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Praia de Carcavelos (Cascais) was open this evening, with people surfing, and some walking on the beach

Online advertising companies being arseholes again

Whatโ€™s CNAME of your game? This DNS-based tracking defies your browser privacy defenses โ€ข The Register theregister.com/2021/02/24/dns

Yesterday a tree got uprooted from the rain and strong wind over the weekend which luckily fell on the nature reserve side and not on the road, but at some point last night or this morning someone (presumably the council) cleared it from blocking the bike path and chopped it up. Iโ€™ve be... jpoh.micro.blog/2021/02/22/yes

Our cranberry-red Breville espresso machine served us well in San Francisco. Sadly, we had to sell it because it wouldnโ€™t work with the 230V power in Portugal.

Iโ€™ve had the Wacaco Nanopresso for a few years, and have taken it on a few trips away. It proved to be invaluable when we retu... jpoh.micro.blog/2021/02/19/our

Our @wacaco_ltd Nanopresso broke this morning ๐Ÿ˜ญ This has been our constant companion for the past 4.5 months, including time in quarantine and various Airbnbโ€™s in places where decent coffee has been difficult/impossible to find.

Just tried ginjinha (Portuguese cherry liqueur) for the first time tonight and it tastes incredible.

This piece by Cory Doctorow on whatโ€™s been going on with r/wallstreetbets is worth a read.

Once again if something is free, youโ€™re not the customer youโ€™re the product being sold.

pluralistic.net/2021/01/28/pay

The best web browser is the one you have with you

The unreasonable effectiveness of simple HTML โ€“ Terence Edenโ€™s Blog shkspr.mobi/blog/2021/01/the-u

Good tips on how to de-Google-ize and some alternatives to their services. I use Fastmail for email and have been pretty happy with them

Kira McLean - What I Use Now Instead Of Google kiramclean.com/blog/what-i-use

Our cats Merry and Pippin are just off the coast of Iceland right now. Yes Iโ€™m tracking their flights, what of it? ๐Ÿ˜€

Happy New Year!

Iโ€™m pretty excited about 2021. Moving to a new country (Portugal) for a fresh start, and Iโ€™ve got a few projects lined up that Iโ€™m looking forward to working on in the coming months.

Stay safe, stay healthy everyone. โค๏ธ

Just did my first Apple Fitness+ workout (3 month free trial with my new Apple Watch) and the 20 min HIIT workout nearly killed me. Definitely much more intense than Ring Fit Adventure.

TIL Iโ€™ve been typing the wrong symbol for โ€˜degreesโ€™ on my mac. Turns out ยบ (Option-0) is the โ€œMasculine Ordinal Indicatorโ€ whereas ยฐ (Option-shift-8) is the correct degree symbol.

After 1.5 hours of messaging with Telstra Customer Support I finally got my prepaid SIM activated, and waiting several hours for the account to show up on the My Telstra app, Iโ€™ve finally managed to transfer it to an eSIM and have both that and my T-Mobile US service active ๐Ÿ’ช

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