The new behavior where you have to reinstall Developer Tools after every Big Sur point update is absolutely maddening!

Since I had a power outage last week, my USB DAC disconnects and restarts itself every ~10 minutes. I have no idea why the one would be related to the other, but it's absolutely infuriating.

Sheesh, even the Slack documentation is down. I wonder what they did this morning?

food, alcohol, holiday cheer 

Merry Christmas Eve! We made a delightful pot roast for supper tonight and opened a 2013 Ladera Cab Sauv and now are watching the Patrick Stewart Christmas Carol while enjoying a food coma.

I gave in to consumerism and replaced my perfectly-good Intel MacBook Air with an ARM64 MacBook Pro.

Pros: battery doesn't seem to ever drain; can compile neovim and all dependencies from source in under 2 minutes; every closed-source tool I use except Dropbox is already arm64-native

Cons: very few OSS tools have pre-built universal binaries, so clang gets a lot of exercise

Ugh I am so not enthused to switch off of CentOS. I really hope either Rocky Linux or CloudLinux ends up being a hassle-free migration before CentOS 8 gets EOLed.

Did ec2 in us-west-2 just die? 5xx's from Describe and Launch APIs for the last ~10 minutes...

The flow in Safari on Big Sur and 11 for via native Secure Enclave (TouchID / FaceID) is extremely nice. Not enough for me to dump Firefox, but extremely nice.

Always weird to wake up to a ton of notifications because someone cross-posted something you wrote to Hacker News. At least I got less hate-mail this time than last time...

My kid was in daycare for one week before he brought home a cold to the whole family (don't worry, we got negative COVID tests). I was really enjoying not having colds since lockdown began...

It appears that is down, so a bunch of SSL infrastructure that relies on certificates is breaking. Argh!

Or maybe there's bad internet weather somewhere else? I can't access any Apple properties under from any of my datacenter-hosted VMs, either, and a bunch of Google stuff is timing out from here and there...

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Hm, I think my ISP (Sonic) is having some bad times today. No routes to a huge swath of the Internet...

I’m so glad we all have 30-bit high gamut displays now so that every icon can be the exact same four colors on a white roundrect.

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