It is winter. It is winter and I want to work on a little boat. It is winter and I want to work on a little boat, and where possible I want to ‘buy local’. And the first thing I want to buy local is a heater, but the only portable electric heater made in Canada I can find is not for sale in Canada.
Even the OEM website only sells to US postal codes in US dollars.
One of my VPN providers has a nifty feature to constantly monitor its network and select the best exit port for my device based on actual network latency. In a way, this is hyper-capitalism in real-time.
Yesterday I wasted a bit of time clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ link for all the supposedly legitimate companies who spam me, and whose e-mails I never see because I use spam blockers. Let us see who actually follows the legally-required unsubscribe process? Continue reading “Just to document an experiment”
Not likely to anyone’s surprise, #Texas is not my favourite travel destination. It is, to me, fly-over land or, at best, transit point. Not a place to stay out of choice. Continue reading “Travel woes”
So I am more than three months into this no-coffee lifestyle. I am beginning to get the hang of it. Eight ounces of tea leaves (what the heck is up with selling leaves by the ounce, anyway? 225 g) will keep me caffeinated for a month. The small tea pot makes just enough to fill the large latté cup with room for a splash of cream. 3-4 of those a day keep me going.