Five for Friday – October 11, 2019

  • I left a few of my Nest devices in the old house, but after some shopping around, decided to re-up my Nest usage with a v3 thermostat, and a Nest lock to augment some of the replacement devices. We’ll see how it goes.
  • Other than soccer, I don’t watch a lot of TV. But I started watching the latest season of American Horror Story, and so far, it’s been fantastic. It’s a throwback to the 80s, so it’s over the top and sometimes flat out stupid – but that’s why I like it.
  • I really like Poka Yoke – here’s a good article on it.
  • Even though I stopped using Windows over a year ago, I’m far from an Apple fan boy. But the amount of whining and complaining about the recent Catalina update has rivaled the complaints about Windows Vista. Here’s a tame example. Apple has warned users about the end-of-life for 32-bit support for at least a year, probably longer. I just don’t get why people are freaking out so much about their 8-10 year old apps being deprecated.
    Oh well, the internet is going to internet
  • Just a random story about doing dumb and effective stuff with javascript on web pages. How my butt helped fix font problems on the web

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