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Batman is a cop

Ah, superheroes. For many years my favourite superhero was the yellow spandex one from X-Men, even before Hugh Jackman put on that bodysuit. It was also underpants-and-cape guy for a while, but it turns out I was just crushing on Christopher Reeve. And then there’s Batman, the epitome of “not really a superhero but cosplaysContinue reading Batman is a cop

Surprising data usage in macOS with Apple News+

Recently I was able to install a new application on macOS that monitors network traffic. Useful for limiting bandwidth usage on the data bundle of your mobile device when travelling, you can limit all or a subset of your apps. It’s neat. A few months ago I was using my mobile data on my laptopContinue reading Surprising data usage in macOS with Apple News+

Revolt, rinse, repeat

We know that history has a tendency to repeat itself, as those of us who remember the past eventually die. It’s been almost a century since Hitler’s rise to power. We are witnessing it again. From Wikipedia: The Beer Hall Putsch, also known as the Munich Putsch, was a failed coup d’état by Nazi PartyContinue reading Revolt, rinse, repeat

On the novel coronavirus and critical thought

[Originally posted on Twitter] When news first started spreading of a novel coronavirus I was admittedly unconcerned because I heard it was no worse than ‘flu. Of course I did some research, listened to professionals, and came to the conclusion that my lack of concern was wrong. Critical thinking works, kids. You’re allowed to be wrongContinue reading On the novel coronavirus and critical thought

On America’s freedoms

Some light reading: Americans are, of course, the most thoroughly and passively indoctrinated people on earth. They know next to nothing as a rule about their own history, or the histories of other nations, or the histories of the various social movements that have risen and fallen in the past, and they certainly know littleContinue reading On America’s freedoms

Change by a thousand choices

I wrote three tweets last week which I’d like to summarise here: #BlackLivesMatter #TransRightsAreHumanRights #StayHome The last one — about COVID-19 — is difficult to do if you’re protesting, so stay safe and wear a mask. Remember that the mask must cover both your mouth and your nose. I also wrote on this website aContinue reading Change by a thousand choices

Nothing has changed; everything has changed

The coronavirus has taken over. South Africa has been locked down for three weeks. Canada is under self-isolation orders. I read somewhere that there are something like a billion people staying at home, like you’re supposed to when trying to reduce the global pandemic of a bug more virulent than the flu. Italy is levellingContinue reading Nothing has changed; everything has changed