I Got Sick of Watching the Tulsa World Die

In the immediate aftermath of 2016 election there were calls for people to increase their civic understanding, and in particular funnel money into local news. In the years that have followed we’ve seen stories highlighting the decline of local news that have left towns without anyone regularly covering the boring but important events of school boards, town councils, and zoning boards.

Getting Headphone Jack to Work in Debian on an iMac

After desperately searching for a solution to the Debian install on my old 2012 iMac not producing sounds through the headphone jack connected speakers, this provided the solution: To fix this problem, you have to load snd-hda-intel module with model=imac27_122 option.

Bringing it Back to Life

In 2009 or 2010 I got my first mac, a bottom of the line Mac Mini that had 2GB of RAM, a 160GB spinning disk hard drive and 2.26 Ghz processor. By 2012 the thing had run head long into the rapidly evolving computer landscape and was miserable to use, so it got replaced with an iMac that at the time had an amazing 8GB of RAM and a terabyte of storage.

Really Bad Charts

The Axios interview was a lot to take in for a forty minute interview, but I want to focus on particular on this bit from Alex Shephard in the New Republic (Emphasis mine): The printouts ultimately damage Trump more than he himself could.

Radio on the Television

I find it really hard to watch baseball at this point given the number of cases of COVID-19 in comparison to the leagues conducting games in bubble environments. It feels socially irresponsible to be watching a league in which entire teams are having outbreaks and is being run by a commissioner who seems to be doing nothing but setting everything up to blame the players.