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[21:21] Back from a visit at a friend's place in a pretty provincial area. Since I live in a major city I'm used to having a decent internet connection basically wherever I go. At this place, not so much. My phone was constantly struggling to connect to any mobile network at all, and whenever it got connected, the downstream was slooooooow. I actually began to value small sized websites even more.
I also did not dare to connect to the wifi in the hotel, since the hardware I saw there was el cheapo stuff which probably was never patched since it was acquired ten years ago or so. Plus the stuff was installed in a public area within arm's reach, so anything could have been done to the network. I may be paranoid in this regard, but I'd rather be safe than sorry.
On the plus side, there was no light pollution whatsoever. Hadn't seen such a dark night's sky in years.
[22:46] Turns out Comic Sans is actually a useful font: it may help dyslexic people.
[22:39] tilde.red is back online, but apparently someone else is in charge now. Not sure if it is a tilde server again or something else.
[21:31] I did not see a single other person carrying a towel today, and the one who asked about mine never read the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. That's a bit sad.
[21:43] Ha, cool! Recursive Powerpoint Presentations.
[19:53] Next time someone asks me why I don't want my picture to be taken, I'll point them to this.
[21:03] Weird realization from a few days ago: RSS is about as old as the first Matrix movie.
[20:14] Embedding third party scripts on your website is a bad idea. Here is another prime example for this. You're basically issuing a blank check to the third party. Don't.
[23:45] Lego is going to release a set of Braille bricks. Cool idea.
[08:43] I do this stuff for a living and I know I should probably take this all for granted, but it still amazes me to be able to VPN into my personal network from across country. I love this technology.