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[05:05] Richard Vijgen built a device that picks up wifi signals and plots images from these signals. (see also)
[20:53] "Blameuser" sounds like a trigger in a helpdesk system ran by a BOFH-esque person. As I recently learned, though, it is a (not too common) german surname. A name predestined to confuse devs and admins whenever it appears in a database.
[21:09] I recently came across the first two blogs I set up, back in 2012. The first one was a microblog in which I managed to drop links for a stunning nine days. I don't recall why I stopped. Also, I have no idea what the password might be. That was way before I used a password manager. I'm not even sure which email address I used. I do remember for the second one though. Slightly more activity there, but I seem to have lost interest in the topic I was writing about.
Funny to have this glance in the past.
[06:06] I recently played Tiberian Sun and wanted to edit one specific setting in the rules.ini file, which I knew was possible but have never done before. A quick web search later I had found these tools (the XCC Mixer, specifically) and this guide to editing the game. After changing the setting I had in mind, I started toying with other stuff, started mixing units to create my own. A neat little rabbit hole to fall into.
[13:22] Met a former neighbor yesterday who just like me is not really good at staying in touch with people. However, they had a neat, if somewhat nerdy idea: whenever they feel it is time to get in contact but lack a topic, they'll just send "keepalive" to the other person. (Might not work with less geeky people, though.)
[21:04] Who at Microsoft decided that they need to cram the word "experience" into every mail, blog post, event talk at least once? Just a bit earlier one guy at their recent event actually talked about a "pen experience" without even seeming to want to curl up and die. Seriously, this is annoying as fuck.
[21:00] An elite tactical unit of the German Federal Police stormed a former NATO bunker to seize servers hosting illegal content. Cyberpunk is now.
[21:36] Today I learned there are devices that bullshit smartphones into registering steps taken, so the step counter can be bumped up. And apparently people are actually paying for stuff like that instead of just getting up and walking. Lazy fucking morons.