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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.

 
 
 
 

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 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.

 

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.

 

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

 

Watching bad college football games in my pajamas on a Saturday morning. We’re back baby!

 

I use β€œtype to Siri” all the time on my iPad Pro. Its fantastically powerful and a great feature, but annoyingly, even if you have β€œsilent” mode enabled and your volume all the way down, Siri still audibly responds to your commands. Why?!

 

Sigh... the Google Product Black Holeβ„’ strikes again. They really need to change this behavior if they want to build *any* new line of business other than ads.

https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/28/20837004/google-hire-next-tool-shut-down-service-jobs-hiring-recr...

 
 
 
 

Finally finished catching up on the Saga comic series last night. Incredible world building, great characters, and gorgeous art. The cliffhanger at the end of book 54 though? Wow!

 

πŸ—£πŸ—£οΈπŸ—£οΈ Don't use Chrome. Firefox, Safari, and Brave are fantastic alternatives that actually respect your privacy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/2019/08/23/deconstructing-googles-excuses-on-tracking-protection/

 
 

Update on USB-C hubs. I've found this one - https://www.amazon.com/Macally-Ultimate-Powered-Charging-Station/dp/B079Y8S4L3/ - which is close to what I want. Too few USB-C ports, but the best option I've found so far. My ideal would be 4x USB-C and 4x USB-A (3.0).

 

Looking for a simple hub for my new home office. I want USB-C to my computer and then 4x USB-C and USB-A ports on the hub. Nothing else (HDMI, Ethernet, microSD, etc.). I can’t find anything!

 

Went to see Blinded by the Light with @cleverangel tonight. In spite of so many things, I really enjoyed it. Its nice to see a genuine, feel-good movie once in a while. Especially one that dunks on fascists.