The one greatest compromise I made this year was to buy a "fitness" watch to track heartrate and my exercises. It has been 6 months of using it and it's already failing to do its fucking job properly.
There was a time when you bought something at a premium price, in this case a $200 watch, and had something that lasted a lifetime.
I am more than sick of the obsolescence that people shill. It's time I returned to my grandfather's 50 year old watch and track the old way. Those never break.
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It will take some work.
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BREAKING: ICANN has voted to REJECT the sale of the .ORG registry to private equity firm Ethos Capital. This is a major victory for the millions of nonprofits, civil society organizations, and individuals who make .ORG their home online. #SaveDotOrg https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-board-withholds-consent-for-a-change-of-control-of-the-public-interest-registry-pir https://t.co/sFLcwZqU1B
@pokey Pokey for all it's worth, just fyi, I made a note (anonymously) on open street maps so that a correction can be made.
Heard on news on radio earlier this week: 'The cause of the fire has been determined to be undetermined' #cantmakethisup
@mnw it is an ASUS MeMOPad
DRM is bad news for all consumers. https://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/defective-by-design-a-resistance-to-restrictions
I used to be a "Googly" person. I had Gmail when most people asked "Is that like email or something", and I was heavy into Google Plus when it was peaking.
Two things turned me off, aside from the now obvious reasons. When they started providing those creepy auto-response buttons on your emails; felt like they were reading right along with me.
Second, with location turned off on my Android phone, I get asked to rate my trip to "business x" when I wasn't even there, but was nearby.
@claudiom scroll down to #5 of https://opensource.com/article/19/10/signs-linux-user and see if you recognize any of the screenshots
The author clearly has excellent taste. (Also wasn't sure if you wanted credit and/or how to list you, so let me know)
We all have some of these tiny instruction sheets that came with some device, like a digital photo frame or a poor man's watch. 3 yrs from now when I change the battery, I won't remember which of the 2 buttons to hold down for 5 sec and press the other 3 times to change the settings.
I scan all those little sheets to PDF and keep them in a Manuals folder in my Documents. Zoomed, easier to read, and most important, I know where they are.
Linux, Norse Things, Minerals ...did someone say coffee?
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