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April 9

Over the years...

 

I'm seeing a real problem with dangerous and misleading content that has been de-platformed (from, say, Medium) getting traction and going viral with links to @internetarchive. This seems like something they should address.

 

Listened to Upgrade 292: Don’t Look Over There!

How will COVID-19 change the future of consumer technology? Why is Zoom the videoconferencing tool of the moment, and why has it had so many security and privacy issues? We also discuss Amazon’s ability to sell and rent movies on iOS.

By Upgrade

 

Kelly Clarkson drops into the Top Chef kitchen for a Quickfire based on her new movie, Trolls: World Tour, where the chefs are tasked with combining colorful ingredients from six different musical ‘lands’ to make one delicious dish. For the Elimination Challenge, the chefs are split into two teams to create a cohesive, progressive vegetarian meal for Padma, Tom, Gail and James Beard nominated guest judge Jeremy Fox. The catch is they won’t know what ingredients they’ll be working with until the morning of the challenge when they shop exclusively at the Santa Monica Farmers Market.

Watched on Trakt

 

Listened to Connected 288: The God of Beginnings, Gates, Transitions and Duality

Mac Madness is down to the final two machines. Then, Federico takes everyone on a tour of high-resolution audio apps for the iPhone and iPad … which are all *wild.* Lastly, we check the temperature of the room on Apple’s Dark Sky acquisition.

By Connected

 

Thank God for the Bob Appetit Test Kitchen on YouTube. Hours of entertainment.

 

Things get tense for the remaining castaways during a chaotic tribal council. Also, a kind gesture could paint a target on someone’s back, and one person is the last one standing in a taxing immunity challenge.

Watched on Trakt

 

Listened to Episode 122: Video hosting

Rolling out video upload and hosting for Micro.blog-hosted sites, why it’s priced the way it is, and more improvements to work on.

By Timetable

 

Given the leaks re: Music, Books, TV, et al., I think its time for @gruber to reprise his classic "anthropomorphized brushed metal" series, but this time with an anthropomorphized iTunes.

 

Listened to Figuring out Apple’s TV plans with Recode’s Peter Kafka

Will Apple’s new foray into streaming be able to swim in the same waters as Netflix and Disney, or will it go the way of Verizon’s Go90? Recode executive editor Peter Kafka and Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel discuss Apple’s plan for streaming, news, and more.Subscribe to Recode Media with Peter Kafka.

By The Vergecast

 

Listened to Upgrade 240: Dance on the Grave of iTunes

John Siracusa joins Jason to discuss how 2019 is potentially an enormous year for the Mac in both hardware and software. Also, we make time to swap TiVo stories and generate John’s Hierarchy of Mac Pro Needs.

By Upgrade

 
 
 
 
 

Listened to Cast of Thrones: Season 8 Episode 0

It has been too damn long! We are back and ready to go. After almost two years, things have gotten a bit foggy and we decided we should take a quick look at how last season wrapped up and talk about what we think will happen this year. Thank you all for coming back and …

By Cast of Thrones - The Game of Thrones Podcast

 

Played Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Played on the Nintendo Switch.

Played for 25 minutes.

 

The odds of our current government properly holding Facebook accountable is near zero. But you know who has the power to take them down? You!

 
 
 

The last 24 hours of news has been nothing short of bonkers. Jiminy.

 

Listened to Upgrade 188: An Elephant on the Bridge

What is the future of the Mac? This week we connect the future of the Mac Pro, the possibility of Apple abandoning Intel processors, and the rumored unification of Mac and iOS development. Also, Jason reviews the new sixth-generation iPad.

By Upgrade

 

Watched Cars 3

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician with her own plan to win, inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet, and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn't through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!

Watched on Front Room

 

Checked into Simmzy's

Work lunch.

 
 
 

Well, @davewiner (and @brentsimmons), you should try out Together - https://github.com/cleverdevil/together - We're building a modern reader experience on top of feeds. See the demo video - https://cleverdevil.io/s/997O3Z778A.mp4

https://twitter.com/davewiner/status/983104661602426881

 
 

Adding Indieweb interactions to Nextcloud News

I spent some time this past weekend writing up a little plugin for Nextcloud News that enables Indieweb interactions using the excellent Quill. Take a look!

 

Restaurant Review: Astro Is Epic

5 out of 5 stars

One dozen assorted doughnuts from AstroA few weeks ago, Astro Fried Chicken and Doughnuts opened up a location only a few blocks from my office in Downtown Los Angeles. Astro was founded in Washington, D.C., and quickly built a reputation as one of the best doughnut shops in the United States. Their move into L.A. is a big step up for the fledgling empire. Astro offers four "daily" doughnuts that stay on the menu – classic glazed, maple bacon, peanut butter and jelly, and creme brulee. Astro also offers a rotating menu of "special" doughnuts, including such delights as meyer lemon, smoked almond, strawberry rhubarb, and rocky road.

In addition to their sweets, Astro makes some incredible fried chicken, including both breakfast and lunch sandwiches, served on savory doughnuts or cheddar biscuits, topped with a variety of delicious toppings and sauces, including kimchi slaw and buffalo sauce. The combination of sweet, savory, and fatty is pretty much perfect for my taste.

Today for lunch, I enjoyed two pieces of dark meat fried chicken, a cheddar biscuit, and a creme brulee doughnut. I was very impressed! My DreamHost coworker and I brought back an assorted dozen doughnuts to share with the office, and they were also tasty.

I'm delighted to have Astro in the neighborhood, and I will definitely be back. Highly recommended!

 
 
 
 

Checked into Seaside Torrance

Relaxing before bed.

 
 
 
 

Sunday at the Botanical Gardens

Sunday at the Botanical Gardens

I'll say it again: we live in a beautiful place.

 

I’m With Her... I Guess

Practicality beats purity! What an amazing article about Hillary. Captures my views pretty well.

 
 

is still thinking about how good LOST was tonight.