Happy Holidaze

Updates

  1. Originally published, December 25, 12:30 pm.
  2. December 26, 7:45 am:
  3. December 26, 12:58 pm:
    • I’ve now gotten through the reboot. The system is up. Enough of it seems to be working well enough that I can resume work. This will happen later.
  4. December 26, 3:16 pm:
    • The articles I’ve been holding off on archiving are now shown below. Scroll down. Yes, I know. Way, way, down. Note that I haven’t even begun with today’s email.
  5. December 27, 12:36 am:
    • For the moment, at least, I am caught up.
  6. December 27, 7:24 pm:

Via Politico (added on December 25, at 4:00 pm):
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These screenshots are both from the same Washington Post newsletter. Remember when the second wouldn’t have been noteworthy?


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(Added on December 25, at 9:42 pm)

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via Existential Comics:
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(added on December 25, at 6:37 pm)

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Probably no one in the world noticed, but my main site has probably been performing erratically for the last few days. I am nearing completion of a major software upgrade on my server, an upgrade I had deferred until I felt I could defer it no longer. It’s actually gone relatively smoothly but the real fun comes when I do the next reboot and see if I can fix all the services that are broken.

Because I’m not in a situation where I can trust the web site to perform correctly, I’ve held off on archive updates, which also means I haven’t had updates here. There wasn’t much when I began putting this issue together; there’s more now. It follows.


Donald Trump

So, um, here’s your Christmas present: Donald Trump is unhinged (you already knew that) and now unchecked.[2] The White House is now fully a continuation of The Apprentice. Enjoy the show. And remember that it isn’t just the folks you see on the screen who might not survive. With that “bigger” “red button” that “really works,” all of us are at risk.

Thomas Wright, “Trump, Unchecked,” Atlantic, December 21, 2018, https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/12/trump-administration-after-mattis/578890/

Daniel Politi, “Trump Is Reportedly Considering Firing Mnuchin Over Stock Market Woes,” Slate, December 25, 2018, https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/12/trump-is-reportedly-considering-firing-mnuchin-over-stock-market-declines.html


Gig work

Amber Petrovich, “The gig worker’s lament,” Washington Post, December 26, 2018, https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-gig-workers-lament/2018/12/26/085fce64-cd76-11e8-920f-dd52e1ae4570_story.html


  1. [1]Amber Petrovich, “The gig worker’s lament,” Washington Post, December 26, 2018, https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-gig-workers-lament/2018/12/26/085fce64-cd76-11e8-920f-dd52e1ae4570_story.html
  2. [2]Thomas Wright, “Trump, Unchecked,” Atlantic, December 21, 2018, https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/12/trump-administration-after-mattis/578890/

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