The most common reason for nested simulated universes is for a realistic country-level map generation function.

To get realistic shapes you need to simulate a civilization’s history, so you need to…

I don’t have a car.

What I do have though, is the Austria-wide Klimaticket, that is valid on basically all trains and public transport.

Finally videoconferencing doesn't spin up the fans.

And there is this application-independent background blur thing in OSX for webcam/videocamera content. I like.

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M1 MacBook Pro is really nice.

I forgot what it's like to use a silent, non-overheating laptop that is well integrated in a nice GUI.

Too many times Lenovo that I had issues with your thermal management firmware, too many times.

Worst thing about being back in the office is dialing back on onion consumption

neurologically pleasing books 

Good examples for me include C.J. Cherry's Chanur and Foreigner series.

It's more than world-building, somehow the established universes feel mentally relaxing, even if there is a lot of excitement and fast-paced action going on.

I see the EU has failed to do away with the archaic ritual of fiddling with the clocks for yet another year.

Psst, did you hear, daylight savings time was created by commies who hate the single market. Pass it on…

(You know, it’s worth a try.)

Tech gripe 

Keeping one's own data is difficult and expensive and error prone, you should use a cloud service to ensure longevity

~ Google buys the cloud service; shuts it down ~


Heute ist #Klimastreik! Los, kommt mit auf die Straße, es geht um unsere Zukunft!

I’m genuinely surprised. Currently I’m migrating from one email provider to the next, so it involves changing account email addresses at a lot of places.

What’s really surprising is how many of the account data modification flows are completely broken. For major services, with tens/hundreds of millions of users. If I wouldn’t see it first-hand, I would have thought it exaggerated.

It’s clear no-one tests this shit.

good quality headphones 

I had my planar magnetic headphones for over five years now, and I still get amazed every other day of the sound quality, even in comparison to other relatively good sound sources like the Sonos speakers or Apple Airpods.

It's a very noticeable difference.

If there are cleaning ladies, where are the cleaning lords??

Chromebooks are very secure. This is not surprising. Prisons usually have excellent security.

“About to go live”

You nod sagely. They have finally found balance, meaning and purpose in life.

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