My prediction about the Iron Throne came true. As in, what literally happens with it.

Read somewhere here that the '>' way of quoting has been around forever, so that's what we should use.

Partly true. Using quotation marks is actually much older. (That thing called "print".)

"Instead of worrying about people with unfair advantages, be grateful for the opportunities right in front of your nose."

Dude, it's not that people are worrying about people with unfair advantages, it's that the people with those advantages are convinced they don't have any.

"The goal of the wave of anti-abortion laws in America is to put female sexuality under strict and brutal state control."

Good angry essay.

Finally bought Massive Attack's Mezzanine. That's been an unfinished one in the collection for a while.

After watching Green Lantern.

Wife: "Is it drink time?"

Me: "Yes."

My wife is rocking out to Winter in Vivildi's Four Seasons.

Folks, for years: We have a problem called Surveillance Capitalism, it’s a systemic problem arising from socio-economic factors…

Ex-Googler: Hmm, this problem, very exotic… what shall I call it without criticising either surveillance or capitalism? Time well spent?

Folks: SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM! It’s the feedback loop between accumulation of information (surveillance) and accumulation of wealth (capitalism)

Ex-Googler: …human downgrading?


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"Paw Patrol: Mighty Pups, the first theatrical reiteration from the popular animated franchise, is the latest shadowy attempt to normalise state-sponsored thuggery."

What a great movie review.

JFC Windows 10, will you ever be able to remember keyboard repeat rate settings?

It's been, what, 20 years of this?

As a result of this Duo thing, I'm currently forced to use Outlook and Teams through a browser.

Doing so has reinforced my belief that web apps are fundamentally a mistake.

Got this in a notice today from $work IT:

"If you access $work e-mail from your mobile device, be sure to only use the Microsoft Outlook mobile app. Most native e-mail clients can present an inconsistent user experience."

This came in a notice about enabling 2FA at work using Duo.

It turns out that it has nothing to do with an inconsistent user experience. It's really the case that it only works with Outlook.

I hate bullshit writing like that. It's sloppy, lazy, and treats the reader like an idiot.

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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.