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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 ocsp.apple.com 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 17.0.0.0/8 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.

Does anyone know if there's an implementation of the full tightvnc protocol other than the official tightvnc ones? Chicken of the VNC can't do the encoding for this stupid server, and TightVNC's official client doesn't work on any version of Java released in the last 4 years.

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