Apparently Scifaiku is a thing!

Took me an hour to solve the Miracle Sudoku. The Cracking The Cryptic's web interface is really nice, with both number and color tagging, making the process much easier.

Re: 2020-06-10 Radicale for Calendar and Contacts

I've been using Radicale instead of iCould on my iDevices as well - I can confirm that the collection URL setup worked for both contacts and calendars.

Creating repeating events on Radicale calendar is one of the things that I have varying degrees of success depending on the client I use: it works fine on iOS, but rather finicky in evolution seemingly due to part of CalDav spec being unimplemented.

TIL everytime a Blu-ray drive reads a disc, it updates its Media Key Block (MKB) if it sees a newer version stored on the disc, and that's how my Ultraman Blu-ray essentially bricked my drive (until MKB v70's processing keys and host key/certificate becomes publicly availabe). See how unwanted and forced updates are harmful? I really hope not all media formats are designed with DRM in mind primarily, but it seems that CDs are more the exception than the norm.

I ended up using MakeMKV, which allows media players like VLC to offload decryption to it via the included libmmbd, and it worked like a charm! VLC does support playback from all regions, but I needed to first switch to the appropriate one using Tools -> Preferences -> Show settings: All -> Input / Codecs -> Access modules -> Blu-ray -> Region code (there is built-in search for settings, fortunately).

Can't wait when Nintendo decides to rename the Master Sword.

Jokes aside, the superficialness of these changes again makes me feel uneasy, that no more serious effort would/could be carried out after these low hanging fruits are gone. On the other hand, what may be seen as low hanging fruits for large coporations can still put a toll on smaller projects. Gee naming things is hard.

First run in a very long time! The weather is great, but the respirator mask is really taking a toll on me after the first mile. I got some other types of filters that are less clunky and maybe that will alleviate this. Also got a bike yesterday -- hopefully I will get a chance to put it to good use.