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- Adopting Rian Update

I met with my lawyer about getting special power of attorney of Rian, to essentially adopt her with parental consent without it being an "adoption".

This is because the alternative, DSWD, has no guarantees, and if it weren't decided in my favor, we would lose her.

Unfortunately, SPA wouldn't work really because in the Philippines, the parents cannot sign away their parental rights.

We're trying to find other options before continuing with DSWD.

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Hi, I'm Joseph. I'm 25 years old, a owner; , , married, have 2 kids & a dog, & living in the .

I'm a user that enjoys & deploying alternatives to popular services - my latest being .

I came to PH for vacation & ended up not wanting to leave after doing work with . Now I help kids living in poverty & my wife & I are trying to adopt one - an 11 year old girl named Rian.

NewPipe randomly shows an unknown video playing in the background and if I press it, the app appears and then closes. Strange issue.

Coworking spaces at 4am are interesting. There's 6 people sleeping on the floor in the bean bag area.

Anyone know of an email client that handles bad connections better than Thunderbird?

I sent an email, it was successfully sent, and then I lost connection. It said it was trying to save it to my "Sent" folder. Regained connection, and it still was trying to save it to the "Sent" folder. It never did successfully save it. I know it was successfully sent though because the recipient replied to it.

I spent some time the past 3 days setting up a server with VestaCP for my wife's website, fixing the random bugs that popped up during that process, and setting up a plugin to make a static version of the Wordpress blog.

Thanks for the static plugin idea @kev   😃. I'm using Simply Static.

I'm using GasMask on macOS to automatically update my hosts file with one of these:

Is there anything like this for Linux?

Medical tests complete :D. Now I just need NBI clearance and certificate of residency from the barangay, and then I can speak with DSWD again.

Currently at the doctor's office waiting for some testing, including a chest x-ray. It's a requirement for Rian's adoption.

People that left NextCloud, where did you go?

Apparently the universe has decided I should have food poisoning today. 🤢

CJ really deserves a home and a real family. Life is so unfair to him and the other kids living in poverty, and it's hard knowing that no matter how much I do and how much I sacrifice, I can't save all of them.

There needs to be a major change, whether it's through the government, or some amazing charity organization with much more money than . These kids deserve better.


CJ is still staying with us. He still has a cough, but he's mostly fine. I'm actually typing this from a Starbucks at the hospital, while my wife waits at his pediatrician's office for a follow up.

The issue now is that CJ doesn't seem to want to leave. He calls my wife "Mommy", and my kids are asking for him to be their brother.

I'd consider adopting him, but it's already so complicated with Rian. Not sure the gov would allow it, and I'm not sure what to do 🙁.

The only place I could get reliable internet today was at a co-working space. Spent $7 for the day. Not a bad use of 7 bucks I suppose.

I'm actually enjoying KeePassXC this time around. Being able to define multiple window titles has allowed me to avoid using a browser addon.

I tried to use QuteBrowser for the day now that I'm giving KeePass a try again. Doesn't seem that I'll be able to stick with it though.

1. It doesn't work properly with Inoreader.

2. It doesn't work with livechatinc at all.

3. I can't find any way to import history or bookmarks. I've seen mentions of an, but I don't know if that's a built in function some where or what. I downloaded the .py file and tried to use it on its own, but keep getting errors.

Giving KeePassXC a try again, but moving data between apps is a pain. I had to manually add my TOTPs to it and I still need to manually add all my software keys to it.

If I'm going to keep trying different password managers, I should probably store my software keys in something else. I'm thinking maybe in a text file that I keep on next cloud or something.

I need some parental control on Android 5. Any app recommendations?

A FOSS blog recommending the installation of proprietary software amuses me.

The difference between macOS and Linux kernels:

Interesting read. I didn't know anything about the history there.

There's a new food and grocery delivery service in the Philippines called HonestBee but it refuses to run without Google Play Services. Really disappointing.