Daring Fireball

By John Gruber

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Shameless Beneficiary of Outrageous Nepotism Tells 18 Million Unemployed Workers to ‘Find Something New’ in New Ad Campaign

Hamza Shaban, reporting for The Washington Post: Ivanka Trump urged out-of-work Americans to “find something new” Tuesday as part of a new jobs initiative designed to tout the benefits of skills training and career paths that don’t require a college degree. But the effort — complete with website, advertising campaign and virtual...

Life in the NBA ‘Bubble’ at Disney World

ESPN: Luke Walton, Kings coach: “The strangest thing I brought that I’m very happy I brought now is, I dedicated a whole carry-on bag to my coffee. Which is like seven pounds of coffee beans, my coffee grinder, I got a French press in my room, because I knew we were going to be quarantined so I couldn’t trust whatever was going to...

Typefaces of Protest

Illuminati Bold and Dipshit Condensed are personal faves.  ★ 

★ Typefaces of Protest

Illuminati Bold and Dipshit Condensed are personal faves.

iPhone 12 Could Ship With New Braided USB-C to Lightning Cable

My suggested rewrite of this headline: “iPhone 12 Could Ship With Lightning Cable That Doesn’t Fall Apart When Used”.  ★ 

‘Ted Lasso’ Debuts Next Month on Apple TV+

He’s like Trump for football, except actually funny.  ★ 

★ Refer This

At some point a month or two ago (or maybe six months ago, or six days ago — who the hell knows in COVID time), The New York Times started pestering me with a bottom-of-the-page dickbar just about every damn time I visit their website. Which is dozens of times per day. It’s a big ugly yellow dickbar — screenshots from mobile and a larger screen — that...

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Mark Zuckerberg’s Butcher Shop

Kara Swisher, in her column at The New York Times: This week, I finally settled on a simpler comparison: Think about Facebook as a seller of meat products. Most of the meat is produced by others, and some of the cuts are delicious and uncontaminated. But tainted meat — say, Trump steaks — also gets out the door in ever increasing...

Rashad Robinson on Facebook’s Response to Civil Rights Audit: ‘Come On’

Charlie Warzel, writing for The New York Times: Facebook’s long-awaited civil rights audit is now public and it isn’t flattering. The 100-plus-page report laid bare many of the issues facing the platform — that Facebook does not fully understand how its algorithms drive hate, that anti-Muslim speech is “rampant,” that Facebook’s reforms...

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