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Don't πŸ‘πŸ» connect πŸ‘πŸ» your πŸ‘πŸ» TV πŸ‘πŸ» to πŸ‘πŸ» the πŸ‘πŸ» Internet!

Ever! Buy something - a Roku, an Apple TV, a PS4, an Xbox, a Raspberry Pi running Plex, *anything* - and use that as your video source. Don't ever use the TV's own Internet-connect apps. First, they're guaranteed to spy on you. All sly TV brands do this as far as I can tell. Second, they *suck* in comparison with what you get from a set top box.

Just don't do it!

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Just saw a job posting that looked like "Director of Product Disinformation at The Wikimedia Foundation" and thought I had found my calling.

Unfortunately it's "Director of Product (comma) Disinformation"

They want you to help prevent disinformation on Wikipedia.

I was hoping it would be a position where I could just make up shit about Wikimedia all day.

"Our Portland Offices are actually powered by tiny birds tweeting all day".

Everything is setup and working in the homelab and the house at large.

For some reason, the network cables plugged into the USB-C adapter for the work Mac was disconnecting everything off the switch when the USB-C plug wasn't connected to the MacBook.

Next project is to figure out how to sync audio for the Raspberry Pis scattered around the house with speakers. Currently they're setup per room for (mainly) Spotify playback. But I want to get the audio synced so they all play together.

Setup the new router today.
I redid my naming scheme and put the older devices and anything "smart" on the 2.4 GHz network.

I named it LAN Before Time. I'm pretty pleased with myself for that name.

(Silence of the LAN is the guest network.)

Router is this one, because I'm always curious when people talk about new toys:

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There must be an easy way to use the Android share to send a highlighted passage to WordPress and include a link to the page and title of the article.

Bonus points for Markdown.
Is it really this hard or am I just missing it?

FOSS Folks may be interested to hear the folks behind ReadTheDocs have launched EthicalAds. A privacy-focused ad network for developers.
(My brother is one of the founders.)

As my selfhosting projects continue to grow, I feel like it's time to move everything off the same IP range.

Anyone have a good tutorial on how?

I don't have any router besides a TPLink Archer C3200. I also have a Qnap NAS.
Ideally I'd like to set the proxmox box on it's own IPs. Put little things like Wyze cams and Rokus on another.

But I'm nervous to mess with my setup. I don't have as much time to tinker as I used to and there's some things I need to not break (Nextcloud and VPN).

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The Mariana Trench is one of the most inaccessible places on earth. Only a handful of people have ever made it there.

It has 391 reviews on Google.

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Duck season has begun! I was running a bit late for work this morning and lucky i was because in the walk from the carpark I saw this family of Pacific Black Ducks.

#bird #duckling #nature #photo #AustralianWildlife #PacificBlackDuck

Work uses Zoho Mail and I can't find a view I like. So I'm playing with different mail apps on the Mac.

Thunderbird is the current favorite. I don't want a client that does anything fancy.

I want to read/send/delete mail.

I bounce between Thunderbird, Apple Mail, Spark and the Zoho web client.

Still can't find one I like. Maybe I've worked too many years in Outlook Land.

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naming your router Pete and your wifi extender Repete

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Happy to the badasses keeping everything running.

Relevant xkcd: 705

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I have failed a lot today but accumulated so many experience points.

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Just a Bar-shouldered Dove on the clothesline with some nice rim-lighting from the morning sun.

#bird #nature #photo #AustralianWildlife #BarShoulderedDove

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Nearly every platform and service we use is a stack of hacks on top of hacks on top of hacks, and wearing a trenchcoat.

@kev Saw your post about the Codefund shutdown. This may be relevant to your interests.

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You can tell that big tech eats their users due to their starving when you are not around.

Twitter sends me an email about how it needs my attention. Pardon, that I "have [notifications] on Twitter". And I bet you that the only notification I have there is this stupid "in case you missed it" notification that you get when you don't surf twitter X hours a day.

Anyway, I enjoy the fediverse a lot more :) thank you people!

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TIL: In Firefox dom.event.clipboardevents.enabled can be used to prevent websites from blocking your paste (e.g. for a login form).


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