Kahomono - It Means Lucky

Random musings on whatever subject strikes my fancy, published every other day.

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Let the Lying Begin

Expect nothing less than bald-faced out-and-out prevarication as the Pumpkin criminal gang get us into a war in order to try and maintain his stolen presidency.

Caturday Present

This Christmas, we got one present that really stood out.

https://reimenayee.com/

Our daughter and her wife commissioned this painting from the lovely Reimena Yee. If you are not already familiar from the numerous #caturday posts, the subjects are, of course, our very own Alice (top) and Gertrude.

Anti-Sem*

Click!!

Look for more and more of this from the Pumpkin and his enabling media.

“Semites”, by the way, is a category that properly includes Jews and Arabs equally. So when these guys attack Rashida Tlaib they are spouting pure antisemitism.

Just so you know.

More Gun Worship

‘Murrica. Where parody remains impossible.

Quick!

While it’s still Sunday somewhere!

We welcomed a new family member yesterday, a bouncing baby MacBook. Although we’ve gradually migrated all our mobile life to iOS over the past couple of years, this is our first real foray into OS X.

A few years ago I borrowed a MacBook for a month, and I learned a few things that began the erosion of my staunch anti-Apple attitude:

  • The hardware is unbelievably refined in its design. I call it, engineering porn. No Windows laptop has even approached this level of refinement.
  • The support at the other end of that phone line is superb. I know it’s hard for other companies to fund that kind of quality at scale because pretty much only Apple gets to charge the premium they charge, but it really does make a difference.
  • The software itself is not 100% to my liking, but I am not the daily user of this new machine so, OK.

Also, when it comes to the software: it’s not Windows. From a security point of view, that removes a gigantic target from the back of our computing base here Chez Frier. This new machine retires our last Windows machine, not counting VM lab rats.

This is not to say that Macs are immune to malware, they are just a lot less targeted. Ultimately it’s a numbers game: malware authors are going to go for where the greatest number of machines in the business world are, and that is Windows.

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