Awesome pic of Zoey by @mdettbarn #hockeygirl

Pre-game stretch #ouch

The Best TV Shows of 2017 - The Ringer

100% agree with The Leftovers and Halt and Catch Fire. Amazing final seasons to two of my all-time favorite shows.

Other 2017 seasons I enjoyed: The Sinner, The Handmaid’s Tale, Legion, Master of None, Preacher, Mindhunter (except the last episode), and Patriot.

Ben Thompson Is Wrong About the Deregulation of ISPs — Pixel Envy pxlnv.com/blog/thom…

Senate GOP Accidentally Killed All Corporate Tax Deductions nymag.com/daily/int…

GOP Senator says it’s hard to fund $14 billion children’s health care program — then advocates for $1 trillion tax cut - Vox www.vox.com/2017/12/3…

Definitely got me considering other perspectives: Pro-Neutrality, Anti-Title II – Stratechery by Ben Thompson

I have 5 micro.blog invite codes to share. Have at them!
mb-1d5057 / mb-fb93e7 / mb-68d8d7 / mb-c705ed / mb-a7a92e

We don’t need hypotheticals to know what killing net neutrality can do:

Do you like Pearl Jam? Without net neutrality rules, AT&T censored their livestream after Eddie Vedder criticized then-president George W. Bush. AT&T also blocked the usage of Apple’s video chat service, FaceTime, in their network, so that customers would have to pay for more expensive data plans. Verizon blocked messages sent by abortion rights group NARAL, saying that their content was too controversial.

For extremes, look to other countries:

Has there been a more concerted effort to make America’s internet look like China’s? (Or Egypt’s? Or Russia’s?)

Source: How Trump Will Turn America’s Open Internet Into an Ugly Version of China’s

The End of the Social Era Can’t Come Soon Enough

Will a future generation look back in 10, 20, or maybe 100 years from now and wonder, mystifyingly, why a generation of humans believed in these platforms despite mounting evidence that they were tearing society apart—being used as terrorist recruitment tools, facilitating bullying, driving up anxiety, and undermining our elections—despite the obvious benefits and facilitations they provide?

A great reminder of why everyone should blog or journal:

After struggling to come up with a new book idea for so long, I could start to see all the connections between posts, the patterns, the idea planets I keep orbiting. Because it’s all in one place, hyperlinked together, I can see my own obsessions in a way that is much harder elsewhere.

A few notes on daily blogging

A great analysis of a page from Maus and a look into the comics/graphic novel genre as a whole: How to Design a Comic Book Page

Finally dipped my toes in home automation and voice. Ordered an Echo Dot and Hue starter lightbulb set.

Happy 40th to my favorite!

Someone is enjoying the Dog Super Bowl

Is this the world we want to live in?

Shane Patrick Boyle, a founder of Zine Fest Houston, died on March 18 after his GoFundMe campaign to pay for insulin came up $50 short. Alec Raeshawn Smith, age 26, was found dead in his apartment on June 27. He was rationing his insulin after he aged out of his parent’s insurance coverage.

Alex Azar, Trump’s HHS Pick, Has Already Been a Disaster for People With Diabetes - The Nation

True about much more than tech:

“If we only care about profit maximisation, we will go rapidly into dystopia,”

The Facebook whistleblower wave - Axios

This week going to give Firefox and Feedbin a full-time whirl. Both getting good marks on day one. Glad to see Firefox re-vitalized!