Wake me up when Word starts flagging the use of Arial with “Did you mean to use Helvetica?” if you want to give Microsoft any credit at all for doing right by good typography.
— Read on daringfireball.net/linked/2020/04/25/word-two-spaces

The thing to remember is that if allowed to fail, the cruise ships won’t sink to the bottom of the ocean. The jobs won’t disappear. The companies will go into bankruptcy, existing shareholder equity will get wiped out, and new ownership will take over. A bailout won’t rescue the industry or the jobs — it will rescue the shareholders.
— Read on daringfireball.net/linked/2020/04/18/capitalists-or-cronyists

Daring Fireball: Right-Wing Nuts Turn Against Bill Gates and Anti-Vaxxers Dig In
— Read on daringfireball.net/linked/2020/04/17/anti-gates-nuts

Brutal, but we need to look this square in the eye. A lot of this just seems politically unviable in the U.S. Especially so with a president who — despite spending over an hour on TV every single evening — has not spoken in even vague terms about any actionable plan whatsoever.
— Read on daringfireball.net/linked/2020/04/10/klein-normalcy-plans

The Times seems unsure how to headline this column. Right now on the web it’s running as “Putting Jared Kushner In Charge Is Utter Madness”. The <title> element in the page’s HTML (which, as I’ve noted several times in the past, often don’t change in many CMSes) is the rather anodyne “Jared Kushner Will Not Save Us From the Coronavirus”.

But when it first hit Twitter earlier today, the headline read “Jared Kushner Is Going to Get Us All Killed”.
— Read on daringfireball.net/linked/2020/04/03/goldberg-kushner

The only reason Lord Dampnut gives Jared any respect is that he’s got the one thing he can’t have: Ivanka.

Daring Fireball: Mossberg on Chrome on Mac
— Read on daringfireball.net/linked/2020/04/01/mossberg-chrome

jwz: Zoom is bad and you should feel bad
— Read on www.jwz.org/blog/2020/03/zoom-is-bad-and-you-should-feel-bad/

It’s pretty bad.

The More You Know!

Daring Fireball: The Doctor Who Helped Defeat Smallpox Explains What’s Coming
— Read on daringfireball.net/linked/2020/03/20/levy-brilliant

Daring Fireball: New Android Malware Can Steal Google Authenticator 2FA Codes
— Read on daringfireball.net/linked/2020/02/27/android-malware-google-authenticator

When Pollan decided to write about caffeine, he gave it up — cold turkey. “I just couldn’t focus,” he says. “I was irritable. I lost confidence.” Caffeine reshapes the brain in surprising ways.
— Read on www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/02/10/803394030/michael-pollan-explains-caffeine-cravings-and-why-you-dont-have-to-quit