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We turned our back on ordinary from the start
We look for stranger things
Cause that's just who we are

DRM sucks...

"Your iTunes movies, your Kindle books—they’re not really yours. You don’t own them. You’ve just bought a license that allows you to access them, one that can be revoked at any time. And while a handful of incidents have brought that reality into sharp relief over the years, none has quite the punch of Microsoft disappearing every single ebook from every one of its customers."

wired.com/story/microsoft-eboo

I just finished watching the pilot episode of The Rook on STARZ because Olivia Munn is in it. The pilot is decent enough, but it is trying really hard to be mysterious and spinning up lots of threads and unanswered questions. I will come back to see more of the show, but I wonder if the writers and showrunners have a long-term plan for this show.

themoviedb.org/tv/79272-the-ro

Gears of War 5 pre-ordered (though, not quite sure why it's call pre-ordering since it's free with Xbox Game Pass for PC).

I swapped the standard ABS keycaps on my Cooler Master MK730 with some HyperX Double Shot PBT Keycaps (Black and White Pudding style to allow more of the RGB colors to come out). It was a quick and easy mechanical keyboard project. I love the look and feel of these new keycaps.

I'm happy with my new PC. This is the Gears of War 4 benchmark with the game running in Ultra mode.

At first, I was like "hahahaha" in Chinese. Then I thought, how did OnePlus let this happen? Does OnePlus not have separation of their test and production environments? It's a bit disturbing that testing could cause this.

gizmodo.com/oneplus-accidental

I occasionally get tempted to implement truly paranoid levels of cybersecurity totally unjustified by any realistic threat model I could plausibility face. (The "nobody cares" issue mentioned in this xkcd's ALT text m.xkcd.com/538/ )

Even though I know it's silly, I'm still tempted!

Really, software to change the colors and macros on a keyboard and mice really needs to be 1.18GB? That's ridiculously bloated.

The Cooler Master Mk730 sure is pretty next to my Logitech G903 mouse. I colored them my favorite color. 😂

Cooler Master doesn't seem to have any PDF manuals for the MK730 (or it's full keyboard sized MK750) online. I did find this playlist of YouTube tutorial videos for the MK750 that was quite useful.

youtube.com/watch?v=O-NLKQi-jF

My Cooler Master MK730 TKL keyboard with Cherry MX Blue (love that clicky sound) keyboard just arrived from Amazon (same day delivery, I ordered it this morning). I'm giving a smaller TKL keyboard a try.

When I was using my Mac mini, I used the Magic Trackpad 2, so not having room on the right-side wasn't a problem. Now I use a mouse and losing the ten-keypad looks like a good option.

Now to figure out how to configure this keyboard without using the software.

I haven't gone this hardcore yet -- to be building my own mechanical keyboard -- but it does look like a fun DIY project.

youtube.com/watch?v=0c8UdKX6GB

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