WTF Weekly for December 26, 2019

The Hacker Who Took Down a Country After the fiasco with Bloomberg’s apparently made-up story about embedded devices on computer logic boards, you may be loathe to trust anything they say about technology again, but this is a good one. Senate removes phrase ‘white nationalist’ from measure intended to screen military enlistees Now the argument […]

WTF Weekly for December 18, 2019

Well, it’s official – my migration from WordPress to Hugo has begun. I’m starting with my personal site, and the rest will eventually follow (including WTF Weekly). I can’t wait to get off WordPress completely and get to something more performant, especially since the overhead of a dynamic platform makes little sense for this site. […]

WTF Weekly for September 24, 2019

The past week was not a fun one for my family. We discovered unexpectedly that our pet cat of the past 9 years had advanced cancerous tumors. It was a surprise to us because he wasn’t showing any big changes in behavior right up until he quit eating one day. We took him to the […]

WTF Weekly for August 9, 2019

Hit me up on Twitter to yell at me about typos or to talk about anything I’ve included here. How ‘Microcracks’ Undermined San Francisco’s New Bus Terminal One of the benefits of being human is that we have disciplines such as structural engineering that allow us to build cities and other trappings of modern societies. […]

WTF Weekly for July 2, 2019

Hit me up on Twitter to yell at me about typos or just to comment on anything I’ve included here. I’m happy to be writing this installment on my iPad. I had the iPadOS version of the iOS 13 public beta installed, and it broke iCloud folders for iA Writer (but only inside iA Writer, […]

WTF Weekly for June 22, 2019

Hit me up on Twitter if you notice any typos, or just want to talk about some of the stuff posted within! 📱 If you’re still using an AirPort (or Time Capsule), you should upgrade your firmware ASAP. I wonder if this is related to any of several recent vulnerabilities that have affected other routers […]

WTF Weekly for May 27, 2019

Hit me up on Twitter if you notice any typos, or just want to talk about some of the stuff posted within! This weekly collection of links and thoughts is rapidly becoming a biweekly event. I’ll claim Memorial Day as my excuse this time, even though it has absolutely nothing to do with my tardiness. […]

WTF Weekly for May 16, 2019

Hit me up on Twitter if you notice any typos, or just want to talk about some of the stuff posted within! As you may have noticed, I skipped publishing a week of WTF Weekly. And then I almost missed another. You know what they say about habits, right? Well… tell me! I need to […]

WTF Weekly for April 24, 2019

Hit me up on Twitter if you notice any typos, or just want to talk about some of the stuff posted within! As of this week, I’m officially replacing the baseball and F1 section of WTF Weekly with a new Space/Science/Nature section. Enjoy. 📱 Want some AirPods with your AirPods? Ming-Chi Kuo is fully onboard […]

WTF Weekly 4

📱 The T2 chip increases Mac performance, according to AppleInsider. AppleInsider tested a Mac mini with the T2 against a 4k 2019 iMac with the same CPU but no T2, and concluded that video encoding is much faster on the Mac with the T2. Initially my reaction to this was “it’s the hard drive, stupid”, […]