We watched the second episode of “Years and Years” tonight. I don’t think we should watch scary shows like that before bedtime. We should stick with relatively peaceful, calm programming, like “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” or the “Saw” movies.

I hope someone loves you as much as Minnie loves the occasional random carcass she finds on the ground.

Craig Mod: Fast software is the best software. craigmod.com

Software that makes you wait — even just a few fractions of a second — is the worst.

Love this essay, so true.

Though I use Ulysses and haven’t seen the problems the author describes.

One of the elements that makes fast software fast is that you instinctually know how to use it. You think a thing, and that thing happens. You're barely consciously aware of your fingers having moved.

Conversely, it's frustrating when want something to happen and then have to think – or look up in documentation – how to make it happen. And it knocks you out of flow when you think a thing and something else happens.

Without evidence, Trump accuses Google of manipulating millions of votes [Devin Coldewey] techcrunch.com Fox News repeated a bullshit claim by a junk science paper, and five minutes later the fake president tweeted it out as fact.

Peter Fonda starred in an odd sci-fi monster movie called “Dance of the Dwarfs,” later retitled “Jungle Heat,” that I quite liked. “African Queen” in the Philippines instead of Africa, with a helicopter and lizard people instead of a boat and Nazis. John Amos was in it too. www.rottentomatoes.com

Nir Eyal: Intentionality lets you take back control of technology and your life. Break the habit of picking up your phone if you're bored or frustrated. Do something else instead.[The Ezra Klein Show] www.vox.com

Is it that simple? I think I'll read Niyal's book, "Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life."

Comic Wanda Sykes has a French wife, and two white children. She jokes that she is a minority in her own home. [Fresh Air] www.npr.org

We watched the first episode of "Years and Years" A little light comedy before bed.