Iain K. MacLeod

He/Him | Non-AI CIS Male Human Earthling. Paid Worker. Unremarkable Hobbyist. Occasional Friend. Full-time Dad. aka Boost Ventilator. For more info…
Pinned post from October 28, 2022

Favourite Quotations

“If there be time to expose through discussion the falsehood of fallacies, to avert the evil by the processes of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence.” — Louis Brandeis “PLEASE AUTHENTICATE MY EXISTENCE” — Charlie Brooker “If you put shame in a Petri dish, it needs three things to grow exponentially:...
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May 30, 2023

Incorporating Birthdays

I recently had a birthday and thought I would share some of the random junk joy I received in my inbox. To me, Meta's Facebook is probably the best "gift" to birthdays…an easy way to remind you that you and your friends and family are aging. And if you get a birthday reminder and question how you even know this person, it might be time...
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February 2, 2023

How to Export Contacts from your iPhone

I couldn't find instructions that didn't focus on using the Contacts app on a Mac or using the iCloud.com interface, so here is one way I was able to export my contacts from my iPhone: 1. Open the Contacts app on your iPhone 2. Click the "< Lists" button in the top left corner of the screen 3. Long-hold your finger on one of the Contac...
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January 19, 2023

Cross Unposting

Dear random organization and/or business, I was only able to find your recent and really relevant information posted on one of your various social media accounts—while your “news” section hasn’t been updated in a couple years—and I just wanted to share it on another platform without it looking like it originated from me. – Me, over-and...
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October 20, 2022

Old People Food

A non-exhaustive list of nourishment for experienced folx. • All-Bran • Allsorts • Apricots • Barley sugar candy • Baked beans • Banana pudding • Blancmange • Blood or white pudding • Bridge Mixture • Boiled dinner • Boost nutritional drink • Bourbon cookies • Bread pudding • Butter pecan ice cream • Caravan bars • Cat food • Chicken b...
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April 10, 2022

Thank You Mrs Boyd

In a world before “screen time” and ubiquitous internet were the moral panics of the day (fear mongering was content with stranger danger, cable TV, Dungeons & Dragons, and heavy metal), I was a grade five student at Chebucto Heights Elementary school. I remember “kite day” and skipping rope being big deals, eating hard-ass breadsticks...
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September 10, 2021

Philips CPAP Recall & Class Action

Tired? Got sleep apnea? If so, hear about this? Using a recalled Philips CPAP? You might be interested in this class action. If not, remember you can donate your old, non-recalled machine here.
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March 4, 2021

Hey, HEY World

Sometimes we need a new way to do the sameoldthing. That sometimes is now and that new thing is HEY. Pay for email? In this economy? You're already been trading your eyeballs, behaviour, and soul for it—not to mention the bills are long overdue for free social networks. I can't keep handing over my address book and seeing the fundament...
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