I have just been informed that Germany actually votes on a Sunday, which is even more better.

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Germany, one of the largest democracies in the world, and a very technologically advanced country, goes to the polls today for their national elections.

How are they voting?

On a Saturday.

By dropping little pieces of paper into boxes.

There's a lesson to be had there, America. Voting doesn't have to be hard.

I know I'll never be one of the lucky few getting to go to space, but I would _love_ to be one of the people on the recovery boats. That looks like _fun_.

I miss the late 2000s Google -- a company that just seemed to be innovating weird things one-after-the-other. Stuff like Go, Android -- they all came out during this time.

Is there another company doing this kind of weird stuff today? What company is the late-2000s Google of today?

*Me, after getting frustrated using a Mac for the first time really in 20 years*

I will _not_ disable the Gatekeeper. *deep breath*
I will _not_ disable the Gatekeeper.

Started using a Mac a few months ago after using Windows for 20 years. Got bootcamp working, because I still need a Windows partition to play PC games, while using an eGPU (somehow this all works).

It goes without saying, but with that delicate setup, I will _not_ be installing Windows 11.

Looks my phone just got an upgrade of "Mastodon für Handy"

You know what's weird?
I really like the new Mastodon iOS app, but without the timelines, it's, I don't know, not as useful? :/
I'm still formulating how I think about it. It kinda feels instead like a messaging app?

Using the new iOS Mastodon app, just because. It's nice. Especially because of:

Bought a Mac for myself. Tired of Windows. First Mac I've bought this millenium. (Last one was a G3 Mac bought in the late 90s.)

Found a used one on Swappa that was kinda beat up. Wanted to give it a chance.

Ooh -- the US DOD just cancelled the JEDI contract. That's HUGE news.

Microsoft, pushing a "News and Interests" item, directly to my Windows Taskbar, with a Windows Update, trying to force me to look at news they consider "important"?

Um, no. No no no no no. Time to buy a Mac.

1) Open developer tools in Chrome
2) Right-click on Refresh-button

You now have a context menu that can do things like "clear cache for this site", "hard reload". Incredible.

I play video games, but apparently, that's not enough anymore.

I must also spend time watching others play video games, instead of playing video games, like some sort of insane required "practice."

I also can't just play video games by myself, and must instead stream what I'm doing so people can tell me to kill myself while playing video games.

And, to top it all off, I must do all of this from within a hot tub.

Had to push back on my initial response of "I don't understand the Internet anymore" after reading this week's article about streaming, and just remember that "sex sells," and the Internet hasn't really changed that; just made it easier.

"theverge.com/2021/5/21/2244789

Just made the first update to my "simpleMastodonBot" python script in four years: github.com/M-D-M/simpleMastodo

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