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Stephen

So the results are pretty astonishing. The result is a little unfortunate, but I get it. I am more fcused on the referendum results though. I think those were more important than the General Election itself. Won't know those results till the end of the month unfortunately.

Stephen

I have deleted and all social apps owned by the "Big Tech" of Silicon Valley. This includes Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, and Youtube. If people want to contact me, they can do so on Telegram, or via Minds and Parler.

Stephen

I unsubscribed from Wikimedia's mailing lists today. Despite having given for 6 months out of the past 12, the only emails I ever get are them begging for even more money. I'm sorry, but I already give more than I feel I use on the site.

How about instead of being so obnoxious with the begging, you just accept that you need ads and stick a single banner at the bottom or top of the site. You know, in the same place you're constantly putting those obnoxiously loud boxes begging for donations? I'm sure pretty much everyone would prefer a text ad or two over the constant bullying and guilt trips. Especially those of us that do actually donate.

Stephen

So a man drives a van through a crowd in Toronto. Don't hear anyone screaming for vans to be banned. Could it possibly be that maybe the tool used isn't the problem, merely the means?

Stephen

Have people finally realised Bitcoin Core is not able to live up to it's promise? Will people finally start investing in alternatives? Zcash, DASH, Monero, Ethereum (kinda) are still the better choices for use as actual currencies. Ethereum is becoming a bit of a closed club soon though.

Stephen

Today is one of those days where everything is going in the wrong direction. Made more annoying by the car being a prissy little shit.

Stephen

Anyone else notice the massive increase in "bitcoin" and "blockchain" related spam lately? Gee, there's a surprise.

Stephen

Beautiful sunrise this morning. Although I would have enjoyed it a whole lot more if I was up at 6am because of my alarm and not because of a dog whining outside my door.

Stephen

Wow... Tonight was strange. I played a bit of Elite Dangerous tonight for the first time in a while. Picked it up and started trading again. New spreadsheets and more. Then, after 2 and a half hours of playing, flying around the galaxy buying and selling items, I suddenly forget all the controls for the game. I'm sitting in a ship in the middle of space trying to throttle up my ship and I literally cannot remember how to do it. I'd been playing this game for 2.5 hours at this point and my mind just goes blank. I literally started pressing random keys on the keyboard trying to remember which ones control the throttle.
Then I stop and put my hand in the resting spot on the keyboard that I use when I'm gaming and ponder what the hell is wrong with me. I accidentally press down on a button and it's the fricken throttle! My ship starts moving again and I can carry on trading!
Stupid as this sounds, but that's the first time something like that has ever happened to me. I literally couldn't figure out how to do something I'd been doing for hours up to that point. My mind was just completely blank. It was scary enough that once I got back to a safe port, I finished up and closed the game.
Kind of a freaked out moment for me. I can't ever think of a time where my mind simply stopped functioning like that.

Stephen

I've had my LGG3 for over 2 years now (I think.) I've had it rooted for a long time (tasker geek that I am) but never really bothered with custom roms. Tonight I decided to install a custom ROM, but to do that required I install a custom recovery (boot manager basically.) Apparently that's not as easy on the LG phones as it used to be on my old Samsung devices.

Holy crap. Thought I'd bricked it for a while there. But 3 hours later we're back to stock Marshmallow ROM and in the process of reinstalling everything again :-) *Phew*

At least now I have an idea of how the Recovery process works on LG devices. A lot more confident now, but did that ever raise the stress levels a few notches.