Latest on COVID-19 in MN: 18 new deaths, Minn. waits for restriction rollbacks | MPR News

I fail to understand why we would be easing restrictions related to COVID-19 when we know that there’s the newer faster spreading variant in the US now. I know everyone is anxious to get out, but why throw away your umbrella when it’s still raining.

Facebook’s frustrations with Apple’s user-centric privacy concerns and control over iOS run a lot deeper than the new mandatory privacy nutrition labels and upcoming ad-tracking opt-in controls launching in a few weeks.
— Read on daringfireball.net/linked/2020/12/18/australia-facebook-onavo

Lest you forget what kind of behavior Facebook wants to have the freedom to do…

Daring Fireball: Craig Federighi’s Keynote at the 10th Annual European Data Protection & Privacy Conference
— Read on daringfireball.net/linked/2020/12/12/federighi-edppc-keynote

Daring Fireball: Instant Claim Chowder: Gordon Mah Ung on Apple’s M1 Performance Claims
— Read on daringfireball.net/linked/2020/11/16/instant-claim-chowder

I’m not going to post or even visit the claim mentioned here… This kind of take on Apple news is click-bait that should be ignored on principle, because engaging it in any way rewards bad journalism with clicks/views.

The Biggest Problem with Org-mode | Irreal
— Read on irreal.org/blog/

I’d go a step further and say that the problem is getting colleagues to understand why to use it.

Daring Fireball: ‘A Large Portion of the Electorate Chose the Sociopath’
— Read on daringfireball.net/linked/2020/11/06/nichols

Ring announced the Always Home Cam during Amazon’s annual product event, a new home security camera that can autonomously fly around your home to get different viewpoints when you’re not home. It will be available starting in 2021 for $249.99.
— Read on www.theverge.com/2020/9/24/21453709/ring-always-home-cam-indoor-drone-security-camera-price-specs-features-amazon

This is Minority Report direction tech, and the fact that Amazon is introducing it should emphasize that… The only more obvious way this would scream Ad Tech would be if it was from Facebook.

Racism and implied threats of violence have stopped the work of public health care workers on a project looking at how the coronavirus spreads. That includes an incident in far southeastern Minnesota where workers were confronted by three men, one with a holstered gun.
— Read on www.mprnews.org/story/2020/09/25/covid19-factfinding-leads-to-threats-against-health-workers-in-minnesota

Daring Fireball: Online Privacy Should Be Modeled on Real-World Privacy
— Read on daringfireball.net/2020/09/online_privacy_real_world_privacy

Dilbert creator Scott Adams uncover the hidden satanic symbolism in Joe Biden’s campaign slogan / Boing Boing
— Read on boingboing.net/2020/08/26/dilbert-creator-scott-adams-un.html

Oh my… Deep end.