I removed all my uploaded contacts from Facebook.

Or at least I think I did.

I am shocked that a foldable smartphone has a tendency to break quickly. Who could have predicted it?

Wow. Intel just bailed on the 5G modem business right after Apple settled with Qualcomm. They were falling behind anyway but it still seems interestingly timed. Now I wonder if Apple has been buying Qualcomm chipsets as part of a contingency plan.

arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/0

Apple and Qualcomm dropped all of the litigation against each other. What a waste of time and money.

Let's see, besides the usual ones I'm on Whatsapp, Telegram, Signal, and (shortly) Keybase. Now DARPA wants to build another one?

trustedreviews.com/news/darpa-

Do other countries really believe Trump and his minions represent the majority of the United States?

"A little bit about some of the negative aspects of Free Software development" from Linux Mint leader Clement Lefebvre.

blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3736

9front is Plan 9 updated. Still annoying, but now it supports more hardware.

A lot of the programmers I know, myself included, are musicians on the side (and vice versa). I don't think it's a coincidence.

jacobobryant.com/post/2019/pra

Live Phish is good music to listen to while I'm working. Two or three songs can go by without me even noticing they'd changed.

$13K for 70-100 miles range? I regularly do 100+ miles on my bike, well within the capability of a single tank. I'll wait.

theverge.com/2019/3/28/1828607

Today I learned about Chirp, a data transmission protocol that uses bursts of sound (chirps, of course) to send data over distances of "several meters", no wires required. It's targeted towards low-end devices and now supports the ESP32 in addition to Arduino.

tenlinks.com/news/chirp-launch

When an application has a "Cancel" button that then pops up a dialog with "Are you sure you want to cancel?" I am forever hitting "Cancel", which of course cancels the cancel. So then I have to cancel again. Is it just me?

I live in a small development with less than 100 houses on the edge of a medium-sized city in NY state. We have DSL and shaky Spectrum cable. Everyone around us has fiber but we're too small and don't have enought potential customers for the fiber company to bother with us.

motherboard.vice.com/en_us/art

Cost for my personal blog has gone up to almost $300/year. I don't get a lot of traffic and it makes no sense to continue with it now that I'm not working full time. Shoot.

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