If I'm going to use Twitter, I'm going to use the Rainbow Stream client to make it look less intrusive.

On 01 Jan I took Instagram off my phone. On 08 Jan I took twitter off my phone. Smaller steps and incremental progress bring us closer to bigger change.

I am on a quest to make sure I'm using software that is at a minimum cross platform. The only software I have not found a replacement for is Day One Journal app. It's a great piece of software, but I can't find a Linux or self-hosted equivalent with comparable security. Anyone have suggestions?

I wouldn’t mind if the log4j train would slow down.

People are cranky about vaccines and I’m ready to be upgraded with some sort of Bio Linux injection

An ex I haven’t talked to in years reached out to me to let me know he’s restoring an old Digital Rainbow 100. We haven’t seen each other in over 25 years, don’t try to flatter me.

When you’ve been masking who you are to fit in and not appear to be too different for your whole life, it’s hard to know who you really are

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Moved from Ubuntu to OpenSUSE Tumbleweed on my desktop machine. It's been a delight and I say that without sarcasm.

I love setting up servers on Vultr. 30 minutes and I have a fully functional Debian server doing everything I want it to do.

When using my M1 Mac Mini I'm bored out of my mind. Windows 10 or 11? Not my jam. My Ubuntu MATE machine? I'm not bored, I'm engaged. Use what works for your wiring.

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Apparently the Facebook mobile app (not that I'd use such a thing) can obtain your location regardless of preferences by correlating the phone accelerometer motion with other users - such as someone in the same car.

This is the level of dystopia we are at.

I'm looking for recommendations for a new web hosting company. I currently use Machighway, but they apparently had a server migration go bad, are over 24 hours beyond their migration window, and have released NO communications to users. I can build my own server, but it'd ultimately be more expensive.

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There's somebody outside with a bullhorn yelling "Ladies and gentlemen of San Francisco, Facebook is dead and civilization is restored!"

Maybe Sheryl Sandberg is leaning in on the power switch to Facebook.

I am excited about the SpaceX Inspiration 4 launch today. The two in July were very meh; today four civilians are going up to orbit the planet for three days. That's pretty awesome.


When I first began coding I had to fit a point of sale program into a machine with around 4K of RAM. I'm always fascinated with what we could do with technology then.

I've been mentally distilling yesterday's Apple announcement. The iPhone 13 looks interesting, albeit evolutionary instead of revolutionary. I wish it had a USB-C port. The Series 7 watch is the same as the series 6 except for a tweak in the physical design. I was hoping for more there.

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A "podcast" behind a paywall is not a podcast.

A "podcast" that only one app can receive is not a podcast.

A "podcast" without a public feed that can be freely pulled into any podcast client or RSS reader is not a damn podcast, don't let people get away with calling it that.

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