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Glenn researches and writes about the history of printing, focused particularly on newspaper comics and printing molds. Pre-order his book How Comics Were Made. He’s a long-time technology journalist, who contributes regularly to Macworld and TidBITS and writes books in the Take Control Books series. A former Amazon employee (1996–97) who used to eat burritos with Bezos, Glenn is more interestingly a two-time Jeopardy! winner.

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AirPort Utility was discontinued years ago. It only worked with Apple’s base stations. It does not scan a network in a useful way. Some fact checking when referring people to software would be very useful. https://wapo.st/3wHyd0P There are third-party Wi-Fi network scanners that are very helpful.

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@tbridge but the article is about finding devices, not networks. The secret cameras are just using the house WiFi. What am I missing?

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I'm looking to hire someone to do some slightly technical illustrations for How Comics Were Made. There are a few pieces of equipment and processes that have no great photographic or illustrative elements out there, but I can provide reference images and rough drawings. If you’re interested, send me links to your work? I’m not looking for blueprint-style perfection, but something that conveys the meaning and is accurate.

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@digigeek Really fun stuff and glad for a recommendation! Thank you!

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@tangocharlie Holy cow—intricate wonderful work. Thank you!

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In defense of office jokes for apprentices! The key to the river, "type lice," the bucket of steam, and more hijinks of hazing.

(Arthur “Bugs” Baer, syndicated via King Features, appearing here in the Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph, August 31, 1950)

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Six Flags Over Alito

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@Meyerweb six sick sticks

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Of course it’s a Tesla. Of course.

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@joesteel @gknauss Doffs his asshat

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Health risks to newspaper cartoonists (Hartford Courant, August 29, 1937)

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@andrewhutcheson Alphabet they do

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watching x-files and they “as you know bob”’d origami. like:

a: look at that, it’s beautiful.
b: it’s called origami.
a: yeah, japanese paper folding

was origami just largely unknown in the west in the early 90s? i can’t remember a time when i didn’t know what it was

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@exchgr sushi was in big cities and exotic. Origami was taught by substitute art teachers. Japan was soon to own the entire United States and we should all be learning Japanese, but few studied the culture.

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@exchgr Amusingly, my older child just came home from a trivia night at a cafe, and one of the questions involved a picture clue, which was a still frame of the X-Files opening. Nobody in his team got it.

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@exchgr children now mainline TV through neural interfaces

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The industrial world used to be exciting! And obviously horribly unsafe.

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How would one even go about using an LLM to write a novel? I can't imagine the process

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@pborenstein Oh, just ask one how

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@pborenstein I just and received absurdly cogent directions in long essay form with bullet points.

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If you ever get the chance to have your Mac run out of disk space and RAM, but say it didn't run out of disk space and RAM, I highly recommend it. You see, the files are managed for you, so you don't have to worry, except when your desktop wallpaper breaks, and you can't quit or launch apps, but under the hood it definitely is taking care of things.

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UPDATED

Deleted post as I didn't read the fine print!

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@kissane @xoxo My mistake! The main pass page doesn't list this:

Park Pass holders are required to wear a high-quality mask at all times while in the reserved seating area

That's only on the COVID page

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@kissane @xoxo Just to be complicated (“there is no parking in the red zone, the white zone is for parking”), the COVID policy would indicate that non-reserved seating in the tent doesn't require masking.

“We will have reserved seating exclusively for Park Pass holders in the front of the tent in the park, with additional seating in back for any attendee to use."

So conceivably…if you had a Theater Pass and sat in non-reserved Park Pass seating in the back… no mask.

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The revision to my post is that XOXO requires masking both indoors and in the reserved seating area of the tent. https://2024.xoxofest.com/ https://xoxofest.com/guide/covid/

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XOXO registration is now open

THIS IS NOT A DRILL

xoxo,
g

https://2024.xoxofest.com

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@matt That is really terrific. I cannot imagine what my life would have been like if I hadn't gone at least to the first one.

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