22 & 23 Aug. 2020

This is a weekend wrap-up, primarily covering Saturday & Sunday, though I have one blip which sneaks in from late Friday after I posted that day’s updates.


August 21

10:21pm‘Grannies for justice’: Seven seniors arrested for sit-in for Breonna Taylor justice (usatoday.com) #

August 22

9:41am – I finally succumbed and gave myself a quarantine haircut, that is we bought a hair clipper, and I buzzed my head. I didn’t go overly short, but it feels good to have short hair and have it be (mostly) uniform in length. My wife gave me a few haircuts and did great, but between the heat and the growth of my hair I decided to just buzz it all. #

10:42amA fascinating look at the dwindling Zoroastrian/Parsi religion (getpocket.com) #

2:04pmMagnus Carlsen Chess tour to continue later this year (chess24.com) #

2:05pmVice introduces The Mail, a newsletter that tracks news around the USPS (vice.com) #

2:12pm0.41% chance that 2018VP1, a 6.5 feet wide asteroid, hits the planet before the election (cnn.com) #

2:26pmThe Computer Game That Led to Enlightenment (newyorker.com) Ultima IV was a pioneer in forcing players to grapple with morality. #

2:50pm – Typos in media annoy the crap out of me. Seeing a typo (“assisstant” [sic]) during a commercial on a cable TV channel makes me think poorly of the brand advertising and the channel carrying the commercial. #

7:57pmTITLE NEEDED (old.reddit.com//r) There are more molecules of water in a teaspoon of water than there are teaspoons of water in the Atlantic ocean. link. #

August 23

10:20am – Tried out Ringfit Adventure this morning, successfully worked up a sweat. Will be curious to see how it is as I progress.

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10:29am – Ended up not making a post last night, not for any particular reason other than I got distracted and forgot. That said, I think having Saturday be a day without a post and instead collecting the weekend as a whole makes sense.We’ll see if I carry that forward or not. #

10:31amPreviously Classified Documentary video of Tsar Bomba Released (thebarentsobserver.com) #

9:05pm – I am honestly not sure where today went. I played chess in the morning, watched soccer, had a Zoom call with family, made some dinner, and then played D&D. I’m watching the Sounders face Portland right now, and then the work week starts back tomorrow. Sunday just flew away. #

10:44am – Good thing I have a backup pair of glasses, just discovered our younger dog happily chomping away on the glasses which were my primaries.

Update: After a bit of research I opted to order from EyeBuyDirect.com (this is a referral link, so if you use it I will get rewards). Ordered three pairs, assuming I will return at least one of them. I also made use of “VIP30” as a coupon code at checkout for 30% off the entire order. #

11:52amMy friend Mike Selinker has a great Twitter thread that discusses the though process on brute forcing the puzzle/cipher from the new Batman trailer (twitter.com) #

1:57pmCongrats Bayern!. UCL winners with the 1-0 victory in the final over PSG. A dominant and well deserved run between two titans of European soccer, with Bayern’s Kingsley Comar getting the goal for the game off a header. #


Glowbug Development Notes:

  • Bookmarklet – I now have a bookmark to easily add links when I read them.
  • Improved Login – Previously was using simple htaccess to gateway access, changed it to be PHP authorization.
  • Layout Tweaks – General cleanup of layout and design.

One thought on “22 & 23 Aug. 2020”

  1. Cool blog cuz. I miss playing D&D. I used to play with a group here (a second cousin of mine was DM.) but it faded especially with the Covid restrictions

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