Day 100.

Happy Father’s Day.

It’s currently 92° and feels like 96°. I spent maybe 10 minutes outdoors with a mask on and it was unbearably hot.

Those visiting Orlando theme parks this summer are in for a real treat. 😷

Counterpart (TV Series 2017–2019) from imdb.com

Academy Award Winner J.K. Simmons plays Howard Silk, a cog of a Berlin-based United Nations spy agency. Howard is thrust into a shadow world of intrigue and danger, where the only man he can trust is “Prime”.

After repeated mentions by Jason Snell on the podcast Tim Goodman’s TV Talk Machine, I finally watched Counterpart. The show originally aired on Starz and is now available on Amazon Prime Video.

The show can be a bit confusing to follow at times, so I’d limit multitasking as much as possible. Without spoiling anything, there’s not much else I can say other than the show is so good that I wish it had been picked up for a third season.

Snowpiercer (2013) from imdb.com

Directed by Bong Joon Ho. With Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton, Ed Harris.

In a future where a failed climate-change experiment has killed all life except for the lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, a new class system emerges.

An absolutely extraordinary film.

I’m not sure how I missed this when it was released in 2013. In fact, I didn’t know the film existed until a few months ago when I heard that a television series named Snowpiercer was coming to TNT. When I further researched the show, I learned it was based on a film, which itself is based on a French graphic novel.

If you’re a fan of dystopian science fiction, actor Chris Evans, or director Bong Joon Ho (Parasite), I highly recommend watching the film. It’s currently streaming on Netflix.

Social distancing day 80.

I’ve left my 900 ft2 apartment three times in the past 11+ weeks. The only face-to-face-ish interaction I’ve had in that time was with a pharmacist at my local pharmacy’s drive-up window.

Stark: Memo to baseball — don’t drive off this cliff! by Jayson Stark (theathletic.com)

If baseball and the other sports have their plans changed by an outbreak of this virus, most fans would no doubt understand. But if the only obstacle standing in the way of playing is dollars? Hoo boy. Good luck explaining that away.

A fantastic piece by Jayson Stark about the ongoing MLB labor disputes.

I’m pro-players in these disputes. The owners and MLBPA came to an agreement months ago, but now the owners no longer like what they agreed to. Additionally, the players have a limited amount of time to earn money playing baseball, while the owners have years and years to recoup whatever losses they face this season.

Random memory I had last night: remember the Internet in the late 1990s/early 2000s when web-safe colors were a thing because computers only displayed 256 colors?

Even more random is that John Siracusa also mentioned web-safe colors on this week’s ATP.

Today I Learned: Safari for iOS’s share sheet “Copy” option copies the site’s canonical URL (via link rel=canonical).

I’d never put much thought into what was happening until a GitHub Pages site’s URL was copied as localhost, which freaked me out.

iPad Pro 11” owners: do you have a case you particularly like?

I’m looking to replace my current case and I’d like something that:

  • is lightweight
  • provides good coverage
  • if possible, can be converted into a stand that is stable and has good viewing angles