Saturday, July 01, 2023

Bombs with blinking lights. Obsidian? Harvard. Bluesky.

July 1, 2023 · 179 words

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Dammit I just lost an hour on Mastodon even though I’m supposed to be “off” social media. I have nothing to show for it, either. It’s insidious! I lost my head for a second and thought maybe I’d do the whole “Emacs from scratch” thing again. This time, I tried the new beta branch of Crafted Emacs because I like their approach on the new version. But yeah, it’s beta and things broke and I’m not good enough to troubleshoot....

June 10, 2023 · 137 words

Sunday, June 04, 2023

Being away from social media is good for me, but I hate it. Kicking video games to the curb. TheBrain for my PKM system…or not.

June 4, 2023 · 315 words

Withdrawing from social media

Oh goody, another “Why I’m leaving social media post”! Feel free to skip this one. We’ve all read many like it.

May 28, 2023 · 299 words

I'm weary of all social media

Twitter was the place I liked to be from 2006 until 2022. Or more accurately, it was the place I liked to be from 2006 until around 2015. After that, it was the place I felt I needed to be. Still, I managed to curate my Twitter feed well enough to avoid most of the awful bits. I’m a CIS white male, which made it easier of course. Then Musk happened....

April 27, 2023 · 576 words

Another Mastodon move

I decided that a single-player Mastodon instance isn’t ideal. It’s overkill for one person, and it’s lonely! The #local feed is just me shouting to myself. That’s no fun. What’s the point in having a giant Rails app with all sorts of moderation tools, user management, and monthy costs if it’s just me? That’s what I thought, so I’ve moved. First, I considered heading back to The vibe there is kind of what it’s like to be in my head, but it also ends up feeling a little narrow-scoped, if that makes sense, so I decided against it....

April 14, 2023 · 177 words

Wavelength Messenger

This is not a review, but I wanted to jot down some notes after a few days in a new app that I’m enjoying very much: Wavelength Messenger. You might like to read John Gruber’s post for details. My wife believes that I have some kind of processing disorder that causes me to quickly become overwhelmed by too much simultaneous input. She discovered this after several visits to the local Costco....

March 30, 2023 · 480 words

Mastodon move

In mastodon technology Shutdown, Ash Furrow writes: I have sad news that I have decided to shut down the instance. In accordance with the Mastodon Server Covenant, the server will be shut down no earlier than December 1, 2022. Ash Furrow I’ve been on the instance for nearly 5 years. It’s been great, but given the coming shutdown I needed to find a new instance. I almost gave up on the whole Fediverse....

October 7, 2022 · 151 words

Twtxt and

I’ve played on and off with twtxt a little and keep the feed out here: Here’s a snippet of my old twtxt.txt file… 2017-10-15T08:45:06-04:00 Hello, this is a test from twtxt 2017-10-15T08:54:53-04:00 Testing the post_tweet_hook to see that it copies the file to my server 2017-10-15T09:11:16-04:00 Moving my public twtxt.txt to because it seems fitting there 2017-10-15T16:24:10-04:00 Fun with text tools today 2017-10-16T07:17:40-04:00 Good morning, several people! It’s a fun, simple idea; just a text file as social media feed....

January 30, 2021 · 353 words