May
11
2019
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Ah, the joys of navigating wifi.

I’m only on this to get passwords to video sites for the kids, tell truthful. It’s a family day, so catch you later. Will be back sometime tomorrow.

May
10
2019
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Family reunion this weekend.

In-laws; we were supposed to go up tonight, but the weather wasn’t cooperating. There’s going to be WiFi, but there’s also going to be sleep. I haven’t been getting enough of that lately.

May
09
2019
13

…I got nothing, sorry.

My reaction to this is kind of… hard to pin down.

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May
08
2019
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I must admit: kind of tired and loopy.

My wife suggested that we try a local spa tonight for date night. She just joined up, I could go in on a guest pass and try out the pool and stuff. So I said sure.

One hot tub, cold plunge, back to the hot tub, as much time in the steam room as I could stand, and then stretched out on one of those lounge thingies while a perfect-temperature blew over me later, and, well. I could feel the lactic acid dissolve away in my back and muscles. One of the few nice things about getting older is that about a decade I stopped feeling the need to pretend indifference to therapeutic creature comforts. This was worth doing on a more regular basis.

But it did make me feel somewhat sleepy. And loopy: I almost wrote the same article on Avatar twice! Clearly, I am pleasantly out of it.

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May
08
2019
3

Tweet of the Day, Why Delay The Inevitable? edition.

The only problem with this fan-driven strategy is that we’d have to suffer through three movies first.

Note, though. The Last Airbender cartoon. It doesn’t have to be a slavish imitation, but it does have to love the source material.

Moe Lane

PS: $28? Quick: buy it before somebody at Amazon comes to their senses!

May
07
2019
6

Pornhub interested in buying Tumblr, for precisely the reasons that you’d think.

Can’t wait to see what ads THAT title throws up below, hey?

Less than two years after buying Tumblr as part of its Yahoo acquisition, Verizon is reportedly trying to sell the blogging platform. Pornhub has also announced that it wants to buy Tumblr and end the site’s Verizon-imposed porn ban.

“Verizon Communications Inc. is seeking a buyer for blogging website Tumblr, according to people familiar with the matter, as it tries to steady a media business that has struggled to meet revenue targets,” The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday.

Ars Technica
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May
05
2019
3

Item Seed: Thacos.

Thacos

[I refuse to believe that nobody has ever thought to make this joke before.  It seems so amazingly obvious, really. – ML]

Description: a small collection of shredded meat mixed with chopped vegetables, well-spiced, well-cooked, and wrapped in a baked flour shell.  Thacos glow with Divine power, Good-aligned: once created, they remain hot and fresh indefinitely; the ingredients will also not fall out of the shell until the Thaco is consumed.  The taste is best described as being, well, extremely tasty spiced meat and vegetables, wrapped in a baked flour shell.

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May
05
2019
2

Happy Cinco de Mayo! (And my sympathies, to Mexican-American readers.)

I’m mostly of Irish descent, you understand. So it is with no little sympathy and a certain amount of shared life experience that I watch, along with you, as a minor Mexican holiday gets turned into this fascinating extravaganza dedicated to the noble cause of getting plastered on tequila and/or Negra Modelo. :shrug: Anglos. Whaddya gonna do?

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May
03
2019
2

Apple stymies right-to-repair bills in CA, Ontario.

I didn’t know too much about this, because after my flirtation with the iPad back in the day I went back to using PCs and whanot. But apparently Apple is playing the lobbyist game in California and Ontario, where bills that would permit third-party repairs of brand name electronics were up. And the reason Apple gave? Hold on, you’ll love it:

According to Motherboard, Apple, along with lobbyists from tech trade organization CompTIA, reportedly told legislators that owners trying to fix their own iPhones could hurt themselves in the process if they damaged the lithium-ion battery.

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May
01
2019
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Yeah, if I don’t feel better by tomorrow…

…I’m going to the doctor. One day is whatever, two is annoying, three might be a throat infection or something. Or maybe walking pneumonia. That typically sucks wind.

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