Someone should create an Alexa app that lets you clap twice to turn the lights on and off like the original smart home device. https://youtu.be/cfgN5tUgjb8
A teacher from my high school documented school life for years. For each class' 20th anniversary he puts together a 2 1/2 hour time capsule DVD. I was revisiting ours tonight and even though I hated high school, it is an absolute trip watching video from the school, seeing the friends, classrooms, teachers, all frozen in time as I remember them.
(He is also responsible for the video of me rapping at my senior prom in 94.)
This is a seriously entertaining article about dog poop and how we need to start thinking more about it. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/jan/15/dog-poop-bags-plastic-alternatives
I'm astonished (and impressed) that someone has built a device to power a streetlamp with dog poop depoisted in it.
"Walkers use free paper dog poo scoopy-bags and put it into a bin that feeds it into a biodigester. The microbes in the anaerobic digester produce methane, which is then stored and used to power a streetlamp that comes on at dusk."
Random photo time - see if you can name the time/event, @pb
Hello, I’m listening to a compilation of field recording of refrigerators. https://kiksgfrlabel.bandcamp.com/album/field-recordings-of-fridges
Clickhole at their wonderfully weirdest. https://lifestyle.clickhole.com/children-fake-sick-leave-school-immediately-the-b-1825120782
More in the "People Love to Hear Themselves Talk" category: just saw a sponsored ad on FB for tree-free eco-friendly toilet paper. OK, fine.
That *sponsored ad* has almost 5,000 comments on it. ON AN AD. And, of course, being Facebook, the comments are mostly of the "this is so obviously stupid and bad and I can see it so what can't everyone just agree with me because I'm clearly right?" variety.
"The Safe Face Pledge is an opportunity for organizations to make public commitments towards mitigating the abuse of facial analysis technology. This historic pledge prohibits lethal use of the technology, lawless police use, and requires transparency in any government use.
* Show Value for Human Life, Dignity, and Rights
* Address Harmful Bias
* Facilitate Transparency
* Embed Commitments into Business Practices"
It's taking everything in my willpower to not click "buy it now" right now. https://www.ebay.com/itm/-/283297823003
Return to the Attic: April 22, 1998, Fredericksburg, VA, USA https://hiphopradioarchive.org/show/117
You'd think that backing up, wiping, and restoring an iPhone would be one of the easiest, most basic things ever.
It's not. I've been at it for six hours, battling what remains the worst POS software a major company has ever released (iTunes, of course). And this is a step I shouldn't have even had to take but the phone was reporting being out of storage space despite having over 25 gigs free.
This is why I'll never mess with iPhones myself... Great hardware, horrible software.
End-of-year running stats Show more
Miles: 1153.09 (hit my stretch goal - passed my goal of 1102 a couple of weeks early)
100+ mile months: 8, including a streak of 7 from June through December
Hours running: 162.44
Steps taken (only while running): 1,637,936
I've edited this 153-episode podcast on software security since the very first one back in 2006. The final episode went online today. https://www.synopsys.com/content/synopsys/en-us/software-integrity/resources/podcasts/show-153.html
Shout to Gary for job well done during this decade plus of podcasting.
Tech Complaining Show more
Processing my year in social media:
Wishing for a new era of maintenance instead of the crapshow that was 2018.
One who preserves seemingly unimportant things.
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