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But my best alternative is to try to get a refund and then buy it again from another, differently-shitty service. All these products are shackled by their industry's poor decisions.

My Defective By Design protest days are behind me, but … it's still true! I “bought” the last season of a famous dragon-based show, and the vendor app for my TV has no subtitles and is unreliable at streaming. But even in a house with dozens of Turing machines I can't find a way to download the episode, then play it in 4K on the TV.

free software esoterica 

Name bingo at the playground. We have an Esmé and a Hermione

I've taught my daughter to say "ooh! suits you, sir!" but now I've rediscovered quite how inappropriate those Fast Show sketches are…

A cool feature of Firefox Preview is how it occasionally replaces all my open tabs with about:blank, helping me to realise they were not sparking joy

TFW the not-actively-maintained-but-still-present "Word of the Day" feature in your Linux distro chooses a word that is at best "questionable" and at worst "a racist slur" 😬😬😬

Cool, sexy follow spam is the latest Twitter feature to show up here…

Overheard on the bank of the Thames 

2019 me: [listens to Miley Cyrus’ NIN covers on loop]
15-year-old me: definitely the pop bit

TFW when you have 9 meetings in one 38℃ / 100℉ day 😰

@mjog Geary is really a pleasure to use these days – great work.

(Personally, I'm surprised it's taken this long. I made a bet with my partner early last year that he would be PM by Christmas 2018.)

I genuinely thought we'd all accepted that he would be PM weeks ago.

Any folks with Croatian keyboards? Is there an '§' symbol printed on your 'M' key? I'm pretty sure the xkeyboard-config layout for Croatian is wrong – / – but it's a bit hard to know for sure as a monolingual English speaker in London!

What are they putting in the water at DebConf?

I found a website where not even the entire logo is visible through the thicket of ads and privacy notices!

This mostly-vegetarian dad who likes pop, electronic music and voluntarily makes his own coleslaw would like to ask his 15-year-old self which of those 5 characteristics is the most shocking.

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