I'd appreciate a little more warning to get my life in order, Apple.

re: big tech co 

@liamvhogan M1 Pro Max Extreme Mini v3 final MkII complete FINAL_FINAL2 (1).docx

The only thing I like about the new #duttonPark school’s name is that its IT department will most likely be called “BSSSCIT”.

#2530 Clinical Trials 

We don't need to do a clinical trial of this change because the standard of care is to adopt new ideas without doing clinical trials.

Not sure what this pom-pom eucalyptus is actually called but it makes a stunning street tree #PlantOfTheDay #florespondence

the prompt for this micro game sounds like an atari porn game title

The new MacBooks really are *top notch*

One would even say they’re *a notch above*

Following in the footsteps of Microsoft and the RIAA, NFTs are fundamentally about creating the illusion of limited availability for digital goods that in reality are unlimited because they can be freely duplicated. Combined with the environmental impacts, you can see the perversion of reality that drives NFTs: they burn through finite natural resources as if they were infinite in order to create an artificial sense of scarcity for digital goods which can be easily produced in abundance.

There were only childless men present at the meeting where this ad copy was approved.

lukewarm take: if you can afford to own a domain name for personal use, you should, even if only so that you can take your email address with you like a phone number if you decide to switch providers.

yes, i'm also about to tell you it's a good idea to leave gmail.

As a Google Calendar user

I want to receive 200 individual emails when someone accepts an invitation to a recurring daily meeting

Because I have nothing better to do than delete hundreds of emails from my inbox.

😡

There’s Bike Tories, and then there’s Prince Charles just playing on a totally different level all his own.

When I was 13 and just starting to explore my sexuality I read a book called "Everything you wanted to know about sex but were afraid to ask."

For the most part it was the usual 1960s-1970s era sex-ed book but the chapter on homosexuality was ... criminal.

It was *incredibly* homophobic. No hope, everything was terrible. It said things like queers will molest anyone they can, spend their lives masturbating in the back of porn theaters, etc etc etc.

Based on that description I *knew* that couldn't possibly be me so I must not have been gay, right?

It set me back *years* in acceptance of who I am. It wasn't like I had any counter-examples. This was the late 1970s and we had no good role models.

This is one of the reasons I'm out now, so kids can see someone who is successful and not living the way that book says. Being a counter example is very important to me.

When the book was reprinted in the early 2000s, they updated everything else but left that chapter pretty much intact.

*If* you share this book with a younger or questioning person, make damn sure you discuss the reality Vs what that book says. Better yet, don't share the book with anyone else.

there's going to be a hell of a lot of people that don't understand this flow

@xssfox especially with incorrect instructions. The button in step 4 isn't actually labelled "immunisation history". in my app it's labelled "proof of vaccinations". 🙄

"If somebody robs a store, it's a crime and the state is all set and ready to nab the criminal. But if somebody steals from the commons and from the future, it's seen as entrepreneurial activity and the state cheers and gives them tax concessions rather than arresting them. We badly need an expanded concept of justice and fairness that takes mortgaging the future into account."

—Ursula Franklin, 22 years ago, on our societal tendency of flat out ignoring and even explicitly rewarding negative externalities

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