Evening Reading: 3/24/14


10 Scary Holes With Deadly Pasts. No, not people who went to UNC. The kind in the ground.

Sorry, but I don’t feel even a little sorry for this dude.

As I get more and more into podcasting, I find that I enjoyed daily, short and informative podcasts. One of my favorite is TUAW’s  Daily Update Podcast.

I use Target Display Mode all the time with my second iMac. MakeUseOf  has a great summary of how you can use a second Mac as the additional display. I wish there was a way to keep the second Mac in Target Display Mode even after sleep.

I can’t back this up with empirical data, but almost guarantee you that Microsoft changes the name of its products more than any other company in history.

I tried really hard to believe in Obamacare. Unfortunately, I have concluded that it is lacking, at best, and a disaster, at worst.

OS X became a teenager today. While I was not a huge fan of the early OS X iterations, starting around Snow Leopard and continuing through Mavericks, OS X has been wonderful. At this point, I can’t imagine anyone voluntarily choosing a Windows machine over a Mac.

While I have only used iTunes radio sparingly so far, it is encouraging that Apple is adding additional streaming content. Hopefully, the addition of NPR news is the first of many additions.

One of the most interesting things about the rumored  Apple-Comcast TV deal will be to see how a combination of my most favorite company and least favorite company turns out.

John Prine and Steve Earle did the second best cover of Townes Van Zandt’s excellent Loretta.


For those who haven’t had the pleasure, the best cover is, without a doubt, by Jesse Dayton.