I think I may spend more time here for a while. Need some like minded social hive to chat with.

The Election is Coming, Here's Some Progressive Patterns for ACNH

Inspired by Biden/Harris sharing an ACNH yard sign, here are some other patterns for your island!

Stop Talking about the College Experience

Many people assume College is about more than education. We need to make discussing these things ok, instead of taboo.

I've been using a Jabra Speak 510 speakerphone for meetings for years, because I hate wearing headphones. But lately I've been running my audio through my PC and RTX Voice, and it's so nice that I find myself wearing headphones again ... sigh.

Just a Happy Tyrell Employee

Every evil megacorp had legions of employees "just doing their job"

Visual Studio Liveshare for Remote Office Hours

Visual Studio Liveshare does exactly what I need for remote office hours: lets students share a VS Code session with me.

This should have been posted from here on my blog: end of an era for me at Mozilla, will post a longer reflection in a bit twitter.com/blairmacintyre/sta

How had I not known that I could use Audio MIDI Setup utility on MacOS to configure collections of speakers to send to at the same time?  Key need for streaming from Mac via my streaming PC! macrumors.com/how-to/output-ma

New information about climate change and the link to CO2 emissions means it's more important than ever to act NOW! bloomberg.com/news/articles/20

Clear and concise summary of the many and varied failures of the US handling of the COVID pandemic theatlantic.com/magazine/archi

American Universities and COVID: Its All about Money

Why are colleges re-opening despite the risks? It's not surprising ...

I've "made strong arguments" in favor on getting an Intel mac this fall and not risking "gen1" arm macs ... but now I find myself not needing to upgrade, and see a gen1 arm mac as a possibility ... hmmm

What a Difference a Trackpad Makes

Apple’s new Magic Keyboard finally makes the iPad almost-useful as a general purpose computing device.

More Access for Some, Less for Others

When speaking at an event requires less time, the famous can take more speaking opportunities, giving less access to the stage to others.

Looking at my lack of writing over the past months, I admit that the state of the nation and world are most on my mind when I'm away from work, and so its been hard to get excited at the idea of writing about tech or games ... need to get back to it

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