We can argue about when it’s appropriate to speak negatively about someone who has died tragically, and whether a person should be remembered by their worst moment. What is inarguable, however, is that a woman was punished — both personally and professionally — simply for drawing attention to a well-known allegation that reflected poorly on a beloved male celebrity.

Why would rape victims trust the Washington Post with their stories if they think the paper is more concerned with appeasing an online mob than holding powerful men to account?

I couldn't agree more with John Gruber's harsh take on the state of the iPad:

"The iPad at 10 is, to me, a grave disappointment. Not because it’s “bad”, because it’s not bad?—it’s great even—but because great though it is in so many ways, overall it has fallen so far short of the grand potential it showed on day one. To reach that potential, Apple needs to recognize they have made profound conceptual mistakes in the iPad user interface, mistakes that need to be scrapped and replaced, not polished and refined. I worry that iPadOS 13 suggests the opposite—that Apple is steering the iPad full speed ahead down a blind alley."

A Linkfilter embed of my Byte video which I uploaded to Twitter. (The web is so broken.)

"The everything-computerized-and-always-connected smarthome is a work in progress. This slow pace is a good thing because it gives us time to consider new technical and societal challenges."

AKA The smart home is a disaster today and it's hard to see how it won't be a disaster tomorrow.

Such a good record. Fresh, vibrant, eclectic post-rock music. Demands good speakers or headphones.
Vivaldi Browser

You might have heard some unpleasant stories about the Opera browser. The original Opera founder left the company quite some time ago to start Vivaldi. So, if you want the spirit of Opera without the gross business model, here you go.


Vine is back, but this time it's called Byte. I'm enjoying it...but it's real early.

The Hudsucker Proxy is an odd beast indeed and in its day it stood out like a sore thumb. Many critics hated its guts.
Leftfield & Sleaford Mods - Head And Shoulders. Directed by Ewan Morris and Casey Raymond
Baby in a butthole

Edit & share teletext-ish pages with colour, graphics, music, links, blink & hidden text.

As a teenager in the late 1980s, James Dewitt “J Dilla” Yancey worked as a junior police cadet for the Detroit Police Department. Several years later however, after suffering through one too many many incidents of police harassment and racial profiling as young adult, his opinion of the police would change as he would record “Fuck the Police” in 2001.

In an interview years later, his mother, Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey, gave further detail on Dilla’s reason and motivation for the song: “That song was totally true. He caught so much flack from the police for being a clean young man. The police department was down the street from where we lived, and every time he pulled off they’d stop him and harass him. They even tossed the car once looking for something; because he was young and clean-cut, they thought he was selling drugs. [D12 rapper] Proof was at the house one evening when James had another run-in with them. He had only gone to the gas station which was three doors away. I told him not to get upset because he was hurt to tears. He was so angry and just tired of being harassed, so I told him, ‘Look, this is what you do: you go downstairs and make a song about it, and you laugh in their face.’ And that’s when he came up with the 'F the Police’ thing. And people are still singing it today! Every time I go somewhere, that’s one of the songs they play.” [+]

Rave culture is on the rise in Britain. Forced underground, it looks more like the early days of the U.S. scene.
Dave Hill's advice for bands
Paul F. Tompkins and Scott Aukerman on Speakeasy