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Harbour the salon dog looking extremely stylish in his winter hoodie.

Google code review, aka Waiting For Gobot

MySQL is great software because the logs have stuff like “Plugin initialization aborted with error Generic error”

Even your most basic policies are going to break down in the face of exceptional circumstances. If you’re not constantly reviewing your policies, you’re at most a few steps away from disaster.

After iOS 13 and macOS 10.15, this is a huge relief. Hoping the next few releases are much more stable than this year.

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.

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:

Apple really can’t wait too long for a patch, right? Surely they can’t leave 13.2 in this state for weeks.

Hey, the HD transfer of Prospero’s Books is streaming on Amazon Video in Japan?

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.

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