This Election Season Is Gonna Be Bad For My Chronic "Muttering Exasperated Political Opinions At Plants" Habit.
Mein Liebchens! I hope your Tuesday is well-caffeinated, that you’ve shaken off the long weekend and are hitting this sadly regular-length week with stride. Per usual, I was going to craft an exceptionally-witty intro graf, but then I read that billionaire Tom Steyer decided that j/k, he’s actually running for President after saying he wouldn’t, and that he’s committing $100 million to his own campaign, a massive chunk of money that sure would help register voters, or fight voter suppression, or empower down-ballot candidates in red states, or do SO MANY OTHER THINGS in this, the most important election of our lifetimes and now oh dear, I’ve gone and tossed my computer out the window.
In more important news, Elizabeth Warren is on FIRE.
Today, in takes I did not expect: climate change and the resulting flash floods in DC are really bad for scooters. Choice quote: “…the life of an electric scooter can be nasty, brutish, and short.”
The Guardian asks whether or not cannabis can treat anxiety, and I thought about the time I took a LEGAL GUMMY CUZ THIS IS CALIFORNIA, YOU NARCS edible and spent the evening in bed, wrapped in a duvet, avoiding my friends because I was damned sure they were all judging me, so hey, Guardian? Sometimes it sure does add to it? Pro-tip: friends, be sure to check with your budtender before consuming, I dunno, ANYTHING from a dispensary.
Oh hey, so I’m no cybersecurity blogger, but I’m gonna stop clicking on Zoom links for the foreseeable future: “A vulnerability in the Mac Zoom Client allows any malicious website to enable your camera without your permission.”
Dear all y'all who dare question me for my over-reliance on Waze: I’m out here saving the world, mmmkay? Look, WIRED says that my use of Waze is basically better for society than the CHP, or some other actual fact I didn't make up that validates my pre-existing unhealthy obsession with my robot road trip butler. Waze Data Can Help Predict Car Crashes And Cut Response Time.
I like you all! Be kind to each other.