I fell sick this week! On Wednesday evening, I felt a little uncomfortable, and on Thursday morning it became clear I had a proper stomach bug. It’s not quite clear where I got it from. I had to cancel a few plans, even though I was back to normal on Friday evening.
This is the first time I was properly sick since the start of the pandemic — ignoring the RSI troubles (see Weeknotes 2022 W14: RSI). I used to be sick far more often, so all in all I am quite happy with what my health is like. Moving out of my previous apartment — the one with the mould — probably helped a lot.
I did a COVID-19 test (the last test I still had left at home) but that one was clearly negative. Is there a chance I will never catch COVID-19, I wonder?
The small surgery I got a few weeks ago (see Weeknotes 2022 W34: Insomnia) has healed up nicely. The swelling has been gone for a while now. That was for an epidermoid cyst, by the way. Discretion is advised when looking that up.
I’ve switched companies so often the last few years that my wardrobe is slowly being replaced by company swag. Oh no.
I’ve been constructing the web site that lists all the vintage Apple hardware that’s still at my mom’s place. You can take a look at the preview version of the web site, which is about ⅓ complete. Putting it together has been a lot of work.
Do you know anyone who’d be interested in acquiring this vintage Apple hardware? If so, reach out me please.
I watched Eight Grade, but was absolutely not in the right mood/mindset and it did not click. It is unfortunate because it is quite highly-rated.
I’ve kept watching The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, but it’s more and more clear that it is — as I’ve heard it described — fan fiction.
I picked up Bosch season 1, and am a few episodes in. I’m enjoying it quite a lot, but it suffers from having too many typical cop-TV-show tropes. It’s really not the most innovative.
I think I’ve grown bored of Destiny 2 — at least until the next expansion is out, I guess.
I purchased the Halo Master Chief Collection (at a steep discount), and played a bit of Halo: Reach. It’s a little boring.
Tweet: Pour one out for the security response team at Uber (Katie Moussouris): The Uber hack has been interesting to watch play out.
Push notification two-factor auth considered harmful (Xe Iaso): A good read on the problems with two-factor authentication. I for one cannot wait for WebAuthn to take off.
QR codes (Dan Hollick): Fascinating to find out how QR codes work.
The Merge: Ethereum actually did it and has become proof-of-stake. This is a huge improvement. Still a Ponzi scheme though.
The Craft of Writing Effectively (UChicago Social Sciences): A long lecture, but worth it nonetheless.
Who do think will do the circle: Never would I have thought that watching a bunch of dudes attempt to draw a circle would be this entertaining.
If English Was Spoken Like German (NALF): Well, this broke my brain.