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Likes https://drewdevault.com/2021/04/26/Cryptocurrency-is-a-disaster.html.

Likes https://drewdevault.com/2021/04/26/Cryptocurrency-is-a-disaster.html.

Likes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk9_yae0JYQ.

Likes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk9_yae0JYQ.

Jimothy Lacoste - Always Improving

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Jimothy Lacoste - Always Improving

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Likes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfXoUaeLcDU.

Likes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfXoUaeLcDU.

Where is America?

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Where is America?

Likes https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2021/04/how-yahoo-became-internet-villain/618681/.

Likes https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2021/04/how-yahoo-became-internet-villain/618681/.

Yahoo, the Destroyer

How the historic company became known as a bumbling villain of internet culture

Yahoo, the Destroyer

Likes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrDEtSlqJC4.

Likes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrDEtSlqJC4.

The REAL Reason McDonalds Ice Cream Machines Are Always Broken

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The REAL Reason McDonalds Ice Cream Machines Are Always Broken

Likes https://fab1an.micro.blog/2021/04/25/migration.html.

Likes https://fab1an.micro.blog/2021/04/25/migration.html.

Switching to micro.blog with the help of Wordpress plugins

I’m still in the process of migrating my blog from Wordpress on a VPS to micro.blog. I don’t want to be responsible for a server anymore. Keeping it up-to-date and secure is interesting at times, but gets tedious pretty quickly. I reached the point, where I can’t even update the…

Last summer I found SailNavSim a very neat and deceptively simple sailing navigation simulator. It has a simple HTML frontend with basically one form field: a box in which to put in your course and that’s it. A button to raise or lower the sails and that’s it.

There is a very complex simulation underneath it, though – the (anonymous? I don’t see their name anywhere) developer is simulating the weather and ocean currents and waves for the whole world, based on real life data. The only other game I know that does something like it it is the Microsoft Flight Simulator. And of course there are a couple of different boats with very different sailing characteristics.

And there you go – there are private and public races, some take a few hours, some months and up until a few weeks back it was mostly a matter of looking at your little icon on a map, adjusting the sails to go into the direction you want to and things are, as they say, smooth sailing. (Oh, and there is no pause button. If you go to bed or get distracted by mundane things like having to make a living, your boat will sail on, happily crashing into the shore.)

Starting a few weeks back, the developer added a new feature: celestial navigation mode. No GPS coordinates, no little icon on the map to tell you where you are unless you’re near the shores. And being the naive idiot that I am I signed up for the very first public race with that feature: a race from Rhode Island to the South West of England.
If you’ve ever looked at a map, you know there is one thing missing: shores. So most of the time you’ll have to calculate your position from celestial sights. But if you look at this picture here, you can tell that there is one thing missing at the moment:

Yes, a view of the sky. Sooo… how? I’m not a trained sailor. I can sort of understand the compass and I figured I could guess my rough location based on the North Star and the sun. So for now, I am somewhere in my little boat under these clouds, maybe heading straight to Africa or maybe Iceland? I guess we’ll see once there is some kind of shore.

And until then I’ll open the game once in a while in a state of anxiety because all things considered, feeling completely lost on a huge unknowable ocean is quite, as they say, a mood in 2021.

Sleep update: slept basically from 7pm to 8am, with a 2 hour break in between to watch Taskmaster. Also the first time this year I had the window open all night.

Sleep update: slept basically from 7pm to 8am, with a 2 hour break in between to watch Taskmaster. Also the first time this year I had the window open all night.

Likes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ara1uUvajoU.

Likes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ara1uUvajoU.

Apple AirTags: the most Apple

We took Apple AirTags out for a spin — Dieter and Vjeran played a game of hide-and-seek, seeing if an AirTag is really good enough to reveal location when it...

Apple AirTags: the most Apple

My sleep has been so irregular and bad lately that the fitbit app crashes when trying to draw the little diagrams it usually provides in the morning.

My sleep has been so irregular and bad lately that the fitbit app crashes when trying to draw the little diagrams it usually provides in the morning.

Likes https://httpstatusdogs.com/.

Likes https://httpstatusdogs.com/.

HTTP Status Dogs

HTTP Status Dogs. Hypertext Transfer Protocol Response status codes. And dogs.

HTTP Status Dogs

Can’t sleep, clown will eat me.

Can’t sleep, clown will eat me.

Do I know anyone who actually really likes the WordPress block editor?

Do I know anyone who actually really likes the WordPress block editor?

Likes https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/19/health/routines-pandemic-schedules.html.

Likes https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/19/health/routines-pandemic-schedules.html.

The Pandemic Helped Me Realize How Essential My Routines Are

By setting routines for myself, I was able to shield myself from chaos. Then the pandemic happened. I set out to get them back on track.

The Pandemic Helped Me Realize How Essential My Routines Are