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Jonathan’s antitrust: 🍎 Require supported sideloading on iOS and iPadOS. 🔎 Privacy and tracking crack-down, ad regulation. 📦 Split AWS from Amazon, regulations on Amazon-branded products. 📘 Close the business. Give everyone their content. Throw Zuck in jail.
I have had a very hard time concentrating on work or enjoying life with all of this hanging in the balance. I'd like to think that we've all learned something as a country, and that things won't unfold like they did in 2016, but I am terrified that we'll have the same result – all of the polls indicating a Trump loss, followed by an electoral college victory for him without the support of the popular vote. I hope and pray for a resounding, deafening rebuke of Trumpism with a massive landslide victory for Biden and Democrats... but I expect a tight race to the finish.
Seriously, though, you can laugh about what happened today on Twitter, but the hackers could literally have started WW III if they wanted to. It’s terrifying.
So, maybe Twitter isn’t a great place for world leaders to disseminate potentially life and death communication, eh?
Nerd confession time! I’ve not seen a single minute of Dr. Who. Neuromancer is overrated (Snow Crash is better). I like the SmallTalk language. I think Kubernetes is almost always overkill. Bitcoin is dumb.
I find it amusing that people sling around the label “SJW” as an insult. Hell yes, I fight for social justice. Won’t stop until we change the world. Tattoo the label on my forehead. 😘✌🏻
Pardon me while I go watch #Hamilfilm on repeat until 2020 is mercifully over.
If you were ever curious how long your pug’s tongue is, just bring them to Palm Desert. You’ll find out pretty quickly.
Less than one day into this Palm Desert excursion, and I’m convinced this was an amazing choice. We just watched #Hamilfilm projected over our pool :)
I'm happy to report that the first pot of coffee from the new coffee machine is delightful. Very pleased so far 😀
Thanks for the feedback, folks. I ordered the Technivorm Moccamaster KBT. Arrives tomorrow. Huzzah! ☕️💫
Buying myself a new coffee maker for Father’s Day. I’m debating between a Technivorm Moccamaster KBT and a OXO Brew 9 Cup. Anyone have opinions or other recommendations?
I’m extremely happy that Safari will support the WebExtensions API in macOS 11. Even better, they’re adding the support in a privacy and security centric way. Bravo! 👏🏻
My little girl made me breakfast. Best cereal and toast I’ve ever had. Happy Father’s Day fellow dads!
Remember the iPod and iTunes Music Store? Customers were free to download and install music on their iPods, but the iTunes Music Store was still a runaway success. Same would be true for the App Store.
Apple could get itself out of a world of hurt and create a better overall experience if it would allow customers to download and install apps outside the App Store.
Made the mistake of looking at Nextdoor yesterday. The number of people gleefully bragging about not wearing a mask is sickening. Imagine being so obsessed with your political cult that you refuse to slightly inconvenience yourself so that others won’t die.
My response to a Facebook recruiter just now on LinkedIn: https://cleverdevil.io/s/bZXT004j0p4BMivNTTdQOQKVdCZqXkYQQf0XYzmNhWFOFmD3BsYRub443wNYXSIXovCwtlvN6PdDnkvajXzQoARez2RUivUlICX1.png
The world is in chaos, but at least we get to watch humans safely get thrown into space. 🚀💫
I can’t find any of the privacy / terms for YouTube TV on the subject. Will they sell my personal data or viewing habits to advertisers or third parties?
Looked at my Hulu bill again. I am seriously considering YouTube TV. Hulu is $21/month more and has had terrible video quality / reliability for me lately. Worried about privacy though...
This season of Top Chef is so my jam. After tonight’s elimination, I absolutely love every remaining chef. Each of them would deserve to win it all.
Pork shoulder is resting. Lacey is making deviled eggs. I’m drinking a blended cocktail and watching Good Eats on TV. I’ve needed this break.
Meat’s ready! Also, I just remembered that I had set up a home automation to play Journey’s “Any Way You Want It” on the HomePod when the meat reaches target temperature. 🤣🎸🥳⭐️
I admit it, I am getting impatient and wrapped the currently cooking pork shoulder in foil to power through the stall. That said, in my experience, capturing that moisture and encouraging it to reabsorb into the meat is wise anyway. #TheCrutch 🐷🔥
Our weekly delivery from Imperfect Foods included some fairly below average pears. Tonight, I sliced one up and tossed it into a tumbler of Makers Mark. Now, they’re the best pears in history. 🥃 🍐 🎉
I really enjoyed the first season of Mythic Quest on Apple TV+, and the special quarantine episode that just dropped was excellent. Looking forward to more!
Seriously, though, does anyone have a good block list for Pi-Hole for all Facebook properties? Ideally, something that is maintained and kept up-to-date?
Cool, so its time to block giphy's domains completely from my network using my Pi-Hole. Got it. #FacebookSucks
In other news, Miami was robbed of the title in 2002, but y’all already know that, right?
Inspired by the Bon Appetit Test Kitchen, I’m making cured egg yolks tonight, seasoned with red pepper flakes, bay leaf, and cardamom. With the leftover egg whites, I’m baking keto merengues flavored with vanilla, orange peel, and orange bitters.
Installed some HomeKit-compatible automatic blinds from IKEA today. They work fantastically well and look really nice, too. The installation process was easy, but the configuration was a bit of a nightmare. Still, recommended!
In my quest for better video conference quality, I discovered a way to use my iPhone 11 Pro as a webcam. The quality is way better than my existing Logitech. Still some tweaking to do, but very promising.
Are you a @geteero user interested in using Pi Hole to provide network-level ad blocking? Some lessons from me: 1. Disable all Eero Secure features. 2. Disable HomeKit support in the Eero app. 3. Disable Local DNS Cache. I also recommend reserving IP addresses for all your clients, and specifying hostnames in your Pi Hole’s /etc/hosts.
I have successfully installed and configured pi-hole 5.0 beta on my Synology in a docker container. Bye, bye Eero ad blocking. Per-client blocklists work great, but I still wish I could pick per-client upstream DNS.
I’m interested in improving the image quality for my video calls. Sadly, no one seems to make a truly high-end webcam. The alternative seems to be mirrorless cameras and HDMI capture devices. Am I missing something?
My favorite thing about this season of Top Chef is just how wonderfully likable the chefs are. I find myself cheering for each of them as they step up to the judge’s table. Well, except for Mularkey.
Well, I’ve gone from being a big fan of Tesla with a deposit on a vehicle to “what the hell is wrong with Elon?!” I just can’t be a Tesla customer now.
Product idea: governance for slide decks. The amount of time I spend de-uglifying, fixing fonts, and properly aligning things in Google Slides is painful.
A few days in with the Magic Keyboard and its making me want to upgrade to the 12.9” iPad Pro from the 11” ... stay strong, Jonathan!