My wife has been on chat and the phone with Amazon for more than hour. In November she bought 4 Echo Shows that just arrived today. She learned that as an introductory offer Amazon was giving anyone purchasing 2 Shows a $100 rebate. She wanted the $100, but was told this did not apply to her. She was told to send back the four she received and reorder. She contends this is wasteful to Amazon, but will do it if necessary. It does seem silly.

As a young child I thought vets referred to veterinarians, therefore I was really confused why our country had so many war vets... I mean were there a lot of sick animals in the war?

I think one of the two camps should pick a new name as to not confuse future generations of children.

Anybody else mute Bloomberg Bot because it spams the Fediverse feed too much? I think there is such a thing as posting too much.

Changes to LastPass Free

I've been a premium user for some time, so this change doesn't affect me, but still. I'm not sure what's going on at . This doesn't make a whole lot of sense. So "free" users can use it on Desktop OR mobile, but not both? Really? Being cross platform is the whole reason to use it.

I’m not expecting anyone to respond, but it can’t hurt to try. Can/will someone invite me to Club House?

Even colder than last weekend. -17F. Feels like -34F with the wind. I can’t wait for the warm up next week.

I don’t understand why people can be in videos with clothes containing copyrighted works! I’m going to make myself a T-shirt with a limited license: no redistributing the image on Insta and friends! Like the cops playing the Beatles to press upload filters into their service. And then we’ll get into a discussion of the differences of the public display of pictures and the public performance of music and when all is said and done I’ll probably revert to my old maxim: fuck this copyright shit.

But back to the cops playing the Beatles to force upload filters to take down your videos of the cops, this article (linked to from the Vice piece I boosted) is even better: “These false positives … are the result of the unavoidable shortcomings of the algorithmic tools … it cannot successfully evaluate the larger context or determine if the use of the content was fair, a notoriously complex evaluation.”

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Upgraded my Apple Watch in December and today is my first time wearing it on a treadmill. I am amazed at how accurate it was.

About 5 minutes in it recognized I was running and asked if I wanted to record. It tracked my run time and distance pretty close to what the treadmill said.

@leo always says how Twitter is a horrible place, but I never saw it until I recently made a comment on something. The trolls ran wild. I’ll stick with Mastodon.

Ha! Nice job Apple. This is at It looks like a site that they were setting up, but in the end used a different URL?

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