Goodbye Facebook

Jean MacDonald:

The more time I spend on Micro.blog, the worse I feel about participating in other social networks: the creepy targeted advertising, the outrage, the endless lists of tips that imply something is wrong with me, all the notifications and suggestions that are intended to capture more of my time and attention for the benefit of the platform.

Once again, I find myself deleting Instagram and Apollo (a Reddit client) because both services make me feel dirty. Putting content on my blog feels good.

Unlocked iPhone. Saw new Slack icon. Put down iPhone. Rubbed temples.

Then I remembered I’m not on Twitter anymore and therefore won’t be subjected to hundreds of HOT TAKES. 🎉🎉🎉

Announcement Teaser for Secret 'Ghostbusters' Film

A quote from Jason Reitman at FirstShowing.net

This is the next chapter in the original franchise. It is not a reboot. What happened in the ‘80s happened in the ‘80s, and this is set in the present day.

I’m not sure how they’re going to do this without Harold Ramis. And Bill Murray was staunchly against doing another film (going so far as to shred a draft script that was sent to him by Dan Aykroyd).

I liked the 2016 reboot, and I’m sad there won’t be a sequel. And I worry about this new movie’s existence being seen by the women-hating fans of the franchise as validation for their vile behavior toward the cast of the 2016 film. I’m also worried it’ll suck. But that’s a cool teaser trailer.

I had a dream last night that Apple revamped Xcode with a stunningly beautiful UI and a new language that was more fun to write than Ruby. It was a good dream.

My Friends Make Podcasts

And I really enjoy them.

  • Fundamentally Broken is hosted by my friends Seth and Tim. It’s entertaining if you enjoy listening to two iOS-loving nerds drink while discussing life’s problems and occasionally technology and productivity.
  • Sam and Ross Like Things is hosted by my friends, uh, Sam and Ross. They talk about the things they like (no hedging!). It’s a super-positive show that always makes me wonder why I spend so much of my time being in a bad mood. If you like the show, they have a Patreon.