Today's bad idea: a plugin for Zoom/Teams/Jitsi/etc that shows everyone how much you talked during a meeting. It would also put the focus on you if you haven't contributed enough.

My Win10 PC lost its internet privileges after installing updates with 100% HDD usage for hours, and it's very unhappy. My Linux PC OTOH has barely noticed the difference. This must be what having children feels like.

Dear reddit spammers: please stop writing "Some low-effort content by me". Active voice! Take responsibility! "I made this low-effort content" is much better!

This article in the London Review of Books has one of the best "comment" sections I've ever seen. Sure, they were born as letters, but wouldn't it be great if all internet discussion looked like that? lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v14/n06/ni

I got a message from IT to remove some files because I'm using... *checks email* 123Gb of data. I wonder if I could drop two pendrives at the IT office to double my storage space and call it a day.

Few things are as satisfying as starting to write a script that will save you an hour of time and then realizing you already wrote it *and* you know where you saved it.

Oh, sweet summer child... We were so innocent back then...

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I created long ago an account in Crowdflower, now called Figure Eight and acquired by Appen. It turns out these idiots got their database leaked in June, and yet I only found out now because HaveIBeenPwned notified me. No email, no press release, nothing.

In order to read this New Yorker article I have to accept tracking cookies, disable private mode, *and* subscribe. Looking forward to the first website requiring 4 steps before letting me in.

I have a talent for finding cool songs that you can no longer hear live. Today's song: Señorita Corazón
youtube.com/watch?v=vB2g5nHdCl

I have no words to express how irrationally angry trying to use in Spanish makes me. I'm seriously torn between returning it or going at it with a hammer.

Windows 10 is driving me crazy. And not in a good way.

blocked my account today. They don't let me send emails until I verify my phone number... which they also blocked. And I can't "Talk to a person" either, because that's only for non-blocked accounts (obviously).
This is how you make lifelong enemies.

So... Bitbucket is dropping support for Mercurial. I hope they let Github know beforehand that their sign-up servers will be a bit stressed today.

Some youngsters have apparently figured out the exact start-stop ratio at which you can simply take electric scooters without triggering an alarm. As someone who hates both thieves and scooters, I have conflicted feelings.

Seen on reddit: "the Telekom worker who visited my place over the course of 6 weeks for 3 times told me that they are ordered to take that long to actually connect the line". After dealing with Telekom in 3 cities, and being now a happy cable modem user, I believe it .

Random things you learn in conferences: you can be too tired to stand while, simultaneously, refusing to sit in a very uncomfortable chair.

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