Ever since I started being able to talk to my Android phone, I’ve wanted to be able to tell it to lock my screen. And ever since then, Google Assistant has stubbornly refused to do it. I can’t imagine why Google hasn’t implemented this feature; they obviously know people want it, since when you ask… Read More »
I ported TMDA from Python 2 to Python 3 so I could keep using it on my mail server. Turns out somebody already did that, but here’s my port anyway in case it’s useful to someone.
I want to give two examples, one medical and one technological, of the kind of buffoonery that the CDC is engaging in that continues to make them untrustworthy as a disease-control organization. Medical buffoonery Here are some things that COVID-19 research and recently collected epidemiological data are telling us at the moment: Here is what… Read More »
What should have been a simple transaction on my PS4 instead turns out to be an hour+-long debacle of things going wrong.
It’s a bad study, it doesn’t prove anything about whether it is or isn’t safe to fly, you should stop circulating it, and you should stop and think about the impact that catastrophizing flying is having on COVID being taken seriously (or not) by the public.
Companies that engage in slimy marketing practices tend to be slimy companies. RegScale fits that description, so you should avoid doing business with them.
Twitter is in the news again with another security breach in which 235 million users’ email addresses, phone numbers, and Twitter handles were exposed. These seems like a good opportunity to talk about what you can / should do to protect yourself if you need to maintain anonymity online. The basic rule is this: if… Read More »
Long-time readers of my blog will know that I am obsessed with backups and with keeping control over data that belongs to me. For example, in additional to a comprehensive backup system I built myself, I have an archive of (legally obtained) music files and movies because I don’t trust any of the cloud music… Read More »
Regarding my comics aggregator, three updates effective January 1, 2023: For those who don’t know what I’m talking about…
I will now tell you how to cook amazing home-fried potatoes, which are the perfect breakfast food, at least for people who don’t eat bacon (or so I’m told, seeing as how I don’t eat bacon). Equipment you need: Ingredients you need: Steps: