The Verge: Best Printer 2023: just buy this Brother laser printer everyone has, it’s fine. I have a Brother printer in the same basic family; it scans, it prints. It’s a pain in the ass to connect to the wi-fi correctly. In the comment section of the post I found this on, a helpful user goes through the steps for setting up a fixed IP address and most crucially, setting up the printer correctly to pick that IP address up. I figured this out myself several years ago after wanting to throw the fucking thing out the window. Whatever happened to HP printers? they used to, um, just work.
I’m currently reading the companion to Ken Burns’ new PBS series, The Vietnam War. It’s a huge book, and goes into excellent detail on the origins, details, and consequences of the conflict. Burns wrote an article for the Atlantic about how it was the beginning of America’s break in trust with its President, from Kennedy’s doubts to Johnson’s secret bombing to Nixon’s paranoid ranting. It’s eye-opening and sobering. Here’s an excellent review of the series from Vulture.