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.)

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. 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. twitter.com/Nandi_Bushell/stat

If you’ve never played Frog Fractions, check out its totally free Game of the Decade Edition on Steam. One heck of a thing. Possibly worth an hour of your time. Maybe.

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. twitter.com/verge/status/12929

If liking "modern City Pop" is wrong, I don't want to be right. This song is great. youtu.be/BxqYUbNR-c0

“Disparaging the boot is a bootable offense!”

The “Quarantine” episode of Mythic Quest was brilliant! Excellent TV.

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. sigpipe.macromates.com/2020/ma

This was well researched, well written, and a very captivating read: When SimCity got serious: the story of Maxis Business Simulations and SimRefinery obscuritory.com/sim/when-simci

It was a difficult decision, but I finally retired my oldest open-source project: 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 only thing I want to know about the Magic Keyboard before mine arrives: Is it stable enough to use it on my lap on the couch? (None of Apple's previous iPad keyboards were.)

Better Call Saul is hands down the best show on television right now. Everything about it — the casting/acting, the writing, the cinematography — is excellent.

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