Successful upgrades complete. Pretty much painless even after this long.

Just updating from @opensuse Leap 43.2 to 15.1 via 15.0 ... don't mind me!

I'll consider not blocking ads when ads stop autoplaying *and* stop becoming vectors for malicious software.

Cripes, it's like mosquitoes lobbying humans to stop sleeping under netting.

Wife and I were Paul Bunyan and Babe, the lean, skinny blue ox for trunk or treat at our kid’s school. I think it turned out pretty well!

Just wanted to "reassure" you, Mastodon has no stock, sells no ads, and has no single company to be "in trouble". Twitter might be tanking, but we're all doing just fine here.

"Twitter is in trouble. Its stock just plummeted 20%"

Whoa ... updated @gnome Tasks is ... looking good! May need to consider how to utilize this.

So @gnome 3.34 on @opensuse Tumbleweed is pretty amazing. Just the speed increase is worth the upgrade.

Watched the latest Star Wars trailer. I'll go and see it, just for completeness sake, but I'm not hopeful. I grew up on the EU books and some of those would have been amazing as a starting point for a future franchise but what we got has been ... disappointing to me, at least. Open protocol and open source alternatives need to be the way forward. Tying residential housing automation to for-profit, subscription-based companies seems like a bad move and extremely short-sighted.

Feeling the cracks forming in my task management system I’ve been utilizing for the past five years. May be time to rethink things again.

I've been thinking about looking for some mentors recently (again), and this post makes me think that maybe I should start by just considering what the mentors would think of my questions. Crazy. I did a lot of creative writing in the early 2000s on Yahoo Groups and it will all vanish. Another nail in the coffin of trusting companies with the web. This article is really sticking in my mind this morning. I'm wondering if I have the proper outlook on what I need to be doing, what I need to be planning, what I should be handing off, and what I need to be actively eliminating.

Cleared out my entire reading list over the past week. That was 140 web articles, post, and pages I had saved over the past couple of years which I have now worked through. Feels good.

I jotted down some of the reasons why I don't use . I thought maybe some people may find it useful.

I wonder what the next set would be. What is the next thing I can self-host effectively?

Self-hosting my RSS reader has gone really well so far. BobRSS is working well enough for me to ditch Feedly.

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