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May, 2018

 

@brentsimmons you're absolutely right! I was so perplexed when Apple released Swift, a heavy and complex language with a rich and sophisticated type system, and then marketed it as a great way to build apps. The vast majority of apps would be better off with a scripting language!

Don't get me wrong, though, Swift is a great language, especially for performance. But, I would have preferred Smalltalk (Objective-C without the C!) for apps.

 

So. Much. Going. On. 🀯

 
 

Excited to be presenting at tonight’s LA South Bay @awscloud User Group! We will be doing an intro to Lambda. Come join us and say hello.

 
 

Yes: Looking forward to my second IndieWeb Summit!

 

Checked into Tin Roof Bistro

Quick bite before meet up.

 

Checked into El Camp

AWS meetup!

 
 
 

Checked into El Camp

Board meeting

 
 
 
 
 

Really cool, Marty! I am not personally interested in leaving Netflix, but I’m definitely interested in liberating my data. Your scripts would prove useful!

 
 
 
 
 

This is the biggest challenge in solving the surveillance capitalism problem: people value their money more than they value their privacy. I believe that a "for pay" alternative could work, but it will need an Amazon Prime-like approach, bundling social.

https://www.axios.com/facebook-survey-most-people-wouldnt-pay-00bc4826-ff07-4c23-9625-e489167b5bb8.h...

 

Agree. I'm not sure what the solution is. Educating the masses on privacy isn't an easy task. I still think bundling an alternative into a service that people *are* willing to pay for is a solution, but there aren't many companies that could do it.

https://twitter.com/BeardOps/status/993550005901246465

 
 
 
 

Oh, fun, my new depression meds aren't covered by my insurance. I would owe $450/month to stay on the medicine. Sigh.

 

The Oculus Go is very tempting. Then, I remember that literal garbage fire Facebook owns Oculus. Sigh.

 

Apple knew its computers were “defective,” sold them anyway, suit alleges | The Outline

This take from The Outline is so hot, it singed my eyebrows:

Apple has declined repeatedly to comment on the issue, but directs sufferers toΒ a support pageΒ that instructs users how to tilt the computer at an angle, blow canned air under the malfunctioning keys, light candles arranged in the shape of a pentagram, and recite an incantation to Gaia in hopes of fixing their machines.

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One day trip to Seattle today, starting with a 6 AM outbound and a 7 PM return flight. Watched the new Westworld last night before bed, which turned out to be a truly bananas episode. Didn't make for peaceful sleep. Today should be fun.

 

Between and the Electron XSS vulnerability that impacted Signal Desktop, maybe it’s time (past time?) to reconsider embedding web browsers into literally everything.

 
 
 
 
 

Yes! I hope they can keep it up. β€œLost” was one of my all-time favorite shows until it became clear there wasn’t a solid plan. Westworld has been killing it so far.

https://twitter.com/gruber/status/996121457137803264

 
 

My physician applied for authorization for my new medicine with Blue Shield, and they came through with an approval. I wasn't expecting that! What a huge relief! Hoping I can settle into this new medication, and maintain and improve my mental health.

 

Y’all, I still haven’t seen Infinity War. Adulting is hard.

 

Keto Burgers for Dinner πŸ₯šπŸ₯“

Keto Burgers for Dinner πŸ₯šπŸ₯“
Keto Burgers for Dinner πŸ₯šπŸ₯“

Very successful dinner! The burgers were seasoned and cooked sous vide at 130 F for three hours. I made some bacon, and used the rendered fat to cook down onions and garlic. Then, I cooked some egg yolks confit in truffle scented oil using a sous vide bath at 150 F for 1.5 hours. Finally, I seared the burgers in bacon fat, layered on the bacon and onions, followed by some smoked Gouda, and put them under the broiler. I served the burgers topped with the egg yolks.

 

If you haven’t clicked through on my keto burger post, you really should. These burgers were super tasty! https://cleverdevil.io/2018/keto-burgers-for-dinner

 

Just posted a new episode of clevercast that I recorded last night. – http://cleverca.st/2018/05/16/episode-more-than.html

 

Our President is now referring to immigrants as animals. Disgusting.

People: vote.

https://twitter.com/cspan/status/996845374819192833

 
 

Testing post from Icro via Micropub.

 

@colinwalker good commentary! The vision of "pulling it all together" is precisely why we created Together – https://github.com/cleverdevil/together – If you want to see it in action, check it out here – https://cleverdevil.io/s/997O3Z778A.mp4

 
 
 
 

Cheated on my diet tonight with a dumpling feast at Din Tai Fung. Nom nom! πŸ₯ŸπŸ₯‘

 
 

A couple of days ago, I lucked into an amazing deal on a 22" 4K LG UltraFine panel for $200. I have one at work, and now I have a matching one at home! Not a perfect monitor, but I do like it very much.

 
 
 
 

LAX ✈️ BOS

Exciting things afoot!

 

Last week’s episode of Westworld, The Riddle of the Sphinx, was one of my favorite of the series. Beautifully directed, written, and acted. Last night’s episode, Akane No Mai, on the other hand left me disappointed.

 

Westworld is at its best when it explores our perception of humanity and dives deep into mystery. Hopefully, the second half of the season is more like The Riddle of the Sphinx!

 

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

Watched on Jonathan

 
 

Come say hello if you're in Toronto!

https://twitter.com/Reliam/status/998973261223546882

 
 
 
 

Six hour flight. BOS ✈️ LAX. Thank God for @Delta One! Looking forward to a relaxing flight home.

 
 

Unlikely allies Joe Miller and the crew of the Rocinante led by Jim Holden uncover more about the conspiracy to release the protomolecule on Eros station.

Watched on Jonathan

 

With the help of Fred Johnson and the OPA, Miller, Holden and the crew stage a raid for information on the protomolecule; on Earth, Avasarala learns a truth about Fred Johnson.

Watched on Jonathan

 
 

I don't think they're popular anymore, but userscripts are a fantastic way to make the modern web more enjoyable.

 
 
 
 
 

@zzzeek have you checked out EdgeDB? I'd be curious to hear your thoughts, and any musings on how SQLAlchemy may (or may not) interact with it.

 
 
 

Checked into Tin Roof Bistro

Tin Roof Bistro

Dinner with friends.

 
 
 

Checked into Good Stuff Restaurant

Late lunch with the kids before Solo!

 

Excited to have reserved our season ticket package for another great summer of fun at the Hollywood Bowl!

 
 
 

During an adventure into the criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.

Watched on Regal Promenade 13

 

Solo was really fun! Emilia Clarke was fantastic, as were Woody Harrelson and Donald Glover. I expected to hate Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, but he really did a great job in a nearly impossible role. Thumbs up! πŸ‘πŸ»

 

Westworld is back to form with last night’s episode, which redeemed the storyline from episode five neatly, and then managed to throw a massive wrench into the works at the end. Now, I’m questioning everything! Great show.

 
 

Another early morning flight to start my week. Off to Palo Alto for a quick trip. ✈️

 
 
 

One of the primary reasons to have a partner performing continuous optimization. Spoiler alert: that’s something we do at @Reliam.

https://twitter.com/mdkail/status/1000807321503748097

 
 

The Rocinante crew deals with the fallout over Naomi's betrayal while caught in the middle of the war between Earth and Mars. Avasarala and Bobbie hatch an escape plan.

Watched on Jonathan