Anyone who's using Google Meet today may have experienced a failure with it, which hit my wife's class and others of her co-workers around Toronto: Gradual increase of students not being able to hear the teacher and finally dropping off completely before it shut down on the host.

i hate Parler, am glad it's gone, hope it never comes back, and hope everyone who was posting violence on it rots in hell.

BUT....the fact that Amazon could flip a switch and erase a social network shows quite clearly that "the cloud" is not a resilient network hosting provider. what good is ~~horizontal scaling~~ if one guy at one company can say "nah, turn that off" and your app/site/whatever is just gone?

I'm afraid I'm going to need someone who can code to work on multiplayer robotech-style battle games for Android and Among Us in general, so that a single player can play it as the mood strikes but without needing to play with strangers because that's too people-y.


For the last three days, my Samsung S8 has been sending me prompts asking if I want to turn on "Offline finding".

It informs me that this would allow other Galaxy phones to find mine even if it's not on a network, and for mine to be used to find other Galaxy phones/watches/earbuds, etc., and that it will use data and battery power.

And I'm... good on all fronts, thanks? So I keep skipping it.

But then it prompts me again.

And again.

Where's the Please Go Away button for this feature?

Ancient Aliens just told me that swords are made by aliens and plagues are also aliens so just a fyi we got a bad case of aliens

All has been quiet from my daughter's bedroom for the better part of an hour, so she's likely actually asleep.

And thus, the night-time snackery is nigh.

Tonight's menu shall likely include popcorn and Baileys on ice, in that order.

What you're describing is Why not just use that?


We are trying to do our part by funding an initiative around an open decentralized standard for social media. Our goal is to be a client of that standard for the public conversation layer of the internet. We call it


We're catching up on The Mandalorian.

I was hoping this season would shake the "Mando shows up in the new place on the trail of where to take The Child, and the new place has a problem that he helps resolve and he gets directions to another new place" format.

And Chapter 13, we're gonna meet the Jedi he's been told will take care of The Child, Ahsoka Tano!

But at the end, after Mando helps her with the problem... she won't take The Child but tells him where to head next.


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