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Tomorrow or the day after my website will be shutting down since my namecheap domain trial will end, that will include my matrix server (matrix.awesomesheep48.me) if anyone here talks to me on matrix, my new address is @awesomesheep48:matrix.org.

I propose to rename Smart TVs to "Shart TVs" to more accurately represent their function: for manufacturers to shit on the people who buy them.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
- Sounds more attractive
- More commonly-used

Service as a Software Substitute (SaaSS)
- Sounds potentially evil
- "Ass" in the abbreviation

This, right here, is why companies everywhere should not use social media alone for service status updates.

The fact that Proton's status page says we should go to Twitter for "more information" means that Proton is less accessible to folks without Twitter accounts. And that's no good.

PSA: you almost certainly do not need #CloudFlare, Fastly, Akamai, jsdelivr, and all the other CDN gatekeeping crap to keep your website up and running.

Using a static site generator would probably be enough. Deploying microcaching would probably be enough. removing some WordPress plugins and simplifying your site a bit would probably go a long way.

These are things that are within your control. Fixing a CloudFlare outage is not.

I miss Google Play Music.
YouTube Music is *very* dinky.

It's stupid when the artist name is the name of the rando YouTube channel that posted a copy of the song.

Good grief. 🙄

Now that the season is over, I have no clue what to do with all my free time.

I was thinking about the bionic reading thing that I saw here a couple of days ago, and was thinking I'd just create a silly script to generate those kind of documents from a text file, and here goes, very naive and stupid implementation, but it kind of works:

gist.github.com/sotolf2/1b1410

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