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The present isn't what the future used to be

Take any sci-fi flick that was made between the '50s and the '80s and you get an idea of what the present was supposed to be: namely, living under the sea, working in groovy environments, and flying cars and $hit.   What did we get instead? We got kids that set themselves on fire because of a TikTok challenge, and Cola with cinnamon taste. In other words, yesterday's tomorrow is a total letdown. I'm not amused!
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Good reads

I added a couple of books that I need to write to my bucket list. Here are the titles: The Tuesday I stopped liking Granola A tank called Horst Trousers that lower your IQ by 15 points Mick Jagger is the Ford Fiesta of the music industry Mediocre poems that I wrote while looking for ripe Avocados

What Clive Sinclair taught me

I never owned Clive Sinclair's most successful invention, the Sinclair Spectrum. And I never owned the one that tainted his name, the Sinclair C5. I did own many products that fall somewhere in between: The ZX81 (with 16K, later 64K RAM expansion), the QL (double Microdrives -  yay!), and the Pocket TV.   What Sinclair products taught me was a high tolerance for crashes. When your first ever computer spontaneously reboots every 20 minutes then that is exactly how a computer is supposed to behave. What a great preparation for everything that came after. Thank you, Clive Sinclair, for many wonderful memories and hours and hours of excitement in front of a flickering b&w TV typing away on a membrane keyboard.

Nihil in YouTube novum

 If you want to write a YouTube comment you are really spoiled for choice.   1.    First (OK; that's a no-brainer) 2.      Something something major feat         Semi random celebrity "Hold my beer"   3.     How many something something do you need?         Answer "Yes" [...] 1347. Intelligent and thought provoking comment.

Readme

 Over the years, I have spent waaaay too much money on eReaders: Cybook Gen1 pro: came with multiple reading apps con: also came with an LCD screen and Windows CE Sony PRS 300 a great little device iRiver Cover Story super reflective screen, but great GUI and page button Sony PRS-T1 OK, I guess BeBook Neo came with a Wacom powered stylus Cybook Odyssey totally adequate Kindle Paperwhite nothing bad to say about the hardware Kobo Aura HD great Calibre support, but screen is prone to ghosting Pocketbook InkPad 3 great metadata handling Tolino Epos high quality hardware with subpar software Kobo Libra H2O verdict still out  

AWOL: AOL

If AOL had used their marketing budget on buying their own country (e.g. Portugal) instead of blowing it on approximately 4 Trillion demo CDs, they might still be around.

ReCAPTCHA gotcha

As a rule of thumb, all images used in Googles ReCAPTCHA have to be taken with a 2002 mobile phone though a packet of butter.