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Neither of these words are being used how you’d expect. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diet_of_Worms


Regardless of whose side you’re on, if today isn’t proof that the US's two-party system and federal government are fundamentally broken, I don’t know what is. One election race should not be able to dictate which direction our flawed system of party-line voting will swing.


A Christmas gift from Big Sur.

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The only Christmas song you need. https://youtu.be/_g2nHEPC1Fc


Just came up with what I think is a decent metaphor to quickly explain net neutrality: A fast-moving elevator (paying for a fast connection) isn’t useful if it rarely goes to your most frequently-visited floors relative to others (traffic prioritization.)


You know Apple is doing the right thing for user privacy when Facebook is mad at it. https://www.macrumors.com/2020/12/16/facebook-takes-out-full-page-ads-to-attack-apple/


Pet peeve: a computer monitor that continues scanning for a signal for 10 seconds while I’m repeatedly hitting the power button hoping to convince it to turn off. Looking at you, Dell.


This election is giving new meaning to the phrase “the long now”.


If you are a musician/band who posts videos of your performances to YouTube, please don't use filters to "age" the footage to look like VHS/old film/etc, I'm there to watch you play and the filters make that harder to see! Vulfpeck and Cory Wong do this, and I wish they didn't.


Even with the HomePod Mini announcement and a further emphasis on stereo pairs, I bet Big Sur still will not ship with system-level support for AirPlay 2 stereo pairs (still just within the Music app, which can be hacked for system-wide audio temporarily, but is not ideal.)


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