Here is a remarkably thoughtful rebuttal to the remarks made by Sacha Baron Cohen in the video I posted previously.

One interesting quote:

Earlier this year, we discussed Yochai Benkler’s new book, the excellent Network Propaganda: Manipulation, Disinformation, and Radicalization i... mcmanus.io/notes/2019/11/26/he

I find it increasingly hard to disagree with many of the points Sacha Baron Cohen brings up here

There is so much negative news around “Deepfakes” that this video genuinely caught me off guard. It’s a little promo for the Dali museum, which created an interactive screen to help visitors experience Dali in a completely new and novel way. It’s marvelous!

😊My favorite email newsletter has been writing about personal websites and linked to mine! Woot! Check our their latest faculty.us2.list-manage.com/su

I’m shocked and saddened by Rachel Held Evens death. This is a fitting tribute: Rachel Held Evans Knew There Was Always Room for More In the Church - RELEVANT Magazine relevantmagazine.com/culture/b

I’m doing a bit of an experiment with auto-posting to twitter/mastodon items from the Notes section of my website. Let me know if it’s neat or super annoying. mcmanus.io/notes

I’m going to spend the next couple months giving Bullet Journaling a try. I’m curious if switching completely to a more manual paper system will help with my awareness and memory. To experiments!

@pat Finally melted. It just made my planter a little green. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

When life gives you a polar vortex, make ice balloons!

Fill a balloon with water, drop in some food coloring, leave out side for the night and WALA!

I finally upgraded to an iPhone XR. My 6s treated me well for a long time, but it was time. I like the XR a lot but I didn’t realize how much I would miss force touch. It turns out I used that on notifications and home screen icons all the time.

I just had Kapusniak for the first time. I have always been a food lover, but never has a soup moved me like this. If this is the last time I feel any pleasure or happiness for the rest of my life, I will die a satisfied and contented man.

After having my 13in Macbook Pro for 5 years, I've finally updated to the newest 15in MBP. It's so nice! The things that surprised me: the speakers are absolutely amazing and I like the touchbar and keyboard.

@alexhillman I'll be here all day with some coworkers who are in from out of time.

Working out of the new Indy Hall for the first time. It's been too long.

I planted 5 willow saplings this weekend. After the week that we all just lived through, I needed to engage in a rebellious act of hope to put despair in it's place.

Happy Continued-Existence Day! Wednesday is the 35th anniversary of that time Stanislov Petrov may have saved the whole world by deciding, on his own, NOT ONCE BUT TWICE, to ignore the incoming missile detection system that it was his job to respond to.

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Designing an appropriate visual hierarchy for a dark theme is surprisingly difficult.

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