Sunday, February 21st, 2016
Sunday, February 21st, 2016
Thursday, November 12th, 2015
With the villain’s quasi-sibling bond to the hero, 2015’s 007 movie deflates to an incestuous Möbius Strip.
Monday, December 17th, 2012
I’ve tried to enjoy schlepping water, thinking that it serves to keep us to some human roots.
Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
Annoyances and upsets with the iPhone 4S have been more than offset by its screen, the silkiness of its surfaces, the camera, and the third-party market for both software and hardware.
Thursday, March 25th, 2010
It’s amazing, given the adulation he enjoyed elsewhere, that the Israeli public knew from the start not to trust US President Obama.
Monday, March 8th, 2010
It’s 1983: Go for the Apple IIe with 64k that could be opened up as a hobbyist machine? Or the smaller, sleeker and newer IIc with double the memory but a closed case?
Thursday, July 30th, 2009
There’s nothing else around here except empty desolate pretty hills. The Israel Trail passes by a bit to the west. The shops are mostly franchises, almost all homegrown: Super-Pharm, Aroma, Tzomet Sfarim, Cup O’ Joe’s, LaMetayel, Mega, Fox, Castro, H&O.
Tuesday, January 20th, 2009
So, finally, we stopped yesterday; the Israeli assault on Gaza of late 2008/early 2009 is over. With it, Israel lost moral purity and made vital strategic gains.
Friday, January 9th, 2009
Even if it did nothing, was just a prop in a futuristic movie, the MacBook Pro would be impressive; it’s like a sculpture of my previous computer, the MacBook, except it’s actually an improved computer!
Thursday, August 7th, 2008
Irit, the Jam and I walk from Brighton to Gatwick Airport.
Friday, December 7th, 2007
Ariel Sharon’s disengagement policy reflected an understanding that ownership of the Palestinian issue is shared with Egypt and Jordan. If Tony Blair were to acquire this view, perhaps he really could help facilitate an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Thursday, October 25th, 2007
There she was, sitting outside the apartment block! How did she do it? Dogs—or at least Jam—must have some sort of navigational sense we don’t understand.
Monday, February 26th, 2007
I have had something very flattering: a request. Juan Carlos has asked me for comments on Casino Royale.
Thursday, February 8th, 2007
The Mrs is skeptical of David Allen’s Getting Things Done self-management system because it eschews the rigors of time management in lieu of what feels right. But GTD is about informed feeling.
Saturday, July 10th, 2004
I want to get people in my pics, but it’s tougher when you’re no longer a wide-eyed teenager, because people generally don’t like to think they are a spectacle.
Wednesday, September 30th, 2020
Some nice detail here about the business players poised to first benefit from the Abraham Accords.
The first big winner is Israel’s foremost venture capitalist and investment banker, Edouard Cukierman. Cukierman, who has the largest portfolio of Israeli biotech and technology startups through his Tel Aviv-based Catalyst Investment Fund, is also Israel’s leading mid-market M&A banker through his family’s Cukierman & Co Investment House.
Tuesday, September 29th, 2020
What a shame that this seemingly literate musing on Stormfront in The Boys dives off the deep-end into America-reviling revisionism:
The Nazis actually praised the American system and copied a lot of its most atrocious ideas. So when the U.S. government welcomed Nazi scientists into our space program, it was an unsurprising extension of that connection.
And regarding Homelander:
He is misogynistic, homophobic, xenophobic, racist, pro-military, pro-American imperialism, and naturally, anti-abortion. Oh and he’s also a stone-cold sociopath and mass murderer.
A psychopath to be sure, but whence the rest? Homelander seems only cynically a flag-waver/wearer. The author does makes her “progressive” position clear by referring to “pro-military” and “anti-abortion” as evils. I guess I’d been bamboozled earlier by her nice summation of Nietzsche; whoever could do that would not, I presume, be so deeply idiotic.
The author might wish to consider even just for a moment the two greatest wars the United States ever fought — the Civil War and World War Two. Me waxing portentous: if this is normative discourse for geek outlets such as Nerdist, then we must worry for liberal civilization. [You don’t say, me…]
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020
The New York Times abandons key claims of the 1619 Project, as reported by the World Socialist Web Site — this stuff it seems is too kooky even for them.
In a rather fine essay for Commentary Magazine, Hussein Aboubakr writes:
Palestine was never merely a disputed geographical territory, it was a claim to the absolute fulfillment of the Islamic political vision, an eternal moral truth, secularized in Arab nationalism and sanctified in Islamism.
He then proceeds to show us a hopeful vision for what the post-Palestine Middle East might look like senza this murderous Arab dream.
Sunday, September 20th, 2020
Obvious yes but still worth a quick read: the people likely to benefit most from Israeli-Gulf relations are Arab Israelis.
In due time, they stand to serve as excellent mediators for any further economic and tourism ties between the UAE and Israel.
I do consider Jonah Goldberg overrated, but he nails it regarding the US DoE calling out Princeton’s woke bullshit:
Princeton: Take our confessions of systematic institutional racism seriously but not literally.
Friday, September 18th, 2020
“Recognizing that the Arab and Jewish peoples are descendant of a common ancestor…” — Let us savor the text of the Treaty of Peace between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Blessed are the peacemakers…
Thursday, September 17th, 2020
Sunday, September 13th, 2020
This piece in The Federalist articulates how the American Left is projecting its own insurrectionism, nicely comparing their rhetoric to Southerners’ threats in the 1860 election should Lincoln win.
As author John Daniel Davidson writes, what they say “tells us less about what is likely to happen in the real world and more about the mendacious worldview, toxic prejudices, and treasonous imaginings of the elites themselves.”
Tuesday, September 8th, 2020
Saturday, September 5th, 2020
Friday, September 4th, 2020
With “Beyond the Face of Race: Emo-Cognitive Exporations of White Neurosis and Racial Cray-Cray” co-authored by Robin DiAngelo of White Fragility, I’m reminded of the totally nutty 1991 The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors by Frances Cress Welsing (5 stars with 1,109 ratings on Amazon!).
That said, this paper reads altogether more sanely than that earlier book, though its self-described parables are pretty darn vicious; perhaps it’s telling that they’re explicitly not by DiAngelo but rather credited solely to co-author Cheryl E. Matias.
Tuesday, September 1st, 2020
Israel and UAE sign their first agreement in the normalization talks: on banking and finance.
Monday, August 31st, 2020
UAE president Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan signs an order cancelling the boycott of Israeli goods. May they acquire a taste for Osem soup almonds and Beit Hashita pickles!
Dore Gold explains that Arab nations have long held common cause with Israel. This is part of Mosaic Magazine‘s symposium on the Israel-UAE peace accords, and contains links to the other essays.
After a friend forwarded me a crazy conspiratorial post by a mutual acquaintance, I turned for solace to Richard Hofstader’s 1964 essay “The Paranoid Style in American Politics”.
I’m also reminded of Steve Jobs on the topic:
Western rational thought is not an innate human characteristic; it is learned and is the great achievement of Western civilization.
Sunday, August 30th, 2020
A solitary voice suggesting Vitamin D, Matt Ridley in The Spectator:
The bottom line is that an elderly, overweight, dark-skinned person living in the north of England, in March, and sheltering indoors most of the time is almost certain to be significantly vitamin D deficient. If not taking supplements, he or she should be anyway, regardless of the protective effect against the Covid virus. Given that it might be helpful against the virus, should not this advice now be shouted from the rooftops?
I do believe that the Western media — and therefore Western society in general — is actively uninterested in a biological reason for why darker-skinned people are suffering more from the novel coronavirus; such a materialistic and addressable cause does not fit the fashionable angle of systemic racism. So who suffers?
Thursday, August 20th, 2020
There are many utilities for macOS window management (looks like the most hackable and maybe powerful is Jigish Patel’s Slate) but what I personally rely on is a combination of TotalSpaces2 to keep the Spaces functionality that came and I think went with OS X Leopard; SizeUp for the snap functionality most easily found elsewhere (Moom, Spectacle, Cinch, Divvy, Amethyst); and Zooom/2 for moving and resizing windows and toggling sloppy focus, which I’ve not found anywhere else.
The above link to Zooom/2 is not however to its homepage but to a disk image I just posted because Zooom/2 is no longer available, as I realized when setting up a new Mac. You’re welcome.
The iPhone matters more than anything … it is the foundation of modern life.
Ben Johnson, “Apple, Epic, and the App Store”
Tuesday, August 18th, 2020
Sunday, August 16th, 2020
In his report of what we know so far on the Beirut explosion, David Wurmser unsurprisingly surmises that what exploded was a Hizbollah weapons cache. Perhaps the whole terrible tale will come to be known as FatimaGate and that we are witnessing, as Wurmser concludes, what “may indeed be the beginning of the end for Hizballah and the Syrian-Iranian Quisling government.”
“A juggernaut of creativity, innovation and high-tech:” US national security advisor Robert O’Brien provides Hugh Hewitt with inside baseball on the American angle of the magnificent Israel-UAE Abraham Accords.
Saturday, August 15th, 2020
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
Jordan Peterson has huge charisma, period, and his recent travails serve to render him even more human. His efforts to ground our current unmoored times (the chaos referred to in the title) in the fertile garden of our intellectual and spiritual heritage (the curative order) are the work of the angels.
The first of his 12 Rules for Life is Nietzschian, an evolutionary biological backgrounder for the maxim to fake it till you make it. The second is Rousseauian: we must love ourselves with amour de soi rather than amour-propre. But the whole thing — and particularly this second rule — is peppered with discussion of founts fundamental to me — Genesis, Taoism, Jung — so that the book feels like it fell out of my own mind, albeit a more disciplined, erudite, deeper version.
Either because of this over-familiarity or because the book is in fact junk food, I cannot remember anything of it as I revisit a few weeks later to write this. Is Peterson merely an Alain de Botton of the Right, a popularizer / informal codifier of what every self-respecting Westerner already knows? Either I need to pick up the book and start again, or perhaps stop reading everything else and get back to the Bible, Plato and Aristotle.
Commentary Magazine‘s Abe Greenwald speaks to the current revolutionary moment:
Because the United States is fundamentally good, most Americans may, in time, become circumspect about tearing it all down.
“From left field, a world-changing moment executed by the executive branch…” The Commentary Magazine podcasters speak to the historic Israel-UAE deal.
Friday, August 14th, 2020
Like the more insightful Thomas L. Friedman of yore, full-throated congrats regarding the Israel-UAE agreement.
Thursday, August 13th, 2020
2020: an isolation odyssey by (in case you miss her name in the credits) Lydia Cambron. [Via DF]
It’s been a while since I’ve found use for the New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman. But this latest one is like the Friedman of yore, before degenerating into partisanship and pandering: he warns the United States that a polity such as Lebanon where everything is political cannot hold (never mind that the politicality of everything is a philosophical touchstone of the side to which he panders).
Wednesday, August 12th, 2020
Seven ceramic sculptures by Japanese artist Jun Kaneko have been set in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin Martin House in Buffalo, NY.
Monday, August 10th, 2020
Friday, August 7th, 2020
Shamefully kowtowing to China, Israel has withdrawn a Ministry of Health public service video that humorously refers to the coronavirus as “Made in China (yet works properly)”. This isn’t going well is it?
Thursday, August 6th, 2020
Bahaa Hariri: “It is crystal clear Hezbollah are in charge of the Port and the warehouse where the ammonium nitrate was stored.”
Dave Seminara writes “When Your Favorite Companies Go Woke” in The Wall Street Journal (paywall).
I feel similarly regarding the homepage banners at Node.js (“#BlackLivesMatter”) and Linode (“Black Lives Matter. Linode is committed to social justice and equality.”), both of which I rely on for my work. There are substitutes for Linode, but none for Node.
The Daily Mail has 8:38 minutes of police bodycam footage of the George Floyd arrest.
Given what this American Spectator article contains — the transcript of the exchange between George Floyd and the arresting policemen before he was even on the ground and the toxicology report stating George Floyd’s death was in all likelihood due to an overdose — the shit gonna hit the fan whether the courts find police innocent or guilty.
On Vitamin D and Covid-19 [via Marginal Revolution]. If there’s any truth in the conclusion here — that vitamin D deficiency worsens Covid-19 deadliness by an order of magnitude — then surely it is criminally negligent to not be running public awareness campaigns encouraging people to take vitamin D supplements — especially for darker-skinned citizens, adapted to block out sunlight and consequently vitamin D, and especially in sunlight-challenged locales.
Wednesday, August 5th, 2020
In wake of Phil Schiller’s ascent, Cult of Mac lists all the Apple Fellows.
Tuesday, August 4th, 2020
This is gold. For Bar-Ilan University’s BESA Center, Kenneth S. Brower pens a blunt bracing comprehensive assessment “Israel Versus Anyone: A Military Net Assessment of the Middle East” with conclusions aplenty. Here’s one:
The Israeli political-military leadership has over-responded to the current tactical threat posed by Iran and its non-state forces and has all but ignored the looming potential strategic threat of renewed hostility with Sunni Arab nations.
Friday, July 31st, 2020
The Smithsonian posts a nice little piece on Frank Lloyd Wright’s Laurent House, designed for the wheelchair-bound client who clearly adored his wonderful home, which is now thankfully a museum.
Thursday, July 30th, 2020
It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work
Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson
It Doesn’t Have to be Crazy at Work may be a business book but, like Peter Drucker’s best, I found it profound. We can forget that business itself is profound, the intended happy medium of most modern collective endeavor. For authors Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, founders of the Basecamp organizational management software-as-a-service, business is the expression of philosophy. They counsel practicing it humanely, moderately and deliberately.
They establish authority with a first shock, an obvious idea you’ve almost certainly not thought of yourself: that a company should be considered a product, its employees the users. In fact this is a framing analogy for the entire book; like Nietzsche’s preface to Beyond Good and Evil positing that we suppose Truth be a woman, it throws wide open our thinking on our subject.
Another shock: they advise eschewing goals: “You don’t need something fake to do something real.” How shatteringly refreshing is that! Especially since my previous book was John Doerr’s Measure What Matters, which is all about goals. I had been excited for the Doerr book, but couldn’t finish it due to the sterile-speak of the case studies, which — unwarrantedly perhaps — undercut my faith in the concept. In contrast, Fried and DHH have the clear bracing style of successful coding entrepreneurs. This helps overcome the natural worry that going goal-less means a descent into hedonic anarchy, instead what they seek is appropriateness and authenticity. That said, I wonder whether this is the idea they’re most likely to step back from in future.
A third novelty seems downright crazy: they advocate not selling licenses by the seat, but by the organization. “It doesn’t matter if you have 5 employees, 50, 500, or 5,000 — it’s still just $99/month total. You can’t pay us more than that.” They leave this money on the table as part of deliberately designing the culture of their company (see the first idea); they don’t want to be dependent on a few large customers, nor create an internal cultural schism between serving small business and enterprise.
Similarly, they decided to stop accepting checks for payment just because it was a hassle, which did lose them some customers. This however is a less controversial notion, akin to Apple removing older technologies from new products despite their still being in widespread use and absorbing the hue and cry.
The authors also believe that the American-inspired work ethic of long hours is counterproductive and inhumane. Having worked at an Israeli software services giant I’m in agreement here too; at Amdocs if you went home after a mere 9 hours in the office you were perceived to be not pulling your weight (and, in my case, eventually laid off). And when I was temporarily attached to teams for international business trips, it seemed that all the team leaders were either divorced or in the process of becoming so.
Some of the authors’ values only apply to their particular industry. They make a claim for good enough rather than perfectionism — this is fine when your product is web-based software where one can churn out a fix at little cost, but not for many other high-value products such as cars.
In my small own small way I already practice much of what the authors preach. My only qualm is that while I love their philosophy, I’ve never much liked Basecamp itself.
Sunday, July 26th, 2020
Saturday, July 25th, 2020
Paul Graham is on the case and thank goodness. As an uber-geek he reduces the current cultural moment into a clear and bracing 2×2.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the Nixon Library to a new posture regarding China.
If we bend the knee now, our children’s children may be at the mercy of the Chinese Communist Party … securing our freedoms from [the CCP] is the mission of our time.
Friday, July 24th, 2020
If we stopped testing now we’d have very few cases — or any.
US President Donald J Trump
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020
We’re humans; fun matters.
Piece of George Washington's Original Mount Vernon Estate Selling for $60M...
Secret Breonna Taylor jury audio to be released Friday...
DRUDGE APP IPHONE, IPAD...
Pastor did exorcism on toddler and used meth with church members, cops say...
Russia's Military Strength Now at Post-Cold War Peak...
USC DAYBREAK CHART...
New round of protests shakes Venezuela as public services fail...
STATE OF 2020 RACE...
STUDY: Dementia Tied To Personality; Anxious, Moody People At Greatest Risk...
538: Daily presidential tracking polls...
Vatican denies Pompeo audience with pope...
Secretive, never profitable...
First person cured of HIV dies of cancer...
Debate a Missed Chance to Detail Mail-In Vote Flaws
Harry Reid on the Need to Get Rid of the Filibuster
Amy Barrett Is a Perfect Replacement for Ginsburg
Conservatives' Assault on the Court Is a Judicial Tragedy
Don't Try to Score First Debate by Traditional Metrics
Bombshell Claim: Clinton Orchestrated Collusion Hoax
Donald Trump Is America's Abusive Father
Chris Wallace Fiddles as BLM, Antifa Burn Our Country
Why This Ugly Debate Was a Win for Biden
Trump Is Waging Asymmetric Warfare--and It's Working
Unseemly Brawl Unlikely to Change a Thing
Why Readers Donate to RealClearInvestigations
Growing Signs That Mass Mail-In Voting Is Going to Be a Disaster
Horror Show Debate Scared America
Trump Flushed Biden Out and Exposed His Weaknesses
Links for the intellectually curious, ranked by readers.
An Elementary Introduction to Information Geometry [pdf]
A housing industry of endless one-offs is holding our society back
Congressional investigation shows Celgene, Teva plotted to keep drug prices high
Amazon Timestream is generally available
Quino, creator of Mafalda comic character, dies aged 88
DigitalOcean's Hacktoberfest Is Hurting Open Source
Say Goodbye to Hold Music
Gather (YC S19) Is Hiring
Defer Reference Implementation for C
Kitty – the fast, featureful, GPU based terminal emulator
Golden raises $14.5M Series A led by a16z and Marc Andreessen joins board
Energy Efficiency across Programming Languages [pdf]
Why is Snowflake so Valuable?
Health official pleads with ultra-Orthodox to abide by covid rules
Knesset limits demonstrations to 1 km from home
Kuwait’s Crown Prince to be sworn in as new emir
New research on covid-19: Children under 10 minimally susceptible
Turkey supports Azerbaijan “brothers” in clash with Armenia
Netanyahu: Iran is within reach of two nuclear bombs
Trump, Biden face off in first gloves-off debate
Netanyahu accuses Hizballah of hiding missile plant in Beirut neighborhood
Iran’s Guards open new naval base along Strait of Hormuz
US in talks to move key airbase out of Turkey. To Greece or the UAE?
Prepared for the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations
Hamas Reveals Weapons Smuggling from Iran
Another Palestinian Intifada Not an Option
Israel to Hold U.S.-Mediated Talks with Lebanon on Sea Border
Retired Turkish Admiral Touts Supremacy at Sea
Saudi Arabia Thwarts Iran-Trained Terror Cell
What Was in the Abraham Accords Signed in Washington?
Two Stabbed in Paris Knife Attack Friday
The Middle East's New Map
50-State Survey on Holocaust Knowledge of Americans Aged 18 to 39
Saudi Editor: Normalization with Israel Is the Arabs' Only Option
Coronavirus: Israel Is in Lockdown
Israeli Professor Knows UAE from Close Up
Palestinian Terrorist Wanted in 1982 Paris Jewish Restaurant Bombing to Be Extradited from Norway to France
UAE-Israel Treaty Is Far Larger Step Towards Peace than Critics Allege
Active particles induce large shape deformations in giant lipid vesicles
A hypothalamic novelty signal modulates hippocampal memory
A strange game of dice
The worst is yet to come for the Greenland ice sheet
Tumoural activation of TLR3–SLIT2 axis in endothelium drives metastasis
Negative feedback control of neuronal activity by microglia
Innovations present in the primate interneuron repertoire
The grim truth behind eyewitness accounts of sea serpents
Brain’s immune cells put the brakes on neurons
COVID has killed more than one million people. How many more will die?
Severe COVID and shrinking Arctic sea ice
Arctic science cannot afford a new cold war
An enzymatic Alder-ene reaction
‘Worst debate ever’ — US expats lament lack of substance in Trump-Biden bust-up
Iraq says ‘not happy’ with ‘dangerous’ US pullout threat
Prisoners threaten suicide to pressure Lebanese parliament over amnesty law
Iran-backed groups behind Erbil rocket attack -Iraqi Kurdish security agency
US pressures Assad by slapping new sanctions on Syrian entities and individuals
Jordan reports 1,767 COVID-19 cases in highest daily tally since outbreak
Italian defense minister, Iraqi Kurds hold talks
Trump adviser predicts more Arab and Muslim countries will sign deals with Israel
Body of late Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah laid to rest
Dawn of a new leader, Kuwait’s new emir sworn in and pledges to do his ‘utmost best’
A quarterly magazine of urban affairs, published by the Manhattan Institute, edited by Brian C. Anderson.
No Need to Wait for Herd Immunity
Defending the Integrated Suburb
Radical Indoctrination in the Federal Bureaucracy
A Primal Struggle for Dominance
Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine won’t be ready by US election, says CEO
From no symptoms to sudden death: immune system holds clues to wide range of coronavirus outcomes
US bans palm oil imports from one of Malaysia’s biggest producers over forced labour
Seagram heiress Clare Bronfman gets nearly seven years in jail in NXIVM sex slave case
US House passes bill to force companies to disclose Xinjiang-sourced materials
‘Proud Boys stand by’: Donald Trump’s debate remark puts white supremacy in focus
Huawei executive’s extradition is no ‘garden-variety’ case because of Donald Trump, her lawyer says
Debates commission says it will try to add more order to Donald Trump and Joe Biden’s remaining showdowns
France and Turkey at odds as Karabakh fighting divides Nato allies
Mike Pompeo gets Italian promise on 5G security but doesn’t convince Vatican on bishops deal with China
Brain candy for Happy Mutants
Horrid mug looks like wool sweater
Weapon of Choice, but with the second and fourth beats of each bar swapped
Tardigrades finally more popular than in 1835
Useful and cheap high power illuminated magnifying glass
Adam Savage builds a 1:10 scale shipping container
Will a Venus Flytrap eat jelly beans instead of flies?
Diabetic's blood-sugar levels affected by false ingredient labels
What's in my bag? — Douglas Rushkoff
Kickboxer/etiquette teacher fights off ninja on Manhattan street
Ten kinetic sculptures by Anne Lilly
Watch Japanese translators attempt to translate last night's debate
Mark Lanegan releasing a Christmas album
Mark Hamill (aka Luke Skywalker) reviews last night's presidential debate
SB Nation has launched a new sequel to "17776: What Football Will Look Like In The Future"
Fifty Shades of QE: Conflicts of Interest in Economic Research
Wednesday assorted links
Do algorithms collude?
Where and when does herd immunity kick in?
Tuesday assorted links
A Calculation of the Social Returns to Innovation
New measures for health care productivity
The Elite Quality Index
*The Murder of Professor Schlick*
Monday assorted links
What Alex Has Been Watching
The remixing of quality in the pandemic
Decentralized serological testing?
Where the design community meets.
How to Use Contextual Inquiries to Find New Product Opportunities
Neon Effects In Photoshop and A Few Examples
Radhika Dutt: Radical Product Thinking
Design for Culture & Sustainability
Do you need a flyer design template for printing?
The Typography of Star Trek: The Motion Picture
How to Choose the Right Font for Your Website
Complete guide on how to design/create an app like Tinder
Secrets to High Engagement on Hamburger Menus
Bridge WordPress Theme Review – Features, Design, Plugins & More
The Guide to UX Research
Heidi vs. Howard
How to make voice prototypes for mobile, web, desktop, and IoT?
iOS colorful and neon icon set
Sponsor: Looking to hire remote? Find your new remote employee, faster on We Work Remotely.
Rumors and news on everything Apple since 1997
Mac with T2 Security Chip required to play 4K Netflix streams in macOS Big Sur
Is Apple's COVID-19 exposure tracking technology working?
Apple TV+ resumes production of UK dramas 'Suspicion' and 'Slow Horses'
Google unveils Chromecast with Google TV, Nest Audio speaker
Google announces Google Pixel 5 for $699, Pixel 4A 5G for $499
Apple releases second public beta of iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2
SanDisk debuts new USB-C Extreme & Extreme Pro SSDs with twice the performance
Apple TV app beta available to some Microsoft Xbox software pre-release testers
Deals: Amazon's $200 discount on 2020 13" MacBook Pro matches lowest price ever
Deals: save up to $200 on 2020 13" MacBook Pros, plus $60 off AppleCare
Belgium launches COVID-19 exposure notification app using Apple-Google framework
Marshall launches Major IV wireless on-ear headphones with wireless charging
Opinions on corporate and brand identity work.
Announced: Brand New will Shift to Subscription Model
Spotted: New Logo for Blue Islands
Linked: Louis Vuitton Architecture
Noted: New Name and Logo for St. Louis City SC
Reviewed: Friday Likes 339: From Studio MPLS, Wade and Leta, and Unifikat Design Studio
Spotted: New Logo and Identity for Vitkus Clinic by Tandemo
Spotted: New Logo and Identity for Netgen by IDnaGroup
Noted: New Logo and Identity for Correos de México by Carl Forsell
Spotted: New Logo for Playtika
Spotted: New Logo and Identity for The 19th by Page 33 Studio
Linked: Objects may be Closer than they Ap-pear
Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Lot61 by Smörgåsbord
Biting the hand that feeds IT
experiments in refactored perception
Notes: The Marshall Plan by Benn Steil
Epistemic Reserve Notes
Notes: The Starship and the Canoe by Kenneth Brower