chkbit saved my bacon when it made intermittent hardware issues visible to me. Backup software is not good enough if the data you're backing up is slowly and invisibly getting corrupted. https://github.com/laktak/chkbit-py
The ongoing hijinks between Dave Grohl and Nandi Bushell are one of the only two good things about 2020. Dave is the most standup guy in rock. https://twitter.com/Nandi_Bushell/status/1305568424769269769
9:45 AM: https://www.macrumors.com/2020/08/13/fornite-adds-direct-payment-option-on-ios/
3:00 PM: https://www.macrumors.com/2020/08/13/apple-removes-fortnite-from-app-store/
When you dare to deign to take away Apple’s 30% and aren't Amazon or Netflix.
I find it interesting that William Fox lost control of Fox Film just 15 years after founding it due to the stock market crash of 1929, but his name has lived on for almost 100 years. https://twitter.com/verge/status/1292909003169832961
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-tech-congress-apple-idUSKCN24T1WY Everyone is the hero of their own story. Apple needs to do better here.
If liking "modern City Pop" is wrong, I don't want to be right. This song is great. https://youtu.be/BxqYUbNR-c0
Weird Al proves himself to be a genius yet again. https://youtu.be/oNEdEDbhTQw
I've seen anecdotal evidence that macOS Catalina is slow to launch apps, but it also seems to be slow to switch between already-running apps? cmd-tabbing between different apps on a 2018 MacBook Pro sometimes takes a few seconds to show a winodw. https://sigpipe.macromates.com/2020/macos-catalina-slow-by-design/
This was well researched, well written, and a very captivating read: When SimCity got serious: the story of Maxis Business Simulations and SimRefinery https://obscuritory.com/sim/when-simcity-got-serious/
It was a difficult decision, but I finally retired my oldest open-source project: https://github.com/joshdick/miniProxy
For @incanus @zorn: Here’s my slightly over-engineered “Today” perspective. Was thinking about blogging about this at some point. Flagged stuff is “must do today” and appears on top, stuff tagged Visible appears underneath and is optional. (With attached image this time.)
The New York Times Magazine has an excellent profile of Weird Al Yankovic. Definitely worth reading. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/09/magazine/weird-al-yankovic.html