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10 year prediction: Current-era SaaS companies will be disrupted by open source equivalents funded by managed hosting offerings sold with no-pressure sales processes and no privacy-invading growth-hacking marketing bullshit.

It is astonishing how much worse Google Meet is compared to Zoom and Signal.

Barrett’s rushed appointment by a president who lost the popular vote and a Senate that represents a minority of Americans happened because Republicans know this is their last chance of ever having power.

“Turns out human sexuality is less of a straight line and more of a Cirque du Soleil show: long, confusing, and full of sexy clowns.” —Benji in “Love, Victor”

You can now vote early in person in nearly every state!

Go vote now unless you are in Oklahoma (Oct 29), DC (Oct 27), Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire.

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Co-located companies have offsites.

Remote companies have onsites.

In a pandemic, we need a word for this event that does not reference being away from where we typically work since we are all stuck in the same place. Must be more appealing than “a series of long meetings”.

Thank you to the talented Zelly Dunsay for creating the article’s cover illustration and for releasing it under Creative Commons.

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My latest article explores why I am convinced we should be optimistic about America by looking at the data of US population trends.

The Republican party is on its deathbed and Donald Trump as is its last burp of hope.

Enjoyed an amazing dinner at a fancy restaurant for my anniversary and can now commence a week long worryfest about COVID-19.

🇺🇸 A better way of thinking about Election Day is as the *last* chance to vote.

💥 You can vote early, in person, right now in most of the US!

Republicans vote consistently. Democrats don’t and that’s when we lose.

👯‍♂️ So don’t wait until Nov 3. Take a friend and wear a mask!

“Whose Vote Counts” is a worthwhile miniseries by Vox on Netflix that explains the many ways American democracy is broken and practical ways to fix it.

Excellent interviews with AOC, Lessig, Stacey Abrams, John Kasich, The Governator, and more.

Complex cookie/data consent forms on SaaS marketing websites scream, “We lack confidence in our product and our revenue depends on tricking you.”

Making opt-out easy screams confidence and awareness of the larger societal problems with surveillance.

“The Trial of the Chicago 7” on Netflix is this weekend’s must watch movie.

Current issue: I have tried every suggestion I found online to enable live patch. Probably means wiping and starting over.

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And yes, I know there probably are ways in which I could spend hours trying to figure out some obscure stupid fix instead of wiping, but that would take more time and effort.

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Once a year, I install a fresh Ubuntu in Parallels to try it out and see if I could tolerate switching to it.

There always seems to be some catastrophic issue within a few months that results in needing to wipe and start fresh to best solve some issue. Desktop Linux is terrible.

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