Looking at all the climate strikes, and the consumer culture we live in, I’ve been thinking lately about the why do we, humans, are programmed to always crave more, and how this conflicts with out current situation where a lot of things will inevitably have to plateau out if we’re to persist as a society.
Because true, innovation takes us forward, and innovation can’t happen without someone wanting more and more, wanting the strongest, the best. On the other hand, our whole western competition culture in its unstoppable spin of more, by now clearly having severe impact to our planet is a lot harder to sustain than it once was. (And so, we are still focusing on the easy part — the growth — without dealing with the hard part — doing it without impact.) Continue reading The “good enough” economy.
“This new Google product can’t possibly suck that much, millions use it“ ➡️ Transfer all music to YouTube Music as Google suggested ➡️ Uninstall Google Play Music from phone and go “all in” on YouTube Music ➡️ Realise that among others, YouTube Music doesn’t have sleep timer and no way to switch off auto play suggested next song (which misses mark ~100% of time) ➡️ “This new Google product sucks, I’m definitely not for this world” ➡️ Reinstall Google Play Music on phone and return using it ➡️ Time passes ➡️ “This new Google product can’t possibly suck that much, millions use it“ ➡️ …
Zoom has turned into the de facto default conferencing solution for the lockdown, and as we all know this hasn’t worked out brilliantly for Zoom so far. (Side note on the larger scale of things, another opportunity Google has missed to get some conferencing/video chatting market share.)
We are all getting used to our new life under COVID-19 lockdown, where the end of our explorable world is the end of our property, and after that the computer suddenly turns us back and walks us back to our house. My work day can now officially start at 8:30 because hey, it’s not like I’m stuck in traffic. I’m also saving some € on fuel, and by the way on food as well, it seems so far. How’s your lockdown going so far?
Nextcloud announced the Nextcloud Hub last Friday, with a galore of changes. Changes include workflow automation, a new mail client, a Google Docs-like online office client integration, and much more. You need to read the presser to get the whole list.
To me however, the most interesting upgrade so far with this change is the new major version of Calendar.
I’ve prepped for the lunar eclipse earlier today, but to what end — turns out it was only a “penumbral lunar eclipse”. Fun fact: “penumbral” is latin for “if you don’t read about it before, you won’t even notice it.”
My Netflix enabled Kodi is, apparently, hot stuff. Literally hot. After some time Netflixin’, especially when watching at graphically heavy stuff (like fire, or a forest), it’ll give me the little top right thermometer we all know and (dis)like: