@karan No, I hadn't really looked at it before. Will have a peek at them now.

Yay, finally managed to cancel my monthly donaton to my previous Mastodon instance I no longer use. Now I can donate to instead!

@karan Useful article, thanks. I still buy music on CD where I can, so I own it outright, then rip it to FLAC for use on my devices.

Big accomplishment this evening: finally removed all documents and personal info from drive.

No more:
Gmail - βœ…οΈ (fastmail)
Gmaps - βœ…οΈ (openstreet map)
Google Search - βœ…οΈ (searx)
Google Analytics - βœ…οΈ (none)
Chrome - βœ…οΈ (brave or firefox)
Drive - βœ…οΈ (NAS in the basement + Dropbox backup)

Next step is review nomoregoogle.com/ to see what other Google products I'm forgetting.

@jlj I hadn't realised that but you are right. Images of text are a nightmare for accessibility (hardly anybody alt-tags them), and they're so garish and in-your-face. Nice to get away from there in here!

I really like the toot feed I get from people I follow. I also like the instance feed. The global feed not that much since it's chaos πŸ˜€ I like that you can simply block an annoying bot/reposter-maniac and continue enyoing the content. Don't remember being on a such well self-curated platform ever. Also people are nice and helpful no matter what topic discussed. Kudos to all of you making it a welcome place! πŸ‘‹

@patcoll Well done, Pat. I tried a few years ago but gave up. Keep meaning to have another go!

@kev @aqueleviniciusmedina Oh good, because I stuck in my profile (which it claimed it honoured) but it still kept sending me new follow requests. Not ethical behaviour.

@utahcon Have you read this blog post from @kev ? kevq.uk/keybase-zoom-and-me/ TL;DR: he recommends wait and see, which is what I've decided to do too.

@BalooUriza Handy link, thanks. I'd not see that site before. Looked at my local town and cleared most of the fixes already!

@chartonjeremiah I feel your pain. The other day I updated some software, pinned it to the taskbar, whereupon Windows deleted all my existing taskbar icons irretreivably. Never a dull moment!

@motive I use Brave as my second browser. It covers things where I need a Chromium browser instead of Firefox, but without the Google tie-in of Chrome.

@neildarlow You could have ended that last paragraph at issues! πŸ˜‰

I’m wondering if a Known export will import into micro.blog OK. I guess I could try and see if it broke, but before I do does anyone have any experience of doing this? Thanks.

@ataraxia937 I came at them via the record label 4AD. I was a big Cocteau Twins fan and Throwing Muses signed to the same label in the UK. The Real Romana was the first album I bought of theirs, and have never looked back since!

Of all the free music I've found on the internet, 50footwave.cashmusic.org/power has to be my favorite. It's not metal this time, try it out. Kristin Hersh is a rock goddess.

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