Take me home, Weekend Roads

Do you feel that? That feeling of victory, success, even (dare I say it) joy? That is the feeling of Friday, the gateway to the weekend fun and excitement. Now to kick through that gateway with a little humor.

The weekend is where I belong. For those that don’t know, this is a cover of John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads” used in the trailer for Fallout 76. This is a fitting track as I’ll be on the road home from a week long work exercise.

Scratchpad with codeanywhere

(Note: This is a re-post of previous content – still good though!)

I’m going to write for a few minutes about this rather convenient tool called codeanywhere. It’s a completely web based code editing tool that offers the ability to edit code from several web sources (such as Dropbox or Google Drive) or a variety of prebuilt development environments called “containers” (kind of like docker).

The service is tier based, meaning the more resources you want to connect, the more money it will cost. However the free tier does allow connection to most of the web sources, and creation of some containers that will stick around until destroyed, but limits the number you can create. I will have to admit, up till now I have only used it for editing web code, like PHP, but there are containers for Net Core and C++. The editor interface is fairly simple, using only the basic editing functions of a simple text editor, but includes the added ability of recognizing symbols for functions and html tags and trying to close them while editing.

There is a lot more features to this very cool tool so, check it out at the codeanywhere site.

Like this, we must talk

Ah yes, Mondays – the day of the week where the weekend fun takes a backseat to workweek adulting. In the spirit of making the week tasks arrival a little easier to handle I present this bit of entertaining exciting motivation. May it make the week easier to get into.
Of course, if this is not the start to your week, just come back when it is – the excitement will be here when you need it.

Monday it is.

As I’m traveling for work this week extra motivation is most definitely needed, so lets get this started.

Why are glasses so expensive? The eyewear industry prefers to keep that blurry – Los Angeles Times

(Note: This is a re-post of previous content – still good though!)

Eyewear is a near-monopolistic, $100-billion industry dominated by a single company. That’s why 1,000% markups for frames and lenses are commonplace.

Source: Why are glasses so expensive? The eyewear industry prefers to keep that blurry – Los Angeles Times

I have had to wear glasses for the better part of my life, and not just because I sat too close to the TV. I have often wondered why in the hell glasses were so expensive, citing that the cost of the lens to correct severe eye problems were to blame. While, yes, thick corrective lens with automatic sun blocking abilities should probably not be cheap, these lens are produced on an automated machine and should not be nearly as expensive as they are. This piece in the Los Angeles Times puts the problem under a better lens.

The Data Big Tech Companies Have On You (Or, At Least, What They Admit To)

(Note: This is a re-post of previous content – still good though!)

Have you ever asked yourself, “What does Google know about me?” The answer is uncomfortable. What Google knows about you includes everything from your clicks on ads to your birthday to the device … Read more

Source: The Data Big Tech Companies Have On You (Or, At Least, What They Admit To)

Ads for clothing on your wall while scrolling through your social media, or recommendations for laptop retailers in your Gmail after looking at a computer manufacturer are nothing new. Big companies take your information and sell it out to other companies to make money and have been for many years. With the breaches in some major companies last year I started to review just exactly how much data some companies were actually gathering, this chart from Security Baron puts a bit of surprising light on the subject.

Ah yes, Monday

Ah yes, Mondays – the day of the week where the weekend fun takes a backseat to workweek adulting. In the spirit of making the week tasks arrival a little easier to handle I present this bit of entertaining exciting motivation. May it make the week easier to get into.
Of course, if this is not the start to your week, just come back when it is – the excitement will be here when you need it.

Monday my name is FallingStuff and you killed my weekend …

Update Show for September 22

Between long work week, and a lack of enthusiasm this weekend (a whole lot of meh), there are not many updates to post this week. Of course the Monday and Friday posts start the site restoring project and I have a few of the previous stories scheduled to come back between this week and next week. There’s some junk that has to be cleaned up as it either no longer has anything useful anymore at least, and I have a couple projects I am working on which is going to be awesome.

Next week I will be out of town for a work exercise, so there will not be Update Show next week (.. likely).

At Monday’s Gate

Ah yes, Mondays – the day of the week where the weekend fun takes a backseat to workweek adulting. In the spirit of making the week tasks arrival a little easier to handle I present this bit of entertaining exciting motivation. May it make the week easier to get into.
Of course, if this is not the start to your week, just come back when it is – the excitement will be here when you need it.

This Monday the Doomslayer would like to have a few words with the demons of Monday.