Out of the Blue

Happy Lunar New Year, as today begins the Year of the Rat according to the Chinese zodiac calendar. Specifically this is the Year of the Metal Rat, which means it's in danger of having its head bitten off by Ozzy Osbourne. So there, happy new year!

But as you have probably guessed, I fear that for the next few weeks I'll still be writing Year of the Pig on my checks.

Obituary: Samasource CEO Leila Janah passes away at 37.
Obituary: Clayton Christensen, author of “The Innovator’s Dilemma,” has passed away at age 67.

Running Gag Links: Thanks Ant and Neutronbeam.
Science: First space-baked cookies took 2 hours in experimental oven. Thanks Slashdot.
Fossilized Insect Discovered Not in Amber, But in Opal. Chaos theory confirmed.
Robotic gripper uses acoustic levitation for contact-free manipulation. Thanks Max.
Brain burnout. Thanks Max.
Images: Welcome to Canada. This is this morning.
Media: Talking to a hacker in PUBG - Cheater. NSFW.
Albatross-Live at the Hollywood Bowl: RIP Terry Jones.
Franzl Lang - Full of Lust for Life. No Trololo Song, but close.
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Cutter wrote on Jan 25, 2020, 16:32:
... Makes me wish I had physical cheques just so I could do that.
I still pay all my bills with them via snail mail.

I could switch to electronic billing and use the e-pay system at my credit union, but screw that. It only helps the people I am paying. I want to make them work to get my payment. If any of them want to offer me a $1 credit each billing period, then for that company I'd be willing to switch. But I'm not making their lives easier for free.

and yes, I realize if they did that, they would simply build the expense into the bills
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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