Here we go.
After struggling to decide which instance to use for a while, I decided to go for what I see as being most in the spirit of the Fediverse, and host my own personal instance. Somehow it feels like the most right, and future-proof, way to follow people from across many different instances.
It also conforms with the "everyone hosting their own data whenever possible" idea I am rather fond of.
They're probably a good idea. But the citizens of Oslo have and are demonstrating that they don't have the maturity, spacial awareness, or regard for others that is required to have this particular nice thing. Good game everyone, let's try again in a few years.
I don't mind the sense of familiarity within Norwegian politics. In fact, I like the fact that politicians are on first name terms with each other. I also don't mind that reporters are on first name terms with the people they report on. But not when doing the actual reporting.
I think I just thought of a solution to electric scooters being a menace to pedestrians. Make them all, by by law, emit a loud, relentless, terribly annoying, noise (including frequencies that tend to penetrate headphones). People will hear them coming, and much fewer people will want to use them!
Was given an appointment for my vaccine today: they had me down as being in a vulnerable group. Called my doctor to confirm that I am, in fact, not in a priority group for the vaccine, and called them back to give my spot to someone else (for which they thanked me profusely).
Funny feeling... Hoping that I have an underlying condition I'd forgotten about so that I was entitled to get the vaccine earlier. I hope they get them rolled out en-masse soon.
Not the most severe problem with working from home, but even a year into this, the way in which I'm picking up and drinking from cups of hot tea is becoming increasingly careless, and at this rate I project that some form of incident will take place in around two months if I haven't returned to the office by then.
Clubhouse: the current Giffen good of the Internet. Content that has its perceived value elevated through an illusion of exclusivity.
@adam The default internal player in PodcastAddict (ExoPlayer) is unable to play the latest episode (NA-1294-2020-11-12-Final.mp3). It works when I switch the player-Engine to the Android built-in player. This is the first and only episode I've noticed this with so far. Figured I'd let you (and/or @podcastaddict) know, in case there is something new and fancy going on in the metadata.
Random note: after ten days of use, I'm incredibly impressed by the Onyx Boox Nova 3. Kindles are great, but the flexibility of full Android, wonderful front-light, and a just-as-good reading experience catapults the Nova ahead of the Kindle for me, for now.
(The experience of buying books obviously isn't quite as smooth, but given that I've bought most of my books from non-Amazon sources lately, that doesn't matter much to me.)
Stavanger-born Edinburgh-educated Oslo-based Engineer working with computer stuff.
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