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Drat. I am still unable to post to my micro.blog timeline 😞

I thought this was a sign that I needed to fix something about how my rss feed is generated, but alas, the issue seems to be on micro.blog’s end.


5...4...3...2...1...BLAST OFF! Another rocket ship run! 🚀

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In reply to: johnny.decimal

Taxonomy is fun. Arbitrary numbering, however, is a wee bit problematic, maybe?

All (by which I mean most) of the websites I maintain for work now run a-okay under IE 11! 🕺

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In reply to: Anyone an Information Architect – Jorge Arango

Many of us who’ve used a greenfield Slack account to coordinate activities with a group larger than a couple of people have experienced this. The environment’s design makes it easy to spin up new channels. Without an agreed-upon ontology, the result is duplication and confusion. Eventually, someone in the team either self-selects or is assigned the role of Slack channel curator. Not quite a bottom-up structuring of the environment; rather, a bottom-up nomination for the top-down role.

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In reply to: The Virgin and the Data Center | L.M. Sacasas

It’s tempting to see in the repurposed church an allegory of sorts, science and technology vanquishing faith and religion. It may be closer to the truth, however, to see instead something more akin to a displacement: science and technology assume the place of faith and religion. And in this case, we might put the matter more pointedly, data and computing power assuming the functions and roles once ascribed to the deity—source of all knowledge and arbiter of truth, for example.

I fell off the micro.blog timeline for a bit. During that time my partner started a blog! check it out!


IE 11, hello there.

The most annoying part of working from home...really the only downside: my desk is in the attic while our modem and router are 2 floors down.

Not having a wired connection is bananas maddening sometimes.


Oh hey buddy -- here comes the snow.

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In reply to: Time to change your passwords: Data breach exposes 773 million email address, 21 million passwords - Liliputing

Much of this data was actually already available, but there do seem to be a substantial number of new email addresses and passwords in the list, so it’s probably a good time to check and see if your data has been involve in any known data breaches — and then change your passwords for all affected services.

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In reply to: Creating distraction-free reading experiences — Adrian Zumbrunnen

If you really want people to experience your content like a physical book, go print a book instead.

In reply to: GitHub - RSS-Bridge/rss-bridge: The RSS feed for websites missing it

You're not social when you hamper sharing by removing feeds. You're happy to have customers creating content for your ecosystem, but you don't want this content out - a content you do not even own. Google Takeout is just a gimmick. We want our data to flow, we want RSS or Atom feeds.

We want to share with friends, using open protocols: RSS, Atom, XMPP, whatever. Because no one wants to have your service with your applications using your API force-feeding them. Friends must be free to choose whatever software and service they want.

We are rebuilding bridges you have wilfully destroyed.

In reply to: Cheri Baker - I don't want to be a brand.

“You should write down your brand statement, and then EVERYTHING you communicate online (or around your customers) should be in line with that statement. In short, if it doesn’t advance your brand, don’t share or say it.”

And my heart rose up in revolt and shouted: F@CK THAT SH*T!

Angry Cat

Man with beard

Pictures were drawn this evening. "Angry cat," and "Man with beard."

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In the summer I make it to our post box everyday. In the winter I consider it a win if I make it out to that fridged postal outpost once a month... 📮🥶

Context: this thing is like 300 yards away from our house across a parking lot. I should really check the mail more often.

Prepare for ALL the hot takes on Slacks new logo.

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I received an email a few months ago that GoDaddy was in the midst of purchasing my current webhost, WebFaction. I have mixed to dubious feelings about GoDaddy, so I have slowly been choreographing and orchestrating a migration away from WebFaction to something else. The major focus of that move are the small number of client sites and services that I host, but this blog also needs to move.

Rather than move the blog as is to a new host, I'm thinking this is a fun opportunity to explore something different. Last night I signed up for blot.im.

So far it is pretty awesome. Potentially a bit laggy, but that may all be in my head. In the coming weeks I'm going to explore it a bit more, and see if it is a viable alternative to what I currently use...the biggest hurdle isn't technical, but emotional. Although my homespun CMS is wicked rough around the edges, it is one of the first working bits of code I ever wrote, in earnest, and I am rather fond of it -- it also works exactly as I want, which is nice. It is cozy. I am interested to see if blot can feel cozy, too, though.

In other news, due to a bug on micro.blog I'm currently unable to post directly to my timeline. I can only post replies for the time being.

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