Jarrod Whaley

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2019-05-13: Taro ponds on the Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge, Kaua’i. Coconut palm on the left.

2019-05-10: I love traveling, but it’s sad how often the experience is completely destroyed by literal …

2019-05-09: Breaking News: Everyone Is Really Dumb

2019-04-19: I just spent nearly ten minutes typing my admin password into dozens of modal prompts when I opened …

2019-04-13: She realizes she’s being watched.

2019-04-13: On the Relativity of Time Here’s a little play to which I’m sure anyone on the West coast with relatives and …

2019-04-10: Perhaps this branding needs a wee bit more thought.

2019-04-09: Is Rudy Giuliani a pilot now?

2019-04-06: A while ago I put together a Web page where I can quickly check the weather conditions in my …

2019-04-04: Has the World’s First Unhackable Chip Arrived? I’m going to place a bet on NO.

2019-03-28: A fine is not enough of a deterrent in egregious cases of blatant fraud like this one. Criminal …

2019-03-24: The important thing to know is that all the bad things I said about America are only too true. One …

2019-03-20: I am considering a change to my voicemail greeting: “Hi. It is 2019. I don’t answer my …

2019-03-17: Lots of wildflowers in California this Spring.

2019-03-14: What does it mean? It’s so beautiful!

2019-03-05: I’m not quite sure if it’s a good sign or a bad sign when your mechanic recognizes you …

2019-02-28: Perhaps Amazon reviews would be more helpful if anyone who wrote them knew anything about anything …

2019-02-25: We all love that thing where iTunes makes you enter your iCloud password 2,985,029,578,290 times in …

2019-02-22: So, a folding phone. Why?

2019-02-19: Did you know that this year’s brightest Super Lunarmoon occurs every month this year? …

2019-02-16: Here’s a quick tip for 2019: don’t touch strangers.

2019-02-15: If the 20th was the “American” century, the 21st seems poised to be the Idiot century.

2019-02-09: Things appear to be going better than I knew!

2019-02-02: Cloudflare uses data sampled from video of a wall of lava lamps at its headquarters to seed …

2019-01-28: Have you noticed that in pretty much any evening of TV, you’ll see at least one person vomit? …

2019-01-28: I noticed my Macbook was hot right about the same time my battery was getting prematurely low, and I …

2019-01-24: This may be hard for the younger among you to believe, but once upon a time we used to have laws …

2019-01-22: Our present world may be a screaming nightmare, but at least it is being presented in a visually …

2019-01-22: Fixed it!

2019-01-22: Institutionalized stupidity is an existential threat to the human race. Fight stupidity today. Read …

2019-01-17: Fixed it.

2019-01-17: I estimate that approximately 46% of my life is spent typing passwords, responding to CAPTCHAS, …

2019-01-17: One cannot make a compromise with evil. Doing so is in itself evil. Evil is an absolute.

2019-01-17: The current move within the media to cast the shutdown as anything other than 100% due to …

2019-01-10: If only I could have known in 1991 that in the future, everyone would look like Vanilla Ice.

2019-01-09: There. Fixed it.

2019-01-08: Q: Is nothing sacred? A: No.

2019-01-05: Everyone everywhere is sick right now. I think every business in America should shut down for two …

2019-01-05: The entire premise of the Second Amendment is the idea that owning a gun is a bulwark against …

2019-01-04: Is it because his skull is full of wet toilet paper?

2019-01-03: That’s right, Siri. And don’t forget it.

2019-01-03: I always find Orion whenever I look upwards at night. It is never going to change.

2019-01-03: A Brief History of Contemporary Journalism 2009 AD: Journalism suffers as writers are pushed to crap out articles faster than they can be …

2018-12-31: Flags Raised to Full Mast after First Four-Minute Tragedy-Free Period of 2018

2018-12-29: My short documentary Passion Flower is now available on Amazon Prime too. I am very proud of this …

2018-12-27: My first feature film, Hell Is Other People, is now also available on Amazon Prime Video. I’m …

2018-12-23: There are a lot of people in this country who need better hobbies.

2018-12-23: Deactivation of motion smoothing on relatives’ TV: completed.

2018-12-22: It never truly feels like Xmas until my femurs are shattered in my tiny torture-seat on a loud, …

2018-12-21: From Congress I would ask for impeach. We need impeach.

2018-12-20: I have been working for a while now to get my films on Amazon Prime Video. One of them, The Glass …

2018-12-19: Because both of them are dumber than a box of dried rat droppings.

2018-12-17: It’s funny—based on the apparent lack of neural activity, I thought he might already have been …

2018-12-17: Hiring this zilch-witted little shit-goblin is quite possibly the very stupidest of all …

2018-12-14: YouTube is completely inscrutable to me.

2018-12-14: I believe it has been about five years since I last accurately typed a word on my phone on the first …

2018-12-13: I use Chrome for certain things at work, but I hate its refusal to abide by the standard system-wide …

2018-12-10: If you think using software is frustrating, try developing it sometime.

2018-12-08: Take Your Cat to the Beach Day, 2018

2018-12-05: The current trend of burying the link to a login page must die. I understand a focus on gaining new …

2018-12-04: We can all agree that pretty much every thing has been awful since about March of 2016, right? Like, …

2018-11-27: Finally, there’s proof. Until now, this fact had only been demonstrated in every single thing the …

2018-11-27: Do your thing. Stay out of others’ way. Don’t hurt anyone. None of this is very hard to …

2018-11-19: If it ever rains here in Northern California, I am going to walk out on my balcony and breathe so …

2018-11-17: Trump: Dumber Than Bush, Somehow

2018-11-16: He is a very stable genius, and he isn’t agitated at all. Nope, no sir, no agitation here.

2018-11-11: I am planning on smoking a turkey for Thanksgiving, a thing which I have never tried before. I have …

2018-11-07: Mitch McConnell Warns Against Oversight of Executive Branch Dried-up ghoul Mitch McConnell has a stern warning for House Democrats, reports NBC News: The GOP’s …

2018-11-07: If you’re still unsure as to whether modern air travel is a dehumanizing, literal hellride, …

2018-11-06: It blows my mind that any sentient organism would vote for Ted Cruz.

2018-11-03: Stan The Obscurities: THE DOMINO PRINCIPLE I’m the guest wiseass-in-residence on the latest episode of Stan Tbe Obscurities, a new film …

2018-11-02: Why would I want to paste styled text into a different app? Under what circumstances would that be …

2018-11-02: So Chrome is now breaking a system-wide keyboard shortcut (⌘-Q) for no discernable reason. One fewer …

2018-11-01: What is wrong with people?

2018-10-31: Happy Halloween from El Granada, CA.

2018-10-26: My AirPods are getting very flaky in their old age. They drop the connection to my phone …

2018-10-24: Am I right? Is the latest version of Safari automatically lazy-loading fonts, CSS, and JS by …

2018-10-23: If I win the lottery, I intend to prove once and for all that money absolutely can buy happiness. …

2018-10-23: Ugh. 🤦‍♂️

2018-10-21: If you haven’t tried to process decade-old 24p standard-def DV footage on a modern Mac lately, …

2018-10-15: I’m really sick of Bill Maher’s disdain for the phenomenon he calls “political …

2018-10-15: Amazon’s delivery options are increasingly bizarre. I don’t understand how the concept …

2018-10-10: Purisima Creek Redwoods Took a break this afternoon with Ginger and walked around in the redwoods. I love living here.

2018-10-09: Google is doing away with chatbots. How was this conclusion not broadly obvious within the first …

2018-10-08: Please, just quit giving your data away. Please?

2018-10-07: We were startled by this sight out over the ocean tonight. It seems SpaceX launched a rocket from …

2018-10-02: No.

2018-10-02: Imagine for a moment that we lived in a country which prosecuted open, wanton felonies.

2018-09-27: I’m just going to say this: the NBC app for Apple TV is hands down the absolute worst piece of …

2018-09-26: Sometimes I seriously wonder if we’d all be better off if we just burned the Internet down …

2018-09-26: This goes without saying, but Google’s iOS apps continue to be wet trash.

2018-09-24: California voter tip: if you see an ad for a ballot proposition, vote the opposite way. If …

2018-09-24: I am pulling the trigger on MacOS Mojave. I know some key things are going to break in the process. …

2018-09-24: Analysts Totally Surprised by Entirely Predictable Decade-Long Phenomenon

2018-09-20: Amazon Announces Every Object in the Known Universe Now Emits a Dumb Robot Voice I continue to be baffled, personally, by the rise of all this talking-furniture crap: Amazon …

2018-09-20: Bean Hollow State Beach. I’ve been indoors too much lately.

2018-09-11: This moron has to go. Now.

2018-09-11: Nike’s sales jumped 31% when they introduced the Colin Kaepernick ads. If you burned your …

2018-09-04: The people burning their shoes in objection to Nike’s Colin Kaepernick ads realize that …

2018-09-04: The New York Times asks: Should You Track Your Teen’s Location? Easy. No. UPDATE: Also, here is even …

2018-09-03: AI Probably Won't Kill All Humans, but It Will Likely Be Used to Subjugate Them Yuval Noah Harari lays out a sobering scenario in The Atlantic in which vast swaths of humanity are …

2018-08-30: I generally like and have no problem with the keyboard on my 2016 MacBook Pro. However, I am …

2018-08-29: The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has upheld an FCC ruling which posits that …

2018-08-28: Trump Decrees: Google Results Not Dumb Enough for His Dumb Base Our Dear Leader, The Dishonorable Resident Dump, has ordered Google to do more to let stupid people …

2018-08-23: This headline needed a little adjustment.

2018-08-21: Verizon sucks.

2018-08-17: Without fail, any article with the word “millenials” in the title is entirely vapid.

2018-08-17: I use Gmail every day (sadly) for work, and I still can never tell which icon goes with …

2018-08-16: Why am I still seeing smart people concede to the assertion that Twitter’s antogonism toward …

2018-08-15: Child Attempts to Obviate Mother’s Prohibition on Stealing Cookies By Stealing All Cookies, …

2018-08-13: Democracy would seem to have a tiny flaw: the whole thing goes a tad awry when a significant …

2018-08-13: Google Voice’s iOS app has “a new look and feel.” Nice. Now maybe they can add a …

2018-08-12: No! Seriously? Things with computers in them can be hacked? Who knew!?

2018-08-10: I’m thinking Apple might want to register itunesconnect.com at this point. There might be a …

2018-08-10: I really love the new approach media companies are taking when they discover I am running an ad …

2018-08-09: Drive like you’ve never seen a car before. Because that’s how everyone else is driving.

2018-08-09: The assumption has always been that AI would kill us all with Terminator robots or something. …

2018-08-09: Craven Shell of a Man Stands at Podium and Says Stupid Things His Boss Likes in Bad Faith

2018-08-08: Check out this tired little guy. (Zoom in. We get seals here too, @Miraz.)

2018-08-08: Apple’s App Store Review Guidelines: …the App Store has enough fart, burp, flashlight, …

2018-08-07: Stephen Levy, Hackers: […] hackers generally hate driving cars-the system of randomly …

2018-08-07: Don’t hate yourself. Laugh at yourself, and then try to be a little less funny.

2018-08-07: My girlfriend’s iPhone X crapped out within minutes of contact with water while we were on …

2018-08-07: Badly implemented form validation is one of the biggest and most pointless scourges on the Web …

2018-08-06: Nobody ever said the first day back at work after a vacation would be easy. If somebody said that …

2018-08-05: I make a point of renewing LinkLocker’s TLS certificate manually every two months. The …

2018-08-03: There is a common misconception which holds that one is being empathetic when one relates to …

2018-07-28: One of the three remaining airlines just acknowledged that I have “lots of choices” and …

2018-07-25: Now I kind of just assume that any person talking on the Internet is a Russian troll. Things make a …

2018-07-24: Here’s one example of the impact Trump’s stupid trade war is going to have on American …

2018-07-24: Well, here is a cheery story. These attackers could bring our electrical infrastructure down anytime …

2018-07-23: You know, maybe we do have pretty adequate evidence to support the fact that human beings landed on …

2018-07-22: I just stumbled upon a giant collection of photos from the Apollo 11 mission, thanks to APOD. Great …

2018-07-20: A typical summer’s day on the San Mateo coast.

2018-07-17: It is amazing to see news stories like this one slipping through the cracks while we’re all …

2018-07-17: This robotic suitcase is insane. Someone will run up and just grab it before you even get to …

2018-07-16: Lock Him Up The Guardian: John Brennan, a former director of the CIA, tweeted: “Donald Trump’s press conference …

2018-07-14: I now get the same feeling reading App Store reviews that I used to get when moderating spam …

2018-07-13: Damn. Guido is abandoning us.

2018-07-13: Proponents of the concept of intelligent design would do well to explain why everything in the …

2018-07-13: In 2018 a Web page that takes longer than one second to load is simply unacceptable.

2018-07-08: Someone should really introduce the denizens of the Bay Area to the modern wonder known as …

2018-07-03: Nine years ago today I moved—without a plan to make it work—from Tennessee to Northern California. …

2018-06-29: The heart haunts what the heart wants.

2018-06-27: San Jose, from Mount Hamilton.

2018-06-19: Good luck on scoring that pardon now, shitbird.

2018-06-13: This frequent urge to split California into multiple states is so monumentally stupid. Can we split …

2018-06-10: Martinis (yes, the cuke is nonstandard, I agree) outdoors.

2018-06-08: Call me a crotchety old man, but Bash is the only digital personal assistant I need.

2018-06-05: I take a great deal of issue with the use of “now”.

2018-06-05: There is a particular dread one feels when one re-reads an email one has just sent, and one detects …

2018-05-28: Not innovatey enough? Why not just adopt the razor-blade model and stick 37 distinct cameras on that …

2018-05-24: Amazon Echo Records a Family's Conversation, Sends It to a Random Contact Again, don’t put Internet-connected microphones in your house. Gruber: This confirms the …

2018-05-22: There has never been a better time to be wearing a tinfoil hat.

2018-05-21: This is why our country is such a steaming mess right now. Everything goes back to this.

2018-05-19: We stopped by Randy’s on the way to LAX earlier this week. It turns out their doughnuts are …

2018-05-19: Living within varying microclimates can be rather strange at times.

2018-05-17: I finally pulled the plug on my Twitter account yesterday. Good riddance.

2018-05-13: Mojave Drive Just out driving around in the Mojave Desert, as you do.

2018-05-11: It’s as if the sign is sharing its thoughts on our political climate.

2018-05-09: Here’s a tip: never volunteer to do anything that involves parsing XML. You’re welcome.

2018-05-09: It would be nice to be able to git stash a moment, just before checking out a different branch.

2018-05-08: The full nature of the problem with social media may be seen in the phenomenon wherein a putative …

2018-05-05: Can we get content blockers on the Apple TV, please? There’s a lot of “content” I …

2018-05-03: Also: am I the only one who *constantly*—like, 50% of the time—hits the ‘.’ key on iOS …

2018-05-03: Why did nobody tell me how tricky it is to build and traverse nice tree structures from data modeled …

2018-05-03: Truly the kōan our modern age deserves.

2018-05-02: If you’re still not sure whether Rudolph Giuliani is a brilliant legal mind or a blithering …

2018-04-24: You never know what you’re going to find in a Silicon Valley alleyway.

2018-04-21: Twitter bans Kaspersky from advertising on its platform. But Nazis are still totally cool. 👍🏻

2018-04-16: Snowy Morning In Tahoe

2018-04-12: No, they really, really, really aren’t.

2018-04-12: Remember literacy? I do—vaguely, but with fondness.

2018-04-10: Mark Zuckerberg Aces in Sad, Phoned-In Beltway Tragicomedy Dick Durbin’s quip to Mark Zuckerberg is a bit sardonic and maybe even juvenile, but …

2018-04-10: Is there some sane rationale for disallowing a user’s ability to paste text into Web forms? …

2018-04-06: A survey finds that 16% of American adults aren’t sure the Earth is round. The Zombie …

2018-04-05: “Oopsie we ruined the world, sorry,” says Mark Zuckerberg. Sure, no worries, mate. 🤦‍

2018-03-29: My parking spot.

2018-03-29: My new personal rule: I will quit using services that put a signup form on the home page, but hide …

2018-03-27: I have finally found the stupidest article ever published.

2018-03-23: I look at WYSIWYG editors the same way most people might look at a sandwich with a giant booger on …

2018-03-21: Our elected “representatives” are collectively dumber than a box of dumb bricks.

2018-03-21: Perhaps the most surprising aspect of any of the recent Facebook news is the fact that anyone might …

2018-03-20: Some days I really just want to pack it all in and go live in the remotest cabin I can find.

2018-03-19: Flyby.

2018-03-19: Hummingbird.

2018-03-19: Seals on the rocks.

2018-03-18: Bean Hollow State Beach & Pigeon Point Lighthouse We drove down the coast today. It’s a nice way to hit the reset button before a new work week.

2018-03-18: I’m trying to force myself to relax more these days, but the act of forcing myself isn’t …

2018-03-15: How many human-hours per day do you suppose are lost in workers staring at Slack while their …

2018-03-13: Security & privacy are best viewed as a counterbalance to convenience. Sometimes it’s …

2018-03-10: Out on Cañada Road.

2018-03-08: Whenever I encounter a site that still requires users to supply answers to “security” …

2018-03-07: This should end well.

2018-03-07: Good night, Half Moon Bay.

2018-03-07: Alexa, Scare Me To Death, Please! Buzzfeed is reporting that some users of Amazon’s Echo devices are feeling a bit creeped out at the …

2018-03-07: Good morning, Half Moon Bay.

2018-03-06: There should be a word for that moment when a tap target moves right before you tap it, leading you …

2018-03-06: We need a Manhattan Project to build networking equipment that actually works at least 30% of the …

2018-03-03: The next time you consider putting a caller on speakerphone while walking around in a public place, …

2018-03-03: Behind every frustrating session of debugging, there’s a really simple, stupid mistake.

2018-03-02: Boo-hoo! FBI security expert: Apple are “jerks” about unlocking encrypted phones

2018-03-02: It’s Friday night, and I face a crucial decision: whisky, or whiskey?

2018-03-01: Whenever my girlfriend and I are having trouble deciding what to eat for dinner, my ready suggestion …

2018-02-28: A couple of scavenging ravens.

2018-02-28: OK. Why?

2018-02-28: Our little seaside town has a number of great restaurants, and on some occasions one or two of them …

2018-02-27: All the hip developers are moving their server logic to the front end. But why? 🤷🏻‍♂️

2018-02-26: A life so full of tragedy. It’s too much to bear.

2018-02-26: I pulled some muscle or something in my chest, and to say the pain is horrible would be putting it …

2018-02-24: This is what you see now when you go to a Twitter URL while not logged in. Blatant lies, as per …

2018-02-23: NRA Gives Insane Award, Insanely The mind boggles at the thought that anyone could seriously believe that Ajit Pai “saved the …

2018-02-22: Weird weather on the coast today.

2018-02-22: Good for him.

2018-02-22: This is a terrible dialog box (on Amazon.com). If I want to cancel, should I hit “cancel?” …

2018-02-22: Login Forms Are Getting More User-Hostile There are (at least) two really annoying login approaches I’m seeing everywhere on the Web …

2018-02-21: 43% of all login attempts across the Web are malicious, Akamai claims. Authentication on the Web is …

2018-02-20: Someday I hope to find a work space that is remotely workable. Some distant day.

2018-02-20: UPS is really terrible at pretty much everything, making them the perfect company to represent this …

2018-02-19: Never a truer friend.

2018-02-19: Facebook’s plan to reduce Russian-style political propaganda using the United States Postal Service …

2018-02-17: Hacking was around a long time before computers were.

2018-02-16: Wait, Twitter is still a thing? Slightly related: Macs are still a thing?

2018-02-15: Castle? Boat?

2018-02-15: Debugging CSS is a bit like beating yourself in the face with a hammer, except the hammer has a …

2018-02-15: I write complete sentences with complete words, end those sentences with punctuation, and I use a …

2018-02-14: Truth is well and truly dead.

2018-02-13: It would be easier to laugh at the absurdity of life if any of it were actually funny.

2018-02-12: Some days I think programming is the most annoying activity in the world. Other days, it feels like …

2018-02-11: Why is it that no service can properly keep track of which TV episodes I have seen? How is this a …

2018-02-10: This Hemingway quote on a bottle of red in Calistoga was decribed to us as an Eff You to the …

2018-02-09: Yeah, still can’t get past the grossness of an always-on microphone in my home. Have fun with …

2018-02-08: The entirety of Internet history boils down to this oft-repeated process: somebody builds something …

2018-02-07: Why have I never set up a chair and a sun umbrella and worked on the beach before? What have I been …

2018-02-06: You’ve got to be kidding me.

2018-02-06: While we’re working on driverless cars, can we also work toward workerless offices and …

2018-02-05: … he celebrated his revival of the American economy as the stock market plummeted by more …

2018-02-05: Goodbye, Monday.

2018-02-04: News Explorer Is a Pretty Great Feed Reader I am currently using News Explorer for reading feeds. There are clients for both iOS and Mac, and …

2018-02-04: My neighborhood doesn’t suck.

2018-02-04: Finally getting in some solid bike time. Beautiful day for it.

2018-02-03: It’s 70 degrees out and everyone has the heat cranked up to 80. The world’s gone mad.

2018-02-02: Definitely not the droids I’m looking for.

2018-02-02: I’ve been sitting in traffic at a dead stop for two hours because a big-rig truck overturned …

2018-02-01: Headline: Intel reportedly considering launching smart glasses this year. Presumably before they …

2018-02-01: I’m tired of visualizing. The time has come to actualize.

2018-01-31: Might Lifetime Subscriptions Be the Answer to Subscription Fatigue? I’m considering the idea of adding a lifetime subscription option to LinkLocker. I think …

2018-01-31: I should get out and work in coffee shops more often.

2018-01-31: President has speech written for him in which he plays up economic gains (which are the results of …

2018-01-30: I just can’t seem to go more than 4 minutes without buggy software bringing my work to a …

2018-01-30: Even more than usual, today I am proud to be a Californian.

2018-01-30: I haven’t been able to ride my bike down the coast all month; first I had a cold, then I …

2018-01-30: It’s about time.

2018-01-28: If you’re not failing, you’re not trying. The goal is not to eliminate failure …

2018-01-27: Good night, little druid.

2018-01-26: Call me an old crank if you will, but I just am not attracted to the idea of talking to a computer.

2018-01-26: YouTube Serves Crypto-Mining Ads Ads can be much more than an annoyance. Sometimes they provide a handy window for attackers to get …

2018-01-25: If you believe the FBI’s B.S. about being completely hamstrung by their inability to backdoor …

2018-01-25: If you run a Web server, don’t forget to set up DNS to handle your domain(s) *with and …

2018-01-24: Imagine what the world would be like if software occasionally worked.

2018-01-24: It’s good to see there’s still something approaching accountability within the U.S. …

2018-01-23: Leave it Linus Torvalds to write a measured and mature reaction to Intel’s Spectre patches.

2018-01-22: I had a cold on New Year’s, and I think I’m already getting another one. It’s the …

2018-01-22: There’s no such thing as a “side-hustle.” It’s all just work.

2018-01-20: There’s nothing worse for a weekend than persistent dread about the week ahead. Except maybe a …

2018-01-19: Don’t make the mistake of assuming your time is more valuable than others’ time. We are …

2018-01-18: Sadness is an illusion. So is happiness. If the choice is yours, the choice is obvious.

2018-01-18: I officially reject any information which is attributed simply to “Officials.”

2018-01-16: Claire McCaskill, the Democratic senior senator from Missouri, voted for cloture. “The Show-Me …

2018-01-16: For a half second there, it looked like the Senate might act in favor of the people it putatively …

2018-01-16: My cat is weird. She was just lying there quietly with her head squished up against the oven door.

2018-01-15: There’s more to everything you see than what you see at first.

2018-01-12: BREAKING: Very Stable Genius Is in Excellent Health

2018-01-12: The world is completely full of people pontificating about matters they scarecely understand, while …

2018-01-11: No guts, no glory.

2018-01-10: Nah, it’s pretty much his brain.

2018-01-09: If you are interested in preserving a diverse, open, and ad-free Web experience, buy something from …

2018-01-09: JavaScript Is Itself a Malicious Payload Filip Pizlo explains how WebKit is affected by Spectre and Meltdown, and describes to some degree …

2018-01-08: I don’t recommend doing too many things. Since most things are not fun to do, people who do …

2018-01-08: Something will come along someday that is easier to work with / debug than CSS. Right? Please say …

2018-01-06: Spot what’s wrong with this picture of an Apple II.

2018-01-05: “Please tell me about your day while I enjoy this lovely glass of blood.”

2018-01-04: I would really love to see a fad that has everyone eating nothing but butter all the time at trendy …

2018-01-04: Heaven help me, I’m considering the idea of running a crowdfunding campaign.

2018-01-03: I would like to consider my opinions more carefully before expressing them online in 2018. Perhaps …

2018-01-02: Android is gross.

2018-01-02: Fundamentally, you’re on your own out there.

2018-01-02: While it appears that this sort of “meddling” is among the least of our worries, …

2018-01-02: It’s OK to love someone or something unequivocally. It’s not healthy to start from the …

2018-01-01: It’s very hard to find black-eyed peas in California. They are traditional New Year’s …

2017-12-31: Just clap your hands.

2017-12-31: May your new year be filled with adorable nightmares.

2017-12-29: Sometimes our culture’s reverence of stupidity can have serious consequences, particularly …

2017-12-28: Troll Poll: Tabs or spaces? Vodka with vermouth in it or “vodka martini?” Tastefulness …

2017-12-28: We gained a lot when our work tools became globally mobile, but we lost a lot more than we realized …

2017-12-26: I am going to have a lot of resolutions this year. Lots of things need to change.

2017-12-24: Yes, of course there’s a motorcycle parked atop the baggage claim conveyor. Naturally.

2017-12-24: You’ll notice it has been a long while since my previous post, and yet I’m still …

2017-12-23: Ordinarily I might complain right now about the unpredictable but inevitable changes in plans that …

2017-12-22: I have serious doubts about any guy who walks out of a public restroom stall with a huge grin on his …

2017-12-21: I find that a mild Smoke Event is not a good way to start one’s morning.

2017-12-20: This was inevitable.

2017-12-20: The following text was accidentally typed out on my phone while it was in my pocket earlier, and it …

2017-12-20: Man, the future is stupid.

2017-12-20: The most frustrating thing over which I have no control is the fact that I am a control freak.

2017-12-20: I am saddened by the symbolic failure on display in the waste of aspirational fruit.

2017-12-19: Ars reports that New York City is pushing to study the ways in which the city’s digital …

2017-12-19: The things you are stressed out about right now probably don’t actually amount to anything. As …

2017-12-18: Only America could take a holiday that’s meant to be a celebration of peace and goodwill and …

2017-12-17: Mozilla apparently installed a marketing-driven add-on to instances of Firefox without user consent, …

2017-12-17: Sunday sunrise.

2017-12-16: Looking out my back door.

2017-12-15: Our tiny Bay Area apartment can’t contain much Xmas cheer, so we cheer up our patio with a …

2017-12-15: MobileCoin Moxie Marlinspike’s and Joshua Goldbard’s proposed MobileCoin cryptocurrency has a lot …

2017-12-15: Sometimes, you just have to ship 400 packages in four hours. Such is life.

2017-12-15: This old comic I drew kind of says it all.

2017-12-14: Whoever coined the phrase “mind over matter” probably never had his mind on anything …

2017-12-14: I strongly believe that we are at war, and our government either doesn’t notice, doesn’t …

2017-12-13: I know the complete lack of rain in California right now is a dire sign of bad things, but …

2017-12-12: Wired published a great history of the practice of tracking when emails are opened. As you might …

2017-12-12: If you oppose stupidity, take heart. Your opponent is stupid, after all.

2017-12-12: Life is rough for her.

2017-12-11: A stolen moment of peace beside the Pacific.

2017-12-11: The toxic nature of social media becomes more apparent by the day. We are slowly poisoning our own …

2017-12-11: Pai is determined to force the Net Neutrality repeal vote, come Hell, high water, or an …

2017-12-10: Should you say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ to your Amazon Echo or Google Home? No, but you probably …

2017-12-10: Well, this is certainly disconcerting.

2017-12-09: Didn’t learn from the mistakes of Deceiver I, eh?

2017-12-09: Have a weird Christmas, everyone.

2017-12-09: Christmas at Pillar Point Harbor.

2017-12-08: At least 5,000 Wordpress sites are infected with a script that both logs keystrokes and mines …

2017-12-08: My favorite lunch spot looks its best at night.

2017-12-08: LinkLocker is now on Micro.blog, with the rather obvious handle of @linklocker. I had to fiddle …

2017-12-07: Just meditate on the phrase “networked doorknob” for a moment. Sounds dumb, right? It is …

2017-12-07: Phishing attempts are getting harder and harder to detect at first glance. Seeing that little green …

2017-12-07: MacOS 10.13.2 brings a profoundly new interface.

2017-12-06: Would you go for a discounted phone if it had ads on it? No.

2017-12-06: The story of the strange attacks on American diplomats in Cuba keeps getting more and more bizarre.

2017-12-06: Few things build more confidence in a financial institution than visiting a page on their Web site …

2017-12-06: The vibe at our local post office is so ridiculously chill. I think it’s where postal …

2017-12-06: I spotted a large jackrabbit running away from my headlights on my drive home tonight. Sometimes I …

2017-12-05: I Don't Get Why Everyone Watches YouTube So Much I must be quite alone in almost never watching things on YouTube. Maybe once per month, for about …

2017-12-05: I left the house without my wallet this morning, so I guess I’ll be running an unplanned …

2017-12-04: Have I mentioned Algo VPN lately? It’s an Ansible script that sets up a personal VPN on a …

2017-12-04: Beautiful sunset bike ride down the coast. One day ends, and another one begins.

2017-12-04: Goodbye, sun.

2017-12-04: Chairman Pai and the other Republican commissioners simply do not care if consumers are protected or …

2017-12-03: Our small-town newspaper here in Half Moon Bay is full of stories about pumpkin farming, small-scale …

2017-12-03: Getting ready for Xmas on the Coastside.

2017-12-03: Streaming TV services still do a pretty terrible job at keeping track of what you’ve watched. …

2017-12-02: The fact that encrypted iTunes backup keys can now be reset with just the device’s passcode is …

2017-12-02: It’s strange how hard we have to fight for a little peace.

2017-12-01: Reddit really is a flaming dumpster full of flaming diapers. It makes Twitter look like an …

2017-12-01: These 1Blocker packages by @jthingelstad have made the Internet so much nicer to use for me. They …

2017-11-30: There are few things I find more calming than just watching the surf for a few minutes.

2017-11-30: For some reason I actually just found myself saying “howdy do” to a person, with no …

2017-11-30: In a couple of weeks, LinkLocker.co will have been publicly available for one year. Here is to many, …

2017-11-30: The cell phone location data case currently before the Supreme Court has the potential to be a …

2017-11-30: Big waves in Half Moon Bay this morning.

2017-11-29: Spending last weekend in Big Sur reminded me that total silence is the most beautiful sound I have …

2017-11-29: An Australian electrician discovered that he could keep his employer from creepily tracking his …

2017-11-29: I dreamed about an app that lets users take 360-degree photography of their homes, and then post it …

2017-11-28: The edge of the world.

2017-11-28: Correction: Brian Krebs points out that the High Sierra root bug is exploitable remotely if the …

2017-11-28: The MacOs High Sierra root account bug is indeed serious, and it is indeed due to a really amazingly …

2017-11-28: Another day, another revelation of disgusting behavior taking place at Uber.

2017-11-28: “Someone” submitted a million fake comments to the FCC which appear to favor their push …

2017-11-27: Billing oneself as a “security company” is the perfect cover.

2017-11-27: An ancient relic, spotted along a highway deep in a redwood forest.

2017-11-27: Imgur was breached in 2014. That’s three freaking years ago.

2017-11-27: I am experimenting with the idea of avoiding all news six days out of the week, and then just diving …

2017-11-27: Firefox Quantum is pretty great overall, but Mozilla will have to sort out the power consumption …

2017-11-25: Sunset over Big Sur.

2017-11-24: Big Sur meadow, with really old tombstones.

2017-11-24: Going off the grid and outside of cellular range is a terrifying prospect when you are responsible …

2017-11-24: “Unfortunately”

2017-11-23: The Pythonista script I mentioned for posting to Micro.blog can be found on GitHub Gists.

2017-11-23: This story is particularly rich, after yesterday’s story about their throwing out comments …

2017-11-23: Uber’s decision to pay the ransom was stupid not just for the reasons enumerated in this …

2017-11-22: New Exquisite Corpse Brand Absinthe Basil Bliss Chicken Patty Man Cave Flavor Pucks

2017-11-22: My strategy for “Winning Black Friday” is quite simple: I plan not to buy anything.

2017-11-22: I put together a really simple Pythonista script that makes it extremely easy to post to micro.blog …

2017-11-22: I posted a thing on the LinkLocker blog about the really dumb Uber breach and the even more dumb …

2017-11-21: Sure, Rite-Aid Muzak Recording. Play The Christmas Song right after Hotel California. That’s …

2017-11-21: I think I’m going to get rid of the old jarrodwhaley.com and simply have that domain point to …

2017-11-21: I am so glad I started riding a bike again, and Half Moon Bay is a great place to do so.

2017-11-16: I turned off autocorrect on my iPhone this morning. It’s too early to say so for sure, but I …

2017-11-14: Is it evil to avoid speaking up (for fear of becoming a permanent de facto IT person) when you …

2017-11-14: I was very glad to see that my shampoo is gluten-free. Glutinous shampoo would wreak havoc upon my …

2017-09-28: I bought a bike. Time to ride it was sadly not included in the package.

2017-09-26: …aaaaand I’ve already found the first major issue. Great.

2017-09-26: I just upgraded to High Sierra and I’m about to test my pre-exisiting Python development …

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