07-18: We don’t suspend the US Constitution because some Oregonians are spraying graffiti and throwing rocks Oregon is suing federal agencies over protest enforcement Conrad Wilson and Dirk Vanderhart at …

2020-07-18: Vermont becomes the only state in the nation without a death from COVID-19 in the past 30 days: The …

2020-07-18: Minnesota police are using drones to make sure people aren’t going nude on the beaches Career goal: …

2020-07-17: I read on the Internet that Ice Cube is an anti-Semite. “Oh, no,” I said to myself. …

2020-07-17: Fake And Manipulated Videos Find Fertile Ground As Elections Approach: Look for deepfake videos – …

2020-07-17: Feds Vowed to Quell Unrest in Portland. Local Leaders Are Telling Them to Leave. Portland Protests: Local Leaders Urging Feds to Leave Sergio Olmos and Mike Baker at The New York …

2020-07-17: Charles Webb, Elusive Author of ‘The Graduate,’ Dies at 81 He was never comfortable with the success of The Graduate and chose to live in poverty John Leland …

2020-07-17: Origins and Inspirations for Damon Runyon’s Classic Musical “Guys and Dolls” I …

2020-07-16: A day in 2019, by Alexis Wilkinson: I brush my teeth, run my hands briskly under the water for less …

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2020-07-16: What To Do About Jefferson Erik Loomis at Lawyers Guns & Money: This is a man who wrote the Declaration of Independence, …

2020-07-16: Meet the company that sells your lost airplane luggage The Hustle: Imagine this: An airline loses your checked bag. After an extensive search, customer …

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2020-07-16: Founding Mother Eliza Hamilton Is the Real Hero of Hamilton True Story of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton’s Life and Death by Gabrielle Bruney Eliza Hamlton lived …

2020-07-16: Europeans' out of offices are like "I will not be working until 18 September. All emails …

2020-07-16: Historians are "Hamilton" fans too, but warn that it isn't history ‘Hamilton’ and the Historical Record: Frequently Asked Questions Jennifer Schuessler at the New …

2020-07-16: The Dying Mall’s New Lease on Life: Apartments: As the pandemic hastens the retail apocalypse, some …

2020-07-16: @BenzingAbigail aka “Zelda girl” seems to be a twitter bot that does nothing but search for mentions …

2020-07-16: What happened to California? California was an example how to handle the pandemic. Now it’s a …

2020-07-16: An old rescue dog gets a fresh start. Such a face! Human love giving an old boi new lease on life …

2020-07-16: A Second Coronavirus Death Surge Is Coming. Alexis Madrigal: We can’t just “ride this …

2020-07-16: What apps do you launch immediately when you boot up your computer For me, I have these set to start automatically when the Mac starts up: Things Helper PopClip …

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2020-07-15: Pluralistic: 15 Jul 2020 Daily links from Cory Doctorow: “Grace,” a 15-year-old Black …

2020-07-15: Coronavirus hospital data will now be sent to Trump administration instead of CDC Trump’s …

2020-07-15: "When you mix science and politics, you get politics." The Pandemic Could Get Much, Much Worse. We Must Act Now. John M. Barry, a professor at the Tulane …

2020-07-15: Fauci: ‘Bizarre’ White House Behavior Only Hurts the President Peter Nicholas and Ed Yong, The Atlantic: Anthony Fauci isn’t about to quit, despite the White …

2020-07-15: America Should Prepare for a Double Pandemic “We have to prepare for a pandemic to happen at …

2020-07-14: Republicans Are Afraid to Attend Their Convention But Want Your Kids in School

2020-07-14: This Guy Is Crossing the Country In Google Street View, One Click at a Time Uday Schultz, a 19-year-old Harvard sophomore, hit the road June 19. He “decided to spend part of …

2020-07-14: Before, I just wore a mask so I didn't run the risk of infecting people with Covid if I'm …

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2020-07-14: TV meteorologists, you can stop reporting the dew point. We don't know what that is. — …

2020-07-14: We’ve been using the same bricks for over 5,000 years. Civil engineer Gabriela Medero says …

2020-07-14: Meet Janna Levin, the Chillest Astrophysicist Alive. I want to be her when I grow up.

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2020-07-14: The President is tested every day. Every single person he comes into contact with is also tested. If …

2020-07-14: I’m done with Noteplan. It’s a good app, but I don’t have a place for it. It’s a digital version of …

2020-07-14: 📚I finished reading “Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic,” by Tom …

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2020-07-13: On Reddit: “My great-grandfather and me. May 1979. He was 82, I was 2-½ months old.” via

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2020-07-13: The boy running the scoreboard at Griffith Stadium, peeping out through a slot during a …

2020-07-13: Man, It’s Boss! Monogram’s Red Baron model kit, the Groovy Custom Show Rod Now at Your …

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2020-07-12: I am continuing to fiddle with handwriting recognition (aka Scribble) on the iPad. I’m getting …

2020-07-12: Was Orwell an anti-Semite? Orwell struggled with anti-Semitism — others’ and his own.

2020-07-12: Pluralistic: Daily links from Cory Doctorow: “Trump’s decisions to politicize voting and …

2020-07-12: Americans saw the story they wanted to see. Some saw respected professionals fearing for their …

2020-07-12: The Republicans Who Want to Destroy Trump The Lincoln Project is headed by people who are just now …

2020-07-12: A 13-Year-Old Will Be Tried As An Adult For Shooting And Killing His Brother While Playing Cops And …

2020-07-12: Your mask feels uncomfortable? Get over it. As a surgeon, I know how vital they are.

2020-07-12: The World Is Drinking Less Coffee While Office Workers Stay Home. More for me!

2020-07-12: not all heroes wear capes. pic.twitter.com/KEG2P2Qbz2 — Love Yo Self ✨ (@MichellCClark) July …

2020-07-12: How old is your dog? New equation shows how to calculate its age in human years Dogs age quickly …

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2020-07-11: David Gerrold’s 1983 novel “A Matter for Men” features the Earth facing a biological menace which …

2020-07-11: Hello, again, Lake Murray. 📷

2020-07-11: This may sound like Trump’s wackiest conspiracy theory. But it’s actually true. Republicans have …

2020-07-10: Scientists thought they found evidence of a new planet at the edge of the solar system. Now they …

2020-07-10: On Cory Doctorow’s Pluralistic: Hospitals are using homebrew dongles with code from a Polish …

2020-07-10: For me, texting is a full-duplex conversation. I think possibly most people think of texting as …

2020-07-10: “Ghislaine, Is That You?”: Inside Ghislaine Maxwell’s Life on the Lam I did not know this: Ghislaine Maxwell is the daughter of the late media mogul Robert Maxwell, …

2020-07-10: Bill Murray dances with Gilda Radner at Studio 54. via In the 70s, overalls and high heels were …

2020-07-10: How AI makes policing more racist: AI is biased as the people who program it.

2020-07-10: I like writing things by hand … in theory. I like the idea of being the guy who carries around a …

2020-07-10: Al Pacino with his parents, Salvatore and Rose, in 1940. via He’s just a few months old and he …

2020-07-09: I often see this bus parked around the corner. I keep expecting 11-year old Danny Bonaduce to …

2020-07-09: I installed the new iPad beta and I think I like the scribbling feature it takes getting Used to. I …

2020-07-09: Incoherent Conspiracy Suggests Ghislaine Maxwell Is a Powerful Redditor: Because a supercriminal …

2020-07-09: Cory Doctorow: Cops are buying breach data. Why get a warrant when the crooks can do the work for …

2020-07-09: A Twitter Account Is Tracking the Cringiest Misuses Of Black Language

2020-07-09: 3 Mac apps I'm not using anymore I configured a new MacBook Pro a month ago. Usually I use Migration Assistant for that kind of thing …

2020-07-09: Spies, Lies, and Stonewalling: What It’s Like to Report on Facebook: “… operating with the …

2020-07-09: The Militarization Of Police: Journalist Radley Balko, author of ‘Rise Of The Warrior …

2020-07-09: Study finds asteroid impact, not volcanoes, made the Earth uninhabitable for dinosaurs: ‘Only …

2020-07-09: Two racist cops threw me in jail 13 years ago. Let me tell you what needs to happen now. Searing …

2020-07-09: How to Buy Tech That Lasts and Lasts Brian X. Chen at the New York Times: When we buy a gadget these days, we rarely assume that it will …

2020-07-09: Sheboygan toilet clogger sentenced to probation, 150 days in jail Headline of the week.

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2020-07-08: Microsoft did a virtual-reality/augmented-reality thing to make video meetings look more like physical meetings You get an avatar that sits at a table or – for bigger meetings – in a virtual lecture …

2020-07-08: I got the new Facebook layout yesterday evening. That’s late – many people were getting …

2020-07-08: I’m not a Boomer. I’m Generation Jones Generation Jones is the younger cohort of boomers. We are a separate generation, raised in the …

2020-07-08: Julie got a new handbag. Sammy says, “Mine now!” 📷

2020-07-08: We are enjoying the new HB0 Perry Mason series starring Matthew Rhys’s excellent leather …

2020-07-08: Perry Mason was the original Law & Order Perry Mason invented courtroom TV. But the genre is cliche now, so the new series takes the …

2020-07-08: Keely Weiss: “My Heart Has Always Belonged To Perry Mason” Few people under retirement …

2020-07-08: I think this is the most popular thing I have ever posted on social media. …

2020-07-08: A mystery dental floss shipment arrived from Amazon a few days ago. I did not remember ordering …

2020-07-07: The Video Call is Starting. Time To Put On Your Zoom Shirt Joel Stein at The New York Times: It’s time to log in to his first Zoom meeting of his workday, so …

2020-07-07: The Walkman, forty years on Matt Alt at The New Yorker: Even prior to extended quarantines, lockdowns, and self-isolation, it …

2020-07-07: There are quite a lot of severed heads on the TV shows we watch. Some are carried around by the …

2020-07-07: I recently received phishing email purporting to come from Charles Koch, who wants to send me money. …

2020-07-07: Helicopter policing: Three decades of police militarization have turned US police forces into …

2020-07-07: Zuckerberg once wanted to sanction Trump. Then Facebook wrote rules that accommodated him Since 2015, Trump has repeatedly violated Facebook’s rules against hate speech, and Facebook …

2020-07-07: I received a shipment of dental floss from Amazon that I do not remember ordering. Do hackers just …

2020-07-07: People say I’m paranoid and agoraphobic. I haven’t met them but I know they’re out there. — …

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2020-07-06: Hamilton's story is "part and parcel with the hip-hop narrative: writing your way out of your circumstances, writing the future you want to see for yourself" Erin McCarthy on Mental Floss: Not long after his show In the Heights won four Tony Awards in 2008, …

2020-07-06: My finest achievement. This is the oldest tweet with “gabagool” in it, in case you were dying to …

2020-07-06: Brad Garrett appears on Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast “to talk about the camaraderie …

2020-07-06: Our favorite Mediterranean restaurant is not mincing words. 📷

2020-07-06: The Long, Unhappy History of Working From Home David Streitfeld at The New York Times: Three months after the coronavirus pandemic shut down …

2020-07-06: Christine Baranski On Putting Up A ‘Good Fight’ During ‘This Dystopian Era’ …

2020-07-06: Are monument protests missing these memorials’ contribution to our collective memory? Monuments …

2020-07-06: ‘Hamilton’ Would Last 4 To 6 Hours If It Were Sung At The Pace Of Other Broadway Shows Leah Libresco at FiveThirtyEight: Hamilton has 20,520 words and clocks in at 2 hours and 23 minutes, …

2020-07-06: Woodrow Wilson was even worse than you think I was taught as a boy that Woodrow Wilson was a great President, tragically struck down before he …

2020-07-06: The Military’s Purpose is Not to Kill People and Break Things

2020-07-06: Scientists have a theory why we're the only humans on Earth Homo sapiens is one of seven species in the genus homo, but we’re the only one that survived. …

2020-07-06: It’s important to wear a mask correctly when going out in public, to protect yourself and others.

2020-07-06: We watched two episodes of The Mandalorian last night. I fell asleep. When visiting my brother Kenny …

2020-07-05: I heard that REO Speedwagon got in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame but I'm skeptical since I …

2020-07-05: Donald Trump Is All Done Caring Trump only wants the Presidency so he can hold campaign rallies to …

2020-07-05: People exposed to pandemics in their earlier years lose faith in government the rest of their lives, accelerating a cycle in the US that began long ago “Poor performance leads to deeper distrust, in turn leaving government in the hands of those with …

2020-07-05: The Man Whose Surveillance Camera Sparked a National Uprising Rashad West was a hardworking teen who became a college athlete and owned his own restaurant by the …

2020-07-05: We take it for granted today, but a single Dorito has more extreme nacho flavor than a peasant in …

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2020-07-04: My reaction immediately before watching “Hamilton:” “Nearly three hours? You’ve got to be kidding …

2020-07-04: The 1776 drinking game: Take a drink — of rum — every time John Adams says “Good God!” or …

2020-07-04: The first movie I saw in a theater A friend asked her Facebook friends what was the first movie that they remembered seeing in a …

2020-07-04: ‪I like that the instructions for Hot Pockets say I should “prep” it first. Like sticking a thing in …

2020-07-04: Minnie supervises my second Covid haircut, by Julie, who did an excellent job. 📷

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2020-07-03: Do Americans Understand How Badly They’re Doing?

2020-07-03: How California Went From Coronavirus Success to Hotspot in Just 5 Weeks

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2020-07-02: A grifter’s border wall is about to fall into the Rio Grande: Tommy Fisher conned the US out …

2020-07-02: Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein’s longtime associate, has been charged with enticement of …

2020-06-29: Trump Mistakes Cowboy Sculpture In His Office As Teddy Roosevelt In Interview About Knowing The …

2020-06-29: I wish Trump put as much energy into protecting live Americans as he does for dead Confederates and …

2020-06-29: The Decline of the American World Other countries are used to loathing America, admiring America, …

2020-06-29: A volcanic eruption in the Aleutians triggered climate change that accelerated the fall of the Roman …

2020-06-29: Doomscrolling Is Slowly Eroding Your Mental Health Checking your phone for an extra two hours every …

2020-06-29: Kellogg’s Mashups Cereal Combines Frosted Flakes and Froot Loops Not enough sugar and …

2020-06-29: Duke researchers say all brain activity studies are wrong

2020-06-29: Milton Glaser, Co-founder of New York Magazine and Creator of ‘I❤NY,’ Dies at 91 Christopher Bonanos at New York Magazine: He wrote, too. Starting in our first issues, Glaser and …

2020-06-29: "You Want a Confederate Monument? My Body Is a Confederate Monument" Caroline Randall Williams says that as a light-skinned Black woman, her body is a monument to the …

2020-06-29: Remastered silent movies from the 1890s look breathtakingly real and contemporary, like the people …

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2020-06-29: African safari journal – one year ago – we visit a tribal village June 21, 2019 - Yesterday was busy even by the standards of this trip. Up at 6 and out at 6:30 to …

2020-06-29: What happened to Brexit? Last night I woke up in the middle of the night unable to sleep – which I’m doing now at least …

2020-06-28: African safari journal – one year ago – never get tired of the elephants June 19, 2019 — We got our cold weather yesterday, up at 5 am for the morning game drive. Camp Kipwe …

2020-06-28: Petition calls for statue of Christopher Columbus in Ohio city to be replaced with Chef Boyardee The …

2020-06-28: ‪Remarkable time-lapse video of a toucan growing up from hatching to adulthood. ‬‪Seems like an …

2020-06-28: Black Lives Matter is working

2020-06-28: “ ... trying to shame people into wearing condoms didn’t work—and it won’t work for masks either.” Shaming didn’t work to get men to wear condoms during the early days of the AIDS epidemic, but …

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2020-06-28: The White House is taking increasing measures to protect Trump from covid, even as he insists publicly the disease is no big deal As he seeks to insert rival Joe Biden’s health into the presidential campaign, Trump has …

2020-06-27: Not the first time Sammy got to the glass of water I put out for myself.

2020-06-27: Russia offered the Taliban bounties to kill American soldiers, and Trump has been dithering about a …

2020-06-26: House passes bill to provide D.C. statehood Republicans oppose statehood for DC because DC is mostly …

2020-06-26: Pence tries to put positive spin on coronavirus pandemic despite surging cases in South and West …

2020-06-26: Obamacare Must ‘Fall,’ Trump Administration Tells Supreme Court No, it is the Trump …

2020-06-26: In the middle of the worst pandemic in a century, Trump wants to eliminate medical insurance for 20 …

2020-06-26: YouTube views of sourdough videos jumped 400% in coronavirus lockdown. And “workout from …

2020-06-26: A subsurface ocean on Europa, a moon of Jupiter, may have been habitable. For microbial life at …

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2020-06-26: Paradise, California, suffered extensive damage and deaths in 2018 forest fires, and is now grappling with the pandemic and recession. The high school graduating faces uncertainty with hope for the future Justine Calma at The Verge: For the second year in a row, graduation at Paradise High School became …

2020-06-26: "The Great" – it's great 📺 Julie and I are loving the Hulu series “The Great,” about the rise to power of Catherine …

2020-06-26: How to “manage up” from home Getting ahead at the office when you’re not at the office. Crises are not a time to negotiate …

2020-06-25: He got it from the mask.. I just bet he did.

2020-06-25: U.S. Used Missile With Long Blades to Kill Qaeda Leader in Syria American Special Operations forces …

2020-06-25: Working at Home Means Softer Toilet Paper – and a Climate Toll Soft toilet paper is better for …

2020-06-25: How big tech distorts discourse: It’s the monopoly, stupid. Making the case for job …

2020-06-25: More photos from our African safaris – one year ago These were taken June 18, 2019, in Namibia. Our cabin at Kipwe Lodge in Namibia. View from the …

2020-06-25: We’ve had big, gorgeous monarch butterflies in the yard recently. 📷

2020-06-25: Hello! You’ve Been Referred Here Because You’re Wrong About The First Amendment.

2020-06-24: Ayyyyyyyyy Thanks, @duckrowing !

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2020-06-24: The choice between opening the economy and protecting public health is a false choice. The US …

2020-06-24: Chicago’s Wiener Circle: They’re here for us.

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2020-06-24: Africa journal – one year ago – spectacular leopard encounter June 17, 2019 [Note from 2020: Overlap here with yesterday’s entry. I’m repeating myself.] We …

2020-06-24: The Second Great Depression CARES was nowhere near enough. Congress will have to turn on the spending firehose, with aid to …

2020-06-24: This portable urinal company is flush with demand Americans are taking lots of road trips – …

2020-06-23: Segway, the most hyped invention since the Macintosh, ends production: The Segway brand will no …

2020-06-23: I saw these chairs on a New York City street a few years ago. The gentlemen who occupied the chairs …

2020-06-23: The waltz was considered scandalous when it debuted 200 years ago. The dance was a favorite of …

2020-06-23: Kids these days Adults have been complaining about the younger generation for literally thousands of …

2020-06-23: What was the drink of choice in medieval Europe? Water. Beer was popular but it was weaker than …

2020-06-23: On Cory Doctorow's Pluralistic: Trump campaign spyware, #Blueleaks police data leaks, AI-driven police racism & more Surveillance electoralism: Trump’s mobile app campaign app is spwyare that’s …

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2020-06-23: African safari journal – one year ago – a travel day June 15, 2019 – Yesterday was a travel day. We had an 11:25 am charter flight from the LLT airstrip …

2020-06-23: While Europe has pretty much beaten Covid, the US is still near its peak AND the rate of infection …

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2020-06-22: Making a case for a job guarantee: Cory Doctorow sums up a pamphlet by Pavlina Tcherneva: Society …

2020-06-22: Trailer for the upcoming TV series based on Isaac Asimov’s “Foundation.” If …

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2020-06-22: No, You Do Not Have to Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day

2020-06-22: Instant Gramification: Architects and designers are designing buildings and interior spaces to look …

2020-06-22: "City of Girls," by Elizabeth Gilbert, was very enjoyable and a nice change of pace from my usual reading 📚 Elizabeth Gilbert is of course the author of “Eat Pray Love” and a writer who until …

2020-06-21: Why 2020 isn't quite 1968 The US in 2020 resembles 1968, but it also looks a lot like 1868, when we had an incompetent racist …

2020-06-21: The least you can do Black Americans are receiving reparations – Venmo payments of just a few dollars from White friends, …

2020-06-21: What was the metrosexual?

2020-06-21: The decline of American journalism is an antitrust problem Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple are “doing the same types of things Microsoft had been sued for …

2020-06-21: How medieval societies controlled crime and kept the peace without police.

2020-06-21: Bruce Gilden’s Gritty Vision of a Lost New York Bruce Gilden’s photography captures the grit and squalor of people on the New York streets in the …

2020-06-21: Four rules for identifying your life’s work: #1: The work should be the reward. #2: …

2020-06-21: Why the Many-Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics Has Many Problems

2020-06-21: Guy Fieri Is The Last Unproblematic Food Person Guy Fieri is a “deeply non-awful human being,” who has raised more than $20 million for a …

2020-06-21: I felt a glimmer of spiteful pleasure about the poor attendance at Trump’s Jonestown rally in Tulsa. …

2020-06-21: The pandemic comes close to home This morning I talked with a friend who lost his sister to covid Friday. I learned about that on a …

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2020-06-20: Heavily Armed Fans Guard Statue Of Yogi Bear In Case It Turns Out He Supported Confederacy

2020-06-20: Inside the Cult of Trump, His Rallies Are Church and He Is the Gospel

2020-06-20: Millions of Americans Believe Donald Trump Is Fighting Literal Demons

2020-06-20: ‘It got ugly’: What happened when Black Lives Matter protests came to small town Ohio: …

2020-06-20: I have (re)discovered Facebook lists and quite like them I have created a list called “VIP,” which contains a mix of people I care most about in the world, …

2020-06-20: Rosebud at the side of the house. “Feed me, Seymour!” 📷

2020-06-20: Fans of Korean pop music, or K-Pop, are rallying online in support of Black Lives Matter When the Dallas Police Department launched an app for people to send in videos of suspicious …

2020-06-20: Generals strike—the politicisation of the American armed forces The American tradition of the soldier-statesman is returning. A dozen of America’s 45 Presidents …

2020-06-20: Alaska Airlifts ‘Into the Wild’ Bus Out of the Wild Alaska has airlifted the “Into the Wild” bus out of the Alaska backcountry. Too many tourists made …

2020-06-19: Trump wants to dismantle the OTF: Trump wants to dismantle the US Open Technology Fund, a nonprofit …

2020-06-19: Algonauts: Experimental artist Shardcore uses machine learning to generate “Algonauts” – …

2020-06-19: That’s the art of the deal, people! Trump paid $7.3 million for covid “test tubes” …

2020-06-19: Avia, c’est mort: French courts struck down a law that would have required the Internet …

2020-06-19: Austerity in disrepute – Cory Doctorow: 75% of Americans favor maintaining or expanding extended …

2020-06-19: Cory Doctorow: Microsoft criticizes Apple’s monopolism – and Microsoft oughta know about …

2020-06-19: A Man Has Raised Over $10,000 To Tap-Dance Over His Downstairs MAGA Neighbor And Says He’s …

2020-06-19: Thousands of tampons! The Hugo Girls discuss Mary Robinette Kowal’s Hugo award winning novel, …

2020-06-19: Today, Explained: A good day for DREAMers: The Supreme Court’s decision upholding DACA was a …

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2020-06-18: My new employer needs a professional looking photo.

2020-06-18: Medical supply company threatens to sue to stop iFixit from distributing repair manuals Cory Doctorow: When a once-in-a-century public health emergency strikes, some people leap to help. …

2020-06-18: The EU has an opportunity to break Big Tech's monopolies by requiring interoperability This is the EU’s interoperability moment – Cory Doctorow It should be legal for you to buy a …

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2020-06-18: Oracle: How sports teams are keeping fans engaged during the pandemic shutdown: Money quote: “Sports …

2020-06-18: How to stop Google Calendar from automatically including Google Meet links in meeting invitations. Zoom: Disable Google Hangout on Google Calendar This has been a stone in my shoe for years; now that …

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2020-06-17: Welcome to the future, brought to you by America’s Independent Electric Light and Power Companies, …

2020-06-17: Cory Doctorow: “Hue and cry, posses, sheriffs: What did we do before cops?” Professional …

2020-06-17: Cory Doctorow: Americans don’t trust Big Tech to moderate their communities: Censorship by big …

2020-06-17: Cory Doctorow: The Earbuddy is experimental technology that takes advantage of wireless …

2020-06-17: Cory Doctorow: “Robots aren’t stealing your job: Your boss is destroying it and blaming …

2020-06-17: Cory Doctorow: “SF anthology to benefit covid charities: Surviving Tomorrow is a new anthology …

2020-06-17: Cory Doctorow: Politics and sf: People look out for each other during a crisis, despite stories …

2020-06-17: You know that thing where I was doing daily digests of links and occasional image digests? I’m …

2020-06-17: After many years working from home, suddenly I feel like I need to wear nice shirts for work most …

2020-06-17: I’m doing a few Zoom calls a day now. I hate my meeting face.

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2020-06-16: Link list: Tuesday, June 16 2020 Cisco rolls out new solutions for remote work, learning, post-pandemic For instance, one solution …

2020-06-16: Interesting finds in my home office After my Mom passed away in 2000, and then my Dad in 2004, I inherited my Mom’s rolltop desk. …

2020-06-16: Found images: Tuesday, June 16 2020 Theodore Roosevelt’s daughter, Alice Roosevelt Longworth, 1910s. She wore pants, smoked …

2020-06-15: Link list: Monday, June 15 2020 On Cory Doctorow’s Pluralistic: Mad Magazine’s Al Jaffee is retiring young – he’s …

2020-06-15: As a Jewish New Yorker I’m supposed to be appalled by thin-sliced bagels – particularly …

2020-06-14: Nathan Lane’s performance in “City of Angels” is particularly amazing because, well, he’s Nathan …

2020-06-14: We hate “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels,” but can’t stop watching. We don’t hate Nathan Lane though. …

2020-06-14: Linked list: Sunday, June 14, 2020 The reality show “Cops” was canceled a short time ago. Should scripted police dramas follow? On the …

2020-06-14: Exercise is not just important to health; it also stimulates the mind. For example, when I was …

2020-06-14: Africa journal - one year ago today - Tswana language lesson Julie has picked up a few words of Tswana, one of the two major languages of Botswana. The other …

2020-06-13: People attending Agent Orange’s June 19th rally need to sign away their right to sue if they get …

2020-06-13: African safari journal – one year ago today – a visit to a local village In the morning at home, I look at the news. Here in Africa, in the morning I look at the gnus. A …

2020-06-12: Link list: Friday, June 13 2020 Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan say they are ‘disgusted’ by Trump’s comments …

2020-06-12: Safari journal – one year ago today – we learn the local language and speak it badly Leroo La Tau, our current safari camp, is in the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park in Botswana, on the …

2020-06-11: We watched an episode of “Barkskins” tonight. It had no severed heads, breaking a streak.

2020-06-11: African safari journal – one year ago today – Camp Xakanaxa to Leroo La Tau We’re on a 12-seater Cessna now, on our way from Camp Xakanaxa, where we spent three lovely days, to …

2020-06-11: Link List, Thursday, June 11, 2020 Minneapolis commits to “dismantling” the police player.fm/series/to… Minneapolis City Council …

2020-06-11: It is very, very morning.

2020-06-10: We are watching “The Great” and rewatching “Rome.” Great TV. So many severed heads.

2020-06-10: I have a new job! I’m happy to say I started work this week as a senior writer at Oracle, …

2020-06-10: Link list: Wednesday, June 10 2020 When I’m not wasting my time switching to-do managers, I like to waste my time trying …

2020-06-09: Trailer for “Bill & Ted Face the Music,” coming later this year. Excellent! …

2020-06-09: New Zealand beat Covid by going “hard and early.” arstechnica.com/science/2…

2020-06-09: Multiple San Diego County Police Agencies Are Monitoring Protests With Drones: Police are keeping …

2020-06-09: The Rewatchables podcast takes on “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood.” Rick Dalton …

2020-06-09: The Hugos There podcast reviews non-Terminator Schwarzenegger movies. I’ve added a few to my …

2020-06-09: Today on Cory Doctorow's Pluralistic: Cox violates the Geneva Convention and more pluralistic.net/2020/06/0… Cox Communications threatens to throttle bandwidth to an entire …

2020-06-09: The real lesson of William Shatner's “Get a Life” sketch William Shatner’s “Get a Life” sketch from Saturday Night Live in the 1980s. …

2020-06-09: “Defund the police” forces us to think about why we have police, whether the police we now have are …

2020-06-09: IBM will no longer offer, develop, or research facial recognition technology: IBM’s CEO says we …

2020-06-09: I have returned to corporate life. There are lots of Zoom calls in the new world. That means I have …

2020-06-08: About "About Schmidt" London Times movie critic Kevin Maher makes the case that “About Schmidt” is Jack Nicholson’s …

2020-06-08: “One Toke Over the Line” on The Lawrence Welk Show youtu.be/t8tdmaEhM… She’s hip to what the song is about. He is not. I expect a …

2020-06-08: On Reddit: “My wife let our 8-year-old choose his own shower curtain today” …

2020-06-08: “Segregated education is ‘ipso facto’ inferior,” demonstration outside New …

2020-06-08: 1948 Bell Telephone ad https://www.reddit.com/r/vintageads/comments/gy5u9d/1948_bell_telephone/

2020-06-08: Chester E. McDuffee’s patented diving suit c. 1911 …

2020-06-08: Winston Churchill,1895 www.reddit.com/r/OldScho…

2020-06-08: Original Doctor Who showrunner Verity Lambert and friend at the London Planetarium, 1964. …

2020-06-08: Jerry Lawson, an African-American engineer, designed the first video game cartridge. …

2020-06-08: Defunding police: What it means and what it could look like: Some defund advocates want to slash …

2020-06-08: Our African journal – One year ago today – At the Okavango Delta in Botswana I literally squeed when I saw a mother baboon carrying her baby. “Oh my god it’s a baby baboon!” I …

2020-06-07: Julie received a text message that just said, “Mom I’m sorry.” It was a wrong number. Julie did not …

2020-06-07: Riot aftermath here in La Mesa, California: Murals by local artists cover smashed storefronts 📷 About 10 days ago a video went viral of Amaurie Johnson, a young African-American man, apparently …

2020-06-07: African travel journal – one year ago today – I complain like a Karen Yesterday was our first full day really in Africa, when we got out of the airport/hotel complex in …

2020-06-07: Movie violence doesn’t lead to real life violence Last night’s movie was “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” Very enjoyable! I need to …

2020-06-07: Seen at the supermarket: a woman wearing a mask and tiara.

2020-06-06: Armies of secretive armed men patrol Washington, D.C. - & more on Cory Doctorow’s Pluralistic Washington, D.C. renamed the street the White House is on “Black Lives Matter Plaza,” but when will …

2020-06-06: Consumer reports: How to safely and effectively record video during a protest …

2020-06-06: Our Africa trip journal - one year ago today: Botswana We arrived at Kasane Airport, a small airport outside Chobe National Park in Botswana, yesterday, …

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2020-06-05: African safari journal: One year ago today, Julie and I arrived in Africa From my travel journal, lightly edited for typoes: We’ve been in transit nearly 2 days now. And we …

2020-06-05: Who is Alan Tarica and why does he say I’m an idiot? I fell down an Internet rabbit hole this morning. I received an email from someone signing himself …

2020-06-04: 📷 Baked potato, deli turkey breast, spicy brown mustard. Delicious!

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2020-06-04: In San Diego: “Anarchist breaks through police tape at convention center” …

2020-06-04: A YouTube tour of the best bathrooms in video games. www.youtube.com/watch Some really nice …

2020-06-04: ‘Did I Miss Anything?’: A Man Emerges From a 75-Day Silent Retreat Daniel Thorson went into a silent retreat in mid-March, and emerged as a modern-day Rip Van Winkle …

2020-06-04: CIA veterans who monitored crackdowns abroad see troubling parallels in Trump’s handling of protests “I’ve seen this kind of violence,” said Gail Helt, a former CIA analyst responsible for tracking …

2020-06-04: There’s One Big Reason Why Police Brutality Is So Common In The US. And That’s The Police Unions Melissa Segura at BuzzFeed News: More than a year before a Minneapolis police officer, Derek …

2020-06-04: Pluralistic: Ferguson's first black mayor, why do protests become violent and more On Cory Doctorow’s Pluralistic pluralistic.net/2020/06/0… Ella Jones is …

2020-06-03: 📚Reading "The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic." I finished reading “Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic,” by Mike …

2020-06-03: QAnon: 'Where We Go One' QAnon believers, united in a battle against what they see as dark forces of the world, reveal where …

2020-06-03: 10 things Democrats could do right now - if they actually wanted to stop Trump’s power grab Democrats control the House, many state Houses, governors’ offices, and the City Halls of major …

2020-06-03: How ‘antifa’ became a Trump catch-all www.politico.com/news/2020… Antifa isn’t an organized …

2020-06-03: RIP Irene Triplett, the last living person to receive a US Civil War pension Triplett’s father, Mose, fought for the Confederacy and then joined the North and fought as a …

2020-06-03: 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice medium.com/equality-…

2020-06-03: The systems that protect bad police. www.nytimes.com/2020/06/0…

2020-06-03: Conspiracy theories have been fundamental to American history since the Revolution. …

2020-06-03: George Will: ‘There is no such thing as rock bottom for Trump. Assume the worst is yet to come.’ Those who think our unhinged president’s recent mania about a murder two decades ago that never …

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2020-06-02: KC Short, the Army veteran who organized Saturday’s protests in La Mesa, CA, the San Diego …

2020-06-02: Fans rally around Crazy Fred’s, a comic book store in the San Diego suburb La Mesa (where I live), …

2020-06-02: Protesting is important, but it's not the hard thing, or the most important thing To be honest, it’s not that hard to protest. It’s not that hard to go someplace. And it doesn’t mean …

2020-06-02: "It's enough to break a true patriot's heart" I’m trying to understand why wearing a mask — which is meant only to protect the most vulnerable …

2020-06-02: Trump’s bailout czar makes out – how to stop police brutality Today on Cory Doctorow’s Pluralistic pluralistic.net/2020/06/0… Trump’s bailout czar, Justin …

2020-06-01: Protesters Dispersed With Tear Gas So Trump Could Pose at Church Old Yellow Stain declared himself a friend to peaceful protesters, and then ordered in flash bang …

2020-06-01: An American Uprising: Who, really, is the agitator here? – David Remnick at The New Yorker He quotes AOC: ‪“If you’re calling for an end to unrest, but not calling out police brutality, not …

2020-06-01: In late 2001, after 9/11, I got in the habit of having my clock radio set to an all-news station to …

2020-06-01: While cowering in a bunker and doing nothing, President Tweetie demands other people get tough. …

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2020-06-01: @dave Winer compares Trump to Captain Queeg — Old Yellow Stain. Hell yeah. Trump in the bunker with …

2020-06-01: Let’s just leave Trump in his protective bunker until January, and shut off the Wi-Fi too.

2020-06-01: Saturday after another night of rotten sleep I decided I need to minimize going on the Internet …

2020-06-01: Good morning! I spilled a little coffee on my hand this morning and the dog licked it off …

2020-05-31: Minneapolis has a deep history of police abuse and racism On Cory Doctorow’s Pluralistic.net: Minneapolis police have flouted reforms. “[P]olice union boss Lt …

2020-05-31: Looting and arson come close to home (but we’re fine) I slept in this morning, woke up a few minutes before 10 am and found my phone was lit up with …

2020-05-30: Protestors Criticized For Looting Businesses Without Forming Private Equity Firm First Look, we all have the right to protest, but that doesn’t mean you can just rush in and destroy any …

2020-05-30: ThreadReaderApp now has beta support for the Micropub Spec so you can publish Twitter threads …

2020-05-29: New York couple decides to quarantine together after one date Gali Beeri is 37 and works as an executive assistant. Joshua Boliver is 42 and creates visual …

2020-05-29: US anti-vaxxers aim to spread fear over future coronavirus vaccine. A dangerously large numbers of …

2020-05-29: Norway and Denmark say they will reopen tourism between their two countries soon, but will maintain …

2020-05-29: Trump wants a race war to get himself re-elected David Pell on NextDraft: Remember, this is a guy who ran on Birtherism and walls, and has led with …

2020-05-29: I don’t have any useful judgment to share for or against the rioters in Minneapolis. I …

2020-05-29: Frederick Douglass: Let me give you a word of the philosophy of reform. The whole history of the …

2020-05-29: "... riots are actually an effective way to protest" Ian Welsh: … academic research shows that riots are actually an effective way to protest. …

2020-05-29: "... riots are actually an effective way to protest" Ian Welsh: … academic research shows that riots are actually an effective way to protest. …

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2020-05-28: Today on Cory Doctorow’s Pluralistic pluralistic.net/2020/05/2… Cuomo is legalizing nursing-home murders. He signed a bill …

2020-05-28: Reopening too soon: Lessons from the deadly second wave of the 1918 flu pandemic for the coronavirus …

2020-05-28: ‘The price you pay’: Sweden struggles with ‘herd immunity’ experiment …

2020-05-28: Angel, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer spinoff, is the perfect show for 2020 …

2020-05-28: Why Is 3sYqo15hiL Such A Popular Password? I assumed it was a mnemonic for some phrase. But it’s not …

2020-05-28: The US needs a national purpose Ezra Klein interviews Mariana Mazzucato, aka “the world’s scariest economist… on a mission to …

2020-05-28: Brookfield Illinois, Grand Ave and Prairie 1953 and now Via https://www.reddit.com/r/OldPhot…

2020-05-28: How Felix Kjellberg, aka PewDiePie, became the biggest YouTuber in the world, and got in trouble by …

2020-05-28: How Beau Brummel reinvented men’s style Women’s clothing is flamboyant, but men’s clothing is relatively uniform. Particularly in suits, …

2020-05-28: Can the Postal Service Survive the Pandemic? The President and Republican Congress hate the Postal …

2020-05-28: First Hong Kong, Then The World: While most of the world was distracted by the pandemic, China …

2020-05-28: 📺 Watch "Deadwater Fell" if you're not already depressed enough We watched an episode of “Deadwater Fell,” a murder story set in a small town in Scotland, starring …

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2020-05-27: Today on Cory Doctorow's Pluralistic ++ Youtube is automatically blocking criticism of the Chinese Communist Party, even though YouTube …

2020-05-27: “This Is So Unfair to Me”: Trump Whines About His COVID-19 Victimhood as Campaign Flails …

2020-05-27: Singing Birds Dressing Princess All Struggling With Bra Clasp local.theonion.com/singing-b…

2020-05-27: Canada Dry, 1957 Via https://www.reddit.com/r/vintage…

2020-05-27: Comic-Con check-in, San Diego, 1980 Via https://www.reddit.com/r/OldSch…

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2020-05-27: Nipper, the RSA mascot, is not cooperating at a turn-of-the-century photo shoot. …

2020-05-27: Donald Trump, the Most Unmanly President www.theatlantic.com/ideas/arc… Why don’t Trump …

2020-05-27: Health Officials Warn Mysterious Voice Calling For People To Come Out And Play In Middle Of Night …

2020-05-27: Best At-Home Workouts To Do When Your Head Is Stuck In The Banister …

2020-05-27: Dog is blissfully unaware he is no longer lap-size. That face tho. And the tail. …

2020-05-27: Economist Robert Frank: Use "social pressure" to drive change On the Ezra Klein Show: Frank says social pressure – peer pressure – is “a fundamental …

2020-05-27: How I cynically exploited "Hands Across America" On May 26, 1986, millions of Americans across America joined hands for 15 minutes to form a line …

2020-05-26: On Cory Doctorow’s Pluralistic White Americans are increasingly opposed to democracy, if it means brown people get to vote. Also, …

2020-05-26: More than 40% of Republicans think Gates will use covid vaccine to implant tracking chips A survey from Yahoo News and YouGov finds that the conspiracy theory is popular among Fox News …

2020-05-26: Conspiracy crackpots have turned Bill Gates into the genocidal villain of the Covid pandemic After months of conspiracy-mongering, people around the world are demanding Gates be arrested for …

2020-05-26: Rosemary Orchard goes in-depth on the Agenda app This is an interesting discussion on the Nested Folders podcast about how host @rosemaryorchard uses …

2020-05-26: Talking about “A Canticle for Leibowitz” 📚I found myself thinking about the novel “A Canticle for Leibowitz,” by Walter M. Miller Jr., …

2020-05-26: A Piers Anthony encounter I saw these books in the neighborhood Little Free Library. I read and enjoyed them in the 80s when …

2020-05-26: Agenda: Great app, but not for me I spent some time yesterday fooling around with Agenda, an app for taking time-sensitive notes, such …

2020-05-25: Trump is insisting that he and 50,000 of his most enthusiastic supporters should have a right to …

2020-05-25: Can we stop pretending Trump is fit to be president? At various times over the past three and a half years, many of us have asked what would happen if …

2020-05-25: Anne Coulter says Trump is “the most disloyal actual retard that has ever set foot in the Oval …

2020-05-25: Wonderful explanation of the Dominic Cummings controversy in the UK. twitter.com/maureenjo… …

2020-05-25: I don’t use ad-blockers because I hate ads I’m a journalist. I’m fine with ads. They pay my income. I don’t use ad-blockers to protect my …

2020-05-24: Sammy is very relaxed 📷

2020-05-24: Dune is a rational space opera, as logical and geometrical as a Sherlock Holmes story, with an …

2020-05-24: 🍿I watched the end of the Coen Brothers comedy “Hail Caesar” yesterday. We’d watched the first part …

2020-05-24: Who’s watching Lawrence Welk anymore? My grandparents watched it in the 70s. They were in their 80s …

2020-05-24: I stopped in at Mystic Grill & Bakery last night to pick up a takeout dinner for myself and …

2020-05-24: Julie and I watched “Dune” again not long ago. The only other time I’d seen it was in the theatrical …

2020-05-24: On the It’s the Pictures That Got Small podcast: Dune, with Karina Longworth, Nate DiMeo and Natasha …

2020-05-24: David Sinclair aka @yellowcottage built this delightful outdoor house for cats, and equipped it with …

2020-05-24: Biden’s ‘Breakfast Club’ Controversy Shows What His Rivals Already Knew. Biden shouldn’t take any …

2020-05-23: Which do you prefer? Ebooks or print books?

2020-05-23: How many books are you generally reading at one time? When I was a teenager I read half a dozen …

2020-05-23: 📷 Two ducks 🦆 🦆 hanging out in the pond, a third duck 🦆 joins them. A brisk discussion of etiquette …

2020-05-23: Cher sheds tears of joy as Pakistan’s loneliest elephant wins freedom. I wonder if Kaavan the …

2020-05-23: From near disaster to success story: how Japan has tackled coronavirus

2020-05-23: Hertz, Car Rental Pioneer, Files for Bankruptcy Protection. Hertz started with a dozen Model Ts a …

2020-05-23: Why are Africa’s coronavirus successes being overlooked? African nations – yes, Africa – seem …

2020-05-23: The public overwhelmingly supports continued social distancing measures, and covid cases are still …

2020-05-23: Grubhub Could Still Be Charging A Fee When A Customer Calls A Restaurant. Grubhub sets up forwarding …

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2020-05-23: Archaeologists may have found William Wallace’s hidden fortress

2020-05-23: An Nvidia AI watched 50,000 hours of Pac-Man play and generated a playable clone.

2020-05-23: Private Equity Is Ruining Health Care, Covid Is Making It Worse – Bloomberg. “You can’t serve two …

2020-05-23: 📽Last night we watched “Saving Mr. Banks,” about the making of Mary Poppins. The movie stars Emma …

2020-05-22: Sacramento Report: AB 5 Fixes Move Forward. California’s AB5 law, which put restrictions on …

2020-05-22: On Cory Doctorow’s Pluralistic ++ Copyright bots are “slaughtering” classical musicians’ online …

2020-05-22: The nerd vs. jock fight was always a lie – Our Opinions Are Correct. Nerds hate fitness and exercise …

2020-05-22: Canadian SF Author Karl Schroeder: We’re living in a moment of creative possibility. On the …

2020-05-22: Be skeptical about Facebook’s new work-from-home initiative. It violates the company’s culture, …

2020-05-22: Police need a warrant to search your phone, and that includes just turning it on to look at the …

2020-05-22: Big layoffs at IBM — reportedly thousands of heads roll. Offering subsidized medical coverage …

2020-05-21: Is this Trump’s fault? – Today, Explained. Ezra Klein says that while Trump is not to blame …

2020-05-21: Patton Oswalt: Joey Pants is the real hero of “The Matrix,” and the computers are trying …

2020-05-21: On Cory Doctorow's Pluralistic ++ Walt Disney’s grandson, Brad Lund, is calling for Disney execs to cut bonuses and …

2020-05-21: The last typist was kicked out of the Writers Room in New York’s Greenwich Village 10 years …

2020-05-21: Bill Clinton recites the lyrics of Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back.” The voice in …

2020-05-20: The Rewatchables podcast rewatches one of my favorite movies, “Back to the Future.” …

2020-05-20: How publishers flogging translations of the Greek philosopher Epictetus led to the invention of …

2020-05-20: Did the Black Death lead to the Renaissance? What does that history teach us about what to expect in …

2020-05-19: How Ben Stiller Will Remember His Father, Jerry Stiller

2020-05-19: Coronavirus: The Mask Wars – Science Vs Scientific studies suggest no conclusive evidence that cloth …

2020-05-19: “Shoe-leather” contact tracing works – Cory Doctorow The only effective way to do …

2020-05-19: HP Lovecraft warned readers to stay away from pulp magazines – Cory Doctorow. Readers should turn to …

2020-05-19: Department of Justice Reopens Spat With Apple Over iPhone Encryption Daring Fireball: Saying you …

2020-05-18: On Cory Doctorow’s Pluralistic ++ This is the first pandemic ever experienced by a society …

2020-05-18: “Get your stinking paws off me you damned dirty ape!” and 99 more favorite movie quotes.

2020-05-18: If Not 10,000, How Many Steps Should We Be Walking Each Day? The 10,000-step rule is completely arbitrary, writes journalist Tanner Garrity at InsideHook. There …

2020-05-18: What We Might Learn From The 1918 Flu Pandemic – Fresh Air – In broad outlines, public reaction to …

2020-05-18: Knockoffs – 99% Invisible – Dapper Dan went from street hustler to fashion impresario and has spent …

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2020-05-17: Inside Trump’s coronavirus meltdown Edward Luce delivers a fast but deep read on the Financial Times, about how Trump and his henchmen …

2020-05-17: A pandemic is no walk in the park, except yesterday that's exactly what it was Yesterday, Lake Murray was open for the first or second day since the social distancing order became …

2020-05-16: Montgomery Ward, 1960 via

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2020-05-16: Jughead, 1970. It doesn’t require much individuality to be viewed as an eccentric iconoclast in …

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2020-05-16: The death cult at the grocery store – Retail workers are being called on to enforce facemask …

2020-05-16: Why Is Facebook So Afraid of Checking Facts? – Facebook refuses to factcheck fake news, based on the …

2020-05-16: Hackers who broke into a law firm claim to have dug up dirt on Trump, and will release it in a week …

2020-05-16: Facebook’s Giphy acquisition would be a privacy disaster How Facebook Could Use Giphy to Collect Your Data – Giphy already tracks users online behavior, and …

2020-05-16: Coronavirus: The last ‘normal’ photo on your phone

2020-05-15: Qanon is so popular because there are so many real-life conspiracies Cory Doctorow: Social media isn’t particularly great at persuasion. But it is excellent at …

2020-05-15: Former newspaper editor is now a homeless blogger The New York Times: Rick Jackson, 54, was top editor of The Herald-Times, Bloomington, Indiana. He …

2020-05-15: New Christopher Pike "Trek" series in the pipeline. SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!! Hollywood Reporter : CBS All Access is doing a new Star Trek series, based on the adventures of the …

2020-05-15: I like the way the dog looks at the camera for approval. "Did you see that move?" Stop what you’re doing and watch my weird dog fight a tree. pic.twitter.com/Tam5fBLZBc — K.B. …

2020-05-15: Losers who use “loose” when they mean “lose.” Makes me lose my shit.

2020-05-15: Excitement during the pandemic. I like that it’s a professional model. Don’t want to use …

2020-05-15: The Saga of Michael Flynn – Politics doesn’t permit nuance. Either Michael Flynn is a hero or …

2020-05-15: Rumors that some horror movies are cursed become their own kind of curse for the people who make those movies The Curse of The Curse – Great episode of the Imaginary Worlds podcast: filmmaker Jay Cheel talks …

2020-05-14: French serial killer expert Stephane Bourgoin admits career is built on lies CNN: “It is true that when I was in the public eye I sometimes happened to embellish, to …

2020-05-14: Gig Workers Say Restaurants Have Banned Them From Using Their Bathrooms – We treat animals better …

2020-05-14: Ezra Klein: "We don’t have a President or a plan" Vox:: Here’s the truth: Lockdown is economically ruinous, and America can’t sustain it from now …

2020-05-14: There Are Sensible Ways to Reopen a Country. Then There’s America’s Approach “It didn’t …

2020-05-14: Received from Amazon today: 60 rolls of toilet paper. These are welcome, but we have a greater need …

2020-05-14: Restaurants won’t let gig drivers pee: Restaurants are – rightly – angry at delivery services …

2020-05-14: "Jerry Stiller forever shattered that foolish caution about working with those you admire." Jason Alexander who played George Costanza on “Seinfeld,” remembers his former colleague …

2020-05-14: I just wrote a note to myself in an article draft, “This headline sucks ass. Do better.” …

2020-05-14: I think I have gotten a full night’s sleep and been rested precisely three times since the beginning …

2020-05-14: the memory palace: freds – “The earliest surviving record of an encounter of a European and a …

2020-05-14: Trump’s ‘I’m Rubber, You’re Glue’ Campaign Plan – In his reelection campaign, Trump wants to …

2020-05-14: The prophecies of Q QAnon is emblematic of modern America’s susceptibility to conspiracy theories, …

2020-05-14: The mystery of John Titor: Hoax or time traveler? – John Titor appeared on the Internet in 1998, …

2020-05-14: Elizabeth Gilbert’s Creative Path – I’ve heard two interviews with Elizabeth Gilbert …

2020-05-13: “Whistleblower Rick Bright plans to tell Congress that ‘2020 will be the darkest winter in modern …

2020-05-13: I enjoy the “Whats in My Bag” newsletter, where people talk about what they carry in …

2020-05-13: On Cory Doctorow’s Pluralistic A Canada university is requiring students to buy webcams – …

2020-05-13: I seem to be finishing up a project a full 10 hours ahead of deadline. Should I: Conscientiously …

2020-05-13: Paul Manafort: Former Trump campaign manager released from prison – Are all the nonviolent offenders …

2020-05-13: Bobcat makes incredibly long leap across water.

2020-05-13: Trump’s Totally Sane and Not at All Lunatic Thoughts on Mother’s Day

2020-05-13: As coronavirus roils the nation Trump suggests Joe Scarborough murdered aide Trump can’t even …

2020-05-13: Howard Stern to Trump supporters: He hates you and so do I … the people Trump despises most, …

2020-05-13: IA Writer gets a nice upgrade – IA Writer gets a small new feature that I like a lot – highlight …

2020-05-13: Jerry and Ben Stiller – 1970s via Jerry Stiller looked exactly the same for at least the next 30 …

2020-05-13: Gotta Get Down on Friday – Nine years ago, 13-year-old Rebecca Black’s music video …

2020-05-12: Former Microsoft exec Steve Sinofsky is using PC hardware and software from the 80s to research a …

2020-05-12: Joe Biden: How the White House coronavirus response presents us with a false choice – Biden: We need …

2020-05-12: Reopen Places of Worship as ‘Essential,’ Sen. Brian Jones Tells Newsom – I’m an …

2020-05-12: On Cory Doctorow's Pluralistic The right’s theories about human behavior are bankrupt. Adjacent, similar NYC neighborhoods …

2020-05-12: Top Misconceptions People Have About Pulp-Era Science Fiction – “Street & Smith, the …

2020-05-12: Rules for Writers – Cory Doctorow – Many of the rules that beginning science fiction writers are …

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2020-05-12: AI Drives Data Centers to the Edge – Data centers are expanding to the network edge to meet demand …

2020-05-12: We received a shipment of Tates cookies yesterday. Sammy stands guard over the box. 📷

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2020-05-12: Thoughts following my my first-ever at-home haircut 1) I had long, thick hair when I was a young man and I miss it. For years I’ve wondered if I would …

2020-05-12: The Talk Show ✪: With Special Guest Adam Engst – TidBITS celebrates 30 years: The Apple publication …

2020-05-12: What Happened to Val Kilmer? He’s Just Starting to Figure It Out. – Taffy Brodesser-Akner profiles …

2020-05-11: Help Garry Armacost, a Vietnam vet, fight cancer and VA bureaucracy Garry Armacost, was wounded fighting for his country in Vietnam. Now he’s in the fight of his …

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2020-05-10: Julie gave me my first rona haircut. Fine job and I still have all my ears!

2020-05-10: Abigail Nussbaum: The recently reported story of the Tongan castaway schoolboys doesn’t …

2020-05-10: The real Lord of the Flies: what happened when six boys were shipwrecked for 15 months – 15 years …

2020-05-10: Give your video calls a makeover with a selection of over 100 empty sets from the BBC archive. …

2020-05-10: Slavery returns to New Orleans: The city’s sanitation workers are paid $10.25/hr. and work …

2020-05-10: McDonald’s Workers in Denmark Pity Us – Denmark isn’t a socialist country. It’s just one …

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2020-05-09: Little Richard, Rock Pioneer Who Broke Musical Barriers, Dead at 87 – He pioneered rock and …

2020-05-09: The Sopranos: How Would Tony Soprano Handle the Coronavirus? – The dancers at the Bada Bing get …

2020-05-09: My Facebook profile recently got upgraded to support formatting text: Bold, italic, blockquotes and …

2020-05-09: Today (and yesterday) on Cory Doctorow’s Pluralistic – Armed Michigan voters are escorting …

2020-05-08: Ocasio-Cortez claps back at GOP criticism for playing Animal Crossing: ‘Curious for your …

2020-05-08: I think I will suggest to Julie that we should watch “The Andromeda Strain” tonight. Not the 2008 …

2020-05-08: Wilford Brimley was only 48 when he appeared in “The Thing” and 51 in …

2020-05-08: As Restaurants and Stores Reopen, What’s Safe? – Are haircuts, going back to work, eating in …

2020-05-08: Microsoft and AWS exchange poisoned pen blog posts in latest Pentagon JEDI contract spat – Microsoft …

2020-05-08: Roaming ‘robodog’ politely tells Singapore park goers to keep apart – A roaming robot …

2020-05-08: Zoom is adding data center capacity in Equinix, as it signs a deal for cloud service from Oracle.

2020-05-08: Google unifies all of its messaging and communication apps into a single team – A good move. Google …

2020-05-08: House GOP urge Trump against supporting additional funding for state and local governments – …

2020-05-07: James Carville Warns Trump: Your ‘Grifter’ Campaign Aides Are Lying To You — “Trump is …

2020-05-07: Which Supreme Court Justice Flushed the Toilet During Oral Arguments?

2020-05-07: Now I’m curious which book it was and what was the so-called virtue signaling? It's true: …

2020-05-07: Today on Cory Doctorow’s Pluralistic The TSA is being sued for hoarding 1.3 million N95 masks: …

2020-05-07: Supreme Court throws out convictions of New Jersey officials in Bridgegate scandal – Political …

2020-05-07: The first Google account you sign in to is set as the default account. This was driving me nuts …

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2020-05-06: [Several years ago] JULIE: “What is ‘mansplaining?’” ME: ME: “This is …

2020-05-06: Today on Cory Doctorow’s Pluralistic ++ Alvim Corrêa’s beautiful, bleak illustrations …

2020-05-06: ‪I am hosting a video conference for dozens or hundreds of people this evening so of course today …

2020-05-06: The grocery store was nearly out of our favorite brand of cookies, Tate’s. Lots of gluten-free …

2020-05-06: We watched the first episode of “Rome” last night. Polly Walker is va va va voom. I am …

2020-05-06: We may be dramatically overestimating China’s capabilities – David Ignatius on The Washington Post – …

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2020-05-05: Parking Lots Have Become a Digital Lifeline — Without home internet access and with libraries and …

2020-05-05: Over on Twitter, I’m suggesting to @MikeElgan that he might want to consider moving to …

2020-05-05: On Twitter, @mat asks: “With the benefit of a couple of months of hindsight, what was your …

2020-05-05: That is an awful lot of Rome Yesterday I read some of “Storm before the Storm” a history of the fall of the Roman Republic, by …

2020-05-05: One year ago today I saw possibly the most ridiculous example of security theater I have ever witnessed A young woman ahead of me at airport security was walking with a cane and had a “boot” …

2020-05-04: 📺 I have finished watching I Claudius, for the fourth time. I now realize why I didn’t have any …

2020-05-04: I just want a professional haircut. I realize this is literally the smallest problem in the universe …

2020-05-04: The Hollywood Vigilante Actress Marisol Nichols, star of the TV series “Riverdale,” is a …

2020-05-04: “Having no plan is the plan! … Plans are for commies and the Danish. Here we do it fast …

2020-05-04: As a newly self-employed person, I’m learning that the weekend is a thing you schedule. My …

2020-05-04: John Cleese: “If you’re absolutely no good at something at all then you lack the skill …

2020-05-04: Hospital CEOs are keeping their seven-figure salaries while frontline workers go without pay

2020-05-04: Today on Cory Doctorow’s Pluralistic ++ The pandemic could make Big Tech our permanent …

2020-05-04: Larry Ellison Reveals His Big Data Battle Plan To Fight Coronavirus In Partnership With Trump White …

2020-05-04: AWS engineer Tim Bray resigns from Amazon following worker firings – Bray quit Amazon in protest …

2020-05-04: Inspired by a conversation with Mike Elgan yesterday, I’m going to do Facebook a lot less for …

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2020-05-03: This Woman Was Isolated In Her Nursing Home, So Her Grandchildren Stood Outside With Signs To Ask …

2020-05-03: Man In Quarantine Can’t Remember How Long It’s Been Since He Danced Through Town Square Followed By …

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2020-05-03: The Scientists Who Won’t Give Up on the Warp Drive — Dozens of engineers and physicists are …

2020-05-03: Terry Pratchett: Doctor Who is not science fiction. Thanks, Cory!

2020-05-03: School bus converted to mobile, full-time off-grid home. And it’s a really NICE home too.

2020-05-03: It’s the 50th Anniversary of Humanity’s Favorite Activity: Staring at an LCD

2020-05-03: The Coronavirus Is Rewriting Our Imaginations Science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson went off …

2020-05-03: Welcome to your work-from-home dystopia: Employers are using spyware to monitor remote …

2020-05-03: What The U.S. Might Learn From China’s Approach To COVID-19 – New York Times health and …

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2020-05-02: Boy raises a hammer during a solidarity rally for the 42,000 miners on strike in the Zonguldak coal …

2020-05-02: Wearing a mask is for smug liberals. Refusing to is for reckless Republicans. – Mask-wearing and …

2020-05-02: John Belushi reportedly visited the set of “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” on the day …

2020-05-02: The U.S. Needs Way More Than a Bailout to Recover From Covid-19 – We need a new New Deal to fix …

2020-05-02: Funniest work videoconferencing misadventures When videoconferencing meetings go wrong, you get to see flossing, naked husbands and more. …

2020-05-02: Every Question In Every Q&A Session Ever

2020-05-02: Airplane Mode – For grounded frequent flyers, this web page replicates the experience of being on a …

2020-05-02: Today on Cory Doctorow's Pluralistic Pluralistic: 02 May 2020 – Pluralistic: Daily links from Cory Doctorow ++ The mistrust epidemic The …

2020-05-02: Increasingly Desperate Alex Jones Says He Will Kill and Eat His Neighbors

2020-05-02: Microsoft lays out more detail on its 5G, edge computing and private wireless ambitions

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2020-05-01: Harlan Ellison: “I don’t take a piss without getting paid for it.”

2020-05-01: Me, deciding to take advantage of pandemic downtime: “Yeah, 220, 221, whatever it …

2020-05-01: Covid-19 is 9.5-44x more fatal than seasonal flu — Scientific American — Flu deaths are counted in a …

2020-05-01: ME (1 month ago today): “How is it April already? This situation has been going on a long …

2020-05-01: We watched the latest episode of “The Good Fight” last night. I liked it. I …

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2020-04-30: The Invisible Man – Today, Explained podcast: Where in the world is Kim Jong Un? Vox Journalist …

2020-04-30: Biden’s Campaign of Isolation – The New York Times Daily podcast: Joe Biden is campaigning from his …

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2020-04-30: In the Republican solution to the Trolley Problem, the top priority is saving the trolley.

2020-04-30: Ernest Hemingway supposedly wrote a six-word short story: “For Sale: Baby Shoes. Never …

2020-04-30: A former prosecutor dismantles Tara Reade’s sexual assault allegations against Biden. It just …

2020-04-30: California official calls for reopening so coronavirus can kill off the old and the weak: ‘It would …

2020-04-30: I’m hosting a “town hall” style Zoom meeting next week and I’m looking for a …

2020-04-30: Today on Cory Doctorow’s Pluralistic ++ “Swedish covid death rates soar above …

2020-04-30: They died for junk mail: Six workers died of COVID-19 at a Long Island, New York, warehouse for a …

2020-04-30: Last night, Julie and I watched the first episode of “Tales from the Loop,” an anthology series on …

2020-04-29: Man Not Sure Why He Thought Most Psychologically Taxing Situation Of His Life Would Be The Thing To …

2020-04-29: Zoom Crasher Becomes Too Engrossed In Sales Meeting To Scream Obscenities

2020-04-29: Congress Concierge Health Clinic Quietly Gets Funding Boost — Congresspeople who reject government …

2020-04-29: The corporate right is giving us two choices: Work, or starve

2020-04-29: 67 bits of good unsolicited advice, and one modest joke, from Kevin Kelly on his 68th birthday.

2020-04-29: Underrated Netflix gems to add to your must-watch list — I’ve added most of these to the watchlist. …

2020-04-29: Today on Cory Doctorow’s Pluralistic ++ Cigna health insurers are telling investors …

2020-04-29: 101-year-old Angelina Friedman tested positive for coronavirus and recovered. Previously, she …

2020-04-29: Google is making Meet free for everyone — I’m sticking with Zoom for now. I know it works and I …

2020-04-29: I seem to be on a Rome kick lately I watched Britannia, with Julie, and am rewatching I, Claudius. I just started reading “Silver …

2020-04-28: Man Just Buying One Of Every Cleaning Product In Case Trump Announces It’s Coronavirus Cure

2020-04-28: Damning Report Finds White House Ignored Skeletal Horsemen Galloping Through Sky As Early As January

2020-04-28: Obama: ‘I’m So Proud To Endorse Joe Biden—That’s Who They Went With, Huh?—For President’

2020-04-28: Trump Accuses New York Of Padding State’s Mortality Rate By Including African American Deaths

2020-04-28: Undaunted Texas Waffle House Waitress Has Been Expecting To Die There Every Day For The Past 20 …

2020-04-28: Teleconferencing Pastor Requests Any Worshipper Currently Speaking In Tongues Go On Mute

2020-04-28: Walgreens Introduces New Dumbass-Only Shopping Hours For Dipshits Who Don’t Know How To Stay 6 Feet …

2020-04-28: I’m thinking of trying Amethyst, a tiling window manager for the Mac, even though I have a mental …

2020-04-28: How to pitch an editor – Great tips from Esther Schindler, who knows, for freelance writers on how …

2020-04-28: Zoom taps Oracle for cloud deal, passing over Amazon, Microsoft

2020-04-28: Six years ago today, a girl in the park wanted me and Minnie to participate in a science experiment …

2020-04-27: Feels like the news has been the same every day for a couple of weeks, but something big will reach …

2020-04-27: Doctor Who: McGann, Eccleston & Tennant Doctors Unite For New Story — New Doctor Who miniseries …

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2020-04-27: Fortnite and the Metaverse: Why Epic Games may build the next version of the Internet – Fortnite is …

2020-04-27: The Computer Scientist Who Can’t Stop Telling Stories – Pioneering computer scientist Donald Knuth …

2020-04-27: “I Forgive You, New York”

2020-04-27: First-person account of how Covid-19 hit hard in a rural Georgia town – On the Today, Explained …

2020-04-27: I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter was out of stock last time I was at the supermarket. I …

2020-04-27: Today on Cory Doctorow’s Pluralistic ++ Indie booksellers are doing pretty well in the …

2020-04-27: A former neighbor of Joe Biden’s accuser Tara Reade has come forward to corroborate her …

2020-04-27: The chairman of Tyson Foods warns the food supply chain is breaking – Neoliberalism treats …

2020-04-27: A New York ER doctor who treated coronavirus patients took her own life. – The New York Times “Make …

2020-04-27: San Diego officials are struggling with finding permanent housing foe 1,000 homeless people now …

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2020-04-27: Six years ago today was a weekend day and I went to the mall. Out and around people, not wearing a …

2020-04-27: I went grocery shopping yesterday. Plastic bag reuse has been suspended in California for the …

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2020-04-26: You’ll Probably Forget What It Was Like to Live Through a Pandemic — People who live through big …

2020-04-26: When all this handwashing began I was using a harsh soap that gave me a small rash on my left wrist. …

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2020-04-26: I went through a Southern Rock phase in college. I wore a cowboy hat. I was a pudgy Jew from Long …

2020-04-26: Microsoft Word Now Flags Two Spaces After a Period as an Error – “Wake me up when Word starts …

2020-04-26: I suck at not touching my face but I think about not touching my face while I’m touching my face so …

2020-04-25: ‪Dog, me and Julie were sitting on the couch just now. Dog looked at me and straight-up belched, …

2020-04-25: Found Snapshots of a Secret 1960s Crossdressing Resort in the Catskills By Amy Faith on Messy Nessy …

2020-04-25: What We Can Learn From 1918 Influenza Diaries Smithsonian Magazine: When Dorman B.E. Kent, a …

2020-04-25: The 1Password team share their work-from-home setups “I’m going for “Mom from Kiki’s Delivery …

2020-04-25: Injections of Bleach? Beams of Light? Trump Is Self-Destructing Before Our Eyes “The notion …

2020-04-25: The Lockdowns Were the Black Swan [Holman W. Jenkins, Jr./WSJ] We did not need to lock down the …

2020-04-24: Coronavirus Overtakes Ninjas As Top Invisible Enemy [The Babylon Bee] What makes coronavirus even …

2020-04-24: The week before the shutdown here in San Diego I went to two social events – which is a lot …

2020-04-24: Ben Affleck Smoked A Cigarette While Wearing A Face Mask So Here Are The Pics [Lauren …

2020-04-24: Navy recommends reinstating captain of coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier [Amanda Macias/CNBC]

2020-04-24: Opening a can if wildly corroded Spider-Man pasta [Twitter/DinosaurDracula]

2020-04-24: Today on Cory Doctorow’s Pluralistic ++ A GoFundMe to save NYC’s Forbidden Planet store. …

2020-04-24: I miss going to the grocery store to buy three things I’d realize I was out of apples or coffee, and then I’d go to the store and buy that and …

2020-04-24: Can the coronavirus be spread through farts? [Eric Hegedus/NYPost] Australian doctors aren’t …

2020-04-24: How close are we to breaking encryption with quantum computing? [Steven J. …

2020-04-24: Breitbart literally says that Trump’s opponents misquoted him by reporting the exact words …

2020-04-24: Wi-Fi is getting its biggest upgrade in 20 years [Jacob Kastrenakes/The Verge] Wi-Fi is getting 4x …

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2020-04-23: TV show idea: “Zeno, Warrior Princess,” about a transgender Classical Greek philosopher …

2020-04-23: Not a Joke: The Trump Admin Hired a Dog Breeder to Run Its Coronavirus Task Force [Bess Levin/Vanity …

2020-04-23: An old friend just shared a Dropbox folder of hundreds of photos he took when we were teenagers …

2020-04-23: Claim that coronavirus came from a lab in China completely unfounded, scientists say [Kashmira …

2020-04-23: The Coronavirus in America: The Year Ahead [Donald G. McNeil Jr./The New York Times] An excellent …

2020-04-23: Are You Sitting Down? Standing Desks Are Overrated [Aaron E. Carroll/New York Times] I’ve been …

2020-04-23: The Year 2038 Problem [Reset]: If you enjoyed the Year 2000 crisis, we get to do it again in 2038. …

2020-04-23: Who’s Organizing the Lockdown Protests [The Daily] “An informal coalition of influential …

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2020-04-22: The problem with read-later bookmarking services like Pocket and Instapaper is your queue is filled …

2020-04-22: My women friends are showing their coronavirus hairdos on Instagram. Here’s mine.

2020-04-22: “Remain calm! All is well!” The White House maintains order during the coronavirus …

2020-04-22: CDC Director Robert Redfield warned the coronavirus pandemic might come back in the winter, worse …

2020-04-22: Why do people think 5G causes coronavirus? The 5G coronavirus conspiracy theory[Reset] A vague throwaway line in a European newspaper in …

2020-04-22: What to expect in the next year or two of the pandemic Donald G. McNeil Jr., New York Times science and health reporter, who has successfully anticipated …

2020-04-22: Gentleman on Reddit espouses the brilliant fan theory that “Star Trek” takes place in …

2020-04-22: Stories to Wash Hands By [The Memory Palace/Nate DiMeo]: “20 stories, each 20 seconds, to …

2020-04-22: Today on Cory Doctorow’s Pluralistic ++ Calls by the music industry to put copyright filters …

2020-04-22: Trump is going down hard in November Everyone is in denial about November [Daniel W. Drezner/The Washington Post] We’re only in the …

2020-04-22: "World on Fire" Last night we watched about 15 minutes of the second episode “World on Fire,” a British …

2020-04-22: A view into an alternate universe A big part of my job is – or was – attending conferences. When I learn – or …

2020-04-21: With the nation healthy, tranquil and prosperous, our President turns his attention to thoughtful …

2020-04-21: Barr Threatens Legal Action Against Governors Over Lockdowns [Chris Strohm/Bloomberg] Even before …

2020-04-21: McConnell slams brakes on next round of coronavirus aid [Burgess Everett/Politico] Captain of the …

2020-04-21: Whole lotta love: Robert Plant gave a big donation to a company that makes PPE [Erica Banas/WMMR]

2020-04-21: Today on Cory Doctorow’s Pluralistic Beware of fake “Someone you came in contact with …

2020-04-21: How far back does your resume go? Question for my over-50 associates: How far back does your resume go? I’ve seen tips that …

2020-04-21: How Coffee Became a Modern Necessity [Augustine Sedgewick/WSJ]: “For much of its 500-year …

2020-04-21: Vintage Season: C.L. Moore and the “Golden Age” of Science Fiction [Eric …

2020-04-21: The Woman Who Might Find Us Another Earth Sara Seager is a tenured professor of physics and …

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2020-04-20: Today on Cory Doctorow’s Pluralistic.net: Denmark is denying bailouts to companies …

2020-04-20: Tales of romance and relationships during the pandemic Covering Covid [Embedded] A woman tries …

2020-04-20: The poop emoji was born in Japan in 1997 and launched a generation of cute poop. This is the cute …

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2020-04-19: “Kids are murder!” - Sanatogen Tonic Wine ad with a mail-in coupon to receive a sample …

2020-04-19: Del Cerro hills, from a few minutes’ walk from home. The air is amazingly clear. 📷

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2020-04-19: Procrastination is Not Laziness David Cain at Raptitude: … procrastinators tend to be people …

2020-04-19: Why Walking Matters—Now More Than Ever Shane O’Mara at The Wall Street Journal: Walking is …

2020-04-19: How NOT to Wear a Mask [Tara Parker-Pope/The New York Times]

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2020-04-19: Aaron E. Carroll at The New York Times: “I’m a Doctor. If I Drop Food on the Kitchen Floor, I Still …

2020-04-19: Who’s Right About The Economy? Wall Street Or Silicon Valley? Brian McCullough, host of …

2020-04-19: Remdisivir, a drug that shows promising signs as a potential treatment for COVID-19, was developed …

2020-04-19: “80% of the stimulus tax break will go to 43,000 people” [Cory Doctorow/Pluralistic]

2020-04-19: “If Americans pour back out in force, all will appear quiet for perhaps three weeks. Then the …

2020-04-19: Sweet Farm, in Half Moon Bay, CA, will let you add a live goat cam to your next virtual meeting. The …

2020-04-19: I’m trying to remember when I last had a day off work, and I can’t recall. Weekend …

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2020-04-18: Is the Virus on My Clothes? My Shoes? My Hair? My Newspaper? - Tara Parker-Pope on The New York …

2020-04-18: Peter Tsai, who invented the N95 mask 30 years ago, is coming out of retirement to help find safe …

2020-04-18: An Austin school district deployed 110 buses equipped with Wi-Fi to neighborhoods and apartments …

2020-04-18: I’ve done something counterintuitive to ease news anxiety: Turned on news notifications on my …

2020-04-18: Caleb, a young man whose life is going nowhere, finds escape and purpose on YouTube. First of a new …

2020-04-18: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez interviews from quarantine with the New York Times Daily podcast and …

2020-04-18: Nearly a half century after the OPEC oil embargo almost brought the US to its knees, we’re now …

2020-04-18: In this prophetic science fiction story from 2015, a cooking blogger keeps up a cheerful attitude …

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2020-04-17: Cory Doctorow at Pluralistic: ‪The health insurance industry is thriving during the pandemic. With …

2020-04-17: An Australian family recreates a 15-hour holiday flight in their living room, after coronavirus …

2020-04-17: Carnival kept sending out cruise ships while knowing it was risky. And the chairman of Carnival is …

2020-04-17: Armed far-right groups are behind anti-lockdown protests in Michigan and elsewhere. They love Trump …

2020-04-17: ME: I have 300+ podcast episodes in my queue. I will never listen to them all! ALSO ME: This looks …

2020-04-17: Comic-Con Cancels 2020 Event, Sets 2021 Return - Erik Pederson on Deadline.com. Disappointing but …

2020-04-17: John Horton Conway, a ‘Magical Genius’ in Math, Dies at 82. Siobhan Roberts writes The New York …

2020-04-17: China Police Censor Tales of Post-Coronavirus Renewal. New York Times journalist Paul Mozur finds …

2020-04-17: Some people say we need to open the economy soon and if a few thousand people – or hundred …

2020-04-17: Dr. Tony Fauci: From One Pandemic to Another - Epidemic. AIDS activists in the 1980s were surprised …

2020-04-17: Judy Garland and the long history of ‘Me Too’ in Hollywood - Retropod: Judy Garland …

2020-04-17: Kicked Out of China - The New York Times Daily podcast. As the pandemic spread, China expelled …

2020-04-17: All praise, no pay - Today, Explained: Essential workers in the food, transportation, and retail …

2020-04-17: We had drama. Julie commented at bedtime that she hadn’t seen Vivvie, our slate-gray cat, for …

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2020-04-16: Trump meets “The Honeymooners.” - video Ralph Kramden for President!

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2020-04-16: Why Aren’t We All on the Same Time Zone? - Patrick J Kiger on How Stuff Works Time zones are …

2020-04-16: One of my favorite features of the iPhone is the ability to get notifications for replies to …

2020-04-16: Police department reminds residents to wear pants while checking mailbox “You know who you …

2020-04-16: “It’ll all be over by Christmas”: Charles Stross predicts a two-year coronavirus …

2020-04-16: Watch the weird cinematic rabbit hole that is Blade Runner: The Lost Cut - Adi Robertson at The …

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2020-04-15: (How) American Collapse Resembles Soviet Collapse: Six Ways America’s Collapse is Eerily Like the …

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2020-04-14: ‘That Thing You Do’ cast plans reunion fundraiser for coronavirus relief [USAToday] The …

2020-04-14: Bloomberg News Killed Investigation, Fired Reporter, Then Sought To Silence His Wife [David …

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2020-04-14: Today on Cory Doctorow’s Pluralistic: Amazon fires tech workers for warehouse worker …

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2020-04-14: This does not look comfortable to me but Minnie seems to love it. I think it’s because the concrete …

2020-04-14: Minnie is back to herself, energetic and cheerful. This morning when she came in she was very …

2020-04-14: We watched episode one of “World on Fire,” a big-budget British miniseries about England …

2020-04-14: John Scalzi talks about how he did a “reboot” of the classic H. Beam Piper novel …

2020-04-13: Matthew Yglesias explains the argument over the post office bailout [Vox] No, the post office …

2020-04-13: 5 of the 13 things Messy Nessy Chic found on the Internet Monday 100-year-old Bell Telephone ad; …

2020-04-13: Trump goes postal, coronavirus in the UK vs. Ireland, and more on Cory Doctorow's Pluralistic.net Today on Cory Doctorow’s Pluralistic.net Trump plans to murder the US Postal Service, in …

2020-04-13: Minnie is recovering nicely, but she won't eat her regular kibble or canned food. Minnie is hopping around on three legs and occasionally using the injured one, which suggests it is …

2020-04-13: I am having my feelings and thoughts without guilt Monotony, frustration over having to wear a mask, being unable to take the dog to the park, or go …

2020-04-12: Giving men false confidence starts early.

2020-04-12: I, too, am an armchair epidemiologist and I’m pretty sure I’m spelling that right. …

2020-04-12: This is one of our neighbors. He is unfriendly and never says hello. 📷

2020-04-12: I’ve always like this house around the corner from ours. 📷

2020-04-12: I am not a sentimental man who cries at rainbows and flowers, but when I saw this in the supermarket …

2020-04-12: The Jungle Prince of Delhi For 40 years, journalists chronicled the eccentric royal family of Oudh, …

2020-04-12: ‪If TP shortages continue there’s always the three shells youtu.be/n7nFEnFtv… ‬

2020-04-12: James Nicoll reviews Isaac Asimov’s 1950s time-travel novel, “The End of Eternity,” and finds it …

2020-04-12: Passover was a really big deal when I was a kid We had the second seder at our house, with upwards of 20 aunts, uncles and cousins swarming over the …

2020-04-12: Happy Easter! He is risen! But do not talk to Him until He has had coffee because seriously he’s …

2020-04-12: One of the crazy things about this pandemic is that it’s all going to be over in a year or a few …

2020-04-12: Last night I was getting ready for bed and looked at my pedometer app and saw it was at 9,800 steps …

2020-04-11: Today on Cory Doctorow’s Pluralistic.net [Private equity] companies that “looted …

2020-04-11: I just cancelled my $119 annual Dropbox account, which expires in 10 days. I’m pretty sure I …

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2020-04-10: I filed a bug report with Flexibits about a Fantastical 3 problem I had in February. I’m just …

2020-04-10: Manischewitz wine is popular in Caribbean communities. [Nadege Green/WLRN] This story makes me …

2020-04-10: Minnie was still hopping along on three legs this morning and looking pretty miserable. I called the …

2020-04-10: Gavin Newsom Declares California a ‘Nation-State’ Last year, Democratic state Senator and party …

2020-04-10: Alan Brown reviews a the recently published lost Robert A. Heinlein novel, “The Pursuit of the …

2020-04-09: Well, shit. Minnie injured her foot and now she’s walking on three legs. Nothing visibly wrong …

2020-04-09: Larry David, Master of His Quarantine Maureen Dowd at the New York Times: When I ask if he is …

2020-04-09: I've been drinking a meal replacement shake called Huel for breakfast for months For several months, my daily breakfast has been about a pint of a thick “nutritionally …

2020-04-09: Kansas Republicans are fighting to kill Christians and Jews [Zack Budryk/The Hill] Kansas’s Republican-led legislator overturned the Democratic governor’s ban on …

2020-04-09: Automating micro.blog categories using emoji. Nerdy fun! Listening to the Monday microcast with @macgenie and @manton yesterday, I learned that you can use …

2020-04-09: Appalling/delightful Disney horror/comic mashups! IT heroes! Forging PDF signatures! And more! On today’s Pluralistic by Cory Doctorow Disney horror/comic mashups are appalling/delightful …

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2020-04-08: New study investigates California’s possible herd immunity to COVID-19 [Caitlin Conrad/KSBW] …

2020-04-08: The 10 Most Offensive Movies Ever Made [Keith Langston/Screenrant] (1) The writer Tad Williams and …

2020-04-08: Swiss physicist Nicolas Gisin may have solved one of the fundamental mysteries of physics: Does time exist? Does Time Really Flow? New Clues Come From a Century-Old Approach to Math Relativity makes no …

2020-04-08: Coronavirus breaks my iPhone: FaceID doesn't work when you wear a mask Privileged person problem: When I go to the supermarket, I keep the shopping list on my iPhone. When …

2020-04-08: Cory Doctorow's Pluralistic.net: Cleveland Plain Dealer massacre; TSA child molesters and more Today on Cory Doctorow’s Pluralistic.net Cleveland Plain Dealer’s new owners massacre …

2020-04-08: What will you do the day social distancing ends? I think we’ll be cautious and not rush out to any restaurants or crowded social gatherings. …

2020-04-08: The computer language COBOL debuted in 1960, and it’s still running the world’s …

2020-04-08: Rules Rewritten: Managing Data Centers Through the Pandemic: Data center operators are reducing …

2020-04-08: This looks like a useful new feature on Inoreader: Convert Almost Any Webpage Into RSS Feed With …

2020-04-08: Social distancing is getting hard in our house. And we’re normally people who have a limitless …

2020-04-07: 500-year-old manuscript contains one of earliest known uses of the “F-word” Scotland is the home of …

2020-04-07: Life Without Toilet Paper Is Better Frank Bures at Vice: If you were walking barefoot through your …

2020-04-07: Shkreli’s plea from prison: Free me and I’ll cure COVID-19 [Beth Mole/Ars Technica]: Disgraced …

2020-04-07: This is what happens when a narcissist runs a crisis Jennifer Senior at the New York Times: Since …

2020-04-07: White House creates ‘Team Telecom’ to probe whether foreign telcos should be allowed …

2020-04-07: New Jersey seeks COBOL programmers to fix unemployment system: “… many of the state’s systems …

2020-04-07: Cato Networks raises $77 million for cloud security platform that protects remote workforces Cato …

2020-04-07: Cambridge Analytica and other abusers killed the open, collaborative, API-driven Web 2.0. …

2020-04-07: Photos of a computer shop that’s been locked since 2001, when the store owner, who also owned …

2020-04-07: LA crime drops 23% during the pandemic, including an 11% drop in family violence crime, even though …

2020-04-07: The stimulus bill seems big – $2 trillion – but it’s just one week of median …

2020-04-07: After a church pastor in California announced he would defy shelter in place orders and hold …

2020-04-07: New video technique lets you replace the background on videos without any greenscreen required. Via …

2020-04-07: Why is Trump touting hydroxychloroquine? Follow the money Trump and his cronies are investors in Sanofi, the French drugmaker that makes Plaquenil, the …

2020-04-07: Most New York coronavirus deaths were among men and 86% were people with underlying illnesses such …

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

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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 …

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

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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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2020-03-20: 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) …

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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: “Sad ukelele” would be a great name for a podcast. mcmansionhell.com/post/1834…

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 …

2020-03-11: Virginia Dare (1956) advertisingpics.tumblr.com/post/6122…

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2020-03-11: X-ray Shoe Fitting “Customers Expect It!” [1940s] …

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2020-03-11: Dick Van Dyke for Colorburst instant cameras (1978) …

2020-03-11: Vincent Di Fate mostlysignssomeportents.tumblr.com/post/6122…

2020-03-11: Belmont Radio (LIFE, March 6, 1944) …

2020-03-11: Elvira for Coors Light, 1986 …

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 …

2020-03-10: “The power of Frenchmen in your intestines” (1919) via

2020-03-10: Back of the famous 1 Hacker Way Facebook sign via

2020-03-10: The back side of Hollywood Squares, 1976 via

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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: Minnie found a steak-bone on our walk the other day, and I let her carry it home and work on it in …

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: Cory Doctorow on "Right to Repair" and more Cory Doctorow talks about how big business and government have taken away your right to repair …

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

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2020-03-05: Ezra Klein: Sanders can’t lead the Democrats if his campaign treats them like the enemy …

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2020-03-04: Coronavirus Porn Is Going Viral on Pornhub …

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: Cisco WebEx, Google and other companies are offering free videoconferencing to help restrict …

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 …

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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: 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 …

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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.

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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: 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: 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: …

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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 …

2020-01-30: Flamingo Road (1949) via

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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 …

2020-01-29: Panasonic ad, 1970 via

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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: I have several questions. Via

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 …