The dust is settling on the US election shitshow. We may never get used to the concept of the Pussygrabber-in-Chief. America, and indeed the world, has much to fear. There have been many awful and naive reports from those who helped make it possible. Kneejerk analysis of “why” are mostly too simplistic to bother with, and have their basis in anger. All right […]
There’s a lot of trash talking about Apple’s Watch, because it’s been around for a year. Casey likes it. But other early-adopters who crave new hotness are disappointed. How you feel about the watch naturally depends on what your expectations are, and it certainly depends on your lifestyle. The typical criticisms are that the apps are […]
Wolfgang Tillmanns has made 25 posters against Brexit. They are really good. The practical link between the Brexit and extreme right is well put. Check them out here. The interview with Sean O’Hagan that alerted me, and explains in more detail, is in the Observer. The headline resonated deeply with me. I feel very much […]
The Supreme Court vote to preserve the Affordable Care Act (‘Obamacare’) is a triumph for the President, for right-thinking people and for all Americans who have the audacity not to be rich. To prove it, Justice Scalia doubled down on being one of the world’s most annoying people, writing a really nasty dissenting opinion (with Justices […]
The other day, I turned the key to lock my ABUS Bordo lock and secure my bike. The key broke off, leaving a piece inside! Fortunately I was at home so I dragged by bike upstairs and thought about ordering a new lock. But this kind of lock is 87 € new, which is rather […]
Since I started in Germany, I’ve had one printer in my office. It’s the printer for our workgroup so gets reasonably heavy usage. About 3 months ago, it lost the ability to print more than one page in a row. It would regularly do a “Misprint” and waste paper and toner. It made printing a […]
Mark Bittman: one of the good guys. It takes balls to talk like this in public in America.