Not gonna lie, I’d completely forgotten that Plurk existed.

Plurk updates for terms of service

Oh God. They’re incorporating AI into our IT ticketing system. What could possibly go wrong…

Picked up a pair of the plastic (EVA) Birkenstocks for wet weather and pool duty, and they’re better than I expected. And a lot easier to clean than the regular ones.

For the record: I don’t care if we stick with Standard Time or Daylight Savings Time, I just want to pick one of them and NEVER CHANGE AGAIN.

Waking up on the morning of the switch to Daylight Savings Time and seeing all my solar atomic G-Shock watches have automatically synced and adjusted themselves, and wondering why I bother with any other watches. #watchgeek #wis

The Picard we could have had.

trekmovie.com/2024/03/0…

“There were Romulans—there was a whole thing. The idea was that Guinan’s bar was presented as a normal bar in Los Angeles, but if you knew the right thing to do, you could go into the back through the telephone phone booth and that was Rick’s Café and it was a stopping point for all these different species that were actually there on Earth with a ‘Do not interfere’ thing happening. So you had a lot more Star Trek happening in the backdrop of it. Ultimately, the powers that be at that time were like, ‘This is too much.’ But there were some really good ideas there that were pretty cool.”

If it doesn’t leak oil, is it really a Jaguar?

electrek.co/2024/03/0…

Road & Track has changed a lot since I used to read it back in the days of John and Elaine Bond, Tony Hogg, John Dinkel, and the late, great Henry N. Manney III, and not for the better.

defector.com/road-trac…

As a Californian through and through, I’ll stick with In-N-Out. If I lived in Texas or New Mexico, I’d pick Whataburger or Blake’s, respectively.

www.yahoo.com/lifestyle…

Yes, I voted in today’s California primary. It’s very simple, the state mailed ballots to every registered voter, and since I live five minutes away I opted to drop it off a few days ago directly at the county elections office, although I could have mailed it. Civic duty done. ✅

It’s not perfect, but it’s a start.

www.theverge.com/2024/3/5/…

Don’t forget that if SCOTUS had upheld the removal of TFG from the Colorado ballot, a bunch of red states would have started finding reasons to remove Biden, because political discourse in our republic has descended to the level of schoolyard fighting and bullying.

Question for everyone: if you have accounts on more than one social network, which one do you consider your “home base” where you spend most of your time?

I sometimes wonder what my old German and French teachers would think about the fact that these days I mostly use my language skills to talk to people on the Internet.

Probably, “what’s an Internet?” 😂

Signal username set. Interesting that they require numbers appended to the end.

It’s an unpopular opinion, but you will never convince me that taking dried leaves, setting them on fire, and sucking in the smoke could possibly be good for you.

www.nbcnews.com/health/he…

My two favorite things lately are having a cup of tea in the late afternoon after I stop working, and going to bed.

Frankly, I always saw Apple’s car manufacturing fantasy as evidence of massive hubris in the executive suite.

Is it Friday yet?