April 26, 2021

Media Diet February Until Now

I planned to write one of these each month for my own personal whatever and then life happened and I got through January’s before it came to a screeching halt. Letterboxd tells me I’ve watched two movies this year, both within the last week. But seeing as how the Oscars were last night, might as well write up something as I did manage to see some of the movies nominated. Read more

March 29, 2021

Another Ad Blocker Post

Hi, me another random person, writing about ad blockers in Safari. It’s been about a month since the last post, so why not another one? Wipr did a good job blocking ads, but it also broke some sites on a regular basis. One in particular was NBC Sports' website, which was non-functional with Wipr enabled. Now I don’t think this is Wipr’s fault in particular. It seems to be more the result of Easlist/Easyprivacy breaking the website. Read more

March 9, 2021

One Year

On March 7th I attended Kamasi Washington’s show at the Tower Theatre in Oklahoma City, the same day Oklahoma reported their first COVID-19 case. That is still the last major public event I’ve been. At that point we knew almost nothing about the pandemic and the risk seemed low in terms of attending the concert but as news of the pandemic progressed over the next week I kept questioning whether I should have gone and whether the slightest weird feelings I got were the onset of COVID-19 or just a panic induced response. Read more

February 22, 2021

I Have Vaccine Envy

Yesterday morning as I was casually browsing Reddit I saw a post about how a user had been a “busy beaver” booking COVID-19 vaccine appointments because the state had opened vaccines to those under 65 with comorbidities and K-12 teachers. The user mentioned how they’d been expecting this for weeks and had an alarm go off at 3:50AM. This whole post infuriated me for a whole host of reasons: Every news report listed February 22nd as the date appointments would be opened for the next category, yet people were booking appointments at 3:50 on a Sunday morning. Read more

February 21, 2021

Is There a Good Safari Ad Blocker?

What’s the Point? For a while I’ve bounced around between ad blockers and wanted to finally have some idea about how they compared to one another, so I decided to compare how they stacked up when I opened various websites. What’s below is a non-extensive test of the ad blockers. What’s compared I didn’t set out to answer which ad blocker on MacOS/iOS is the best because I don’t really care. Read more

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