💭 Some Thoughts, 2023-07-28

  1. Things I want from my electronics: 1) Sustainably sourced materials. 2) Fairly compensated company employees. 3) Tracker-free, privacy-respecting software. 4) Replaceable components.
  2. Las Vegas has a real opportunity to improve its city by building a subway system but instead decided to drink the Kool-Aid of a billionaire egotist. #urbanism
  3. I read the first Peter Wimsey book and the guy is basically Batman. He is a rich playboy with a passion for stopping crime. He has all sorts of custom-made gizmos he carries around with him. He has a British manservant to aid his investigations and remind him of his high society obligations and manners. #books and media
  4. On the sports front, it’s one of my favorite times of the year: the baseball trade deadline. It’s a seller’s market. With three wild card spots in each league, more teams will try to stay competitive for a shot at the playoffs. There is also the factor of minor league roster size decreasing next season, which might encourage teams to move lesser prospects they won’t have room for in the future. #sports
  5. The July heat brings an annual reminder of the impact trees have on temperature control in neighborhoods. #urbanism
  6. Two books I’ve anticipated for some time are out now: Light Bringer by Pierce Brown and Crook Manifesto by Colson Whitehead. I put holds on both books at my local library. #books and media