24-26 Sept.

September 24

7:20amJexi (2019) – ⭐⭐/5 (imdb.com) Adam Devine stars in a comedy that is a commentary on society and people’s phones. It feels very much like a bad spoof of Her from 2013. #

4:23pmI have so many questions about the new Amazon flying security drone (theverge.com) #

5:25pmEnola Holmes (2020) – ⭐⭐⭐/5 (imdb.com) Millie Bobbie Brown is delightful in this and I look forward to a sequel or hopefully the start of a series of her detective adventures. #

September 25

8:22am – I am in the midst of reading “A Mind At Play,” a biography of Claude Shannon. I’ve just reached the part where he joins Bell Labs and thinking of that organization as I drifted off to sleep I began thinking of moonshot groups. Google, rather Alphabet, has the most well known in its X. But surely other companies today have it.

Bell Labs was funded by AT&T and an electrical company. The big companies in the world, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, all feel that they are on the scale that they should have moonshot teams. But what about Apple? Or Comcast/Xfinity/AT&T?

Just thinking how we would benefit from companies reinvesting profits into the future of the world as they pursue progresses and give great minds the freedom to explore and research things under a wide purview. #

8:32pm – “Consistency starts with consistency in your choices.” – Jose Mourinho #

September 26

7:09am – Hard drive died on my linux laptop today (not overall surprising, that drive is probably 13 years old.) New drive ordered for less than $60 and will arrive today.

7:35am – Yesterday I wrote my mayor an email, a quick note voicing my support for the implementation of social services to respond to 911 calls. I drew direct comparisons to those in place in Portland and Denver (in regards to social specialists who can respond to calls not needing police force.)

I got a reply shockingly quickly (literally in less than fifteen minutes.) She agreed with my request and noted that she had plans to propose funding for mental health professionals during every shift who could co-respond with police. While I would prefer them to be a standalone organization, I think this is a step in the right direction and I hope to see it brought to ballot soon. #

10:56pm – And here we are. This morning I had a hard drive failure. This evening I had a new hard drive waiting on my doorstep when I arrived home, and without issue it got installed and I re-installed Linux on it. I’m watching “Brave New World” on Peacock and while our world is far from theirs, I am keenly aware of the technology we have around us when even a generation ago computers lived in massive rooms and held a fraction of the power held in my hand on my phone, or in this notebook computer. #