WTF Weekly for Jan 17, 2020
It looks like it may have been slightly more than a week since the last WTF Weekly, but I can explain.
Oh, who cares? You don’t want to hear about how I’ve been working on converting my personal site to Hugo and that I’ve been immersed in modifying things to get it going, creating iOS shortcuts for all kinds of site management and blog posting, and generally diving into geeky stuff that has occupied my every waking minute.
So I won’t tell you all that.
Instead, I’ll just say that it’s good to be back, and that I really need to start working on getting THIS domain converted to Hugo and moved over to the same server as scottwillsey.com.
Anyway… about the past ~week (or so)!
Here’s a cool one for you fellow Apple lovers:
This site is just plain cool. If you’re an Apple nerd, you should know your Apple history if you don’t already. I recently had to explain to some people in a Mr Robot subreddit that an Apple IIe was not a Macintosh.
If they’d had this site, they could have figured all that out for themselves.
Equally cool is that Rogue Amoeba is helping to pay hosting costs for the site. I love them even more than ever.
From the “Slightly Creepy” drawer:
The coast guard had specifically discovered three bodies with heads, two bodies without heads, and two heads without bodies. It is unclear whether the heads belonged to the bodies.
Is it?? 😂
All sports have some measure of cheating and ways of pursuing advantages against your opponents, but the Astros crossed both a common sense line and an “up yours” line. Can you imagine if they had won the World Series? As it is, everyone else is going to wonder “what if they hadn’t been cheating?”, and it’s more than a fair question.
Personally I’m not sure the punishment is severe enough given the systemic nature of the crime. Half the people in the organization had to have known about this, including squeaky clean “I play baseball the right way” Brian McCann.
Interesting news from today that Elon Musk may not appreciate:
Regardless of what happens with any of these Tesla cases, this is our future: constant investigations into whether or not self-driving or semi-self-driving cars are killing us.
This should not surprise anyone who has been paying attention and doesn’t have an emotional investment in denying climate change, but we’re in for a wild ride.
Hit me up on Twitter to yell at me about typos or to talk about anything I’ve included here.
You can find more of my thoughts on tech at scottwillsey.com