Club Admiralty

v7.0 - moving along, a point increase at a time

Club Admiralty Blog

A blog about life in general, in as many languages as I can manage. Ενα ιστολόγιο περι ζωής, πολυγλωσσο - σε όσες γλωσσες εχω μεράκι να γράψω.

2020 Travel in Review

 Permalink

While most 2020 travel was from home to the supermarket and back, there was a brief period before the lockdown where we could move around.  Here's my New England roaming last year 😜




 Comments
Stacks Image 18

Happy Halloween!

 Permalink
Happy Halloween!

Well, this one is going to be odd!  We had our first snow yesterday, it's cold out there, the coronavirus is still looming, and Salem is closed for Halloween.  I guess it's going to be quiet today...

Google's doodle this year is pretty fun.  You play a browser game as a little black cat who tries to rid the land of ghosts, only to inadvertently cast them off to sea. So, as a good witch/sorcerer you go to banish them from the sea.  It works well enough with a mouse, but I think it is best with a stylus or finger :-) In the game, enemies come at you with shapes over their heads.  You waive your want in the series of those shapes (draw on screen) to cast them away.  Pretty fun!




 Comments
Stacks Image 18

COVID travels

 Permalink

Every month Google sends me a note indicating what data it has collected about my comings and goings. I guess Google also likes to remind me that I don't go very far these days due to the COVID emergency 😜. Considering that I usually walk this distance (and that I didn't have a car in May), this ain't bad at all.


 Comments
Stacks Image 18

Year in Review: Google reviews

 Permalink
I guess last year I decided to leave some reviews for various venues using Google's "leave review" functionality.  I guess it was a combination of free time and prompts of my phone to leave reviews (seems like I am quite susceptible to such behavioral suggestion...at least for a few weeks) :p


 Comments
Stacks Image 18

MIcrosoft Surface Duo

 Permalink

It seems like the idea behind the folding screen device isn't dead yet. Last week microsoft announced a few new devices, including a folding android-based device (which they claim is not a phone, but it is most clearly a phone).  It reminds me a lot of the knowledge navigator concept that Apple put together all those years ago (you know, when Apple was sort of out there and tried new things).  What I find interesting is that microsoft not only purchased Nokia to kill it off (I wonder where Symbia would have been today had they not been strangled to death by the acquisition) but also that they seem to have embraced Android.  Let's see where this goes.


 Comments
Stacks Image 18

Screen Cleaner by Google Files

 Permalink
This April Fool's joke is from Google proper.  While it's intended as humor...I could see self-cleaning glass in our future!


 Comments
Stacks Image 18

Google Tulip & Google Wind

 Permalink


This year's Google April Fool's joke...or at least one of them, is Google Tulip: using AI to translate plant communication to allow for human-plant communication.  It was pretty funny ;-).  While watching this yesterday, I also came across Google Wind from a couple of years ago, also from the same Google Netherlands team.  The Netherlands team seems to have quite a lot of fun making these ;-)





 Comments
Stacks Image 18

Hummus API

 Permalink

I must have watched this one at least 5 times already - pretty funny!  Need a Gyro API soon ;-) Yes, this is another April Fool's joke.





 Comments
Stacks Image 18

Google's bad joke detector

 Permalink
More April Foolin' - with Google's Bad Joke Detector (seriously saves space!)


 Comments
Stacks Image 18

Hardware-based GBoard

 Permalink
Only in Japan! (and for April Fools) :-)


 Comments
Stacks Image 18

Archive

 Mar 2021
 Feb 2021
 Jan 2021
 Dec 2020
 Nov 2020
 Oct 2020
 Sep 2020
 Aug 2020
 Jul 2020
 Jun 2020
 May 2020
 Apr 2020
 Mar 2020
 Feb 2020
 Jan 2020
 Dec 2019
 Nov 2019
 Oct 2019
 Sep 2019
 Aug 2019
 Jul 2019
 Jun 2019
 May 2019
 Apr 2019
 Mar 2019
 Feb 2019
 Jan 2019
 Dec 2018
 Nov 2018
 Sep 2018
 Jun 2018
 May 2018
 Apr 2018
 Mar 2018
 Feb 2018
 Jan 2018
 Dec 2017
 Nov 2017
 Oct 2017
 Sep 2017
 Aug 2017
 Jul 2017
 Jun 2017
 May 2017
 Apr 2017
 Mar 2017
 Feb 2017
 Jan 2017
 Dec 2016
 Nov 2016
 Oct 2016
 Sep 2016
 Aug 2016
 Jul 2016
 Jun 2016
 May 2016
 Apr 2016
 Mar 2016
 Feb 2016
 Jan 2016
 Dec 2015
 Nov 2015
 Oct 2015
 Sep 2015
 Aug 2015
 Jul 2015
 Jun 2015
 May 2015
 Apr 2015
 Mar 2015
 Feb 2015
 Jan 2015
 Dec 2014
 Nov 2014
 Oct 2014
 Sep 2014
 Aug 2014
 Jul 2014
 Jun 2014
 May 2014
 Apr 2014
 Mar 2014
 Feb 2014
 Jan 2014
 Dec 2013
 Nov 2013
 Oct 2013
 Sep 2013
 Aug 2013
 Jul 2013
 Jun 2013
 May 2013
 Apr 2013
 Mar 2013
 Feb 2013
 Jan 2013
 Dec 2012
 Nov 2012
 Oct 2012
 Sep 2012
 Aug 2012
 Jul 2012
 Jun 2012
 May 2012
 Apr 2012
 Mar 2012
 Feb 2012
 Jan 2012
 Dec 2011
 Nov 2011
 Oct 2011
 Sep 2011
 Aug 2011
 Jul 2011
 Jun 2011
 May 2011
 Apr 2011
 Mar 2011
 Feb 2011
 Jan 2011
 Dec 2010
 Nov 2010
 Oct 2010
 Sep 2010
 Aug 2010
 Jul 2010
 Jun 2010
 May 2010
 Apr 2010
 Mar 2010
 Feb 2010
 Jan 2010
 Dec 2009
 Nov 2009
 Oct 2009
 Sep 2009
 Aug 2009
 Jul 2009
 Jun 2009
 May 2009
 Apr 2009
 Mar 2009
 Feb 2009
 Jan 2009
 Dec 2008
 Nov 2008
 Oct 2008
 Sep 2008
 Aug 2008
 Jul 2008
 Jun 2008
 May 2008
 Apr 2008
 Mar 2008
 Feb 2008
 Jan 2008
 Dec 2007
 Nov 2007
 Oct 2007
 Sep 2007
 Aug 2007
 Jul 2007
 Jun 2007
 May 2007
 Apr 2007
 Mar 2007
 Feb 2007
 Jan 2007
 Dec 2006
 Nov 2006
 Oct 2006
 Sep 2006
 Aug 2006
 Jul 2006
 Jun 2006
 May 2006
 Apr 2006
 Mar 2006
 Feb 2006
 Jan 2006
 Dec 2005
 Nov 2005
 Oct 2005
 Sep 2005
 Aug 2005
 Jul 2005
 Jun 2005
 May 2005
 Feb 2005
 Dec 2004
 Nov 2004
 Sep 2004
 Aug 2004
 Jun 2004
 Apr 2004
 Mar 2004
 Feb 2004
 Jan 2004
 Jul 2003
 Oct 2000
 Jun 2000
 May 2000
 Mar 2000
Stacks Image 20