So Meta’s stock keeps on tanking because the whole idea of a “Metaverse” might just be a bit ahead of its time, because people don’t like the idea of a fake world with Mark Zuckerberg as a ruler, or because it’s just plain bullshit. Be it as it may, Zuckerberg has found a culprit and it is, once more, Apple of course: not only did they put some roadblocks into the relentless surveillance-based business model of his and other social media companies, no! They also take a cut when someone sells something, on their platform. Shocking.
Just some rants.
Unsafe / Timeout
You know how you can mark yourself as “safe” during and after natural disasters like wildfires, hurricanes etc. on Facebook?
Bosch Spinoff on IMDb TV
I recently learned that after season 7 of Bosch, a “police procedural” series that I binged in its entirety not just once but twice, there will be a spinoff. Yay! The bad news: it’ll be available for streaming on IMDb TV. “Ad-supported.”
The ballot for the “recall election” has arrived and it essentially says: “Which of these 46 candidates that are either from the loony bin or you’ve never ever heard of should replace the governor, should he get recalled?”
Soapbox: Give Us This Day Our Daily Insanity
For about three years now, I receive a phone call about once or twice a month, with “an urgent message for the vehicle owner regarding an expired car warranty”.
Soapbox: Trail Running T-Shirt
I need to get a new t-shirt or two for my trail runs. On the front, it should read, big: “Wear A Proper Mask“* and on the back, a little smaller: “Yes, that means you, elderly white person, and you, mountain biker.”
Mandatory Three Clicks
Yes, YouTube, I’m not signed in, thank you for telling me AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN. No YouTube, I STILL do NOT want to sign up for your streaming or whatever else you’re peddling. And while I’m happily clicking the same notices away for the umpteenth time, let me also disable autoplay, AGAIN because that …
Lots of Lecturing
Can we please stop lecturing each other about what we should and shouldn’t do, both in general and right now, and just assume that the friends and people we’ve been reading/been following/have known, sometimes for many years, aren’t reckless idiots all of a sudden?