Marc’s Micro Blog


2023-01-19: The latest on my cancer battle over the last three weeks. lafountain.blog/cancer-ba…

2023-01-19: Cancer Bad to Cancer Worse I’ve now learned that a cancer diagnosis isn’t always correct or final. It can change. …

2022-12-30: My Cancer Battle Ramps Up: lafountain.blog/my-cancer…

2022-12-30: My Cancer Battle Ramps Up As I wrote back on Dec. 16th, I’d been dealing with a likely brain cancer diagnosis that was …

2022-12-16: The Brain Cancer Post Sorry, this will be a long and somewhat emotional ride.

2022-12-16: The Brain Cancer Post It’s astonishing how a major change in life can sometimes come from a random decision taken in …

2022-12-11: An Amazing Meal I’ve had a rough few weeks health-wise. It’s been exhausting at times. Last night, the …

2022-12-10: Seeing this from my hotel room window in Singapore made me smile!

2022-12-06: I’m back with an update to my previous posts about my medical situation.

2022-12-06: Medical Updates #2 I’m back with an update to my previous posts about my medical situation. If hearing about …

2022-12-05: Just listened to Siri read someone’s Wordle solution in Messages emoji by emoji. That was something.

2022-11-26: Medical Updates Since my original post about my weird medical issue, I have some updates to share.

2022-11-26: Medical Updates Since my original post about my weird medical issue, I have some updates to share. A neurologist …

2022-11-22: I have been a vegetarian for two years as of today!

2022-11-22: Love the album Panamá 77 by Daniel Villarreal. Different from anything else in wonderful ways.

2022-11-22: The leap second is being scrapped and Meta has a new open-source timing protocol in its data …

2022-11-19: My Incredibly Weird Medical Issue It’s been a strange couple of weeks.

2022-11-19: My Incredibly Weird Medical Issue I’m 48 and have generally been a healthy person. I …

2022-11-18: My Incredibly Weird Medical Issue I’m 48 and have generally been a healthy person. I don’t deal well with discomfort or …

2022-11-18: The Surprisingly Sophisticated Mind Of An Insect Amazing piece that explores whether insects (and …

2022-11-13: A rainy afternoon in Bogor, Indonesia.

2022-11-10: Trying to decide if my complete lack of interest in Mastodon is healthy or a sign of age.

2022-11-10: I was just thinking I’d like to hear some new Jazz and Apple Music immediately offered up a …

2022-11-09: Learning a lot about hip abduction and how very bad my hips are at doing it.

2022-11-07: What Humans Can Learn From The Language Of Honeybees This was an utterly fascinating article. I’m …

2022-11-06: Just went through a day where any strong smell (mouthwash, coconut water, nachos) was suddenly …

2022-11-04: iOS Privacy: Instagram and Facebook can track anything you do on any website in their in-app browser …

2022-11-04: Apple has decided to move the Featured section above the Up Next section in the TV app on Apple TV. …

2022-11-03: Learning about Sortition and the Sortition Foundation as a potential democracy reform. Fascinating, …

2022-10-31: Just discovered the Control D DNS service. Wow. Highly customizable blocking options for ads, …

2022-10-30: For anyone looking to replace Twitter with another service, pause and ask yourself if you really …

2022-10-29: Finally finished the first season of House of the Dragon. Too many characters. Too many time jumps …

2022-10-27: Just learned that Mavis Beacon of “Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing” is a character and not a real …

2022-10-27: Currently reading: Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts 📚

2022-10-27: Finished reading: What We Owe the Future by William MacAskill 📚

2022-10-25: Hungry koi at Spirited Gardens on Jeju Island in South Korea.

2022-10-25: 5% of the time: Oh, it’s so convenient to be able to turn on the flashlight from my phone’s Lock …

2022-10-22: Getting into daily notes after several failed earlier attempts. Realizing that the right template to …

2022-10-21: At a Buddhist temple in Busan.

2022-10-20: Busan at night.

2022-10-19: Loved this piece today at a museum in Seoul.

2022-10-18: A piece of art at the DMZ.

2022-10-17: Gangnam style.

2022-10-16: I’ve read so so many posts about using Drafts to post to micro.blog that I’m giving …

2022-10-15: Taking a moment.

2022-10-13: My problem as a book reader is that I seem to always be more excited about my next book than my …

2022-10-12: Making tough choices that will make you happier in the long run often doesn’t feel great in …

2022-10-08: Trying the AirPods Max again and they still seem too heavy and bulky. Am I the only one who feels …

2022-10-07: I both love Chess and am unsure how I can become better at it. I may be stuck playing at my fairly …

2022-10-07: Just doing a little light reading.

2022-10-07: Just doing a little light reading.

2022-10-07: Am adopting a ‘’less Twitter, more books” lifestyle. I hope I can make it stick.

2022-10-06: Sadly, most people aren’t as interested in Chess as they are in reading about cheating in Chess.

2022-10-05: And we have black mold in a ceiling. 😔

2022-10-04: I’m going to shamefully admit that I haven’t seen Hocus Pocus 1. 🫢

2022-10-03: Currently reading: What We Owe the Future by William MacAskill 📚 About a third in. Have listened to …

2022-10-03: “In a time of recession, we could drop taxes on new spending, giving the rich and poor alike …

2022-10-02: I’ve come to realize that being forced to do something you don’t enjoy often also forces …

2022-10-02: Bruce Willis’ Rep Refutes Report That He Sold Likeness for Deepfakes – The Hollywood Reporter I …

2022-10-01: I’m very late to the party on The Old Man with Jeff Bridges. Just fantastic. Two episodes in and …

2022-10-01: Deepfake Bruce Willis may be the next Hollywood star, and he’s OK with that - Ars Technica In case …

2022-09-30: Currently reading: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel 📚 I’ve found in recent years that my …

2022-08-04: Things I’ve Learned I don’t consider myself a source of wisdom. But, one can’t help but pick up a few useful …

2022-07-28: Democrats’ Perception Problem Despite controlling the presidency and Congress, Democrats have failed to deliver for those who …

2022-05-05: A National Abortion Rights Law that Can Pass the Senate What would a national abortion rights law that can get 60 votes in the Senate look like? With the …

2021-08-09: Concerns About Apple’s On-Device Image Fingerprint Scanning Update on August 10th, 2021Apple's Chief Privacy Officer seemed to say CSAM scanning of iCloud …

2020-11-20: Let’s Make a Green Deal Despite Joe Biden’s victory, the results of the Nov. 3rd election were decidedly mixed for …

2020-11-10: My Joe Biden Story Like many, I’m ecstatic about Joe Biden’s historic victory in the presidential race this week. It’s …

2020-11-07: Evaluating Apple One Apple released its Apple One service bundles on Friday. Let’s take a look at the value of the …

2020-10-31: Routines vs. COVID-19 Research clearly shows that having routines in your life has positive impacts on your mental health. …

2020-10-24: Lessons From Writing a Book In November 2018, I self-published a murder mystery novella. It’s been about two years now. For …

2020-10-12: After Trump Loses We’re all so focused on Nov. 3rd that we aren’t giving much thought to what will come after. Here’s …

2020-10-05: Harness the Power of Sound With Endel 2020 has been stressful in so many ways. The coronavirus has also kept many of us at home, enforcing …

2020-09-24: Breaking American Democracy Several times when writing this post, I’ve accidentally typed “democrazy” when meaning to type …

2020-07-22: The Brilliance of Brilliant.org I’ve always been a bit “STEMy,” but only in the Technology sense of Science …

2020-07-16: The GOP Has Become a Personality Cult Tommy Tuberville won Alabama’s U.S. Senate primary against Jeff Sessions by nearly 30 …

2020-03-02: Voting From Outside the United States I have a confession to make. I didn’t vote in the 2016 presidential election for the United …