Since joining #fosstodon I've realised that #blogging isn't dead, and even more so during the #100DaysToOffload series. So I've shut down my medium account, bought a cool domain 😂 and been working on a Jekyll setup that works for me. I have a few interesting technical posts in the pipe but my introductory post is a nostalgic look at my life in games https://cyb.org.uk/2020/06/09/my-favourite-video-games.html . Some initial encouragement and comments may lead to more regular posts from me! 😆
I think @gargron is making a big mistake here by signaling his intent to phase out the local timeline : https://github.com/mastodon/mastodon-ios/issues/221
Besides debates about what "diverse" means, it's taking away a major incentive for people to start and maintain an instance.
Starting an instance to host a community is appealing to some people.
Starting an instance to do free IT for a distributed server farm of homogeneous instances seems like a hard sell.
If we think that the general public care consider ideological reasons for choosing their Operating Systems, see the example of Pringles snacks.
The tubes aren't practically recyclable*, but people keep
a) buying them and
b) then chucking them in the recycling because they
1) actually don't really care
2) ignorant of the facts
3) don't see any side-effects of doing it.
*If you want to recycle pringles cans, you need to use a proprietary recycling point. and probably drive there too.
Please consider alternatives to #amazon . For many reasons, but here's a new one: https://www.itv.com/news/2021-06-21/amazon-destroying-millions-of-items-of-unsold-stock-in-one-of-its-uk-warehouses-every-year-itv-news-investigation-finds
My kids are asking me for #KDE on their laptop because they want wobbly windows that shatter into pieces when you close them. Do not underestimate the power of these kind of features to win users and make computing and tinkering fun!
Ran "uptime" command on a production #VM today before taking it out of service. Got quite a surprise. This thing has been vmotioned around various locations during scheduled power cuts many times in its life
arguably azure can be excluded as its not a CDN pillar but aws and azure run a lot of websites too.
There are only five "computers" on earth. turn them off and the internet breaks
2007: As the sea of business and scientific data rises, computing power turns into a strategic resource, a form of capital. "In a sense," says Yahoo Research Chief Prabhakar Raghavan, "there are only five computers on earth." He lists Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, IBM, and Amazon. "Few others can turn electricity into computing power with comparable efficiency."
Finally got to take the week in #cornwall that i had to postpone from 2020 due to travel restrictions. Nice to get away from the city
My suspend/resume issues have gone away since this recent #nvidia driver update. Here's hoping. "Fixed a bug that could prevent a system from resuming from suspend when DisplayPort activity occurred while the system was suspended."
Just noticed that my #bash tips #blog post got featured in the command line lurve section on the excellent #ubuntu #podcast this week (around 27 mins mark) https://ubuntupodcast.org/2021/05/14/s14e10-stars-grew-firmly/
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