SJW Convergence and Comcast

SJW Convergence and Comcast

Another post I also discovered via Peter Grant’s Blog. Comcast authorized paid time off (1 hour) to protest, and a contract employee decided to counter protest: I stood with a sign that read “#RememberTheVictims” and also held a photo of a man with whom I used to do business, and was killed in the Orlando night club shootings. I stood in a place where people could see those signs as the left the plaza and headed to City Hall. I followed them to City Hall, listened to them chat, then again stood in a place where the protesters could…

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Speaking of Losing Daring Fireball, and Apple Missteps...

Speaking of Losing Daring Fireball, and Apple Missteps...

To follow up on the notes in my previous post where Apple really dropped the fucking ball – and other people, even fanboys, are arguing that Apple is provably losing it on multiple fronts – John Gruber points to an article called “Capitulation.” Yes, I bought a new Mac Pro. For certain values of “new”. Hear me out, though, after the jump. Why? So, my last post was about my angst about replacing my 2008 Mac Pro tower, the best Mac I’ve ever owned. So what happened? Well, upon further reflection: The idea of a 2012 Mac Pro, even the CPU-upgraded…

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When You've Lost Daring Fireball...

When You've Lost Daring Fireball...

John Gruber’s site is one I have a love-hate relationship with. The man “gets” why Apple has worked – whether you like Apple kit or not – and what made apple successful as a business up to this time. He also created the very useful markdown tagging/formatting system for plain text. If he could lay off the non-computer political posts where he proves that the very principles he applies to explaining Apple’s success he cannot generalize to the rest of the world… But I digress. He has, with some justice, been accused of being a total, unquestioning, Apple fanboy.…

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More Apple Issues

More Apple Issues

PDF and preview issues in Sierra are affecting what used to be long-standing features of the app and the API. The kicker is this: Apple wants to use a common foundation for both iOS and macOS. However, it was released way too early, and for the first time (at least in my experience) Apple deprecated several features without caring about compatibility. And to make things worse, lots of former features are now broken or not implemented at all, meaning that we had to add lots of workarounds or implement stuff on our own. And there’s still work left to…

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SJW Convergence and Apple, Redux

SJW Convergence and Apple, Redux

I recently wrote about how Apple, despite the technical momentum and inertia it still has, is already being affected by loss of both product and technical focus as it spends more and more time virtue signalling by working to have “diverse” presenters, a “diverse” programming staff, and expanding their product line. And sure enough, the iPhone release and iOS 10 update proved my point. First – we had a few update issues in the early hours of the iOS10 availability that caused a small percentage of phones to brick. I say small in the overall scheme of things, but large enough…

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Apple and SJW Convergence

Apple and SJW Convergence

Recently at VoxDay’s, a commenter had asked why Apple, despite obviously focusing on SJW-centric issues, had not imploded severely. My take on it. Steve Jobs was a hard-core liberal. Maybe, several years after his death, he would have become an SJW as well, but one can only take him at what he chose to do before his death. Like his choices or not, Apple kit wasn’t simply flashy looks for a lot of money – despite several missteps pushing technology beyond practical limits, he methodically laid the groundwork to build hardware at a quality level and price point that…

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Never Donate to the Red Cross

Never Donate to the Red Cross

As Vox Day notes: Don’t ever donate to, or volunteer with, the Red Cross. They are fully SJW-converged and they have been for years. This is also why one should NEVER set up a non-profit. They are always quickly converged by the very people who have lots of time and are oh-so-eager to help. This was in response to an article by Lew Rockwell documenting the refusal and total waste of goods and services. Read it as well. While my experience of non-profits isn’t as outright bad as his, or Lew Rockwell’s, they have not endeared me…

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