• I think casinos are bad for everyone and hurt everyone so I voted “no” on a referendum to allow one in my city.

    Given the opportunity I’d also vote “no” on a referendum to allow a new cigarette factory, coal or nuclear power plant, or private prison.

    I respect any neighbors who may disagree with me.

  • Step 4 of the Absentee Voting Instructions sent to me by the City of Richmond Office of Elections says “You and your witness must both sign [Envelope B]”.

    Just called that office and was told that the above instruction is out of date and Envelope B doesn’t require a witness signature.

  • Micro.blog is one of my favorite web forums.

  • My kid saved up her money to buy an iPhone 15. It shouldn’t have required me to make a spreadsheet to figure out the best deal for her.

  • Different qualifying plans listed in the fine-print of the “Verizon iPhone 15 Special Deal” on Apple.com:

    • Unlimited Ultimate
    • Unlimited Plus
    • One Unlimited
    • 5G Get More
    • 5G Do More
    • 5G Play More
    • Unlimited Welcome
    • Welcome Unlimited
    • 5G Start
  • The preroll video on today’s Apple event looks like the kitty litter I buy.

  • Some of my fondest memories are when the Apple nerds at Virginia Tech would gather to watch news of the latest iMacs (G3). We’d apply in advance to get the university’s satellite dish pointed to Apple’s keynote broadcast and watch it on a big screen in a lecture hall.

  • It’s an established fact that 99.83 percent of all conversations about blockchain are nonconsensual.

    Cory Doctorow. The Internet Con: How to Seize the Means of Computation.

  • Currently reading: The Internet Con by Cory Doctorow 📚

  • Finished reading: Fletch by Gregory Mcdonald 📚

  • Some of my favorite people in the world think I’m a pretty OK guy. I must be doing something right and deserve to cut myself some slack.

  • Hazel and Cha Cha play with a toy

    Two kittens play with a cat toy. One is mid-air, trying to grab it. The other is on the ground waiting to pounce.
  • Allow me to introduce Hazel and Cha Cha, the two kittens who have been delighting our household for several weeks now.

    Two cute kittens cuddle together in a cat tree.
  • I’ve done many nerdy things in my life, but today I’m going over to a friend’s house to watch a Twitch stream of a gentle-spoken man in a cowboy hat playing a multi-hour NES tournament.

  • No secret to anyone but Everything Everywhere All at Once was a pretty darn good motion picture.

    Going to endeavor to “weaponize” kindness today.

  • “This must be Thursday,” said Arthur to himself, sinking low over his beer. “I never could get the hang of Thursdays.”

  • It brings me joy to use the same background images I used on my Grape iMac G3 (Revision D) on my modern computing toys. (“Grape Gravity” on my MacBook Pro and “Grape Mission” on my iPad Pro).

    Thanks to @ismh for continuing to host the high-resolution versions.

  • Apropos of nothing what’s something you’re looking forward to?

  • In my latest essay for the DadZone of Richmond Family Magazine, I talk about how video games have enriched my family life:

    I’ve seen my kids mature physically and emotionally through our family’s shared love of video games. From being able to barely hold a controller, to driving a virtual go kart, to constructing elaborate narratives in Minecraft, to learning how to lose when it happens, and how to defeat their dad with just the right balance of grace and trash talk.

  • 📸 Day 3: precious

    An iPad Pro attached to a Magic Keyboard with an Apple Pencil 2 on top displaying the Music app playing Precious Things from the Tori Amos album Little Earthquakes. The album art is displayed on the left, with Music.app’s controls and the lyrics are displayed on the right with the line “These precious things” highlighted.
  • I think the ending of Bill & Ted Face the Music is close to perfection.

  • Be forgiving of there/their and its/it’s errors in any casual writing. One can know the rules by heart and still easily make mistakes.

  • Lunch with @panic@panic.com? If only Siri… if only. Fanboy dreams.

    A screenshot of an email from Panic, Inc regarding their games showcase at PAX West where "Siri Found an Event" and called it "Lunch with Panic, Tomorrow at 1:00 PM".
  • I’m an adult—I don’t have to eat the yogurt water if I don’t want to.

  • Remember when the Apple Store had cash registers? Tyson’s Corner Apple Store, Virginia USA, November 2003.

    Apple Store workers in red t-shirts with white Apple logos take care of customers at cash registers controlled by iMac G4s.

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