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This Community mini reunion was very enjoyable..

Scribd’s new unlimited* books and audiobooks subscription is very compelling.

Going to check it out. I cancelled my Audible subscriptions last year because the credits model gave me anxiety when I fell behind.

The idea of text to speech is always compelling, but I haven’t been able to use it consistently. Curious to give Polly a try again.

By the by, I’m loving my 4 WyzeCam’s. Probably being streamed live in a bunch of Chinese websites (which is why kid’s rooms still on Nest), but for common areas they work great and give a lot of bang for the buck.

Every time I read a company is rejoining its parent, I hear the same sharpening of the knife used when Newton Inc was brought back to Apple. Good luck Nest.

Simple Print is an web article cleanup and PDF that almost makes wanna print all articles. This could be useful for sharing articles with a class or meeting.

Blade Runner 2049. WOW, just wow. Love it when regardless of if it’s the story I wanted to see, you get the best version of a story someone wanted to tell.

PencilSnap for Apple Pencil

Added to wishlist.

Walmart and Rakuten take on Amazon with Kobo e-reader alliance

Happy about this. Kobo makes great devices and the e-ink devices market could benefit from increased competition.

🔗 20 Things I Learned From Becoming Warren Buffett

Gotta see that documentary.

If you’d ever cleaned a car seat or stroller, you could never support space travel for children. We could decimate any alien ecosystem with germ contamination.

Saw Atomic Blonde last night. Enjoyed it. Wasn’t familiar with the comic, but the influence in style is clear.

Microsoft says security fixes will noticeably slow older PCs

If aliens wanted to affect our global computing power just a tiny bit and keep us distracted… this is exactly how’d write it.

Giving Alfred a try again. Spotlight works, but I miss a bit more power. Even suffering relearning my LaunchBar tricks, the speed difference in very noticeable.

Macdrifter carefully explains how blogs are dead or dying, and he’s also not into newsletters.

Intel’s KPTI flaw is really bad, but be ready to extreme simplifications. No 30% slowdown for most users it seems.

Brent Simmons is going to post more on, and so am I.

“wake up early” is an eternal failed resolution my life. Trying an alternative this year:

Realize that anything after 5am is sleeping late.

Interesting HN comments on Wired’s Kindle piece. Many only use Kindle for fiction and print books for non-fiction. I do all fiction on Kindle and non-fiction on iPhone – for convenience of reading snippets throughout the day.

Finally saw The Last Jedi. Spoiler free thoughts:
1. Glad I only watched the first trailer. 2. Rogue One still my favorite Disney era movie. 3. Don’t need to digest much, it’s a first reaction kinda movie.