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Därför vill vi så gärna tro gott om tyranner | Kim Salomon | SvD

När Sven Wollter sa i radion att Stalin var en inspiratör möttes han med axelryckningar och förlägna leenden. Om han sagt Hitler i stället hade Wollter portförbjudits från teaterscener, tv-soffor och spelat sin sista roll som mysfarbror. Nu sa han emellertid Stalin och fick frisedel.

Därför vill vi så gärna tro gott om tyranner | Kim Salomon | SvD

Out of the ashes

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Pokemon, Reviewed by a Dad Who Knows Nothing about Pokemon (John Green on YouTube)

A Review of the 2016 13″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar | Becky Hansmeyer

Becky Hansmeyer has an interesting approach to her review of the new MacBook Pro.

This isn’t going to be your typical MacBook review because there are plenty of those out there and most of them are very good. This review is for people who don’t give two craps how this year’s model compares to last year’s model and instead want to know how this year’s model compares to their crusty old ThickBook Pro from five years ago because that’s the one they’re upgrading from. Cool? Cool.

A Review of the 2016 13″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar | Becky Hansmeyer

Adactio: Journal—Going rogue

At one point in Rogue One, Galen Erso explicitly invokes the justification that they’d find someone else to do this work anyway. It sounds a lot like Tim Cook’s memo to Apple staff justifying his presence at a roundtable gathering that legitimised the election of a misogynist bigot to the highest office in the land. I’m sure that Tim Cook, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Sheryl Sandberg all think they are playing the part of Galen Erso but I wonder if they’ll soon find themselves indistinguishable from Orson Krennic.

Adactio: Journal—Going rogue

Interesting piece by Jeremy Keith. I think all of us, regardless of what line of business we’re in, should consider whether the work we do for a living results in something that we really can stand behind, morally speaking. And if it doesn’t, perhaps we should try, if possible, to find something else to do to pay the bills.

Medium may not last | Manton Reece

The message is clear. The only web site that you can trust to last and have your interests at heart is the web site with your name on it.

Medium may not last | Manton Reece

I agree, and Manton’s upcoming Micro.blog seems like a great place to go for this.

If you haven’t yet backed Manton’s Kickstarter you really should. Sure, it’s already way past its funding goal, but by adding you money to the pile you’ll help show Manton that there’s a big demand for this kind of service.

Indie Microblogging: owning your short-form writing by Manton Reece — Kickstarter

Manton Reece has finally launched the Kickstarter for his Micro.blog project (formerly Snippets.today). If, like me, you’re interested in the open web and a more decentralized future online you should back this project. I think Manton’s onto something big, something much more sustainable then the good old Twitter clones.

Hi, my name is Manton Reece, and I’m writing a book called Indie Microblogging. I’m also launching a brand new platform for microblogs.

[…]

I want to encourage more independent writing. To do that, we need better tools that embrace microblogs and the advantages of the open web. We need to learn from the success and user experience of social networking, but applied to the full scope of the web.

I first set out to build a new service just for microblogs. It has a timeline experience like a social network, with replies and favorites, but it’s based on RSS, with the main posts pulled from independent sites.

Indie Microblogging: owning your short-form writing by Manton Reece — Kickstarter

Guns N’ Roses-fans slog sönder Donald Trump-piñata på scen – Dagens Nyheter

Guns N’ Roses tog ut en Donald Trump-piñata på scen vid en spelning på torsdagen. Därefter uppmanade frontfiguren Axl Rose publiken att förstöra den.

Guns N’ Roses-fans slog sönder Donald Trump-piñata på scen – Dagens Nyheter

1950 Curta Calculator – YouTube

The Curta Calculators is such fascinating devices. I first heard about something like them when a friend showed me an old mechanical calculator that he’d picked up from an antics shop. Later I read Pattern Recognition by William Gibson where a Curta plays an important role.

1950 Curta Calculator (YouTube).

Arson as a Christmas Tradition: The Gävle Goat – YouTube

In Gävle, Sweden, every year they build Gävlebocken, an enormous traditional Swedish Christmas straw goat. And every year, someone tries to burn it down. Here’s to holiday traditions.

Arson as a Christmas Tradition: The Gävle Goat – YouTube

Normalize (CSS) No More. | shaunrashid . com

larsemil . se | WordCamp 2016

Min vän Emil har skrivit ett inlägg om WordCamp 2016 där han tar upp sin känsla av att konferensen inte går tillräckligt på djupet. Jag vet inte med på WordCamp i år men det var precis den känslan jag hade det året då jag var med, så jag misstänker att jag hade hållit med honom i år också.

Wi-Fi Mesh Systems Compared: eero, Orbi, AmpliFi – The Mac Observer

Wi-Fi Mesh Systems Compared: eero, Orbi, AmpliFi – The Mac Observer

How to fix yellowed plastics on old computers! – YouTube

How to fix yellowed plastics on old computers! – YouTube

MacBook Pro Review: Touch Bar – YouTube

Jason Snell of Six Colors made a YouTube video as a companion to his MacBook Pro with a touch bar review. In the video he demonstrates how the touch bar behaves in different situations.

Depending on third party adoption of the touch bar, and whether Apple will roll it out to its entire product line fast enough or not, it may either be a very interning new paradigm for computer interaction or it will be a footnote on the road to touch screens everywhere.

Perfekta starten på en trött måndag, Steve McQueen med Sheryl Crow.

Novelist John Green and his awesome fans – YouTube

Counted in internet time this is an ancient video but it’s still worth a watch, especially if you know little or nothing about John Green.

Novelist John Green and his awesome fans – YouTube

Touché – Touch bar for everyone

Touché

Touch Bar for everyone.
Simulate, show and hide, take screen captures.

Källa: Touché – Touch bar for everyone

Anime master Hayao Miyazaki is coming out of retirement to make one last film – The Verge

Back in 2013, legendary Japanese animator and director Hayao Miyazaki announced he would be retiring; making no more feature-length films in order to concentrate on smaller projects. Well, it turns out you can’t keep a good Oscar-winning artist down, and Miyazaki says he’s now coming out of retirement to make one last movie.

Källa: Anime master Hayao Miyazaki is coming out of retirement to make one last film – The Verge

Blade Runner: The Other Side of Modernity – YouTube

Blade Runner: The Other Side of Modernity – YouTube

Nintendo – Putting Play First | Game Maker’s Toolkit – YouTube

Mark Brown’s video series ”Gamemaker’s Toolkit” is very interesting to watch. In the episode Nintendo – Putting Play First I think he manages to explain to me why the games I play almost exclusively are first-party Nintendo games.

You should check it out!

Leonard Cohen Dead at 82 – Rolling Stone

2016 cements its status as a sad year for the arts.

Leonard Cohen Dead at 82 – Rolling Stone

Do you make these 6 home mastering mistakes ? – Production Advice

Home mastering is hard – but it IS possible.

Do you make these 6 home mastering mistakes ? – Production Advice

It’s going to be okay. – The Oatmeal

It’s going to be okay. – The Oatmeal

Net neutrality is suddenly on the chopping block – The Verge

Against almost all expectations, Donald Trump has been elected president of the United States, and suddenly, the future of the open internet looks radically different.

Net neutrality is suddenly on the chopping block – The Verge

Näthatade spelprofilen Anita Sarkeesian får 2016 års Pingvinpris prisas – Dagens Nyheter

Den amerikansk-kanadensiska spelprofilen Anita Sarkeesian tilldelas svenska Pingvinpriset. Detta för modet att fortsätta sin kamp mot könsstereotyper i tv-spel, trots att hon utsatts för rena dödshot.

Näthatade spelprofilen Anita Sarkeesian får 2016 års Pingvinpris prisas – Dagens Nyheter

Who is Mike Pence – the man who looks like he’ll be Donald Trump’s vice president

Donald Trump, the Republican candidate for US president, chose Mike Pence as his vice-presidential running mate earlier this year.

The Indiana governor, 57, has had a long career in political office, but has a fairly small profile outside his home state.

Here’s what you need to know about him:

Who is Mike Pence – the man who looks like he’ll be Donald Trump’s vice president

R.E.M. – It’s The End Of The World – YouTube

R.E.M. – It’s The End Of The World – YouTube

And I feel sick. 

Upgrade #114: Get On Down to Dongle Town – Relay FM

Myke Hurley and Jason Snell had a good discussion on the new MacBook Pros, USB-C dongles, the lack off Mac Pros, etc. on this weeks episode of Upgrade (#114: Get On Down to Dongle Town)

. Their optimism is a nice contrast to the doom and gloom on ATP (#194). Jason has almost convinced me that the Mac Pro might indeed not be dead.

Matilda Molander: Moraltanterna har bytt underkläder – Dagens Nyheter

För om man säljer underkläder är det inte mer än naturligt att de visas på halvnakna människor. Att de är sexiga är inte heller särskilt konstigt. Det är inte när kvinnor är sexiga och lättklädda i en underklädesreklam som jämställdheten är i fara. Det går utmärkt att vara stentuff svetsare, affärskvinna eller vårdbiträde med raffset under.

Problemet är att människor ständigt ska lägga sig i vad kvinnor har eller inte har på sig, och att klädvalet tros vara ett hemligt kodspråk med instruktioner för hur kvinnan i fråga bör behandlas. ”Så som hon gick klädd får hon ju nästan skylla sig själv.”

Matilda Molander: Moraltanterna har bytt underkläder – Dagens Nyheter

Super Mario 64 remade in 2D | Super Mario Maker – YouTube

Super Mario 64 remade in 2D | Super Mario Maker – YouTube

Ljudteori / Science of sound – YouTube

Här är några bra videos om grundläggande ljudteori.

Here are som good videon on the basic of science of sound.

Ljudteori / Science of sound – YouTube

Wind vs. Religion

windy11

Källa: Wind vs. Religion

Video explains the world’s most important 6-sec drum loop – YouTube

Interesting video about the so called ”Amen break” and how entire sub-genres of music was based on a six seconds long sample of the drum solo from a 60’s recording.

Video explains the world’s most important 6-sec drum loop – YouTube

Rockin’ Kats (NES) Mike & Ryan – YouTube

I had totally forgotten about Rockin’ Katz but man did I put a lot of hours into this game when I was a kid. Great game!

Rockin’ Kats (NES) Mike & Ryan – YouTube

A world without the Mac Pro – Marco.org

It’s looking increasingly likely that there will never be another Mac Pro. Here’s why that would be a shame.

Källa: A world without the Mac Pro – Marco.org

Marco does a good job summing up why it would be a shame if Apple got rid of the Mac Pro.

Apple cuts prices on USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 adapters, peripherals – Six Colors

Källa: Apple cuts prices on USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 adapters, peripherals – Six Colors

Zooropa with a Mooger Fooger Low Pass filter, Line6 Echo Park and Boss ME50 – YouTube

Tar tillfället i akt och puffar lite extra för att jag härom veckan lade upp ett YouTube-klipp där jag spelar U2s Zooropa med bland annat ett Mooger Fooger-lågpassfilter.

USB-C vs. the headphone jack | Manton Reece

Manton Reece expresses an opinion similar to mine when it comes to the new MacBook Pros with nothing but USB-C ports and the comparisons of them to a headphone-less iPhone.

I have no problems with USB-C on the new MacBook Pro. It will be a small headache at the beginning, for sure. But because it’s a standard there’s no long-term compatibility risk the way there is with removing the 3.5mm headphone jack.

USB-C vs. the headphone jack | Manton Reece

Adactio: Journal—A decade on Twitter

Jeremy Keith writes about being on Twitter for ten years and comments on how things have changed on Twitter at large and, more importantly, on Twitter for him as he for the past few years has been treating it as nothing but a syndication service. I do the same and for the past few months I’ve visited Twitter.com very rarely and I no longer have any Twitter client installed on my iOS devices. It’s liberating to know that you own your content and as long as you keep your site running it’ll live on regardless of the rise and fall of various social networks.

I’m not sure if my Twitter account will still exist ten years from now. But I’m pretty certain that my website will still be around.

Adactio: Journal—A decade on Twitter

That last paragraph rings so true to me. I intend to live for at least fifty more years and I hope my blog will be with me all the way. How many huge companies have existed for fifty years? How many of those have not changed in significant ways in fifty years? Do we really think that the social media of today will preserve our ideas, our quips and snapshots, and our memories – happy and sad –  for the foreseeable future? Or do we not care if they don’t?