Let's play a game, to help some of the newcomers make connections: name subjects and topics that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same.
I was going through my old blog posts, and I found one I forgot I wrote: Don't Play Tetris With Your Life!
Thoughts on Universal Basic Income.
Twice in my life I have been able to take time out, re-educate and move in a completely different direction. Same for my better half.
We were only able to do this with support from our families and from each other.
How great would it be if everybody got that chance, without worrying about starving, becoming homeless or losing access to civic society?
Every American has a right to know about rules governing who can access their private conversations. https://www.eff.org/press/releases/details-justice-departments-efforts-break-encryption-facebook-messenger-must-be-made
Enough is Enough: **‘Sea Rescues Have Been Criminalized’ as German Boat Captain Faces 20 Years in Prison For Saving Refugees**
"German boat captain Pia Kemp faces a long and costly trial in Italy for charges targeting her humanitarian efforts on behalf of refugees."
a non-violent, non-destructive crime you can do
✅ find a really old TV with a UHF dial
✅ attach antenna
✅ browse around UHF channels 80-84
✅ stop when you hear one-to-three-second snippets of people talking
✅ tell a buddy what you heard
Congratulations! You just intercepted and disclosed an electronic communication, 18 U.S. Code § 2511, a felony w/5 years max imprisonment.
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I see you've taken the monetization of privacy to the new level, while finger-pointing at Facebook on the front page.
The web browser Brave is marketed as a privacy-friendly ad-free alternative, but that's pretty disingenuous.
Brave exists not to protect privacy, but to make money from selling ads.
Brave is a commercial company funded by venture capital. Its business model is selling advertising and cryptocurrency investment.
One of Brave's owners is Peter Thiel's Founders Fund. Thiel is also the head of Palantir (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palantir_Technologies) and on the board of Facebook.
I do not recommend using Brave.
Just discovered, as I prepare dinner, that Superstore sent us seasoned chicken breasts instead of plain organic ones, making my trademark lemon chicken a no go.
Back went the lemons, out came the thick teriyaki sauce. Threw in a bit of crushed garlic, a pinch of grated ginger, a pinch of white pepper, and a few shakes of the crushed chili jar.
Turned out pretty good. Damn, I love cooking.
Lifted from @tomasino
On your own feed, list 7 bands/artists that you’ve seen in concert, with one of them being a lie.
People can then post which one they think is the lie.
1) The Misfits
4) Dire Straits
5) Theory of a Deadman
7) Burton Cummings
fortysomething, married, Canadian 🇨🇦, cycling enthusiast, phlogger.
Engaging, positive, but cynical. Prefer discourse to arguing. If I boost, I agree.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko