or am i tempting fate too much by stirring the political pot?

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in YEG, my friends and I are pretty happy with Alberta election results. Other munis?

I've heard an ad several times for a "user testing" service. It makes me think, "yes, our users need testing; some should not be allowed to use our software". 🤓

It looks like, as of today, coales.co ... which literally runs off a couple of old servers bolted to the ceiling of the garage in my back yard ... will have better uptime than all of Facebook for 2021 :blobthinkingcool:

With God as my witness, I will no longer take a smartphone to a lake.

Holy cow, the two Michaels are on a plane, leaving China. PRC not even pretending there were grounds for the arrests.

I love the even handed tone used by The Star when describing the qanon nutters:

``he believed the media was part of “the cabal.” That term is often used by conspiracy theorists such as QAnoners, who contend the world is being secretly controlled by a malevolent power.``

thestar.com/news/canada/2021/0

It's an interesting piece, "Nervous workers, defiant businesses and a fistfight: Here’s how Day 1 of B.C.’s vaccine passport went"

The most expensive iPhone ever costs almost 1,600 USD (2025 CAD). 😶

I've started using Firefox Relay to use a unique email address for each shiny thing I sign up for. So far, so good.

Theses flying V formations of geese point south.

(taken yesterday in YEG, cropped severely, yielding low res)

Learning the SEC intends to sue Coinbase, CEO Brian Armstrong accused the SEC of "really sketchy behavior".

the NSA "isn't really sure when or even if quantum computers will be able to crack public key cryptography." msn.com/en-us/news/technology/

Uh huh. Right.

Or is this an indicator that they might've achieved a decryption breakthrough with their quantum research?!

In the absence of COVID-19 briefings from the UCP/AHS, doctors & experts begin their own briefings, live daily (?) 4PM: youtube.com/watch?v=okwrKC5flQ

Bloomberg reports a study of the market for NFTs that finds it "remains spotted by certain profit-seeking practices" 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣
bloomberg.com/news/articles/20

I don't care for Jason Kenney's COVID policies but I don't mean to denigrate those who support him.

And for Kenney's supporters, denigrate means 'put down'.

I fired up Sublime Text and discovered they have released a major new version, 4! I am giddy with delight. Please don't tell the Visual Studio Code fanboys.

Javascript is like the wild west. I admire the creativity and grit I see in that world but I wish a BDFL (benevolent dictator for life) would parachute in and straighten out some of their shit.

[yes, this is simply unconstructive whining 😜]

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