Curt Clifton's microblog

It’s a beautiful morning to celebrate another NL Central championship. Go Cubs Go!

And then company engineering chat becomes a discussion of how to implement NSDate comparisons in relativistic reference frames. 🚀

Marina from Sunset Hill at dawn. There are some benefits to not being able to sleep.

“The bottom line is that the bill for cynicism seems to be coming due. For years, flat-out lies about policy served Republicans well… But those same lies now leave them unable to govern.” —Paul Krugman

“America is now two countries, eyeing each other across a chasm of distrust and contempt. One is urban, diverse and outward-looking. This is the America that’s growing. The other is white, provincial and culturally revanchist. This is the America that’s in charge.” —Michelle Goldberg

On top of Poe Mountain in the Glacier Peak Wilderness.

“But what if rigid support for single-payer…becomes a litmus test? … Democrats could eventually find themselves facing a Trumpcare-type debacle, unable either to implement their unrealistic vision or to let it go.” —Paul Krugman

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, was registered. Still doing our best to make great software.