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Summary for September, 2019

In September, 2019, Jonathan posted 77 times.

  • 13 Locations
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  • 5 Status updates
  • 31 Watching
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  • 3 Bookmarked pages
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Smoking a pork shoulder today. Got started a bit later in the morning than expected, so running it at a higher cook temp. Left the top vent open a bit too much, which also caused a spike in cook temp while I was at church. Follow along at https://🐷πŸ”₯.ws/now
I rewatched The Matrix for the first time in years this weekend thanks to its 20th anniversary re-release in Dolby theaters. I was struck by how badly I wish I could see it again for the first time, but also was shaken by the dangerous message it sends to white, tech-savvy men.
I remember being so drawn in by The Matrix. I felt seen. Yes, Morpheus, I do feel different. I feel misunderstood. Am I special? Am I the ONE? Looking back, I’m somewhat ashamed of being drawn in. I think of the young boys being tempted by the message of the alt right.
Do I think The Matrix is dangerous? No, absolutely not. It is very much a product of its time. A groundbreaking and entertaining film. But, the technique it used to appeal to its audience can absolutely be exploited.
I’m a big fan of Apple’s trade-in pricing and Upgrade Program on iPhone. Why don’t they offer these programs for other products? I’d gladly participate for Apple Watch and iPad Pro as well.

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