iOS 13.2.2 is out! This fixes the background refresh bug, so if you’re on 13.2 this is a must-upgrade. It’s going to save my life. macrumors.com/2019/11/07/apple

PROTIP: if you don’t want to update to macOS Catalina, and you don’t want Software Update bugging you about it, just run this in your terminal:

sudo softwareupdate --ignore "macOS Catalina"

Weirdest iOS 13 bug: iOS is now convinced my wife’s name must always be uppercase, and autocorrects to that. I don’t know why.

For those looking I to the Electron Mac App Store rejections, here’s the Electron issue tracking it: github.com/electron/electron/i

Apple really can’t wait too long for a patch, right? Surely they can’t leave 13.2 in this state for weeks. macrumors.com/2019/10/31/ios-1

Hey, the HD transfer of Prospero’s Books is streaming on Amazon Video in Japan? amazon.co.jp/dp/B06Y17H82T

Fun with modern web design: this is how much of a Guardian page I can actually view the first time I visit.

It’s cool that upgrading to Catalina means software that came out *two months ago* will stop working.

I haven’t tested it myself yet, but I’m hearing that macOS 10.15.1 has left a lot of the existing bugs in place. Assuming that many bugs are in fact not fixed, I still recommend against upgrading at this time.

Has anyone else been experiencing more issues with embedded Safari reader views crashing since the latest iOS came out?

It’s unbelievable what utter shame Toronto Public Library have brought onto the library profession. I feel ashamed of their actions, and I wish they did too.

We're back! I'm sorry about the downtime. I'm away on my honeymoon, and it looks like my alerts aren't working.

Got my ballot! If I can go to the embassy to vote from another country, you can go to your local polling centre. This is an important election; please vote.

Japan friends: where am I likely to find laserdiscs for sale? Especially Hi-Vision discs…

I love this: the story behind why the DOS floppy disk read buffer lasts for 2 seconds. devblogs.microsoft.com/oldnewt

Misty boosted

I am still incredibly grateful to everyone who has been giving to my Donors Choose projects.

Yes, I'm insanely grateful to @ajroach42 for funding an entire project, but even the smaller donations are crucial towards my goal of replacing our older hardware.

donorschoose.org/project/raspb

UK archivist friends, what's the job market like over there? A friend in the UK is considering a career change.

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