Warm enough out now in Edmonton that I didn't actually feel the need for a toque, gloves, or even doing up my coat when I walked across the street to place a take-out order just now. But of course last week being often around -30 might have recalibrated that for me ;)
@mpjgregoire @ink_slinger @keithzg That is literally why I bought those as my "smart" (ie. for my purposes dimmable and color-tunable) bulbs when I bought them late last year! From his analysis of the options out there they seemed like the least questionable option both practically and security-wise.
Lot of interesting stuff on Garrett's blog; https://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/11235.html is a classic tale, if you haven't read it.
@ink_slinger @mpjgregoire Personally I have a bunch of Google Home Minis around my house to provide music everywhere (although I have better speakers in the major rooms) but I have them all currently with their mics toggled off. I also do have some smart lights, the Philips Hue ones, but it's not a matter of controlling them with my voice; I have them due to the simple fact of then being able to dim or color-shift any of those lights.
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(It's also pretty trivial to just create a new user rather than modifying the original one; as far as I can tell the recommendations to rename the default user rather than create a new one are largely just because they've customized the setup for that user so don't want people who don't know what they're doing wandering away. I think they're misguided on that, but!)
If there's one account worth following over on birdsite, it's https://twitter.com/yegwxnerdery/status/1216476927776546816
Admittedly less meaningful to non-Edmontonians, but here in #YEG it's quite salient! And even in general, such weather nerdery is increasingly worth delving into, as climate change deepens in its impacts.
@ink_slinger Heh, fair enough. Although . . . I personally wrote a from-scratch read-only iCalendar (ie. the format CalDAV uses) implementation to bridge our client database at work with folks' calendars in Thunderbird and Google Calendar and such in less than 100 lines of code, and I'm a pretty bad programmer, so although I know when scaling out things can get complicated, still, makes me more than a bit leery of ProtonMail that they can't accomplish this. NIH syndrome seems strong.
@ink_slinger Interesting; that kindof kills any possibility of integration with third-party software if they don't, which seems like a weird omission since everything else under the sun seems to support CalDav. (My soon-to-be-laid-off-thanks-to-Kenney's-cuts officemate, for example, actually uses my Nextcloud instance to sync calendars between his desktop and his phone.)
"The roads to Damascus are many; Saul is always and already becoming Paul"
For folks who don't understand how far north of a city Edmonton is, it's 16:20 and my phone's automatic nighttime tinting just kicked in
Meanwhile in Canada, https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/12/16/cira_ceo_hot_water/
Currently having to fill out a Canadian customs declaration card having never left Toronto's dumb airport. Question of what flight was taken to arrive in Canada taking on the tenor of a philosophical conundrum.