November 12th, 2022 · 103 minutes
Things kick off with about ten minutes of very useful nail clipper talk.
Up next, lots of good listener Follow-Up on the origins of CSS color names, how to pause a TikTok with your meat fingers, plus revealing some scalable methods for finding free money from the government.
Next, comes some FU on Lifestreams that somehow kind of becomes the basis for the rest of the episode.
How can we track the stuff that's valuable to us—but also provide the specificity and context needed to annotate that data in a way that makes it actionable?
Then, of course, you wonder about the privacy implications of living in a panopticon. Sure isn't working out too great for the Uyghurs. Won't somebody please think of the children?
The digital divide is real, but you may not realize how real until you watch someone else use a computer. Secret gestures, powerful browser plug-ins, and even general internet hygiene are still anything but evenly distributed.
Finally, John shows Merlin how to fix his notifications even as he continues to refuse a very generous job offer.
(Recorded Thursday, November 3, 2022)
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