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Locating a lost phone (partner's) on silent mode using WiFi signal strength (with router stats), using the exact same model of phone (mine) placed throughout the apartment as a reference.

It only occurred to me to try this router-based method after a long time manyally searching everywhere.

I then isolated where it probably would be and she found it a couple minutes afterward.

Next time, this'll be the first step. 😉

All music videos of 2020:

1. One person (usually in their apartment)
2. 80s/90s retro-styled (film colors, VHS effects)
3. On-screen text of the lyrics
4. Stock video
5. Looks like it's on a phone
6. Time loop / alternate reality

Often some combination of the above

"Edward Scissorhands" implies the existence of his rivals, Peter Rockhands and Woody Paperhands

Wow. MTV is now showing the Nirvana episode of MTV Unplugged. It's the _first_ episode of Unplugged. So classic.

youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyU

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TV has a bunch of Christmas movies at the moment... but...

...BUT...

MTV is actually playing music! They're doing an MTV Unplugged marathon!

And they have Max Raabe, who is an old timey type singer, right now. And they're pairing him up with a bunch of people and having lots of fun throughout the show. (Including everyone doing shots.)

They just had Max Raabe and *Mr. Lordi*, a Finnish heavy metal singer...

...Ummmm, just watch this, Mastodon:
m.youtube.com/watch?v=1FAuUuY5

"We rendered a million web pages to find out what makes the web slow" catchjs.com/Blog/PerformanceIn

Interesting analysis, although I think it's hard to draw conclusions from the correlations. A lot of the causes are probably social/organizational rather than technical (e.g. X library is older, so it tends to be in older, more gnarly codebases).

Dear web developers and admins,
please stop embedding Google's hideous #ReCaptcha into your websites. Its algorithm is faulty, forcing regular users to click dozens or even hundreds of fire hydrants, bicycles, or traffic lights each day. It puts a 'suspicious activity' flag on users who won't obey to Google's business model - such as people who don't sign into Chrome, use anonymity VPNs, or use browser extensions to suppress common tracking mechanisms. Enough is enough. Stop it.

I've noticed cars have this button that makes all illegal parking spots legal! Very clever.

#darktable source code 3.4 was tagged today, that means the release is frozen entirely, code and translations, waiting for packagers to build the binaries in the next week. Then it shall be on time under the Christmas tree.

Happy holidays on behalf of all the darktable developers, contributors, translaters and testers !

GTK 4.0 is here! After four years of hard work from our dedicated developers, GTK 4.0 was released today. Some highlights from this release include media playback, drag-and-drop, and scalable lists and grids. Learn more about what's new in GTK 4.0: blog.gtk.org/

#GTK #opensource #FOSS #release

normal-sized computer brain: My browser is eating most of my RAM

larger computer brain: My browser and Electron apps are eating all my RAM

exploding computer brain: Six different browsers (3 engines) and a dozen Electron apps open at once; now hitting swap

🎉 Owncast 0.0.3 is out! 🎉

This is pretty amazing! An open-source video streaming service that comes with batteries included: live chat, adaptive bitrate streaming, an admin interface.

Think of it as a self-hosted Twitch alternative!

Website: owncast.online/

Sources: github.com/owncast/owncast

Check out the demo instance: watch.owncast.online/

Being allergic to thyme:

Very bad: Ingredients often list "herbs" and you're thinking "???" and wondering if you can still breathe soon.

Good: Lots of awful jokes... "I really don't have thyme for an allergic reaction."

(OK, perhaps "good" is really "bad" too, depending on one's sense of humor.)

Ending the year having the basement flooding with wastewater and having to deal with it (and all the stuff in storage ruined) is so very 2020. 😫

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