I wanted to reinstall GarageBand on an old laptop that is still using El Capitan (mid 2009 MB Pro, still going strong) but the App Store gave the standard NOPE, NO WAY OLDSTER. But, if you look at the previous purchase list on your account, click install, it will politely ask you if you want to install the latest version that's compatible with your machine.

Yes, actually, yes I do.

I may not have lived my life mistake free but, jfk, I'll consider it an unadulterated success when it's over simply by the fact that I never ended up anywhere near here:

Man, I would pay money for a Safari extension that removed all pinterest, alamy, dreamstime, getty and [insert other results polluting spam site] results from duck duck go image searches.

Someone is painting small stones and leaving them around Winterhude, Nice. 😃

Back in 1966, Stanley Kubrick tape recorded some interviews he did with Jeremy Bernstein for the New Yorker. Those tapes got a bit lost over time but Jim Casey made a short documentary featuring them a few years ago. It's amazing to hear Kubrick explain how he managed to claw his way into film making. 3mn.ca/lost-kubrick-tapes

Man, espresso is so much better than coffee.

And I was today years old when I learned that the shortcut only works on internal drives for some reason.


[brain] Ok, now you should start doing some wire framing.

[Me] Hey, are there any cool, new fonts out there?

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❝Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.❞ — Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)


• Cecilia Payne won a scholarship to Cambridge.

• Cecilia Payne completed her studies, but Cambridge wouldn’t give her a degree because she was a woman, so she said to heck with that and moved to the United States to work at Harvard.

• Cecilia Payne was the first person ever to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College, with what Otto Strauve called “the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”

• Not only did Cecilia Payne discover what the universe is made of, she also discovered what the sun is made of (Henry Norris Russell, a fellow astronomer, is usually given credit for discovering that the sun’s composition is different from the Earth’s, but he came to his conclusions four years later than Payne — after telling her not to publish).

• Cecilia Payne is the reason we know basically anything about variable stars (stars whose brightness as seen from earth fluctuates). Literally every other study on variable stars is based on her work.

• Cecilia Payne was the first woman to be promoted to full professor from within Harvard and the first woman to head a science department at Harvard. She also inspired entire generations of women to take up science.

• Cecilia Payne is awesome and everyone should know her.

I was today years old when I learned that CMD + SHIFT + . toggles the visibility of hidden files in the finder.

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@aral what annoys me is the "always active" "legitimate interest" cookies, like, I don't care if you think your interest in my personal life is legitimate, piss off. Thankfully I block all the things anyway but arrrgh.

Man, I could watch this all day. Getting *strong* Cities:Skylines energy from about 8:45 on. Especially since, for me, some of the first Skylines stuff I watched was from Silvarret's Dutch City series.


Today's Barmbek/Uhlenhorst Critter Report:

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@aral Protip: Use DDG,
!wayback URL
will take you right to the wayback page for a URL.

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