I recently learned that after season 7 of Bosch, a "police procedural" series that I binged in its entirety not just once but twice, there will be a spinoff. Yay! The bad news: it'll be available for streaming on IMDb TV. "Ad-supported." Shuwen and I recently watched another ad-supported series on IMDb TV, White Collar. … Continue reading Bosch Spinoff on IMDb TV
The ballot for the "recall election" has arrived and it essentially says: "Which of these 46 candidates that are either from the loony bin or you've never ever heard of should replace the governor, should he get recalled?" Before Nov 2016, I would've said this was the most insane thing I've ever seen in a … Continue reading Recall Election
If GMail was run by Facebook, they'd make you pay to actually get a message into your friend's inbox. Because, algorithms, you know? They make everything better -- for them. 🤑 Not that GMail is that much better of course, with its default to sort away almost all mailing list messages as "promotions", or whatever … Continue reading FMail
For about three years now, I receive a phone call about once or twice a month, with "an urgent message for the vehicle owner regarding an expired car warranty". I tried it all: hang up immediately; let the message play to waste as much of these people's time as possible; "press 2 to opt out … Continue reading Soapbox: Give Us This Day Our Daily Insanity
I need to get a new t-shirt or two for my trail runs. On the front, it should read, big: "Wear A Proper Mask" and on the back, a little smaller: "Yes, that means you, elderly white person, and you, mountain biker."