Wonkish health stuff
Parenting, shoddy baking
The #Minecraft cake for Mr 6 is not as good as I'd hoped, and he's too young to be diplomatic about the effort, but I hope it brings a smile anyway.
The Passive Aggressive's weapon of choice! 🧐 My Aussie kids catch an iconic American yellow school bus here in Florida. One of the "neighbours" doesn't like the wear and tear on his grass, so he has programmed the front lawn sprinkler to come on 5 minutes before the bus comes, and switch off 3 minutes after it leaves. 😂
I am listening to the man behind me on the plane tell his seat buddy his entire personal, professional and family history.
And I am wearing noise-cancelling headphones.
Facebook’s new move isn't about privacy. It’s about domination
Mark Zuckerberg announced on Wednesday that #Facebook would be ‘pivoting to privacy’. That’s an empty pledge
PSA - Brave "privacy" browser is malware
first, they sold exceptions to privacy tracking to Facebook and Twitter, now it comes out they've got a header override that allows them to set header exceptions on demand.
don't use this garbage.
LEGO hot tip!
If you have troublesome pieces stuck together, you can try using a needle puller. It’s like a tiny jar gripper that’s perfect for dealing with small objects. They’re usually a few bucks for a 3 pack at craft stores.
(Brought to you by kid bringing me pieces they’ve tried to pry apart with their greasy little fingers)
So I play as Australian in Civ6 - because Aussie but also because they're a good fit for a science win (my preferred playstyle) which has always amused me.
Gathering Storm introduces climate change, and there's been no tweak to compensate for the Aussie perk to coastal cities now being a very very mixed blessing.
I thought this was a bad oversight, but I have now realised that getting screwed by global warming is actually more strayn than inventing WiFi and winning the space race.
Empathy is the energy that drives social change – the Australian government is an old hand at gagging it | Brigid Delaney https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/feb/13/empathy-is-the-energy-that-drives-social-change-the-australian-government-is-an-old-hand-at-gagging-it
Deadly mud bacteria claims a life as Townsville flood toll rises to three https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/feb/13/deadly-mud-bacteria-claims-a-life-as-townsville-flood-toll-rises-to-three
@aral Hi Aral. I may have missed it, but (apart from the VPN) do you have surveillance capitalism thoughts about Opera browser?
Drug-resistant infection, digital health, random geekery and rants. Future Wise.
"Ninja old guy".
Doesn't pity the fool.