- Jailbreak for CPAP machine reveals hidden ventilator functionality: A $700 CPAP becomes a limited BIPAP through a software patch.
- State treasurers demand ventilator manufacturers publish manuals: Colorado, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Delaware, and Rhode Island want the Right to Repair.
- Ten graphic novels for kids, teens and adults in lockdown: My picks for True North Comics.
- One person is in charge of oversight for $2.2T in stimulus: Bharat Ramamurti is the sole member of the Congressional Oversight Commission.
- Universities want to infect students’ laptops with undetectable rootkits: Invigilation tools + shared laptops + overstretched IT departments = Bad, bad news.
- I Void Warranties for a Living: Name-your-price stickers.
- 2600 Magazine hit hard by pandemic: Bail 'em out by buying the current ish as a download.
- This day in history: 2005, 2010, 2015, 2019
- Colophon: Recent publications, upcoming appearances, current writing projects, current reading
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- The Masque of the Red Death and Punch Brothers Punch: My latest podcast is Poe/Twain bathos crossover.
- Fill in your census online: Otherwise you and people you care about literally won't count.
- Naomi Klein: this disaster has no room for disaster capitalism: It's our moment to seize.
- Scalzi's canceled bookstore: Support your local indie bookseller, especially now.
- My Twitter account was suspended: I got in trouble for putting trolls on a list called "Colossal Assholes."
- Talking digital writing careers with the Writing Excuses podcast: Covering a lot of ground in 15 minutes.
- A new anxiety podcast from Nightvale's Joseph Fink: Proud to be in the debut episode.
- Patent trolls try to shut down covid testing: Monkey-selfies, Theranos, Softbank – it's a garbage matrioshke!
- How to live with your kids: "Working and Learning from Home with Young Children."
- Brave files GDPR complaint against Google: Sharing data between Google services is a no-no.
- This day in history: 2005, 2015, 2019
- Colophon: Recent publications, current writing projects, upcoming appearances, current reading
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