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Joker is that rare movie — an unabashed character study that restrains itself from diving into the superhero genre from where the character came. For someone with no knowledge of DC, this wouldn’t be out of place as a psych-horror movie — it has no superhero elements at all. Well done Todd Phillips for breaking new ground.

iOS 13 haptic touch menus appear to activate way too quickly for me. I’ve set Touch Duration to “Slow” in Accessibility > Touch > 3D and Haptic Touch, let’s see if that helps.

The perfect watch for Dark Mode fans. Swatch’s Sistem Dark.

If you thought WeWork was a ... curious idea, then you’ll love
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TIL that Google Maps now offers AR walking directions (on iOS too): youtu.be/QW1QT7DOOdA

Favourite features for me: no null, match exprs, the type system, really good compiler errors. Error handling is a bit weird (coming from Java/C# or Go) but I managed to find an idiom that’s hassle-free and relatively clean (bit.ly/2lMCpY2)

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Wrote a ~500 loc Rust version of a tool I’d written in Java years ago to teach myself Rust. It’s a very nice language, I can see why it ranks so high on Stack Overflow.

Weekend plans sorted. IT Chapter 2 followed by a meal at a nice Chinese restaurant. Looking forward to a nice relaxing evening!

The Joker’s been getting 5-star reviews from pretty much every critic who saw it at the Venice film festival. Is this DC’s next big hit?

Pharmaceutical ads on US Network TV are nuts. Are laypeople with no medical education really well equipped to understand these?

Danny Boyle’s “Yesterday” is such a wonderful date movie.

@fahrni she uses Office 365 for Education at work so was a natural fit for her.

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@fahrni My wife had Dropbox for a while. She recently got Office 365 Home at a 30% discount - a 1TB OneDrive account and Office apps on all platforms for up to 6 family members *each*.

Managed to set up a Hugo based static blog after a *long* time: pdutta.net/blog/posts/https-ng The theme still needs a bit of work on the iPad.

‪I could write pages on what’s wrong here, but three special highlights:‬

‪1) “Wall of grey” in Edge, not very inviting‬
2) My settings for Edge always hide that pestilential News Feed, setting not synced / ignored
3) This is your opportunity to welcome the user, why would you let clickbaity articles intrude into that?

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I recently had to reinstall Windows 10 on a PC (grub dual-boot snafu). This is what a fresh Windows 10 install looks like (although the wallpaper is from my synced online Windows profile). Candy Crush, really? If they want to compete with macOS they have to do much, much better.

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Why does the Fediverse like content warnings on political posts? Never made sense to me. IMO the only people who can afford to be blasé about politics are the very privileged.

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