I occasionally have to work on integrating with APIs for various user directory services, and as part of that I have to create a bunch of fake users with silly names for testing.
These services are also rather hungry for you to sign up for their more advanced/larger volume services though, and some of them are not beyond trying to contact users to try and upsell those services. So, every once in a while, I’ll get an email that literally says “Hello Bob Testuser, I’d like to discuss how we can help you in the mobile space…”
Due to Amazon shenanigans, I’ve been browsing around some other e-book stores, and checked in on Kobo today. I was kind of surprised that the “Graphic Novels and Comics” section had its own “Erotica” subsection, and just had to check it, out of curiosity. And once in there, I couldn’t help but notice that the listing of books went out to…69 pages.
Amarok crashed on me just as it was completing a collection database scan, and it popped up a crash reporter and asked me to fill in some more information about what it was doing. I dutifully filled it out, and noticed that it was going to email the crash dump. I hadn’t configured KMail yet, so I went to the Tools/Configure KMail menu…
And then KMail crashed on me. No bug report for you!
I’m kind of glad that I got the standalone Rock Band game and not the full set, given how much trouble a lot of people seem to be having with the reliability of the new guitar and especially the drums. On a lot of sets, rapid drum rolls aren’t properly detected and miss a lot of notes, and the pedal snaps in half a bit too easily.
People are inventive though, and have come up with a lot of quick, homebrew mods to try and make the drums more reliable. One of the best so far doesn’t even need you to break the drum set open; you just need a bunch of…socks?
I headed back home yesterday, taking an express bus that would get me home the fastest. Except that things slowed to a crawl and occasional standstill on one stretch of the highway due to numerous cars off in the ditches, thanks to blowing snow.
After we finally arrived, a half-hour late, I waited for the free shuttle bus to the downtown area. Normally it leaves within 10-15 minutes of a bus arriving, but 25 minutes later it still hadn’t left. And the bus we arrived on then left without acting as the shuttle, as it usually does, and there were no other buses in the terminal. I gave up and walked downtown, which only takes about 15 minutes anyway.
And after getting downtown, I got to the train platform just as the train I wanted arrived. But, I fumbled the coins as I was purchasing a ticket, and missed the door by seconds.