@msh i see what you did there, thx for the foreign follow!

Not relaxing at all, but I got used to scenes from Normal Land eventually.

Started listening to a novel. Some scenes involved people in close proximity and I would think, "WTF, get the hell apart now!!"

I work in community building and tech, so people sometimes ask me about Nextdoor. I tell them: venture capitalists have poured 455 US$ into Nextdoor and their tagline [Discover your neighbourhood] translates into "we are coming for you and will corrupt your society and you will eventually wail, 'WTF?!'"

Speaking of abandoning platforms, I did a bunch of work for a client that is a large GSuite shop. The software used Google's charting SDK. Sorta neat. Got well into it, and then hit a problem; some digging told me G had abandoned work on the SDK. They will not acknowledge this fact on the forums. 😠

Oh. "Hangouts Meet". I did not know that branding (is that different from or the same as "Hangouts"? no wait, I don't care). This constant churn of names was one of the reasons I stopped developing software for Windows years ago.

πŸš– @Uber has failed to respond to our letter on #CloudExtraction - which allows warrantless, broad access to cloud stored data. This is a vital issue for security of Uber's customer data. Help us demand they respond now and retweet. πŸ”

Read more: privacyinternational.org/news- nitter.net/privacyint/status/1

Something rare these days: when using this masto instance, both Privacy Badger and uBlock Origin remain quiet. πŸ‘

US Politics 

I seem to remember hearing of an online service whereby people could watch a vid stream on their separate devices, but the stream is sync'ed, so that everyone saw the same thing at the same time. (In this case, the movie "Cats"! (Self-harm trigger warning!))

Did I dream the sync'ed multi-party vid stream viewing thing??

LOL. Meant to write "movie studios areN'T dumb), but whatevs

My home ISP emailed me to promote some current movies that can be screened (movie studios are dumb). I saw "Cats" listed and nearly spewed my coffee.

I haven't seen Cats but I wonder if it would be derisibly funny to watch (with enough beer & wine). Oh, right; would want to do that sort of thing With Friends. Never mind...

Three members of our community board met for a walk to a playground. I was very impressed with the 3 kids who came along: they were Very Serious about maintaining a 2 metre distance!

Covid19 purchase showed up today! Going to have my 11 year old hook it up πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ let's do this #animalcrossing!

This week I made a point of (briefly) visiting two local shops and bought some coffee and/or muffins. A lot of small businesses will fail over the next few months. Remember them.

i bought gas today at 68.9 per litre

today the benchmark blend of crude produced oil sands fell to a record low of $7.47 a barrel.

my local grocery store is panic-shopped out of onions so i bought "onion flakes". We'll see how this soup turns out...

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