Curt Clifton's microblog

I was better off before I knew that this existed.

“The bottom line is that we are now ruled by people who are completely alienated not just from the scientific community, but from the scientific idea… And this willful ignorance is deeply frightening. Indeed, it may end up destroying civilization.” —Paul Krugman

5k PR, beat my bucket list goal time, and won the age group (in a very small field). Good way to spend a morning.

Cranking the dad rock while working on my Swift×Northwest talk. Accidentally made a mash up of Free Bird and Narwhals. Pretty great, really.

Omni Group feature article in the new iOS 11 App Store. Nice.

“The truth is that letting the Dreamers work legally helps the U.S. economy; pushing them out or into the shadows is bad for everyone except racists.” —Paul Krugman

“What this means is that even more than it is in the advertising business, Facebook is in the surveillance business. … It knows far, far more about you than the most intrusive government has ever known about its citizens.” John Lanchester, London Review of Books

Success. I figured out how to work the Narwhal song into my Swift by Northwest talk. Because they are so awesome.

“Principled liberals and conservatives need to wake up to this peril. The solid center that has defined American politics for generations is under assault by empowered radicals on both sides.” —David Von Drehle

Posted: Terminal Palettes

“With a three part solution — AppleScript, shell script, and a zsh hook — my Terminal palette now updates whenever I switch between source directories. Yours can too.“

Coffee and procrasti-coding.

Fourteen mile run, bloody mary, eggs benedict, two and a half hour nap. Day, uh, seized?

Twenty five years ago today, OmniGroup.com was registered. Still doing our best to make great software.

Beautiful, poignant, convicting. 99% Invisible: 273- Notes on an Imagined Plaque

Swift by Northwest Schedule Posted If you register this week, you can still get the early-bird discount! Hope to see you there.

“there’s a word for people who round up members of ethnic minorities and send them to concentration camps… There’s also a word for people who, out of cowardice or self-interest, go along with such abuses” —Paul Krugman

“For Trump to pardon him [is] an assault on the federal judiciary, the Constitution and the rule of law itself. … it [is] an impeachable offense” —Noah Feldman

“One day, Trump will do something really awful. And on that day, I will also draft a very stern letter, which I will place into a drawer and not send.” —Alexandra Petri, channeling Gary Cohn

Drinking scotch and reading about quantum theory. You?

“Lack of principle, however, has been par for the course for the vast number of politically active Christian conservatives who endorsed and defended Trump…” —Jennifer Rubin