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3-color e-paper looks quite impressive! Wish I had a temperature sensor for the raspi around..

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March 2019: The train station near my house gets a robot with AI setup.
Sept. 2019: Instead of the robot, a sign appears: "I am on a business trip to Shinjuku".
On the internet, also a proper press release appeared :)

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I moved to , and some things are strangely 'just right'. Mount Fuji has just the right height so someone like me can climb it.
An other thing: my typographic senses are satisfied as my surname has 4 letters, which expressed in half-width letters are just perfectly lining up with Japanese names, which typically have 2 full width Kanji.
Example meeting attendees list:

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For lunch, I was today going all in and tried chocolate ramen. Very nice that this kind of noodle soup is not just "set in stone", but also experiments like this are done. Worth to be tried out!

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Everybody looking at mp3 players: you might want to have a look at devices capable of running . I recently bought a FiiO M3K, with rockbox I can now again play exotic file formats like mod (from the ), and rockbox provides all kinds of features which normal players do not offer.

First 森林浴 ("bathing in the woods") since months, now that the emergency was lifted in Japan, and it's again considered 'ok' in society.

The German health minister is writing on on how fantastic the German health system is. Maybe that's not published in German media because he fears being confronted with facts..
If came a bit later, maybe he had already closed up additional hospitals.

I think the self restraint call was just removed for all the remaining regions in , like Tokyo and Hokkaido:

Grmpf. Doing screen recording for a technical webinar, showing technical things. In the last seconds of the session I get a popup notification from the webbrowser...

Fiddling with an addon board (~40€) for the these days, to stream HDMI over network. No sound as of now, and still researching which codec/caching provides lowest latency with reasonable picture quality. Streaming Nintendo switch output works nicely.

Inviting a colleague from EMEA into an APAC confcall to discuss a topic, him meeting all of the APAC colleagues (apart of me) for the first time, and after the call saying to me:"Red Hat looks more and more like a huge family.."

The drop of prices in the last years is impressive, why do we still allow governments to listen to the fossil mafia, heat up our planet and pullute our air?

theory of the day: teaching of English in is so bad, because it would encourage young people to move to other countries, further accelerating the overaging population.

or fan?
Then this virtual event on 19th May might be for you
(google translate does ok in translating it):

Interesting paper on how influences the energy sector. Page 112 is about Germany: less coal, more wind.
Fewer details on Japan, and the few are not good either..

today: 29°C and 60% humidity.
This is the beginning of a hot home office summer..

On the good side: numbers of new infections dropped recently, maybe weather impact?

Isn't it funny how within 24h the approach to #Keybase changed from "it's secure and awesomesauce, use it for everything!!1!" to "I just use it to share stuff but warn users not to do sensitive stuff there"?

No, actually it's not funny. Because it keeps happening:

1. a new shiny startup does X in an open source but centralized way
2. a lot of "experts" saying how great it is; some greybeards warn that it's centralized but nobody listens - it's so shiny and cool!

the real victory of star trek is that every species' video chat protocols magically interoperate
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