Went out for Chinese. Got this in the fortune cookie.

β€˜Dogs have owners, cats have staff.’

About right.

I love all the extremely work-friendly coffee shops in Taipei. Some of them feel like full-on coworking spaces. Minus the membership fees and boring office interior, of course.

Also, it's completely normal to find multiple redundant wifi networks in coffee shops, sometimes with 100 Mb/s downstream and 50 Mb/s up.

Technically, Mid-Autumn Festival is tomorrow. But, because it falls on a Monday this year (it's a lunar-calendar holiday), it makes a welcome long weekend. The #Taiwanese typically celebrate with family gatherings & barbecuing. (Incidentally, the BBQing is a recent tradition, started by a BBQ-sauce company a few decades ago). Standing on the balcony, I can hear the laughter & fireworks from the festivities. It's easily my favorite Chinese holiday. I compare it to Thanksgiving in North America.

Fingers Point to China After Break-Ins Target New Zealand Professor t.co/S6IO6UosuW

OLIVE: a system for emulating old OSes on old processors that saves old data from extinction
boingboing.net/2018/09/22/pres

This book seems to confirm what that NYT op ed said, the real heroes of the Trump presidency are the people working there trying to stop him from burning down America - Cohn, Tillerson, Porter, Priebus etc.

Imagine if he didn't have these 'handlers' slow walking his bad decisions or making bad executive orders disappear from his desk so they can't be signed.

Don’t see an issue with Facebook, Amazon or Google?
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See how it’s working for China:
- πŸ“œ Article abc.net.au/news/2018-09-18/chi
- πŸ“Ί Video youtube.com/watch?v=eViswN602_

This is like the story of the ultimate horrible boss. The vignettes of all the behind the scenes shenanigans happening in the WH is just incredible...even if only 50% of it is true.

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Damn I'm bored at this family BBQ. Time to buy books online.

Please Don't Talk To Me Unless You're A Big Account. I Am Only Here To Build My Brand. Fuck Off Losers

(Without the faintest hint of irony) "Google bosses have forced employees to delete a confidential memo circulating inside the company that revealed explosive details about a plan to launch a censored search engine in China."

"The memo identifies at least 215 employees who appear to have been tasked with working full-time on Dragonfly, a number it says is β€œlarger than many Google projects.” It says that source code associated with the project dates back to May 2017"

theintercept.com/2018/09/21/go

It's amazing how quickly and shamelessly those who enact censorship turn that censorship against any discussion of censorship itself. Shame upon #Google for abandoning democracy human rights and open markets, the very principles to which their little startup owes every dollar of it's success.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Because I have to read SOME mainstream, over-hyped books, right?

China treats Uighur kids as β€˜orphans’ after parents seized (Like the residential school program in Canada or the Stolen Generation in Australia the goal is to erase the culture.) t.co/psgsuCoPd6

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Good. Any time people reject listening devices society should celebrate or at least sigh in relief. We must all push back against this horror/horrific vision https://www.reviewgeek.com/7750/samsung-is-struggling-with-the-slowly-dawning-realization-that-no-one-cares-about-bixby/
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