0.0 Context Setting
It’s Wednesday, July 6, 2022 in Portland, Oregon, and I am just starting to recover from a family camping trip.
For those keeping track, I did ask the hitch-installation people to show me how to stick the bike rack on, and they did show me, and we had a great time biking.
1.0 Some Things That Caught My Attention
- An oral history of Contact on New York Magazine’s Vulture, which if you read this, you’re probably a fan of the film. Caught my attention because: well, it’s a good film. Also that bit with the mirror shot. (Via Metafilter)
- In the Washington Monthly, Bezos didn’t just necessarily buy the Washington Post for its news influence, but also to get a toehold into, er, newstech? As a sort of AWS-for-news? Caught my attention because: are CMSes just one of the fundamental building blocks of the universe (probably?), in fact, if the universe is information, then clearly it’s content, in which case Steven Wolfram is probably busy trying to figure out how to turn a cellular automata into a blogging platform (via Tech Won’t Save Us)
Three things today. That’s it!
After about a gazillion years of procrastinating and prevaricating, I finally ordered a new Mac to replace my 2016 MacBook “Touch of Death” Pro. It took about a million years to be custom-option ordered, but yesterday it arrived and I started using it today. M1 Macs are terrific, I don’t know why I waited so long.
How are you doing? I’m tired!