Reading Things

"Yikes" - Pablo Picasso

More often than not I read things rather than write them. Here is what has drifted across my eyeballs recently.

We start with what can only be described as a yarn.

“So you know when you’re flopping about at home, minding your own business, drinking from your water bottle in a way that does not possess anyintent to subvert the Commonwealth of Australia?” writes Mango PDF (otherwise known as Alex) to introduce the story about how Tony Abbott posting a photo to Instagram began a series of events that you really just need to read rather than have me summarise it for you.

It’s a rollercoaster.

You should also check out The Story of #DanLiedPeopleDied, from the Conversation, which details just how much of a goddamn dumpster fire Twitter is when it comes to political discourse.

Of course, a lot of Twitter’s problems would be solved if the greater world (there are far more people not on Twitter than on Twitter) ignored Twitter because it’s goddamn Twitter.

Finally, for fans of shiny things (*cough* Your Humble Correspondent *cough*), Apple announced a handful of new products overnight Australian time. The Verge has a useful wrap up. The new versions of iOS, iPadOS, WatchOS and tvOS will be available tomorrow Australian time. No iPhones, those are coming later (which is fine because I have another couple of months left to run on my contract so the closer to that ending the better).