Rob Fahrni

Rob Fahrni

Saturday Morning Coffee, with Links

My brother stopped doing his Saturday Morning Coffee posts eons ago. I thought I’d run with it and share some links with y’all.

Updating The Verge’s background policy: ”We’re doing this because big tech companies in particular have hired a dizzying array of communications staff who routinely push the boundaries of acceptable sourcing in an effort to deflect accountability, pass the burden of truth to the media, and generally control the narratives around the companies they work for while being annoying as hell to deal with.”

Microsoft introduces Windows 11 SE, new $250 Surface Laptop SE for education market: ”The new Windows 11 edition is a simplified version of Microsoft’s newest OS release, customized for the K-12 education market. The new Surface Laptop SE, which starts at $250 , is targeted at the same space.”

Richard Spencer confronted with ‘embarrassing’ evidence as he takes the stand in Charlottesville conspiracy trial: ”CHARLOTTESVILLE — Richard Spencer, the preeminent leader of the white nationalist movement in 2017, took the witness stand in a federal courtroom in Charlottesville, Virginia on Thursday and testified about his role as a headline speaker at the violent Unite the Right rally that resulted in the death of antiracist activist Heather Heyer.”

Forget Twitter Threads; Write A Blog Post Instead!: ”All of the kool kids in Twitter land seem to be jumping on the bandwagon of a very annoying craze. Twitter threads. Please stop; write a blog post instead.”

Aaron Rodgers Didn’t Just Lie: ”Rodgers’ ignorance regarding the science of immunology brings back to life the old stereotype of the big dumb jock. His utter lack of even the most basic knowledge and logic is shocking. In an effort to defend his lying, he stated, ‘This idea that it’s a pandemic of the unvaccinated, it’s just a total lie … If the vaccine is so great, then how come people are still getting covid and spreading covid and, unfortunately dying of covid?’”