Heck, even the Google Home Mini use case is not clear for me! At least it's not a one trick pony and I always taught myself to use it for a few things (news, reminders, alarms). We'll see if I can make it part of my life.

I'm browsing Samsung SmartThings, trying to create myself a need, but I can't. This all seems vapid and useless.

Kinda seeing the point of smart, programmable, thermostats. Not seeing much of a point to smart lightning.

Impressed by Google Assistant. Very much less impressed by the current lineup of "smart" devices which all seem to be as smart as to allow you to control them sitting on your couch. Those products won't change my life. Controlling my household lightning by sitting on my couch won't change my life.

Now rocking one of those BlackBerry Android phones with a keyboard. My typing has improved already.

Last night of theoretical singleness. Tomorrow single in practice as well as in theory.

Ex g/f of 19 years is moving out this week. Next week at the same time I'll be celibate in practice after going through 3 months of theoretical singleness, still living with her.

Google is killing Inbox. I was an early adopter. I'm really annoyed. Gotta get used to Gmail again. *UGH* (Don't @ me with suggestion of not using GMail please it's not useful)

For those that wonder, I did manage to make Android mount and use a DVD drive but once it's mounted it refuses to eject it.

Going to see what the people behind Android x86 have done about that.

I know we all should collectively hate ESR but I still love his jargon file. I think we should restart using *plonk* as a word to say to someone getting getting blocked.

I will be trying this on Facebook and confuse the hell out of everyone.

Everyone's here seems to be working on changing the world and I'm just here trying to get Android to mount a CDROM.

I feel I need to take a stand on this as it's the talk of the town: never really got what's the big deal with Will Wheaton. Not really caring much what's happening to him.

I'm creating a Twitter account again. I forgot how powerful it was to get local news. I love Mastodon but it really doesn't have much reach in my area. I'm going to focus my use of Twitter on this exclusively though.

the subtle shift in the ambient noise emanating from your computer as you close a resource intense program

boost if you agree

"mastodon was down"

nah y'all, mastodon.social was down! other mastodon instances were fine!

consider getting accounts on smaller instances and so we can have a network of nice little communities. mastodon works best when moderation is distributed among many instances!

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Mastodon for Tech Folks

This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!

We adhere to an adapted version of the TootCat Code of Conduct and follow the Toot Café list of blocked instances. Ash is the admin and is supported by Fuzzface as a moderator.

Hosting costs are largely covered by our generous supporters on Patreon – thanks for all the help!