I am planning to write a self interview for my 50th birthday (photos, audio clip and the whole shebang). I am looking for any kind of resources, journalling prompts and such to help with this. Anything you would recommend?

I play the role of chatGPT for my kids when they need to write a serious email

I am two weeks away from 50 and I’ve been like ”this the best age, no crises”

Today I got a letter from Finnish Traficom that handles driving licenses and they kindly reminded me that I need to provide a doctor’s assessment of my driving capabilities. Oh no, I am 👴. 😭😭😭😭😭😭

From Bluesky user @courtneymilan.com a couple of short stories that were removed from Hugo shortlists because of known reasons

Upstart by Lu Ban clarkesworldmagazine.com/lu_12_22/

And Hummingbird, Resting on Honeysuckles, by Yang Wanqing clarkesworldmagazine.com/yang_11_22/

Courtney Milan: “I read two of the shoulda-been Hugo nominees who got McCarty’d out of their rightful spots:

Currently reading: To Be Taught, If Fortunate by BECKY. CHAMBERS 📚. Re-read, as this is my favourite Chambers. Scheduling Ann Leckie re-read after this

Finished reading: The Galaxy, and the Ground Within by Becky Chambers 📚. Again, cozy, nothing much happens, but dialogue and characters are interesting to me. I am almost certain I will re-read the series many times

Imagine you were a time-traveller from the future trying to acquaint yourself with the culture of 2024. What art, music, literature (etc.) you would acquire and start enjoying?

Listening to Windows Weekly podcast and learning that you are supposed to pronounce ”sudo” su-due and not su-doh. Makes sense but no

I woke up at half-time and now considering the first cup of coffee today

TV in a dark room. There is a football match playing

If you thought Finland’s last year’s Eurovison contestant Käärijä was weird, just wait till you hear about what we are going to give the world this year…

No Rules by Windows95man

Comprehensive look at risks related to self-driving cars (and other kinds of AI):

While a language model may give you nonsense, a self-driving car can kill you.

What Self-Driving Cars Tell Us About AI Risks - IEEE Spectrum

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This is annoying 😒

I am still reading The Galaxy, and the Ground Within by Becky Chambers 📚. There is an extremely funny discussion about how disgusting cheese is to non-human sapients of the galaxy. I mean, yes they are not wrong

'How is it that their milk makes them sick?'&10;Speaker said. 'That's got to pose a problem if they can't feed their young.'&10;'Oh, no, I - stars, I forgot the worst part.' Pei rubbed her neck with her palm. 'They don't make cheese with their own milk. They take it from other animals.

I am a sucker for cold opens where the protagonist wakes up or comes to and the world has completely changed (e.g. The Day of the Triffids, The Walking Dead). I think I watched Walking Dead at least season too far just because

Linkedin 🤝 postmodern poetry

Only enjoyable in very small doses

It is 0 days since I last used ”Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue” in a work related meeting

Best thing about my home: sunsets

Sunset, clouds in the sky, sun colouring everything like this was a scene from Miami Vice

There are those ”pet me”-vests for dogs. I wish there was equivalent human version. Yes, your dog is welcome to smell me and play with me. Especially if it is a 13 week old puppy loving everyone

Sunday morning paper stats about Finnish alcohol consumption. Big changes in last two decades and wild variation between areas

(Source: Hufvudstadsbladet Sunday February 8th, 2024)

Take from a Swedish language newspaper. Map of Finland covering the Finnish Swedish areas and their alcohol consumption. One can see the difference in touristy areas in the south and more religious areas around VaasaGraph of Finnish alcohol consumption in liters of 100% alcohol. Heavily going up from 3.7 liters in 1960 to 2005 12.1 liters. There is a sharp decline to 2022 and 8.9 liters

Thinking of how blunt medication still is. I mean, I have an infected cut in my foot and I need to take antibiotics orally and then it circulates in my blood everywhere. Why can’t I apply something that would only work on the foot area circulation?

I know surprisingly lot about public transportation systems and sewers just for writing related software.

I wonder what are the things you know a lot about through work but are not strictly speaking your expertise?

One of my modern fears: that my stupid 💩 jokes end up in a wrong Whatsapp chat

Currently reading: The Galaxy, and the Ground Within by Becky Chambers 📚

Finished reading: Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers 📚 Third book. Even more character driven story. Cozy, but may be I liked the two first one more with more going on

And there will be no excuses for PWA advocates any more. Make them shine

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