Wow, rain rain rain. They tell me we still have a drought, but somehow I doubt it; check out the table of California lake water levels at right. (Click to enbiggen.) Getting it all at once like this is going to cause problems though...
Some pretty large lakes are up a lot - Shasta 20+ feet! - but the one that caught my eye was Tahoe up one foot ... that is a lot of water.
Am just rereading Red October for the hundredth time and struck again about the importance of communications in war.
NYTimes: The Party's over for us. Where do we go now? Conservatives debate the future of the Republican party. I keep hoping there will be a place for conservative thinking in the Democratic party ... maybe I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.
I was reading old posts and came across this one from 2020: Tim Bray: I don't believe in Bitcoin. He noted the lack of adoption by geeks as a red flag. He was and is right. The next killer app on the blockchain will be the first one.
Charlie Munger on remote work: Those people are never going back. Nope.
My iTunes Match subscription is up for renewal. I hardly ever use iTunes anymore. I listen to music via Spotify or LiveOne (formerly LiveXLive, formerly Slacker; it came with my Tesla, I started using it, and still do...) I'm wondering if I still need it? And what will happen if I cancel? LMK if you have a thought...
Marc Andreessen: Pure, absolute, indescribable magic. It kind of is, right?
Okay. I read Hail Mary, the new book by Andy Weir, author of The Martian, and thought it was excellent. And inevitably, it will be made into a movie. But starring Emma Stone as Rocky? Um what? Rocky is a 5-legged alien spider made of rocks. He "speaks" with musical sounds. I get the desire to pair her with Ryan Gosling but I do not get this casting. I'm most curious to see.
Wow, happy 20th birthday to Safari! Seriously that makes me feel old. I so remember when it came out, a real "who ordered that" moment. At that time the competition was IE (!), and Firefox (remember them? :)
If you are determined to mine Bitcoin, here's a good solution for you: a Bitcoin mining space heater. I'm pretty sure Satoshi et al never anticipated electricity cost to be a limiting factor on adoption, but here we are.
Did you know? The WSJ is by far the largest circulation newspaper in the world. Visual Capitalist: The top 25 newspapers by circulation. I didn't find this surprising, but I was kind of amazed that the circulation was only 697K. How the mighty have fallen. The LA Times is 6th on the list, at 142K.
Well onward into the day ... lots of rain, no sailing, no cycling (except Zwifting later), hence, coding!