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Mark Delsing
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Roleplaying games, SF and fantasy, comics, design, Apple, feminism and social justice, film critique, guitars, fatherhood.
Roleplaying games, SF and fantasy, comics, design, Apple, feminism and social justice, film critique, guitars, fatherhood.

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Odds that these will be empty by Memorial Day? Good. 
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I gave Readdle's Spark iOS email client a spin yesterday. Today I deleted it.

It could simply be that I have been an Apple Mail loyalist for so long that I just can't manage to re-train myself. That, and I found Spark's intelligent email classification less than intelligent — I was spending too much time teaching the app which emails were what. Plus, all of the gestures that I'm used to were triggering different actions, so it was taking me twice as long to accomplish common tasks.

That, and, well, I have generally been pretty happy with Apple's core apps (Mail, Safari), and their integration with the OS is key for me. The only core app that I've replaced is iCal. I use Fantastical, but honestly that's more due to monetary investment; it's a little cooler than iCal, but not so much so that I'd recommend everyone put down money for it.

Anyway, none of this isn't to say that Spark isn't interesting. And given it's free on all platforms, it's worth trying if you're not totally satisfied with Mail.

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Master of None was brilliant this season. 10/10.
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This is fantastic.

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tl;dr — Jared Kushner steals money from the poor and the sick. Is there anyone in 45's family that is not a scumbag?

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tl;dr — There is massive evidence of crimes, but it's going to take a while, so don't let Republicans convince you we're late in the game.
Criminal investigator Seth Abramson manages expectations regarding the forthcoming years-long investigation and eventual impeachment. (Twitter Moments):

https://twitter.com/i/moments/867177717921452032

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Excellent meditation on the late Sir Roger. 

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A great article that reminds us of an important fact: if you can't think of anything interesting to do with Superman, you are a lousy writer.
Some thoughts on the man of steel from our friends at The Portalist.

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We can’t wait any longer. We need to change. And we need to change now. No more waiting. This is not just about statues, this is about our attitudes and behavior as well. If we take these statues down and don’t change to become a more open and inclusive society this would have all been in vain.

This has been shared all of my feed today, with good reason — it's brilliant.
If you haven't read this transcript or heard the speech yet, do.

Landrieu hits the proverbial nail squarely on the head.

New Orleans was America’s largest slave market: a port where hundreds of thousands of souls were brought, sold and shipped up the Mississippi River to lives of forced labor of misery of rape, of torture.

America was the place where nearly 4,000 of our fellow citizens were lynched, 540 alone in Louisiana; where the courts enshrined ‘separate but equal’; where Freedom riders coming to New Orleans were beaten to a bloody pulp.

So when people say to me that the monuments in question are history, well what I just described is real history as well, and it is the searing truth.

And it immediately begs the questions: why there are no slave ship monuments, no prominent markers on public land to remember the lynchings or the slave blocks; nothing to remember this long chapter of our lives; the pain, the sacrifice, the shame … all of it happening on the soil of New Orleans.


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