“The axis today is not liberal and conservative, the axis is constructive-destructive, and you’ve cast your lot with the destructive people. Fox has become an incredibly destructive force in our society.” — Steve Jobs to Rupert Murdoch, in 2010.
How Vertigo foreshadowed ‘catfishing’, AI and #MeToo: “Sixty years since it was released, Vertigo resonates powerfully in the age of the internet, virtual reality and artificial intelligence.” Just watched Vertigo again two nights ago, and this article is spot on.
A Landmark Legal Shift Opens Pandora’s Box for DIY Guns: Ugh. Defeating restrictions against 3D printing guns may be legally and technologically interesting, but in my eyes is also ethically and morally reprehensible. This is a disturbing story.
Die Hard at 30: how it remains the quintessential American action movie: “The lesson of Die Hard, however, is that the small, incidental details are just as consequential – and often exactly what’s missing from the films that tried to emulate it.”
Test post. micro.blog cross posting to Facebook stopped working. Seeing if turning it off and on again does the trick. If this shows up on Facebook in a few minutes, I’m good.
Guidelines for Brutalist Web Design. I’m entirely on board with this (and, actually, my current personal website’s design isn’t all that far away from this aesthetic).