Randall McRoberts

I guess I like Slack’s new logo and icon well enough, but I couldn’t see making a major deal out of it and I see no value added.

Guess what? I read “Pride and Prejudice” for the first time in my life at age 66. I enjoyed it, though it seems sort of like a 200-year-old romance novel. I guess I am now free to read “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”.

Deliveries Only

Deliveries Only

Johnny.Decimal

Staircase, Lightbulbs, and DandelionsStaircase, Lightbulbs, and Dandelions

“If you look at lists of the world’s most valuable companies over the past decade, you’ll find the ones that engage in surveillance capitalism: Alphabet (Google’s parent company), Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft. Apple is the exception; it makes its money only by selling hardware, and that’s why its prices are higher than the competition’s.”

– Bruce Schneier, Click Here to Kill Everybody

The Capone, Primanti Bros
Capricola, salami, Italian sausage, provolone

“We all live the little stories of our own lives on the assumption of some larger story that makes sense to us, or that makes enough sense to allow us to think it is probably, on balance, worth going on living. That is true even if you have to make such a story up for yourself rather than seeing yourself within a grand story that transcends your own life, and transcends even the material universe.”

Chris Wright, The Mission of God’s People.

The Internet Is A Privacy Disaster. But We Still Don’t Know How To Talk About It.

“The real scandal isn’t a semantic quibbling over whether a specific terms of service agreement or partnership program is exploitative — it’s that such agreements are the norm. Handing over at least some of your personal data is table stakes for participation in today’s internet. That transaction appears simple, but it’s extraordinarily complex, particularly given the pace of innovation and how quickly it can change what can be done with our data.”

It’s the Ecosystem, Stupid - The Mac Security Blog

“Apple has built a powerful ecosystem that combines hardware, software, and services, but they need to better communicate this to users.”

I’m listening to the 2014 U2 album. Isn’t that the one Apple put in iTunes without me asking for it? I really like it.

The thing I enjoy most about my group of friends on Micro.blog is that they change apps and systems even more often than I do.

Brick Wall and a Log

When Chinese hackers declared war on the rest of us - MIT Technology Review

“Many thought the internet would bring democracy to China. Instead it empowered rampant government oppression, and now the censors are turning their attention to the rest of the world.”

I can’t find my monopod. I keep imagining there must be a “Find Monopod” app.

How’s this? My 36-year old son wrote to ask his 66-year old dad for computer advice.

Soaking Up the Winter Sun (Meager though it is) BC18D353-1BA9-4ECF-B3E6-C10D38E12875.jpg

“It is most unfortunate that, in the long history of the church, ‘faith’ has been almost everywhere transubstantiated into ‘belief,’ which transposes the concrete practicality of trust into a cognitive enterprise. How ludicrous that in the long, oppressive history of orthodoxy—which guards cognitive formulations—that those who enforce right belief seem most often to be themselves unable or unwilling to engage in deep trust.”

– Walter Brueggemann, Isaiah (Westminster Bible Companion)

Barkah

Aliases, hard links, symlinks, and copies in Mojave’s APFS – The Eclectic Light Company

A good explanation by a fine technical resource.

Winter in the Gardens
White River Garden’s, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
2019-01-05

The Facebook-, Instagram-, Twitter-free life is grand.

Misty Morning in the Swamp

Swamp Grass

Swamp Flower

Randall McRoberts
rmcrob@rmcrob.com

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