Surveillance capitalism is outlawed tomorrow: how does the web react? Do web directories come back? Does the web re-decentralize?
When I sent my ballot from Japan to Houston, I was stressed that it wouldn’t get there, or I’d mess something up and my ballot wouldn’t be counted. Thankfully it appears that I count as one of the over 1,000,000 early votes in Harris County.
Lovely sunset this evening in Yokohama. A nice break from the gray skies.
7:20 am, Izumi-ward, Yokohama, Japan
Morning walk between the local elementary school and a farm.
micro.blog #ADayInTheLife photo challenge.
Pre-dawn 5km. Was hoping to find a shot for the micro.blog day in the life challenge while about, but it was too dark. Will try again later.
Coffee and homemade orange scones are exactly what the doctor called for on this rainy day. 👨🏻🍳🧈🍊☕️
I started watching Long Way Up this weekend. What a fantastic show and fascinating journey see – from the tip of Argentina up to L.A. on electric motorcycles.
As a fan of electric vehicles the first few episodes are bittersweet as they figure out how the bikes and charging work. Cold weather shortens the lifespan of any battery, so starting the journey at the end of winter and traveling through remote areas without a solid grid increases the challenge to a new level.
Seeing the beauty of these towns makes me want to visit Argentina and Chile so I can see it with my own eyes. The flight from Japan would be brutal as most flights to South America from Japan transit in Houston or L.A. – so a 10 – 14 hour flight to make it halfway.
On mobile I get a helpful error message about I don’t allow third party cookies. On desktop it fails silently. I know that devs behind it are doing their best. It must be quite difficult to build this simple-on-the-surface-but-regulatory-compliant-complex service on what is likely had a short deadline.
Technical nits aside, it does work as advertised. It took over a week after delivery but my ballot has been marked as received. Progress.