Monthly Archives: Sep 2018

Automated failure

This is actually a follow-on to my “This is why you need editors“. I regularly use the URL ibm.com to test for internet connectivity. The website redirects me to my country and language specific homepage but now I have gotten … Continue reading

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Cut that out!

No animals were hurt in the process of this filming: (Youtube)

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The inability to react to reality in real-time

(Youtube) Remember, this being centered around politics in USA, “red” means conservative, “blue” means liberal, “conservative” means right-wing and “liberal” means left-wing. The inability to react to reality in real-time is an indicative of having constructed a fake reality; when … Continue reading

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Gaming the system

People cheat. I think this should be a law somewhere, because they do. This is perfectly natural. Tell people you are going to reward them / not punish them if they do X, because you want to accomplish Y, you … Continue reading

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Voice assistants suck

Paraphrasing the Nielsen Norman Group, voice assistants suck. Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri and, I am guessing, Cortana. Of course, the level of suck depends on your mastery of English accents, so I expect they suck more for Danes than … Continue reading

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Battling fake news

SurfSafe sounds like a good idea, right up until I tried to install it. SurfSafe works by searching for the images you hover your mouse over, to see if that image exists already on the web, perhaps in a slightly … Continue reading

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Patriotic?

How anyone could think that this song, here in it’s original form from the Tracks album, was patriotic is beyond me. I also like it in this unfinished, unpolished, form. (Youtube)

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The original social network

How about if, instead of ditching Twitter for Mastodon, we all start blogging and subscribing to each other's Atom feeds again instead? The original distributed social network could still work pretty well if we actually start using it — Simon … Continue reading

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Life’s a …

Yi steps back to examine the jar. It‘s not her best work, but she‘s sick of looking at it. The next one will be better.***”This is one of the finest examples of Korean Celadon pottery. Sadly, the annonymous artisan’s village … Continue reading

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Newsfeed from Twitter and Youtube

I have mentioned that I use Feedly for my newsfeeds, but that only works if the site supplies an RSS or Atom feed. Twitter does not but someone made a website that can work as a portal to that, twitrss.me, so … Continue reading

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