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USB-C Rant

technology

The future is one port to rule everything.

This guy is good. And gives a heck of a good reason to use that brand new connection. USB-C.

You should probably subscribe to his YouTube channel.

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Site Update

technology

Cleaned up that footer. The one that said “welcome to 2009!” That’s fixed.

Only took a smidgen of code:

&copy; 2008-<?php echo date("Y"); ?>

Now my footer will be working and functional long after I’m dead and gone. Yay!

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Thanks, Netflix

technology

Since they changed the ratings system from 5 stars to up or down, I went from six years of carefully curated ratings to no ratings at all. None. Six years, down the drain.

And now my rating for Once Upon a Time in the West–one of the greatest movies in history–is now the same as my rating for Crazyhead. Yeah, that’s stupid.

From the Business Insider article, the thing that makes the least sense:

This was a problem because people weren’t as motivated to rate titles when they thought they were just a drop in the bucket of all Netflix reviews. They didn’t understand that the more they rated, the better the system would be at understanding their tastes. “People don’t intuitively think about it that way,”* Johnson said.

Except, ya know, me. And I was doing it the right way. Now I have no idea what the crap I’m doing. Or, in several thousand cases, re-doing.

*Emphasis mine

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Aaaand, Shadow King

technology

Like I said, Not-Mojo.

Not only that, but the confirmation that it is Farouk, aka The Shadow King:

Bonus points for the movie canon version of Professor X’s wheelchair.

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Legion Theory

technology

After watching the first five episodes, I keep getting more and more convinced I was right about this:

The first things I know is that it was not-Mojo. Maybe some new stuff will come to light before the series gets cancelled.

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The Bizarre History Of McDonalds Characters

economics / technology

McDonald’s characters are evil:

There’s other characters. Evil characters.

They should’ve done more. Now I’m gonna have to look up their stories on the internets all by myself.

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Cat Teaches How to Use Emojis On Mac

technology

What a time to be alive. For one thing, this is a video with a cat on a laptop. Another thing, when all the javascript and HTML magic ensues, one simple Twitter tweet turns into pretty much a full post for me:

What a wonderful time to fill you blog with semi-useful junk.

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I’m Back, Losers!

economics / education / environment / judiciary / politics / religion / security / technology

Sort of.

Maybe.

For a while.

We’ll see if I like it or not. My life has had some twists and turns lately, and maybe I need a release. Or a drink.

Yeah, probably a drink.

Or 11.

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Victory Over the Torture Bell

technology

Victory Over the Torture Bell

Finally, a simple way to get rid of that thing that nobody uses. It’s awesome to finally have a real answer to this question: How do I remove the Google Chrome notifications bell icon from the Mac OS X menu bar?

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Fan-Made Video for “Am I Awake?”

technology

Am I Asleep?

Not a question, but a fan-made video for the They Might Be Giants song, “Am I Awake?”

“Paul and Mike Swiatek, for the video I call “Sleep Study Voyeur:” Beautifully shot, hilarious, and unexpected. As a creator of list based humor, I must admire anyone who can keep the same joke so consistently engaging and surprising for three minutes.”

  • Writer – Paul Swiatek
  • Producer – Mike Swiatek
  • Locations – Josh Swick
  • Director – Joe Cuomo
  • Cinematographer – Kelsey Talton
  • Set Dresser – Bridget Topp
  • Editor – Jesse Newman-Lindorf
  • Actors – Leah Huebner & Nate Weisband

Funny stuff. 

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