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

And, lastly, there’s the explosive growth in demand, which has led to many people doing it who aren’t any good at it. Code is merely a means to an end. Programming is an art and code is merely its medium. Pointing a camera at a subject does not make one a proper photographer. There are a lot of self-described coders out there who couldn’t program their way out of a paper bag.
— Read on daringfireball.net/2020/04/cobol_programming_coding

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

Google Stadia Now Free To Anyone With a Gmail Address – Slashdot
— Read on m.slashdot.org/story/369398

Smells like desperation…

Daring Fireball: 2020 iPad Models Now Feature Hardware Microphone Disconnect:

This is the kind of attention to detail around privacy that defines using Apple hardware, and can only come from the deep integrations and control of design they have.

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.

There’s certainly a debate to be had regarding the NSO Group and its services, but Facebook’s stated intention for this software was to use it for mass surveillance of its own honest users. That is profoundly fucked up — sociopathic.
— Read on daringfireball.net/linked/2020/04/04/facebook-nso-group

Intelligence chief Michael Atkinson first alerted Congress to a whistleblower complaint.
— Read on www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-52164706

Obviously nothing to see here…

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

Daring Fireball: Hobby Lobby Reopened Stores in States With Coronavirus Lockdowns
— Read on daringfireball.net/linked/2020/04/01/hobby-lobby

Anyone who dies from this should be counted as murdered.