Thai-ish food 

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Considering moving from ProtonMail to Posteo just to be able to use 3rd-party email clients without a "bridge". With some more storage, it could likely be worth the €1/mo pricing.

Trying to clean up these messes after the people get sick (2 dead already) is irresponsible of the government. Only the first 1,600 vaccine doses have been administered. It's gonna be bad here for a minute.

(Last I heard foreigners are automatically last in line for the vaccine so I have no idea if I'll get any sort of access)

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In December there were a surge of COVID cases in Thailand from Burmese migrant workers corrupt border officials allowed through. The government didn't institute a lockdown for New Year's Eve. People traveled all around the country for the holiday and then cases soared and many provinces had to quarantine after the forseeable issues of spreading. One could say hindsight is 20/20?

Fast forward a few months and the extra contagious strain of COVID-19 from the UK enters the country and is spread all around the night-life scene. Songkran, Thailand's equivalent to Christmas, is approaching. No word on lockdown, people travel home for the holidays or go on a vacation. Songkran is over, cases are the worst that they've been since last year. Who could have foreseen this being an issue? 🤔 There's already 1600 new cases and Chiang Mai is about to lockdown for 14 days.

Just added the `permissions-policy: interest-cohort=()` header to my blog (which needs a lot of love tbh) to opt out of Google's FLoC. Next up should be adding a banner to ditch Google's Chrome browser. Traditional advertising didn't track you this way.

eff.org/deeplinks/2021/03/goog

Thai food, อาหารไทย 

Thai beef + basil stir-fry. Happy Songkran!

Programming with dates is awful. Time zones are awful, formats that aren't ISO8601-derived are awful, but man, Daylight's Savings Time is the dumbest thing nations still use especially when you return times without a UTC offset.

Thai food อาหารไทย​ ອາຫານໄທ 

ปอเปี๊ยะ​ (bpaw-bpíia) Thai-style spring rolls

Many of my issues with Nix would go away if package builder were aware of and using the XDG specification.

Dumb Thai quirk: "going Dutch" (splitting the bill) is referred to as อเมริกันแชร์, or "American share"

Dumb Swedish quirk: Months and days aren't capital officially, however informally you're supposed to capitalize them. This makes autoformatting for dates correct, but wrong for many applications and requires reparsing the formatted string -- which is like the whole thing you're trying to avoid by using library that formats it for you.

Refund of pre-installed Windows: Lenovo must pay 20,000 euros in damages - FSFE: fsfe.org/news/2021/news-202103

Dumb Thai quirk: a movie's original voice dub is called the “soundtrack”… as of now I do not know what the soundtrack is called.

What's obnoxious is that this 'clean' philosophy didn't really go to mobile -- iOS and Android default to ugly-ass smattering of icons. I've used KISS on Android for probably 6 years as my launcher for this reason. I configured the settings so my application list does not show up until I tap the screen (just a search bar along the bottom). I suppose this is why people have something special as their lock screen because generally they can't see their wallpaper.

I always fine a moment of zen when I see some nice art I've chosen for a second before having to do a task. Do recommend the iconless desktop setup.

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Windows is the only desktop OS where people think it's a great idea to just put a ton of crap on the desktop. Pretentious Mac users find it unorganized. And many of the popular Linux DEs (desktop environments) do not even have the concept of a "desktop", but just a wallpaper (wallpaper also optional). Way long ago, on Windows I used to remove even the Recycle Bin and My Computer icons. On Mac I was annoyed that allowing visible hidden files meant I had to see those stupid .DS_Store file that I couldn't hide. I've used exclusively Linux with no "desktop" (either Openbox with some XFCE, or tiling WMs (xmonad or sway)) since 2016 so it's always been clean and a launcher like rofi or wofi was a shortcut away to launch a new application.

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