I give a thumbs-down to any “lifetime” subscription that costs less than 10× the annual plan, and even then I’m skeptical.

— Gruber, Mercury Weather 1.0


… the authors speculate that the therapy led to a “rebooting of the immune system”.

— Ian Sample, The Guardian

T-cell therapy sounds amazing.

For those who don’t know: many health professionals have zero knowledge of autoimmune conditions. That’s how little we know.

re, Needless ratings

Do you know what happens when we buy something from our local shops?

  • we finish the purchase
  • there might have been chatter, depending on how busy all involved are
  • and then we get back to the rest of our day

… it’s like we’re human beings or something 🤯

When it comes to technology, my knowledge largely comes from my lack of fear over trying new things and pressing buttons just to see what they do.

— Patrick Rhone, Handy

It always feels good to discover that your approach to something you care about is shared by others.

Gruber’s latest post regarding the new version of the Mac’s System Settings and SwiftUI made me immediately think about @manton’s insistence that Apple should have chosen to further improve development of their existing technologies.

Change for the sake of change is never good.

Putting Music in its Place

Just now, over my morning coffee, I’ve been listening to an album from the 70s, deep in the Era of LPs. Fortyish minutes long, twenty-odd minutes to a side.

Robert has been considering the language used between LP and CD, and it immediately made me think of a conversation within this household as of late.

My wife and I have been talking about our plans for music; we’re both in agreement that we need to get CDs back into the home, and she even surprised me by suggesting the addition of vinyl. My memories of the latter are much weaker, though we do have a five-year age gap and she grew up in more of an affluent environment.

My feeling of resistance against streaming and all of its internet-dependent and closed infrastructure has only grown. Given how digital music removes the enforced structure of physical storage (there are no sides in bits, of course) and yet there are still people who apply arbitrary limits on the web, I feel even less inclined to include streaming at all; it just feels dishonest, you know?

At this point I have Apple Music but have set it as no-download, stream online only; it is entirely an option only available whenever I happened to have access to a decent internet connection, and I think that works well since it is now in a distinct and appropriate context.

I’m confident that, at least for now, we’re ready to stay clear of what is bound to be an absolute mess of phrasing within the ever-muddled world of streaming and online music.

A drink for @vincent who is currently handling a lot of feedback for the new profile card. 🥃