From the PostgreSQL manual:
"The first century starts at 0001-01-01 00:00:00 AD, although they did not know it at the time. This definition applies to all Gregorian calendar countries. There is no century number 0, you go from -1 century to 1 century. If you disagree with this, please write your complaint to: Pope, Cathedral Saint-Peter of Roma, Vatican."
It gets increasingly hard to avoid ordering from Amazon. I need three radically different products and already found three different local stores selling them (for a higher price) and three different onlinestores where I'd end up paying three times for shipping. So I either spend an additional 2h + 50 € going around supporting those local stores or bite the bullet... not counting the time I've spent comparing those options.
the Kilogram redefinition took place two days ago AND I MISSED IT
Two times a lunar month #vietnam turns into a vegetarian paradise. Perfect evening to "đi ăn vặt" and have dinner along the streets.
"My left shoe won't even reboot."
Great article from @firstname.lastname@example.org (in German) about the French Government deployment of Matrix: https://www.golem.de/news/statt-whatsapp-frankreich-wandert-in-die-matrix-1902-139167.html
“I’m against surveillance capitalism but Google’s service is listed first on my app because it is so popular” is the “I’m against the tobacco industry but I offer anyone coming into my home a cigarette because smoking’s so popular” of tech.
If you offer people easy access to cigarettes without so much as a warning about the risks, you might want to reconsider whether you really are against Big Tobacco or whether you’re doing their bidding.
A while ago I've removed the always-visible, ever-ticking clock in the bottom-right corner of my screen.
It made me realize how often I subconsciously looked at it. Turns out, the current time is usually not relevant at all, so I got better at setting alarms for time-bound events and removed one (albeit minor) source of distraction.
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