Joe Cieplinski

Might have to skip my morning outdoor swim on Thursday morning.

First rule of social media: Don’t tell other people how to social media.

Have to hand it to France. Spent much of the early game looking like they didn’t even want to be playing. But turned it around and fought like hell to stay in it from that point. Happy for Argentina and Messi, but France deserves all the credit for keeping it interesting.

One of the best matches I’ve ever watched.

Well, didn’t see that coming. (World Cup.)

Great. Now the Hollywood Reporter has picked up on the weird trend on YouTube of “Explaining” the ending of TV shows (in this case, White Lotus). Has there been a massive decline in reading and viewing comprehension that requires people who have just watched a show to have the plot explained to them? I just saw the thing. I know what happened.

It would be one thing if there were some sort of critical analysis to go with it. But these videos and articles are literally just regurgitating the plot point by point. Do people actually find that necessary?

It’s White Lotus. Not Inception.…

Very excited about Apple encrypting more of our iCloud data. And the way they are handling it (off by default) is great, too.

Long overdue, but welcome.