? Alan Porter (@rockhopper)

Raleigh, NC, USA

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I understand the U in USB stands for “Universal”. So why do I have an entire box of obsolete USB cables? pic.twitter.com/HZNCzPVcl1

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Enjoyed seeing Peter Lamb and the Wolves at “Jazz in the Square” in downtown Raleigh.

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@barrsm My rant was aimed at the main Twitter web interface.

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@sarahovenall I recently donated a similar one to “Splat Space”, a maker space in Durham. They love toys like this.

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So is Twitter now following Reddit’s playbook, where I look at a single tweet thread, and they get so insecure that..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…wE

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Was looking for some good downtempo music for the day, and ended up downloading the entire back catalog of..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Pd

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Last night, we went to “Park after Dark” in downtown Cary. The Mint Julep Jazz Band played 1930s style jazz while t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…bk

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The original SARS-CoV-2 virus had R0 of 2 to 3. Delta’s R0 lies between 5 and 9, which “is shockingly high”

Lots..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…sk

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I am annoyed by the new trendy usage of the word “drop” to mean “publish”.

Bloomberg dropped their popular podcast..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…cB

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AvatarsOfThey The delta variant remains untroubled by anti-vaxer concerns.

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Twice now, seeing the quote from @mollywood about how we’re not protecting our stuff, leaving the door unlocked, bl..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…LC

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@brdrck “Siri Suggestions”, basically noticing a trend in your usage. Configure it in Settings / Siri pic.twitter.com/XbSWAWm34G

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Printer maintenance is in progress. Do not interrupt.

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@frijole I would ask to see their airworthiness certificate. By law, they have to show it to you. And then you’ll… https://t.co/BIiWFKhE5H

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@llsethj Publishing the numbers is great, but I find it funny the way they mix up the presentation of percentages a..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…No

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Later episodes look like they were intentionally filmed in a gimmicky way that shows off HDR, bright brights and da..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…BD

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The saga continues. A few seasons later, I noticed the director seemed to be going for a super high contrast, ove..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…02

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scottjshapiro If the last two years were a movie, in which scientists develop a near-perfect vaccine for a deadly plague, but hal..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…mL

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@AmazonHelp Read on… it’s not the TV. Starting the next episode and going back seems to reset it… most of the..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…RD

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At one point, it got so bad we turned off all of the lights in the house, and we still couldn’t really tell what wa..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…tf

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At first, our only “solution” was a full power cycle of the TV. We also tried starting different “apps” like Netfli..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…NH

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We watch with subtitles on, and they are full-brightness. Meanwhile, titles rendered into the content (show name, a..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…VT

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I intentionally didn’t mention the show, because the show itself is a dark space-themed show. But the problem is in..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…op

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