I've been having problems with RSS on my site. For now, I've managed to work around the issue, but you may need to update your feed URL if you subscribe to me (sorry).


Can any of you guys recommend an RSS feed generator please? The feed generation in Grav is pretty shitty, and the feeds don’t appear to be updating properly on my site.

I’m looking at some of my self-hosting guru friends, like @amolith

Thanks all!

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


Setting this new tank up behind my desk was a really bad idea - I'm literally getting no work done at all! 😃

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@killyourfm I get that companies like Forbes need to make money, but that is just plain ridiculous. Surely the experience puts a lot of readers off?

@killyourfm unfortunately I’ve had to remove your Forbes feed from my RSS as it’s just unusable on mobile.

Full size banners and ads litter the screen constantly. Here’s my experience from the last 2 minutes on Forbes:

1) Full screen cookie warning

2) Privacy policy notice and video ad, giving me 1/3 of the screen viewable (highlighted yellow)

3) Full screen video when scrolling

4) ANOTHER full screen banner asking me to subscribe

The Oscars are in their new home and generally happy it seems. One of them is still in a bit of a grump and refusing to eat though. I’m sure he’ll be fine soon.

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Apple's new iOS 13 includes 'Sign in With Apple' that allows you to login to supported apps more privately.

In this video, @JoannaStern explains why it is more private than reusing passwords, using weak passwords, or logging in with Facebook/Google. wsj.com/video/series/joanna-st

In a follow up to me writing about cookie tracking, here's some info on browser fingerprinting - kevq.uk/how-browser-fingerprin

Finally got the thing built and filled. It’s WAY bigger than my other tanks - buckets are no good here, I had to run the hose upstairs!

Now to wait a couple of weeks for it to do the ammonia cycle and we’re good to introduce Betty and Dice.

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Fun fact: you can't name any file anywhere in windows 10 "aux.txt" or "aux" anything with any extension, because it was a reserved name in CP/M before dos was a thing.

If you commit "aux.txt" to a git repo, you break it for windows users. If you distribute "aux.txt" in a zip file, windows computers cannot extract it without error.

I got a promotion in work this week, very happy indeed. One of the things I’ve always wanted since getting into the fishkeeping hobby, is an Oscar.

I went to my local fish shop today to get some supplies and they had a pair of GORGEOUS fire oscars (the exact type I’ve always wanted).

I had to have them, but they need a HUGE tank as they’re a foot long each. My promotion treat to myself - a new tank and the 2 oscars!

Fosstodon, meet Betty and Dice. 😁

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The best way to feel like you're doing science is to watch something for a minute, see something happen, say a decimal number devoid of context, and immediately write it down.

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Just re-upping this offer: because being comfortable with git is a barrier to entry to many FS/OSS projects, and because I care deeply about lowering those barriers, I will tutor anyone who asks for help with git, and/or connect them with any mentor(s) they might prefer.

I'll do this while I put energy and work into making the tool more approachable, and into making better tools and learning paths.

Boosts gratefully appreciated.


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Saw on reddit and had to share. If your site is bad enough to not allow pasting, it's also not worth manually typing my randomly generated 50 character password into.

I love this iPad. Getting a little more use to the pen now.

Playing with the my new iPad and Apple Pencil. Of course I had to draw a motorbike.

I know, I’m not very good, but I’m enjoying the learning experience.

I think I under estimated how much bigger the iPad Air is than my iPad mini! 🤣🤣

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