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I’m not a B&W movie person. I’m an “82-minute throwaway comedy” person. Will Ferrell, not Jimmy Stewart (my grandfather’s prep school roommate). BUT i could watch The Spy Who Came In From The Cold 1000 times. Even though I know the twist and the tragedy. It’s just so good.

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screenshot alerting me that an app called butt has quit unexpectedly

it happens.

(b.u.t.t.: broadcast using this tool) 🎶

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Tech-support note-to-self: The thing that consistently trips up Mom & Marshall is the saved-pw mismatch in Safari. They don't grok the saved-pw dialog box Safari/OS pops up above web pw inputs & they get frustrated at newly-reset pws not working. Solution: blow away old ones.

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🎃 too grouchy to buy candy but still watching the Charlie Brown special. this is linus’s year, i can feel it!

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screenshot of home hub notification with better grammar

one reason to upgrade to Monterey: they fixed the weird grammar in this home hub notification.

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the Magic Kingdom experience is now entirely mediated via pocket computer. 40,000 people desperately trying to figure out what screen to swipe to, or what button to press. park employees are now indistinguishable from Genius Bar employees

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We asked about Disney-branded face-masks at the hotel trinket-store; they said they're out property-wide because they had an optimistic 2-for-1 sale when things were improving. Things got worse; they ordered more; the next batch is "stuck in the ocean," apparently.

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Monday: Difficulty-level, trying to boot a Mac into safe-mode via phone-call with 79 Y.O.

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Yesterday I screenshared into Mom's computer to help her with a password problem. Noticed that she was on Mojave and it wanted her to upgrade to Big Sur. Started that process; 12 hours later it's still stuck on the boot-screen loading bar. Why do I do this to myself? She's 5 hours from an Apple Store. Am I gonna drive 3 hours to her house, to boot this goddam thing in safe mode? If Apple can't get this right, can anyone?

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I've seen many opinions about this new Safari tab thing and didn't know what was happening because I don't frequently use that browser. Opened today for the first time in ages. That is... ah... something.