Friday, November 19, 2021

YouTube dislike

Don't recall taking advantage of the dislike button so perhaps it won't be missed that much. On a more positive note, Ads have significantly reduced my content consumption, which I guess is an overall win.


Wednesday, June 23, 2021

So am I shadow banned?

As of today, apparently not, had expected to see something interesting from r/ShadowBanned but nada. COVID takes had me raging stupid on that platform, some late self-reflection is in order.

/u/listgrotto, you are not shadowbanned.
4 of your last 100 comments/submissions have been removed.
subreddit NOT removed removed
Conservative 1 4 h25jpjv gxrmsof guk1i1b gujzhct
No removed comments/submissions in other subreddits.

Question: How does one rage and shut up?


Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Backyard wildlife, bees not pleased

Meant to tear down that old termite infested wood but was interrupted by the incessant buzzing, my guess is this bee was not pleased with the idea at the time. Soon another came by to amplify complaints which I found odd, because I always thought them solitary, but of course that's not all true. The females tend to nest near others and live in small groups. Not the best pollinators but does server a purpose. Bad news for my roof I guess, better start looking for holes.


Monday, April 12, 2021

MEME: On Channel 5 we feast.

After his departure from the All Gas No Brakes showcase. Andrew and team appear in a brand new initiative coined Channel 5 on YouTube.

Fun fact: YouTube censored his first upload.

"Stolen" is bit strong, but we get the point.


Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Kingston. Sahara Dust Storm.

So we calling this the "Godzilla dust cloud" now.

View from Dragon Garden Shop 1 Milbrook Plaza, KGN 8. Got the Chow Mein special and it was good.

The good news tho:

- The dry air can create downdrafts (sinking air) around tropical storms and hurricanes, which may result in the weakening of tropical cyclones.

- Strong winds associated with the SAL can contribute to increased vertical wind shear – the change in wind speed with height – which makes the environment hostile for tropical cyclone development.


Sunday, March 29, 2020

DO THE FIVE - what the hell is this?

"Hmm." All I could muster while staring at the screen. "How long has that been there?"

At the bottom of the Chrome homepage sits a spammy looking message block, urging its viewer to "DO THE FIVE".

"No I will not." The immediate response, as visions of compromise began to appear, discouraging the urge to click.

Research became the primary side quest that moment and as it turns out, that message is legit, my rationale for paranoia unfounded.

Google is currently delivering COVID-19 related content to those interested, using that blurb as notice and gateway to a portal which includes a neat little map tracker for those of us burdened with morbid curiosity.

As of this post, the most important thing of note is that: "There’s currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease (COVID-19)."

Be safe folks, and be wary of the disinformation campaigns in circulation.