- Pickled 2001 computer store: Deadstock ahoy!
- A farewell to APIs: Greed, spam and entropy killed mashups.
- Machine learning model performs butthole recognition: Peak Internet of Shit.
- Covid loteria cards: Cabronavirus.
- California's fiber for all bill: Tell your senator to support SB1130.
- 1978 Doonesbury stereotype: Come for the Indochina political humor, stay for the printer's lore.
- LA crime plummets: Down 23% (domestic violence is down 11%).
- US stimulus is one week's cash: Deflation ahoy.
- Private equity blinks on cuts to health workers' wages: Speeding up slow destruction makes it impossible to ignore.
- Virtual greenscreen: Incredible computer science paper from the 2020 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition.
- Landlord changes church's locks: The pastor of Cross Culture Christian Center in Lodi, CA refused to stop holding services.
- This day in history: 2010, 2019
- Colophon: Recent publications, upcoming appearances, current writing projects, current reading
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- The most beautiful RPG dice I've ever seen: And you can also make your own.
- The king of Dutch climate denial was secretly in Shell's pay: Frits Böttcher was a packrat, and his papers detail exactly how he was paid to sow climate doubt. He was very good at it.
- American Catholic officials helped priests who preyed on children escape to Mexico: At least 51 "credibly accused" priests left the US and took up positions abroad.
- A grifty AI company conned the state of Utah into giving access to everything: Banjo claims it will predict and head off terrorist attacks, mass shootings, and child abductions without invading anyone's privacy.
- Clearview AI says it only lets cops use its facial recognition tool but it's lying: Investors, cronies and pals got to literally use it as a party trick.
- South Korea's beating covid-19 with free testing: Testing is part of the free national health system, and 140,000 tests have been administered.
- The web is unusably beshitted with terrible ad-tech: "No, I don't want great articles."
- For $3, a robolawyer will automatically force data brokers to delete you and sue the ones who don't: Donotpay meets the CCPA, it's like peanut butter and chocolate.
- This day in history: 2005, 2015, 2019
- Colophon: Recent publications, current writing projects, upcoming appearances, current reading
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